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I like those odds.
~ The Mandalorian's famous quote.
I'm a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.
~ The Mandalorian to Kuiil.

Din Djarin, infamously known as The Mandalorian or Mando for short, is the titular main protagonist of the live action Star Wars television series The Mandalorian.

The Mandalorian is a reputed bounty hunter operating at the time of the New Republic some years after the fall of the Galactic Empire. He made a name for himself as a member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, collecting bounties as he traveled across the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, far from the authority of the New Republic,in his personal starship, the Razor Crest. During one of his huntings at planet Arvala-7, he met a mysterious Force-sensitive infant of the same species as Yoda nicknamed "The Child" who happened to be his target with whom he formed a close bond and to seek to protect at all costs, putting him in conflict with other bounty hunters as well as with a former member of the empire who had originally hired him.

He is played by Pedro Pascal.

Personality

Din Djarin was a loner of questionable although polite character, as well as a bit sarcastic  His past and identity were wrapped in mystery, and he remained battle-worn and laconic as a formidable bounty hunter. Despite his callous and ruthless tendencies, remaining strung-up and mostly quiet while on the job, he could be somewhat talkative around people he was at least comfortable with, even showing that he could be caring: although his client allowed for the Child to be killed, The Mandalorian refused to kill the infant and instead destroyed IG-11, the assassin droid who had been hired only for the purpose to kill the Child rather than capture it. Later on, he showed his care for the Child, in searching for a place where the small alien could grow up happily. Upon being reminded of a code stating that he had to be responsible for the child's welfare far more than just the child's protection, he eventually decided to either search for the child's kind to bring back to, or raise the child himself. Being mostly a pragmatic person, he was willing to work with former rivals and enemies, even imperials, which he had a clear disdain for, if the job at hand dictated it, or that it helped with the completion of his objectives.

He was close with his tribe, and had a special interest in the foundlings of the tribe, as he had been one, and so ensured they received any of his excess beskar. He took the creed of his tribe to heart, following its traditions and ways to the letter even when there was no one to catch him breaking any, most notably his utter refusal of taking off his helmet in front of others regardless of the situation; he would have sooner died than to have other living beings take off his helmet for whatever reasons. In one case, that prompted IG-11 to assert that he was not a 'living thing' for being a droid, in order to take off his helmet just to heal Din's head injury. He had a notable dislike and distrust of droids, going so far as to make clear of his 'no droids' policy to the various people he ran into. However, his outlook seemed to have changed after IG-11 saved his life and his party again, coming to trust it as one of his own, and even visibly saddened when IG-11 chose to sacrifice himself for their safety.

Biography

Background

The Mandalorian Child

As a child, "the Mandalorian" survived an attack by Separatist battle droids.

In his youth, Din Djarin lived with his parents on a unidentified planet that was victim of a separatist attack in which his parents lost their lives by protecting him. A super battle droid flushed him out and would have killed him without the intervention of Death Watch. This tragic event remained in his memory years later.

Some time later, he joined a Mandaloran clan called "The Tribe", settled on a volcanic world. When he was old enough, Din to pledge allegiance to the Mandalorian creed, thus becoming one of their and acquired armor and weapons from his new people, before joining the Bounty Hunters' Guild. In 9 ABY, five years after the destruction of the second Death Star and the final defeat of the empire, the Mandalorian had gained an excellent reputation as a bounty hunter, which provoked the jealousy of other members of the guild.

The Mandalorian

In "Chapter 1", On a planet of ice, Mando goes to a bar filled with rogues, three of whom harassed a Mythrol. One of the stalkers tries to provoke him, even going as far as to graze the beskar armor with a knife. Mando grabs a glass and uses it to hit the thug before banging him with the second scum and killing the Quarren by closing the door on him, cutting him in half. The Myrthol wanted to thank the mandalorian but to his great misfortune, he had come to capture him.
The Client standoff

The Mandalorian agreed to capture an "asset" for his Imperial client.

Once outside the planet, the Myrthol tries to convince his kidnapper not to deliver him but the bounty hunter just ignored him until his prisoner descended into the lower part of the ship where he discovered with horror others prisoner locked in carbonite before being carbonated himself by the mandalorian. Arrived on Nevarro, Mando went to see the leader of the guild, Greef Karga to collect his bounty. Refusing first the imperial credits which according to him was worth nothing, he obtained Calamari Flan instead and asked for another mission but found that the premiums were not worth much, so Greef offered him an alternative of Mission may be common with a man named "The Client" whom he should meet in person.

Arrived at the meeting place, Mando knocks on the door and shows a magnetic card to the door droids then enters and is escorted by a GNK droid. In the room, The Client accompanied by some Stormtroopers, welcomes Mando mentioning that Greef had informed him about the reputation of the mandalorian. The conversation cut short when Dr. Pershing suddenly entered the room, prompting Mando to point his blaster at him. The Stormtroopers targeted the bounty hunter and despite their numerical superiority, Mando was not intimidated. The Client calmed the conflict and then proceeded to explain the purpose of the mission: to recover a person of about fifty on Arvala-7 by promising that the reward will be a huge amount of Beskar, even offering a brick of this same metal to the bounty hunter.

