The Mandalorian has introduced Tython to some audiences, so let’s get the planet’s Star Wars history explained and consider the fan reaction.
Back in 2015, there was perhaps no film more highly anticipated than Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
J.J. Abrams’ resurrection of the saga was widely considered a triumph by fans, although The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker would go on to prove more divisive for audiences.
Nevertheless, many agreed that it was wonderful to have the iconic sci-fi franchise back on the big screen and efforts like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delighted many.
However, plenty would argue that the greatest addition to the canon in recent years hasn’t come by way of the big screen, but rather, the small.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian premiered in November 2019 and ushered in Pedro Pascal as the titular Din Djarin.
The first season was celebrated and the second continues to earn considerable praise from fans new and old, with episode 5 – ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’ – continuing to explore the wider franchise’s rich mythology…
The Mandalorian and Tython
Casting rumours were confirmed in episode 5 and viewers were finally treated to Rosario Dawson’s portrayal of fan-favourite Ahsoka Tano.
It’s also revealed that “Baby Yoda” has a real name: Grogu.
Ahsoka tells Din that Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and was hidden at the end of the Clone Wars when the Empire began to dominate. He can’t recall who took him away from the temple
As for Ahsoka’s past, she was once Anakin Skywalker’s padawan and now senses the same fear in Grogu – fear that leads to the Darkside.
Din asks Ahsoka to train Grogu but she argues that it’s better to allow his powers to diminish over time. As an alternative, she suggests taking him to a Jedi temple on Tython so that Grogu can potentially connect with the Jedi.
Tython is a planet found in the galaxy’s Deep Core, now let’s take a moment to explore its history.
Tython: Star Wars history explained
The terrestrial planet of Tython is shrouded in myth and Star Wars Fandom notes that a number of Jedi scholars have argued that it boasts the Jedi Order’s first temple.
However, arguments have also been made for temples on Ahch-To, Coruscant, Jedha and Ossus.
During the Galactic Civil War, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra brought Darth Vader to the planet’s Meridional Ice Cap in hopes of luring him away from the real location of the Rebel Alliance’s main base on Hoth.
Focusing on the Meridional Ice Cap, it contained the underground Martyrium of Frozen Tears and there are ancient statues positioned around the entrance.
The planet will be familiar to those who played the Star Wars: The Old Republic game.
Fans react on Twitter
Since Tython’s inclusion in The Mandalorian, fans have taken to Twitter and shared their reactions.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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