Star Wars is set in a massive galaxy filled an incredible range of characters. While there are a lot of humans, aliens and groups throughout the franchise, the Jedi and the Sith have tended to be at the forefront of most of the stories. Their war has spanned centuries, defining the state of the galaxy in almost innumerable ways.
But the Sith are not the only group to step to the Jedi and take them on in all out war. The Mandalorians also fought the Jedi in a massive conflict.
A warrior race, the Mandalorians developed special fighting techniques and weaponry that were specifically designed to take down the Jedi. They may not have won that war but the Mandalorians did establish themselves as a credible threat across the galaxy.
In the years since their war with the Jedi ended, the Mandalorians became one of the most feared and respected groups around, particularly as bounty hunters. Most fans first experience with a Mandalorian was Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. From there, fans met Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones.
Then series like The Clone Wars, Rebels and The Mandalorian took the race and put them to the forefront of the story. There have been several great Mandalorian characters over the year, some of whom have been incredibly memorable and influential.
10. Gar Saxon
Few Mandalorian warriors were less respectable and more sycophantic than Gar Saxon. Throughout the Clone Wars and the reign of the Empire that came after, he attached himself to whichever warlord he perceived to be in the strongest position of power. Still, there's no denying his proficiency as a Mandalorian warrior.
Saxon played a key role alongside Rook Kast, another Mandalorian, in supporting Maul's Shadow Collective and his attempted coup on Mandalore. When Maul was finally defeated, Saxon became the Imperial Viceroy and Governor of Mandalore. His leadership was primarily kissing the butt of the Empire to protect his own position.
Unsurprisingly, Saxon took things too far when he attempted to kill Sabine's family. She defeated him in a lightsaber duel, but chose to spare his life. He attempted to kill her, only to die at the hands of Sabine's mother, Ursa Wren. Saxon's attempt to destroy Sabine's family and his death were key to Rebellion it all pushed Clan Wren into standing up to the Empire.