Tarre Vizsla was the first Mandalorian ever to be inducted into the Jedi Order, thousands of years before the events of The Phantom Menace. But were there other Mandalorian Jedi after him? Are there others around at the time The Mandalorian takes place, and we just don’t know it?
Has there been more than one Force-sensitive Mandalorian in Star Wars history? There’s at least one we don’t talk about enough …
Korkie Kryze is the correct answer, thank you very much. If you subscribe to the fan theory that he’s actually the son of Obi-Wan Kenobi (a Jedi) and Satine Kryze (a Mandalorian), the odds are quite high that he would be both a Mandalorian and Force-sensitive. Not that every child of a Force-user has to be too, but he’d be a great candidate.
We … don’t actually know where he is at the moment. But let’s try not to think too hard about that right now.
There’s actually probably a reason we don’t often hear about Mandalorian Jedi. The two factions historically don’t get along. Even if a Mandalorian child were to show signs of Force sensitivity, it’s probable that, culturally, their parents wouldn’t even entertain the idea of letting them study the ways of the Jedi.
When the Night of a Thousand Tears ruined Mandalore as its people knew it forever, it probably became as dangerous to be a Mandalorian as it would have been to be a Jedi at that time in history. Both groups were heavily oppressed. Even the Children of the Watch — where Din Djarin comes from — had to form tight alliances in order to survive the Empire’s wrath.
Grogu could change everything moving forward, however. Luke Skywalker did his best to make the youngling choose between the Jedi path and the Mandalorian way, but Baby Yoda “why not both’d” that sentiment super hard in The Book of Boba Fett.
Perhaps he’ll be the one to unite the two conflicting factions together for good.
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