Star Wars: The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda May be the Last of His Species

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December 03, 2019  04:32 PM



Star Wars fans were in for a surprise when Star Wars: The Mandalorian premiered last month. While there were rumors going around saying that Pedro Pascal’s lone warrior would be traveling with a child in his adventures in Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series, no one really expected that child to be a 50-year-old Baby Yoda.

Baby Yoda has stolen the heart of the Star Wars fanbase, charming everyone with his green little head and his doe eyes. Now, as The Mandalorian moves on to its fifth episode, new theories about Baby Yoda emerge online, the most recent of which claims that the child may very well be the last of his species.

Screen Rant has been trying to dissect the significance of Baby Yoda in the Star Wars franchise, and the site lists down various reasons why the 50-year-old child could be the last of his kind.

Yoda’s species has always been considered a mystery. Even now with the sequel trilogy set to come to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Yoda’s race is largely unknown. The only thing that fans really know about Yoda’s species is that it’s extremely rare in Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away.

Aside from Yoda, there was one of the same species called Yaddle who served on the Jedi High Council. Now that Baby Yoda is in The Mandalorian, fans know that there are three different figures in the race, all of which are Force-sensitive.

The Mandalorian makes it clear that Baby Yoda is an asset. With so many bounty hunters after the child, one can only assume that Baby Yoda is very important.

Could Baby Yoda really be the last in his race? It feels that way. Let’s see whether or not the theory comes true.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian is streaming on Disney+.

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