- "This is the Way."
- ―The Armorer, to the Tribe
- "This was gathered in the Great Purge. It is good it is back with the Tribe."
- ―The Armorer, to Din Djarin, regarding beskar
During the New Republic era, the Armorer was a Mandalorian female who served as an armorer for the Tribe and resided within an enclave on Nevarro, forced to remain hidden following the Galactic Empire's Great Purge. Around 9 ABY, she was visited by Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter, who provided an ingot of beskar he had acquired from a bounty. The Armorer then identified the steel as a product of the Great Purge and asked if his signet was identified, to which Djarin stated it wasn't, but she assured him it would be revealed soon. She then forged a pauldron out of the beskar, reserving the excess for foundlings.
After Djarin completed his bounty and acquired a camtono of beskar as his reward, the Armorer was revisited by Djarin. She suggested that a full cuirass could be forged from the metal, to which he accepted. As she inspected the beskar, members of the Tribe slowly entered the armorer's quarters. She warned Djarin that the beskar would draw much attention. Paz Vizla, a fellow member of the Tribe, commented that the beskar was Imperial property and that the Great Purge was the reason the Tribe was forced to hide. The Armorer replied by stating that surviving in such conditions was the source of their strength. Vizla then ridiculed Djarin for conducting business with the Empire and attempted to shame him by removing his helmet, resulting in a brawl between them.
She halted the fight by reminding them that the Empire no longer existed and that the beskar was returned to its rightful owners. She addressed the Tribe by describing the Way of the Mandalore and how the bounty hunter chose his way of life. The Armorer then asked Djarin if his helmet was ever removed at some point, to which he denied. Thus, she reminded everyone that their way of life was obeyed. After settling the tension, the Armorer began questioning Djarin on the condition of his armor. He stated that it was damaged by a mudhorn, but refused the signet as it wasn't killed nobly. Instead of forging the signet, the armorer forged whistling birds, explosive projectiles equipped on Mandalorian vambraces. She forged the armor and reserved some of the metal for the foundlings at his request.
Sometime later, Djarin and his companions Carasynthia Dune, Greef Karga, IG-11, and the Child descended into the sewers in an attempt to escape Gideon's forces. Din Djarin despaired when they found a pile of Mandalorian helmets, lashing out at Karga in rage, believing the Bounty Hunters' Guild had taken revenge on the enclave for helping Djarin escape. Much to his surprise, the Armorer was still residing in the tunnels, collecting pieces of armor that had been abandoned by their owners or stripped from the dead, while also defending Karga, in which the former explained that the Imperials discovered the enclave shortly after Djarin's escape.
The Armorer assured Djarin that she hopes some of the enclave's members had escaped, but refused his offer to accompany the group off-world, saying that she intended to remain until she had reclaimed all of the available beskar. She also revealed that she knew of other beings with the Child's abilities, classifying them as enemies of the Mandalorians, but that this individual was instead a foundling to be cared for. After discerning Djarin's affection for The Child, she bestowed a signet on him that designated him and the Child as "a clan of two" and charged him with returning the infant to its own people, at which point they parted. Shortly thereafter, a detachment of stormtroopers entered her chamber only to find the Armorer kneeling before the forge, holding her hammer and tongs. She then proceeded to attack and kill all of them with only her tools.
Personality and traitsEdit
The Armorer appeared calm and collected. Without hesitation, she defused the tension between Din Djarin and Paz Vizla by reminding them of the way of life the Tribe followed. She was also a practical woman, who refused to abandon the large cache of armor pieces left behind by deceased or escaped members of the enclave until she had reclaimed what beskar she could.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
The Armorer melted down beskar in various shapes to forge armor and weaponry. In addition to forging, the Armorer was also a skilled melee combatant, able to take out an entire fireteam of stormtroopers with only a forging hammer and tongs.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1" (First appearance)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8"
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3"
- ↑ According to a timeline shown at D23 Expo 2019, The Mandalorian is set five years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY, meaning that The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8"
- [Anthony] (2019-11-22). The Armorer: Unmasking The Mandalorian's Mysterious Blacksmith. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on December 5, 2019. Retrieved on December 5, 2019. "Actor Emily Swallow tells the Still Watching podcast about the perils of playing the enigmatic leader."