Art of Mando

Mandalorian concept art reveals Baby Yoda's shocking power

See the art that inspired Chapter 14, "The Tragedy."

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The sixth episode of The Mandalorian's second season, "The Tragedy," started with heart-racing action featuring returning favorites Boba Fett and Fennec Shand.

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However, it ended on a far more upsetting note, with Moff Gideon kidnapping Baby Yoda.

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Here are 11 images that showcase the evolution of this paradigm-shifting episode from storyboard to screen.

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Boba Fett lands his the Slave I on the ancient Jedi planet of Tython to track down his old armor.

Lucasfilm/Art by Erik Tiemens

It looks like Tython was originally meant to be much more green and lush than the sparse desert brush we see in the show.

Lucasfilm/Art by Erik Tiemens

The show also traded these Stonehenge-style rock formations for huge swaths of sky, making it easier for Mando to see the oncoming threats.

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This depiction of the second onslaught of stormtroopers shows yet another iteration of Tython — a grassy prairie.Lucasfilm/Art by Ben Last

This detailed look at the inside of the Slave I also shows the thing fans have waited decades for — Boba Fett back in his armor.

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Moff Gideon's Dark Troopers look even more menacing in the hazy twilight of Tython.

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In early concept art, nearby rocks amplified Grogu's beacon to Jedi across the galaxy.

Lucasfilm/Art by Christian Alzmann and Erik Tiemens

Grogu's abduction is even more heartrending in this early art. It's probably for the best he was too exhausted to react onscreen.

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The brutal destruction of the Razor Crest alone is enough to make "The Tragedy" live up to its name.

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In this concept art, Grogu incapacitates three Stormtroopers. There's great power in him.

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Separated from his clanmate, Mando has no option but to recruit help back on Nevarro. With Boba, Fennec, Cara, and Greef on his side, he'll be reunited with Grogu soon.

Lucasfilm/Art by Ryan Church