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Baby Yoda … This adorable character who has already conquered social networks since his arrival on Disney + in the United States last November, and which the French public could recently discover in the first episodes of The Mandalorian looks like two drops of water to the late master Yoda (hence the nickname that the fans hastened to find him). But who is he really?
As mysterious as cute, this greenish little fellow indeed seems to hide a lot. All we know for the moment is that he is 50 years old despite his youthful appearance (a longevity which seems to confirm his link to Yoda) and that he is very important: Mando, the character principal of The Mandalorian, was thus hired by a mysterious Client (apparently linked to what remains of the Empire) in order to bring him back alive.
And that’s all. While waiting for the Disney + series to provide us with answers to these many questions, it is therefore on the side of fan theories that we can possibly look for them. Once past the somewhat wobbly hypotheses evoking the son of Yoda or his reincarnation, we come across something much more convincing.
Summarized on Twitter’s account Hidden Easter Eggs (although we don’t really know its exact origin), the theory that will interest us here is based on the principle that Baby Yoda is … a clone.
Aged 50, he would therefore have been born (according to the official chronology of the Star Wars saga) in the year -42 before the Battle of Yavin (which takes the place of year zero for all events in the galaxy). Besides the fact that a certain Anakin Skywalker was born the same year, another important event took place a few months earlier.
As we learn in the Star Wars prelogy, in -42 before the Battle of Yavin, the Jedi master Sifo Dyas indeed went to the planet Kamino in order to command an army of clones on behalf of the Republic. Created from the Mandalorian bounty hunter known as Jango Fett, these soldiers ultimately became the stormtroopers of the Empire during the reign of Palpatine.
The coincidence in terms of dates therefore lets theorists imagine that Baby Yoda would also be a creation of Kamino, developed from Yoda himself.
The most troubling argument of this theory is found in the first episode of The Mandalorian, where Mando visits the character embodied by Werner Herzog to receive his mission order. He then meets a man named Dr. Pershing, who insists that he bring back the living prey. On the sleeve of his uniform, Pershing wears a very specific logo: the one generally displayed by Kamino cloners (see above).
What give a lot of credit to the assumption that Baby Yoda is indeed a clone.
What do you think ?