Legends of Mandalore: Star Wars’ most legendary Mandalorians from the Old Republic

Shae Vizla Korriban (Mandalore the Avenger). Photo: Lucasfilm.
Shae Vizla Korriban (Mandalore the Avenger). Photo: Lucasfilm. /
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The Mandalorians have become one of Star Wars’ most popular groups since the introduction of Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Since then, the Mandalorians’ appearances have expanded into comics, video games, and animated series’, as well as live-action series like The Mandalorian on Disney +.

This article contains a list of some of the most well-known Mandalorians from the Expanded Universe/Legends, specifically, those from the Old Republic era.  Among these entries is a chronological listing of all of the Mand’alors, the sole ruler of the Mandalorians. Lastly, we have included a couple of entries of the most prominent Mandalorians to have served under these rulers.

10 legendary Mandalorians from the Old Republic

Mandalore the First. Photo: Lucasfilm.
Mandalore the First. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

1. TE SOL’YC MAND’ALOR (Mandalore the First)

Group Affiliation(s): Crusaders

Height: 6′ 6″ (2 meters)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kilograms)
Species: Taung
Gender: Male
Eye Color: Yellow
Hair Color: None
Skin Color: Grey

Homeworld: Roon

Occupation: Conqueror/Raider, Mand’alor
First Appearance: Star Wars Insider # 80 “History of the Mandalorians”

Character History:

Te Sol’yc Mand’alor (Mandalore the First) was the original leader of the Mandalorian people who led them to the planet that would later bear his name. Mandalore the First conquered the planet’s apex predator, the mythosaurs, and carved a helmet from the sternum of one of the fallen beasts. This helmet called the kyr’ bes, or “Mythosaur skull” became a symbol of power that the Mandalorians used to recognize the greatest among them.

Powers/Skills: Mandalore the First was an expert hunter, had superior leadership skills, and possessed heightened senses, super strength, super speed, and durability due to his species natural advantages.

Armor/Weapon(s): His nigh-invulnerable armor was organic in appearance, and his weapon of choice was a mythosaur axe, a fan-bladed war axe carved from a mythosaur’s bones — just like the kyr’bes.

Mandalorian Origins: The Mandalorian culture was partly inspired by Germanic Tribes (Goths, Vandals, and Vikings) as well as the famous Greek warriors, the Spartans.