It’s a bit too early in the morning to be thinking about the worst possible outcomes The Book of Boba Fett could force upon us. But the more time we spend with Star Wars’ most lovable Tusken Raider (never thought you’d see that phrase, did you?), the more it makes sense to worry about their safety.
That’s right – we’re talking about the tiny Tusken Raider. The Baby Yoda of the Boba Fett saga. The small companion that has attached themselves to Boba and shows no signs of letting go.
As far as we know, they have no name that’s been mentioned. But the bond they’ve formed with Boba is the kind of Star Wars relationship that makes it almost painfully obvious one of these two isn’t going to survive the duration of the show. And it’s probably going to be the kid.
Even though we met them in the first episode and have only spent two flashbacks with them, enough focus has been given to our little friend that the show clearly wants us to care about them with all our hearts and souls. Which, in terms of Star Wars and storytelling overall, probably means there’s not going to be a happy ending here.
We said “probably.” Star Wars doesn’t have to hurt us like this. They can choose to do good. They can choose to let Baby Tusken survive.
This could really go two ways: At some point in a flashback we find out what happened to the Tuskens and the youngling, or said youngling comes back in the present to help Boba somehow, since his relationship with the Dune Sea tribe at least at the moment seems airtight.
Between The Rise of Skywalker and the entirety of The High Republic, we’ve just lost so many Star Wars characters over the past few years. We need a little hope. Let the best Tusken Raider of them all remain safe and well. Please?
The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.