After season 2 of The Mandalorian, Grogu once again is on the path to becoming a Jedi. However, his future is still uncertain. We don’t know how much time he will spend with Luke.
The darkest Grogu theory right now is that he will be a part of Luke’s new Jedi Academy and be one of the students who got killed by Kylo Ren. Or maybe he gets miraculously saved somehow.
Such theorized events are still about two decades away in the Star Wars timeline. But we don’t think that Grogu will die. After all, he is one of the most popular and merchandisable characters of the Disney era.
As such, it’s likely that his fate won’t put him in Luke’s fledgling Jedi Order just to be massacred. So, where will destiny take him?
Grogu has ties to the Jedi, and he has also formed close bonds with the Mandalorians. After all, he was taken in as a foundling by Din and was raised and protected by him.
So this, combined with his Force-sensitivity led to the theory that maybe he will end up being the second Mandalorian Jedi. This is something that The Book of Boba Fett expands on.
For one, it directly talks about Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi who made the Darksaber. Now, the history lesson works for Din’s journey with the Black Sword.
However, it could also be a hint for the future and could point to Grogu’s own destiny as the second Mandalorian Jedi. The Book of Boba Fett further shows Din telling the Armorer to make a gift for Grogu. It’s likely armor of some sort. Also, he said that he wanted to visit Baby Yoda.
So Grogu and Din should be reunited sometime soon. At the very least, this sets up Grogu wearing some kind of Mandalorian armor during his Jedi training.
But the fact that Din wants to meet him and maintain his relationship with Grogu means that baby Yoda could be a different sort of Jedi.
Also, in episode 5, the Armorer talks about the differences between the Jedi and the Mandalorians. She paints the former as an ideology based on giving up emotional attachments.
But Din is still bonded to Baby Yoda and intends on maintaining that relationship. So this means that Grogu will stay connected to the Mandalorians.
Luke Skywalker also knows that the Jedi need to change their ways. After all, Yoda’s dogmatic ways cost the Order in the end. Luke isn’t a stranger to emotional attachments. So it makes sense that Grogu is continuing this pattern.
So, Grogu could continue his training as a Jedi while keeping his relationship with Din and incorporating Mandalorian ideals. Maybe eventually, after he grows up, he could come to lead their people as the second Mandalorian Jedi.
After all, Star Wars stories do tend to come full circle. So with Grogu and Tarre Vizsla remaining connected to Jedi and Mandalorians alike, the story seems to be building up to make him the first successor to Vizsla.
This could even give him a loophole to wield the Darksaber. We don’t think that he and Din will end up fighting. But if Grogu becomes a Mandalorian Jedi, then the Darksaber might be seen as his right.
Or maybe when he becomes a leader, he will change the Mandalorian rules. Grogu, as a Force-user, will surely be able to bond with the Darksaber. And it would serve better as his weapon than Din’s in the larger scheme of things.
Or maybe the Darksaber will be passed to him after Din’s events. Even if he gets his own lightsaber (and one poster might hint at this), Grogu’s story seems to hint strongly at him being a Mandalorian Jedi. This way, he wouldn’t have to choose between the two ideologies that make up his story.
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