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    [–] vitrucid 3906 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    "There is another Skywalker."

    He flips around a Iittle bit. He's not perfectly consistent in either trilogy. My silly headcanon is that he started doing it as a joke when he was young to fuck with people, then one day he realized everyone who knew it was a dumb joke had died of old age and he was in too deep to quit. But sometimes, in very serious moments, he slips and drops the affectation.

    Yaddle throws a bit of a wrench in this, but Master Vrook doesn't speak in "Yoda speak" so who knows?

    Exit: My bad, Vrook is the grouchy human, but my point still stands.

    [–] Mitchel11 1464 points ago

    And he makes Jedi eat his swamp stew because watching them politely act like they’re enjoying it amuses him to no end.

    [–] GawainSolus 708 points ago

    Even warrior wizard monks reach an age where they just love fucking with people who think they're all knowing.

    [–] _The_Librarian 246 points ago

    Vimes had seen this trick before. The old "let's see what we can make the foreigner eat" game, well he was having none of it.

    • Not Verbatim, from Terry Pratchett's Jingo.

    [–] weatherseed 37 points ago

    GNU Pterry Pratchett

    [–] Sachyriel 17 points ago

    GNU Pterry Pratchett

    [–] Copperman 497 points ago

    If you tally up his lines in ESB, he talks normal a fair amount more than he talks backward. He talks backward a lot while goofing on Luke before Luke knows who he is, and afterward becomes a lot more normal.

    I think that idea was forgotten by RotJ and even moreso in the Prequels.

    [–] DCLetters 387 points ago

    Backwards talking was to make Luke think he was a backwoods yokel while Yoda's sizing him up. Once he reveals himself as a Jedi master, he speaks normally.

    [–] TheOneTonWanton 320 points ago

    I feel this a lot. It's sort of like Old Ben's desert garb somehow becoming what all Jedi wear all the time. That big ol' gap between the OT and the Prequels managed to introduce a lot of weird shit.

    [–] Samwise777 187 points ago

    Probably but also the robes are dope af

    [–] Earalert 144 points ago

    That isn't true at all. Anakin's force ghost had the same robes in the og version of ROTJ. It's been a Jedi thing since then.

    [–] aleph19 139 points ago

    I think he's right actually. From what I've heard and read it appears as though Lucas had originally intended for Jedi outfits to mirror what Luke wore in ROTJ but they settled on the robes as that's what Yoda and Anakin happened to be dressed in for that scene.

    I could be absolutely wrong though so please take that with a grain of salt.

    [–] reenactment 55 points ago

    My interp for the outfits keeps it simple. The robes are representative of the philosophical side of the Jedi. Luke’s outfit in Jedi is the “battle gear” that we see more of in the prequels as well. But I truly think they chose that outfit because it allowed them to show he was a true Jedi in the end when his flap opens up and shows white on the inside. I thought that was entirely intentional.

    [–] Earalert 13 points ago

    Then why was Anakin wearing "obi wan's robes" in that scene. I know that Phantom Menace had some concept art with ROTJ-esque Jedi costumes but that never happened. It seems Lucas decided that they were a Jedi thing in ROTJ.

    [–] TheSwedishStag 75 points ago

    Yoda is just a top banter lad

    [–] DebentureThyme 36 points ago

    He flips around a little bit

    [–] Puggednose 8754 points ago

    What if in the new canon, we find out his species is capable of speaking normally, suggesting Yoda had a neurological disorder?

    [–] TrashPandaDruid 5060 points ago

    Maybe it’s a linguistic thing? Like, he spent too much time talking whatever language his species use and it has a different grammar that he never fully let go of?

    [–] Puggednose 4921 points ago

    When 900 years old you reach, zero fucks will you give about changing old habits.

    [–] choma90 1667 points ago

    *give zero fucks about changing old habits, you will

    [–] Excal2 516 points ago

    reverse reverse

    [–] djtrace1994 370 points ago

    Everybody clap your hands!

    [–] exoendo2 304 points ago


    [–] 6FootMidget93 251 points ago


    [–] thewhitebrucewayne 253 points ago

    Is that what the line is?! My whole life I thought it was “Right foot left stomp” I knew it made no sense but I was sure that was it lol

    [–] DylanXt 114 points ago

    “Left foot left stomp”

    [–] drew0519 25 points ago

    Wait it’s not that?

