Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Mandalorian Covert's Dangerous Surroundings Actually Make Sense To Some Fans

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 4 — "Chapter 20: The Foundling"

At the start of the first episode of "The Mandalorian" Season 3, titular protagonist Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) arrives at the new desert planet home of his Mandalorian Covert just in time to fend off a giant aquatic monster attack during the initiation ceremony for young foundling Ragnar Vizsla (Wesley Kimmel). Then, in Season 3, Episode 4, Ragnar is once again at the center of a dangerous incident when a large pterosaur swoops into the Covert and flies away with him, requiring Din, ally Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Ragnar's father Paz (Tait Fletcher), and a few other unnamed Mandalorians to rescue him.

Since defeating the aquatic monster requires use of Din's high-powered spaceship weaponry, and rescuing Ragnar necessitates a multi-day stealth mission, it could be argued that Din's Mandalorian clan picked a poor location for its Covert. Some fans, however, think the danger posed by these and presumably other monstrous creatures is not happenstance but an intentional and meaningful choice.

A conversation about the sensibility of the Covert's location broke out in a discussion thread on Reddit about "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 4, spurred by user andytheg proposing that the Covert move on account of these seemingly constant monster attacks. In response, multiple users suggested, rather, that living so close to danger is simply the Mandalorian way.

Mandalorian fans think that the Covert's proximity to dangerous beasts strengthens its tribe

The original comment in the "Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 4 Reddit discussion thread suggesting that Din Djarin's Covert might better adapt to or flee from its dangerous surroundings received more than 300 upvotes, suggesting plenty of users agree with its argument. That said, numerous commenters countered that the Mandalorian Covert's location is actually beneficial to its constituents.

"That's probably on purpose," user Substantial-Art9565 replied. "The Armorer says in season one that following the way of the mandalore makes you both hunter and prey. Living around beasts like that make for better warriors."

Similarly, user Not_A_Chupacabra shared that they understand the monster attacks to be training opportunities for the Covert's Mandalorians. User The___Dread__Lobster corroborated this notion, pointing out that Din is unafraid of fighting dangerous beasts, likely as a result an upbringing in this sort of environment. Furthermore, user Groot746 wrote that such a spot would make for a good hiding place, given that the nearby threats likely keep interlopers away.

So, while the location of Din's Mandalorian Covert is precariously close to ever-present danger, it may well be the case that such danger is an inherent aspect of growing up Mandalorian, and the lives lost as a result perhaps the cost of the surviving Mandalorians' considerable combat capabilities.