Why Grogu and Anakin may actually be connected

Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

A few Star Wars fans might be aware of the fact that both Anakin Skywalker and Grogu were born in 41 BBY, but it’s probably a detail that’s overlooked. Is it a coincidence that “The Chosen One” and little Grogu were born in the same year, or does this have an important meaning that has yet to be explained to us?

Star Wars: Secrets of The Sith, a book released in 2019, explains the meaning of The Force Dyad. Obviously, the most famous Force Dyad is the one between Rey and Kylo Ren, as shown in The Rise of Skywalker. However, this book points out something that all force users who belong to a Dyad have in common. They all have the ability to force heal. The Mandalorian has made no secret of Grogu’s abilities to force heal others. In fact, it’s an ability he attempts to use on Din Djarin at the beginning of season 1. Despite years of trying to hide his gift, Grogu still remembers his ability to heal and eventually uses it to force heal Greef Karga.

Canonically, The Mandalorian, Season 1, Chapter 7 “The Reckoning”, is the first time we saw force healing on screen. However, if what the book says is true, and that only members of a Dyad can force heal others, then does this mean that Grogu is the member of a Dyad as well? If so, then who is the other member? Could it be Anakin, who was born the same year as the little green guy? What exactly could be the meaning of these two important characters being born in the same year? Does Ahsoka know that Grogu was born in the same year as her Master, and does Luke know that Grogu is the same age his father would’ve been if he was alive? It remains to be seen if this connection will be explored in The Mandalorian or in future Star Wars projects.

If Grogu and Anakin are both members of a dyad, does that also make Grogu another “Chosen One”? Anakin may have been “The Chosen One”, prophesized to bring balance to the force, but it’s possible Grogu is chosen for another purpose. Maybe Grogu is the one who’s meant to unite all Jedi and Mandalorians after centuries of fighting. Perhaps in future Star Wars projects, the Jedi and Mandalorians can join hands at last to defeat a common enemy, and the little Mandalorian foundling who also happens to be a force sensitive being, trained by many great Jedi Masters including Luke Skywalker, could be instrumental at making these powerful rivals come together permanently, for the good of the galaxy as a whole.

Let’s see what The Mandalorian Season 3 reveals about Grogu’s backstory. The series returns on March 1st, exclusively on Disney+.