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"Is the world more peaceful since the revolution?"
―"The Client"[src]

A remnant of the Galactic Empire was active around 9 ABY in the Outer Rim during the rise of the New Republic. The remnant operated from a facility on Nevarro and was supported by mercenaries who once served in the Imperial Military.

Around the year 9 ABY, the remnant came into contact with Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter whom the Client—a former Imperial—hired to locate and retrieve "the Child." Although the Mandalorian was able to take the Child back to the Client, he had a change of heart and rescued him.

The Client's forces proceeded to occupy the city on Nevarro. The Mandalorian eventually returned to the planet to kill the Client with Greef Karga and Carasynthia Dune, but their plan went awry when the Client was killed by Gideon's death troopers. Gideon tried to prompt a surrender from Djarin and his group. However, the droid bounty hunter IG-11 arrived and disrupted the remnant's forces that surrounded Djarin's group.

Gideon's forces eventually managed to force Djarin and his comrades to retreat into the sewers. Being unsuccessful in pursuing them there, another squad attempted to ambush them at an exit, but were destroyed when IG-11 self-destructed. Gideon then attacked Djarin's group in his Outland TIE fighter, but crashed when Djarin managed to sabotage the TIE.

History[edit | edit source]

Post-Empire[edit | edit source]

"It is good to restore the natural order of things after a period of such disarray."
―"The Client"[src]

During the era of the New Republic, Moff Gideon presided over a remnant of the Galactic Empire after its collapse, which had a facility on the rocky and volcanic planet of Nevarro. This faction was supported by a group of mercenaries—former stormtroopers who served as guards for "the Client" as well as the Imperial scientist Doctor Pershing.[3]

The hunt[edit | edit source]

"We have you four to one."
"I like those odds."
―A group of stormtroopers and Din Djarin — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

The Client hired the Mandalorian to acquire the Child.

Around 9 ABY,[4] the Client hired a Mandalorian bounty hunter named Din Djarin, sent by the Bounty Hunters' Guild agent Greef Karga, to locate and acquire a highly valuable "asset" on Arvala-7. In return, the Client offered Djarin a substantial reward in Beskar, an alloy that the Empire confiscated during the Great Purge. Aside from the age of the asset, which was approximately fifty years old, the Client offered little else to help the Mandalorian. Nevertheless, he was confident that such a highly skilled and expensive warrior would complete the task.[3]

After returning from Arvala-7, the Mandalorian fulfilled his commission by giving "the Child" to the Client. Once the Mandalorian was gone, the Client and Pershing argued about the infant, with the Client demanding he simply remove the material that they needed from the Child even if the procedure resulted in his death. Pershing refused, reminding the Client that they had orders to deliver him alive, after which the Client warned Pershing that his safety was no longer assured. Soon after, the Mandalorian returned to rescue the Child, resulting in a firefight with the facility's stormtroopers. Though outnumbered, the Mandalorian defeated the troopers and ultimately escaped from the facility with the Child.[5]

Coaxing the Mandalorian[edit | edit source]

"You may think you have some idea of what you are in possession of, but you do not."
―Gideon, to Din Djarin[src]

Following the theft of the Child, the Client and his forces installed a renewed Imperial authority across the city on Nevarro.[1] A number of bounty hunters tried and failed to recapture the Child,[6][7] and so a plan was put in place for Karga to lure the Djarin back to the planet to kill him. However, after the Child saved Karga's life, he killed his guards and sided with the Mandalorian.[1]

Gideon lands his Outland TIE behind his forces before the Nevarro cantina.

Planning to kill the Client instead, Karga brought Djarin handcuffed to the city with a decoy of the Child and Carasynthia Dune. As they walked the streets, one of the scouts on patrol offered 20 credits for Djarin's helmet. The Client talked to the Mandalorian in the Nevarro cantina, where he suggested there were those on Nevarro who'd welcome back the order and thus "peace and prosperity" offered by an Imperial presence. He further asked why Mandalore resisted Imperial expansion and claimed the Empire improved every system it touched. After their discussion, the Client was contacted by Gideon via hologram, who then ordered a squad of Death troopers outside to fire on the cantina, killing the Client and his guards. Gideon then flew down beside the cantina, backed by his death trooper guard and the rest of his stormtrooper escort. Meanwhile, the scout troopers were able to track down and retake the Child, killing his guardian, Kuiil.[1]

Battle on Nevarro[edit | edit source]

"If you're asking if you can trust me, you cannot. Just as you betrayed our business arrangement, I would gladly break any promise and watch you die at my hand. The assurance I give is this: I will act in my own self-interest, which at this time involves your cooperation and benefit."
―Gideon, stating terms of surrender to Greef Karga[src]

At the cantina, Gideon began talking across to the Djarin, Karga and Dune from outside, emphasising the Child's importance to him.[1] He gave the three until nightfall to surrender, threatening to use an E-Web heavy repeating blaster cannon on them if they failed to do so. At the same time, the scout troopers who had acquired the Child rendezvoused near the city. They listened in on transmissions as Gideon killed one of his officers out of anger. The pair were suddenly approached by the bounty hunter droid IG-11. In the ensuing confrontation, the droid neutralized both scout troopers and then took the Child with him on one of their 74-Z speeder bikes.[2]

Stormtroopers of Gideon's Imperial remnant engage IG-11.

