Ranzar Malk: "Yeah, well, Mayfeld, he's… He's one of the best triggermen I've ever seen. Former Imperial sharpshooter."
Din Djarin: "That's not saying much."
Mayfeld: "I wasn't a stormtrooper, wiseass."
―Ranzar Malk, Din Djarin, and Mayfeld[src]

Mayfeld was a human male mercenary who was a former sharpshooter in the Imperial Military. During the time of the New Republic, Mayfeld was recruited by the criminal Ranzar Malk to lead a team to rescue the prisoner Qin from Bothan-Five, a New Republic Correctional Transport. Malk, Mayfeld, and the team intended to betray the Mandalorian Din Djarin, who had also been hired for use of his ship, the Razor Crest.

During the mission, Mayfeld led the team aboard the prison ship and entered the control room, encountering a New Republic soldier named Davan at the controls. After Davan was killed, the team reached Qin's cell, before they betrayed Djarin by trapping him in the cell. However, Mayfeld and his allies were defeated by Djarin after he escaped the cell, proceeding to deliver Qin to Malk alone.

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Working as a mercenary[edit | edit source]

"Hey, Mayfeld."
"This is Mando, the guy I was tellin' you about. We used to do jobs way back then."
"This is the guy?"
―Ranzar Malk introduces Din Djarin to Mayfeld[src]

Mayfeld introduced Djarin to his team.

Mayfeld served as a sharpshooter in the Imperial Military before becoming a mercenary in the employ of the criminal Ranzar Malk.[2] During that time, he also became a wanted New Republic criminal.[3] Around 9 ABY,[4] Mayfeld was selected by Malk as the leader of a team tasked with rescuing the Twi'lek criminal Qin aboard the[2] New Republic Correctional Transport Bothan-Five[3] alongside the Devaronian Burg, the droid Q9-0 "Zero" and Xi'an, Qin's brother. While aboard the Roost space station, Mayfeld was introduced to an additional member of the team by Malk,[2] the Mandalorian Din Djarin,[5] Mayfeld was also informed about Malk's prior work with the Mandalorian.[2]

Walking around the station's hangar, Mayfeld took notice of Djarin's personal ship, the Razor Crest, which was to be used to transport the team to Qin's location. He remarked that the Crest looked like a "Canto Bight slot machine," before introducing Djarin to the rest of the team, briefing them on their mission, and boarding the Crest.[2]

The job[edit | edit source]

"I wonder what you look like under there. Maybe he's a Gungan. Is that why yousa don't wanna show your face?"
―Mayfeld mocks Djarin[src]

While Zero piloted the Crest in hyperspace, Mayfeld and the others were seated in the ship's cargo hold. He attempted to break up an altercation between Burg and Djarin, and learned more of Djarin's past from Xi'an. Mayfeld then proceeded to mock Djarin for keeping his face concealed under a helmet. A fight soon broke out between Burg and the Mandalorian after the Devaronian attempted to remove his helmet. Burg accidentally opened a compartment after being knocked back, revealing an alien infant inside.[2]

Mayfeld and his team infiltrate Bothan-Five.

Surprised at the infant's existence, Mayfeld proceeded to ask multiple questions about him and picked him up. Zero suddenly dropped the Crest out of hyperspace, causing Mayfeld to stumble and drop the infant. After the Crest was docked to the New Republic prison ship, the team entered Bothan-Five and began their search for Qin. Mayfeld led the team around the ship's hallways, before encountering an MSE-6 series repair droid. Despite Mayfeld's objections, Burg shot the droid, alerting a group of security droids to their location.[2]

The team was initially pinned down, but continued on their mission after Djarin destroyed the droids, with Mayfeld mocking the Mandalorian's efforts. The team entered the control room, only to discover a soldier named Davan at the controls. While a standoff ensued, Mayfeld inspected the ship's controls and learned of the location of Qin's prison cell, before Davan revealed a homing beacon. Tensions grew between Djarin and the team over deciding whether or not to kill Davan. The standoff ended when Xi'an ended the soldier's life, but not before he activated the beacon and signalled a New Republic attack team.[2]

