Baby Yoda Beats Out Darth Vader As Most Popular Star Wars Character
With the launch of Disney+ last year, the world became transfixed with a NEW Star Wars character- The Child (AKA Baby Yoda.) Fervour over this wee fella has been huge and the merchandising teams at Disney can’t keep up with the demand for ANYTHING featuring his adorable likeness.
However, we here at MickeyBlog didn’t realize just how BIG the love for Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian really was until a recent piece by MovieWeb. According to their article, Data collected by SEMRush reveals that Baby Yoda averaged more than 4.7 million searches online over the past 12 months. That easily surpasses every other character in the Galaxy!
As a testament to the popularity of The Mandalorian, the title character from the film Mando played by Pedro Pascal came in number two with 2.5 million monthly searches. This still trumps Darth Vader who was in third with 893,250 monthly views.
Now, Star Wars fans should note that ranking is purely based on internet search data. As fans around the world anxiously await Season 2, it remains to be seen whether Baby Yoda will keep the momentum going or whether Darth Vader will rise back to the top. However, as MovieWeb points out, if there’s one big takeaway from these stats its how wildly popular the character has become since The Mandalorian debuted last November.
As we look at the Top 10 characters according to the stats, Yoda (the same species as The Child) came in at number four followed by Kylo Ren who rounded out the top five.
Chewbacca falls a wee bit short of making the top 5, coming in at sixth on the list, Anakin Skywalker at number seven and the cult-favourite- Boba Fett, the Bounty Hunter at eight. With two more slots to go in the top 10, number 9 goes to Luke Skywalker followed by Jabba The Hutt. We have to admit that we here at MickeyBlog were pretty surprised to see that neither Han Solo or Princess Leia made the Top 10.
Here’s a quick recap of the Top 10:
- 1. Baby Yoda
- 2. The Mandalorian
- 3. Darth Vader
- 4. Yoda
- 5. Kylo Ren
- 6. Chewbacca
- 7. Anakin Skywalker
- 8. Boba Fett
- 9. Luke Skywalker
- 10. Jabba the Hutt
Fans will get to see more Baby Yoda and Mando when Season 2 of The Mandalorian comes out later this year. Disney has originally scheduled the series to return in October and we already shared some exciting details about the Cast and Directors.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further Star Wars news and updates!
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