“Mandalorian” season two release leaves fans skeptical about characters included.

Nic Watkins, Sports Editor

After a very popular season one ending, many Star Wars fans were left in awe of “The Mandalorian,” produced by animation genius, Dave Filoni. 

Season one left off with the Mandalorian also known as Din Djarin and the Child popularly known as Baby Yoda leaving their former planet in order to seek information hidden behind the Child’s powers. 

Through this, the Star Wars audience heard many rumored characters that may appear in season two. Some of the characters listed were Boba Fett, Captain Rex, Bo-Katan Kryze, and fan favorite Ahsoka Tano. 

To the audience, all of these characters appearing in the show would be a dream come true, but Gina Carano, the actor who plays Cara Dune from season one teased fans by stating, “Some of them are true, some are not true” as can be viewed here.

After this announcement, fans were displeased and wondered which of these beloved characters would make the cut. 

Although all characters being introduced would be great, some characters I feel are needed more than the others to develop the Mandalorians story.

First speculated is Boba Fett. Boba is a former unaltered clone produced by the gene line of bounty hunter Jango Fett. He was a character who was believed to die in a sarlacc pit years prior, but has since been rumored to have escaped from the pit.

Boba could increase the knowledge of the Mandalorians and show how strong they were in their culture before the great purge and even throughout the clone wars.

He would be a solid character but I am not sure he has to be in the show because his story finishes in the sarlacc pit, and he has been assumed dead since. It seems as if his character is finished from there and others can fit the same role as he does to Mando.

The next character is Captain Rex. Captain Rex was leader of the 501st alongside Anakin Skywalker. His character is built upon in the show “Star Wars The Clone Wars.” He was a clone general who showed that clones, although meant to be expendable, had personality and heart. 

His contributions to the show could include being able to teach Mando new strategies as far as fighting goes. Although this could help Mando and to see the Captain back in action would be wonderful, I feel as if his being in the show would be limited to a sentimental farewell tour. 

Following this is Bo-Katan. Bo-Katan is last spotted in “Star Wars Rebels.” Her dedication to the original Mandalorian traditions could affect how Mando viewed his people. 

She was a warrior down to the core and showed what Mandalore was before her sister Duchess Satine took charge and made them a peace based group.

Bo followed her people for years and created what some saw as a terrorist group called “Death Watch.” This group fought for violence in the galaxy and wanted their people on Mandalore to get on the Death Watch’s side in order to create the legacy they once held.

Bo would be a great addition in my opinion to add to the show because she held her people’s values and could teach Mando similar characteristics that Boba would teach. 

Through the learning of Mandalore culture, she would be able to show Mando why his people sacrificed their lives for the child and himself as explained here.

However, many people would prefer Boba as someone who would oppose Mando. I believe that Bo-Katan can begin the same way and later understand why Mando is on the mission he’s on to protect the Child and become a useful ally. 

Lastly, a star wars fan favorite, Ahsoka Tano is rumored to be in the show. The reckless, wild Ahsoka Tano has grown on many Star Wars fans over the years. She began as an annoying side character but grew to many as one of their favorites.

Her contributions to the corruption of the Jedi Order are shown throughout the Clone Wars as she was even framed to be a criminal by the Jedi Order as a traitor. Following this, she would  leave the order before “Order 66.”

This being said, Ahsoka should definitely be included in the Mandalorian. She would be a great instructor for the Child, but also she would be able to experience again what Mando has been doing by going against the crowd.

Many speculate she will be in “Episode Six: The Sorcerer.” Ahsoka Tano who had been in the scenes all the way leading into the Clone Wars until now would be able to teach not only the Child but also Mando who is growing in knowledge of the fallen Empire. 

All in all, it would be amazing to see all these characters back in action, but if only a few can be available then I suggest adding Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano. 

These characters have aligned together before and I foresee them meeting up again, but this time instead of taking down Darth Maul, it will be to continue the growth of the force.