Who killed Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian?
Warning! This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2.
The cast of Disney legend Ming-Na Wen has been welcome to the Star Wars universe. And what better way to bring her into the universe than through one of the most acclaimed Star Wars projects of recent years, The Mandalorian?
In season 1 of The Mandalorian, we were introduced to the character of Wen named Fennec Shand in episode 5, “The gunslinger.” The story began with the arrival of Din Djarin on Tatooine, when he came across Toro Calican, who was looking for help getting into the Bounty Hunter Guild. They took on the task of finding and capturing Wen’s character, Fennec – and they were going to have a pretty crazy run.
Finding her was easy, but the inconvenience arose when one of their speeders had been destroyed. That meant the two were going to have to find a way to bring them all three back. Like a game of getting a fox, chicken, and food bag across the river, the group decided that Mando would go get some dew and then they could safely put Fennec back together. Moments later, however, things took a turn for the worse for Fennec …
Does Fennec die in The Mandalorian?
Strictly speaking for The Mandalorian season 1, it’s Toro Calican who tries to kill Fennec Shand. After learning that Din has the largest bounty in the galaxy, Grogu, he prefers to get rid of Fennec and pursue Mando instead. So Toro shoots Fennec, and she is left for dead in the middle of the Tatooine Desert.
But, at the end of this episode, we see someone very special walk up to Fennec and kneel down next to her. Then the episode goes black.
As we know from The Mandalorian season 2, this mysterious character was none other than Boba Fett himself. When we see Fennec again (in “Chapter 14: The Tragedy”), they explain that it was Boba Fett who found her alone in the desert and saved her life. He treated his fatal wound with robotic implants (think Luke’s or Anakin’s robotic hand … but for your stomach), and she pledged to serve alongside Boba Fett as he basically brought her back to life.
So, Fennec Shand lived to see another day working with Boba Fett. And, even better, we’ll see her working side by side with Boba Fett when Boba Fett’s book premieres on Disney + in December 2021.