This Character From ‘The Mandalorian’ is Connected to Alderaan

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune, waves at the red carpet for the premiere for

While The Mandalorian held lots of nostalgia and connections to previous Star Wars movies and films, it centered on new characters. Which is nice! Not solely did it introduce Mando and Baby Yoda, but it surely additionally included former Rebel Cara Dune and the Ugnaught Kuiil. Basically, it was a brand new tackle the Star Wars universe and created tales exterior of the Jedi vs. Sith narrative we see so typically. And within the season finale for The Mandalorian, a brand new tidbit was revealed about Cara Dune. There’s extra to her than we all know. Spoilers for The Mandalorian finale forward. 

Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune, waves at the red carpet for the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.'
Gina Carano, who performs Cara Dune, on the premiere for ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Moff Gideon revealed a part of Cara Dune’s previous

While Mando, Cara, and Greef Karga have been attempting to dupe the Client out of trying to find the Child, they have been all bombarded by Moff Gideon and his a lot bigger battalion of Stormtroopers. While he was organising an E-Web blaster cannon, Moff Gideon taunted them with information about their pasts. For Cara, he referred to as her by her full title, Carasynthia Dune, and knew she was a Republican shock trooper. Because of this, she’s in all probability seen her fellow troops “vaporized mid-descent” by an identical weapon. 

He additionally calls out that she’s from Alderaan, aka Princess Leia’s planet. It was, after all, fully destroyed together with everybody on it by Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope. And it was residence to former Senator Bail Organa, seen closely within the prequels and The Clone Wars. He was a Jedi and Rebel sympathizer after Emperor Palpatine took over in Revenge of the Sith. Which explains why Leia was so hooked up to the trigger (along with, you understand, the Sith destroying her planet). 

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She was a Rebel shock trooper

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Dec. 3, Gina Carano talked about what made her power a bit totally different from Leia Organa’s. “I definitely think Cara stands out in a way that’s very different from someone like Leia, who’s also very strong and independent,” she stated. “I think that’s exactly what Jon wanted to bring to the Star Wars universe as far as my character. He wanted my arms to show… He wanted my character to be this new soldier of women, and he wanted her to have an impact. For me, it’s been a way to embrace who I am, and if the biggest complaint is that I’m too strong, it’s really a compliment to me.”

In addition to her origin of Alderaan, she was a Rebel shock trooper within the Galactic Civil War, as Moff Gideon identified. That’s the struggle we see begin with Rogue One, which was already brewing due to the Empire’s full totalitarian rule over the galaxy. It ended not a lot lengthy after the Battle of Endor seen in Return of the Jedi. A significant signal of her dedication to the Rebellion is the tattoo on Cara’s face. “The eye tattoo has a much deeper meaning once we get into it,” Carano stated. “Obviously, it’s a Rebel tattoo, but there’s much more to that story.”

Cara’s nonetheless hiding an enormous secret

Speaking of the “more” to Cara, there nonetheless appears to be a serious secret to her backstory. Granted, followers don’t know a lot about her, besides that she was “forced into early retirement” and feared Mando was looking her for bounty. Carano stated that she is aware of the total story, however was solely given bits and items by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni who wrote the script. “They withhold little bits and pieces from me, and they’ll come in and say, ‘Oh, yeah, also this…’”

And there’s extra. “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 informed The Hollywood Reporter. “I think she’s a really cool character, and I think the sky’s the limit with telling her story. When I read the script, I just felt like Jon wrote a little diamond of a character. I’ve been waiting for something like this for so long, and I love putting on the armor and thinking about the possibilities.”

Thankfully, The Mandalorian will reside to see one other day with Season 2 premiering in Fall 2020. Maybe we’ll get the total take a look at Cara’s previous subsequent season.

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