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Mandalorian "Mythosaur Skull" Insignia

Mandalorians are a group of fictional characters in the Star Wars universe. Mandalorians are a culture, not a race, although Mandalorians started as the Taung species. The leader of the Mandalorians typically takes on the title of "Mandalore". The Mandalorians rarely allied with a Jedi or Sith, respecting only valor in battle. The goal of the Mandalorians is to one day be united again in the Mandalore Sector. Image File history File links Information. ... Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ... Image File history File links Mandalorian Skull. ... Image File history File links Mandalorian Skull. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga in the space opera genre and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... The Taung were early people of the capital planet of the galactic republic, Coruscant. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

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Hierarchy

The Mandalorians, being a culture of warriors, are ranked based upon their combat experience and skill. Higher ranking society members train the lower ones, and when the current leader, usually referred to as 'Mandalore', dies, the next high ranking member succeeds him in the event he has not hand picked a new one to take his place.


History

Originally, the Mandalorian clans are led by the general "Mandalore the First" and are ranked among the best fighters in the galaxy, thriving on battle. They are known for their cutting-edge weaponry and strict code of honour. These Mandalorians wear crusader armor that differs from one soldier to the next. No one knows exactly who or what the original being known as Mandalore was. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ...


Mandalore itself is a temperate, albeit desolate, world located in a rather overlooked and inconspicuous area at the edge of the Outer Rim. Making a living upon its surface takes on a battle of survival, and thus, the Mandalorians know no other way of succession. Most importantly, however, is the rare metal that is only found on this planet to date. It is called Mandalorian Iron or beskar in the Mandalorian language, but more commonly known as Manda-metal. It is one of the few known substances that can resist the focused energy output of a weapon such as a lightsaber (the others being cortosis ore vibro and phrik alloy). In the fictional Star Wars series, the Outer Rim Territories is the outermost part of the Star Wars galaxy. ... Cortosis is a rare mineral from the Star Wars Expanded universe. ... Phrik is a very dense alloy in Star Wars. ...

  • (*)The original mention of Mandalorian Iron is invariably Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith. In the series, The Sith Lord Exar Kun goes to the tomb of Freedon Nadd on Onderon's moon, Dxun. Nadd's grave is said to be made of Mandalorian Iron and Exar Kun attempts to pierce the metal at first and it is noted that his lightsaber's blow barely even scorches the surface. Kun increases the intensity of his lightsaber and succeeds in entering Nadd's tomb..

The Mandalorians play a large role in the Great Sith War, which is portrayed in the Jedi vs. Sith series. During the war between the Sith and the Republic, Mandalore and his forces attack and raid the Empress Teta system, drawing the attention of Ulic Qel-Droma. After being defeated in single combat by Ulic, the Mandalore pledges complete loyalty to the Sith apprentice. He and his warriors participate in many devastating raids and attacks on the Republic, including an attempted invasion of Coruscant. However, Mandalore is finally defeated at Onderon by local military forces and Republic reinforcements. With his mighty army defeated and shattered, Mandalore flees to Dxun but is killed by one of the many monsters that inhabit Onderon's moon. A Mandalorian warrior finds his fallen mask and inherits the position of Mandalore. This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Freedon Nadd is an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Dxun is the moon of Onderon, a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe that appears in the video game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, among other sources. ... The lightsaber is the name of a weapon that plays a key role in the movies, games and novels that constitute the Star Wars universe. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... is a six-part comic book series which was released in a trade paperback graphic novel format. ... Ulic Qel-Droma was an ancient Jedi who lived 4000 years before Star Wars Episode IV. He was born on Alderaan. ... Dxun is the moon of Onderon, a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe that appears in the video game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, among other sources. ...


After their defeat in the Mandalorian Wars at the hands of the Jedi Revan and Malak, Mandalorian society is slowly reformed, gradually evolving and changing into a culture of mercenaries, rather than conquerors. Revan later tells his friend Canderous Ordo to unite the Mandalorians after he leaves for the Unknown Regions. Ordo then takes the mantle of "Mandalore" and gathers a new Mandalorian army on Dxun. Recruiting and training Mandalorians across the Galaxy, he eventually encounters the Jedi Exile, whom he continues traveling with. During this time, the Jedi Exile's group finally visits Malachor V, a planet bearing scars of the most atrocious battle of the Mandalorian Wars; Malachor V is the site of the single largest loss of life during the Mandalorian Wars, killing the majority of Mandalorian and Republic soldiers, due to an Iridonian technician, Bao-Dur, who creates and deploys a weapon called the Mass Shadow Generator. While attempting to enter the Malachor V, the party's ship, Ebon Hawk, is downed due to Malachor's unusual gravity and vicious storms, it is thought that all of the members survived, including Canderous. When Mandalore dies, one of his men takes his armour and assumes the title. The Mandalorian Wars are a fictional event in the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars saga. ... Darth Revan (pronounced //) was a fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Malak is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national of a Party to the conflict and is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a... Canderous Ordo is a fictional character in the Star Wars video games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga in the space opera genre and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... The Jedi Exile (canonical name unknown; also called General by Bao-Dur) is the main character in the PC/Xbox videogame title Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... The Jedi Exile (canonical name unknown; also called General by Bao-Dur) is the main character in the PC/Xbox videogame title Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Malachor V Malachor V is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The Mandalorian Wars are a fictional event in the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars saga. ... Spoiler warning: // Falleen The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... Bao-Dur and the Remote are Star Wars fictional characters in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... The mass shadow generator is a MacGuffin-like superweapon mentioned in the computer game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... The Ebon Hawk (circa 3,956 BBY-?) is a spaceship in the Star Wars Expanded Universe video game series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ... Canderous Ordo is a fictional character in the Star Wars video games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


