Looks Like The Mandalorian Is Taking Us to Tython - Here's Why the Planet Is Important
THE MANDALORIAN, from left: Pedro Pascal (as Mandalorian), Das Kind (aka Baby Yoda) (Season 2, premiere on October 30, 2020). Photo: Disney + / Lucasfilm / Courtesy Everett Collection
The Mandalorian has taken us to a handful of different planets, but we are about to explore one of the most important. During the November 27 episode titled "Chapter 13: The Jedi", Mando (Pedro Pascal) and The Child, whose real name is Grogu, find Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) on Corvus. The duo hope Ahsoka - who was Anawin Skywalker's padawan before becoming Darth Vader - can teach the Yoda relatives. However, she senses a darkness in Grogu that resembles that of Anakin and refuses to train him. Instead, she instructs Mando and Grogu to go to the planet Tython, where they can try to contact other Jedi in a temple. So where exactly is Tython and why does it matter?
According to Star Wars Legends, Tython is located in the Deep Core region and shares an important story with the Jedi. Thousands of years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the spaceship Tho Yor brought to the planet with eight types of pyramids from different galaxies, strengthening the energy of power. The newcomers learned to use the mystical powers, built the nine Je'daii temples and formed the Je'Daii order. But after Tython's two moons, Ashla and Bogan, became misaligned and the Je'Daii Order was unable to maintain the balance, the old organization split into the dark and the light side. The former came to be known as Bogan Je'daii, while the latter has been grouped together as the Jedi Order. The clashing Coteries then fought in a 10-year battle known as Force Wars.
The Mandalorian previously re-canonized legend plans, so it wouldn't be a shock if they followed up on the Jedi origins. Plus, bringing Grogu back to where it all started would be a fun nod to his force sensitive lineage. But once he arrives, he has to choose: turn to the Jedi - potentially putting him and Mando at risk if Imperial supporters sense their presence - or allow his powers to wane. A choice he has to make.
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