- Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for “The Mandalorian” season two, episode five.
- Nineteen minutes into the episode, fans learn the name of The Child, the creature better known to fans as Baby Yoda.
- Some fans are saying they’re going to stick with Baby Yoda.
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We finally have an answer to one of the biggest mysteries on “The Mandalorian.”
The Child, fondly referred to by fans of the hit Disney Plus series as Baby Yoda, has a name.
Are you ready for it?
Fans aren’t sure what to make of the name.
Some are here for it.
Grogu awww lmao
— Sergio (@Oogumboogums) November 27, 2020
Baby Yoda’s name is GROGU?! And he has a tragic backstory?! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/FazFUx0pIj
— eljohn (@YouMightNotSee) November 27, 2020
HOLY SHIT GROGU IS THE PERFECT NAME FOR THE CHILD
— Ale (@arehondoro) November 27, 2020
Others are suggesting they will stick with Baby Yoda.
I’m sorry, but Grogu is just awful. I guess I wanted him to be called Mitch or something no Grogu
— Josh “Thanos” Webb (@FightOnTwist) November 27, 2020
Chapter 13 of the Mandalorian gives baby Yoda a name finally but I’m sticking with baby Yoda. Grogu? Really? Sounds like a Star Wars soup.
— Owen (@keyowen7) November 27, 2020
— hydro pump (@supitsparth) November 27, 2020
That wasn’t the only big reveal on Friday’s episode.
The “Star Wars” fan favourite Ahsoka Tano made her first live-action appearance on the show. Rosario Dawson, who was long rumoured to play the character, steps into the role that was voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the “Clone Wars” animated series.
On Friday’s episode, Tano is able to communicate with Grogu. She informs the Mandalorian that Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and he was trained by many masters over the years.
He was hidden at the end of the Clone Wars when the Empire and Darth Vader ascended to power.
He can’t remember who took him from the temple. It’s unclear whether his memory was wiped. Tano mentions she knew only one other being like him and referenced Yoda.
Later in the episode, Tano says she senses fear in Yoda. That may have put some fans on alert.
In “Star Wars,” fear is famously the path to the dark side and was Anakin Skywalker’s undoing. That’s something Tano is all too familiar with, as she was Skywalker’s padawan.
The first time Yoda met Skywalker, he told him, “Fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate.” Tano eventually watched her master turn to the dark side and became Lord Vader.
Tano senses that there could be a darkness in Grogu, and she says it’s better to let his abilities fade. Mando asks the Jedi to train Grogu, and she refuses. Instead, she tells Mando to take him to an old Jedi temple on Tython, where Grogu may be able to reach out to other Jedi.