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Was Yoda fully sane on Dagobah?

Our (and Luke's) original impression of Yoda is by no means flattering. He looks like a crazy hungry green thing that unfortunately has the ability to speak. Yoda digs through Luke's stuff, eats Luke'...
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What did Yoda do on Dagobah?

Leader of the Jedi Council, Yoda was. For centuries, a Jedi. To Dagobah he went. For twenty years, lived there did he. Bored, he might be. Do what, did he?
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Where is the rest of Yoda's species?

We never seem to see any beings of Yoda's species - except, of course, Yoda himself. This leads us to the question of where the rest of the li'l critt'rs are. Yoda had to have parents, correct? So ...
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What language(s) were Yoda's speech patterns based on?

I have noticed that a lot of the languages in Star Wars are based on languages in the real world, such as Chalmuk forming the basis of the Ewok language. Do you know what language Yoda's way of ...
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Why didn't Yoda or Obi-Wan tell Luke the truth about his father?

Is the reason neither Yoda or Obi-Wan thought it a good idea to inform Luke that ever discussed? Were they hoping that didn't realize this, and that it wouldn't come up? Or was there an explicit ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

In Episode 3, Yoda tells Anakin, Rejoice for those around us who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. ...
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Why didn't Yoda have any children to take care of him during his last days given that he lived up to 900 years old?

My son cried when Yoda died. He asked me why no one took care of him during his last days. Given that Yoda was around 900 years old, surely he would have lots of descendants to look after him. Why ...
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In The Last Jedi, how was this character filmed?

In The Last Jedi, Yoda looked very puppet-like and you could tell they took great care to make him look like what we all remember from ESB/ROTJ rather than the CGI version from the prequels. But with ...
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How is Yoda's speech translated to non-English languages?

Yoda infamously speaks using the OSV (object, subject, verb) word ordering Much to learn, you still have. rather the SVO ordering used in English You still have much to learn. How is this ...
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To whom was Yoda referring when he said, “There is another?”

In the original trilogy Yoda refers to another hope: Obi-Wan: "That boy is our last hope." Yoda: "No...there is another..." The assumption being after seeing Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) that ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V? [duplicate]

I was watching Episode V with my nephew yesterday. In the scene in Yoda's hut on Dagobah, Yoda offers Luke some oat porridge like food before revealing himself to be a jedi master. My nephew's ...
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Who trained Yoda in the ways of the Force?

I was looking through comics and the TV shows and I was wondering who trained Yoda in the ways of the Force. I could be wrong but I don't remember any mention of Yoda's master.
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What is Yoda's gender? Is the character male, female, or undefined?

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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Did R2-D2 ever meet Yoda prior to Yoda's exile on Dagobah?

Is there a specific proof in the canon (of any kind) showing that R2-D2 had met/seen/been aware of existence of Master Yoda at any time between the siege of Naboo and Yoda going into Exile on Dagobah? ...
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Why didn't the Alliance send for Yoda instead of Obi-Wan?

We all knew from ANH that Leia was on a mission to bring Obi-Wan to Alderaan. Now, in Rogue One we saw Mon asking Bail Organa to call "his jedi friend". Since Yoda always took a position of ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

As Yoda lay dying in The Return of the Jedi, he said, "The Force is strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned." The way he phrased it seems indirect, but an obvious interpretation is ...
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How much talk like Yoda, Yoda actually does?

My impression is that in the original trilogy, talk like people caricaturize him, often Yoda does not. Actually, he says many sentences in normal word order. Yet in The Clone Wars pretty much every ...
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Why didn't Yoda go to Ahch-To instead of Dagobah?

Let's look why Ahch-To (which was also not in official map) was a better option than Dagobah: Ahch-To had historic importance for Jedi. It hosted the first Jedi temple. It also had an ancient Jedi ...
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What does Yoda wear around his neck?

I visited a Star-Wars exposition this summer and I noticed that Yoda was wearing something strange around his neck: This looks like a small book, what is it?
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Did Yoda know (of) Snoke?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Snoke was something on the order of 1000 years old. Yoda blew out (at least) 900 candles on his last cake. It seems like there would've been plenty of ...
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What was the reason Yoda did not continue his fight with Sidious?

In Episode 3 Yoda fought Sidious and in the end, ran away. Why? Did he realize that Sidious is stronger than him OR did he realize he is not meant to defeat him? Wasn't Yoda able to tell how strong ...
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Does Yoda know the contents of the sacred Jedi texts?

After burning the Force tree in front of Luke, our little green friend says the following about the sacred Jedi texts: Read them, have you? Page-turners, they were not. How does Yoda know that ...
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Is there an explanation for why Yoda's grammar slips in Empire Strikes Back?

We all know about Yoda's iconic Yodaspeak. Like most people, I always assumed that this a cultural or personality trait of Yoda, but on a recent re-watching of The Empire Strikes Back I noticed that ...
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How old is Yoda?

In Star Wars, does anyone know how old Yoda is? Is it mentioned in any Star Wars movies?
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How did Yoda know that Anakin killed the younglings before watching the security hologram?

In Episode III, before Obi-Wan started watching the security holograms, Yoda already warned him: YODA: If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find. Obviously he was talking ...
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Do all members of Yoda's species talk oddly?

As we know, Yoda (the little green Jedi master in Star Wars) does not talk like most others. However, we know that Yoda is not the only one of his kind; a female member, also the same species, known ...
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Has Yoda ever killed a Sith Lord or Dark Jedi Master and, if so, who?

