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Rebels Mandalorian Protectors

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by ARC_RC-7567, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    In the preview for the upcoming episode with Mandalorians, including Hera and Sabine trying to escape from two Gauntlet Fighters, Hera says "follow me protector", referring to the Mandalorian pilot. Now this could mean a few things, possibly a callsign or codename, but I am guessing it's the new canon incarnation of the Mandalorian Protectors. Specifically the Imperial era ones that fought a covert war against the Empire Until a a new canon representation of Spar is created, I'm pretty sure TCW's Death Watch will be the closest to the Mandalorian Protectors/Death Watch/True Mandalorians. There is also another point I have, and that is relating to Korkie and Amis from the episodes The Academy and The Lawless. Both of them fight during the Mandalorian Civil War with Bo-Katan and by the time of the Empire they should be old enough to have their own armor. But mainly both of them happen to look a bit like Fenn Shysa and Tobbi Dala. It could be pure coincidence but it would be interesting to see them be part of this new Protector group.
     
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  2. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 8

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    It's possible that death watch has broken into multiple groups of Mandalorians.
     
  3. TheSilentInfluence

    TheSilentInfluence Silent and Friendly Mod of SWTV and SWC. star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Protectors had a mix of both Nite Owls/Death Watch and old Mauldalorians in it.
     
  4. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Master star 5

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    Death Watch survivors are mentioned in Battlefront: Twilight Company.
     
  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 8

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    They are indeed so whatever happened to DW was not good.
     
  6. Sandtrooper956

    Sandtrooper956 Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait what happened to them in Twilight Company?

    Off topic: Nice profile picture, TR-8R!
     
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  7. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 8

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    Thanks!

    In TC it is mentioned while they are walking around town that there were some death watch survivors conducting "Business" and thats all.
     
  8. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Possibly back to their mercenary and bounty hunter roots? Under Maul, the Death Watch were reorganized as the Mandalorian Super Commandos.
     
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  9. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Is there a link to this preview?
     
  10. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Extremely bad quality warning
     
  11. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Master star 5

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    - Battlefront: Twilight Company (Star Wars)
    By Alexander Freed
     
  12. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    So that Mandalorian Kom'rk Class comes in different sizes?
     
  13. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yes, I assume there's a fighter variant and a drop-ship variant we see Death Watch using when they attack Mustafar, Nal Hutta, and Tatooine.
     
  14. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Just seems a little generic to me....would have preferred if they went thru all the concept art and found something else.
     
  15. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Old EU dropship the Mandalorian Protectors had would have been cool to see.
     
  16. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Virago/Star Viper would be my 1st choice.
     
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  17. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    It's not a Mandalorian ship though :/ Is it?
     
  18. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Built by Mandalmotors
     
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  19. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, we were discussing this in the episode thread a little bit ago, back when the preview video first surfaced. I'm also very intrigued by what I hope will be a canonical depiction of the Protectors. It's very exciting!

    My fanboy wish is for Filoni to surprise the heck out of us and have Fenn Shysa show up. That's all-but-certain to remain to remain unrealized, of course. But I actually really like the idea of Korkie (though my, how I still dislike that name) and his crew returning to the fold. That would be something. And I'm curious about the notion of seeing the Death Watch (and Clan Vizsla, specifically) showing up. I just find myself very interested in where the lore will find the name "Vizsla" (and more generally, Death Watch as an organization) some fifteen+ years after the fall of their former leader. I hope that it's for more than a name-check, alone: You know, giving Sabine an opponent with the name Viszla, just to ensure that we will intuitively understand that this is someone formidable. I hope that if the show's producers are bothering to resurrect the name, it is for reasons which run a little deeper than just that.

    Let's see... I guess I'd also be at least mildly interested in seeing Bo-Katan Kryze? Though unlike with the Death Watch (where we had multiple arcs over three seasons -- plus much supplemental material -- to get to know the group), I'm not exactly tripping over myself with interest in the fate of Kryze or the Nite Owls splinter group. Character-wise, whatever we are going to learn about Sabine Wren in this story is clearly more important. And as far as the lore is concerned, finally getting to learn anything (canonical) at all about how Mandalore functioned during Palpatine's New Order is the real prize for me. If Bo or anyone from the NO are the party now influencing affairs on Mandalore? Terrific, I want to know about it. If it's someone else? So be it. I won't be crying "Plot Hole!" if we don't get caught up with Kryze or the NO this time out.

    That said, one of the things I do enjoy is seeing Rebels make the effort to include characters/story lines who didn't get a "proper" finale in TCW. That, and I'm always up for anything Mando getting time on the screen, in general, so I certainly wouldn't balk at it, either. I suppose that when it comes to Bo-Katan Kryze right now, I'm ambivalent. [face_dunno]


    Now, whether any of these things will tie into the concept of the Mandalorian Protectors as we have gotten to know them, I could not say? But I'd like to think they might. And I can't wait to see what they have planed.
     
  20. ARC_RC-7567

    ARC_RC-7567 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm personally curious if the Death Watch still has a present on Mandalore by 5 BBY. They're active until atleast a bit after the Battle Of Hoth, as mentioned in Twilight Company but I'd by surprised by 2 Mandalorian factions on the planet at the same time. And I'm guessing the Protectors or whatever the new Mandalorian faction is will end up just being Bo-Katan's Mamdalorian Resistance but made into an official army or defense force. Also what the heck was up with that one guy's pilot looking armor. That was weird. So when is this episode supposed to air? I'm getting excited just thinking about it.
     
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  21. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Could be that in the new canon you have Death Watch as they have been presented and the Protectors who are actually good guys trying to keep Mandalore safe. After the shenanigans with Maul and the death of Satine I could see Bo Katan having a change of heart and wanting to set Mandalore right.

    On a side note....neither the New Mandalorian Pacifists nor the Death Watch had it right.

    Pacifism is all well and good provided everyone in existing shares the belief...otherwise you open yourself up to people who think you are weak and will take advantage of and abuse you.

    Full on militarism will just get everyone around you miffed off and they will get together and jack your world up.
     
  22. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I would like to see some of the Mandalorians become honorable warrior mercenaries, like Jaster Mereel's group was in the EU.
     
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  23. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Master star 5

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    The dudes in the cartoon look comprised of former members of the Death Watch or a splinter group of survivors. There may be some similarities to the old Marvel run but I expect it be along the lines of Death Watch we saw on TCW rather than EU/Legends based.
     
  24. Devizz

    Devizz Jedi Knight star 3

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    Maul incoming? :D Or at least an indirect mention of his character? A reference of some sort?
     
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  25. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 8

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    Oh I won't be surprised if someone mentions Maul in some way while they are fighting on mandalore.