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SPOILER Possible big-plot connection for the Mandalorian (spoiler if true)

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by Angelman, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Angelman

    Angelman Jedi General

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    Hi all,

    I call this “spoiler” just in case I’m right. :rolleyes: Also, I’m basing my theory off of the leaked SW Celebration’s trailer (itself a spoiler). My apologies if this has been discussed before. I can’t remember having seen it.

    So, I have a theory about The Mandalorian's plot… oh dear! :oops:

    We don’t know too much about the series’ plot yet but there’s a connecting-the-dots thing with the information we have got that might point to something rather big in the SW scheme of things.

    First, a caveat: Jon Favreau has given us 3 timeline dates for The Mandalorian: 7 years after RotJ(=11ABY); 7 years after ANH (i.e. 3y after RotJ=7ABY); and lastly, at Star Wars Celebration 2019 (which was verified at D23 Expo), 5 years after RotJ (=9ABY).

    From the Celebration trailer, we know our Mandalorian takes on a cold case job with a 50 year old trail. But we do not know what it is about. I’ve had a suspicion, assuming 9ABY is the correct starting date for show, but haven’t pushed it before now. The Mandalorian Disney+ poster thingy offers possible circumstantial evidence to tangentially back my suspicion… Here’s the image.

    The Mandalorian.png

    The image, with the twin suns desert scape, moisture vaporators, and Jawa sandcrawlers… this is Tatooine, right? :cool:

    Guess what happens on Tatooine 50 years prior to 9 ABY (i.e. in 41 BBY)? Anakin Skywalker is born… Could our Mandalorian’s main mission and series central plot be tied to Anakin’s birth or “miraculous” conception, somehow? Perhaps not directly, but possibly the Mandalorian is sent to find something tangentially connected to all that? Giving us some backstory there?

    What’ya all think? Could there be something too this? (boba fett)
     
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  2. Angelman

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    Hi all,
    Just to continue whipping this dead (?) Tauntaun, this is my transcription of the job hiring scene :)

    For reference, her's a link to the Celebration long-clip:



    Greef Carga (Weathers): “There is one job.”
    Mando: “Let’s see the puck [target id?].”
    Greef Carga: “No puck. Face-to-face, direct commission. Deep pocket.”
    Mando: “Underworld?”
    Greef Carga: “Do you want the chit or not?”

    MANDO TAKES THE CHIT AND LEAVES. GOES TO HERZOG’S PLACE

    Nameless Taskmaster (Herzog): “Greef Carga said you were coming.”
    Mando: “What else did he say?”
    Taksmaster: “He said you were the best in the parsec.”

    DOOR OPENS & DR: PERSHIN ENTERS UNEXPECTEDLY.
    MANDO DRAWS WEAPONS. MANDO & STORMTROOPERS IN MEXICAN STAND-OF


    Dr. Pershin: “No! No-no-no, pardon. Ah, Sorry, I didn’t mean to alarm…”
    Taskmaster: This is Dr. Pershin. Please excuse his lack of decorum. His enthusiasm outweighs his discretion. Please lower your blaster.”
    Mando: “Tell them to lower theirs first.”
    Stormtrooper: “We have you 4 to 1.”
    Mando: “I like those odds.”
    Taskmaster (Herzog): “He [i.e. Greef Carga] also said you were expensive… very expensive. Please sit.”

    GUNS ARE LOWERED. WE SIT DOWN. TASKMASTER UNWRAPS THE PAYMENT.

    Mando: “Beskar”?
    Taskmaster: “Go ahead, it’s real. This is only a down payment. I’ve come to [? “to a tone of”?] of beskar waiting for you upon delivery of the asset.”
    Dr. Pershin: “Alive.”
    Taskmaster: “Yes, alive. Although I acknowledge that bounty hunting is a complicated profession. This being the case, proof of termination is also acceptable for a lower fee.”
    Dr. Pershin: “That is not what we agreed upon.”
    Taskmaster: “I’m simply being pragmatic.”
    Mando: “Let’s see the puck [target id?].”
    Taskmaster: “I’m afraid discretion dictates a less traditional agreement. We can only offer you a tracking fob.”
    Mando: “What’s the chain code.”
    Taskmaster: “We can only provide the last four digits.”
    Mando: “Their age? That’s all you can give me?”
    Taskmaster: “Yes. They’re 50 years old [i.e. 41 BBY]. We can also give you last reported position of data. Between that and the fob a man of your skill should make short work of this.”

    MANDO GETS UP TO LEAVE

    Taskmaster: “The beskar belongs back into the hands of a mandalorian. It is good to restore the natural order of things after a period of such disarray. Don’t you agree?”

    MANDO LEAVES WITHOUT ANSWERING.

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    Taskmaster monologue later in the trailer: “The Empire improves every system it touches. Judge by any metric; safety, prosperity, peace… Comparing Imperial rule to what is happening now. Is the world more peaceful since the revolution? Look outside… [muffled] at death and chaos.”​



    So, Taskmaster Herzog loves the Empire. He hires, in cooperation with the enthusiastic Dr. Pershin, the Mandalorian to find, and possibly terminate, someone/something whose trail is 50 years old and cold. Dr. Pershin – what kind of doctor he is we don’t know – desperately wants the target brought in alive. Empire-loving Taskmaster, however, is comfortable with paying good money to see the target terminated. So, what on Earth are they after?

    A “doctor” makes my mind jump immediately to medicine, and from there to cloning… But it could be anything, of course. Could Anakin’s birth/conception tie into this, somehow?

    Interesting side note; I find Taskmaster’s voice/articulation in the scene evoking Littlefinger/Aiden Gillen in GoT. Oh, and Herzog is marvelous in this scene! :D
     
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    This looks incredible! Disney can take all my money for D+!!

    On the target. How does the timeline match up to Shmi? If the emperor used some force Juju on her to create Anakin, maybe it made her able to survive? Or if she was somehow unique in her ability to give birth to a chosen one, could Palpatine have resurrected her?
     
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    This is an interesting take on the trailer. By matching up the timeline and promo image with Tatooine that could certainly have something to do with Anakin's origin or identity. The question is, who is this 50-year-old person that he is searching for? Is he searching for Anakin's family member or maybe one of the kids we see in Phantom Menace who could verify early information about the fallen Jedi Knight, or maybe someone we haven't even met yet?

    Your use of the term "cold case" is curious here. Cold case assumes that others have tried and failed to solve a mystery in the past. I'm not sure if that's what we've got here. It feels more like a clandestine mission where the identity of the target is known and important to the people putting out the contract. The fact that the vitality of this target is a disputed result between the imperial officer and the doctor leads me to believe that this person is dangerous. That danger could be information or physical ability or both.

    I'm excited about the potential of this film to retrace the steps of the saga and recontextualize the stories and GFFA we have seen over the years but through the eyes of someone who lives there and struggles with the consequences of what we've seen on the big screen.
     
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