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The Mandalorian - Season One - * SPOILER THREAD * — Page 6

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Z6PO said:

How can you kill such a giant rhino beast with such a small knife ?

He probably made an educated guess as to where the beast’s carotid artery was.

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Tobar said:

Z6PO said:

How can you kill such a giant rhino beast with such a small knife ?

He probably made an educated guess as to where the beast’s carotid artery was.

No bleeding ? Instant death ?!

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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Z6PO said:

Tobar said:

Z6PO said:

How can you kill such a giant rhino beast with such a small knife ?

He probably made an educated guess as to where the beast’s carotid artery was.

No bleeding ? Instant death ?!

Yeah I thought maybe he hit the artery too for a split second, but the no bleeding out quickly changed my mind. I still think it’s must’ve been poison. Or maybe he hit the brain (in the neck…?)? Poison still makes the most sense to me.

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I mean, poison was Pedro Pascal’s signature move on Game of Thrones. Perhaps it’s a nod to that.

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I like the setup of subverting expectations. We heard Mandalorian and thought kickass bounty hunting and instead we’re going Star Wars does Mr. Mom and people are onboard with it.

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To be fair… I think ROTJ first subverted expectations for our beloved and badass bounty hunter…

But yeah I agree, episode two overall gave me reassurance that the character struggles to get what he wants and earns it.

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Yeah, one of the great things about episode 2 is it’s fully cementing that this won’t be the boring badass dark and gritty Mandalorian power fantasy that I (and I’m sure others) feared. The inclusion of possibly the cutest creature ever in a piece of Star Wars media seems like a nice middle finger to those who say Star Wars shouldn’t be cute or kiddie in anyway.

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timdiggerm said:

  • Was Yaddle absent from the council during AOTC & ROTS because she was on maternity leave?

Yoddle: A Star Wars Love Story

Make it so, Disney. And make it X-rated.

TRANSMODERNISM > POSTMODERNISM > MODERNISM > PREMODERNISM

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regularjoe said:

I like the setup of subverting expectations. We heard Mandalorian and thought kickass bounty hunting and instead we’re going Star Wars does Mr. Mom and people are onboard with it.

This is actually exactly in line with one of the directions I thought they might go. A lot of lone fighter stories tend to ape Lone Wolf and Cub. As such, I was a little disappointed they went that route but the execution thus far has been fantastic.

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Some beautiful artwork up on the official Mandalorian twitter page - https://twitter.com/themandalorian
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Even expecting “lone wolf and cub” I was genuinely moved by this 3rd episode. I honestly don’t think I’ve been moved by anything in Star Wars since Vader’s death in '83

“Yes, it speaks of the trinity; casting light at the sun with its wandering eye”

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I enjoyed episode 3, though not as much as 2. All the stuff with the Mandos sort of made my eye twitch. Hope they don’t just become ‘generic warrior race’ and lose the dimensionality of the animated shows.

The fact that they literally just redid the armor/flashback montage from episode 1 kinda just made me laugh. And the only piece of new information was that the attack was caused by the Separatists, which, really, could have been easily assumed just based on the timeline and the Mandalorian’s hatred of droids.

Anyway that aside it’s a fun direction the show is going in and I’m excited to see what happens next.

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I’ve never had a ton of patience with the Filoni/Favreau mandos. The proud warrior race thing just isn’t my cup of tea. The less time spent in that enclave the better, as far as I’m concerned.

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joefavs said:

I’ve never had a ton of patience with the Filoni/Favreau mandos. The proud warrior race thing just isn’t my cup of tea. The less time spent in that enclave the better, as far as I’m concerned.

I agree, though I thought the other shows did a good job balancing it out with the pacifistic Mandalorians. I hope that we see some of that come through in this show, though I guess I doubt it. I’ll be kinda bothered if he never takes off his helmet too, that was a pretty silly bit when they said they never ever take off their helmets.

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I think it’s an interesting turn for the Mandos. George really turned the established Mando culture on its helmet when he decided to tackle them in the Clone Wars. After his departure Dave has slowly brought them more back in line with what the EU had established.

From what we’ve seen so far, I think the evidence would suggest the Empire nearly wiped them all out. And the survivors believed the reason for this was the abandonment of their old ways. And so now they’ve rededicated themselves to those ancient ways that made their people great originally.

I’m really enjoying these glimpses of their current society.

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Yeah, I know fans of the EU mandos didn’t like the interpretation they were given in the Clone Wars, but illustrating the culture that isn’t static, but evolves with the times, makes them feel more like a real, organic society.

Chronologically, the last thing we saw was in Rebels when some Mandalorians banded together to rebel against the Empire. I’m wondering if that rebellion didn’t turn out well and the Empire stomped them before they fell, leading them to have convents spread across the galaxy living in the shadows. Because why would they be living that way if Mandalore was liberated by the Empire?

Speaking of which, I wonder why they continue to live that way if the Empire is “gone”? Does an opposing Mandalorian faction control their homeworld? Apparently the heavy Mandalorian that confronted him was a Viszla.

