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    The Mandalorian’s Darksaber Twist is what Star Wars fears most

    The Mandalorian The end of Season 3 destroyed the Darksaber, showing more than daring star Wars sequel trilogy. Created by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi, the Darksaber became the Ancestral Blade to lead the Mandalorian people. Whoever wins the Darksaber in combat becomes the rightful ruler of all Mandalorians.


    Giancarlo Esposito Move Gideon shocked viewers The Mandalorian The Season 3 finale, when Darksaber is crushed while being held captive by Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze. He intended it to be a deathblow to Mandalorian culture, but underestimated his enemies. Bo-Katan’s vision for Mandalore is of more communal people working together, setting aside the relentless individualism imposed by the Darksaber’s rules. Narratively, however, the decision to destroy the Darksaber is definitely a surprising one – and a bold one, too.

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    The Mandalorian dared to destroy the legendary lightsaber – unlike the sequel

    Din Djarin and Bo-Katan with his Darksaber in The Mandalorian Season 3, Episode 6.

    It was a statement before The Mandalorian To destroy such an iconic lightsaber. Darksaber has a long history in Star wars She appears in several TV shows, most notably Star Wars: The Clone Wars And Star Wars Rebels. They’ve been around for over a thousand years, effectively dictating the terms of Mandalorian culture. Destroying it would be like destroying the Mandalorian version of Excalibur, with the loss of all the mythology surrounding it – but it allows for a dramatic reinvention of Mandalorian society.

    The decision to destroy the Darksaber seems to be an implicit criticism of the sequel trilogy, which presented Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber as a similarly legendary relic – he was literally responsible for inviting Rey to venture into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. was destroyed in Star Wars: The Last Jedicreating a potential reinvention of the Jedi Order itself, however Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Give up on that idea. Rey repairs the lightsaber, and uses it again in the battle against Kylo Ren and Palpatine, before burying it in the sands of Tatooine.

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    The Mandalorian’s daring is better than the rise of the Celestials

    Ray with a yellow lightsaber in The Rise of Skywalker.

    The Mandalorian He hasn’t shied away from taking risks and rewriting the status quo in rather dramatic ways, from the moment Jarren first captured the Darksaber to Reclaiming Mandalore. This grit stands in stark contrast to the sequel trilogy. last jedi Dare to try and take the franchise in new directions, but Lucasfilm made a quick course correction with Celestial Rise. The contrast between the different blades is clear, almost symbolic of these decisions. or not star Wars You will continue to show the same kind of daring as The Mandalorian.

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