For all its success, the first season of The Mandalorian failed to answer one incredibly important question: What’s the deal with Baby Yoda? The Child — as Disney would like you to call it — was introduced in Episode 1 as the show’s primary mystery, and eight episodes later we still had no idea where Baby Yoda is from or what the Empire wants with it. However, with Mandalorian Season 2 less than two months away, fans are hopeful that we’ll finally get some answers, and one new theory argues that a huge clue has been staring us in the face for over a week.
Could the origins of Baby Yoda be hidden in an upcoming Star Wars video game? Here’s why that last sentence isn’t as ridiculous as you might think.
Almost as soon as Baby Yoda was revealed, Star Wars fans began to point to one overlooked Jedi from the prequel movies as a possible clue. Remember Yaddle? This female creature from the same species as Yoda appears in the prequels as a member of the Jedi Council, but she’s never given much backstory or a narrative arc. (It’s almost like George Lucas just thought it would be cool to make a female Yoda puppet and never gave it any thought beyond that.)