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, 2012 at 13:03
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    Also, this being SciFi, there are always options OTHER than M/F/NULL Jan 24, 2012 at 13:09
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    @DavRob60 - Yes. Google is the first thing I bookmark on any browser. Jan 24, 2012 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? Jan 24, 2012 at 16:50
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    @MarkRogers - won't bother me. It didn't exactly add useful content :) Axe away! Jan 24, 2012 at 17:59

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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.

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