One of the biggest unexplained aspects of the Star Wars universe is the origin of Yoda's species. So far, we've only met three individuals of the still unnamed, diminutive alien race: Yoda himself, the prequel's Yaddle, and The Mandalorian's Grogu.
None of the animated shows or expanded universe novels/comics have ever really given us a definitive answer about Yoda's people or their origin, but the most recent episode of Ahsoka may have given us a little more to go on.
Whether the theory proves to be accurate or not, spoilers for the penultimate season 1 episode of Ahsoka follow.
In "Far, Far Away," we catch up with Sabine Wren and her captors in the uncharted galaxy that Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn were transported to by the Purrgil (space whales) in the series finale of Star Wars Rebels. We don't get to explore too much of this strange new world, but Sabine does encounter a new race of Hermit Crab-inspired humanoid creatures, who have befriended Ezra.
The Yoda theory is very simple: If this new galaxy is home to various creatures and alien races that we haven't come across in the main Star Wars universe, isn't it possible that Yoda's species hails from this same world?
We don't have much more to go on beyond this initial speculation, but perhaps this week's season finale of Ahsoka will provide some more answers? Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to find out, and share your own theories with us in the comments section down below in the meantime.
Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
The series stars Rosario Dawson in the title role, with Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, with Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
Kevin Kiner was announced as the series' composer.
Ahoska is written by executive producer Dave Filoni, alongside executive producers Favreau, Kennedy, Wilson, and Beck. Gilchrist is co-executive producer. The series’ directors include Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel and Rick Famuyiwa.