|Name:||The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Mandalorian|
|Date(s):||12th November 2019-|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
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The Mandalorian is the first live action television series set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The story takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and 25 years prior to the events of The Force Awakens. It follows the title character, a Mandalorian bounty hunter and introduced the character of Baby Yoda to fandom.
The character title character The Mandalorian, real name Din Djarin, was rescued from an attack during the Clone Wars on his home settlement of Aq Vetina. He was taken in by a sect of Mandalorians called the Death Watch which was described in the series as a cult of religious zealots known for followers strict adherence to the Way of the Mandalore.
Djarin interacts with and is influenced by several notable characters from other TV shows and movies such as Paz Vizla, Bo-Katan Kryze, Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, and Luke Skywalker.
A popular meme/idea that has spread around areas of the fandom is that Din and Grogu's storyline is more comparable to a sidequest in a video game, rather than the main story, largely due to the number of references to other goings on regarding Moff Gideon, Ahsoka Tano, Bo Katan etc.
Fanworks in this fandom include a large number of reader insert works, with common relationship tags on fanfic site Archive of Our Own (AO3) including, The Mandalorian/Reader, The Mandalorian/You and The Mandalorian/Original Female Character(s). There are also a number of fanworks looking at The Mandalorian's gen relationship with both Baby Yoda and Cara Dune.
A popular original character, Corin the Stormtrooper, was created by AO3 user LadyIrina in their fanfiction Rescue and Regret in December 2019 as a part of the series The Mandalorian, his son and the Stormtrooper. Likely due to a lack of easily slashable characters to ship the Mandalorian with, Corin became a popular character used in many fanworks on AO3, and the Corin the Stormtrooper tag was eventually canonized by AO3 tag wranglers. As of August 2020, over 300 works are tagged on AO3 with the character, and Corin is the fourth most tagged character in The Mandalorian fandom on AO3.