Jeff Kaplan the Game Director of Blizzard’s WoW and Overwatch Leaves

The Game Director, Jeff Kaplan, jumps ship…

“Jeff came into work ready to leave.” – A Blizzard Insider

Jeff had spent a lot of time playing MMOs when he was young. Many of us have the same background. However, his run at Blizzard Entertainment is over as of April 20201. From scraping by on his maps made for Ever Quest to the post of leading content creation on World of Warcraft down the road at Irvine. He had the task of populating the world’s lore and determine the zone narrative across the various locations. He also lead the team for Titan, which was totaled and cannibalised for Overwatch down the line. Why he left can only be speculated. Maybe it was the backlash over Overwatch 2 delays, maybe the stock options are dipping too far, maybe someone ate all the Crispy Creams from the café in Building 2 and he was tired of it…

CENSORED

The titles he’s worked on are as followed:
World of Warcraft
Starcraft: Ghost (Scrapped)
The Burning Crusade (A WoW Expansion)
Titan (The Alpha of Overwatch that was scrapped)
Overwatch (The Blizzard Loot Box Team Fortress 2 Gatcha Game Clone with Waifus and constant Censoring)

Concept art from Project Titan – With various designs taken from non-blizzard employees and Deviant Artists without credit for the redrawns later used as Overwatch Characters.

Kaplan departs his position at Blizzard with little fanfare. No “Farewell Jeff” notices on the platform News Ticker or “Goodbye Jeff” send off within any of the games he’s worked on. If anything he’s left at a moment while Blizzard is preparing a launch with Overwatch 2 and content for World of Warcraft that extends far beyond the scope of the original “Orcs Vs Humans” world we’ve all grown up with. We here at Chasing Sasquatch hope he brings life to whatever projects he’s going to work on.

Apogee is back…

The big dog Indi PC Publisher, Apogee, is back!

Get Ready to “shake it baby”!

If you were a fan of PC gaming in the late 80s and into the 90s, Apogee was a big part of your world. From shareware titles, edutainment, action and adventure games this “Small indi company” produced much of what we take for granted.

The SHOWCASE is here. Thanks to Apogee Entertainment with presenting voice acting legend John St. John.

Because of the return of Apogee and the overall dispersal of many properties under the brand we can only hope that these “New Projects” can breathe some life into the oversaturated market of Roguelikes and Platformer clones. We saw some Maniac Max and Gizmo in the demo but what else is in store? We’re waiting with baited breath!

Now where IS that CD? I left it around here SOMEWHERE!

“The future is unwritten.” -Loremaster

VALHEIM Cheats and Console Commands

We’ve got what you need to beat the Greydwarfs back, to smash the trolls, or just to build the replica of your favorite cities from other high fantasy properties in Valheim

Have you ever wanted to build your own replica of Limsa Lominsa in Valheim? I digress, we have no time for IDLE CHATTER! It’s time to get to the nitty gritty. These are CHEATS and CONSOLE COMMANDS for Valheim. A word of warning- these could cause bugs and change your overall game experience. Use at your own digression and PREPARE FOR ADVENTURE!

First you’ll want to use these steps for Creative/Debug Mode:

  1. Load the game and your open map.
  2. Press the F5 Key at the top of your keyboard to open the console (press F5 to close the console).
  3. Type “debugmode” as a command in the console. It will usually say “True” if it works. Then you cam press the following keys to get these various different functions;
  • B – Pressing B while in Creative Mode will allow you to repair any items without a workbench, along with free placements of any items.
  • Z – Pressing Z while in Creative Mode will allow you to enter Flying Mode
  • K – Pressing K while in Creative Mode kills all enemies in the area.

