The species to which the legendary Jedi Master Yoda belonged was ancient and shrouded in mystery. The species had two sexes: male and female. Members of that species were small in size, with green skin and long pointed ears. Their three-fingered hands ended in claws. Their ears were expressive, curling and unfurling in accordance with their emotions.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "So he's a mystery character, he's a magical character. He has no background. He comes and he goes. He's the subversive secret mysterious stranger that enters the film and to then exits at the end."
- ―George Lucas, about Yoda's background
Star Wars creator George Lucas chose to keep the name and background of Yoda's species a mystery. As of 2015, both Yoda and Yaddle's official Databank entries on StarWars.com still list their species as "unknown."
In the documentary "From Puppets to Pixels", available on DVD bonus disc of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Lucas joked that Yoda was "the illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy."
In The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?, a canon retelling of Episode V written by Adam Gidwitz, Luke Skywalker calls Yoda a "little swamp frog."
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Dark Disciple
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2
- ↑ Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ Unscripted with Hayden Christensen and George Lucas
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back novel
- ↑ DVD bonus disc of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones: "From Puppets to Pixels"
- ↑ The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?