The sequel or the third trilogy shows the newest and latest events in the timeline of the Star Wars galaxy, and that means that it took place long after the events of The Mandalorian. In the third trilogy, we know that only Luke, Leia, and Rey were the remaining Jedi in the galaxy after Kylo Ren destroyed the New Jedi Order. This leaves us wondering about the fate of Grogu. So, does that mean that Kylo Ren also kills Grogu?
There is a possibility that Kylo Ren killed Grogu. But there is also a possibility that he didn’t. Episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett revealed that Grogu was given a choice to become a Jedi or to return to Din Djarin’s. If he ends up choosing to be a Jedi, then he might have also been killed by Ren.
When Grogu went with Luke Skywalker during the events of the final episode of season 2 of The Mandalorian, people began speculating that he would ultimately get killed by Kylo Ren several years into the future. But then again, it is important to note that we were yet to find out about Grogu having a choice between becoming a Jedi or returning to Djarin. His choice is going to be what will reveal his ultimate fate.
Did Kylo Ren Kill Grogu?
Regardless of how the sequel or the third trilogy was received by diehard Star Wars fans, it is unmistakable that the events during and before those films are vital to the overall narrative of the Star Wars timeline. That’s because of the fact that it was revealed that the Jedi Order was once again destroyed at that time, as they were all but extinct when the Resistance was fighting the First Order.
In Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it was revealed that Kylo Ren, who went by the name of Ben Solo, killed all of the Jedi and destroyed the New Jedi Order. Then, in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker revealed some of the details surrounding Kylo Ren’s betrayal back when he was still just a student learning under him in his New Jedi Order, as Luke himself actually tried to kill him before him due to the belief that he was going to eventually go to the dark side.
Sometime after Luke tried to kill Ren, he went on to kill all of the remaining Jedi learning under Luke while also burning down the New Jedi Temple in the process.
This means that all of the Jedi were killed back then and that Luke and Leia were the only remaining Jedi in the galaxy before Rey became a Jedi herself. And what does this have to do with Grogu and his story in the timeline of events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett?
Well, in the finale of season 2 of The Mandalorian, a young and de-aged Mark Hamill portraying Luke Skywalker made his return to the Star Wars galaxy and saved Din Djarin and Grogu from the remnants of the Empire. Luke took over Grogu’s care and told Din Djarin that he would be trained to be a Jedi.
Given that Grogu was turned over to Luke and that we all know that all of the Jedi were killed during the time of Kylo Ren, fans began to think that The Child was going to get killed eventually upon Ben Solo’s betrayal. So, does that mean that Kylo Ren actually killed Grogu as well?
It is interesting to note that Grogu’s journey isn’t over yet because, at the time of events of The Book of Boba Fett, it was revealed that he had an important choice to make for his life. Luke Skywalker, who sensed his attachment to Din Djarin, made him choose between the armor that The Mandalorian made for him and the lightsaber that Master Yoda once owned. Skywalker told the little one that he could only choose one and that choosing either would determine what he wants in life.
So, given the fact that Grogu is yet to choose between the life of a Jedi and returning to Din Djarin’s side, we don’t know if he was with the New Jedi Order several years into the future during Kylo Ren’s betrayal. That means that, as of this moment, we cannot say for sure whether or not he was killed by Kylo Ren back then. This is good news to fans of Grogu, as Baby Yoda’s ultimate fate is yet to be revealed.
Why Ben Solo Probably Killed Grogu?
Given the fact that Grogu is yet to make his choice, we can still make an assumption regarding his ultimate fate. While we are leaning towards the possibility of him ditching the life of a Jedi, there is still a chance that he will ultimately train in the ways of the Force under Luke and become the first student of the New Jedi Temple.
So, if Grogu does indeed become a student under Luke by choosing the lightsaber, Ben Solo probably killed him because he was one of the Jedi who were in the temple back when the former Kylo Ren destroyed it and started killing the remaining Jedi.
However, there is also a good chance that he didn’t kill him in the temple. Take note that The Rise of Kylo Ren, which is a comic book that reveals how Ben Solo became the aforementioned Kylo Ren, took place sometime during 28 ABY, which is 19 years after the events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, which happened on 9 ABY.
Two decades is going to be enough to train Grogu to become a full Jedi, despite the fact that his species tend to mature at a slower rate compared to humans and other humanoid species in the galaxy. Still, he might have already been a Jedi somewhere in the galaxy during the time of Ren’s betrayal. And Kylo Ren might have killed him when he was already with the First Order.
When Did Kylo Ren Kill Grogu?
If it is indeed true that Kylo Ren killed Grogu, the only time he could have done it was during the events of The Rise of Kylo Ren, which tells the story of how Ben Solo fell to the dark side when Luke Skywalker tried to kill him.
In the events of The Rise of Kylo Ren, which happened on 28 ABY or six years before The Force Awakens, Ben Solo’s dark side powers summoned a lightning bolt that burned down the New Jedi Temple, which had all of the students learning under Luke. Meanwhile, the three remaining Jedi that survived the burning of the temple were slaughtered.
As such, it could be possible that Grogu was one of the Jedi that got trapped in the Jedi Temple when it burned down due to Kylo Ren’s anger. He might have died inside the temple together with most of the other members of the New Jedi Order.