Pedro Pascal at the launch event for Season 3 of "The Mandalorian" held at El Capitan Theatre on February 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)
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How The Mandalorian Dealt With Clone Wars Lore That Contradicted Season 1
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for
Season 3 of "The Mandalorian."
In Season 3 of "The Mandalorian," Din Djarin travels to Mandalore to bathe in the Living Waters because he violated his sect's rule by removing his helmet in front of others. However, other Mandalorians like Bo-Katan Kryze do not follow this rule, causing a split within the Mandalorian ranks (both now and during its history) and making the helmet issue a central theme of the show.
Creator Jon Favreau addressed this contradiction with other "Star Wars" media, after all characters like Satine Wren in "Star Wars Rebels" or Jango and Boba Fett have been seen without helmets. Favreau confirmed that both realities exist within the same universe and that the series would explore the tensions between these different Mandalorian sects.
Favreau said the team drew inspiration from "allegories in the real world, historically" to create a narrative around the warlike culture of Mandalorians and their varying adherence to dogma. Whether Din concludes that his sect is imposing something that isn't helpful or that the idea of sticking to rules for faith's sake is the better choice for him remains to be seen.