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Baby Yoda Breaks The Internet

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BY November 23, 2019
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If you’ve been watching The Mandalorian on Disney+, then you know all about Baby Yoda. But, if you’re like me, and haven’t been watching The Mandalorian on Disney+, then you also know all about Baby Yoda. Why? Because Baby Yoda has broken the internet. Not only is he the current meme format of the week, but he’s adorable enough that everybody has been sharing screen captures across social media.

A Quick Baby Yoda Biography

This Yoda is not the Yoda that we know and love. The original green space monster died in Return of the Jedi. Though, because the new Mandalorian character looks so much like the original, he has been dubbed as “Baby Yoda”, regardless of if he has a preferred name. Also, the name and origin of Yoda’s species of alien has been a closely guarded Star Wars secret since the character first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back. This beautiful little baby’s backstory is also pretty secretive right now. Though, we do know that he is 50 years old, and has some force powers strong enough to save The Mandalorian from a Mudhorn. And, according to Jon Favreau, he’s gonna end up being pretty important. Also, both Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers, castmembers in the show, have said that the child is very “knowledgeable.” Even if he’s just a MacGuffin, after the events of the third episode, “The Sin,” Baby Yoda will play a big role in the series going forward.

Baby Yoda Gone Viral

Disney+ is the current talk of the town, and for good reason. Not only do we get to watch all of our old favorite shows, but we get new content, too. While Disney+ currently has very little new original content on the streaming service, The Mandalorian is easily the break-out series just for its unique take on the Star Wars universe. Having a meme break out from the series so quickly will be a great way to increase word of mouth for the series and the streaming service. Whether having something as adorable as this new character was planned just for the increased online chatter and potential merchandise sales or not, we’re cool with it.

Right In Time For Christmas

Star Wars has had a pretty successful time creating adorable characters that make excellent toys. Porgs, BB8, and even Chewbacca have become hit characters via plaything form. And, since Christmas is coming right up, Baby Yoda will make the perfect last-minute gift for any Star Wars lover. The toy company Hasbro has exclusive rights with Disney to create toys from certain franchises, including Star Wars. And they’re all set to release some Baby Yoda merch. So, even though we know very little about the character, we can soon have him on t-shirts, like a doll, and pretty much every way toys can come.

Readers, let’s talk about Baby Yoda. Do you think his popularity has eclipsed all of the other conversation-worthy talk about The Mandalorian? Or are you just excited to see him everywhere? Comment below and let us know!

Featured image via Disney.

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Meghan Hale is a graduate student living right outside of Toronto, Canada. She has always been the go-to gal for talking about anything film related and has a frustratingly long list of movie trivia up her sleeve. She is currently working on her first screenplay, as well as a horror novel, with the goal of publishing it while Stephen King is still around to read it.

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