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SPOILER 'Babyoda' General Discussion

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by Crusifix, Nov 15, 2019.

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Baby Yoda

  1. Can talk: yes

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    Nice cover
     
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    I’m pretty sure in Chapter 7 Kuill pretty much confirmed “Baby Yoda” is not a clone
     
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    Of course, TINY is one of a kind.
     
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    Let's see where this show will go in later seasons but definetly I would love to see a grown baby McLunkey and Rey making team and training a new order of Jedi in Ahch-To, for exemple.
     
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    Just seen it the first time last night. Before that I seen people talking about him and I was like, what's the big deal?

    Then the Mandalorian rescued him and I'm like"Omg, so cute." The"What the hell? I'm a guy I don't say he cute. I want one"
     
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    The Child has been going through a process. I think he's on the edge of the good that Dyn and company supply and the potential harm he could cause if the Empire get their hands on him and turn him. He was shocked when Dyn grabbed him up and admonished him for harming his friend Cara, I suggest BabyY has had no friends and may not know what they are. The Village children could have been, but now too far away. We have no clue what BabyY went through before he was taken by Dyn. What wreck and Ruin was spread around him during that 50 years?

    BabyY is like a split personality. A very awkard mix of toddler, he's still playing with things, aggravating Dyn by pushing all the cockpit buttons he can reach and then he turns around and heals, uses push force to turn the flames back on a thug, other Force powers. He has too much of the Force for the maturity he needs. Half toddler and half budding Jedi. He's an accident waiting to happen.

    Oh, BabyY at the ship controls? He was having a blast, spinning the ship up, down and around. He was laughing his little green patootie off.
     
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    Baby yoda will speak in the finale of season 2.
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    He is gonna sell more than Mickey Mouse in the new year.
     
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    Did anyone see Babyoda coming at all ?? I mean I did not expect anything like this in The Mandalorian.
     
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    As the parent of a smol child, pls let me say that if that baby could talk, we would know it. Lmao.

    He seems like he's somewhere in the ballpark of 1 to 1-1/2 years old (by human comparison). Many babies begin walking & speaking gibberish around this time, and what little tidbits we've seen of The Child walking, he looks like he hasn't been doing it for long.

    And this also raises a question about the lifespan of The Child's species. We know Yoda lived to 900. We know nothing of Yaddle. We can't assume that 900 is the median lifespan for this species based on Yoda alone. If a 50 year old child is comparable to a 1-1/2 year old human (in terms of walking/talking capabilities), then we could estimate that The Child's species might potentially live to the ripe old age of 2000+ (with good healthcare, etc.).

    But then....Yoda did look like he was hanging by a thread at the age of 900, so maybe there's an odd growth spurt / pubertal cycle that this species goes through and they stay in the baby stage for an extended period of time.

    It's also worth considering that if The Child grew up in the care of droids who didn't coddle him him appropriately, talk to him, read him bedtime stories, or let him out of his crib, then...maybe he's...developmentally delayed? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    ....Okay, I'm thinking about this too much.
     
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    @Howl, thanks for some baby time thinking and feelings for BabyY. For Baby's sake and his, I hope MandoDyn gets some feelings for this child he's taken on. He showed more emotion for the droid IG than the Kid he's now "father" to. He's pretty much ignored Baby since Episode 1. Will it take a very close call for them both for him to wake up? Like maybe a crash some place where he can't get to his ship and they are dependent on each other to survive?
     
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    Nope. Not a glimmer. I respect that they kept him a secret for the sake of the story, because they could have made a killing on Babyoda merch for Christmas.

    I think Din does have some pretty deep feelings for the child, or he never would have taken the actions he did to save him.

    But he's not an emotive guy. You have to read into things to see how he's feeling. Like, you can see on the edge of the camera how he caresses the baby's head in ch. 3 before he thinks they're going to die and the rest of the Mandos show up. You have to look close to see him give the baby a pat when he puts him back in his cubby after he gets dropped in ch. 6, and give the door the baby is behind one last look before he drops into the prison ship. You have to recognize that almost the entirety of his thoughts as he's dying (or thinks he is) in ch. 8 is about the child's well-being. He demonstrates affection not with cuddles but with protectiveness.

    Din hasn't showed his face to a living being since he came of age at, say, 12? He is entirely covered--you never see any skin. His whole personality has been built around never being vulnerable so that he can survive. His creed may have saved his life and given it meaning but it has also crippled him emotionally, as a human being. When you think about it, he's made leaps and bounds as a well-rounded person since the pilot. (In fact, he's ahead of Cara already, who I'd guess is going to be on a similar trajectory.)

    That's why the season ends, I think, with Greef's comment that the child will take care of Din. I mean, sure, he can (mabye) protect Din from monsters and fire and such, but in a way, he's also taking care of Din's soul as it comes to life.
     
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    That's why we need all viewers ideas, hopes, speculations, and fears, etc., about where our Star Wars Universe is going. I see certain things, others see things I've obviously missed. I think Star Wars has been placed in good hands.

    Now I have to go back and watch for and hopefully see those MandoDyn moments I missed.

    Oh, Happy New Year everyone. Happy Healthy 2020
     
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    I hope we eventually get to see Mando really snuggle his kid though. It would be vicarious 2020 Babyoda hugging for all of us! :D
     
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    Not one person gave them a second thought when Mando killed them because of this scene. If they killed BY and then Mando went all John Wick on an entire star system people would like nope you missed one.
     
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    Jon Favreau seems to be going out of his way to tell us that this is not Yoda, so I think we've all come to the conclusion that this is NOT a clone.

    I'm not sure the Yaddle+Yoda = Yadda Yadda formula is right either. It's like we fans took the only two canonized creatures of this race and just assumed they got it on.

    I'm not even sure this creature breeds like us mammals. Eggs could incubate for centuries before hatching, they could breed through osmosis.

    I'm not sure the origin of the Child is going too far in season 2.

    Instead what I think we'll get is an expansion of his personality. This creature is wicked smart and very observant. He's also very in tune with things. He senses things even before Mando. He senses the ambush before Mando (episode 2), he senses the Mandalorian cavalry coming from the sky before they even arrive or Mando clues in (episode 3). He seems to instinctively sense danger and threats (which makes his reaction and his post-reaction to the arm wrestling in episode 7 very intriguing). He may have even sensed danger ahead and tried to redirect Mando's ship away from it (episode 7).

    Just a thought. Essentially less of where Baby Yoda comes from and more about just how powerful (and therefore valuable) this little creature is.
     
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    The first word you learn, is your name. It is the first persistent sound you hear, over and over. Finally you connect that sound to yourself. A long time later (after you sleep) you have to learn it again.
     
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    I'm thinking it's likely his species/parents will find Baby Yoda at some point. I'm sure they miss him dearly. Din Djarn will be dead by the time Baby Yoda is able to adult. I'm down with many seasons of Baby Yoda the Mandalorian and friends first though.
     
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    A correction to my above post. "It is the first persistent HUMAN sound, your name, you hear over and over." The first persistent sound is your mother's heart beat. Your personal, internal knowledge of self, is bound up with your name and that constant heart beat.

    Observation: YodaChild is very aware of himself and others. I thought perhaps he was under some sort of sleep thing when the Dr Pershing ran the light inspection over him but then remembered he was up, alert and complaining when the Doctor pushed him into the other room. By keeping his name silent, YodaChild's able to observe his surroundings, the entities that are yammering this, that and the other.
     
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