Having a hard time going it alone? Here, TAKE THIS! Here are the steps that only work in Single Player Mode:

  1. Load the game and your open map.
  2. Press the F5 Key at the top of your keyboard to open the console (press F5 to close the console).
  3. Type “imacheater” without the quotes and it will acknowledge it with a “True” on the console.
  4. Here is a list of Cheat codes you can use:
Character Cheats
god – Enables God Mode. Invincible to damage.
ghost – Enables Ghost Mode. Enemies will ignore you.
heal – Heals your character to full health.
puke – Resets your character’s hunger, while also restoring default health and stamina.
pos – Print current player position.
hair – permanently removes your hair.
beard – permanently removes your beard.
model [0/1] – Changes your character model between masculine and feminine body types.
resetcharacter – Reset Character data.
raiseskill [skill] [amount] – Raise skill level (for example raiseskill jump 100).
resetskill [skill name] – Resets skill level to 0.

Gameplay Cheats:
These cheats will effect your gameplay:
freefly – Freefly Photo Mode.
ffsmooth – Freefly smoothness.
location – Spawn location.
goto [x,z] – Teleport to entered coordinates.
exploremap – Explore entire map.
resetmap – Reset map exploration.
tod [0-1] – Sets time of day. Both 0 and 1 will give you midnight, whereas 0.5 will give you noon.
tod -1 – Resets time of day to default.
skiptime [seconds] – Skips forward in time, allowing you to change your day number and time of day.
wind [angle 0-360] [intensity 0-1] – Sets wind to specified angle/intensity.
resetwind – Resets the wind.
sleep – Skips forward one day.
removedrops – Remove all item-drops in area.
players [num] – Sets difficulty scaling based on the number of players (0 = Reset).
spawn [item] [quantity] [level] – Spawns the specified item.
tame – tames all nearby tamable animals.
killall – Kills all nearby enemies
event [name] – Start event.
stopevent – Stop current event.
setkey [name] – Sets a new global key.
resetkeys [name] – Resets the specified key.
listkeys – Lists all the global keys.
env [env] – Sets debug environment.
resetenv – Resets the debug environment.
dpsdebug – Toggles the damage-per-second debug overlay on/off.
  • Follow the steps above to the point of “imacheater” to use these commands to spawn items, resources, NPCs and mobs.
    Input the command, item name, and the amount of the item (Example: “Spawn Amber 100” will spawn 100 Amber pieces):
Standard Items:
Amber
AmberPearl
AncientSeed
Barley
BarleyFlour
BarleyWine
BarleyWineBase
BeechSeeds
BlackMetal
BlackMetalScrap
Bloodbag
Bronze
BronzeNails
BoneFragments
CarrotSeeds
Chitin
Coal
Coins
Copper
CopperOre
CryptKey
Crystal
Dandelion
DeerHide
DragonEgg
DragonTear
ElderBark
Entrails
Feathers
FineWood
FirCone
FishingBait
FishRaw
Flametal
FlametalOre
Flax
Flint
FreezeGland
GreydwarfEye
Guck
HardAntler
Iron
IronNails
IronOre
IronScrap
LeatherScraps
LinenThread
LoxMeat
LoxPelt
Needle
Obsidian
Ooze
PineCone
QueenBee
Ruby
SerpentScale
SharpeningStone
Silver
SilverNecklace
SilverOre
Stone
SurtlingCore
Thistle
Tin
TinOre
TrollHide
TurnipSeeds
WitheredBone
WolfFang
WolfPelt
Wood
YmirRemains
NeckTail
RawMeat
Resin
RoundLog
SerpentMeat
YagluthDrop

Trophies:
TrophyBlob
TrophyBoar
TrophyBonemass
TrophyDeathsquito
TrophyDeer
TrophyDragonQueen
TrophyDraugr
TrophyDraugrElite
TrophyDraugrFem
TrophyEikthyr
TrophyFenring
TrophyForestTroll
TrophyFrostTroll
TrophyGoblin
TrophyGoblinBrute
TrophyGoblinKing
TrophyGoblinShaman
TrophyGreydwarf
TrophyGreydwarfBrute
TrophyGreydwarfShaman
TrophyHatchling
TrophyLeech
TrophyLox
TrophyNeck
TrophySerpent
TrophySGolem
TrophySkeleton
TrophySkeletonPoison
TrophySurtling
TrophyTheElder
TrophyWolf
TrophyWraith

