37 Facts About Yoda


Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.

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Yoda is a small, green humanoid alien who is powerful with the Force and is a leading member of the Jedi Order until its near annihilation.

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Yoda is an iconic figure in popular culture due to his distinct pattern of speech and role as a wise mentor.

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Yoda is one of the few Jedi to survive the events of Order 66 at the end of the war, when he battles Emperor Palpatine and is forced to go into hiding.

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Yoda's spirit appears again in the sequel trilogy, advising an older Luke on his training of Rey.

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Yoda then created a new character, Yoda, to have someone train Luke.

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Yoda was created using computer-generated imagery for two distant shots in the 1999 release but remained mostly a puppet, with Stuart Freeborn's original design reinterpreted by Nick Dudman.

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Yoda performed a vocal cameo as Yoda in Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker .

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Yoda was recreated in CGI for the 2011 Blu-ray release of The Phantom Menace.

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For wide shots of Yoda moving around, actor and stunt performer Deep Roy wore a life-sized Yoda costume.

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Grand Master Yoda is among the oldest, most stoic, and most powerful Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe.

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Films and Expanded Universe reveal that Yoda had a hand in training almost every Jedi Master in the galaxy.

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Yoda makes his first film appearance in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Yoda makes a brief appearance in Return of the Jedi, set a year after The Empire Strikes Back.

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Now sick and frail, Yoda informs Luke that he has completed his training but will not be a Jedi until he confronts Darth Vader; he confirms that Vader is Luke's father, something Vader had told Luke in the previous film.

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However, in the 2011 Blu-ray release of The Phantom Menace, the Yoda puppet was replaced by a CGI character to match the later depiction of the character.

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Yoda makes Obi-Wan a Jedi knight and reluctantly gives his blessing to Anakin's training.

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Yoda makes his first CGI appearance in Attack of the Clones, set a decade after The Phantom Menace.

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At the climax of the film, Yoda arrives in time to save Obi-Wan and Anakin from the Separatists and defeats his former apprentice, Count Dooku, the Separatists' leader and a Sith lord, in a lightsaber duel.

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In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda leads the Jedi Council in pursuing the mysterious Sith Lord Darth Sidious.

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Yoda decides to face Sidious, sending Obi-Wan to kill Vader.

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Yoda is instrumental in deciding the fate of the Skywalker children after Padme dies in childbirth, recommending that Luke and Leia be hidden from Vader and Sidious; he sends Leia to be adopted by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, and Luke to Vader's stepfamily Owen and Beru Lars on Tatooine.

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Unlike in the prequels, where fight scenes necessitated the character be rendered in with computer-generated imagery, Yoda is once more portrayed using puppetry, with Frank Oz both puppeteering and voicing the character.

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Yoda is heard in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as one of the voices of Jedi past who speak to Rey during her battle against the reborn Darth Sidious.

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Yoda appears in the 2003 Cartoon Network 2D-animated television series Star Wars: Clone Wars, voiced by Tom Kane.

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Yoda appears in The Clone Wars, again voiced by Tom Kane.

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Yoda flees the Jedi Temple with R2-D2 to travel to Dagobah, his future home, to find answers.

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Yoda is tested by a group of spirit priestesses in order to overcome trials and temptations on his pilgrimage; one of these tests is to face an illusion of ancient Sith lord Darth Bane.

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Yoda engages in a metaphysical battle with Sidious and appears to sacrifice his life in order to save Anakin's–only to awaken and discover that the battle was merely a vision and that he has passed the test.

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Yoda was heard in the Star Wars Rebels episode "Path of the Jedi" with Frank Oz reprising the role for the first time since Revenge of the Sith.

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Yoda appears physically for the first time in the season two episode "Shroud of Darkness", in which he appears in a vision of Ezra's and reunites with Ahsoka.

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Yoda appears extensively in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, mostly in works set during or before the prequel trilogy, including Sean Stewart's 2004 novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, in which he sends an impersonator of himself to negotiate a potential treaty with Dooku, suspected his offer to be a feint.

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Yoda appears as a supporting character in Dark Horse Comics' Republic, and various other Clone Wars-related titles.

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Yoda is set to appear in the upcoming The High Republic Adventures, set 200 years before the prequel trilogy.

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Yoda appears in Disney's Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction with his original voice actor, Frank Oz.

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In 2017, a photoshopped image of Yoda seated next to King Faisal at the signing of the Charter of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945 was inadvertently printed in a social studies textbook.

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Quotes from Yoda that seem to echo Gnostic ideas in The Empire Strikes Back:.

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