The internet is obsessed with 'Baby Yoda' after watching 'The Mandalorian'
Yoda - the 900-year-old, long-eared hobgoblin responsible for training generations of Jedi - is many things. Wise, sure. Slightly bananas after spending too much time in a cave on Degobah, quite possibly. An unexpected badass in a lightsabre battle, most definitely.
However, even the most ardent Star Wars fan would struggle to call the nongentarian master “cute”. Even if he is only 66cm tall, he looks more like an evil mogwai than something you’d ideally like to snuggle. But, as it turns out, there’s more to Yoda and his species than the world was led to believe.
Following the release of Disney+’s new Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian”, the internet has been obsessed with the latest member of the Yoda family. With large, shining eyes and flappy ears that wouldn’t be out of place attached to the fuselage of a jumbo jet, the new addition is a walking, talking hug machine. Christened “Baby Yoda” by a swooning internet, the tiny creature was tailor-made to chew bubble gum and melt hearts - and it’s all out of bubble gum.
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Even though Baby Yoda, who has been dominating the Twittersphere since he first appeared on screen, looks like he’s barely out of galactic diapers, he is slightly older than he looks. While he’s got nothing on his 900-year-old relative, this “Baby” is still 50. Not that that has stopped the internet from falling head over heels. Hard.
In fact, so irresistible has Baby Yoda proved that several fans have taken to Twitter to warn that, should any harm befall the adorable star, they may launch a full-on revolt. As one clearly concerned commentator wrote:
“Experienced baby fever for the first time ever today while watching baby yoda. If anything happens to him, be ready to see the entire world burn.”
Given that The Mandalorian is in its infancy, it is unclear what the future may hold for everyone’s new favourite 50-year-old. However, with legions of supporters already pledging to riot if anything happens to him, Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau would probably be wise to keep him out of harm’s way. Noone wants to see cute Yoda cut in half with a lightsabre.