- "Children of the Watch are a cult of religious zealots that broke away from Mandalorian society. Their goal was to reestablish the ancient way."
- ―Bo-Katan Kryze, to Din Djarin
The Children of the Watch were an orthodox cult of Mandalorians who followed the Way of the Mandalore. According to Lady Bo-Katan Kryze, the Children of the Watch were religious zealots seeking to reestablish the Way, as the ancient faith had fallen out of favor with mainstream Mandalorian society. Because the Children of the Watch were cloistered on Concordia, they survived the Great Purge of Mandalore.
The Tribe were members of the Children of the Watch, but at least one of its members, Din Djarin, was unaware that there was anything unusual about their beliefs and practices. Instead, Djarin believed that all Mandalorians were like them until he met Bo-Katan Kryze and her Mandalorian warriors, Axe Woves and Koska Reeves, who were members of the more mainstream Mandalorian society when compared to the Children of the Watch.
Behind the scenes
In the French version of The Mandalorian, Children of the Watch is translated as Les Héritiers de la Death Watch (The Heirs of the Death Watch). Together with the fact that Djarin was raised as a foundling in the Tribe after being rescued from a Separatist attack on Aq Vetina by Death Watch members, and the fact that the Children of the Watch adhered to the Way of the Mandalore and other customs abandoned by the New Mandalorians, this suggests that the Children of the Watch may be an offshoot of the Death Watch.
Notes and references
- "Chapter 11: The Heiress" establishes that Din Djarin, who was a member of the Tribe, was a Child of the Watch.
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
- The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian"
- The Star Wars Book
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress" (French audio/subtitles)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"