In the third season of The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and Grogu, the boy he raised as his own, is on a quest for redemption. Din wants to go to Mandalore so he can swim in the Living Waters and get back in good standing with his tribe.
As we saw in the second episode of The Mandalorian's third season, it's not easy to get to Mandalore. What was once a prosperous and thriving planet when we last saw it in Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now a radioactive wasteland. What happened? How did Mandalore fall apart?
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Why did the Great Purge Happen in Mandalore?
Mandalore's story has changed a lot over the course of the Star Wars movies. There have been many problems in the world, from civil wars to the final Siege of Mandalore, but there is much more to the story.
Whenever Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) shows up in The Mandalorian, she talks about how she tried to take back the planet with the Darksaber but failed, but she doesn't say much about the disaster that ended her rule.
During the Great Purge of Mandalore, the Empire tried to wipe out the whole civilization. Even though the event happened quickly, it had been coming for a long time. Palpatine wanted to take control of the planet and its valuable beskar mines as soon as the Empire grew.
After Darth Maul was defeated, clone troopers were sent to Mandalore to keep the peace. They were told to move in and take over. The leader of the newly freed planet, Bo-Katan, refused to follow orders from the Empire.
He was replaced by Gar Saxon, who was loyal to the Empire. Mandalore was ruled by the Empire for a long time because of Saxon. But Star Wars: Rebels tells the story of Mandalorian student Sabine Wren, who made an Arc Pulse Generator that could be used to make Mandalorian armor work against the wearer.
Sabine was horrified by what the Empire wanted to do with it, so she destroyed it and ran away to join the rebellion. The Empire, however, rebuilt the arc pulse generator.
How Was Mandalore Destroyed?
Bo-Katan gave the Darksaber to Moff Gideon during the fights that night. The Mandalorians were spread out and didn't have a place to live. And the mines were shut down, which made beskar hard to find.
Some of the valuable substances did make it back to the Empire. In Season 1, an ex-Imperial gives Din beskar as payment for getting Grogu. The Armorer thinks they got the beskar during the Night of a Thousand Tears.
Many stories exist about what happened to the planet. After it was destroyed, Mandalore was thought to be too dangerous to live in, and the Mandalorians were afraid to go back to their old home.
In the first episode of Season 3, Din thought this was true. But when he gets to the planet and tests the air, he finds out that was not true. Migs Mayfeld, earlier in the show, thought Mandalore was gone like Alderaan was after the Death Star, but that's not true either.
The planet is still there, but no one lives there and it is in ruins. Din is one of the first people to come back, even though many Mandalorians still think the rumors are true. The creatures that attack R5 and the Mythosaur in Season 3 Episode 2: “The Mines of Mandalore” show that Mandalore can have life.
It also shows that humans will be able to breathe on the planet after Din gets there. Even though the Empire did a lot of damage, that doesn't mean Mandalore can't be fixed. Now that the Darksaber is back in play and Din has been able to put an end to the rumors about the planet, there is hope that the Mandalorians can finally go home.
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