Fans Think Only One Imperial Warlord Can Be Behind Those Hard-hitting Moves in ‘The Mandalorian’

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Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Chapter 19 of The Mandalorian.

Have we just seen a big hint that a major Star Wars player will enter the live-action Star Wars galaxy sooner than we thought?

Chapter 19 of The Mandalorian got off to a blistering start as the redeemed Din Djarin left Mandalore with the inadvertently redeemed Bo-Katan Kryze.

Bo-Katan’s hiding what she saw in the living waters beneath the Mines of Mandalore, but there’s no time to explore the added tension between the pair as they are set upon by some familiar ships.

A dogfight between Bo-Katan’s craft and, after a daring leap, Mando’s N1 fighter ensues, darting through the cliffs of Kalevala as the Mandalorians take down TIE Interceptors. However, their impressive defeat of those Imperial combat ships is short-lived when Din Djarin notices something else on his radar.

While the TIE Interceptors proved that targeting systems hadn’t improved since the Battle of Endor, TIE Bombers quickly established that the Empire still has it. They devastate Bo-Katan’s castle before the Mandalorians are hounded away from the planet by the arrival of a larger fleet of TIE Interceptors.

“That’s a lot of ships for an Imperial Warlord,” says Bo-Katan, with some understatement. It’s not dug into again during the chapter, although some viewers didn’t buy quite buy into Bo’s earlier comment that it’s any old bunch of “mudscuffers.”

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