The Mandalorian - Chapter Three - The Sin

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We all knew this would happen. “Mando” would return the client and deliver the package. All I can say is “This is the way.” The Mandalorian’s are tied down by the code of honour. Whatever you do, you will deliver or die trying. There is no other way.

We saw this with Boba Fett. He would go against all the odds, even fight the Jedi to get what he needed and the same thing applies to other Mandalorians. The fighters, the bountyhunters, the elite hiding in unspeakable places because there is no way back to what it was. The Emperor stole their identity, their best soldiers with the Purge.

It is a wonder of how Mando became the bounty-hunter as he was very young child when the Imperium waged war against their people. It is not very likely that he received their traditional training as the Armorer asks, “Has your helmet been removed by anyone?”

“No,” Mando answers, confidently. And I trust him, but the thing is it’s the other people questioning his past even though he should been accepted as a brother for hauling a crate full of Beskar. All he wanted was to upgrade his armour and leave rest for the great Mandalorian family. There never was any ill feelings against them or the Armourer.

I feel that the conflict was written in there to deepen the Mandalorian lore, and show of how much they are tied down by their traditions. If you look into the Clone Wars or the Rebels, the Mandalorians don’t show straight away hostilities towards their brothers. It is more likely that they help the Clan member, rather try to question them, unless there is something sinister going at the background.

“In the Mandalore, you are both Hunter and the Hunted,” which is intriguing, because it has been over thousand years since they started conquering the galaxy. They have never showed anything other than clan members in the Mandalorian system doing the hunting. Maybe that is what the Armourer was referring at – the most dangerous hunters, bipedal humanoids.

Maybe the more important thing is that no brother are left to fight alone. To the Mandalorian’s that has been the thing for almost when they’ve showed in the large numbers in the small screen. They fight as a team, not as an individual, even if that was what Mando was aiming to do. He felt the burden of sin for giving up the Child to the Imperium who stolen their system, and forced them to become outcasts.

It was his cross to go to get the child, but not fight the whole battle on his own. In fact, it seems that it is also his biggest flaw, to be too proud to go to ask help of his brethren, because that’s what I would have done in his shoes.

I would not have tried to get to the ship, while knowing that the bounty hunter fixer had given the contract to everyone. It was even more surprising that as soon as he landed, they didn’t tried to take the Child away. On top of that, since it was obvious that the Mandalorian had cleared the Imperial hideout, who they were going to sell the Child when the original owner was dead?

In that ground I wish the Fixer would have lived, because there is no way that the Imperium doesn’t try to take the Child back. There will be another attempts. Hopefully the Mandalorians will be there to help again, because that save was glorious.

Well Disney, LucasArts, Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau! Well done!
 

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I found it very interesting that the title for his episode was "The Sin." Is there some sort of code of honor that the Mandalorian subscribe to that would cover this? As a bounty hunter Mando surely broke his code by retrieving "The child.*" So was the "sin" delivering the "the child" or was the sin taking him back. My mores would see the sin as bringing him in, in the first place or taking "money" for him when it was unclear what was going to happen to "the child." --- Do we know it is a "him?" Given the absolute lack of ever seeing two; maybe they're hermaphrodite?

In my opinion, the cinematography for this is theater quality at least. --- But I have a small niggle. It is hard to see on my tablet. I have to shut the lights nearly off to see it clearly at all. Mood -- I know -- but still!


*[I really and truly hope we get a better name than "The Child."]
 

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s there some sort of code of honor that the Mandalorian subscribe to that would cover this?
Yes, you are not suppose to go back to the client and get the mark back. It's a sin against the code of honour.

Do we know it is a "him?" Given the absolute lack of ever seeing two; maybe they're hermaphrodite?
Well, in the last episode he was still it, and now he is he. Wookiepedia claims there are female versions.
 

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So was the "sin" delivering the "the child"
Some viewers might think that delivering the yodaling, Mando also committed a sin, because Yodas are super rare. There has been around 5 instances of them in the SW history, all very powerful Force users. But the thing is, Yodas are not Force creatures, like for example Batuu from the Rebels. They are living beings, just extremely Force-Sensitive.
 

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There was a girl Yoda named Yaddle in The Phantom Menace. I suspect this one is a boy, though.
When was this? Or which was this--book or movie? I completely missed it!

Anyway, they've been very careful to keep saying "it," so far, so I still think it could be a she. (I have to say, though, is it actually going to matter to the story?)

Maybe the more important thing is that no brother are left to fight alone. To the Mandalorian’s that has been the thing for almost when they’ve showed in the large numbers in the small screen. They fight as a team, not as an individual, even if that was what Mando was aiming to do. He felt the burden of sin for giving up the Child to the Imperium who stolen their system, and forced them to become outcasts.

It was his cross to go to get the child, but not fight the whole battle on his own. In fact, it seems that it is also his biggest flaw, to be too proud to go to ask help of his brethren, because that’s what I would have done in his shoes.
Mando mentioned to one of his brothers, as he was leaving, that they would have to move their hideout now that they had helped him--so possibly he was initially reluctant to involve them, especially in what was, to him, a "sin" (whichever part of his actions that refers to). It may be the Way not to let a brother fight alone, but he might not feel confident enough to ask it of them. It doesn't have to be pride. In fact, I would like to think (as deeper characterization) that Mando did consider the option of going to them for help, but felt unsure that they would help him based on the confrontation they had had earlier--and in the end, he was not only grateful but relieved that they really had come to his rescue. Reaffirming that they indeed considered him a brother. For him, the rescue was also a resounding statement of loyalty to him on their part, one that had been lacking up until now.

But I realize none of that is stated. It could be pure invention on my part. It's simply the explanation I would write, based on what's there. That's what I like about movies and television--it leaves enough gaps of ambiguity that you can link the bits together with your own imagination!

My other thought when I saw this was, are we sure he is Mandalorian by birth? He's a foundling, after all--so are they just picking up random orphans and raising them as Mandalorians, possibly to boost their numbers, or are they actually finding Mandalorian orphans? And is everyone there a foundling? Or just him? My guess would be, not everyone there is one, since in the first episode Mando felt the need to tell the Armorer, "I was a foundling," as if it was something special she would not have automatically known.

Just the main ideas circulating in my head right now about this!
 
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But I realize none of that is stated. It could be pure invention on my part. It's simply the explanation I would write, based on what's there. That's what I like about movies and television--it leaves enough gaps of ambiguity that you can link the bits together with your own imagination!
Don't worry about. We love seeing creative writing here. Imagination is big part of it. If you can draw conclusions and write about them, it's all good.

My other thought when I saw this was, are we sure he is Mandalorian by birth? He's a foundling, after all--so are they just picking up random orphans and raising them as Mandalorians, possibly to boost their numbers, or are they actually finding Mandalorian orphans?
We don't know for sure, but we can assume that it was and he didn't take the Mandalorian idea from galactic legends. It would tremendously difficult for person outside their culture to assume a deep cover role within their society. After the purge maybe not so much, but it wouldn't be really easy.
 

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When was this? Or which was this--book or movie? I completely missed it!
Movie!

 
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