The whole thing with never taking off his helmet makes me wonder if that custom has been readopted in the desperate times to preserve their culture, or if someone that isn’t born into the Mandalorian culture has to not remove their helmet around others as a right of passage. You are not a true Mandalorian until the only face you recognize is your beskar.

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Also wanted to say this episode adds extra depth to Chapter 2 with The Egg the Mando delivers to the Jawas and how watching in disgust as they tear it apart reflects the child and what he fears the Empire might do it.

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joefavs said:

I’ve never had a ton of patience with the Filoni/Favreau mandos. The proud warrior race thing just isn’t my cup of tea. The less time spent in that enclave the better, as far as I’m concerned.

That’s too bad, I think they’re one of the best parts of the franchise and I’m always grateful to see them expanded upon. Filoni as always has done a great job of giving them depth.

After George ruined Boba, I had to go somewhere.

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

END OF LINE

(It hasn’t happened yet)

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So after watching the recap at the beginning, and then seeing him use the knife again in episode 3 it finally dawned on me that it’s a vibro-blade (I actually thought his hand was shaking in fear or exhaustion when he held the knife out against the space rhino). So maybe it wasn’t poisoned? I still don’t know that I buy being a vibro-blade is enough to have taken out that huge animal but, you know, mystical space tech… so, maybe?

I enjoyed episode 3 but 2 is still the best so far. I’m enjoying the mandalorian culture so far. I watched the whole clone wars cartoon series on Netflix a while back, but I really don’t remember many details. I wish the jet packs had more sparky and smokey rocket flames a la ROTJ Boba Fett instead of the clean, soulless cgi rocket flames we got…

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RogueLeader said:

Also wanted to say this episode adds extra depth to Chapter 2 with The Egg the Mando delivers to the Jawas and how watching in disgust as they tear it apart reflects the child and what he fears the Empire might do it.

Interesting idea you bring up. He doesn’t seem disturbed by the Jawas eating the egg, and even comically shakes his head. Could still mean what you suggest, even so.

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Hal 9000 said:

RogueLeader said:

Also wanted to say this episode adds extra depth to Chapter 2 with The Egg the Mando delivers to the Jawas and how watching in disgust as they tear it apart reflects the child and what he fears the Empire might do it.

Interesting idea you bring up. He doesn’t seem disturbed by the Jawas eating the egg, and even comically shakes his head. Could still mean what you suggest, even so.

Interesting, I hadn’t thought of that. Entirely possible that he’s becoming moved at how disposable the culture around him really is. The fact that he’s a bounty hunter in the first place seems to suggest he’s at least trying to help the greater good. He collects bounties on known or dangerous criminals, so he’s not evil-hearted.

He’s rough around the edges and has no problem killing if it helps him succeed or survive, but he isn’t ruthless. I think seeing the bassinet in the garbage sparked his concern that the baby was going to be killed. I suspect he sees the baby as innocent and isn’t willing to turn his back on it, not wanting to cross the line and lose his humanity (for lack of a better term).

Plus, the baby saved his life. That clearly carries some weight in his world. He may not understand the baby and its power, but he understands it’s not evil or dangerous.

Enjoyed the episode. I’m not super fond of seeing too many Mandos or their home enclave, but I’m fine if it’s only an occasional visit. It will be interesting to see what he does with the baby now that he’s rescued it. He knows nothing about it other than it’s seen as dangerous to people he knows are bad. He has some detective work to do in the coming weeks. Looking forward to the journey.

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So this episode also hinted at that the New Republic is a joke, more or less.
Very satisfying to see him return to get back the baby. I love the little touches of visual story telling; the part where he’s thinking about the baby messing with that orb and then deciding to do the right thing, bravo!
Somewhat confused as well when it comes to the Mandalorian society. Who’s out to get them if the Empire is gone? Why was Boba Fett associated with the Empire? Boba just a special exception and proceeded to kill other Mandolorians? (Never caught up with Rebels)

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Yeah, it seems to imply that the New Republic’s territory and influence seems to be limited to the Core worlds, at least in the five years after the Battle of Endor.

Regarding the Mandos, I also am not sure why certain Mando enclaves are in hiding despite the Empire having fallen years ago. I’m wondering if a rival faction of Mandos (or an Imperial warlord?) are in control of Mandalore, but they (like the Death Watch) are still in hiding. Or maybe they follow a certain nomadic tradition and their small numbers resulting from the purge is what compels them to stay underground for the time being. I’m guessing we’ll learn more as the show progresses. In Rebels, we see that the Mandos were starting to unite to take on the Empire, but this show sort of implies that their rebellion may not have gone well.

Boba was never in Rebels, but according to the new canon, Boba Fett never was technically a Mandalorian, but only wore the armor, so he had no allegiance to Mandalorian culture.

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I’m currently imagining that after the Empire completely crushed the Mandalorians in response to their attempted rebellion (The Purge, as it’s apparently called), the survivors went into hiding. They’re staying hidden, despite the fall of the Empire, because they’re waiting to recuperate some strength before trying to retake their homeworld. They’re too few, too vulnerable 5yr-post-ROTJ.