Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 3, episode 7.The Mandalorian Season 3, Episode 7 introduced Moff Gideon’s new Dark Trooper armor, as well as a stormtrooper armor clearly influenced by Mandalorian Supercommandos. Moff Gideon is back from Giancarlo Esposito with a vengeance The Mandalorian Season 3, after he escaped from the New Republic. Episode 5 hinted at a Mandalorian connection to the forces that broke into it, as fragments of Biskar were found in the prison transport.
Moff Gideon of the New Republic is hiding out on Mandalore itself, which is a smart decision given that the Empire’s bombing disrupted the planet’s electromagnetic field, making it impossible to scan the planet. The Mandalorian Season 3, Episode 7 further reveals that he was a small cigar, using metal (or alloys thereof) to make his ends. There are new stormtroopers, whose armor is clearly influenced by the Mandalorian Supercommandos who served under Darth Maul, and Moff Gideon is wearing something a little more cool.
Moff Gideon’s soldiers wear armor affected by Mandalorian Supercommandos
Star Wars: The Clone Wars He introduced viewers to the Mandalorian Supercommandos, a sect of warlike Mandalorians who were loyal to Darth Maul during his brief reign of Mandalore. Once Maul was destroyed, a Saxon clan upheld the mantle of Supercommandos by pledging loyalty to the Empire, and donning white Imperial stormtrooper-like armor. Gideon’s Men continue this trend in reverse, with stormtroopers donning Biskar armor – complete with design elements (particularly the helmet) reminiscent of the super commandos.
It’s hard to say how much of Biskar is used in the armor worn by Moff Gideon’s stormtroopers; While some seem to be able to handle more shots than normal storm troopers, others are handled quite easily. This may indicate that the Pescars are of low grade, or that they were only given partial protection. In any case, these storm troopers use tactics distinct from the Mandalorian – most notably their signature jetpacks. These allow Moff Gideon’s stormtroopers to descend from the sky, claiming the fabled high ground. There is, of course, a degree of irony that such an innovation could be found in the imperial forces only a few years later Return of the Jediwhen the resistance forces were surprised by the jet belts in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – after several decades.
Moff Gideon’s Dark Trooper special armor
Moff Gideon’s original armor was inspired by Darth Vader, but has now been reworked into what he refers to as the new Dark Trooper armor. This represents a fusion of his Imperial pride and interest in Mandalorian technology, with an ominous design clearly intended to frighten the Mandalorians and remind them of their past defeats at the hands of the Empire. The helmet is deliberately attached with rivets reminiscent of Darth Maul, another nod to the Mandalorian Supercommandos, who wore similar horns to prove their loyalty to Maul. Even the similarity to Maul was predicted earlier The Mandalorian Season 3, Episode 7, in a scene where Gideon walks to meet the Shadow Council – directly through bright red plasma doors similar to those seen in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Moff Gideon’s new Dark Trooper armor is made from the purest piscar, meaning it’s resistant to both explosive fire and flashlights – the latter especially important given his terrifying reaction to Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian Season two finale. Featuring the traditional wrist gauntlets and what appears to be a Kneepad missile launcher, meaning Moff Gideon is now heavily armed. He too has the usual Mandalorian jetpack, allowing him to escape when the battle against him begins. There is a measure of irony in the fact that he asked three imperial guards to protect him, when in Pescar he is extremely difficult to kill, and is able to escape.
Will the huge empire produce dark soldier armor?
Moff Gideon refers to the Dark Trooper’s armor as if it were a prototype, and it’s clear he intends to mass-produce it for future soldiers. The last generation of Dark Troopers proved incapable of dealing with the Jedi – those droids were easily destroyed by Luke Skywalker – but Mandalorian technology was literally designed for such a struggle. It’s very possible that Moff Gideon’s experience with Luke Skywalker inspired him to create a new generation of Dark Troopers, ones he thought wouldn’t fall so easily.
However, the fate of Mandalore is unclear. Mandalore is completely absent in the sequel trilogy, which makes its prominence in this earlier part of star Wars The schedule is very strange. It’s interesting to note that Moff Gideon’s Supercommando-inspired soldiers wear a design more like First Order troops than the Empire, indicating that some elements of his design will be preserved. However, the stormtroopers in the sequel trilogy clearly don’t wear piscars, as they fall more easily. It’s reasonable to assume, then, that the Empire lost access to Mandalore in the process The Mandalorian She explains why Moff Gideon’s successors never used this rare alloy – and why the soldiers of the Dark Forces were forgotten.
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