Why Does Grogu Have Black Eyes in The Mandalorian?


Grogu, who is also known as “Baby Yoda” is one of the most loved and mysterious Star Wars characters. Baby Yoda made his first appearance in the first episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorians. Since then, he has been a joy to watch.

He started out as a Jedi Initiate, but his skills were much better than those of an Initiate. Grogu was so good with the Force that he could use a wide range of advanced Force powers.


He did this even though he didn't seem to have much or any training in the Force. Of course, this made him very valuable to the Galactic Empire, which probably thought he was the first clone to ever be sensitive to the Force.

So, the Imperial scientists put a bounty on Baby Yoda's head so that they could experiment on him. In the end, the same bounty hunter who was supposed to give Baby Yoda to the Imperials also saved him. Also, their experiment was a total failure.

Even though we know a lot about Baby Yoda, we still have a lot of questions about him. One question people often ask is, “Why are his eyes so dark?”


Read on to find out the answer to this question and more.

Why Are Grogu’s Eyes Black in ‘The Mandalorian’?

Contrary to what most people think, Baby Yoda is neither a clone of Jedi Grand Master Yoda nor his child. But they are both of the same species. Even though this species is unknown, it has some features that make it stand out.

The three Yodas we know (Yoda, Yaddle, and Baby Yoda) all have a strong connection to the Force, even though they all have different skin tones and looks.

Why Does Grogu Have Black Eyes in The Mandalorian

One big difference is that Baby Yoda has beautiful dark eyes that are almost as dark as black. A lot of Star Wars fans don't understand this because it's so different from the other ones of its kind we've seen.

But this is what makes him a member of his species. Like every species in our world has a way to tell their young apart, Star Wars has the same kind of systems in place to do the same thing.

Aside from their different heights, their eyes are a clear sign that they are from different species. When they are young, they have dark eyes that look like Baby Yoda's. Often described as being black.

As they get older, their eyes start to look brighter.

Will Grogu Look More Like Yoda Over Time?

We still don't know a lot about Grogu's kind. In fact, we know almost nothing, and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) asks the child in The Book of Boba Fett if he remembers anything from “home.”

Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, is another person who has met Yoda before and is very interested in Grogu. When Yoda and Yaddle first showed up, their species didn't matter because they weren't important characters. However, Grogu's identity is one of the most important parts of The Mandalorian, so we should learn more about him in the future.

Why Does Grogu Have Black Eyes in The Mandalorian

We do know that the two members of this unknown species are very different ages. Yoda was 900 years old when he died in Return of the Jedi. Grogu is a lot younger than 50, which is how old he is when Season 3 of The Mandalorian starts.

People even tried to figure out what the human equivalent would be, but in the end, it comes down to what IG-11 (Taika Waititi) says when he meets the little guy: different species age at different rates. Grogu is just starting to find his voice, and he still has a long way to go in terms of physical development before he can reach his full potential and take his final form.

Grogu's eyes will eventually change to look more like Yoda's instead of the puppy eyes he has now. Right now, his black eyes are not only a natural part of him, but they also help the story by making viewers and characters like him.

That's why his surrogate father, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), liked him in the first place, and why other characters, even tough ones like Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and the Armorer, like him so much. But there's no way to know exactly when that will happen, so we might as well just sit back and enjoy the ride while it lasts. After all, kids grow up so quickly…

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