“Well…here I am.”
He was only seen on the final episode of Firefly, but he was impressive. I rank him higher than Boba Fett on my list of bounty hunters, if I had such a list and I do, because people are always asking me who is my favorite Star Wars character is and are surprised when I don’t say Boba Fett. Why would he be my favorite, he got ate by a giant stomach in the middle of the desert. Early, while he may have been last seen floating away in space got defeated by River; she is better than a jedi. This happens after subduing the rest of the crew. If I remember correctly Boba Fett did not even take out Han Solo, he was given Han Solo as a gift, by Darth Vader, who did take out Han Solo. Yes, I said that and I meant that, which means that Early who was taken out by better than a jedi ranks higher on any list of bounty hunters than Fett who was taken out by a stomach, a non-mobile stomach at that. Plus E comes before F.
In terms of Star Wars Edge of the Empire, Jubal is presented as a rival, not a nemesis, only because when we see him in the show he is obviously capable, but he is still defeated on his first encounter. This doesn’t mean that Jubal could not become a nemesis, but that initially the players should think of him as yet another bounty hunter. When he comes back…well then they will change their tune. Below are his stats as a formidable rival. In another post Jubal as a nemesis.
Brawn 2 Agility 3 Intellect 3 Cunning 2 Willpower 2 Presence 2
Soak 4 Wounds 12 Strain 12 Defense 0
Brawl 3 Melee 1 Ranged (Light) 3 Astrogation 2 Coercion 2 Computers 1 Piloting (Space) 2 Stealth 3 Knowledge (Outer Rim) 1 Knowledge (Underworld) 1
Waxing Philosophical (Early talks a lot to disorient his opponents, he makes a Coercion check adding a setback die to each opponent that can hear him)
Firespray Patrol Craft; Blaster Pistol (Damage 6; Critical 3; Range Medium); Padded Armor (Defense 0; Soak +2); Comlink; Electronic Lock Breaker; Binders