Enemies:
Blob
BlobElite
Boar
Boar_piggy
Crow
Deathsquito
Deer
Draugr
Draugr_Elite
Draugr_Ranged
Fenring
Ghost
Goblin
GoblinArcher
GoblinBrute
GoblinClub
GoblinHelmet
GoblinLegband
GoblinLoin
GoblinShaman
GoblinShoulders
GoblinSpear
GoblinSword
GoblinTorch
GoblinTotem
Greydwarf
Greydwarf_Elite
Greydwarf_Root
Greydwarf_Shaman
Greyling
Leech
Lox
Neck
Seagal
Serpent
Skeleton
Skeleton_Poison
StoneGolem
Surtling
Troll
Valkyrie
Wolf
Wolf_cub
Wraith

Bosses (DANGER LOL):
Eikthyr
gd_king
Bonemass
Dragon
GoblinKing
NPC:
Haldor
(Haldor the Merchant will spawn in about 1 foot from the ground and cannot removed from your game once you spawn him in)
Armor:
ArmorBronzeChest
ArmorBronzeLegs
ArmorIronChest
ArmorIronLegs
ArmorLeatherChest
ArmorLeatherLegs
ArmorPaddedCuirass
ArmorPaddedGreaves
ArmorRagsChest
ArmorRagsLegs
ArmorTrollLeatherChest
ArmorTrollLeatherLegs
ArmorWolfChest
ArmorWolfLegs
CapeDeerHide
CapeLinen
CapeLox
CapeOdin
CapeTest
CapeTrollHide
CapeWolf
HelmetBronze
HelmetDrake
HelmetDverger
HelmetIron
HelmetLeather
HelmetOdin
HelmetPadded
HelmetTrollLeather
HelmetYule

Ammunition:
ArrowBronze
ArrowFire
ArrowFlint
ArrowFrost
ArrowIron
ArrowNeedle
ArrowObsidian
ArrowPoison
ArrowSilver
ArrowWood

Tools:
AxeBronze
AxeFlint
AxeIron
AxeStone
AxeBlackMetal
PickaxeAntler
PickaxeBronze
PickaxeIron
PickaxeStone
Cultivator
FishingRod
Hammer
Hoe
SpearChitin (Harpoon)

Weapons:
AtgeirBlackmetal
AtgeirBronze
AtgeirIron
Battleaxe
Bow
BowDraugrFang
BowFineWood
BowHuntsman
KnifeBlackMetal
KnifeChitin
KnifeCopper
KnifeFlint
MaceBronze
MaceIron
MaceNeedle
MaceSilver
ShieldBanded
ShieldBlackmetal
ShieldBlackmetalTower
ShieldBronzeBuckler
ShieldIronSquare
ShieldIronTower
ShieldKnight
ShieldSerpentscale
ShieldSilver
ShieldWood
ShieldWoodTower
SledgeIron
SledgeStagbreaker
SpearBronze
SpearElderbark
SpearFlint
SpearWolfFang
SwordBlackmetal
SwordBronze
SwordCheat
SwordIron
SwordIronFire
SwordSilver
Tankard
TankardOdin
Club
Torch

Food and Potions:
Bread
BloodPudding
Blueberries
Carrot
CarrotSoup
Cloudberry
CookedLoxMeat
CookedMeat
FishCooked
FishWraps
Honey
LoxPie
Mushroom
MushroomBlue
MushroomYellow
NeckTailGrilled
Raspberry
QueensJam
Sausages
SerpentMeatCooked
SerpentStew
Turnip
TurnipStew
MeadBaseFrostResist
MeadBaseHealthMedium
MeadBaseHealthMinor
MeadBasePoisonResist
MeadBaseStaminaMedium
MeadBaseStaminaMinor
MeadBaseTasty
MeadFrostResist
MeadHealthMedium
MeadHealthMinor
MeadPoisonResist
MeadStaminaMedium
MeadStaminaMinor
MeadTasty

