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Did this ‘Force Awaken’s character appear in ‘The Mandalorian’ 2nd episode?

In the second episode, Baby Yoda was almost snagged away by a creature who might have appeared on ‘The Force Awakens.’

A scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
A scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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There’s a chance that a character from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made a cameo appearance in the second episode of “The Mandalorian” season 2.

What’s going on?

In the second episode, titled “The Passenger,” a creature trips up Mando’s speeder bike and captures the Child (Baby Yoda). The creature holds a knife to Baby Yoda’s throat.

  • Mando negotiates with the creature to give Baby Yoda back.

The creature looks eerily similar to Scrapjaw Motito, who yelled at Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Yes, but: The character who yelled at Rey appeared on Jakku, a dusty planet, and not Tatooine, also a dusty planet.

  • The timeline would work as well since “The Mandalorian” happens about 20 years before “The Force Awakens.”
  • Still, Mando does light up a jetpack after the creature steals it, so there’s a chance that Mando actually killed the creature.

Either way, it’s a nice call back to the sequel trilogy.

Disney hasn’t confirmed whether the character is the same or not. It’s possible the species look so similar to each other.