We don’t know for certain who Mandalore the Nice is. The Armorer says they have been a pacesetter who fought towards Jedi years in the past. Now, they’re immortalized in historical songs, however their precise position in historical past is unknown. But when needed to guess, the character is probably going a Disney canon model of an notorious character from the non-canon Legends continuity: Mandalore the Final, who led his individuals in a warfare of conquest towards the Republic and Jedi virtually 4,000 years earlier than The Phantom Menace.
Mandalore the Final was initially an amalgamation of two completely different figures from the Outdated Republic period. Within the Tales of the Jedi comics we meet an nameless inheritor to the Mandalorian throne after the demise of the Sith-aligned Mandalore the Indomitable, whereas the Knights of the Old Republic online game launched the Mandalore the Final because the warrior race’s chief through the Mandalorian Wars. A difficulty of Star Wars Insider later established that each characters have been the identical particular person.
Mandalore the Final was a bodily highly effective warrior and tended to struggle with overwhelming pressure and warfare droids. A part of an alien species often called Taung, he was educated for warfare from a really younger age. He was one of many final of the Taungs to carry the title of Mandalore.
Whether or not Mandalore the Nice is definitely primarily based on Mandalore the Final stays unclear, but it surely’s potential that introducing this little bit of historical past to the present is a strategy to convey again a number of issues from Legends’ Outdated Republic to the Disney canon. We’d actually love to listen to extra concerning the present’s model of the traditional Mandalorian Wars this season.
“Sorcerers” in House
Because the Mandalorians are strictly neither a light-weight nor darkish faction, their warrior tradition as targeted on household as it’s on weaponry, they have been been each allies and enemies with the Jedi in Legends. That is true in canon too, with completely different factions of Mandalorians preventing with and towards the Jedi in The Clone Wars and Rebels animated sequence.