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Mandalorian Season 2 concept art reveals a huge overlooked cameo

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One of the highlights of The Mandalorian Season 2 was Ahsoka Tano's appearance in Chapter 13, "The Jedi."

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The episode reached a climax with an epic fight between Ahsoka and the fearsome Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth in her lavish courtyard.

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However, the most interesting part of that setting is revealed in the concept art.

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This art by Erik Tiemens shows Mando in the luxurious gardens, but there seems to be a lurker on the very far left of the image. ..

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It's hard to see, but TikToker ThatWookieGuy noticed a familiar droid in the background.

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Could that be R2-D2 himself? Well, probably not. This droid seems to be missing a few key markings.

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However, it could be one of the many other astromech units used throughout the Star Wars universe.

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Astromechs are primarily used in space travel, so obviously, someone's been traveling on and off of Corvus, but who?

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Could Grand Admiral Thrawn be a frequent visitor to Corvus?

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Could the droid be Ahsoka's, abducted by the tyrannical government of the city of Calodan?

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The droid didn't make it into the final cut of the show, but perhaps this will be revisited in a future episode of either The Mandalorian Season 3 or the upcoming Ahsoka show.

The Mandalorian R2 droid theory

Considering the R2-D2 cameo and the dark trooper battle in the Mandalorian Season 2 finale, there's no shortage of droids on the show.

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But perhaps this forgotten droid will come back in a big way as Ahsoka's robotic sidekick in her upcoming spinoff.

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