The Mandalorian Shamelessly Wasted Star Wars' Most Important Planet

The Mandalorian Shamelessly Wasted Star Wars' Most Important Planet
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Somehow the show managed to make the cradle of the Jedi Order look as uninspiring as possible, reducing it to a throwaway appearance.


  • The Mandalorian season 2 was a great addition to the series, especially compared to the controversial season 3
  • Still, the show completely ruined an incredibly important planet in Star Wars lore, reducing it to a meaningless cameo
  • Some fans feel that the writers could have used literally any other less significant world for such a throwaway appearance

The second season of The Mandalorian was arguably the best of the series, according to some fans, as it was packed with action, excitement, and great reveals, such as the introduction of Ahsoka Tano and the appearance of Luke Skywalker.

However, with so many memorable moments, the fact that one of the most important planets in the history of the Jedi Order actually made an appearance in the series went completely unnoticed by many fans.

After Ahsoka tells Din that she can't teach young Grogu the ways of the Jedi, she sends the duo to the ancient planet Tython to find another mentor.

There they are confronted by Boba Fett, and after Din returns the old bounty hunter's armor, they are all ambushed by Moff Gideon's forces, who kidnap Grogu and destroy Din's ship, forcing him to ally with Fett and leave the planet.

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The History Of Tython Is Incredibly Important

While the fact that there was an ancient meditation site suggested that Tython was important to the Jedi, such a brief appearance didn't even scratch the surface of how significant the planet actually is, which left some fans feeling underwhelmed.

The planet's landscape looked pretty generic, except for the meditation site, which made it feel like a completely random world with nothing special about it.

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In Legends, Tython was an incredibly Force-rich planet, covered with lush forests, beautiful rivers and mountains, which eventually became the cradle of the Je'daii Order, the forerunners of the Jedi.

For ages they studied the Force, built temples and developed their own unique culture, eventually becoming the keepers of peace that every Star Wars fan knows.

The new Disney- era canon has shaken things up a bit by moving the Order's birthplace to the planet Ahch-To, which we already saw on the big screen in the sequel trilogy, though the movies didn't really emphasize that fact.

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Still, Tython can be considered the second most important planet for the Order, as it was mentioned several times in the sacred Jedi texts, and some scholars, unaware of Ahch-To's existence, believed that the first Jedi Temple was built there.

Show's Creators Should Have Chosen A Different Planet

With all this in mind, fans expected the planet's first on-screen appearance to be worthy of its fabled status, expecting it to be a world of wonder and wisdom, with ancient ruins scattered across Tython's surface.

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So it's no wonder that when The Mandalorian season 2 came out, some of them didn't even realize it was THAT Tython that was featured in episode 6, as the planet looked as bland and uninspiring as possible.

What puzzles some fans the most is that the show's creators could have used literally any other planet for this throwaway appearance, but they chose Tython instead, reducing it to a meaningless cameo.

Given that one of the upcoming films in the franchise, Dawn of the Jedi, directed by James Mangold, will explore the ancient history of the Order, it would have been much more fitting for Tython to appear in that film (or its possible sequel) in all of its glory.

Do you think The Mandalorian ruined Tython's first impression?