I recall, from Legends, a quote along the lines of;

There is no Mando word for hero. To stand up for yourself, your family, your clan, that's expected. It's only cowards we needed to find a word for.

This directly relates to Mando'a culture. Can anyone remind me of the origins of this quote?

  • @Molag Bal; sorry, what edit did you make? Was it just for the badge? As far as I can see, the question was exactly as I phrased it. – GeoffAtkins May 31 '17 at 20:18
  • I added the franchise tag [star-wars]. To my knowledge, there are no badges available for retagging beyond the first time. – Molag Bal May 31 '17 at 20:19
  • But it's not Star Wars, it's specifically Legends. Otherwise I am sure a Google search would answer my question. – GeoffAtkins May 31 '17 at 20:21
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    We use [star-wars] for all questions about Star Wars, be it Legends or not. – Gallifreyan May 31 '17 at 20:22
  • It's probably from the Republic Commando series of books. – Null May 31 '17 at 20:23

The quote is from the book Legacy of the Force: Revelation (2008) and is spoken by Baltan Carid, a Mandalorian warrior.

In full, it says:

"We don't have a word for hero. Being prepared to die for your family and friends, or what you hold dear, is a basic requirement for a Mando, so it's not worth a separate word. It's only cowards we had to find a special name for."

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    Baltan Carid. Thank you. – GeoffAtkins May 31 '17 at 20:29

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