VT-16 wrote:Um, I read the article, and I don't see anything that suggests Mandalorians had to wear their armor "all the time":
They neither "speak Mando'a" all the time, nor do they raise children all the time either, even though they're mentioned as cultural rules as well. I may not like all the Mandalorian-focus, but that's taking criticism a bit too far. They also point out a saying, that "a warrior is more than his armor", so obviously, they're not religiously attached to them.
Well, it says they have to raise children according to Mandalorian tradition, which I assume they have to do all the time when they have children... But it seems to me that it is intended to mean all the time. It doesn't say that they merely have to own the armour, they have to wear it. Plus there's that picture of two unwashed Mandalorians in full armour (that's also totally dirty) during their wedding
, which also seems to be a rather "everyday" kind of situation. I wouldn't be surprised to see pictures of Mandalorian farmers or doctors in full armour too). It doesn't explicitly say all
the time, but that does seem to be the gist of it, or at the least, most
of the time. Apparently Mandalorians are supposed to be constantly armoured dirty warriors...
Also, perhaps the proverb means that it takes more than just armour to make a proper Mandalorian.
Created by their own hands, fitted to their liking, each piece of Mandalorian steel was chosen and customized by a Mandalorian to their level of skill. The armor had great cultural significance for the Mandalorians, and each set told about the Mandalorian underneath. However, there was a saying in Mando'a: Verd ori'shya beskar'gam, meaning a warrior is more than his armor.
I'm not sure what the proverb is supposed to say in the context.