Last night while recording an episode of the show with Nick, I proposed an additional theory on the baby featured at the end of Mando’s first episode, so I decided to do a full on speculation video to hammer this new theory home.

It joins two others I briefly mentioned in my speculations on Dr. Pershing and his ties to Kamino from a video we put out yesterday, so now you can learn about all three in the video below.


By now the shock of The Mandalorian’s episode 1 ending reveal should have fully sunk in, and hopefully you’ve caught up on some speculation from us on what the baby’s reveal could mean for the series. 

Now that I’ve had some time to stew on it, and learned some additional insights into the character of Dr. Pershing, I’d like to delve into three possible theories surrounding, SPOILER TIME, the baby Yoda, and how it plays into the grand scheme of things in the Star Wars universe. 

For a refresher, we learned yesterday that Pershing is linked to Kamino thanks to a patch on his uniform, so that knowledge sheds all sorts of light on Baby Yoda, and yes, that’s the name we’re using for now even if it isn’t Yoda, which also leads me into my first theory.

And that is that this baby is indeed a clone of Yoda, the Grand Master Jedi who trained light side Force users for centuries. How could this be may you ask? Easy, the Empire would have easily been able to get his DNA, possibly from the Senate battle with Palp, in which he loses his robe and scratches a surface, or one could argue any of Palp’s agents could have gotten a hair or something over the decades he served the Galactic Republic as a senator. 

If you question the baby’s 50 years of age for this timeline, just remember that Kamino clones can have their growth accelerated, so arguments can be made that this 50 year old clone of Yoda started being cooked towards the fall of the Republic. 

Carl Weathers may have also offered some isights that support this theory in a recent interview in which he confirmed that Baby Yoda has his own name, and that he is very knowledgeable. 

I think we all know another little green dude who had some knowledge too, so the Baby Yoda could very well be a clone of GMY himself. 

Maybe he was stolen from Kamino and that’s why Pershing needs him hunted down, and it’s more than likely true that this clone of Yoda was being created for nefarious purposes, so maybe an insider smuggled him out to prevent shady organizations from getting their own super force user in his prime. 

Another theory is that this Baby Yoda isn’t yoda at all. It would be a brand new character, and possibly the last of the Yoda species. 

This too plays into Pershing’s Kamino ties, because naturally bad actors would want the genes of a predisposed species to the Force, so I could see him doing tests on the baby to figure out ways to infuse the force into people or clones who aren’t Force sensitive. 

Genetic experiments could be performed on this baby to create a legion of super powered, Force infused soldiers. Hell, maybe Pershing’s project was the genesis of the Sith Troopers we will see in The Rise of Skywalker, so this theory could also be legit. 

My final thought on Baby Yoda and why he could be sought after by Pershing and other power players is that his more than likely high midi-chlordan count could help sustain Palpatine’s life force. 

I mean Pershing could be trying to figure out a way to use Baby Yoda genes to fuel Palp’s resurrection, or to give him a power source to sustain his life.

No matter how you slice it, the revelation that Pershing is tied to Kamino combined with the reveal of a Baby Yoda, can only mean a few things. 

We’re definitely approaching the concept of cloning again, or at least genetic experimentation, and Pershing, the Imperial Remnant/possible beginnings of the First Order, the Mandalorian, and Baby Yoda all factor heavily into it. 

Let me know if any of these theories jive with you, and which one you’d like to see play out by leaving a comment below. 

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.