Trinkets:
BeltStrength
Wishbone
HelmetDverger

Vehicles:
Cart
Raft
Karve
VikingShip
Trailership

That’s not all….
Mob Spawners:
BonePileSpawner
Spawner_Blob
Spawner_BlobElite
Spawner_Boar
Spawner_Draugr
Spawner_Draugr_Elite
Spawner_Draugr_Noise
Spawner_Draugr_Ranged
Spawner_Draugr_Ranged_Noise
Spawner_Draugr_respawn_30
Spawner_DraugrPile
Spawner_Fenring
Spawner_Fish4
Spawner_Ghost
Spawner_Goblin
Spawner_GoblinArcher
Spawner_GoblinBrute
Spawner_GoblinShaman
Spawner_Greydwarf
Spawner_Greydwarf_Elite
Spawner_Greydwarf_Shaman
Spawner_GreydwarfNest
Spawner_Hatchling
Spawner_imp
Spawner_imp_respawn
Spawner_Leech_cave
Spawner_Location_Elite
Spawner_Location_Greydwarf
Spawner_Location_Shaman
Spawner_Skeleton
Spawner_Skeleton_night_noarcher
Spawner_Skeleton_poison
Spawner_Skeleton_respawn_30
Spawner_StoneGolem
Spawner_Troll
Spawner_Wraith
Miscellaneous items:
GlowingMushroom
ancientbarkspear_projectile
aoe_nova
barrell
bed
bee_aoe
beech_log
beech_log_half
Beech_Sapling
Beech_small1
Beech_small2
Beech_Stub
Beech1
Beehive
Birch_log
Birch_log_half
Birch1
Birch1_aut
Birch2
Birch2_aut
BirchStub
blastfurnace
blob_aoe
BlueberryBush
boar_ragdoll
BombOoze
bonemass_aoe
bonemass_throw_projectile
bonfire
BossStone_Bonemass
BossStone_DragonQueen
BossStone_Eikthyr
BossStone_TheElder
BossStone_Yagluth
bow_projectile
bow_projectile_fire
bow_projectile_frost
bow_projectile_needle
bow_projectile_poison
bronzespear_projectile
bucket
Bush01
Bush01_heath
Bush02_en
CargoCrate
CastleKit_braided_box01
CastleKit_groundtorch
CastleKit_groundtorch_green
CastleKit_groundtorch_unlit
CastleKit_pot03
Chain
charcoal_kiln
Chest
CloudberryBush
cultivate
dead_deer
Deathsquito_sting
deer_ragdoll
DeerGodExplosion
DG_Cave
DG_ForestCrypt
DG_GoblinCamp
DG_MeadowsFarm
DG_MeadowsVillage
DG_SunkenCrypt
digg
digg_v2
dragon_ice_projectile
draugr_arrow
draugr_bow_projectile
Draugr_elite_ragdoll
Draugr_ranged_ragdoll
Draugr_ragdoll
draugr_axe
draugr_bow
draugr_sword
eikthyr_ragdoll
dragoneggcup
dungeon_forestcrypt_door
dungeon_sunkencrypt_irongate
eventzone_bonemass
eventzone_eikthyr
eventzone_gdking
eventzone_goblinking
eventzone_moder
EvilHeart_Forest
EvilHeart_Swamp
Fenring_ragdoll
fermenter
fire_pit
FireFlies
FirTree
FirTree_log
FirTree_log_half
FirTree_oldLog
FirTree_Sapling
FirTree_small
FirTree_small_dead
FirTree_Stub
Fish1
Fish2
Fish3
Fish4_cave
FishingRodFloat
FishingRodFloatProjectile
Flies
flintspear_projectile
ForestTroll_ragdoll
forge
forge_ext1
forge_ext2
forge_ext3
forge_ext4
forge_ext5
forge_ext6
gdking_Ragdoll
gdking_root_projectile
goblin_banner
goblin_bed
Goblin_Dragdoll
goblin_fence
goblin_pole
goblin_pole_small
goblin_roof_45d
goblin_roof_45d_corner
goblin_roof_cap
goblin_stairs
goblin_stepladder
goblin_totempole
goblin_woodwall_1m
goblin_woodwall_2m
goblin_woodwall_2m_ribs
GoblinArmband
GoblinBrute_ArmGuard
GoblinBrute_Attack
