BEMUSED viewers of The Mandalorian have spotted a plot hole regarding Baby Yoda’s age.
The American space Western Star Wars series has become one of the standout hits since Disney+ launched in the UK last week.
And the mysterious young alien with huge ears, dubbed ‘Baby Yoda’ by fans, has proved to be an internet sensation.
However, just three episodes in fans have noticed some strange mistakes in regards to how old Yoda – whom lead character Mando (Pedro Pascal) sometimes refers to as “the Child” – actually is.
When Mando looked at how small the Child was, he couldn’t believe that the creature – who behaves like a toddler – was already 50, only to be told “species age differently,” by a droid.
Indeed, Yoda in the original Star Wars trilogy lived to be over 900 and died of old age in Return of the Jedi.
Reddit user nbrazelton spotted a major inconsistency when comparing The Child’s age with Yoda’s.
They said: “Yoda was 900 when he died, and states in The Empire Strikes Back that he has been training Jedi for 800 years, which means he would have had to start training others when he was 100.
“If he looked the same as ‘Baby Yoda’ does when he was 50 years old, there’s no way he would have been old enough to teach [fellow Jedi Knights] by the time he was 100.”
However, another fan argued: “It is a strange ageing process to be a baby for 50 years then the next 50 they are suddenly fully grown and matured, so I understand the confusion, but given how little anyone knows of Yoda’s species it’s still not really a plot hole.”
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Set between the end of the original trilogy and the beginning of The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian follows a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.”
A short synopsis released by Jon via Instagram, reads: “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.
“The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the empire and before the emergence of the First Order.
“We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”.
Meanwhile, Pedro Pascal, who plays the lead character, compared his on-screen persona to Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood.
He said: “He’s got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him.”
Eight episodes of the exhilarating fantasy series will air overall, and a second season is confirmed to be in the works, which is expected to feature “established characters” from the Skywalker saga.
New episodes of The Mandalorian are released every Friday on Disney+.