It's easy to forgive programs like The Mandalorian for ignoring the established tradition of Star WarsEspecially when you realize that even George Lucas played fast and loose with the continuity of the galaxy far, far away.
Still, a coherent narrative that doesn't crumble on itself when you think about it too much is the hallmark of every successful franchise, and Mouse House would do well to incorporate that into their projects in the same way that they did to the MCU. And yet when it comes to the world of Star Wars, it is really difficult to keep track of everything that is canonical since most of the world is unexplored. And even if it weren't for that, the saga spans decades and three different generations of heroes and villains, not to mention republics, empires, rebellions, and insurgents.
As such, it should come as no surprise that some fans have found an important detail in the world of The Mandalorian It doesn't quite fit. As you know, the Jon Favreau show takes place five years after the Battle of Endor and the fall of the Empire. At this point, the New Republic rules much of the galaxy, and Imperial loyalists are almost outcasts. So how come there are so many stormtroopers in the series?
In fact, where does Moff Gideon get all these resources to finance such a large army of stormtroopers that they essentially make him a warlord?
At this point, we don't know much about Gideon's affiliation or his ultimate goal, but just taking a look at his sizeable army makes you wonder how such a large group of imperial forces can operate under the nose of the New Republic. A good explanation would be that Moff is just a puppet for someone who is pulling the strings behind the curtains, possibly even Palpatine who, at the time of the series, is getting used to his new deformed body at Exegol.
But I guess we'll have to wait and see for ourselves when next season's The Mandalorian premieres at Disney Plus in October. Until then, be sure to let us know your thoughts and theories about the upcoming career in the comments below.