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‘The Mandalorian’ Easter egg shows link between Darth Vader and Grogu

Darth Vader and Grogu had a unique connection based on the most recent episode of ‘The Mandalorian.’

A photo from “The Mandalorian” episode 2 “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
A photo from “The Mandalorian,” episode 2, “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
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“The Mandalorian” just added a new Easter egg that has linked Grogu (Baby Yoda) and Darth Vader in what can only be described as a “Star Wars” deep cut.

Quick recap

The most recent episode of “The Mandalorian” featured the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (Baby Yoda) heading to the planet Tython so Grogu could connect with the Force.

Grogu sat on top of a seeing stone and began to meditate with the Force. It later led to some serious drama, but we won’t get into that here. Read our review if you’re interested.

The easter egg

A Reddit user recently shared a screenshot from a recent “Star Wars” comic book — called “Dark Lord of the Sith” — that showed Darth Vader meditating through the Force.

  • More importantly, he meditates with his legs crossed. Blue butterflies appear soon after, swirling around him.
  • The same thing happens to Grogu. He meditates with his legs crossed, floating in the air. Blue butterflies rise up around him and approach him.

Why it matters:

The moment could mean nothing, or it could be a sign that Grogu is highly connected to the Force just like Darth Vader.

  • “In Vader’s story, the blue butterflies signified an internal conflict with the Sith Lord. Their appearance beside Grogu could merely be a clever callback, but could also be sneaky shorthand for the youngling’s own battles between the Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force,” according to GamesRadar.

Either way, the blue butterflies are a callback to a “Star Wars” deep cut, which has been happening all the time on this season of “The Mandalorian.” Easter eggs for the season have included the dark troopers, Ahsoka Tano and Tython, among others.