No. It's about the technology and how much power it can put out. Mando carries and uses a lot of illegal and forgotten/banned technology. At first the Sith didn't trust light sabres. So they used old blades that they infused force magic. In terms of technology, the Old Republic was already in a state where they had forgotten more than they were currently inventing. The New Republic has no idea about all things that were under Darth Sideous fingertips. All they are doing is using what they have.It was also curious how much stronger Mando's weapons seemed to be. He has a very old ship. Did he use a missle or something?
Yes, the story line is after the Return of Jedi, and the events of Rebels. But the technology Mando is using goes way back to the time of Old Republic. The days when Jedi's were strong.I had placed this story line after Skywalker and the Rebels had defeated the death star and before "The Empire Strikes Back."
It is interesting, because Darth Sideous was master of Force Manipulation. He too convinced people around him that he was the right choice for everything. We don't know however was it a natural ability... for him.This episode is the point at which it occurred to me that Baby Yoda just has to be, whether consciously or unconsciously, using some of his Force ability to quietly convince all the people around him that he's the cutest thing alive.