'The Mandalorian' Season 2: What is Baby Yoda? The Child's species still stumps fans of 'Star Wars' franchise

Honestly, at this point, everyone refers to it as the 'Yoda's species'. However, is there more that we should know?


                            'The Mandalorian' Season 2: What is Baby Yoda? The Child's species still stumps fans of 'Star Wars' franchise
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Season 1 of 'The Mandalorian' may have been done, but much about Baby Yoda is still an absolute enigma. For starters, the question is what species does the adorable lil tyke fall under? Honestly, at this point, everyone refers to it as the 'Yoda's species'. In the words of George Lucas, the Yoda has an air of mystery around him and is a magical character with no background. "He’s the subversive secret mysterious stranger that enters the film and then exits at the end," he said in an interview with Moviefone.

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That said, this season would be all about Mando/Dyn Jarren (Pedro Pascal) searching for the truth about The Child's origins. What we can theorize for now is if it is actually part of the Yoda family partly due to the influence the previous characters have. The long pointy ears and the big black eyes are some of the physical traits that makes Baby Yoda be categorized as part of the Yoda. One of the other members we have seen from the species is Yaddle, one of the Jedi masters on the council.

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Yaddle was long theorized to be Baby Yoda's mother, even though most sites and 'Star Wars' geeks just put it out as a wild theory. However, one factor that makes the tiny frog muncher come close to being a Yoda is the mere fact he can wield the Force. The first instance was seen in Episode 2 when it tries healing an injured Mando by using the Force. The second time was when it lifts a charging Mud Horn with the Force. While it did drain a lot of energy out of the 50-year-old baby, the possibility that it could be a Yoda is stronger. 

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Or in the end, it can quite simply come down to a near simple theory — The Child is from Jedi master's species and perhaps much like Neo in the 'Matrix', this tot is a "chosen one". Lucas has been quite cryptic, and with the audience having seen Yoda and Yaddle in the franchise, ultimately Baby Yoda could just be an infant from that particular species. It's practically impossible to classify it under any other species though. Certainly not at this stage, unless the new season throws in a massive surprise. 

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The official synopsis reads: "The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire."

What are your thoughts on 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 and Baby Yoda's species? 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 premieres October 30 on Disney+.

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