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

Did The Mandalorian S3 Finale Just Subtly Change Everything About Mythosaurs?

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 8 "The Return"

The mighty Mythosaur. Known almost as a cryptid in the universe of "Star Wars," on account of its near legendary status and the fact that nobody has really seen them in recent memory, the Mythosaur acts as the Mandalorians' favored symbol. This is because the history of the Mandalorians revolves around the first great warrior, Mandalore, taming the fearsome creature. Since then, many believed the Mythosaur to be extinct, especially after the wholesale surface destruction of the Mandalorian home planet, but "The Mandalorian" on Disney+ has proven otherwise.

In the episode "The Mines of Mandalore," Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) sees a Mythosaur while rescuing Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), and now after the bombastic events of the finale episode, the assembled Mandalorians engage in a baptism ceremony in the Living Waters of Mandalore. As Grogu is officially accepted into an apprenticeship and formally adopted by Djarin, Grogu reaches out over the Living Waters, and the camera pans to the Mythosaur, who seemingly reacts to Grogu's presence. However, Mythosaur are generally considered to be a non-sentient species in "Star Wars," so this could infer that designation is either outdated or perhaps Grogu's understanding of the Force means much more than just telekinesis. Considering the history of Mandalore, it makes more sense if Mythosaur are capable of thoughts greater than just pure instinct.

The Mythosaur in the Living Waters might be making decisions

As mentioned earlier, the Mythosaur is a creature that is thoroughly embedded in Mandalorian culture. Tales of the first Mandalore speak of a moment where the Mythosaur supposedly chose the famous warrior, which allowed Mandalore to unite the people that would later be known as Mandalorians. Likewise, in Episode 2 of "The Mandalorian," Djarin is pulled into the Living Waters, and while Bo-Katan dives in to rescue him, she comes across the Mythosaur, which is almost a spiritual experience. If Mythosaur were simply creatures of pure instinct, one would expect that a beast of that size would simply gobble up any unwitting Mandalorians — specially since their track record, at least in "The Mandalorian," isn't the greatest when it comes to giant monsters.

Joking aside, the fact that the Mythosaur reacted to Grogu means much more than one might initially suspect, though what exactly is still yet to be determined. Could Grogu be able to communicate with the supposedly non-sentient Mythosaur? Or is the Mythosaur actually sentient, and it has been surviving and living among the Mandalorians for countless eons? Whatever the case may be, both Republic and Imperial scientists might want to go over their records when it comes to the Mythosaur because "non-sentient" might not be the best descriptor.