After Chapter 21 of The Mandalorian Season 3, it’s become fairly obvious that The Armorer can’t really be trusted. Either she has a plan, or she’s changed her heart over the helmet rule overnight. If you’re Din Djarin, you should have quite a few pressing questions for The Armorer. Her actions shouldn’t sit right with him.
Din’s strict adherence to the Creed has been what the whole show has been about. He’s had to balance that with his growing love for Grogu, and eventually, that love outweighed his loyalty to the Creed when he removed his helmet not once, but twice for Grogu’s sake. In The Book Of Boba Fett, Din faced the consequences of his actions when he revealed that he had removed his helmet. The Armorer told him that he was no longer a Mandalorian, and could only be redeemed by bathing in the living waters on Mandalore.
Fast forward to Season 3 and Din took the risky trip to Mandalore, and with Bo Katan’s help, found the living waters and took a plunge. Luckily he wasn’t eaten by the Mythosaur while he was down there. Din took proof of having bathed in the living waters and The Armorer declared that he had been redeemed. She also declared Bo Katan had been redeemed when she didn’t have the intention of seeking any sort of redemption.
Now, things have gotten even more puzzling with The Armorer being totally cool with Bo Katan removing her helmet. Apparently, Bo walks “both worlds” and will now go on a quest to bring all exiled Mandalorians together so that they all may retake Mandalore. That’s fine, unless you’re named Din Djarin. If you’re the guy with the Darksaber, who went through all sorts of guilt and then went on a journey to be redeemed, you should be downright outraged. Was it all worth it?
It’s time for Din to begin questioning The Armorer’s actions. Rather than following her blindly, perhaps it’s time he reevaluates his loyalties. Was it correct to be declared an “apostate” for removing his helmet to save a foundling? Not to mention, The Armorer never really asked him why he removed it.
Overall, The Armorer’s complete 180 on the helmet should be something for Din to ponder. His blind adherence to the Creed won’t work going forward, especially if The Armorer, someone he obviously trusts, is acting all shady.