Remember when Anakin Skywalker went on a murder-spree in the Jedi Temple? Yeah, even the kids who played the poor younglings are still talking about it to this day. But how come Anakin didn’t spot Baby Yoda? The Black Friday 2020 episode of The Mandalorian gave us an answer, but a new viral photo gives that answer some hilarious context. Spoiler alert, by the way, if you’re somehow tragically behind on The Mandalorian.
In The Mandalorian Chapter 13, “The Jedi,” Mando met Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), a Jedi Knight previously relegated to the Star Wars cartoons. And, other than this being another step toward making all those cartoon characters into legit live-action Star Wars people, this episode also told us two relevant things about Baby Yoda.
- His name is really “Grogu.”
- Somebody just “hid” him after things went down at the Jedi Temple in Revenge of the Sith.
But how did little Baby Yoda/Grogu/the Child manage to hide from moody Anakin Skywalker? Where was he the whole time? Luckily, a fan on Twitter named Harri Elmer has a hilarious answer.
— Harri Elmer (@HarriElmer) November 27, 2020
In a tweet (which has since gone viral) Elmer cleverly photoshops Baby Yoda into a scene from Revenge of the Sith in which Anakin takes-out some unsuspecting Younglings. Looks like Anakin missed one! Get a move on Grogu!
The details of how Baby Yoda escaped the evil Darth Vader shenanigans in Revenge of the Sith will probably never been explained in a flashback on The Mandalorian. But, as many of us know by now, that’s what Star Wars novels and comic books are for. Until that happens, we’ll have to be content with this hilarious photoshop showing us that this was the Way…that Baby Yoda got himself safe.