Here’s why Din Djarin should learn about the force from Grogu

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Din Djarin really needs to expand his understanding of the galaxy, and a good place to start would be by learning more about the force from Grogu. It makes a lot of sense because after all, Grogu is force sensitive. Since he is now Din’s apprentice, understanding his abilities and what guides them would probably help Din when he’s teaching him.

There’s also the matter of the interesting dynamic between them. Their relationship has been very balanced so far. Grogu saved Din many times and he did the same in return. Din gave up Grogu and let him go training with Luke, and in return, Grogu left everything and came back to his father.

Their relationship is a very balanced one, so if Din will be mentoring Grogu, Grogu can offer something in return as well. It’s of course harder for Grogu because he can’t speak yet, and he’s nowhere near the rank of a Jedi Master, but there would be something very special if the first person he ends up passing knowledge of the force to is his own father.

It’s also been shown in canon that a Mandalorian can learn about the force to some extent. Sabine has done it in Rebels and has been shown in the official trailer of Ahsoka, igniting a green bladed lightsaber which is probably Ezra’s. Actress Natashia Liu Bordizzo has confirmed that she received lightsaber training for the series and, so she’ll definitely be using a lightsaber pretty often, to go along with her Mandalorian moves. According to Bordizzo, Sabine will also try to understand the mindset required to use a weapon like a lightsaber.

The benefit of understanding the force is that may strengthen Din and Grogu’s own bond even more. It may also help Din out in a difficult situation. We know Gideon already produced an army of his own force sensitive clones. If force sensitive stormtroopers or other soldiers working for the Empire become a thing, beskar alone may not be enough to defeat them, an understanding of the force itself may come in handy.

Also, we can’t deny how hilarious it would be for someone like Din, who was raised by Mandalorians and knew of nothing apart from that life before meeting Grogu, to start learning about the force, something which is completely invisible, and totally unlike the weapons that hang from his own belt. If there’s anyone who can teach him, it’s Grogu.

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