Who Are the Nite Owls in the Mandalorian Season 3? How They Are Tied to the Death Watch?
It's not surprising that The Mandalorian goes into great detail about the Mandalorians' history and culture. And since Mandalore already has a deep story, it's paying off. But unlike most episodes, Season 3, Episode 3, “The Convert,” is mostly about other parts of the galaxy.
It's about Dr. Pershing's (Omid Abtahi) time in Coruscant, not about a specific Mandalorian. Still, the episode gives a few members of the warrior race a chance to shine. Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) is allowed to go back to his people after bathing in the Living Waters of Mandalore, which was thought to be impossible until the last episode.
But he doesn't come back on his own. Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) is welcomed by the Children of the Watch after her brave rescue of Din on the planet Mandalore and her own dive into the Living Waters. This group of Mandalorians doesn't often trust outsiders, even if they're from their own people.
They stick to the old ways, but Bo-Katan and many other Mandalorians don't. But they know who she is even before they hear her name. The Children of the Watch call Bo-Katan “Nite Owl” when they see her.
Who Are the Nite Owls?
Mandalorian warriors don't need to know more about the title, but people who aren't familiar with their culture might find it hard to understand. Mandalorians don't show up in the Star Wars movies very often, if at all. But tBo-Katan is alone now, but that wasn't always the case.
She used to be in charge of an elite group of Mandalorians called the Nite Owls. The group was made up of female warriors with an owl-like symbol on their helmets, like the one on Bo- Katan's, but not exactly the same.
Even though every Mandalorian wears a bear helmet, the Nite Owls are different because of their symbol. The only Mandalorian who doesn't have decorated armour is Din. The Nite Owls all use grey and blue as their main colours.
Bo-Katan is the most well-known member of the group, but Koska Reeves (Mercedes Moné), who wears the symbol on her helmet, was introduced in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. The group also has Ursa Wren (Sharmila Devar), who is the mother of Sabine Wren, who is the leader of Star Wars: Rebels.
Even though there are other Nite Owls on screen, especially in Star Wars: Clone Wars, we don't know what their names are. Even though they are anonymous, the Nite Owls get a lot done. It shouldn't be surprising that the Children of the Watch recognise Bo-Katan as a Nite Owl right away since the Death Watch and the Nite Owls are very close. The animated shows, especially Star Wars: The Clone Wars, have more information.
Relationship Between Nite Owls and Death Watch
Even though The Armorer (Emily Swallow) let her join the Children of the Watch, Bo-Katan has always been critical of the group and made fun of Mandalorian customs. But it's important to remember that Bo-Katan was once a member of the Death Watch herself.
She was also a very important member of the group. The other Nite Owls followed her when she joined the group. They worked for Pre Vizsla (Jon Favreau), the leader of the Death Watch when Bo-Katan was in charge.
At the time, Vizsla's number two was Bo-Katan. As members of the Death Watch, the Nite Owls help Maul (Sam Witwer) form the Shadow Collective and once held Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) captive. They did not stay with the Death Watch, though.
The Nite Owls were there when Vizsla lied to Maul, and many of them saw the fight between Vizsla and Maul for control of the Shadow Collective. Bo-Katan fought against Maul when he killed Vizsla and said he was the leader of the Death Watch and Mandalore. The Nite Owls had to choose a side, just like the rest of the Death Watch Mandalorians.