If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the Star Wars universe thus far, it’s this: Those who are strong with the Force, but lack mentorship, are highly likely to be tempted by the Dark Side.
That was true, tragically, of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader. It was true of his son Luke, who was one lightsaber blow away from striking his father down in anger at the Emperor’s instigation. And it was true of Rey: Whatever you think of the way the sequel trilogy was rendered, her flirtation with the Dark Side is just about the only narrative thread that runs through all three movies.
In The Mandalorian, meanwhile, the most powerful Force-sensitive being is The Child, known informally on our planet as Baby Yoda. And he has no mentor, just a terrible sorta-dad who keeps getting him in trouble. But he could never be tempted by the Dark Side, right? I