Ever since its premiere, The Mandalorian has kept viewers hooked with its expansive Star Wars universe set pieces. But the biggest draw was definitely a little green guy who was quickly dubbed Baby Yoda. Yes, there were some naysayers who insisted that the Baby Yoda was not actually baby Yoda, because the timeline is off, but we paid them no heed. All that matters is that the character looks like Yoda and is clearly a baby.
Unfortunately, on Friday’s episode, this illusion was permanently shattered when fan-favorite Jedi Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, communed with Baby Yoda by using the force and discovered his real name. It’s Grogu.
Yup. Baby Yoda’s name is Grogu.
— Star Wars Perfect Clips & Gifs (@SWPerfectClips) November 28, 2020
“Grogu and I can feel each other’s thoughts,” Ahsoka says. “He was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, many masters trained him over the years. At the end of the Clone Wars when the Empire rose to power, he was hidden. Someone took him from the Temple. Then his memory becomes… dark. He seemed lost. Alone.”
This little speech revealed a great deal, including the likely fact that Grogu escaped all the younglings being massacred by Anakin. Let’s skip over the fact that he stood by as his friends were murdered and focus on the cute little noises he makes when anyone says “Grogu.”
Adorable. And yet, the name is not without controversy. The character may still be cute, but not many people can deal with Baby Yoda’s real name being Grogu. It just doesn’t have the same ring as “Baby Yoda.” What do you think?
— Lon from Sydney (@auslon) November 28, 2020
#Mandalorian In short:
"It's Baby Yoda!"
Disney: "We call him The Child."
"Nah. Baby Yoda."
Disney: "Alright. His name is Grogu."
"… BABY YODA!" pic.twitter.com/xKcNs6wBH8
— Alex Yulepaca (@KaenKazui) November 28, 2020
SPOILERS: they revealed Baby Yoda’s real name on the Mandalorian. Meet “Melissa” pic.twitter.com/0EpKlfvNqR
— ben mekler (@benmekler) November 27, 2020
THE INTERNET NAMED HIM BABY YODA. IMMA CALL HIM BABY YODA pic.twitter.com/vEkjLt6SXs
— Creative Rants (@Creative_Rants) November 28, 2020
Me when someone says baby yoda pic.twitter.com/XwArfadcLw
— ASH (@brown_batman_) November 28, 2020
SPOILER ALERT in the new episode of The Mandalorian they reveal that Baby Yoda's real name is Bobby Yoda.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 27, 2020
For those keeping score: Baby Yoda is Grogu , LeBron James is Gwangi and Zendaya is Meechee
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) November 28, 2020
— Kamino Saber Dart (@KaySabe) November 27, 2020
— Grogu's mom (@KhadidjaGaniou) November 27, 2020
me when i say grogu instead of baby yoda pic.twitter.com/LtzJLJhVFH
— alex (@alex_abads) November 28, 2020