Season 2 of The Mandalorian introduced multiple mysteries. In Chapter 11, “The Heiress,” we saw that Din Djarin follows his Mandalorian code strictly. This is all because he is part of an ultra-orthodox Mandalorian sect that’s called “Children of the Watch.”
But right now, Din Djarin is the only member of this sect that we have actually seen. Everything else has been a blurry flashback. However, fans do want to know more about these characters.
And so the question is- how can the show introduce more people from this sect? The answer might lie outside of canon Star Wars, and it might involve a militia, a civil war, and that flashback we saw.
Before Bo-Katan said that Mando was from the Children of the Watch sect, viewers assumed that Din Djarin was just rescued by the Death Watch. In the flashback scene where we see his rescue by a Mandalorian squad, the soldier that took him to safety had a Death Watch logo.
But in Legends, there was another Mandalorian group who could have filled his role. Additionally, it would even explain why Din Djarin was rescued by someone from the Death Watch, even though Bo-Katan, who herself was a previous Death Watch member didn’t like rescuing such foundlings.
This group is called The Mandalorian protectors, and they do show up in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as in Star Wars: Rebels. But know that they exist in the canon series under another name- The Mandalorian Royal Guard.
In Legends, these Mandalorian Protectors were like powerful commandos who fought during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic. Now, this group can certainly work in The Mandalorian.
First of all, they were designed after Jaster Mereel’s True Mandalorians. This group adopted Jango Fett into Mandalorian society. So if the Protectors practiced this, then they could very well be the real “Children of the Watch” sect.
What’s more, is that the Protectors were made up of members of the Mandalorian police along with some of the previous members of the Death Watch.
This means that the Death Watcher who rescued baby Din Djarin in the season 1 flashback could have a Death Watch logo on him while still being an active member of the Protectors.
However, the story doesn’t end well for the Protectors. They were pretty much wiped out by the end of the Clone Wars. Only three soldiers remained at the end. They were Tobbi Dala, Fenn Shysa, as well as Spar, a Clone Trooper.
When they died, then the leader of the new Mandalorian Protectors was Boba Fett. Now, in canon, Boba is busy with his criminal network and other stuff that we will get to see in his spinoff series. So, Din Djarin could fill that leadership role easily.
For now, the Children of the Watch are mysterious and intriguing. Developing them further, based on the Mandalorian Protectors will help introduce a new group of deadly fighters, and we will get to know more about the group who raised Din Djarin.
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