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Nearly 50% Think These Two Mandalorian Moments Went Too Far

There's no denying how much the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done for Disney+. "WandaVision," "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and "Loki" have brought in subscribers left and right in the first half of 2021, but let's not forget which original title was the first to light the streaming world on fire. That honor goes to an installment in the "Star Wars" franchise, that being "The Mandalorian" — a program that has taken over pop culture and rejuvenated interest in the galaxy far, far away in short order.

"The Mandalorian" premiered on Disney+ in late 2019, with Pedro Pascal playing the titular bucket-wearing bounty hunter. Although, this science fiction-Western hybrid quickly gained traction thanks to its introduction of a green, pointy-eared, 50-year-old child that was later dubbed "Grogu." The lovable little man demanded the spotlight from the moment he emerged on screen and certainly went a long way in giving fans something to look forward to when the highly-anticipated Season 2 arrived in the waning days of 2020.

"Mandalorian" die-hards have made their desire to see more of Grogu in the impending Season 3 abundantly clear, but there's plenty more to enjoy along with him. The series is rife with action, Easter eggs, and callbacks to the influential cinematic ventures of yesteryear, making it a welcome addition to the "Star Wars" canon for all ages to enjoy. However, "The Mandalorian" has gone a bit too far over the course of its run, with roughly 50% of viewers agreeing that two examples stand out the most.

Viewers aren't fans of The Mandalorian's murderous moments

To narrow down which "Mandalorian" scenes were too much to handle, Looper asked 637 fans from the United States for their thoughts on the question. Looking at that data we've collected makes it obvious that when the show gets murderous, viewers aren't happy.

The close winner of the poll comes from the Season 2 episode "Chapter 15: The Believer." Grogu's capture by Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) leads the Mandalorian back to an old foe, Migs Mayfeld (Bill Burr), whose previous service in the Imperial army makes him the perfect person to enter the Empire's database and find their coordinates. Things go South when he encounters his former superior, General Valin Hess (Richard Brake), who gets under Mayfeld's skin with his blind glorification of the Empire. Fueled by past trauma, he callously shoots the general — a display that took home 24.65% of the ballots.

Our runner-up just narrowly earned such a title, securing 24.18% of the vote. This moment took place during the series premiere of "The Mandalorian," where Mando goes out on a job only to find he has bitten off more than he can chew. His target is held in a storage building that's guarded by dozens of enemies, but an assassin droid known as IG-11 (Taika Waititi) helps thin out the herd in seeking the bounty for itself. Mando and the droid fight side-by-side to enter the building, locking eyes with Grogu for the first time mere minutes later. Per his directive, IG-11 attempts to kill the child, but the Mandalorian stops him with a ruthless blaster shot to the head.

Even less-violent Mando moments rubbed some viewers the wrong way

Between those two aforementioned scenes, nearly 50% of the votes have been accounted for, but what became of the remainder? Well, the third-place winner took home 20.72% alone and also entailed a shocking death, although not one of a living, breathing person. This time around, it meant the demise of the Razor Crest, the Mandalorian's beloved ship. It bit the bullet when Moff Gideon's orbital forces obliterated it on Tython early on in "Chapter 14: The Tragedy" from Season 2, dropping jaws around the globe.

The next option represents 15.70% of our voter base and stems from "The Tragedy" as well. Not long after the Razor Crest was destroyed, Gideon sent down his newly-developed Dark Troopers to the surface of Tython with one goal in mind: taking Grogu into custody. Fully aware of Gideon's plan, Mando did his best to fight off Imperial stormtroopers and defend his surrogate son, but it was to no avail. The unfeeling robots made off with the kid before he could make the interception — a sight that sent the "Star Wars" fandom into a frenzy when it aired.

Finally, the last 14.76% of "Mandalorian" viewers we surveyed felt one of the most memorable moments from Season 2 was a bit much to watch. Aboard Moff Gideon's Imperial cruiser with Grogu freed, Mando and his companions prepare for a bitter end against a squad of Dark Troopers. Just in the nick of time, fan-favorite Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) arrived in all of his Jedi glory, mowing down the Imperial forces with his iconic green lightsaber and saving our heroes' lives. Regardless of Luke's heroics, for a minority of audience members, this sequence was a step over the line.

At the end of the day, "The Mandalorian" isn't an over-the-top, gory, violent program, but don't think for a second it won't push the boundaries when the story calls for it.