When I first started watching the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, all I knew was that the main character was a male bounty hunter who ends up caring for a child.
I wasn’t expecting so many kickass women. But The Mandalorian is chock full of strong women who can take care of business. Below is a list of the female allies Mando gathers along his journey.
WARNING: There are spoilers below
She wields metal working tools as if they weigh nothing, is Mando’s spiritual guide, and fights off a group of Stormtroopers singlehandedly.
A former Rebel shock trooper, she’s a skilled fighter and becomes a trusted and valuable ally to Mando.
A widow, she protects her daughter from raiders, then refuses to abandon her village despite the presence of an Imperial All-Terrain Scout Transport (ATST) which can wipe out a force of trained, armed rebels let alone a single village. Plus, she’s the only villager who starts off hitting the target with every shot.
A strong, savvy woman running a ship repair business who looks after the Child and doesn’t fall apart when taken hostage.
Assassin and mercenary with mad shooting and hand-to-hand skills. Starts off as an antagonist. Comes back as an ally.
Desperate to get her eggs fertilized before she becomes the last of her line, she uses tech skills to reactivate a droid in order to shame Mando into keeping his promise to get her to the planet where her husband is waiting.
BO-KATAN KRYZE AND KOSKA REEVES
Mandalorians who rescue Mando and the child, then become valued allies. Their fighting skills equal Mando’s. Plus, Koska throws down with Boba Fett in a barroom brawl.
Gotta love a female Jedi showing off her fighting skills. Plus, she's got the mind skills to connect with the Child and learn a bit of his history along with his name.
One of my favorite series of scenes is in the final episode of season two, where, in a glorious show of female strength, Cara, Fennec, Bo-Katan, and Koska storm through an Imperial cruiser, leaving a trail of dead Stormtroopers in their wake.
So yeah, it’s not just the relationship between Mando and Grogu (the Child) that I love. It’s all of these amazing women helping Mando achieve his goal.
Hopefully, some of their spirit will find its way into the heroines I create.