GoblinBrute_Backbones
GoblinBrute_ExecutionerCap
GoblinBrute_HipCloth
GoblinBrute_LegBones
GoblinBrute_ragdoll
GoblinBrute_RageAttack
GoblinBrute_ShoulderGuard
GoblinBrute_Taunt
GoblinKing_ragdoll
goblinking_totemholder
GoblinShaman_attack_poke
GoblinShaman_Headdress_antlers
GoblinShaman_Headdress_feathers
GoblinShaman_projectile_fireball
GoblinShaman_protect_aoe
GoblinShaman_ragdoll
GoblinShaman_Staff_Bones
GoblinShaman_Staff_Feathers
GoblinSpear_projectile
Greydwarf_elite_ragdoll
Greydwarf_ragdoll
Greydwarf_Shaman_ragdoll
Greydwarf_throw_projectile
Greyling_ragdoll
guard_stone
guard_stone_test
GuckSack
GuckSack_small
Hatchling
hatchling_cold_projectile
Hatchling_ragdoll
HealthUpgrade_Bonemass
HealthUpgrade_GDKing
hearth
HeathRockPillar
HeathRockPillar_frac
highstone
highstone_frac
horizontal_web
HugeRoot1
ice_rock1
ice_rock1_frac
ice1
IceBlocker
Imp_fireball_projectile
iron_grate
itemstand
itemstandh
Leech_cave
Leviathan
LocationProxy
loot_chest_stone
loot_chest_wood
LootSpawner_pineforest
lox_ragdoll
lox_stomp_aoe_OLD
marker01
marker02
MineRock_Copper
MineRock_Iron
MineRock_Meteorite
MineRock_Obsidian
MineRock_Stone
MineRock_Tin
MountainGraveStone01
mud_road
mudpile
mudpile_beacon
mudpile_frac
mudpile_old
mudpile2
mudpile2_frac
Neck_Ragdoll
Oak_log
Oak_log_half
Oak1
OakStub
odin
OLD_wood_roof
OLD_wood_roof_icorner
OLD_wood_roof_ocorner
OLD_wood_roof_top
OLD_wood_wall_roof
oozebomb_explosion
oozebomb_projectile
path
paved_road
Pickable_Barley
Pickable_Barley_Wild
Pickable_BogIronOre
Pickable_Branch
Pickable_Carrot
Pickable_Dandelion
Pickable_DolmenTreasure
Pickable_DragonEgg
Pickable_Flax
Pickable_Flax_Wild
Pickable_Flint
Pickable_ForestCryptRandom
Pickable_ForestCryptRemains01
Pickable_ForestCryptRemains02
Pickable_ForestCryptRemains03
Pickable_ForestCryptRemains04
Pickable_Item
Pickable_Meteorite
Pickable_MountainRemains01_buried
Pickable_Mushroom
Pickable_Mushroom_blue
Pickable_Mushroom_yellow
Pickable_Obsidian
Pickable_RandomFood
Pickable_SeedCarrot
Pickable_SeedTurnip
Pickable_Stone
Pickable_SunkenCryptRandom
Pickable_SurtlingCoreStand
Pickable_Thistle
Pickable_Tin
Pickable_Turnip
piece_artisanstation
piece_banner01
piece_banner02
piece_banner03
piece_banner04
piece_banner05
piece_bed02
piece_beehive
piece_bench01
piece_brazierceiling01
piece_cauldron
piece_chair
piece_chair02
piece_chest
piece_chest_private
piece_chest_wood
piece_cookingstation
piece_gift1
piece_gift2
piece_gift3
piece_groundtorch
piece_groundtorch_green
piece_groundtorch_wood
piece_jackoturnip
piece_maypole
piece_sharpstakes
piece_spinningwheel
piece_stonecutter
piece_table
piece_throne01
piece_walltorch
piece_workbench
piece_workbench_ext1
piece_workbench_ext2
piece_workbench_ext3
piece_workbench_ext4
piece_xmastree
PineTree
Pinetree_01
Pinetree_01_Stub
PineTree_log
PineTree_log_half
PineTree_log_halfOLD
PineTree_logOLD
