The New Republic era of Star Wars has focused a lot on the Mandalorians, especially regarding the storyline of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which gave a good part of the spotlight to Bo-Katan Kryze in season 3. But we also met another Mandalorian in ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and ‘Ahsoka,’ where she made her live-action debut. We are talking about Sabine Wren, whose Mandalorian roots are also deep. So, are Sabine Wren and Bo-Katan Kryze related?
Sabine Wren and Bo-Katan Kryze are not related despite their similar Mandalorian roots. However, both Sabine and Bo-Katan were once allied with House Vizsla. Clan Wren once belonged to the Death Watch under the leadership of Pre Vizsla. And we know that Bo-Katan was once the lieutenant of Pre Vizsla.
It is important to note that Sabine and Bo-Katan were never familiar with one another before their first meeting in ‘Rebels.’ That was when Sabine realized that Bo-Katan was the true leader that Mandalore needed as she gave the Darksaber up. So, with that said, let’s look at whether or not Sabine and Bo-Katan are related.
Is Sabine sister of Bo-Katan?
One of the characters that has been around since the events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is Bo-Katan Kryze. Along with Ahsoka, she is one of the few characters who participated in the Clone Wars, active in the Rebellion against the Empire, and still operating in the events of the New Republic era.
We know that Bo-Katan was given a good part of the spotlight during the events of ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3, where she became the true leader of Mandalore after uniting the Mandalorians when they took back Mandalore from the Imperial remnants.
Of course, we also saw another Mandalorian character active during the Rebellion period and were able to see her live-action debut during the events of the New Republic era. We are talking about Sabine Wren, who was a big part of ‘Rebels’ as a member of the Spectres and is now working alongside Ahsoka as her apprentice.
In that regard, we now have two Mandalorian females who are actively working against the Imperial remnants during the events of the New Republic era. And the thing about both Bo-Katan and Sabine is that they are true Mandalorians in terms of their bloodline, upbringing, and skills.
But that doesn’t mean that they are related or are actually sisters. Both Bo-Katan and Sabine belong to entirely different Mandalorian families and clans. And, of course, Bo-Katan is basically royalty on Mandalore.
Bo-Katan was often called a princess on Mandalore because she belonged to the noble Clan Kryze. Of course, Clan Kryze was the very same family that produced Satine Kryze, who became the Duchess of Mandalore after the events of the Mandalorian Civil War. Clan Kryze sided with and led the New Mandalorians, who were pacificists, as they defeated the traditional Mandalorians to take the leadership role of the planet.
In fact, because Sabine Wren didn’t like the fact that Clan Kryze was opposed to the traditions of the Mandalorians, she named her anti-Mandalorian weapon the “Duchess,” as even Bo-Katan was surprised by her decision to call this weapon after Satine.
So, while Sabine and Satine may have similar names, they are entirely different people from different family backgrounds. That is why Sabine isn’t Bo-Katan’s sister. But they did become friends and allies after meeting during the ‘Rebels.’ They worked together to try to oppose the Imperial presence of Mandalore, as Sabine gave the Darksaber to Bo-Katan after realizing that she was the true leader that the Mandalorians needed in the efforts against the Empire.
Clan Wren and Bo-Katan were allied with House Vizsla
Again, Sabine Wren and Bo-Katan Kryze are not sisters. In fact, they are not even related to one another because they both belong to different families that were allied with different houses. Sabine belonged to a family that was a vassal to House Vizsla, which was one of the most powerful noble families on Mandalore. On the other hand, Bo-Katan grew up as a princess because she belonged to Clan Kryze, which produced Mandalorian leaders.
While that may be true, Bo-Katan actually had disagreements with her family. While Clan Kryze allied with the New Mandalorians during the Mandalorian Civil War, Bo-Katan didn’t like how her sister turned her back on the warrior way of the Mandalorians and allowed the Mandalorians to become pacifists. As such, Bo-Katan went on to work under Pre Vizsla, the leader of Death Watch during the Clone Wars.
Death Watch was a terrorist organization that wanted to bring back the old glory of Mandalore by forcing the New Mandalorians out of power. Pre Vizsla, the leader of Death Watch, could oust the New Mandalorians out of power, only for Darth Maul to cease this power for himself. But that’s a different story.
In ‘Rebels,’ it was revealed that Clan Wren was actually a vassal clan under House Vizsla. This means that Sabine Wren and her family were also allied with Death Watch. That explains why Clan Wren lives on an entirely different planet instead of on Mandalore. And that also explains why Sabine’s mother was a proud warrior instead of a pacificist.
So, while Sabine and Bo-Katan were never related, they were once allied with Death Watch. Sabine, of course, was born to a family that had been allied with House Vizsla for generations. On the other hand, Bo-Katan chose to side with Death Watch together with her Mandalorian group called the Night Owls. As such, they have something in common in the sense that they both respect the warrior traditions of the Mandalorians.
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