The History of Grogu Explained- The Mandalorian™
For the past two seasons of The Mandalorian™, we’ve been following the galaxy-wide journey of the Child. The Child looks shockingly similar to the great Jedi Master Yoda, but otherwise remains entirely mysterious. He is the third of his kind that Star Wars™ fans have ever seen (counting masters Yoda and Yaddle).
Naturally, we’ve been curious about his history. And now, thanks to The Mandalorian Chapter 13, called The Jedi, we might have some answers. What do we know about the Child’s origins now? Let’s recap everything we learned.
MAJOR SPOILER WARNING FOR THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2
In Episode 8, the season one finale, the Mandalorian is tasked with bringing the Child to a race of mysterious ‘enemy sorcerers’ known as the Jedi. However, the Mandalorian truly has no idea where to begin his search. So first, he searches for other Mandalorians, his kind. Mandalorians are resourceful and are always willing to help one another. And so, in Episode 11, the Mandalorian finally learns learns from Bo-Katan Kryze that a powerful Jedi by the name of Ahsoka Tano is on the forest planet Corvus.
When the Mandalorian arrives, he sees the forest planet in ruins. The trees are bare, if even alive, and he can sense that something is clearly wrong. It seems that Ahsoka Tano was on the planet Corvus in order to acquire information from the Magistrate, and she and the Magistrate were at odds, intent on defeating each other.
When the Mandalorian arrived, the Magistrate offered him a massive spear made of pure Beskar in exchange for destroying Ahsoka. Instead, the Mandalorian uses her coordinates to find the Jedi and ask for help to raise the Child.
After much meditation, and the exchange of emotions and memories, Ahsoka Tano was able to share quite a good deal about the history of The Child, including his real name: Grogu! Quickly, the audience sees Grogu respond to his name and he even perks up even at the sound. But more than that, Grogu has a dark and mysterious history that Ahsoka senses in his emotions and memories. Here’s what we know.
Grogu was born in the year 41 BBY, the same year that Anakin Skywalker was born. It is almost poetic that Grogu should be offered as a padawan to Ahsoka Tano, when Ahsoka was Anakin’s padawan. Grogu also appears to have extremely high “M-Counts,” as Moff Gideon‘s scientist explains, attributing this as the source of his unexplored strength.
As a child, Grogu was trained at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Ahsoka even says that he was trained by many masters, though she is not specific as to who. Because he was at the Jedi Temple, Grogu likely met all of the same Jedi that we did in the Star Wars Prequels.
When Emperor Palpatine executed Order 66, all of the padawans and Jedi were in danger. Someone, though Ahsoka does not specify who, hid Grogu away for his own safety. But that happened many, many years before the events of The Mandalorian series. Din Djarin™ the Mandalorian found Grogu in 9 ABY. There are still many years unaccounted for.
It is unknown how Grogu survived all those years in hiding, but we know he dampened his powers to hide himself, as Ahsoka explained. However, we still don’t know who protected him nor how he made it this far. There are many questions still to be answered. But if nothing else, we finally know the Child‘s true name: Grogu!
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