PineTree_Sapling
Player
Player_ragdoll
Player_ragdoll_old
Player_tombstone
PlayerUnarmed
portal
portal_wood
projectile_beam
projectile_chitinharpoon
projectile_meteor
projectile_wolffang
raise
RaspberryBush
replant
Rock_3
Rock_3_frac
Rock_4
Rock_4_plains
Rock_7
Rock_destructible
Rock_destructible_test
rock1_mountain
rock1_mountain_frac
rock2_heath
rock2_heath_frac
rock2_mountain
rock2_mountain_frac
rock3_mountain
rock3_mountain_frac
rock3_silver
rock3_silver_frac
rock4_coast
rock4_coast_frac
rock4_copper
rock4_copper_frac
rock4_forest
rock4_forest_frac
rock4_heath
rock4_heath_frac
RockFinger
RockFinger_frac
RockFingerBroken
RockFingerBroken_frac
rockformation1
RockThumb
RockThumb_frac
root07
root08
root11
root12
rug_deer
rug_fur
rug_wolf
sapling_barley
sapling_carrot
sapling_flax
sapling_seedcarrot
sapling_seedturnip
sapling_turnip
shaman_attack_aoe
shaman_heal_aoe
ship_construction
shipwreck_karve_bottomboards
shipwreck_karve_bow
shipwreck_karve_chest
shipwreck_karve_dragonhead
shipwreck_karve_stern
shipwreck_karve_sternpost
shrub_2
shrub_2_heath
sign
sign_notext
silvervein
silvervein_frac
skeleton_bow
skeleton_mace
Skeleton_NoArcher
skeleton_sword
Skull1
Skull2
sledge_aoe
smelter
stake_wall
StaminaUpgrade_Greydwarf
StaminaUpgrade_Troll
StaminaUpgrade_Wraith
StatueCorgi
StatueDeer
StatueEvil
StatueHare
StatueSeed
stone_arch
stone_floor
stone_floor_2x2
stone_pile
stone_pillar
stone_stair
stone_wall_1x1
stone_wall_2x1
stone_wall_4x2
stoneblock_fracture
stonechest
stonegolem_attack1_spike
StoneGolem_clubs
StoneGolem_hat
Stonegolem_ragdoll
StoneGolem_spikes
stubbe
stubbe_spawner
sunken_crypt_gate
SwampTree1
SwampTree1_log
SwampTree1_Stub
SwampTree2
SwampTree2_darkland
SwampTree2_log
TentaRoot
tentaroot_attack
tolroko_flyer
TrainingDummy
TreasureChest_blackforest
TreasureChest_fCrypt
TreasureChest_forestcrypt
TreasureChest_heath
TreasureChest_meadows
TreasureChest_meadows_buried
TreasureChest_mountains
TreasureChest_plains_stone
TreasureChest_sunkencrypt
TreasureChest_swamp
TreasureChest_trollcave
troll_groundslam_aoe
troll_log_swing_h
troll_log_swing_v
Troll_ragdoll
troll_throw_projectile
tunnel_web
turf_roof
turf_roof_top
turf_roof_wall
VegvisirShard_Bonemass
vertical_web
vines
widestone
widestone_frac
windmill
Wolf_Ragdoll
wood_beam
wood_beam_1
wood_beam_26
wood_beam_45
wood_door
wood_dragon1
wood_fence
wood_floor
wood_floor_1x1
wood_gate
wood_ledge
wood_pole
wood_pole_log
wood_pole_log_4
wood_pole2
wood_roof
wood_roof_45
wood_roof_icorner
wood_roof_icorner_45
wood_roof_ocorner
wood_roof_ocorner_45
wood_roof_top
wood_roof_top_45
wood_stack
wood_stair
wood_stepladder
wood_wall_half
wood_wall_log
wood_wall_log_4x0.5
wood_wall_roof
wood_wall_roof_45
wood_wall_roof_top
wood_wall_roof_top_45
woodiron_beam
woodiron_pole
woodwall
wraith_melee
That’s all we were able to compile right now. Have fun!

