When the mandalorian The Season 3 premiere “The Apostate” ends with Bo-Katan Krizz (Katee Sackhoff, in both clone wars animated series And the mandalorian) is in a difficult spot, having lost its mission to restore mandalore – for now. With Din Jarin (Pedro Pascal) being the perfect carrier dark Technically a Blade, Bo-Katan has no legitimate claim left to Mandalorian leadership. That’s why his supporters have left him.
Worrying over her throne, she mocks the eponymous Mandalorian for seeing the poisoned Mandalore as a lost cause. Deen is shocked to find her leaving because of him.
But Bo-Katan’s background — a royal one, as she says in Episode 2, complete with a sisterly rivalry — illuminates the dark past and the pressures that lead her to this position.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Bo-Katan’s and Satine Kryze’s arcs in The Clone Wars.]
Who is Bo-Katan?
introduced in season 4 of the clone wars animated series, Bo-Katan Craze first appeared as Pre Vizsla’s lieutenant (voiced by the mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau), leader of the Mandalorian extremist group Death Watch. While the New Mandalorian movement was in power and emphasizing pacifism, Death Watch was a fringe group seeking to revive the ancient Mandalorian warrior culture: the way of wars, honor-bound duels, weapons and besker armor. To illustrate Death Watch’s own morality: Bo-Katan participated in Vizsla’s enslavement and murder of a village and to overthrow Bo-Katan’s own sister, Duchess Satine Craze (Anna Graves), from the throne of Mandalore. A long term move.
Bo-Katan was deeply suspicious of outsiders interfering in Mandalorian politics, so she was suspicious of an alliance with Wisla. criticize, a fallen Sith with connections to Zbarak and the Crime Syndicate. While he continued to participate in staged attacks on Mandalore, his suspicions were eventually proven correct when Vizsla was killed in an honor-bound duel for the Darksaber, with the Mandalorian throne falling to Zbarak in Season 5, Episode 15. the clone wars (“Shades of Reason”). Thus began Bo-Katan’s mission to reclaim the Mandalore along with his fellow Night Owl dissidents.
during The Empire’s Hegemony over Mandalore In star wars rebels (Season 4, Episode 2, “Heroes of Mandalore”), the seemed It’s a good idea for Bo-Katan to accept the Darksaber from Sabine Wren (Tia Sircar), a Mandalorian (and daughter of one of Katan’s Night Owls), who recovered it from Maul’s Dathomir lair. Even without the customary duel for darksaber ownership, Bo-Katan had the power and morale to unite the Mandalorian warrior clans. However, accepting the darksaber without a proper duel backfired on his reputation when Imperial Moff Gideon stole it during the Imperial Great Purge on Mandalore. in spite of the plan to cut the mandalorian The Darksaber falls into Din Jarrin’s grasp as Season 2 begins to be reclaimed through a duel that could legitimize his leadership once and for all.
so far in the mandalorianHowever, the disillusioned Bo-Katan does not challenge Din Zarin to a customary duel for the blade. Whether or not Bo-Katan will abandon his Kalevala throne to once again pursue his ambitions and blade seems to follow his Sisyphean quest for permanent leadership of Mandalore. What follows him is also Satin’s ghost.
Who is Satin Craze?
This brings us to Duchess Satine Craze, a foil for her sister’s warrior ways. A designated regent of the 1,500 Systems, Satin believed that neutrality and pacifism were the future. after living through the mandalorian civil warWith many lives lost, and the forest scorched, he dedicates himself to erasing Mandalore’s warrior past, including the Beskar armor. (Note that Satin’s fashion sense is closer to Padmé Amidala’s sensibilities than traditional Beskar armor.)
The Duchess’s staunch neutrality especially put her at odds with both the Republic and Death Watch extremists. For one, the Republic’s Chancellor Palpatine (secretly Darth Sidious) insisted on Republic military inventions to “save” (occupy) Mandalore from growing threats. In the words of Satin, such a profession “[trample] Our right to self-determination. ,
Ultimately, although Bo-Katan tries to free Satin from Maul’s hold, the two never get a chance to work out their differences. True to the “coincidence” name of Ewan McGregor’s doomed love interest Moulin RougeSatin was killed by a darksaber wielded by Maul.
Posthumously, Satin inspired some of Bo-Katan’s later ambivalences regarding violence. “My sister tried [being that new kind of Mandalore leader], I never understood his idealism,” she gushes in Season 7, Episode 11. the clone wars, Still a resentful Mando, Bo-Katan does not accept his sister’s pacifism, but mourns the unity that could have been.
What happened to Mandalore?
After Satine’s assassination, Bo-Katan allies with the Republic to finally depose Maul from Mandalore – an unprecedented military alliance that violated 100-year-old treaties. Bo-Katan hoped that the Republic’s presence would be temporary, but would later result in the Republic’s capture by the Empire, and the “poisoning” of the planet in the Great Purge, as given in context. the mandalorian Season 2 and “Apostate.” So Bo-Katan’s fight for the liberation of Mandalore was never over, but the planet’s supposed habitable state made matters difficult.
Should we care about the nephew?
In “Chapter 11: The Heiress”, Bo-Katan claims that she is the last of her line. though star wars Television has yet to leave a loose end (branch?) in the family tree. He is the son of unspecified Craze relatives — that is, if you’re not one of the many conspiracists who believe that Corky Satin and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s secret love. The kid is (oh, the scandal of a Jedi and Mandalorian nobleman having an affair) . A cadet who idolized Satine, Corky spent his life training for Mandalorian politics. He was last seen unsuccessfully breaking Satin out of Maul’s prison with the aid of Bo-Katan.
So far, Corky has remained MIA in the Star Wars franchise, with no concrete confirmation of his death. Based on Mandalorian bloodline rules, Corky could be just another succession dispute waiting to happen. Or maybe Corky is just as relevant now as Daryl glass onion Mystery – What to say, is not important.