The Mandalorian "The Sin" 22-Nov-19 S01E03

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  1. MacThor

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    OK, I just binged the first three episodes - so many SWU questions.

    Was Jango Fett a Mandalorian?
    I thought it was the Empire that wiped out the Mandalorians, not the Jedi. Why were they at war with the Jedi? What happened to "We're keepers of the peace, not soldiers?"
    The small squad of Mandalorians at the end seemed pretty formidable. Granted, they were fighting bounty hunters, who don't generally work as a team. But it seems like an army of Mandalorians would be pretty difficult to wipe out, don't you think?
    Is there something I should watch/read to provide a frame of reference? I've never watched any of the shows before, just the movies.

    Also, specific to this episode - when he was trying to escape with the baby, what triggered the first "blast" which exposed his position to the Stormtroopers? I rewatched the scene 3 times - the 2 STs enter the door, he backs up to hide, and then there is a blast that alerts the STs and they start firing. But they are not looking in his direction or firing their weapons.
     
  2. IndyJones1023

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    Regarding the last point, Mando smashed something with his elbow to make the troopers look in that direction while he snuck around.
     
  3. dcheesi

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    In the old Expanded Universe content, at least, Mandalorians of yore formed larger bands bent on conquest. It's only in the modern era that they adapted their martial culture to fit into galactic society, by becoming mercenaries, bounty hunters, etc.

    So it could be that the Empire (or the Republic before it) forbade them to congregate in large groups? That would explain trying to hide their numbers by not all going out at the same time.
     
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  5. Craigbob

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    Neither Jango Fett nor his clone Boba were Mandalorian. For a good reference on Manadlore and it's culture you should watch the Clone Wars (starting in Season 2) and Rebels. They are canon and go into quite a bit of detail about them.
     
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  6. IndyJones1023

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    Wait, how is neither Fett Mandalorian?
     
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  7. Craigbob

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    In short, he was disavowed in The Clone Wars as being a Manalorian by the govt. of Mandalore they stated he was a common mercenary who either stole the armor or is using a copy made of durasteel not Beskar.

    Here's a couple of links that explain why neither one is a Mandalorian:

    Jango Fett

    No Star Wars Fans, Boba & Jango Fett Are NOT Mandalorians
     

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