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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION...

Many people became familiar with Mandalorian's through the TV show, The Mandalorian. While this may have been a casual fan's first foray into the Mandalore people, their history dates back thousands of years (in canon) and a few decades in real life. Based entirely on the cool design of Boba Fett from the Original Trilogy, George Lucas, Dave Filoni, and the whole creative team at Lucasfilm have taken one character and expanded them into an entire culture with arguably more popular characters, a planet, and more. Let's explore everything that has to do with the Mandalorian's. 

THE TIMELINE

Explore the timeline of significant events in the Mandalorian history.

9991 BBY

A barren desert with a giant cave opening in the midle

This year started the origins of Mandalorian's, as first seen on the planet of Mandalore in the Outer Rim Territories. They are ruled by the Mand'alor.

1050 BBY

A green statue of a Mandalorian named Tarre Vizla with his eyes closed and a family crest on his helmet

Tarre Vizla, a human brought into the Mandalorian clan, creates the iconic weapon, The Darksaber.

42 BBY

Duchess Satine stands confidently in a blue outfit with a guard on each side of her

The New Mandalorians, led by Duchess Satine, spark a civil war by encouraging Mandalore to become pacifists, rather than warriors.

22 BBY

Jango Fett from Attack of the Clones fires a blaster at someone off screen

The Clone Wars begin, featuring millions of Clones modelled after Mandalorian Jango Fett. Introduces the world to Boba Fett, the famous clone/son of Jango.

2 BBY

Sabine Wren, with purple hair and orange armor, holds the darksaber up to divide her face

Sabine Wren finds the Darksaber & begins training with it to try and unify the Mandalorian people once again.

Imperial Era

Imperial Droids search the destroyed remnants of Mandalore after a bomb attack

The Great Purge of Mandalore occurs, devastating the planet and driving away any surviving Mandalorian's.

FAMOUS MANDALORIANS

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Din Djarin

The Mandalorian stands against a beige wall holding Grogu in his arms

Bo-Katan

Bo-Katan unmasked looks startled at something off screen

Jango Fett

Jango Fett poses with his blaster on a solid blue backdrop

Sabine Wren

Sabine Wren confidently looks up while holding the Darksaber in her hand

Pre Vizla

Pre-Vizla stands masked and looking at something with a mountain in the distance

The Armorer

The Armorer stands near open flames while fully masked

MANDALORE

The planet Mandalore (pale green, no large lakes) floats in the starry empty galaxy

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO MANDALORE?

Bo-Katan Kryze accepted the Darksaber from Clan Wren, taking it as a symbol of her status as leader of the resistance. The Darksaber can only be transferred to a new owner if won through combat, so many were horrified that Bo-Katan would simply accept it. Those who disagreed with her taking it believed that her action would lead to the destruction of Mandalore. 

Whether or not it was Bo-Katan accepting the Darksaber, Mandalore did fall. The Empire realized that they would never be able to overthrow the Mandalorian government & take control for themselves, so they opted to purge the planet. 

With a massive attack destroying both the surface & the Mines of Mandalore, the Empire effectively wiped out the majority of Mandalorian's, with only few surviving. Those who did survive mostly blamed Bo-Katan for dooming their planet. 

COMMON QUESTIONS

ANSWERING SOME COMMON QUESTIONS

Why do some Mandalorian's remove their helmet, while others can't? 

Din Djarin belongs to a religious group of Mandalorians who never remove their helmet as proof of their dedication to their group. Not all Mandalorian's believe in proving yourself that way, thus they can remove their helmets.

Why do Mandalorian's say "This is the Way"?

Just like "May the Force be with you" and "I have spoken", Din Djarin & his Mando friends repeat "This is the Way" quite a bit. The answer as to why is actually very simple: it's just confirming with each other that the reason they do things is to follow the way of their people. Not taking off your helmet? This is the Way. 

Why do Mandalorian's wear Beskar armor?

Beskar is one of the strongest, if not the actual strongest, material in existence. As we see in the show, it can literally withstand the force of a lightsaber attacking it. This makes it not only rare, but incredibly important if you were to say, go up against someone with the Darksaber.