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"What are those, flying stormtroopers?"
"Worse. They're traitors. Mandalorians who serve the Empire."
―Ezra Bridger and Fenn Rau[4]

The Imperial Super Commandos were Mandalorian soldiers loyal to the Galactic Empire whose masterful combat skills were eclipsed only by their ruthlessness. They were led by Governor Gar Saxon, the Viceroy of Mandalore. Under the leadership of Saxon, the Imperial Super Commandos acted as his elite enforcers, carrying out high-stakes missions including ambushing and wiping out the Mandalorian Protectors, an ancient group of Mandalorian warriors.


The Imperial Super Commandos sported all white Mandalorian armor[4] made from beskar,[2] with helmets that had special visors and a jetpack. Their leader, Gar Saxon, possessed armor with a stark red paint job as a means of displaying his dominance.[4] The commandos utilized the Imperial Supercommando Blaster Rifles,[6] a specialized blaster rifle with a shoulder stock and scopes which fired yellow blaster bolts.[4] Their Imperial Super Commando armor, while designed and manufactured on Mandalore,[7] bore visual similarities to stormtroopers in order to reflect their alignment with the Galactic Empire.[8] It was normally white, reminiscent of stormtrooper armor.[4] However, it could be highlighted with various colors to denote status: Gar Saxon, as the Imperial Viceroy of Mandalore, added red paint;[4] and Tristan Wren, while a member of the Imperial Super Commandos, had yellow shoulder tips.[3]


Mandalorians who serve the Empire[]


The Imperial Super Commandos of Clan Saxon under Gar Saxon, the Imperial governor of Mandalore.

Imperial Super Commandos served as the soldiers of Viceroy Gar Saxon during the Imperial Era.[4] Saxon was the Emperor's Hand who ruled the Mandalorians on behalf of the Empire.[3] The Commandos were responsible for destroying much of the artwork created by the late Mandalorian artist Veraslayn Kast.[9] As penance for Sabine Wren's escape from the Imperial Academy on Mandalore, Saxon forced Sabine's younger brother Tristan Wren to serve in the Super Commandos in order to prove Clan Wren's loyalty to the Empire.[3]

In 2 BBY,[10] after Saxon and his Super Commandos massacred the Mandalorian Protectors of Concord Dawn to punish their leader Fenn Rau for secretly allowing the rebellion safe passage through the Concord Dawn system, Saxon and his Super Commandos ambushed the Spectres Sabine, Ezra Bridger, and Chopper at the Protectors Camp on the Third moon of Concord Dawn. Following a skirmish, the Spectres managed to escape with the help of Rau.[4]


Gar Saxon and a grouping of Super Commandos traveled to Krownest to intercept Sabine Wren.

Later, Tristan and Clan Wren warriors intercepted Sabine and her Jedi companions Ezra and Kanan Jarrus after they visited Krownest in order to seek Sabine's mother Ursa Wren's support for the rebellion. Viceroy Saxon and his Super Commandos later arrived to apprehend the Jedi and to destroy Clan Wren. Faced between family and Saxon, Tristan chose his family and turned on Saxon and his Super Commandos. Following a skirmish, the Wrens, their Jedi allies, and Rau managed to defeat Saxon and his Super Commandos.[3]

Civil War for Mandalore[]

Saxon's death plunged Mandalore into a civil war.[11] The commandos fell under the leadership of Mandalore's new Imperial governor and Saxon's brother, Tiber Saxon.[2] In 1 BBY,[10] commandos under Captain Hark accompanied a convoy of stormtroopers and scout troopers to escort Alrich Wren to be executed in Sundari. The commandos fought against several members of the Spectres and Clan Wren.[2]

Saxon then deployed a new weapon against several Mandalorians under Ursa and Tristan. The weapon vaporized all the warriors except the Wrens. Saxon and Hark later set up a trap to capture the weapon's original creator, Sabine. At first, Saxon and Hark were able to force Sabine to enhance the weapon's range, but she was able to modify it to target Saxon's and his stormtroopers' armor. After Sabine destroyed the weapon, Saxon was killed as his Star Destroyer blew up.[2]


The helmet of an Imperial Super Commando was seen at Aunt Z's Tavern on the Colossus during the New Republic Era.[12]

Behind the scenes[]

The Imperial Super Commandos first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels 2016 episode "Imperial Supercommandos."[4] According to Pablo Hidalgo in a Rebels Recon video, he and Dave Filoni based the design of the Super Commandos on unused designs for Boba Fett from The Empire Strikes Back, when Boba was himself to be a Super Commando. Hidalgo added that the Super Commandos' armor was designed to emulate the Empire.[8]



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