The storyline of Bo Katan and the Darksaber might just be reversed in The Mandalorian Season 3.
Disney+ series brought back Bo Katan Kryze as the main character and reintroduced the Darksaber in season 2 of the hit show. Both these characters played a major role in the post-Empire era and in the season finale. And they will likely have a major impact in season 3 too.
Bo-Katan and the Darksaber in Star Wars: Rebels
Bo Katan was introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as a member of the terrorist group Death Watch. She eventually rises to become the leader of the Mandalorian people in Star Wars: Rebels. However, the series has a key scene where we see Bo Katan accepting the legendary Darksaber as a symbol that unites her people. At the end of the episode, it seems that everything will be fine for the people of Mandalore and the new leader.
How The Mandalorian Season 3 Reverses the Storyline?
The Mandalorian Season 2 reveals Bo Katan lost the Darksaber sometime after the events of Star Wars: Rebels. And in season 2 we see Din Djarin wins the Darksaber and reclaims the throne of the Mandalore. We also learn Darksaber can be won with fair combat. This means Din can’t just hand over the Darksaber to Bo. This moment serves two purposes.
Firstly, it sets up a lot of drama that can happen in season 3. And secondly, it also reverses Bo’s moment of accepting the Darksaber making Din the rightful owner of the Darksaber. And the rightful heir to the throne of the Mandalore.
We currently don’t know the reasons why Bo accepts the Darksaber in the Rebels but couldn’t in The Mandalorian. However, the best explanation can be that her leadership was seen as critical for the people of Mandalore. Therefore, she accepts the Darksaber for her people. However, in The Mandalorian, this might not be the case anymore.
This might also help Bo realize she might not be the right leader for the people of Mandalore. Although she has fought for her people and the planet she loves, she might realize that someone like Din must lead the people. If this is the direction chosen by The Mandalorian Season 3, this will reverse the Rebels moment.