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"I can bring you in warm or I can bring you in cold."
"That's my line."
―Riot Mar and Din Djarin — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Riot Mar was a human male bounty hunter and a member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild. Around 9 ABY, he attempted to capture the bounty known as the Child by pursuing the Mandalorian Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who had betrayed the Guild, in his own customized Bounty Hunter Fighter. Mar managed to track down the Mandalorian in space and attacked his gunship, the Razor Crest; however, Djarin killed him, destroying his fighter during the battle.

Biography[]

"Hand over the child, Mando."
―Riot Mar, to Din Djarin[src]

Riot Mar was a human male who worked as a bounty hunter was a member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild.[4] Following a fight on the planet Nevarro[2] around 9 ABY[1] in which the Mandalorian Din Djarin had betrayed the Guild and fled with a bounty, the infant Grogu, Mar attempted to recapture the child from the Mandalorian. Piloting his own starfighter, a customized Bounty Hunter Fighter, the bounty hunter engaged the Djarin's gunship, the Razor Crest, in space, managing to tail behind the traitor and fire upon him. Getting closer to the Razor Crest's Mar demanded that Grogu be handed over,[2] offering to spare the infant's life[3] and later suggesting he would spare Djarin's.[2]

Riot Mar was killed by Din Djarin

Damaging one of the gunship's engines, the Mar believed he had his target trapped[3] and continued firing while spinning his vessel as he pursued the Crest. Djarin then span the Razor Crest, but was unable to shake the bounty hunter; however, the Mandalorian then quickly slowed the gunship. Taken by surprise, Mar narrowly avoided crashing into the Razor Crest, catching a wing on one of its engines, but was killed as Djarin opened fire on the bounty hunter's vessel and destroyed it.[2] The bounty hunter's final scream sounded through the Crest's comm at that moment.[5] As a result of the skirmish, the Razor Crest suffered a number of damages, including a fuel leak, which Djarin had fixed on the planet Tatooine.[2]

Personality and traits[]

"I might let you live."
―Riot Mar, to Din Djarin[src]

Riot Mar was a 1.93 meter tall human male with light skin, gray hair, and gray eyes. Although he would show mercy on his targets if it helped him capture them, he had a chance of shooting them regardless if it made the hunt easier for him.[3] When demanding that Din Djarin hand over the Child, he suggested he might even spare the Mandalorian if he complied.[2] Mar gave a cocky and overconfident impression on Djarin,[5] gaining a false sense of security after dealing blows to the Razor Crest.[3]

Skills and abilities[]

Riot Mar pursued the Razor Crest in his fighter

Mar was an expert tracker and an experienced pilot, skilled in shooting.[3]

Equipment[]

Mar wore a yellow pressurized g-suit that included a life support unit which had a air supply hose protruding to his black breath mask decorated with a pattern of white predatory teeth. He also wore brown pants, gloves and belt, and a white helmet with a yellow blast shield, also with a white teeth pattern, and red earphones.[3] Mar flew a customized Bounty Hunter Fighter, which was a fairly flat vessel with a central cockpit, a hyperdrive, a communications antenna, and two wings, with an engine in the center of each wing and a laser cannon at each end of both.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

"They described Riot Mar as having a crazy exotic helmet and a lot of aviation-style patches. It seemed to me like he's like a decorated Top Gun pilot."
―Brian Matyas[src]

Concept art for Riot Mar in his fighter by Ryan Church and Brian Matyas

Riot Mar appeared in Chapter 5 of the first season of the Disney+ television series The Mandalorian,[2] which aired on December 6, 2019.[6] He was portrayed by Rio Hackford,[2] who also provided the motion-capture work for IG-11 in the show.[7] Concept art for Mar was done primarily by artist Brian Matyas, while fellow artist Ryan Church contributed to much of the conception of Mar's fighter. Being given a description of Mar, a crazy exotic style helmet and a bunch of aviation patches, Matyas pictured a decorated Top Gun pilot and looked into garments from the Cold War-era.[8]

Matyas's first version of Mar resembled a World War II pilot to him. The artist was also asked to provide intimidating shape language to the bounty hunter, which led to another version of Mar to remind him of an Uruk'hai from the Lord of the Rings franchise. In another version, Matyas took inspiration from a TIE fighter pilot and the character Boba Fett, but the armor in the end product looked too expensive for a character who would not last long. He also made a dozen designs of toothy mouths, trying to merge it onto a respirator design. Art director Doug Chiang suggested putting the mouth where the muzzle met the visor, which Matyas liked; he considered idea similar to the teeth designs on the noses of bombers.[8]

Filming for "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger" took place between January 9 and February 12, 2019.[8] The shots of Mar inside his fighter were filmed with only a half built cockpit and an LED screen behind it to visualized the changing position of realspace around Mar's fighter while it maneuvered.[9] In Joe Schreiber's 2021 junior novelization of The Mandalorian Season One,[5] Mar's two lines "Hand over the child, Mando." and "I might let you live." from "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger"[2] were merged into a single sentence.[5] This article ignores the novelization's version of the lines.

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