This is my theory on the identity of The Mandolorian’s baby Bogwing…what’s yours?
Star Wars fans have taken to calling Yoda’s race “Tridactyls,” after the number of toes on their feet, but that’s surely not going to be their canon name. Only Three of them currently exist as part of Star Wars canon. Yoda (Father) is the most famous of these, the Jedi Grand Master whose Midichlorian count was so high it was exceeded only by Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One who was conceived by the Force. Yoda lived to 900 years old, and learned the secret of living on in the Force after death. He’s even been seen manifesting as a Force Ghost decades after his death, in Return of the Jedi
Precious little is known about Yaddle (Mother), another of Yoda’s species, who served in the Jedi Council in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. She seems to have withdrawn from active service in the years that followed the Battle of Naboo, and had left the Council by the time of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Yaddle’s fate is unknown, but tie-in comics have suggested that Darth Vader believed she had died before the Empire was formed.
The Mandalorian‘s baby Yoda (We now now as Grogu), is the final member of Yoda’s race to appear in the Star Wars canon, and already it’s confirmed new details about the race. It seems that these aliens aren’t just long-lived; rather, they age at a slower rate than other species, meaning the baby is actually 50 years old. That raises the possibility that the infant is linked somehow to Yoda or Yaddle, but any connection is currently speculative
Do All Of Yoda’s Species Have The Force?
It’s surely no coincidence that, so far, all members of Yoda’s species have been shown to be strong in the Force. Both Yoda and Yaddle became prominent members of the Jedi Council, with Yoda becoming the Jedi Grand Master. Likewise, the baby Yoda seen in The Mandalorian seems to be remarkably powerful, instinctively drawn towards healing and capable of levitating a massive beast.