- What is Baby Yoda?
- Is Baby Yoda a clone?
- How powerful is the child?
- Where did Baby Yoda come from?
- Why do the ex-imperials want Baby Yoda?
- What happens in Season 2?
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You don't necessarily have to be a Star Wars fan to know about Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. The adorable, green-skinned, Force-wielding toddler made his debut back in the first episode of The Mandalorian. The Star Wars spinoff series debuted on the Disney Plus streaming service in November. From the moment the series hit screens, it quickly became a viral phenomenon around the world. But even after a full season of The Mandalorian, we still don't know much about Baby Yoda, who is officially dubbed "The Child" by the creative team. Here's everything that's been confirmed so far.
The baby immediately became a favorite of all Star Wars fans
What is Baby Yoda?
Little is known about the nature of Baby Yoda. In fact, the toddler is only the third member of his species to appear in the live-action Star Wars franchise over the years. Aside from the famous Jedi Master Yoda, the only other members of the species were the female character Yaddle (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) and now Baby Yoda.
Unlike much of the Star Wars universe, George Lucas intentionally left Yoda's species unknown.
Two things we definitely know are that the kid is around 50 years old and a male. Yoda himself lived to be around 900 years old. So it makes sense that Baby Yoda is still a toddler at 50.
We hardly know anything about the mysterious species
Is Baby Yoda a clone?
Early on in the series, a popular rumor suggested that Baby Yoda could be a clone of the original Yoda. However, in the seventh episode of The Mandalorian, Kuiil debunked this theory when he pointed out that Baby Yoda doesn't look like the product of cloning. Since Kuiil is a former Imperial worker familiar with the cloning process, he would likely know the telltale signs of a clone.
How powerful is the child?
The series has made it very clear that the species has powerful control over The Force. Yoda and Yaddle were both high level Jedi Masters. The child is no exception. Also interesting is how much tribute seems to be paying with The Force Baby Yoda. The little guy tends to fall into a deep sleep after using his powers extensively. We never saw that with the older Yoda. Mastering the Force clearly requires some practice and physical growth to reach its full potential.
Already in the second episode we see how the child lifts an alien rhino
Where did Baby Yoda come from?
We don't know much about how the child ended up in the care of a group of heavily armed bounty hunters on a remote planet. However, The Mandalorian season 2 seems primed to answer that question.
Why do the ex-imperials want Baby Yoda?
So far, the series hasn't fully explained why the enigmatic former Imperial agent "The Client" or his even deadlier superior Moff Gideon want Baby Yoda so badly. In the short time that the child was in their care, the former imperial scientist was instructed to extract something from his body.
This has led some fans to conclude that the former Galactic Empire is trying to regain its power. Namely, by experimenting with midichlorians, the fictional cells that allow someone to manipulate The Force.
Baby Yoda is driving the internet crazy with cuteness
What happens in Season 2?
The Mandalorian has made it their duty to protect the baby and bring it back to its primordial planet. So we'll likely learn the answers to some of our questions in season two. The Mandalorian returns to Disney Plus in October.
Hopefully The Mandalorian 2 won't be delayed