Thanks to the guys over at Reddit for the footwork and we’ve enjoyed doing the compiling! Have fun smashing out there!

Star Wars is back…

George Lucas’ original vision has returned to the Star Wars franchise and we are so happy!

The season finale for The Mandalorian was probably the best moment for the Star Wars library of visual media since Episode 3. While we’ve already covered the positive motion of the franchise we’ve also got a “Return to form” and the “True Version of Luke Skywalker” as Mark Hammil put it

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1344394315041103872

While it’s leaps and strides in the right direction there has been a light bit of controversy following the release of the show however showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have given us the “Space Cowboy Bounty Hunter” show we’ve been waiting for (sorry, Firefly fans, Star Wars just happened to fill the niche). While the show gave us what we’ve been wanting for a long time it’s only our first step into a much larger world.

Showrunner Jon Favreau seems to know what he’s doing…

Now, we play the waiting game for Disney to produce the greater portion of what’s to come. If they follow the steps they’ve taken in The Mandalorian we can only hope for more hearty helpings of good Space Opera.

The New Women of Star Wars

Disney’s righting their wrongs, finally.

Disney’s Star Wars: Mandalorian has been raising the bar on their female characters and abolishing the image set by the last 3 “Episode Sequels” (no spoilers)

Not a character to look up to or establish as a role model, to be sure.

It’s been too long since “The Holdo Manuver” was the “Most heroic thing a woman could do was sacrifice herself for the greater good” or Leia stabbing herself to “get across to her son” with some “Jedi Seppuku” or Brienne of Tarth in Chrome falling down a hole after a total of 5 lines across 3 movies that gave us all a bad taste in our mouth for both of those films. However, enter The Mandalorian Season 2!

The 1st Season’s strong lady.

Actually, we had few strong woman character from Season 1 like Gina Carano’s ex-shock trooper and the Femme Mando “Armorer” but now we have Bo-Katan. A Mandolorian from a different sect whom aids our protagonist. Unlike other female character that are looking to “Sacrifice themselves” or “Run” from their problems ala “Rose Tiko ramming Fin out of the way of the Laser-Ram” we see a woman driven by more than fear and a desire to escape the harsh nature of the galaxy.

If you’re just seeing Bo-Katan now you’ve missed her introductions and interactions in The Clone Wars and Rebels episodes.

This is great! Finally, we can have a strong lady represented in media that isn’t a cobbled together peace-meal “Formula for normalization” that we’ve been seeing so frequently in entertainment media. Not only that but the content isn’t just made for children but adults too. However, not everyone is happy with the representation.

She’s BACK!

While Lucasfilm and Disney have made many missteps (including the “Galaxy’s Edge” additions to their theme parks) in the past few years this isn’t one of them. Not only is the character pivotal in the grand scheme of story progression for the Mandalorian but the fact that there is a whole other story on her end is a great way to prepare content centered on this character and her own storyline.

I mean…we know of her. We’ve seen what she can do.

There have been a few detractors. We’re not going to give them any publicity.