This is Not Baby Yoda, But It Has an Official Name – Sort Of
If you listen to the Q Morning Show, and let's hope you do, you know that I am a huge Star Wars fan and I take the Star Wars universe continuity very seriously. Sure, that might seem a bit extreme, but there are much worse things I could obsess about.
The whole world has been swept away with a little green thing in Disney Plus' new series The Mandalorian. Even people who have never seen anything having to do with Star Wars are just smitten because "he's sooooo cute."
The world has dubbed this little, green, force wielding ball of cuteness Baby Yoda after the character seen in 6 of the 10 Star Wars live action films released so far. The eleventh, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19th.
Let's set the record straight though. This is NOT Yoda. I understand we don't know what to call him, but Yoda isn't it because Yoda died in Return of the Jedi after having lived over 900 years. In his last dying breath, he reveals to Luke that there is another Skywalker, which he quickly deduces is Leia.
Even though this new member of Yoda's unnamed species that shows up in The Mandalorian doesn't have an on screen name, he is officially referred to by Lucasflim as "The Child" in the title of Chapter 2.
Now one plausible theory is that The Child is a clone of Yoda. We'll have to wait to see if that's the case, but a clone is still not Yoda. In Attack of the Clones, every single member of the Clone Army was a clone of Jango Fett, but they all had their own names.
There. We're all clear on that now.
And yes, merchandise of "The Child" is coming and so help me if it says "Baby Yoda" on the packaging, this obsessive Star Wars fan is going to freak.
Feel free to comment telling me what a funsucker I am. I'm cool with that.