Betraying the Mandalorian[edit | edit source]

"Attack's on the way. He's already dead meat. Let's go!"
―Mayfeld orders the team to escape after abandoning Djarin[src]

With the team under a strict time limit, they rushed towards Qin's cell. After Qin was freed, Mayfeld and the team proceeded to trap Djarin within the cell and leave him behind. Djarin later escaped the cell by hijacking a security droid. As the team proceeded to make their way back to the Razor Crest, Zero contacted Mayfeld and informed him that Djarin had escaped, before the Mandalorian began closing the doors around them via the control room.[2]

Mayfeld moments before defeat

Mayfeld and Qin were separated from Burg and Xi'an when a door closed in between them. After Xi'an and Burg left to hunt for Djarin, Qin ordered Mayfeld to get him off the prison ship and leave Burg and his sister behind. The Twi'lek also offered the mercenary triple the amount offered by Malk for eliminating Djarin and completing the mission.[2]

While searching for the Mandalorian, Mayfeld eliminated a number of security droids along the way. Standing at an intersection, Mayfeld was falsely alarmed by a mouse droid. Unbeknownst to the mercenary, Djarin, who had defeated Burg and Xi'an prior, approached him from behind and incapacitated him. Mayfeld was then imprisoned in one of the ship's cells alongside Xi'an and Burg. Djarin then proceeded to capture Qin himself and destroyed Zero in the process,[2] earning an arrest warrant from the New Republic.[3]

Unknown to Mayfeld and the entire team, their actions aboard Bothan-Five were recorded in the ship's security records. When New Republic pilot Carson Teva later confronted Djarin regarding his actions aboard the prison ship, the captain mentioned Mayfeld, Xi'an, and Burg's statuses as wanted criminals and allowed the Mandalorian to roam free for attempting to protect Davan from the three mercenaries and subsequently capturing them.[3]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

"Me, I was never really into pets. Yeah, I didn't have the temperament. Patience, you know?"

A human male, Mayfeld was bald and had a light beard, light skin, and blue eyes. As the smart-mouthed leader of Malk's crew,[1] he was serious about his work but was also prone to being condescending towards Din Djarin and joking around him, at one point suggesting that Djarin was a Gungan after the Mandalorian did not remove his helmet. Mayfeld also admitted that he did not have the temperament or patience to take care of pets when observing the infant aboard the Razor Crest.[2]

Skills and abilities[edit | edit source]

Ranzar Malk described Mayfeld as one of the "best triggermen" he'd ever seen; the mercenary eliminated three security droids in quick succession while aboard Bothan-Five.[2]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Mayfeld wore a dark shirt and pants along with brown gloves and boots. For weaponry, he carried a trio of blaster pistols, two of which were holstered around his chest and a third in a droid arm attached to his backpack, allowing him to fire all three weapons at once.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

"When Jon asked me to do it, I was like, 'Jon, you know I have been making fun of this s***. He laughed and went, 'But I think your fans would think it was funny if you were in it.'"
―Bill Burr explains how he was cast as Mayfeld[src]

Concept art featuring Mayfeld by Brian Matyas

Mayfeld first appeared in "Chapter 6: The Prisoner," the sixth episode of the television series The Mandalorian, which was directed by Rick Famuyiwa[2] and aired on December 13, 2019.[6] The character was played by Bill Burr, with Chad Bennett serving as a stunt double.[2] Prior to the show's release, Mayfeld was revealed in a trailer on August 23, 2019.[7] Concept art for the character was created by Nick Gindraux, Jama Jurabaev, Christian Alzmann, and Brian Matyas. Gindraux's artwork depicted Mayfeld with black hair and a black beard, while Jurabaev's depicted him as an alien.[8]

The Mandalorian's creator, Jon Favreau, offered Burr the role after meeting the actor at a birthday party.[9] Favreau thought that people who listened to Burr's podcast, Monday Morning Podcast, would find it humorous to see the actor in a Star Wars production, as Burr previously had a reputation for ridiculing the franchise as a whole. He accepted the role after being spurred on by his wife.[10]

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