The More The Mandalorian Explains Its Helmet Rule, The More Questions We Have

Viewers have probably wondered how Mandalorians are supposed to eat, or perform other basic functions, with this helmet rule. But regardless of the logic behind it, the rule has always seemed very steadfast and unshakable for those who subscribe to the “old ways.” But are there other exceptions? Just how flexible is this rule? /Film’s own Sarah Milner attended a panel at the Toronto ComiCon where Armorer actor Emily Swallow explained that, when in close proximity, the show’s actors actually bang into each other quite a bit because of the helmets:

“The two of us trying to sit at the table and that’s Pedro [Pascal], and then that’s also, Brendan Wayne, who is one of the Mandos in the suit. And we realized if we tried to sit at the table at the same moment, then our heads would hit. There’s so many moments that like you could make a Three Stooges show about Mandalorians, which, you know, if they ever get tired of this one, they’ve got enough footage for, for something else.”

While this is a real-world practicality, it does raise in-universe questions. Do they also get to take the helmets off for intimacy reasons? After all, Paz has a kid, we learn, which means he has performed certain, shall we say, functions in his life. Wouldn’t that be pretty awkward with a helmet on all the time? Do Mandalorians never kiss if they are in a relationship? Where does this rule bend and what is bending it too far? What requires redemption and what doesn’t? Many questions, precious few answers.

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