‘The Mandalorian’: Cara Dune Theory Connects Her To Prequel Royalty

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gina Carano poses at the premiere of

The Mandalorian is already a present that’s on the highest of each Star Wars followers’ radars. Not solely is it a brand new and contemporary tackle the Star Wars universe, nevertheless it launched loads of new characters for followers to fall in love with. There’s, in fact, Mando, aka Din Djarin, along with his stoic perspective and massive coronary heart. Then there’s Kuiil who we needed to say goodbye to on the finish of the season. Plus, how can anybody neglect Baby Yoda, the breakout star? And at all times within the coronary heart of the motion is Cara Dune. She’s mysterious and there’s rather a lot left to find out about her. Could a type of secrets and techniques be her true lineage? A brand new concept relates her to prequel royalty. 

Gina Carano poses at the premiere of 'The Mandalorian.'
Gina Carano (Cara Dune) on the premiere of ‘The Mandalorian’ | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

The concept that Cara Dune is said to Padmé could be very convincing 

Reddit consumer u/Our_Warm_Opal posted a concept in December that The Client may very well be long-lost Master Sifo-Dyas, the Jedi Knight who commissioned the Kaminoans to make the Clone military. But on the very finish, they put one other shocker of a concept: that Cara Dune is secretly Ryoo Naberrie, Padmé Amidala’s niece. 

They don’t go into as a lot element with this concept, nevertheless it form of speaks for itself. They hyperlink to {a photograph} of actress Gina Carano, who performs Cara, on the premiere for The Mandalorian. She paid tribute to Padmé by rocking considered one of her hairstyles from Revenge of the Sith. At the time, everybody thought it was solely that, however now there may very well be extra.

The picture additionally places her side-by-side with the final time audiences noticed Ryoo Naberrie, at Padmé’s funeral. It additionally appropriately states that they’d be the identical age on the time The Mandalorian takes place. Ryoo was Padmé’s sister Sola Naberrie’s daughter. Padmé was born a Naberrie however took on the monarchical surname Amidala when she grew to become Queen of Naboo at 14 years outdated. But that’s not all that matches into this concept. 

Gina Carano has given hints to a significant secret that would again this up

Other than showing in a deleted scene in Attack of the Clones, the funeral in Revenge of the Sith, and the canon novel Queen’s Shadow, not a lot is thought about Ryoo. Certainly not sufficient to say Cara Dune is her all grown up, apart from the matching ages and basic options. 

But what actually sells it’s what Carano instructed The Hollywood Reporter in December. The interviewer factors out that we nonetheless don’t know a ton about Cara, however Carano is aware of her entire story and it entails a secret. “[Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni] withhold little bits and pieces from me, and they’ll come in and say, ‘Oh, yeah, also this,’” she stated about filming. “Before I did the introductory scene, Jon told me a secret about my character, and it added so much depth to what her life has been like.” 

She went on to say that Cara Dune is a “little diamond of a character” and that “the sky’s the limit with telling her story.” If the key was that she was Ryoo Naberrie, that will maintain a lot of depth for her character. Not solely was she associated to some of the revered queens and senators Naboo ever noticed, however her story is related to the Skywalkers as nicely. Plus, she’d have loads of purpose to struggle within the Rebel Alliance, a trigger that her Aunt Padmé was part of creating, in a method, a minimum of in its starting. 

What can we already find out about Cara Dune?

Cara Dune is working from one thing and fairly paranoid about individuals discovering her, which is why she was so on-edge of Mando once they first met. But it’s revealed within the Season 1 finale that she’s from Alderaan. Moff Gideon calls out that she was a Rebel shock trooper through the Galactic Civil War, which is the one taking place through the unique trilogy of Star Wars

Carano instructed The Hollywood Reporter, “The eye tattoo has a much deeper meaning once we get into it. Obviously, it’s a Rebel tattoo, but there’s much more to that story. So, I’m excited for that.” Carano could be very proud to play such a bodily and emotionally sturdy character, and hopefully, Season 2 sheds extra gentle on who Cara Dune actually is, Naberrie or not.

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