Star Wars Day 2020: Babu Frik steals Baby Yoda's thunder as fans debate over who is galaxy's 'real star'
For all the flak and hate that the final film in the Skywalker saga received, most fans can't deny that Babu Frik is the hero of the 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker', and that he is the best part of the film.
The last film follows Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) as they set off on a hunt across the galaxy in search of a Sith Wayfinder that leads them to Exegol, the home of the Siths. During these perilous journeys, they land up in Kijmi and get the help of droid smith Babu Frik (Shirley Henderson). He is a powerhouse of talent and is able to extract ancient messages as well as save C3-PO from self-destruction.
So it's no surprise that Babu Frik is trending on social media with fans gushing about him. Fans are saying that "he is the best thing about Rise Of Skywalker". "Babu frik carried the rise of skywalker on his back. you can’t change my mind," a fan wrote.
"This whole Star Wars day has gotten too commercialized... we need to get back to the real reason for the season... BABU FRIK," another fan wrote.
Another fan said, "Who wants to bet the newly announced Star Wars movie stars Babu Frik as a young man who gets entangled with a rough crowd only to be rescued by Baby Yoda."
"Babu Frik is a worthy addition to the Star Wars universe, one of my favorite things about this film," tweeted a fan.
Fans say that he is the 'real star' of the film. "Shout out to Babu Frik and D-O. The real stars of Rise of Skywalker. #MayThe4thBeWithYou. #MayThe4th #BabuFrik #D0 #Starwars #riseofskywalker. Best line in the whole movie? Rey about to pet D-0 and he's like 'No thank you'. That's me. I'm D-0."
"Babu Frik is so wholesome," a fan tweeted. "Anything with Babu Frik is amazing," a fan wrote.
Of course, there is a comparison between Baby Yoda and Babu Frik. One fan dared to tweet, "Baby Yoda pales in comparison to Babu Frik."
Another wrote, "Why compare? They have different roles in the stories. Babu Frik is cool as, well... Frik, but doesn't elicit the same emotional response as Baby Yoda does," tweeted a fan.
"Baby yoda should have never existed! Babu frik all the way," said one. "Babu Frik creeps the f**k outta me. I don't like him," another fan wrote.
Well, this is going to start quite the war on social media.