I heard Yoda killed a Sith but I know Yoda is not about killing. I've researched it, but can't find any actual proof. Has Yoda ever killed a Sith Lord or Dark Jedi Master and, if so, who?
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Why does Yoda think that Obi-Wan won't ever be strong enough to face Sidious?

In the Revenge of the Sith novelization, after Order 66, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi are discussing who will confront which Sith Lord. Obi-Wan wants to go after Palpatine, since Anakin/Vader is his former ...
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Why did Yoda choose to live in Dagobah in exile?

Of all places, why Dagobah? What makes Dagobah so safe or comfortable for him?
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Why did Obi-Wan wait years after his death to tell Luke to go to Dagobah to find Yoda?

While reading this question, it came to me that Obi-Wan waited far too long to tell Luke to go find Yoda. Obi-Wan Kenobi could have appeared to Luke minutes after Luke blasted the first Death Star to ...
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Why was Yoda surprised by Sidious' Force lightning?

When Yoda is attacked by Sidious his expression is that of utter surprise. This, in turn, surprises me since he was the one who approached the confrontation, had already seen the use of lightning by ...
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Why did Yoda and Palpatine talk about Anakin?

At the beginning of Duel in the Senate Yoda enters Chancellor's office and says: I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor. Or, should I call you Darth Sidious? Later, they exchange these ...
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Could the Jedi have thought Yoda was the Chosen One?

When Yoda was a Padawan, could the Jedi have thought he was the Chosen One?
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Did Yoda (and other Jedi) have any lethal Force abilities?

Recently I was watching the duel between Yoda and Sidious and I started wondering on one thing. As we all know, Palpatine hit Yoda's hand with lightsaber which caused the Jedi Master to lose his ...
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Has Frank Oz discussed similarities between Yoda and his other roles?

Frank Oz is the voice actor who plays Yoda, both in The Force Awakens and the rest of the Star Wars films. But he also plays Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal, and Sam Eagle, in addition to previous ...
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What is the path to victory Yoda is talking about?

In Season 6 episode 13: "Sacrifice" of Clone Wars (TV), After going through trials Yoda was put through by the Force Priestesses he learns from them of the path to retaining consciousness after death....
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Who knew Yoda was on Dagobah?

Full Disclosure: I have only seen the seven movies. Who all (if anyone) knew that Yoda was on Dagobah? I'm assuming Obi-Wan only knew, because he was a ghost. [Edit: This will be followed up with a ...
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In-universe, is information on Yoda's species kept secret from others?

Common knowledge, it is, that Yoda's species, its homeworld, name etc. are never mentioned in Star Wars media. In the films, we only ever see two of their kind, Yoda himself and Yaddle. As far as I ...
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How old was Yoda when he became Grand Master of the Jedi Council?

As the title asks, how old was Yoda when he attained the rank of Grand Master of the Jedi Council? (Canon answers greatly preferred) According to Yoda's Wookieepedia entry (emphasis mine): Around ...
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How did Yoda react to the destruction of Alderaan?

If Obi-Wan can feel the strong disturbance in the Force from the destruction of Alderaan by the Death Star, wouldn't Yoda have felt it too? After all, he felt the fall of the Jedi throughout the ...
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Will Yoda's species ever be revealed? [closed]

The TFA character Maz Kanata draws some parallels with Yoda in terms of the role she plays in the new trilogy of movies: Wise ancient Force-sensitive who is a mentor figure of sorts. Like Yoda, she is ...
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Did Luke know the “Chosen One” prophecy?

When Anakin becomes Darth Vader, Yoda and Obi Wan conclude that the prophecy didn't happen. Besides Yoda and Obi Wan wants Darth Vader to be dead. They even expect Luke to kill him. But when Luke ...
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How did Obi-Wan Know About Yoda?

The scene where Luke sees Ben's force ghost, Ben tells him to go to the Dagobah system and seek out Yoda, the Jedi master who trained him. How did Ben know about Yoda though? The remaining Jedi went ...
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Why did Yoda think that redemption from the Dark Side was not possible?

Yoda didn't believe turning away from Dark Side is possible, and kept this belief right until his death. He famously said to Luke Skywalker: Once you start down the dark path, forever will it ...
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In Attack of the Clones, why didn't Yoda ram Dooku's escape ship with the falling silo?

As Yoda dueled Count Dooku on Geonosis, Dooku used the Force to drop a silo onto Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Yoda stops the silo from hitting the two Jedi, and that gives Dooku more than ...
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How did Yoda react to Dooku's death?

Inspired by this video, The fact that Dooku is Yoda's former apprentice it would make sense to the audience on how Yoda reacted on it. The Jedi always strive for ...
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Was Yoda's identity protected before the release of The Empire Strikes Back?

When Luke arrives on Dagobah, there is a big show of him prejudging Yoda based on appearance and assuming he cannot be "the great warrior" he seeks. Was this spoiled for theatre-goers in 1980 by ...
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Does Palpatine know that Yoda is dead in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the original trilogy, Palpatine did not meet with Yoda. But in the prequel trilogy they met several times. Does Palpatine even remember Yoda at the point when he saw Luke Skywalker on the Death ...
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What is Yoda sitting next to during Luke's training?

What is Yoda sitting next to while he is training Luke? Is it a pair of blue jeans? I don't recall seeing Luke bring any blue apparel to Dagobah.
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Why did Yoda consider himself defeated after falling down?

In the end of Revenge of the Sith, Yoda and Palpatine fought and the fight ended when they got blown out by a Force blast. Although Palpatine was able to catch a railing, Yoda couldn't and he fell to ...