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Mandalorian chapter 11 teases “unexpected allies” – who could they be?

Published: 9/Nov/2020 13:02

by Daniel Megarry

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A synopsis for Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian has teased that Din Djarin will be joined by “unexpected allies”, leaving viewers guessing who they might be.

The Mandalorian returned for Season 2 on Disney+ in October this year, after the show’s first season proved to be a hit for streaming service. We’re only two episodes in, but fans are already heavily speculating what will happen before the season comes to an end in December.

Over the last few months, a number of famous Star Wars characters have been either rumored or confirmed to appear in the new season. Now, a synopsis for upcoming Season 2, Episode 3 has appeared to suggest we’ll be meeting one of them very soon.

The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in episode 2
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The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in ‘The Passenger’

As spotted by eagle-eyed Star Wars fans on Reddit, the (admittedly very brief) synopsis for the episode reads: “The Mandalorian braves high seas and meets unexpected allies.”

Of course, the most exciting part of that description is the fact that Mando will be joined by “unexpected” allies. While fans have a few ideas of who those allies could be, we’ve got a strong feeling one of them will be WWE superstar Sasha Banks’ character.

Who is Sasha Banks playing on The Mandalorian?

It’s still unknown who Banks is playing in The Mandalorian, but her appearance as a mysterious onlooker in the trailer for Season 2 left many excited to find out what role she would play in the show’s future.

One of the most popular theories right now is that Banks is playing Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian from the animated series Star Wars Rebels who once possessed the Darksaber.

The character’s live-action debut would certainly be a fan-pleasing moment, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this happens.

Sasha Banks in The Mandalorian Season 2
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Could Sasha Banks be playing Sabine Wren in The Mandalorian?

Other suggestions from fans include Katee Sackhoff appearing as Bo-Katan Kryze, Rosario Dawson making her debut as Ahsoka Tano, or more screen time for fellow Mandalorian Boba Fett, who made a surprise return this season.

Fortunately, we don’t have too long to wait to find out which “unexpected allies” will appear on the show, as The Mandalorian season 2 episode 3 will be available to stream on Disney+ from Friday, October 13.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.