Fans are Criticizing The Mandalorian for Having Strong Female Characters (No, Really)

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By Nico Parungo | More Articles Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer
December 04, 2019  09:37 AM


Four episodes in and The Mandalorian has proven to be an excellent show that lives up to the Star Wars name, with many anticipating each weekly episode. As we wait for The Mandalorian Episode Five to blow our socks off, some “fans” have decided to be critical of the most recent episode but for all the wrong reasons. Sadly, fans are mad about the most recent episode because it had strong women in them.

I wish this was a joke but it isn’t.

Trolls like former Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver are criticizing the fourth episode for being “woke” and starring strong women. Others are upset over supporting character Omera being the only character who knows how to use a gun in her village, literally because she is a woman. 

Another dumb reason fans are hating the fourth episode is because of Cara Dune, played by Deadpool star Gina Carano. Sure, we could argue that she isn’t the best actress out there but fans are more upset over her character going toe-to-toe with the titular Mandalorian, ignoring the fact that he’s less of a hand-to-hand combatant and more of a weapons specialist.

The fans also seem to forget that Mr. Mandalorian has gotten his butt kicked by Storm Troopers and various other foes so he isn’t an invincible fighting machine like Batman. Then again, his previous foes were men so they won’t be complaining about that.

It’s upsetting to know that fans are so backward-thinking about a franchise that’s literally about fighting for freedom. We’re sure there are some fans who will blame director Bryce Dallas Howard for the episode’s faults, BeCaUsE sHe Is A wOmAn, but that’s just how some people are, ignoring the fact that it was a pretty solid installment in this excellent series.

TLDR, people intoxicated by bro-culture hate women being used prominently. What else is new?

Fans can check out The Mandalorian on Disney+ with episode five coming out later this week.


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Nico Parungo graduated with a film degree from the De La Salle College of St. Benilde. He loves movies, comic books, video games and the WWE. He also likes to check out games and animated shows that are deemed underrated.
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