The Mandalorian season 2: Who died?

The Mandalorian chapter 15 "The Believer"
The Mandalorian chapter 15 "The Believer" /

Did anyone die during season 2 of The Mandalorian? Let’s see who lived and who survived.

The Mandalorian, a.k.a. the current hit of the Star Wars world, managed to do something that many shows simply can’t: created an even better season than its previous one. From new friends to old foes, season 2 brought us many spectacular moments that I’m sure we will all be reliving far into 2021.

But with a show that’s based on Western and samurai themes, it’s only a matter of time before some death will cross the main characters we all know and love. So, here are all the deaths we saw this season on The Mandalorian season 2.

Warning, major spoilers below…

The biggest loss of The Mandalorian season 2

“Chapter 14: The Tragedy” brought us some of the most heart breaking moments of the season, as young Grogu was taken by Moff Gideon once again. Well, the word “tragedy” was in the title after all. But in many fans’ opinions, there was actually another sad misfortune in this episode. And that is the destruction of the famous ship we have seen since the start of the series, Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest.

Right before the Dark Troopers take Baby Yoda away, Gideon destroys the ship in an explosion of fire, leaving nothing left of the vessel except for our memories of Din and Grogu’s adventures. After numerous rebuilds and lightspeed chases, Mando’s famous ship will surely be missed in the future.

Followers of the Empire

With the rise of the infamous Empire once again, and Moff Gideon’s need to get his hands on everyone’s favorite child, it was extremely likely that Mando and the rest of the team were going to cross paths with countless storm troopers and friends of the Empire along the way. And they did, with countless storm troopers facing their end.

The well-known actor Titus Welliver made a cameo this season playing the captain of an imperial ship that Mando, Bo-Katan, Koska Reeves and Axe Woves infiltrated. Moff Gideon gave the captain and his two officers a strict message that the ship could not be taken, causing Welliver’s character to shoot his subordinates. Mando and the others then reach the cockpit, and while Bo-Katan is trying to force the captain to tell her the location of Moff Gideon so she can get her Darksaber back, he then kills himself so he can’t be used for information.

Another episode that brought great new additions and a character death was “Chapter 13: The Jedi.” Mando and Grogu head to the planet Corvus, searching for the Jedi Ahsoka to help train The Child. While there, Mando and Ahsoka run into trouble with the ruler of the city, Imperial Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth and her lieutenant, Lang. While Ahsoka is busy fighting the Magistrate with her epic lightsaber skills, Mando is busy with a classic Western standoff with her lieutenant. After it looks like Lang is about to stand down and lower his weapon, he gets his other weapon out and tries to fire at Din, but Mando gets the jump on him and defeats him first, with a quick death.

“Chapter 15: The Believer” brings a former foe of Mando, criminal Mayfeld, allied with Din to find the location of Moff Gideon’s ship so that he can find Grogu. The pair faced and defeated many pirates before they finally made it to their destination, an Imperial mining hub on Morak. Mayfeld then comes face to face with his old Imperial commanding officer, Valin Hess (played by Richard Brake), who proceeds to gloat about the deaths the Empire committed during Operation Cinder. Unable to hear this, Mayfeld kills him, causing troopers at the hub to fire at them, but the pair manage to escape with the help of their allies.

A post-credit death

The finale of season 2 brought triumphs, tears and amazing character comebacks. But, one of the most surprising and fascinating moments was the post-credit scene with Boba Fett and Fennec Shand. The pair take over Jabba the Hut’s palace on Tatooine and Fett kills Bib Fortuna, then sitting on his throne. Original trilogy fans will remember Bib from Return of the Jedi, who was Jabba’s closest associate. We will just have to wait and see what will come of this scene next year in December of 2021 in the exciting spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett. 

This season also brought us a series of interesting new and familiar creatures with swarms of spiders killed and a massive Krayt Dragon that Mando scarcely managed to take down in the season opener.

Luckily, none of the deaths this year were any of the main characters, so fans were spared the heartache of seeing another IG-11 or Kuiil die. It’s safe to say we got our heartache in different areas this season, such as the goodbye between father (Mando) and son (Grogu) for example in the finale.

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This season proved to be a successful part two for the series that manages to consistently exceed all expectations, and I’m sure the next part will continue to impress just as much as this one.