Where it comes from is a mystery that is being revealed dropper, and episode eight of ‘The Mandalorian’ leaves us a couple more clues about it.
Moff Gideon has barely appeared in a couple of episodes of ‘The Mandalorian’, but has still managed to be one of the most interesting characters in the Disney+ series . The antagonist is a cold, calculating and cruel villain, and proves it with his words as well as his actions.
This news contains spoilers of the entire season of ‘The Mandalorian’.
Few things we knew about the character that Giancarlo Esposito embodies. The actor who gave life to Gus in ‘Breaking Bad’ described Moff Gideon as someone very intelligent, with a sense of order, cruel and who knows everything. The latter is demonstrated by naming each character by his full name and his last trade.
Gideon’s past is doubtful. In addition to his rank of Moff , which is equivalent to a governor of an entire sector of the former Galactic Empire, it is also revealed that he was captured by the Rebels at some point, being sentenced to death. Cara Dune thought he had been executed, but could escape by hiding while he was rearming.
However, the detail that has left us speechless has come to an end, in a kind of post-credits scene before the credits. Din Djarin manages to tear down the Tie-fighter in which Gideon attacked the protagonists, crashing this on a plain of Nevarro. In the last scene, while the Jawas try to scrap the ship, a black laser sheet cuts the roof of the ship to allow the villain to leave it. The last scene is impressive, with Moff Gideon brandishing the black sheet over the remains of his ship.
This sheet has name and origin: it is the Darksaber. The Darksaber is a lightsaber with the black blade manufactured by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian to be part of the Jedi Order. The blade, however, fell into the hands of Pre Vizsla, leader of the Death Guard, until he was defeated by Darth Maul. There the track of the blade was lost, which we assume fell into the hands of Gideon after destroying Mandalore.