An old war of stars Comic may give some clues about Grogu’s past. Better known as Baby Yoda, the character debuted in The Mandalorian and has since become a true fan favorite within the franchise. But much remains mysterious about the beloved little alien. Where exactly did he come from? What is his species called? Many answers are sure to come, but the comic book in question could at least give a clue as to what happened to the child before they and Mando crossed paths.
The problem in question is Star Wars Tales # 13, written by Fabian Nicieza, Jim Krueger, and W. Haden Blackman. The series was released by Dark Horse Comics around the time the prequels were released. They are out of canon as after Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, they decided to throw it all away and start over. But these stories, now called legends, were often used to inspire the official canon. So they can be a helpful guide.
Star Wars Tales # 13 focuses on Mace Windu. It contains a collection of short stories that involve the Jedi. The last story in the book is titled Children of power. This is of particular interest to those curious about Grogu’s mysterious origins. Mace brings his Padawan Depa Billaba into a Jedi nursery. Depa has come into conflict over these children being taken from their homes to be trained in the ways of power. A bounty hunter named Vianna D’Pow enters the herd and tries to steal these babies from the nursery. It turned out that she was hired by the children’s parents in kindergarten. These parents regretted that their children were taken away by the Jedi.
In the midst of the chaos, while Mace is dealing with Vianna, we see a recording of the Jedi Kindergarten. In the lower right corner of the panel, we see a familiar looking green baby alien in a crib. It is, in fact, a baby of the same species as Yoda. While this isn’t Baby Grogu, the character didn’t exist when the comic was written. But it could be a window that baby Yoda, where we met, could enter The Mandalorian came from. Perhaps the Jedi Order accepted him as a child and took him to one of those kindergartens. We know that Grogu is 50 years old on the show’s timeline as Yoda’s species age differently than many others. This is how the timeline could easily work.
With The Mandalorian Season three will go into production later this year, not to mention all of the other Star Wars shows in the works for Disney +. We’re sure to learn a lot more about Grogu in the future. Especially considering everything that happened in the season two finale. It seems inevitable that the character’s past will be explored. Will executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni choose to take inspiration from this particular story? We will see. This was previously reported by Inverse.
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