Someone in my office says the character's gender was not defined; I thought Yoda was clearly male. Which one is it?

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    I hope nobody will goes for Rule 34 with this... – DavRob60 Jan 24 '12 at 13:03
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    Also, this being SciFi, there are always options OTHER than M/F/NULL – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 24 '12 at 13:09
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    @DavRob60 - Yes. Google is the first thing I bookmark on any browser. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 24 '12 at 13:32
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    @DVK et all - Sorry to be buzz kill, but some have objected to the Yoda link. Is it going to bother anyone if I remove it? – Mark Rogers Jan 24 '12 at 16:50
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    @MarkRogers - won't bother me. It didn't exactly add useful content :) Axe away! – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 24 '12 at 17:59

The Empire Strikes Back script treats Yoda as male:

LUKE: I'm not looking for a friend, I'm looking for a Jedi Master.

CREATURE: Oohhh. Jedi Master. Yoda. You seek Yoda.

LUKE: You know him?

CREATURE: Mmm. Take you to him, I will. (laughs) Yes, yes. But now, we must eat. Come. Good food. Come.

With that, the creature scurries out of the clearing, laughing merrily. Luke stares after him. All he sees is the faint light from the small power lamp moving through the fog. Luke makes his decision and starts after the creature.

Wookieepedia states that Yoda is male, citing The New Essential Guide to Characters. For contrast, compare Yoda to Yaddle, a female of his species.


I don't remember where I read about it but George Lucas apparently planned to have a female of Yoda's species in the prequels and I'm sure I've seen CGI mock ups for said character, this clearly says to me that Yoda is, in the eyes of the character's creator at least, male.

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    I think you mean Yaddle (I don't remember her, either). – Gnemlock Jul 25 '17 at 21:33

In Star Wars Rebels "Path Of A Jedi," Master Yoda seems to be a girl. For example, in the beginning it's like this

KANAN: You're lucky I'm not my master. SHE wouldn't let you-

EZRA: Get away with everything you tried to get away with.

  • If you don't believe me what u for your self go on Disney XD and search path of a Jedi and u will see that he refers to master yoda to be a gurl – Samantha Apr 4 '15 at 22:34
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    According to the Star Wars Wiki, Kanan's master was the female jedi Depa Billaba, not Master Yoda. – Valorum Apr 4 '15 at 23:09
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    Kanan Jarrus's master was Depa Billaba, not Yoda. – KSmarts Apr 4 '15 at 23:10
  • @KSmarts - I just said that. – Valorum Apr 4 '15 at 23:15
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    @Richard you hadn't when I loaded the page and started writing the comment. – KSmarts Apr 6 '15 at 14:05

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