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"I accept this sword for my sister, for my clan, and for all of Mandalore."
―Bo-Katan Kryze accepts the Darksaber and unites several Mandalorian clans[1]

The Mandalorian resistance was a dissident group of Mandalorians formed by Lady Bo-Katan Kryze, leader of Clan Kryze and the former regent of the planet Mandalore, during the Imperial Era. Following the death of Imperial Governor Tiber Saxon, Kryze gained possession of the Darksaber and united the clans under her rule to oppose the Empire.



Following the Clone Wars and the transformation of the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire, Lady Bo-Katan Kryze acted as regent of Mandalore. Appointed by the Jedi, she refused to comply with the Imperial occupation of Mandalore, causing another wave of violence and was betrayed by Clan Saxon. Clan Saxon allied itself to the Galactic Empire,[1] and Gar Saxon was placed as Viceroy and Governor of the planet.[3]

Civil war erupts[]

Bo-Katan Kryze led a team of the Mandalorian resistance after the Galactic Civil War.

Roughly two decades later during the Age of the Empire, a skirmish on Krownest between Imperial Super Commandos led by Saxon and members of Clan Wren left the viceroy dead and his forces defeated. As a result, a civil war erupted between the Mandalorians. By 1 BBY,[2] Clan Kryze and the Nite Owls had joined Clan Wren, the Mandalorian Protectors represented by Fenn Rau, and members of the Rebel Alliance in combatting Clan Saxon and the Empire. Following Governor Tiber Saxon's use of the AT-DP Arc Cannon Prototype against Mandalorians and his subsequent death, Clan Eldar, Clan Vizsla, Clan Rook, and others pledged allegiance to Kryze after she was given the Darksaber and took up the title of Mand'alor. As the leader of the Mandalorians, Kryze led the newly formed Mandalorian resistance in an effort to liberate Mandalore from the Galactic Empire.[1]

Understanding that they would be unable to control Mandalore, the Empire launched the Great Purge of Mandalore against the Mandalorians. Kryze and her people fought against their attempted genocide,[4] though the Imperial campaign ultimately ended with the deaths of most Mandalorians.[5] Several scattered groups survived, including one led by Kryze, who sought to reunite her people, reclaim the Darksaber from Imperial Moff Gideon, and retake her throne and world.[4]



Notes and references[]

  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 1.15 Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
  2. 2.0 2.1 The trivia guide for Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore states that Bo-Katan Kryze was redesigned to advance the character's age by "18 years or so." As she was last seen in "The Lawless," which was dated to 19 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, it can be assumed that the events of Heroes of Mandalore take place in approximately 1 BBY.
  3. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Legacy of Mandalore"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
  5. The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 6: The Prisoner"
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