- Are you Sure that Baby Yoda is Actually a Yoda?
Contrary to the fan’s popular opinion, Baby Yoda is can not necessarily be an infant. As in Chapter 2 of the series, Baby Yoda is seen frequently climbing out of its crib. This hints at him being a Toddler. And Toddlers give a tough time to their parents.
2. Whose Child is Baby Yoda?
The major curiosity out there is whether Baby Yoda is Yoda’s son. There is nothing that points to this. In fact, nothing major is known as Yoda’s child at this moment. They are known to be talented force users and very rare as a species. So, nothing can be said about Yoda’s parents. Can’t you see their rarity from the fact that Baby Yoda is the third of its kind to be charming the audience?
3. How Strong is Yoda with The Force?
Since Baby Yoda is a toddler, he has not mastered his skills yet. He, however, is Force-sensitive. In Chapter 2, when Mandalorian fights with a single-horned monster, a tensed Baby Yoda raises his hand to stop the beast, right on its tracks. After that, The Child passes out from weakness. This nostalgically reminds of Yoda’s famous quote from ‘Return of the Jedi’, ‘Strong in the force am I, but not that strong’.
4. How cute is Baby Yoda actually?
Very cute, according to the audience. How can you not gush over those innocent looking saucer-sized eyes, the X-wing ears, and those endearing mitts? How would the sight of the cutie not melt your heart?
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People also claim that they seem to develop nurturing and loving feelings after looking at the sight of the green puppet with big eyes. Bryce Dallas Howard the director of the fourth episode of The Mandalorian — admitted to having an intense reaction on the first glance of the robed puppet. She describes being overpowered by the feeling of wanting to smush it because of its cuteness.
A theory has proposed that he can be a clone. Another theory postulates that he can actually be a clone of Master Jedi. Another alternative theory has proposed that he was a clone of Yaddle. It has been introduced in The Phantom Menace as a member of the Jedi Council.
However, it’s quite difficult to clone Force-sensitive beings. So, it’s not a very convincing argument that The Child would be cloned.
6. The Simplest Explanation
The Child simply belongs to Yoda’s species. George Lucas has been quite secretive about Yoda’s species and there have been a few similar beings over the course of the Star Wars franchise. Nevertheless, the easiest explanation for Baby Yoda is that he belongs to the Jedi Master’s species and has abilities in the Force.
7. What does Baby Yoda Signify for the Mandalorian?
Even though, Baby Yoda’s origins are mysterious, he has proven to be an important entity for Mando who decided to break the Bounty Hunters’ Guilds’ code to save the child from the hands of the Client. So, in episode 3, he ends up taking the reward along with the bounty to various parts. This ends up giving a whole new and fresh perspective to Mando by not only making him the most wanted man in the galaxy but also a sort of a savior and anti-hero who does not fear to choose the right over wrong when it comes to making huge decisions.
The Final Word
The Child has received critical acclaim for its role and cuteness. The Mandalorian team has intended to keep the Baby Yoda a bit weird by diverting from the usual baby sounds and adding creature noises with the help of sound design. In the end, no matter what the history, Baby Yoda does hold huge importance for the Star Wars franchise. Also, his adorable disposition and characterization will always keep him well-loved by the fans.