- "No outsider will ever rule Mandalore!"
- ―Bo-Katan Kryze, before leaving Death Watch with her Nite Owls
The Nite Owls were an elite Mandalorian unit made up of warriors led by Bo-Katan Kryze. When Bo-Katan joined Death Watch, the Nite Owls sided with the group and with its leader, Pre Vizsla. After Maul killed Vizsla in battle and proclaimed himself the new leader of Death Watch, the Nite Owls, like the rest of Death Watch, split in two, with members siding with either Maul or Bo-Katan. Those who joined Bo-Katan became part of the Mandalore resistance and fought against Maul's Shadow Collective and his Mandalorian super commandos, even attempting to free Bo-Katan's sister, the former Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore, whom they had formerly opposed due to her pacifist idealism.
History[edit | edit source]
Following Death Watch's exile from Mandalore, the Nite Owls joined former Governor Pre Vizsla at his camp on Carlac. Under the leadership of Vizsla and Bo-Katan Kryze, the Nite Owls raided a Ming Po settlement, abducting women and burning buildings.
After Maul killed Pre Vizsla and assumed leadership of Death Watch, most of their members felt that they were honor-bound to serve Maul; however, some of the Nite Owls and other members of Death Watch did not. Bo-Katan declared "No outsider will ever rule Mandalore," before escaping the aftermath of Maul's murder of Vizsla alongside some of the Nite Owls. Afterwards, Bo-Katan would help Duchess Satine, and later Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi escape Mandalore and alert the Republic to what happened with her newly formed Mandalore resistance.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
The Nite Owls wear their distinct Mandalorian armor. They were armed with GALAAR-15 blaster carbines before Maul takeover, while keep on using WESTAR-35 blaster pistols with Mandalorian vambraces in combat.[source?]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- "Kenobi's Shadow"—The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark
- The Clone Wars: Season 7: Volume 1
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dangerous Debt"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Together Again"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Phantom Apprentice"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shattered"
- Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as Nite Owls)
- Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season One
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Making of Season Two
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Picture only)