Top 10 Most Epic Action Scenes In The Mandalorian

Most Epic Action Scenes In The Mandalorian
Credit: Disney, Lucasfilm

Most Epic Action Scenes In The Mandalorian
Credit: Disney, Lucasfilm

The Mandalorian features some of the best action on TV right now, beyond even the Disney+ MCU outings and rivaling the best action sequences of The Game of Thrones or even the best action in any Star Wars movie...

This is going to be difficult. So without further ado, this is the way for the top 10 most epic scenes in The Mandalorian.

Spoilers ahead:

  1. IG-11's First Fight - S01E01 The Mandalorian

    The first team-up battle of the series. The biggest appeal of this is just seeing IG-11 fight.

    We have never seen anything move this way before.

    He may look thin and frail, IG-11 is a killing machine.

    The way he angles and rotates his arms and legs to point and shoot, every movement he makes is mesmerizing.

    Aside from that, Mando and IG-11 make a pretty good team. It's nice to see the difference and tandem in the way they take out enemies. While the running gag of IG-11 initiating self-destruct is hilarious.

  2. Mando Rescues Grogu - S01E03 The Sin

    The entire sequence in which the Mandalorian saves Grogu for the first time is pretty mesmerizing.

    After handing over Grogu to the surviving Empire members, the Mandalorian just got a new armor and the respect of the Bounty Hunters' Guild.

    One problem remains, though; he feels guilty about handing Grogu to the Empire. So he rushes back to the Empire's hideout to rescue Grogu, and we root for him a hundred percent.

    The way he takes down the stormtroopers is full of action highlights, but the real pièce de résistance is when he unleashes his new beskar weapon, called "whistling birds."

    A series of small homing missiles fires at once from Mando's arm, killing every stormtrooper in the room in a flash. The weapon and its signature whistling sound became instantly iconic.

    When Mando rescued Grogu from The Empire, he betrayed his clients and so becomes the enemy of The Bounty Hunters' Guild which he's a member of.

    There is a lot of tension as Guild members appear in the street one by one as Mando is walking by, holding Grogu in his arms. With Mando's quick draw, they all shoot their guns at him.

    What makes this scene so dire is that the Mandalorian is out in the open with nothing stopping the guild's guns from firing from all directions at him.

    Mando can only stop them for so long, and as they draw closer and closer, all hope seems lost.

    That is until a squad of other Mandalorians suddenly join the battle and rescue our main Mando.

    It's satisfying that the leader of the squad is the one who did not consider our Mando a true Mandalorian, until the latter rescued Grogu. This is the way.

  3. The Prison Heist - S01E06 The Prisoner

    In Episode 6 of Season 1, Mando takes part in a prison heist. The rest of the team gives Mando a hard time, always finding time to belittle and insult him.

    When they are detected in the prison by four security droids, all of the team is exposed to their gunfire.

    With The Mandalorian disappearing from the team's side, the team believes he runs away like a coward.

    But The Mandalorian suddenly appears behind the security droids and attacks them.

    The team could have helped him out but they choose not to, only observing how badass he is while he takes down the droids.

    What is so frustrating is that after the battle, the team all pretends that they are not impressed and continue to treat him like some kind of weak link.

    But this isn't Mando's only chance to be awesome in the episode: when the team betrays and imprisons him, he escapes.

    Enraged, Mando hunts down his former teammates. He goes into the prison control room to control the halls and forcefully separates the team as he takes them down one by one in separate locations.

    The biggest highlight is the struggle between Mandp and the team strongman Burg, where the former uses all his arsenal and then some to beat Burg.

    By the end of the episode, The Mandalorian looks more badass than ever.

  4. Enter Ashoka - S02E05 The Jedi

    There was much anticipation for Ashoka's live-action debut. Who knew that the episode would hit the ground running with an Ashoka action scene.

    This is also the first time we see a Jedi fighting in its prime in the Disney era of Star Wars and it does not disappoint.

    Ashoka looks quick and agile. She is like a ghost in a dark and foggy forest, killing the Magistrate's men one by one.

    Stealthy and silent, revealing her location with a switch of a saber, making a kill, then disappearing all over again. What a re-introduction to a fan-favorite character.

  5. Ashoka vs The Magistrate - S02E05 The Jedi

    The appeal of this fight is that it emulates Kurosawa samurai films.

    It starts with a long pause of Ashoka and the Magistrate staring each other down. There is no music, just the wind. They take off their cloaks and weapons at the same time.

    Because there is this big pause when lightsaber clashes with beskar, the sound and movement feel fast and dangerous.

    With each big movement, they both pause, as if they both know any movement may be their last and they should put all their focus on the next attack.

    Then with a saber disarming the beskar, it is over.

    The cherry on top is that after the fight, we get a namedrop of Grand Admiral Thrawn.

  6. Boba Fett Back In Armor - S02E07 The Believer

    This is a scene no one thought they wanted.

    When Boba Fett returns in his armor and takes down all the remaining stormtroopers in the area, the series is assuring us that yes, Boba Fett is actually as cool as the fan imagination says he is.

    In a scene reminiscent of the first time Tony Stark wore a prototype Ironman armor in the cave, Boba Fett feels unstoppable unleashing his arsenal of weapons against his enemies.

    Where did he get these toys and why haven't we seen him use them in this way before?

  7. Mando vs a Dark Trooper - S02E08 The Rescue

    The Dark Troopers are the most unstoppable force we have ever seen in the series.

    We have never seen Mando this outmatched before fighting just one of them.

    The Dark Trooper punches Mando to the wall over and over again. It takes everything in Mando's arsenal just to put it down.

    We know if he faced just two of these troopers at a time he would be doomed, let alone a whole army just waiting to get at him.

  8. Luke vs The Dark Troopers - S02E08 The Rescue

    The moment we see Luke's face feels like a sacred one in Star Wars history that can never be replicated again.

    But before we see his face, what better way to let us know how powerful this mysterious Jedi is than to see him slice through an army of the most unstoppable force in the series like they are made of butter?

    We do not know yet, but at the same time, we know we are looking at Luke fighting with modernized saber choreography for the first time.

    It is the kind of fight we imagined since the Hollywood action genre has been evolving after Return of The Jedi.

  9. The Mandalorians' Homecoming - S03E08 The Return

    For much of the show (and other Star Wars shows), we've seen that Mandalorians can't stay together for long without fighting each other.

    Seeing them finally united for Mandalore as they all fly homeward with their jetpacks is moving apart from epic.

    For long-time Star Wars fans who've watched every series that came before, the moment whereby Bo-Katan leads her fellow Mandalorians into battle feels particularly satisfying.

    She is not an unambiguously 'good' character, she has made many mistakes, but she's finally following her destiny after a long and complicated character arc.

  10. The Final Confrontation - S03E08 The Return

    The Mandalorian Season 3 was less well-received than its predecessors, but this didn't detract from fans' enjoyment of the final confrontation with Moff Gideon.

    We get to see both Bo-Katan with her darksaber, and Mando, fighting against the show's villain and his forces -- with Grogu's help of course.

    The fire and overall atmosphere made for an amazing climax. But what stands out the most is the teamwork that comes after much, much fighting, emphasizing unity as one of Season 3's main themes.

Any other action scene we might have missed for this top 10?

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