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Does Mando play a supporting role in his own show?

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by Diego Lucas, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. Diego Lucas

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    The season 2 of Mandalorian is in the moment, 6 episodes, great season, but also, with some classic characters of EU, and Ahsoka and Boba Fett, but in some moments, i really forget that Mando exist, Grogu of course for many, is the big star of the show.
    What is your opinion about this?
     

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    I disagree. The established characters are just episode guests and of course they should shine a bit than be wasted. The main story focuses on Grogu but Din is a very big part of it and he shines in every episode whether it be badass action moments, character development, mandalorian stuff or interacting with Grogu in such a father figure and guardian protector way.

    I for one never forget about Din and enjoy his presence at all times. He may be boring or something to some but I love the serious action badass that doesn't talk much and is mysterious behind a helmet. Such a western gunslinger type character that is cool with some shadiness because of being a bounty hunter and a mandalorian. I f'n love that as I love me star wars including bounty hunters and mandalorians and love westerns. The samurai elements sprinkled in is a huge bonus as I love old Japanese culture including samurai!

    People love to disect and analyze all matters of filming and behind the scenes film making but all I see is simply awesome new live action star wars content that features now one of my favorite star wars characters in Din Djarin with great allies and adorable but also very interesting foundling!
     
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    Din is the typical Western hero, man of few words. As Tony Soprano might say, he’s like Gary Cooper. ‘Whateva happened to Gary Coopa??’. However, his growing bond with Grogu is the essential thread of the story. Whilst we may never get a flowing, emotional monologue from Din - his feelings are more conveyed in his actions.

    You’re right in a sense that his journey allows for the illumination of characters like Bo Katan, The Marshal and Boba.

    Boba was the original badass that was nearly mute, but through his interactions with Din, we now know he’s a man that cares about heritage, honour and identity.
     
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    Every episode a new prominent guest star was a bit much, I agree. And it would have been nice if we gotten to learn more of Mando's upbringing and that he was raised by so called fanatics.

    But I am positive that everything will get it's deserved screentime.
     
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    Nope, not at all. Din is always at the core of the show. This season we knew he'd cross paths with some significant characters wether because he went looking for them or because he & Grogu become targets, he's been tested and had some losses but he's still managed to survive and find purpose.

    "Endure and survive"
     
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    I see him basically as revan, or the exile, or any dark souls protagonist, just a audience surrogate, but with a bit more personality.
     
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    As a huge fan of western movies (the Dollar trilogy, OUATITW, etc.) and their predecessor, Samurai movies (Yojimbo, Sanjuro, The Twilight Samurai, etc.) I have to disagree here. Mando is not the typical western hero or a Samurai type of character.

    In the classical western movie (and Samurai movie), at first the hero may step back to let the events unfold, but in the end he's the one who's smarter than everyone else. He played them all, without any true help by others. In those movies there are not really any supporting characters.

    The modern western epos is different of course.



    But to answer the question- I really don't know... The show should really focus more on Mando and his story.
     
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    You have an interesting thought. I do think that Filoni and Favreau realize they can use this show to incorporate story elements to help fill in gaps in the overall Star Wars lore. While Din may not be the focus of each frame of film, I really enjoy getting to see the Star Wars universe expanded through Din and his experiences.
     
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    You should also watch Lonewolf and Cub which is a closer comparison to the Mandalorian show. Careful some brief nudity in the beginning:



    When will his hellish journey end?

    For those that have subscribed to HBOMAX, there are a couple of episodes of Lonewolf and Cub in the glorious widescreen format... enjoy.

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    Yeah what he said!
     
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    I was about to post a thread like this, but someone beat me to it.

    Yes, Din Djarin is being overshadowed greatly by the supporting cast in his own show, first with Bo Katan, then with Ahsoka, and now with Boba Fett. I have personally reached the point where I no longer care about the “main” story but instead want to know more about Boba Fett’s backstory or why Ahsoka needs Grand Admiral Thrawn (though I suspect it has to do with Ezra.)
    As for the Mando and Baby Yoda?
    I have accepted Moff Gideon wants the baby for nefarious reasons involving the biological manipulation of the Force (which was mentioned early in season 1). There really is no mystery, though the specifics are a bit shady. I are far less interested in the “big” picture and more in the “small” parts.
    And personally I think Disney/Luasfilm made the same mis-step with Rebels; I read more fan speculations regarding “where is Ahsoka? Did she survive?” Than interest in the crew of the Ghost.

    The common denominator between these two shows is Ahsoka, which makes we wonder: why didn’t Disney just green-light an Ahsoka Tano show in the first place?
     
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