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The Darksaber Scenes In The Mandalorian S3E2 Reveal The Best Owner For The Blade

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3 Episode 2, "The Mines of Mandalore"

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) would probably want nothing more from life than to quietly hang out with Grogu while doing some low key bounty hunter work to keep his beskar armor good and shiny. However, destiny keeps throwing curveballs at the Mandalorian, whose life keeps turning into a series of increasingly high-profile quests. Come "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Din is not just the de facto adoptive father of what just might be the most powerful young force-user in the galaxy. He's also managed to become an aposthate who's fallen from the Way as he understands it ... which, however, hasn't prevented him from becoming the rightful owner of the Darksaber, a huge leadership symbol for the Mandalorians. It's a conflicted life, being (or not being) a Mandalorian. 

Though one might expect that the powerful Darksaber would come in handy when Din attempts to redeem himself in the holy waters of the dangerous mines of Mandalore, it turns out that the protagonist's energy fencing skills continue to be a work in progress. In fact, he's so disconnected from the weapon that he can barely lift it. However, someone else proves to be far more proficient with the blade, and if anything, "The Mandalorian" Season 3 Episode 2 proves pretty conclusively who should really hold the Darksaber. 

Din Djarin can't even dream of the things Bo-Katan can do with the Darksaber

Much has been made about the way Din Djarin can barely hold the Darksaber in the air, as he hasn't yet figured out how to truly connect with the unique lightsaber. "The Mines of Mandalore" once again demonstrates the disconnect when Din struggles to lift the blade while fighting mysterious creatures in the mines. 

The reason why the episode puts in extra effort to show just how bad Din is with the Darksaber becomes clear when the blade's former owner, Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), enters the mines. Forced to grab and wield the blade under attack, she immediately shows what the magnificent weapon can do in the hands of an experienced user, and ends up cutting a seemingly invincible giant mine droid in half. 

The ease with which Bo-Katan carries the Darksaber and uses its full might is above and beyond anything Din has shown so far, and proves pretty conclusively who should wield the weapon. Too bad for everyone involved that the ownership of the Darksaber is not so easily determined ... but after Bo-Katan's strong showing in this episode, it'd be weird if the two Mandalorians wouldn't at least discuss the issue in the near future. Again.