I'm getting a bit annoyed with the convoluted storylines. starting in 1980, with the character of boba fett, an entire culture was developed to back up this character. books were written about 'mandalorian armor'. fans started making 'custom mando' costumes. everyone knew boba fett was a mandalorian. like everyone knows that Han Solo was Correllian; (that Bill Shatner is canadian); etc.
the words "boba fett" and "mandalorian" were forever entwined in our collective consciousness; you can't have one without the other. (as an adjective, the word was only INVENTED to describe Boba Fett!)
but now the Clone Wars has blown it all out the window. watching Dave Filoni try to explain it in the bonus material was almost painful to watch. "..then George tells us, maybe Jango wasn't a mandolorian."
he speaks the words as if they make sense, but the look on his face says "W.T.F!?"
the clone wars' attempted to explore the mandalorian homeworld, but they failed to include ANY kind of backstory which would include the Fetts. in typical "make it up as we go along" fashion, the final storyline couldn't EVEN be adapted to include them, without branding them as Patriots. (which would go completely against their established "loner" character traits)
so now george says "....ok. well. I guess boba fett wasn't mandalorian. *shrug*. done and done."
the cart is soooo far in front of the horse, that its been left as a "Mystery", how jango EVEn got his hands on the "Mandalorian" Armor
(a term which, up until now, had ALWAYS defined his (and boba's) CHARACTER -- not just their clothes!!
in their attempt to show us Mandalore (aka: 'boba fett's homeworld'), they went SOOO far askew, that it couldn't EVEN be applied to the classic definition of the word (aka: boba fett).
in order to accept the clone wars, we have to accept, that everything we know is wrong.
like that line from indiana jones:"everyone is lost but me"[/George]
Boba Fett wasn't REALLY mandalorian.
((how'dya like THEM apples! you silly stooopid audience! nobody's right but meeeeee! hehehe
what's next? palpatine was't REALLY the emperor , he was just pretending? Vader wasn't REALLY a 'dark lord', he was just posing? Han wasn't REALLY a "correllian", he was born in Hawaii? Luke wasn't REALLY a farm-boy.. we was.. (heaven forbid).. a Farm-GiRL!?
((actually thats not so far fetched. scratch that. bad example)) you get the point
now Darth Maul and Ventress are the same race. (?)