The Mandalorian Season 3 premieres in just over a week and the story will take off from the ending of The Book Of Boba Fett. As of now, Din Djarin is in possession of the Darksaber. In the trailer for Season 3, Din is shown with a group of Mandalorians.
He emerges from what looks like a cave, and in the background he’s heard questioning what Mandalorians stand for. It sounds like Din has stepped into his leadership position. Technically as the rightful owner of the Darksaber, he is the Mand’alor and can rule the planet. However, leaving the Darksaber aside, Din has grown tremendously as a character from the start of season 1 to the end of The Book Of Boba Fett. He’s shown qualities of a great leader. Here are some reasons why Din makes an excellent leader for Mandalorians:
He has great communication skills
Despite being a loner for most of his life, Din has the ability to get to the point and explains himself quite clearly. He’s not one to mince words. Whatever he thinks, he’ll say it. Clarity is required in leadership. Leaders can’t give mixed signals, and Din has never been one to do that. From communicating with the common man, to his enemies and his child, Din adapts to the situation with ease. So whether it’s clan Kryze, Clan Vizsla, or anyone else, Mandalorians will find Din’s message to be clear and on point.
He works well with others
This is evident from Season 1, Chapter 4 all the way to the end of Season 2. He doesn’t care who he’s working with, and once he has formulated a plan of action, he delivers results quickly. He helped the people of Sorgan with their problem, he worked together with the people of Mos Pelgo and the Tuskens to solve their Krayt Dragon problem, and he works alongside Bo Katan and her friends with ease. Din even formed a great partnership with Ahsoka in Chapter 13, “The Jedi” to deal with the Magistrate. The bottom line, this guy can work with anyone from Tuskens, to regular citizens, Mandalorians and Jedi. He is someone who can work with every Mandalorian to come up with a solution for their people.
Despite abiding by a rigid moral code, he seems like someone who can grow and change. When needed, he removed his helmet for Grogu, he worked together with Mandalorians he seems to have very little in common with such as Bo Katan, and he has seemingly accepted the Darksaber in The Book Of Boba Fett, despite willingly handing it to Bo Katan at the end of Season 2. From being a reluctant father figure to becoming a protective father, Din is a character that only knows growth. Whatever Mandalore needs, Din will be flexible enough to provide it.
He is a man of honor
Din is trustworthy and has integrity. Throughout the series, he has delivered on his promises. Boba Fett helped him rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon, and Din returned the favor in The Book Of Boba Fett. He was ready to fight alongside Boba to the bitter end. He won’t lie and betray his people if he’s given the chance to rule Mandalore, that much is certain.
He’s developing motivational skills
Based on the Season 3 trailer, it sounds like Din is asking Mandalorians to come together and figure out who they are and what they’re fighting for. “Our people are scattered, like stars in a galaxy. What are we, what do we stand for?” Din asks. These are the exact questions all Mandalorians need to ask themselves, and ones Din obviously wants answers to. Din can open their eyes and help them see where all Mandalorians have gone wrong, and this is the first step to getting it right.
Fans will get to see Din Djarin returning in The Mandalorian Season 3, beginning on March 1st on Disney+.