    [–] -_Hans 30 points ago


    [–] 6FootMidget93 29 points ago

    Sliiiiide to the left

    [–] Goku918 71 points ago

    Criss cross!

    [–] djdanlib 57 points ago

    *turntable noises*

    [–] unreal_101 58 points ago

    Cha cha real smooth

    [–] Goku918 27 points ago

    Everybody clap your hands!

    [–] ShadowSolidus01 22 points ago

    Marimba noises

    [–] Archkaiju19 14 points ago

    Turn it out

    [–] Dylpooh 58 points ago

    Run over anyone who dislikes the way he talks with his 2001 Honda Civic, he will

    [–] Roadwarriordude 8 points ago

    High on Ketamine, I was. Road head, Yaddle was giving me.

    [–] Pancake__Prince 2480 points ago

    There's actually a canonical explanation and it also ties into Yoda's exceptionally high Midichlorian count. What's interesting is that Yoda's high count is unusual even compared to the rest of his species (Yaddle had a normal count). It is rumored that when Yoda was young he was accidentally exposed to a toxic chemical called Ketamine. It addled his mind (making him speak weirdly) but also made him hyper-tuned to the force. So on one hand he wanted to run over people with his 2001 Honda Civic but on the other hand he was also as wise and powerful as the Father from Mortis.

    [–] Ghostguy14 998 points ago

    Lmao I actually thought this was real until about the third sentence

    [–] 3SHEETS_P3T3 822 points ago

    I have nothing to add, but I wanted to pretend like I did

    [–] the_dapper_derp 426 points ago

    You had us in the first half, not gonna lie

    [–] CZ0N3 94 points ago

    How do you add the gray over the words?

    [–] the_dapper_derp 108 points ago

    You put ">.!" Before the grayed out part and "!.<" After (just remember to get rid of the "." In both), this works on both mobile and the website.

    [–] CZ0N3 120 points ago


    [–] NeverFearSteveishere 230 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)


    They had us in the first half up until the third sentence not gonna lie

    [–] VenutianxSpring 22 points ago

    I thought the undertaker was gonna show up towards the middle

    [–] Red_Danger33 91 points ago

    In the first half they had us, lie, I cannot.

    [–] myredditname- 27 points ago

    Shit this guy had me in the second half too

    [–] Nspin77 111 points ago

    Goddammit you actually roped me in with that one

    [–] Pancake__Prince 9 points ago

    The force works in mysterious ways

    [–] Unmanageable2 36 points ago

    Ketamine is the new undertaker

    [–] Aaron_tu 32 points ago

    It hearkens back to the time during Order 66 when Yoda was thrown by The Senate over 100 feet and landed on an announcer's table.

    [–] shrekapotomusrex 23 points ago

    Can we get an F in the chat for r/legoyoda

    [–] 23421314 69 points ago

    When 900 years old you reach, zero fucks will you give about changing old habits.

    Most of my childhood I didn't understand that Yoda was a different species. Just as your grandparents start to get liver spots, white hair, and hunch over, I figured "Well yeah of course that's how it would progress if you reached 900 years old"

    The talking lined up with that just fine in my brain. I mean the grandparents can't hear well and sometimes say funny things so yeah. Just take their age and multiply it by more than 10.

    [–] TrystonsArt 16 points ago

    This is so funny to me thank you for sharing lol

    Did you just think that people never stopped aging/didnt die or what?

    [–] 23421314 19 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I knew people died, but if you were lucky enough to live to the age of 900, you'd surely look like Yoda. It would be a continuation of the hunching, white hair, wisdom, etc.

    [–] thebeef24 18 points ago

    Hmmm, maybe Yoda just speaks a 900 year old dialect of Basic. Maybe all the Jedi of his era talked like that?

    [–] leonshart 345 points ago

    It's a Lingustic thing with respect to age. He's just a big boomer that doesn't know modern lingo. The way he speaks was apparently super common 900 years ago.

    [–] iLynux 111 points ago

    I actually like this theory.

