Baby Yoda: Good Housekeeping Fans Want To Know….
Did you know Yoda and Baby Yoda are not the same character? You didn’t? Well, buckle up….
This article made my night.
Sometimes, Star Wars people forget that NOT EVERYONE THINKS ABOUT STAR WARS every day.
Really! Apparently, there are some people who actually do not know that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father.
Oops. Spoiler. Somebody somewhere is pretty mad at me right now. I can feel their anger….
But I digress.
Right here on GoodHouseKeeping.com, it says, “Mandalorian Fans Want to Know the Truth About Baby Yoda’s Connection to Yoda in ‘Star Wars’.
Okay, okay. I literally hadn’t thought of Baby Yoda actually having an actual connection to Yoda, like the “real” Yoda; hadn’t thought of that at, like, all.
Not that it was like some fringe thing. But, I see Baby Yoda — a.k.a. The Child — occurring in a post Return of the Jedi-era of the Star Wars universe, and I think, “Wow, there’s another one.”
However, it now seems VERY REASONABLE that some of you, who might be relatively well-adjusted human beings, might need a bit more explanation about who or what Baby Yoda might be.
So, Good Housekeeping’s Kayla Keegan comes to the rescue, writing, “Given Baby Yoda’s resemblance to Jedi Yoda, it’s tempting to think the two might be the same character depicted in different time periods — but the truth is a bit more complicated.”
Helpfully, Keegan added:
Long story short, Baby Yoda and Master Yoda are not the same character, though they do belong to the same Force-sensitive species. We know this because The Mandalorian takes place after the original trilogy of films (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi) and before the new trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker). Given that Master Yoda dies in Return of the Jedi, it obviously wouldn’t make sense chronologically for Baby Yoda to be the Jedi legend.
What’s more, The Mandalorian creator, Jon Favreau, confirmed to USA Today that they are not the same Yoda. While also citing the Disney+ show’s timeline as the reason, Jon further explained that “fans of the original trilogy will remember that Yoda not only passes away but actually disappears. So Yoda exists as a Force Ghost.”
Okay, so we have that straight. Apologies to anyone confused by any of my 437 previous Star Wars articles.
Buuuuuuut, Keegan also noted that in his interview with USA Today, Favreau opened up the possibilities of The Child’s genealogy.
Although they’re not the same person, the possibility does remain that the two Yodas are related in some way. After all, given that Baby Yoda is 50 years old as an infant, it’s possible their lives overlapped at some point.
“Well, now you’re getting into spoilers,” Jon told USA Today when asked about a possible connection between the two. “I can’t say. But there are a lot of theories about that.”
Okay, now that all of us are on the same page, let’s meet back on the couch on Friday morning.
Obviously, in Star Wars, nobody knows anything (even if you write three Star Wars articles a day).