4. Moff Gideon
Every story needs a good villain right? I mean, what would the original trilogy be without Darth Vader? What would the prequel trilogy be without Jar Jar Binks? What would the sequel trilogy be without Kylo Ren? These are iconic characters we loved to hate. Characters that provided genuine risk to the storyline.
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The Mandalorian took the long road to get there. First it was Werner Herzog, but he was rather passive. It was the bounty hunters, but they were unorganized.
When Moff Gideon came on, you just knew that it had hit the fan. Here was a true baddy, with a demeanor that can get lesser men to tinkle themselves. He was intimidating the moment he stepped into screen. And he lived up to it with stoic behavior that only barely tip-toed into anger, but even in that small bit of anger that we saw, we saw a threat. Someone who was not going to be easily done away with.
That’s the kind of person that becomes a serious imposition to the hero quest. And The Mandalorian got it.
On to No. 3.