This Mandalorian (so far) is nothing like Boba Fett and is a man with ethics and morals. A Mandalorian with a heart and a code.
We’re well into The Mandalorian now with two episodes down, and while we still don’t know enough about him to figure him out completely, there are little clues in each chapter that are beginning to fill in the gaps. One thing has become quite clear, and that is that this Mandalorian (so far) is nothing like Boba Fett. This Mandalorian is soft!
This article assumes you have already watched both episodes of The Mandalorian – spoilers ahead if not!
“Baby Yoda” (even though it isn’t, we’ll overlook this nickname for now) is slowly bringing the Mandalorian out of his shell and we love every minute of it!
The ending to episode one was a sure sign that this guy is not as hard as his rugged Mandalorian exterior may suggest. In episode one, we are clearly shown that this man has morals and ethics and lines that he refuses to cross, such as terminating a child for a bounty (unlike IG-11 who ended up with a blaster hole in the face).
So just who is “Baby Yoda?” This is the question of all questions right now. One that nobody can really answer. There have been guesses, all of which do not fit with the timeline that The Mandalorian is set in (I’ve seen both Yoda and Yaddle mentioned in fandom circles).
We do know that Baby Yoda is force-sensitive, just like Yoda and Yaddle, but very little else. Like the Mandalorian, we have very few details to work with, but I think that is what makes it all the more exciting – the unknown! One thing we can say for sure is that regardless of who Baby Yoda is, the Mandalorian has already altered this child’s future, hopefully, for the better.
After watching two episodes so far, there is no doubt in my mind that Din Jarren (if that is his name!) is nothing like Boba Fett.
Not only do they not share the same code of ethics, but our new bounty hunter seems to be a man just doing what he can to survive. Boba Fett, on the other hand, seemed to be nothing more than a ruthless killer with only the bounty on his mind. He didn’t care about working with Darth Vader or the Empire, just as long as he got paid.
‘Mando’ hunts like a bounty hunter but he, doesn’t act like one. And isn’t there a saying that “the actions maketh the man?”
Can a bounty hunter indeed survive without being heartless and ruthless? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if the Mandalorian’s ethical code becomes his undoing. It might make him a better man, but how will it impact his professional development in the bounty hunter’s guild if at all? Here’s hoping that The Mandalorian doesn’t end up like Boba Fett in the future.
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