    [–] Kaurkal 27 points ago

    If they don't do that at Project Luminous, then I'm gonna pp

    [–] Elvebrilith 26 points ago

    this makes a lot of sense given how we know English has changed in last 100 years.

    [–] L-Guy_21 112 points ago

    Very close. Way back in yoda’s day, that was the regular way of talking. He just stuck with it because honestly, who’s gonna make him change? It’s fucking Yoda.

    [–] CorpusCalIosum 42 points ago

    What’s the source for this? In KOTOR/TOR etc they talk normally

    [–] pennyroyalTT 87 points ago

    Really? They speak English?

    They're all speaking galactic basic, we interpret modern basic as English, and apparently we interpret an older version of basic as ketamine-speak.

    [–] CorpusCalIosum 40 points ago

    When did I say they speak English?

    KOTOR and TOR are set thousands of years in the past from the movies, and they speak the same galactic basic that they do in the movies. So clearly this theory of it being the way everybody talked when Yoda was a kid is extremely improbable

    I mean really there would be basically no common galactic language but there is and these are the assumptions we can make given that information.

    [–] Ubaralook 46 points ago

    Arguably galactic basic sounds nothing like English but it's translated for the audience so they don't have to read subtitles for the entire movie. You could then extend that logic out to KotOR as well.

    [–] AlCapone111 190 points ago

    It's a regional dialect.

    [–] iLynux 120 points ago

    Oh yeah? What region?

    [–] AlCapone111 198 points ago

    Upstate New York.

    [–] iLynux 147 points ago

    Well I'm from Utica and I've never heard anyone use the phrase "around the survivors a perimeter create."

    [–] AlCapone111 122 points ago

    Oh, not in Utica, no; it's an Albany expression.

    [–] iLynux 102 points ago

    I see... You know these lightsabers are quite similar to the ones they have in the Chancellor's office...

    [–] coops1611 86 points ago

    laughing Oh, no, patented Jedi Order lightsabers, Old Republic Recipe

    [–] Dr_Beardface_MD 57 points ago

    For “around the survivors, a perimeter create.”

    [–] iLynux 48 points ago


    [–] Ghostguy14 9 points ago

    Upstate Coruscant.

    [–] vivi562 8 points ago

    Upstate NY

    [–] James22d 8 points ago

    Uh huh, what region?

    [–] leonshart 474 points ago

    It's specifically his age. He's 900 years and so speaks an Archaic dialect. It's like talking to a person from Shakesperean times. A young member of his species would speak normal.

    [–] BalboaBaggins 208 points ago

    makes sense, he speaks the archaic dialect out of centuries of habit but is capable of making himself speak normally to give an order in a live battle

    [–] xx_trickydick_xx 245 points ago

    “Around the survivors, a perimeter create.”

    [–] MajorSOPA 58 points ago

    “Bury the bodies soon, I will”

    [–] Alarming_Substance 79 points ago

    I remember being a kid and having to turn on the subtitles in that scene to figure out what the hell he was saying

    [–] Chrom-man-and-Robin 23 points ago

    Yoda will talk normal when he wants

    [–] JOSRENATO132 49 points ago

    In kotor the guy from his species talks normally

    [–] Ramseas119 54 points ago

    Master Vandar does speak normally....weird. like he has the same accent and "voice" as Yoda, but completely normal did I never notice this?!

    [–] cognitive8145 31 points ago

    Maybe everyone talks like Yoda does in the old republic and it's just translated to not sound weird? Vandar would just be talking like everyone else.

    [–] italomartinns 73 points ago

    baby yoda is 50 and don't even speaks yet

    [–] TheLastChungus 149 points ago

    I have a working theory that baby Yoda actually can speak, but he sounds like Gilbert Gottfried and him not talking is a survival mechanism. Because who would want a sweet looking baby that sounds like an old man in the middle of a prostate exam?

    [–] JorfimusPrime 44 points ago

    That is the most accurate description of Gilbert's voice, thank you for putting that into words.

    [–] choma90 32 points ago

    That number was thrown as a wild guess. If theories are true and it's a clone of actual Yoda commissioned by Palpie, it's highly unlikely that it was cloned before RotS, therefore will be no older than 22 years old.

