It’s a story set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A bounty hunter, held to a deep code of honor, travels the stars with a tiny, magical being. His purpose: to bring this little one back to its people, but in order to do so, he must find his own clan who have gone into hiding.
This is the story of The Mandalorian, the brightest gem in Disney Plus’ crown and one of the best shows on television right now. It’s a fun space western that is absolutely gripping and exciting, and gives us many things to think about. After this last episode, one thing is crystal clear:
Tiny Yodes is a real fucking dick.
A couple quick notes before we continue:
First off, this essay will have spoilers for “Chapter 10: The Passenger”, the latest episode of The Mandalorian. Second, and perhaps more important, I outright refuse to refer to the character as Baby Yoda. Dude is 50 and if he can’t talk or any shit like that, that’s on him. I will be referring to him as either Little Yoda, Lil’ Yoda, or my preferred nom de plume, Tiny Yodes.
Got it? Good. Ok, here we go…
In the most recent episode of the show, Din Djarin (the titled Mandalorian) has struck a bargain: in exchange for transporting a creature and its eggs to its mate, this creature will show Din where more Mandalorians are.
This is a particularly important mission for both sides. For Din, finding more Mandalorians will allow him to search for a Jedi Knights which will help keep Lil’ Yoda safe. For our egg-carrying creature, those eggs represent the last of the bloodline. If they cannot get to its mate in time, a name and legacy will end and be forgotten.
So what does Tiny Yodes do?
HE EATS THE FUCKING EGGS!
Not all of them, but goddamned enough where it could mean the end of a bloodline. And don’t give me that, “He’s just a baby who doesn’t know any better!” bullshit, because I’m not having it. Twice in season one, Little Yoda saves the Mandalorian from danger. He knows what he’s doing! Furthermore, he’s been warned and scolded and just keeps munching down on these eggs. Like, if I yell at my dog once for being bad, he usually changes his behavior.
There’s only one possible answer: Lil’ Yoda sucks. He’s a total jerk and he better get an attitude adjustment soon or I’ll be rooting for something to eat him.
C’mon, Tiny Yodes… stop being a dick.