Bounty hunters are mercenaries for hire who tracked down and captured or killed anyone with a price on their head. The best bounty hunters are very well armed and have very effective weapons, making them even more dangerous. There were, however, plenty of incompetent specimens throughout the galaxy, lacking any real skill but wishing to get rich quickly or simply seeking adventure.
Bounty hunters occasionally work alone, but typically form partnerships. Partnerships between bounty hunters can be very dangerous business, though, as some valued their personal gain, vendetta or survival over and above their companions. The greatest of all partnerships is the Bounty Hunters Guild.