Sorry, Baby Jabba: Baby Yoda is the only baby the Star Wars universe needs
Baby Yoda captured the hearts and minds of the world. Baby Jabba, complete with spittle, looks to takeover as the cutest baby in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars‘ first serialized live-action television show, The Mandalorian, brought numerous delightful new creatures to the galaxy. But none of them captured the hearts and minds of the world — and namely, the internet — quite like The Child, also known as Baby Yoda.
Due to a dearth of Baby Yoda merchandise, fans have taken it into their hands to manifest the Baby Yoda of their dreams, despite the backlash from Disney’s legal team.
The latest turn of events saw an attempted one-upping of the cuteness factor in the Star Wars universe with a fan-made Baby Jabba, complete with spittle and all.
Check out the design for Baby Jabba here:
Created by artist Leonardo Viti on his personal Instagram, Baby Jabba has ignited a social media firestorm with many (wrong) people proclaiming the infant Hutt is cuter than the tiny Jedi master.
Regardless of your personal opinion, let’s be clear about one thing: Baby Jabba is a mess. The reason Baby Yoda is adorable is because, like actual human babies, he resembles an elderly man patiently waiting his turn at the buffet.
Baby Yoda is quiet, unobtrusive (except when he wants to play with Mando’s ship), and baleful at all times, just like your favorite grandpa. Furthermore, Baby Yoda has those precious ears, always listening attentively to what’s going on.
Baby Jabba on the other hand, is one big, earless worm. This is the uncle who shows up to Thanksgiving, drooling all over the place, demanding you repay your gambling debts when you just want to have a meal in peace.
And let us never forget, Jabba kept Leia as a slave in that bikini. It’s one thing to infantilize and fawn over Yoda, one of the most iconic characters of the entire Star Wars saga, who is also incredibly heroic and wise.
But Jabba? Jabba is a gangster in the classically derogatory, Al Capone way. Except he didn’t go down for tax evasion. He went down at the hands of a vengeful, future general. And it should stay that way.