The Book of Boba Fett: Did the Sequel Trilogy Already Answer Grogu's Big Decision?

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The Book of Boba Fett's Chapter 6 stunned Star Wars fans when it was revealed that Grogu aka Baby Yoda was actually the first student of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy. Of course, longtime followers of the franchise are well aware that the said Jedi institution is one of the central plot points of the sequel trilogy but the shocking confirmation surrounding its actual beginnings has created massive confusion within the fandom.

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In the sequels, it was actually revealed that Ben Solo, who would later join the dark side as Kylo Ren was Luke's first pupil so why was Grogu part of the equation all of a sudden? Some fans have speculated that Lucasfilm may have retconned its Jedi Academy story while others theorize that the MandoVerse actually takes place in an alternate Star Wars timeline.

To be fair, both arguments are definitely plausible but there might be a much simpler explanation to the whole Grogu and Ben Solo discourse that's easier to digest and buy into. You see, during the final act of The Book of Boba Fett's sixth episode, Luke laid an offer to Grogu where he was made to choose between the Beskar armor Mando gifted him and Yoda's lightsaber.

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Whichever item the Child chooses will determine his future and while the sequence ended in a huge cliffhanger, the fact that Ben is recognized in the current continuity as Luke's first "official" pupil may have actually dropped hints that Grogu picked Mando over his Jedi destiny. Considering he already developed quite the attachment to the Mandalorian, it makes a lot of sense for Grogu to abandon the ways of the Jedi and be with Din Djarin. Does that mean he actually survived Kylo's Padawan onslaught? That's a question waiting to be answered.


The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6 is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.