Kill Baby Yoda
Kill Baby Yoda
There is nowhere to hide from Baby Yoda. Even before The Mandalorian concluded, that much was evident. Now it may become a problem, because Baby Yoda — officially known as The Child — may be a threat.
No, this isn’t one of those “Actually, Baby Yoda sucks” pieces. Most people love Baby Yoda, and some would argue he reinvigorated Star Wars even more than The Rise of Skywalker. However, there are signs that Baby Yoda isn’t all sweet and cuddly.
Before we go any further, spoilers lie ahead for anyone who has not yet seen the last two episodes of The Mandalorian.
The concerning moment came when, in the episode called “The Reckoning,” which saw the return of Gina Carano’s Rebel shock trooper, Cara Dunes. The Mandalorian recruited her for one final showdown with the people hunting for Baby Yoda. The remnants of the Empire want him badly.
Maybe that’s because they’re afraid of him. And they might actually have a good reason for it. At one point, The Mandalorian and Cara are arm wrestling for fun. Baby Yoda sees this and apparently thinks that Cara is attacking his father figure. He begins Force-choking Cara until The Mandalorian breaks Baby Yoda’s concentration.
It was a surprising turn, and it makes one wonder: Was it just an innocent mistake? Or is Baby Yoda secretly evil, repeating the history of Anakin Skywalker as a good Jedi gone bad?
The most likely explanation is its an innocent mistake, because Lucasfilm had to know how popular Baby Yoda would be, and making him genuinely bad would be a betrayal. On the other hand, a Jedi who doesn’t know his own strength, or who can’t tell right from wrong, is potentially very dangerous.