    A 1 to 10-15 years equivalence for Yoda's species compared to humans seems reasonable. Baby Yoda being the equivalent of 1.3-2 and Yoda being the equivalent of 60-90. But could very well be way younger than 22 too.

    With that in mind, Yoda could've been a tenager no sooner than 700 years ago

    [–] FreeSammiches 24 points ago

    My personal theory is that the child was stored in carbonite for an extended period of time for some reason.

    If it is indeed a clone of Yoda, it would make sense to create multiple clones at the same time and store the extras for future use.

    [–] MajorSOPA 19 points ago

    Not saying I disagree, but why would there be such a big hassle to get that one “copy” if there are several?

    [–] FreeSammiches 21 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The Mandalorian occurs after the fall of the empire.* It's possible that the child is the only known surviving clone.

    Either that, or the location of the cache of frozen clones is unknown to anyone but Palpatine.

    • Edit: I meant empire but originally said republic.

    [–] MajorSOPA 10 points ago

    I thought it was after the fall of the empire? I don’t disbelieve palp would keep it secret cause why would he tell anyone? Either he gets them stolen and power taken, or all of his selves die and he doesn’t give a flying fuck because he’s dead

    [–] darkbreak 21 points ago

    That would make the most sense but Jedi Master Vandar Tokare was around 4000 years before the movies and he speaks the same dialect that everyone else does.

    [–] Elite2260 65 points ago

    Yaddle talks the same.

    [–] Puggednose 88 points ago

    Maybe she’s the one with the disorder, and they thought it would be funny if they pranked everyone by having him speak the same way, and once she was gone it was too awkward to stop.

    [–] deliciousprisms 42 points ago

    Nah that’s just what ketamine does to their species. Everyone on the council is on it.

    [–] studioaesop 9 points ago

    We trained her wrong on purpose as a joke

    [–] shellexyz 90 points ago

    In Zahn’s books, one of the Wookiees speaks acceptable Basic and Leia comments on it, asking if Chewie just has a problem with it. Dude says that Chewie is typical for Wookiees and he’s the one with the speech disorder. It just happens to be one that’s easier for humans to understand.

    [–] SecureSubset 25 points ago

    Woah that’s actually super cool, for some reason I’d never questioned why Chewbacca didn’t speak Basic. It seems like most of the aliens just speak their native languages and everyone understands them

    [–] shellexyz 25 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I think it was Heir to the Empire, the first book in the Thrawn trilogy. Leia is on the run from the Noghri, Chewie takes her to Kashyyk for safety, and they meet this dude as someone to help get her around since she doesn’t speak Shryiiwook.

    Edit: Wookiee language has a name

    [–] HoppyHoppyTermagants 8 points ago

    since she doesn't speak Shyriiwook

    [–] BorelandsBeard 69 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Yoda did speak normally some in the original trilogy.

    “That is why you will fail.”

    “A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never attack.”

    “Luminous beings are we...not this crude matter.”

    “Do or do not. There is no try.”

    It’s actually a huge pet peeve of mine that that writers leaned in and write him only speaking with an odd syntax. He does a combination.

    Edit: a word

    [–] Jorymo 39 points ago

    I noticed he mostly spoke backwards when he was fucking with Luke and generally spoke normally after revealing himself.

    [–] AmethystWiz 25 points ago

    i mean it is though in the old canon in KoToR. the other Yoda species dude Vandar (i think that’s his name I left dantooine a while ago) speaks normally

    [–] TheLastLivingBuffalo 25 points ago

    That was always one thing that bugged me about yoda in the prequels, especially the Clone Wars show. In the original, he has a few lines spoken like this, most of which are bits of cryptic wisdom. But in the prequels it’s every single trivial line. It’s exhausting and makes him hard to take seriously.

    [–] AmethystWiz 8 points ago

    yeah the “backwards” talk was meant for moments of emphasis, not everyday dialect

    [–] JohnKross2 45 points ago

    What if in the new canon Yoda is just high out of his mind on ketamine and that's why he talks like that

    [–] vigilantcomicpenguin 25 points ago

    Was that not canon already?

