The Darksaber made its appearance once again in the latest episode. But one theory suggests that the ancient heirloom might actually belong to Din Djarin.
A lone man show that has revived the failing franchise, The Mandalorian is probably the best thing to happen to Star Wars after The Empire Strikes Back. Created by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian has all the quintessential Star Wars elements while still managing to explore the galaxy far, far away with an immersive viewing experience and a tightly written plot following the adventures of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and
Grogu Baby Yoda as the duo meet some fan-favorite characters while battling the remnants of the Galactic Empire.
Now in its second season, The Mandalorian has brought back some major characters from another critically acclaimed Star Wars series, The Clone Wars. From Bo-Katan Kryze to Ahsoka Tano, the show has become one of the highest-rated Star Wars live-action properties after George Lucas’ original trilogy.
In the first season finale, fans were introduced to a nearly forgotten Star Wars artifact in the hands of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito): the Darksaber. Wielded by the first Mandalorian-Jedi, Tarre Vizsla, over a thousand years ago. Since then, the unique lightsaber became a prized Mandalorian artifact which was used by Clan Vizsla to unite the creed on Mandalore. In the latest episode The Tragedy, the darksaber once again made its appearance in the hands of Moff Gideon.
In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Darksaber was last seen to be in possession of Bo-Katan Kryze, which was handed to her by Sabine Wren. However, Bo-Katan did lose the Darksaber sometime during the Great Purge, which was carried out by the Empire to wipe out the Mandalorians. And now, the ancient artifact is in Moff Gideon’s possession.
In The Heiress, Bo-Katan was eager to find the whereabouts of Moff Gideon to get the Darksaber back, which should only be wielded by a Mandalorian to unite the surviving members of the warrior creed. But interestingly, Bo-Katan might not be the true heir of the Darksaber, despite last seen to inherit the ancient weapon from Sabine Wren in The Clone Wars.
According to the rule, the Darksaber can only be inherited if its owner is defeated in battle by another warrior. As the artifact belonged to House Vizsla and was wielded by Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars, its ownership was claimed by Darth Maul when he killed Pre Vizsla in combat. During the Imperial Era, Sabine Wren sneaked out the weapon from Dathomir, claiming to be its new owner. However, the Darksaber might be a bit similar to the Elder Wand from Harry Potter, which means Sabine Wren was never the true heir.
In The Mandalorian, Din Djarin is shown to be a member of the Death Watch, a radical group formed by members of House Vizsla. As a foundling, Din Djarin is technically a member of House Vizsla, which makes him a rightful owner of the Darksaber. In the show, the only surviving member from House Vizsla is Paz Vizsla, who made his appearance back in the first season. Last seen while fighting scores of Bounty Hunters to help Din Djarin escape, it is unclear if Paz is still alive after the skirmish on Nevarro.
As a member of the House Vizsla, Din Djarin’s prominence in the Star Wars lore also affirms his right on the ancient Darksaber, which puts him ahead of both Sabine Wren and Bo-Katan Kryze when it comes to reuniting the remaining Mandalorians using the artifact. But considering Din Djarin’s demeanor, he will most likely pass his rightful heirloom to Bo-Katan (once again) to find juicy targets with massive bounties in the galaxy far, far away.
The Mandalorian returns on 11th December, 2020.