This Is the Way: Iconic Mandalorians from 1978 to 2020 [Infographic]

This Is the Way: Iconic Mandalorians from 1978 to 2020

Boba Fett is one of the most iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. He made an immediate impression on fans, even with an underwhelming debut in the Star Wars Holiday Special and only minutes of screentime in The Empire Strikes Back. Our interest in Boba Fett and the other Mandalorians only increased from there. We read about them in books and comics, watched them in the prequel trilogy and the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels and now The Mandalorian.

Which means this a great time to look back at some of our favorite Mandalorian armor designs. We’ve already released a complete guide to Boba Fett, but we included him and Jango Fett because they’re classics. From there, we looked at designs from the animated series and then to The Mandalorian.


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Boba Fett

  • First appearance: Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
  • Boba Fett is the first Mandalorian introduced in the Star Wars universe. He is later revealed to be a clone of Jango Fett, who raises Boba as his son.

Jango Fett

  • First appearance: Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Jango Fett provides the genetic material used to create the Clone Army as well as his own cloned "son", Boba Fett.

Pre Vizsla

  • First appearance: "The Mandalore Plot" (2010), season 2, episode 12 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Pre Vizsla leads the terrorist group Death Watch. He later dies in a duel with Maul, who takes Pre's weapon, the Darksaber.

Bo-Katan Kryze

  • First appearance: "A Friend in Need" (2012), season 4, episode 14 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Bo-Katan Kryze fights against Maul and later becomes Mand'alor, leader of the Mandalorians. She also wields the Darksaber.

Sabine Wren

  • First appearance: Rise of the Rebels, Zeb to the Rescue, Ezra and the Pilot, and short "Art Attack", all preludes to Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)
  • Sabine Wren is an expert on weapons and explosives. She recovers the Darksaber from Maul and later passes it to Bo-Katan.

Din Djarin (Mando, The Mandalorian)

  • First appearance: "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" (2019), season 1, episode 1 of The Mandalorian (2019-Present)
  • Din Djarin is the bounty hunter who rescues "the Child" and is charged with finding and returning the foundling to his unknown species.

The Armorer

  • First appearance: "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" (2019), season 1, episode 1 of The Mandalorian (2019-Present)
  • The Armorer is the leader of the Tribe on Nevarro. She forges their armor and weapons, and later creates Din Djarin's clan and sigil.

Paz Vizsla

  • First appearance: "Chapter 3: The Sin" (2019), season 1, episode 3 of The Mandalorian (2019-Present)
  • Paz Vizsla is a member of the Tribe on Nevarro. He is initially suspicious of Din Djarin but later comes to his aid along with the rest of the Tribe.


More Mandalorians in Canon and Legends

Tarre Vizsla is the first Mandalorian Jedi. He creates the Darksaber and becomes a leader of Mandalore.

Satine Kryze is sister to Bo-Katan Kryze and a leader of Mandalore before she is killed by Maul.

Shae Vizla, also known as Mandalore the Avenger, allied with the Sith Empire against the Jedi Order.

Maul becomes ruler of Mandalore after killing Pre Vizsla and Satine Kryze, though many Mandalorians fought against him.


Sources: Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, The Mandalorian, Wookieepedia, Wikipedia


Which Mandalorian design was your favorite? Do you have any predictions for season 2 of The Mandalorian? We want to hear about it in the comments! And while you're waiting, you can check out all of our Star Wars: The Mandalorian costumes, featuring Din Djarin's Beskar Armor suit and also several Baby Yoda/The Child/Grogu costumes!

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Wyatt Edwards

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