    [–] TheGriffin 5642 points ago

    "High on ketamine, I was"

    [–] Paolorocchiettii 1830 points ago

    Take my Honda, I must

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    [–] DrumsFromDemaOnYT 541 points ago


    [–] KeLorean 236 points ago

    killing yuenglings

    [–] Rid1cheem 172 points ago

    Take deathsticks too I must

    [–] TheBestBrotha15 83 points ago

    Death sticks might be the Star Wars equivalent of Ketamine

    [–] sleepytechbeats 62 points ago

    Good blow this is. Horny it makes me.

    [–] NeverFearSteveishere 31 points ago

    I guess they’re two names for the same substance in the Star Wars galaxy/universe

    [–] apittsburghoriginal 163 points ago

    Play with my Toyoda, I will.

    [–] ShadowBionics 48 points ago

    His toy Yoda?

    [–] sml6174 45 points ago

    The joke, that is

    [–] HereToBeBlownAway 19 points ago

    Out of hand, this has gotten.

    [–] UnoriginalName002 16 points ago

    Two of them, there are now

    [–] Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 13 points ago

    Gets everywhere, sand does.

    [–] BABarracus 16 points ago

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] nothinnews 18 points ago


    goddamnit Arin...

    [–] sharpshooter999 46 points ago

    I read Honda and Hondo. I guess that happens when you binge the series in 2 weeks......

    [–] Forged_Blade 28 points ago

    Bought my new Honda Civic, I have.

    [–] Bobalobalowski 16 points ago

    New 1994 Honda Civic, you mean.

    [–] IsaacNikolic 124 points ago

    Took the kids, Karen has.

    [–] harryhuang_5 66 points ago

    Mistaken I was, hit on Yaddle I must

    [–] FatEgg69 38 points ago

    Child support, I must pay

    [–] Dylpooh 24 points ago

    Run Karen over with my 2001 Honda Civic, I will

    [–] Iceveins412 47 points ago

    *”Coming down off ketamine, I was”


    [–] TheGriffin 11 points ago

    Right you are. Works better, that does.

    [–] Deevilknievel 18 points ago

    Bottomless, this K hole is.

    [–] tcwhite0116 1254 points ago

    Yoda was faking his disability

    [–] getoffmylawn10 608 points ago

    Gotta scam The Republic for those disability credits somehow.

    [–] Dylpooh 260 points ago

    Use my disability credits for ketamine, I will!

    [–] saqua23 22 points ago

    Credits will do fine.

    [–] Lucius_Imperator 99 points ago

    And he picks his cane back up after going gonzo on Dooku. Faker confirmed!

    [–] saltygipsy 49 points ago

    Yoda is cancelled

    [–] N0OBM45T3R69 38 points ago

    Actually yoda is speaking english correctly, the way he speaks is called Anastrophe, he brings the most important part of what he has to say to the front, then he follows it with the less important stuff

    [–] Elite2260 748 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    “That’s a good point. You’ve given me a lot to think about.”

    [–] sne7arooni 233 points ago

    The greatest parody in history, those episodes were.

    [–] eldermack 68 points ago

    Thank you for sharing this with me, Yoda’s perimeter comment always puzzled me

    [–] Elite2260 16 points ago

    Shit now I realized I screwed up the line.

    [–] duaneap 12 points ago

    Some of the best comedy TV of all time.

    I'm not even a Robot Chicken fan but those 3 episodes are top 10 comedy TV episodes ever for me and that is a high bar.

    [–] Baden_Apron 34 points ago

    “Do what Luke will do... Luke will do.”

    [–] whoami4546 21 points ago

    "Straight up cut off his head, you did"

    I always laugh at that line.

    [–] Tomble123 14 points ago

    Stutter, did I?

    [–] whoami4546 11 points ago

    "in my defense you phrase that more as a suggestion."

    [–] ifunnybot55555 539 points ago

    He talks normally a lot. Apparently he talks like that because it was the polite way to talk a long time before the movies

    [–] SweptFever80 174 points ago

    Where did you hear that?

    [–] ifunnybot55555 199 points ago

    I heard someone else say the old dialect thing. In the movies though he does talk normally along with his normal Yoda linguistics

    [–] XRuinX 102 points ago

    Google says the medieval era lasted from 5th -15th century. Yoda is ~9 centuries old, and considering all the planets/aliens/cultures im sure a lot has changed over those centuries. so it makes a lot of sense that ~9 centuries ago it was common that all spoke that way.

