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‘Mandalorian’ fan uses AI to predict how Grogu could look as an adult

In the worst future conjured by machines since 'Terminator 2,' an AI imagined a nightmarish vision of little baby Grogu all grown up.

Little Baby Grogu hiding from his AI-imagined future
Photo via StarWars.com

Since George Lucas first conceived Star Wars, the various creative teams behind the various films and series have come up with strange and repulsive creatures to populate its galaxy far, far away. And yet, it took a computer to create the most hellish, disconcerting creatures in the history of the franchise, as a member of the popular Internet message board Reddit used an Artificial Intelligence art program called Open AI Dall-E to speculate on what The Mandalorian’s Grogu, colloquially known as “Baby Yoda,” would look like as an adult wearing the armor of the Mandalorian bounty hunting race:

screenshot via Reddit

Reaction to the image collection was strong and unanimous, with members of The Mandalorian TV subreddit rightfully horrified by the various Grogu-inspired abominations spawned by the AI program:

While the fandom may not be ready to transition from “Baby Yoda” to “gnarly adult nightlight Yoda” or “awkward teen years Yoda,” there’s always room for a – no, not in this case. In this case, all of the adult permutations of Grogu are pure nightmare fuel:

And while the fandom may have disagreed on whether Mando and Grogu should have dominated the back half of The Book of Boba Fett, or whether Reva Sevander was an asset or deficit to Obi-Wan Kenobi, there’s one thing they all can agree on: We need to burn the Adult Grogu abomination in a fire and forget it ever existed.

Liam McEneaney
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Liam McEneaney

A professional comedian since the age of 19, Liam has been writing, editing, and performing for various TV shows and websites his entire adult life. He produced and starred in 'Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!' which premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Liam is currently attending the prestigious University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.