IG-11 rode into Nevarro city on the seized speeder bike, carrying the Child in a bag hanging over his front and shooting nearby stormtroopers he passed. When the droid reached the clearing next to the cantina where Djarin and his comrades were pinned down, IG-11 jumped off of the speeder bike, allowing it to crash into the stormtroopers and Death troopers ahead. As IG-11 proceeded to fight his many adversaries, Djarin, Dune and Karga joined the battle, killing many troopers in the firefight. As Djarin used the E-Web blaster cannon to mow down more stormtroopers, Gideon arrived, and shot an explosive object near the Mandalorian, injuring him. Subsequently, IG-11 and the rest of Djarin's comrades helped him back inside the cantina under fire. Gideon ordered an Incinerator trooper to burn the cantina with Djarin and the others inside. However, the Child used the Force to turn the fire back to the trooper, killing him.[2]

Djarin's group then retreated into the sewers and visited a covert. By the time stormtroopers arrived at the enclave, Djarin and his comrades had left, leaving The Armorer, who fought and defeated the troopers. Another group of stormtroopers awaited Djarin's group at the end of a tunnel. IG-11, though, self-destructed to defeat the squad. As the rest of the group left the tunnel, they were attacked by Gideon in his Outland TIE fighter. Djarin chased the TIE with his jetpack and planted a detonator on it, damaging it and causing it to crash. With Gideon defeated, Djarin parted ways with Dune and Karga and departed Nevarro with the Child.[2]

Military[edit | edit source]

"We have you four to one."
―The Client's stormtroopers surround the Mandalorian[src]

An Imperial Troop Transport deploys Gideon's stormtroopers.

Formed from the Empire's disbanded armed forces, the Imperial remnant inherited assets from it and used them as a well established military force to achieve its objectives. They had the capability to occupy and maintain order on Nevarro.[2] The remnant's frontline infantry were comprised of stormtroopers, death troopers and scout troopers,[1] and at least one Incinerator trooper.[2] Local stormtroopers on Nevarro were of lower class and quality, as they were former stormtroopers that turned into mercenaries and found employment with the remnant, serving as bodyguards[source?] for important high ranking Imperial officials.[3]

Furthermore, Imperial forces were bolstered by both a K79-S80 Imperial Troop Transport and at least three 74-Z speeder bikes.[1] Their leader, Moff Gideon, also used an Outland TIE fighter, a model of the Sienar Fleet Systems' TIE line,[8] with wings that folded when landing on a leveled surface, allowing for ease of access to the cockpit. They also owned at least one RA-7 protocol droid, who served the Nevarro cantina as the bartender after the remnant's occupation of the planet.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Concept art of Moff Gideon and his Imperial remnant

Gideon's Imperial remnant first appeared in "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian," the debut episode of Jon Favreau's Disney+ television series The Mandalorian, which was directed by Dave Filoni[3] and aired on November 12, 2019.[9]

For the episodes "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" and "Chapter 8: Redemption," Favreau and Filoni enlisted the help of the 501st Legion fan organization as the crew of the series did not have enough stormtrooper costumes on set. As such, many of the stormtroopers who were seen reinforcing the death troopers were portrayed by members of the organization.[10]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 7: The Reckoning"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian"
  4. According to SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on (backup link), the events of The Mandalorian take place about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, it can be deduced with simple math that the events of The Mandalorian take place around 9 ABY.
  5. The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3: The Sin"
  6. The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 4: Sanctuary"
  7. The Mandalorian Official Logo.jpg The Mandalorian – "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger"
  8. ToppsDigitalLogo.pngStar Wars: Card Trader (Card: Outland TIE Fighter - Star Wars: The Mandalorian - Illustrated Outlaws)
  9. The Mandalorian Media Kit. Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. The Walt Disney Company. Archived from the original on February 3, 2020. Retrieved on February 3, 2020.
  10. Noah Dominguez (2019-12-29). The Mandalorian Enlisted the Help of Stormtrooper Group the 501st Legion. CBR. Archived from the original on March 7, 2020. Retrieved on May 9, 2020. "After running low on Stormtrooper costumes for the two most recent episodes of The Mandalorian, team members behind the Disney+'s live-action Star Wars series enlisted the help of a local fan group."
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