In The Mandalorian, season 3, Din Djarin was the current owner of the Darksaber, but Bo-Katan Kryze was still using it better.
Padro Pascal’s Din Djarin claimed the legendary darksaber after defeating Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian season 2.
Also, it unexpectedly became the ruler of Mandalore. It is a role that Katee Sakhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze has hoped to reclaim.
In Mandalorian tradition, the Darksaber is supposed to be earned through a battle.
Some Mandalorians believe that the troubles faced by their people, known as the Purge of Mandalore, happened because Bo-Katan didn’t win the Darksaber in the right way. It was according to their customs.
Because of this, she doesn’t want to make the same mistake again and has lost everything she wanted.
Still, Bo-Katan is a better wielder. In episode 2 of season 3 of The Mandalorian, Din finds it difficult to use the darksaber.
Bo-Katan black saber was later used against a frightening crustacean cyborg scavenger. She has no difficulty using the Darksaber to defeat her enemy. The episode clearly shows this difference.
Why Din Djarin Struggles with the Darksaber?
Din Djarin, also known as the Mandalorian, has had his fair share of trouble wielding the Darksaber, a unique and powerful weapon.
In a recent episode of “The Book of Boba Fett,” we saw him face the same challenges.
The Armorer, a wise Mandalorian leader, explained that the Darksaber demands its wielder to be intensely focused, both mentally and physically.
They need to have a clear and unwavering purpose. This is why Moff Gideon, a ruthless character dedicated to restoring the Empire, seemed to handle the Darksaber effortlessly.
On the other hand, it appears that Djarin doesn’t see himself as the rightful ruler of Mandalore. His inner conflicts and complex relationships have left him without a single-minded purpose.
This is why the Bo Katan lightsaber has felt burdensome for him, to the extent that he once injured himself while using it, as shown in “The Book of Boba Fett.”
So, Djarin’s struggle with the Darksaber seems to continue, even in the latest episode of “The Mandalorian.”
Why Bo-Katan Doesn’t Struggle with the Darksaber?
Now, let’s contrast this with Bo-Katan, another character who wields the Darksaber. She seems to have no trouble using the weapon, even when facing Djarin’s captor.
This is likely because Bo-Katan has a stronger sense of confidence in her identity, even though she may have lost faith in her mission to restore Mandalore.
She had no hesitation in taking down the cyborg and rescuing Djarin. Moreover, she willingly returns the Darksaber when the danger has passed.
It appears that there won’t be a fight between Djarin and Bo-Katan over the Darksaber, as it goes against Bo-Katan’s personal code of honor to duel with an ally.
Bo-Katan’s ability to wield the Darksaber effectively is also tied to her strong sense of honor and personal values. She remains unwavering in her beliefs, even in pursuit of her mission.
This consistency gives her an advantage over Djarin, who has grappled with moral dilemmas and even compromised his Mandalorian creed by removing his helmet on two occasions.
While Djarin may have found redemption in a recent episode of “The Mandalorian,” he still wrestles with internal conflicts, unlike Bo-Katan, who stands firm in her convictions.