Mandalorians were the most badshebs in the Old Republic era.
So, for any of you who are wanting a complete list of the "types" of Mandalorians (I hope none of you are, since most of us are Mando at heart), here it is:
TAUNG - these are the original peeps that everyone sings about. Taung sa rang broka Mando'ade ka'rta
, right? All I know is that they came from Coruscant and kicked butt for a while before the Sith got them involved in something messy and blah blah blah.
CRUSADERS - Long story short: kicked butt, conquered a whole bunch of planets before the Old Republic stopped them or something. I'm lazy; go look it on on Wikipedia.
NEO-CRUSADERS - Again with the conquering!! Took right after the shining example(s) that the Crusaders left behind, all the way up to being scattered by the Old Republic. Or the Jedi. Or both. Or something like that. (Told you that I'm lazy!)
MANDALORIAN KNIGHTS - Failed project led by Antos Wyrick, who attempted to create Force-using Mando warriors. Jarael and Chantique were notable members.
MANDALORIAN MERCS - No, I'm not talking about the costuming club. These
guys are your stereotypical Mandos, who work for the highest bidder, no matter what the job.
NEW MANDALORIANS - Peaceful, sweet-talking diplomats. Enough said.
DEATH WATCH - "To kill, or to be killed; that is the question." I see the Death Watch as bloodthirsty, anarchical radicals who have banded together for some cause that got them kicked off Mandalore for...well, basically forever. If I'm wrong, then it's obviously
because their name sends the wrong message.
TRUE MANDALORIANS - Hooray for the supercommando codex! Whatever would we do without morals and guidelines?? And Kal Skirata??
CUY'VAL DAR - 75(?) guys and gals who volunteered to disappear off the face of the galaxy in exchange for a large sum of money and the opportunity to train a clone army. Walon Vau could probably be their poster boy.
MANDALORIAN PROTECTORS - made to protect Mandalore. It's all in the name.
CLONE DESERTERS - OK, this is not a "type" of Mandalorian, but they really don't fit in with any other category. Especially since some of them wore Mando armor but didn't really get the culture (like me, LOL...).
OTHER - These are your "ruffians", your "outcasts", the less-liked of your community (besides the Death Watch). They will include pirates, poachers, off-world gladiators, intergalactic outlaws (like, the really REALLY bad ones), rogues (the scary type that almost never talk unless sentencing someone to death), traitors!!!, slaves
, thugs for hire, etc. etc. Yep, you probably don't want to be this
kind of Mando.
*If there are any other kinds out there, please post. I would love to steal it for my personal archives.