Katee Sackhoff, who stars in The Mandalorian, clarifies why Bo-Katan Kryze has kept silent about seeing and verifying the existence of the Mythosaur. During what was supposed to be a rescue operation to save the Mandalorian, Bo-Katan joined the Children of the Watch and, to assist Din Djarin, was required to enter the Living Waters of Mandalore. This led to an unexpected revelation: the Mythosaur, which was assumed to be extinct, still thrives beneath the surface of Mandalore.
Bo-Katan has verified the existence of something that even Emily Swallow’s Armorer thinks is simply a myth, but she has chosen to keep it a secret. Katee Sackhoff, the actress who plays Bo-Katan, explained to EW that there is a straightforward reason why Bo-Katan has not revealed the information about the Mythosaur. “She isn’t completely confident in what she saw,” Sackoff observed. “She might have thought she imagined it. She is trying to make sense of so many things that I don’t think she wants to tell anyone right now.” Sackhoff added that Bo-Katan is not scheming or deliberately keeping the secret; rather, she is perplexed because her beliefs have been challenged by the confirmed existence of the Mythosaur.
How the existence of the Mythosaur contradicts Bo-Katan’s beliefs
Bo-Katan disregarded the Children of the Watch’s principles as mere myths. Several decades ago, Bo-Katan and House Kryze distanced themselves from the Mandalorian Creed. Although Bo-Katan was raised reciting the same oaths as the Children of the Watch, she was much more open-minded and had no qualms about removing her helmet. In fact, those who became acquainted with Mandalorians through Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels were caught off guard by this more orthodox interpretation of the Way, surprised that Din Djarin and his companions refused to take off their helmets.
The Children of the Watch’s principles, which were slightly retconned, added significant value to the Mandalorian universe of Star Wars by introducing a new kind of Mandalorian that was distinct from Bo-Katan Kryze or Sabine Wren. Unlike Mando, Bo-Katan never regarded herself as a heretic for deviating from the Mandalorian Creed, believing them to be merely stories or legends. However, everything has changed now that Bo-Katan has encountered the Mythosaur, the seemingly legendary creature that forms the basis of both the ancient Mandalorian Creed and the Children of the Watch’s beliefs.
Following her encounter with the Mythosaur, Bo-Katan faces the challenge of determining the authenticity of Mandalorian traditions and myths. The existence of the Mythosaur could potentially vindicate the beliefs of the Children of the Watch. Consequently, Bo-Katan’s world has been upended in season 3 of The Mandalorian, and she must now reassess her convictions.