WARNING: Spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5
Fans have started the hashtag #JusticeForYaddle after The Mandalorian seemingly forgets about the Jedi. Yaddle was a Jedi Master who was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace. While Yaddle has gotten an expanded story in Star Wars books and comics, the character had a very small role on the film-side of the franchise. Yaddle only appeared in The Phantom Menace as a member of the Jedi Council and was the only other being of Yoda’s species that fans had seen in live-action, that is before The Child came along.
The latest episode of The Mandalorian, appropriately titled “The Jedi,” dropped a few bombshells on fans. Not only did Ahsoka Tano make her live-action debut, but she explained Baby Yoda’s backstory and revealed that his name was actually Grogu. Grogu had been training as a Jedi when Emperor Palpatine executed Order 66, but unlike many of the other younglings, Grogu survived after someone saved him from the Jedi Temple. Ahsoka admits that she has only ever known one of his kind, Yoda, which has infuriated fans.
After Ahsoka neglected to mention Yaddle when talking with Din Djarin, #JusticeForYaddle began flooding the internet with people upset that Yaddle was never mentioned. A few of fans’ reactions can be seen below:
While fans were understandably disappointed, Ahsoka may not have actually personally met Yaddle. In the episode, Ahsoka says, “I’ve only known one other being like this. A wise Jedi Master named Yoda.” Yaddle died in 26 BBY during a mission to the world Mawan. Ahsoka was born ten years later in 36 BBY, which means that she wouldn’t have actually ever met Yaddle. That being said, it does seem unlikely that she hadn’t even heard of Yaddle before.
As mentioned previously, Yaddle had a very small role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and didn’t make an appearance in Star Wars: Clone Wars. With Ahsoka and Yaddle never seen on screen together, having Ahsoka mention her in The Mandalorian might not have seemed like an important detail to the writers. This also might be a case of trying to retcon certain elements from the prequel trilogy; however, trying to erase a member of the Jedi Council seems like a mistake. Not mentioning Yaddle made the line about Master Yoda more impactful, but with there only being a few known members of Yoda’s species, fans were bound to notice the absence of Yaddle.
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Originally from https://screenrant.com/mandalorian-ahsoka-tano-justice-yaddle-yoda-star-wars/