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Clone Wars Jango Fett: a True Mandalorian?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by General Immodet, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I had thought about it more after making that post, though had to go to work and couldn't follow up right away. But you're right and I agree with everything you've just said.
     
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  2. Mzukiller

    Mzukiller Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I can totally understand why Fett fans would be steamed about that, but yeah Almec is corrupt and we all know that Jango is more than a guy who just so happens to have armor.
     
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  3. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    Jodo Kast also just happens to have the armor... ;)
     
  4. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Nothing in TCW explicitly contradicts Jango Fett as a True Mandalorian.

    The New Mandalorians and Kyr'tsad (Death Watch), on the other hand, cannot be counted as True Mando'ade, however.

    Would a True Mandalorian go down like this?*
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    Ori'buyce, kih'kovid!

    *Yeah, yeah, Jango also got decapitated by a Jedi, but at least it was Mace kriffing Windu!
     
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  5. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugghh, I forgot about that scene.
     
  6. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Best Scene EVAAAAA :p jk
     
  7. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Not that I mean to sound so crass, but catch me on the wrong day with that osik, and I'm liable to vomit.

    But I digress.
     
  8. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    They were wiped out by the Death Watch, so I guess they could.
     
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  9. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Sure, but they weren't wiped out by Death Watch directly. While it's true that Kyr'tsad alor Tor Vizsla slew Jaster Mereel in a bloody coup, the True Mandalorians weren't eliminated until after the Battle of Galidraan, when Vizsla used treachery to orchestrate a lethal confrontation between Jango Fett's Mandalorians and the Jedi led by Dooku. So technically, you can't give Death Watch all the credit.

    Besides, Jango Fett is a True Mandalorian simply because of his ability to slay Jedi in hand-to-hand combat. If that ain't badass, I don't know what is.
     
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  10. Cynicalx

    Cynicalx Jedi Youngling

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    He is not a Mandalorian
     
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  11. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    He's not someone who was born on Mandalore.

    But if you think of "Mandalorian" as a cultural thing, rather than "what planet you come from"- especially since many of the planets near Mandalore were part of the old Mandalorian empire, and will retain many Mandalorian cultural influences- he's about as Mandalorian as it gets- even being elected "The Mandalore" by a faction of Mandalorians.
     
  12. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    During the Mandalorian Wars, many species were forced to become Mandalorians.
     
  13. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Right. Being Mandalorian hasn't been about where you were born for quite a while now.
     
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  14. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    If Jango was raised by Mandalorians, why doesn't he have a Mandalorian accent?
     
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  15. Dark Lord Tarkas

    Dark Lord Tarkas Jedi Master star 5

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    Probably many different types of Mandalorians with different access, just like there are many types of Earthlings with different accents.
     
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  16. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    he was born on Concord Dawn. His mother and father were farmers.
     
  17. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    On the Season 2 BRD there's a featurette where Dave Filoni claims that the idea of Jango Fett not being Mandalorian came directly from Lucas. I suppose this means that Jango really wasn't Mandalorian.
     
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  18. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    :oops:Seriously?

    Well, as others have already mentioned, Jango wasn't born on Mandalore, so perhaps Lucas simply regards Jango the same way as Almec; maybe he doesn't consider him Mandalorian insofar as he was born on Concord Dawn rather than on Mandalore. But knowing Lucas' regard for the Mandalorian continuity, particularly Traviss' works...

    Anyhow, as Iron_lord stated, Jango is about as Mandalorian as it gets, having been personally raised up by True Mandalorian Jaster Mereel and eventually becoming accepted as Mand'alor.
     
  19. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yes, you may easily verify this yourself--I imagine the same featurette (about the Mandalorians) is on the DVD as well.
     
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  20. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Meh. I don't put any stock into anything Lucas says anymore.
     
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  21. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Jango's father looked like him
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    but not his mother or sister
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