Among the main characters of the Mandoverse, the character whose past has been the least explored is Din Djarin. Every other character, be it Ahsoka, Sabine, Ezra, or Boba Fett, has a very well-etched-out backstory. Djarin’s past is sketchy, but thanks to the updated Galaxy Map which features in Pablo Hidalgo’s new book, Star Wars: Dawn of Rebellion, that could soon change.
Din Djarin’s home planet, Aq Vetina, is seen in The Mandalorian Chapter 1, Chapter 3, and Chapter 8 of Season 1. Aside from these live-action appearances, Aq Vetina was confirmed to be Din’s home world in a sourcebook titled The Star Wars Book. Din has never talked about Aq Vetina, and flashbacks featuring the planet and his parents stopped after Season 1. Since then, fans have been curious to learn more about Din’s past. However, Season 3 did little to enhance our knowledge of the character. The only detail Din mentions to Grogu about his past is that he was raised in Concordia, but very little is known about his home world of Aq Vetina.
Now that Aq Vetina has been added to the Galaxy Map, it means that not only is it an important planet, but Din’s importance to Star Wars canon made it necessary that his home world be included. This may be a positive sign for anyone who hopes that Din Djarin’s past will be explored in Season 4. Perhaps, Din and Grogu will pay a visit to Aq Vetina and this will lead to some flashbacks of Din’s childhood days there. At some point, Din should tell Grogu about his parents as well because along with being a Mandalorian. Din is now officially a father, which makes his parents Grogu’s grandparents.
Furthermore, Aq Vetina’s location on the map holds a lot of significance. It’s quite close to Dathomir, the home of the Nightsisters. Is it possible that a connection between Din Djarin and the Nightsisters is on the cards? It would be very interesting if it turns out that something very important happened on Din’s home planet that he may or may not be aware of.
It should also be noted that in all the flashbacks of Din’s childhood, he and his parents are clad in bright red robes. Red is a pretty rare color in the Star Wars galaxy as most characters are seen wearing neutral colors like beige. However, the Nightsisters have always worn red robes, as seen in The Clone Wars and Ahsoka. Perhaps, the choice of color for Din and his parents’ robes is deliberate. This raises the question of who Din’s parents were. Should the coming season focus on his backstory a bit more, it should provide an added layer of depth to him as a character.
Along with Din’s backstory, another question that needs to be answered is why the Mandalorians were on Aq Vetina in the first place. Why did they venture that far away from Mandalore to save a child? Are there other foundlings from Aq Vetina? Perhaps, Din is the only child they saved that day, but if that’s the case, it certainly warrants an explanation. Did the Children of the Watch have their eyes on Din and is he, in fact, someone very special? These are all questions to ponder as the strike comes to an end and production on The Mandalorian Season 4 gets underway in the coming weeks. Hopefully, Aq Vetina’s place on the Galaxy Map is the beginning of bigger things to come in Din’s story.
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