Spoilers follow for The Mandalorian Chapter 14: The Tragedy.
First up, this episode fully confirmed that the robed character seen in Season 1’s premiere on Tatooine was indeed Boba Fett. It also confirmed that the mysterious figure seen back in Chapter 5, standing over Fennec Shand’s body, was also Boba Fett, as so many fans had theorised.
But the big reveal was final confirmation that Boba Fett himself is indeed a true Mandalorian. Fett explained in the episode that his father was a foundling, and fought in the Mandalorian Civil Wars. This effectively means that Jango – and by extension Boba – are Mandalorian in the same way Din Djarin is, and that their armour would have been gifted to them by Mandalorians.
For many years, fans have debated whether Boba Fett, and by extension his father, Jango Fett, are actually Mandalorians. Jango claims to have been born on Concord Dawn, part of the Mandalore system, but conflicting comments from various Star Wars creators and media – notably Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group – have said that the Fetts merely wear Mandalorian armour, rather than being actual Mandalorians themselves.
With The Mandalorian considered canon, we now have an official, in-universe answer to this long-debated question. Boba Fett is not just a man wearing Mandalorian armour, he is a Mandalorian.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.