Mando then went to the enclave where the tribe lived and gave the beskar to the gunsmith so that she could forge a new Pauldron for him. During the making, Mando had flashbacks from his childhood the day the separatists attacked and killed his parents.

Once on Arvaka-7, he scanned the area before being suddenly attacked by Blurrgs until an old Ugnaught was crested with darts, saving the Mandalorian to whom he asked if he was a bounty hunter, which Mando confirmed. The Ugnaught took Mando to his home and introduced himself as Kuiil. Kuiil then informed the mandalorian that he had helped other bounty hunter in the same mission and that none of them survived.Advised by Kuiil, Mando tries to ride a Blurrg but after some failure, he gives up but tries again when Kuiil reminds him that his ancestors knew how to ride the Mythosaur and finally succeeded in taming it.

On Blurrgs' back, they cover several kilometers of gorge and crevasse to arrive at the camp where the target of the mandalorian is. Halfway, Kuiil indicates the rest of the way to go before returning home but before he leaves, Mando wants to pay him for his help but Kuiil declines his offer, considering that if Mando gets rid of the mercenaries, peace will return to his valley and will be sufficient payment.

Arrived at the site, Mando crossed paths with another member of the guild, the assassin droid IG-11. After a bad start, the two bounty hunters agreed to collaborate and share the bounty. Once all the mercenaries were eliminated, they entered the hangar and IG-11 detected a single form of life which turned out to be a young child aged fifty due to the biology of his species, as well as the target . IG-11 is about to eliminate the kid but Mando shoots him quickly in the head.

In "Chapter 2" Mando brings his target back to his ship but on the way, three trandoshans attack him by surprise. He succeeds in killing one of them, which forces the other two to flee. Unfortunately for him it is not the last of his problems, when he finds Jawas stealing pieces of his ship and managed to escape with it.

Stuck on this world, Mando returns to see Kuiil who reveals to him that he knows where to find the Jawas and that he will be able to negotiate with them, despite the fact that the Mandalorian is skeptical about it. After a rainy trip, the two travelers find the jawas, whose language Kuiil knows speak and the negotiation begins. The Jawas first demand the beskar, which is out of the question for Mando who tries to say in their language that its stolen parts belong to him only so that the Jawas laughs at mediocre mastery of their language, comparing him to a Wookie. Annoyed, Mando almost burns the mocking Jawa until Kuiil calms him down and succeeds in finally finding an agreement with the thieves.

To recover his stolen pieces, Mando must recover an Mudhorn egg, gigantic and violent creatures. Arrived in the cave of the beast, Mando accidentally awakens the creature which with a powerful blow of the horn pierces his coat of arms for beskar. While the Mudhorn charges the bounty hunter, the mysterious child uses force to lift the beast which gives Mando time to stick his knife into the Mudhorn's neck.

After recovering his pieces and with the help of Kuiil, Mando repairs his ship. He offers to Ugnauth to become his partner but Kuiil politely declines, declaring to have worked all his life to escape from servitude. Mando then offers him his gratitude and Kuiil does the same to thank him for bringing peace to his valley.

Memorable Quotes

This is the way.
~ The Mandalorian, repeating the motto of his people
Hey! Spit that out!
~ The Mandalorian, seeing the Child eating a frog.
I can bring you in warm, or I can bring you in cold.
~ The Mandalorian, to a Mythol
It is forbidden. No living thing has seen me without my helmet since I swore the Creed.
~ The Mandalorian, on why he cannot remove his helmet.

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Trivia

  • According to the Jawas, the Mandalorian's pronunciation of their language is so poor it makes him "sound like a Wookie".
  • The name of "The Mandalorian" was revealed by Pedro Pascal in an interview conducted by ScreenSlam released on the same day as Chapter 1 of the first season, with the website spelling the name as "Dyn Jarren". He was finally named in the eighth chapter of the first season, with the spelling "Din Djarin".
  • The Mandalorian was introduce at Star Wars Celebration of 2019 in Chicago Illinois.
  • He has an aversion to droids, probably because he was nearly killed by a super battle droid during the Clone Wars.
  • By saving The Child, Mando unwittingly making him a foundling as he had been in the past and as the Mandalorian creed wants it, he became the father of The Child, at least until he bring back among those of its kind.
  • He is the second Mandalorian to be a main character in a Star Wars television series, the first being Sabine Wren, the tritagonist of Star Wars Rebels.
  • In episode 8 the Mando shot a Stormtrooper at close range in the face this is a reference to Star Wars Rebels where Saben did the same thing to a Stormtrooper.

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