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Plot Holes From 'The Mandalorian' That Fans Couldn't Help But Notice

Updated February 11, 2021 8.1k votes 1.4k voters 155.2k views16 items

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The Star Wars canon is about as vast as the galaxy in which it's set. It must be a constant struggle to maintain continuity among dozens of different stories. Disney+'s The Mandalorian is the newest narrative in the canon, and although it has filled plot holes left by its predecessors, it has opened a few of its own.

The Mandalorian is a series, though, which means it has plenty of time to resolve the plot holes on this list. That's the benefit of an ever-expanding canon: there'll always be opportunities to correct old mistakes. These are the biggest plot holes found in the new hit series. 

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  • 5. What's With The Wheels?

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    From Redditor u/chumjumper:

    In a universe with ubiquitous hover technology, why would the Empire use wheeled vehicles to transport incredibly volatile substances?

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  • 6. The Jetpack

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    From Twitter user AJ Mastrio (@lexmastthemando):

    As much as I loved the newest episode of The Mandalorian (and I loved it more than any other episode so far) I feel it has one massive plot hole. Why didn’t Din just throw his jet pack back on? Seems a lot of problems could have been avoided if he strapped it back on.

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  • 7. Facial Recognition

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    From Redditor u/MarkiPol:

    So in the episode, Din has to remove his helmet so he can get Moff Gideon's location. The explanation is, Mayfeld (Bill Burr) can't go in to the officer's mess to get to the terminal because he could potentially be recognised (proven irrelevant later). So Mando has to go and do it himself. Mayfeld doesn't think he will do it because it has to "scan your face", but he does it anyway in order to save Grogu.

    So the plot hole is, doesn't it recognise that the face being scanned doesn't match the one on file, which is Mayfeld? This is literally just Face ID, which is on millions of devices around the world already, so it doesn't seem like a stretch it would be in the technologically advanced Star Wars universe.

    The only explanation I can think of is that his login was shared between his division or whatever and the facial scan is just for logging purposes, not identification.

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  • 8. Easily Forgotten Jedi

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    From Redditor u/kr4ckers:

    So I've watched The Mandalorian again recently and that show made me realize a massive plot hole that I still dont understand. That show happens lets say around 30 years after the end of the Clone Wars, maybe a handful or two years more.

    How is it possible that all the knowledge of the Jedi was wiped out? I get that Vader and the Inquisitors were hunting down the remnants of the Jedi, but there was literally a massive war on a galactic scale going on and in almost everysingle battlefield there was at least one space wizard. Countless worlds must have been spreading word of them either being evil powerful beings if the world was with the CIS, or how they helped if they were part of the Republic, even ignoring that, many worlds that were part of the Republic would have learned from Palpatine that the Jedi betrayed the Republic.

    How is it that this didn't go down in history or something like that? Is this ever mentioned anywhere or is it just a giant plothole?

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