‘The Mandalorian’: Why Bo-Katan knows how to use the dark saber and Din Djarin doesn’t

The second episode of the third season of The Mandalorian revealed dozens of details about the Star Wars universe and Mandalore. But undoubtedly one of the most surprising moments was seeing Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) using the dark saber with much more ease, while Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) still doesn’t know how to take advantage of the weapon.

In fact, the episode takes care to make the differences between the two characters crystal clear when it comes to the dark saber. We had already seen the problems Din Djarin was having with difficulties in the fifth episode of The Book of Boba Fett. There it is explained that, in order to use it correctly, it requires absolute focus of body and mind. Something that, clearly, the Mando does not manage to achieve.

But Bo-Katan does. Part of the reason, it seems, is that while she has already ruled Mandalore and is far more confident in her abilities, Din Djarin is not. In fact, throughout the episode he again makes it clear that he is still beating himself up for breaking the Mandalorian code by removing his helmet and revealing his face during the second season finale of The Mandalorian.

Darth Maul with the dark saber confronting Darth Sidious.Darth Maul with the dark saber confronting Darth Sidious.

Why Bo-Katan returns the dark saber to Din Djarin in. The Mandalorian

One of the theories about the third season of The Mandalorian is a possible battle between Bo-Katan and Din Djarin to rule Mandalore. But after using the dark saber, she gives it back to him, no problem besides. Most likely her code of honor prevents her from fighting an ally.

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That doesn’t mean that in the future there will be a confrontation between the two characters to keep or regain the rule of Mandalore. But for the moment, and from everything we have seen during the second episode of the third season, they are allies. In fact Bo-Katan saved Din Djarin twice.

Recall that Din Djarin obtained the dark saber after defeating Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) during the season two finale. This was created by Tarre Vizslathe first Mandalorian admitted to the Jedi Order. In addition, it is the only black lightsaber, becoming the symbol of the Mand’alor, sole leader of the Mandalorians.

After the death of Tarre Vizsla, the weapon was kept in the Jedi Temple until members of House Vizsla stole it during the fall of the Old Republic. Subsequently, it was passed down from generation to generation until Darth Maul killed Pre Vizsla and obtained the weapon.

Later the lightsaber passed into the hands of. Sabrine Wen Who trained with the weapon under the guidance of Kanan Jarrus. After defeating Gar Saxon she became its rightful bearer, but later offered it to Bo-Katan, as he considered her the rightful person to rule Mandalore. But after the great purge of the planet, it ended up in the possession of Moff Gideon, who makes his appearance from the first season of The Mandalorian.

Sabrine Wen is expected to appear in the first season of. Ashoka and possibly during the third season of The Mandalorian. She will be played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, who we have previously seen in. The Voyeurs (Prime Video) and Day Shift (Netflix).

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