Mandalorian Civil War

Shortly before the fall of the Republic, the Mandalorians became split and infighting arose. The cause was the new Mandalore, Jaster Mereel, who urged the Mandalorians to give up their mercenary ways and become honorable again. He formed the True Mandalorians faction, while those resisting Jaster's changes formed the Death Watch. During a battle on Concord Dawn, Jaster Mereel's forces were retreating and were hidden by the local "police officer", a man named Fett. For helping Jaster's men, the Death Watch killed the entire family, except the youngest son, who was spirited away by Mereel. The young boy, Jango Fett, became Mereel's protege, and was witness to Mereel's death due to the betrayal of his bloodthirsty second-in-command, Montross. Jango took command of the remaining True Mandalorians, but unkowingly led them into a trap at the Battle of Galidraan, resulting in the complete destruction of the True Mandalorians at the hands of the Jedi, greatly reducing the number of Mandalorians active in the galaxy. Fett escaped and became a bounty hunter, eventually making such a name for himself that he was chosen by a mysterious man named Tyranus as the genetic source for the clone army being created on Kamino. Jango redirects here. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... —Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Post-Imperial Times

Twenty-three years after the Battle of Yavin, Boba Fett becomes Mandalore after Shysa's death on the planet Shogun and continues the tradition of leading the Mandalorian Protectors. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Fett leads the Mandalorians in the defense of Mandalore and liberates numerous planets like Tholatin and Gyndine. However, this comes at a huge cost of the Mandalorians. The Yuuzhan Vong retaliate and attack Keldabe, the Mandalorian homeworld. Though the Vong are eventually defeated, the attack permanently scars Keldabe and leaves a million Mandalorians dead, nearly a third of the entire planetary population. Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


During the peak of Mandalorian culture, one of their production factories, Mandalmotors, spawns branch plants on a few other planets, and this corporation continues to operate in limited capacity. Only two known examples of the Mandalorian battle armor exist, worn by the bounty hunters Boba Fett and Jodo Kast. Fett kills Kast for imitating him and soiling his name. Fett inherits his armor from his father's mentor, Jaster Mereel, and places his father's into storage. Jodo Kast procures his armor when he kills the Mandallian Giant bounty hunter Feskitt Bobb, whose suit of Mandalorian armor makes Kast initially mistake him for Fett. Jodo Kast at the mercy of his predecessor. ... Jango redirects here. ...


However, as revealed in the Legacy of the Force series, the Mandalorians still exist and maintain a presence in the galaxy. There are numerous small communities and clans scattered around the galaxy, with the majority centered around Mandalore. Also, the ending of the second book in the series, Bloodlines, implies that Boba Fett will use his position as Mandalore to restore the power and glory of the Mandalorians. The logo for the Legacy of the Force Era The Legacy of the Force is a series of 9 science fiction novels set in the Star Wars fictional universe from 40 ABY to an unspecified time. ... Bloodlines are a fictional category of vampires, from White Wolf Game Studios role-playing games Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire: The Requiem. ...


After returning to Keldabe, Boba Fett immediately begins instituting reforms to rebuild Mandalore. He begins by recalling all Mandalorians to return to Keldabe. As a result, one of the returnees, a geologist, discovers a huge vein of Beskar, a rare Mandalorian ore used to create nearly invulnerable armor. Ironically, this vein was revealed after the vicious Yuuzhan Von attack. Fett quickly exploits the situation, using the Beskar to rearm the Mandalorians and increase their economic power. Currently, Mandalmotors can now produce the Bes'uliik, a heavy fighter that outclasses the X-Wing. Fett has also forged a mutual defense and technology deal with Roche, a major Verpine technology corporation. The Mandalorians have now become an economic and military powerhouse that could destabilize both the Galactic Alliance and Confederation. X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ...


Most information is supported by video games Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, as well as the Knights Of The Old Republic line of comic books. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally on the Microsoft Xbox platform and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows then for Mac OS X. The game was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts and released in the 19th November 2003. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (KOTOR II) is an RPG video game for the PC and the Microsoft Xbox. ...


Language

Main article: Mandalorian language

Mandalorian (Mando’a) is a fictional language spoken by the Mandalorians of Star Wars. ...

See also

This list is about the Mandalorians from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

External links

  • "Vode An: Republic Commando Video Clip - Fanmade"

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Mandalorian - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (2613 words)
The Mandalorian insignia, adopted from a Mythosaur skull.
The leader of the Mandalorians typically took on the title of "Mandalore." Mandalorians were frequently allied with the Sith, most notably Exar Kun and much later as a prototype for the Clone trooper under the power of Darth Sidious and the Galactic Republic.
Mandalorian weddings were brief and meant serious commitment and faithfulness to each other, making it a visual symbol of the loyalty that underlied the entirety of their culture.
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