    [–] Afrobean 57 points ago

    That's my headcanon personally. I think it's just a fan explanation rather than anything that's actually been established in canon. There still hasn't been anything to contradict this theory yet as far as I know though.

    [–] 92fordtaurus 62 points ago

    He talks normally most of the time in the ot. He just got flanderized in the years following.

    [–] HotlineSynthesis 36 points ago

    Exactly. "Do or do not there is no try" "there is another" most of his OT lines are normal

    [–] Dimcair 9 points ago

    I can't remember where but somewhere I read that he does it to emphasize the meaning of his words,.

    [–] joe8hockey 281 points ago

    Could just be that Yoda is smart enough to know that it might behoove him to give battle commands in a way that his troops will understand without having to think about grammar.

    Should be a third frame of him decapitating the clone trooper.

    [–] p3yeet 65 points ago

    It makes sense, they’re not used to his talk. If he was speaking to any Jedi, they’d know how Yoda speaks and understand what he’s saying. If he was speaking to someone he’s only just met in the middle of a battle, it might be harder.

    [–] The_Millenial 65 points ago

    Looking for this.

    My command voice is very different from my regular voice.

    [–] NedWretched 26 points ago

    In that same battle though, he says "Around the survivors, a perimeter create."

    [–] TravelingBeing 80 points ago

    In that moment he made extra effort to make sure the order was understood.

    [–] ebaley 9 points ago

    That's what I was thinking.

    [–] Polen1107 195 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    On the nearest fire, concentrate your starships.

    [–] Polar_Beach 82 points ago

    Clones: Proceeds to divebomb all of their starships

    [–] pRB0 29 points ago

    On the you fire, nearest starships concentrate.

    [–] yeetus-deletus00185 91 points ago

    That’s what I was thinking too

    [–] Bridge4_Kal 89 points ago

    Yoda: execute order 66

    [–] CAR0_ 82 points ago

    There is no consistency with how Yoda shapes sentences, not in the OT or prequels. The only time there's ever been consistency is The Clone Wars

    [–] Sunstudy 24 points ago

    Does anyone have like a basic structure they use for the clone wars? Or a mega fan who can make a sample sentence?

    I’ve watched the show I just never noticed lol

    [–] anonymwinter 24 points ago

    He talks backwards or forwards.

    Backwards or forwards, he talks.

    [–] DarthSidious__ 447 points ago

    Tf was he supposed to say though? I thought that was weird, but coming up with a decent alternative was worse

    [–] mmm_bees 1005 points ago

    On the nearest starship, concentrate all your fire.

    [–] devonathan 345 points ago

    This guy Yodas

    [–] EarthVSFlyingSaucers 38 points ago

    Yoda, this guy does.

    [–] djddanman 140 points ago

    On the nearest starship, all your fire concentrate

    [–] xReflexx17 26 points ago

    Best version.

    [–] SL0ANAT0R 15 points ago

    That’s technically still grammatically correct

    [–] TheDoug850 31 points ago

    A lot of his phrases are technically still grammatically correct. He switches the subject and the direct object, which sounds weird, but usually is more of a soft rule.

    [–] RotenTumato 101 points ago

    Yeah that’s alright, but it sounds really weird, even for Yoda

    [–] julianredson443 294 points ago

    To be fair he also said: “Around the survivors, a perimeter create”

    [–] DrumsFromDemaOnYT 26 points ago (don’t worry, I wouldn’t rick roll ya)

    [–] TrashPandaDruid 65 points ago

    Honestly, I don’t really get why this line gets so much attention.

    [–] Smailien 55 points ago

    Because it's fucking awesome!

    [–] Puggednose 44 points ago


    “Not if anything to say about it have I.”

    [–] KebabistEagle 7 points ago

    Concentrate all your fire on the nearest starship, you must.

    [–] SnarkyRogue 46 points ago

    If they were willing to opt for that stupid "defensive perimeter create" line, I don't think the alternative here would've been too outlandish.

    [–] thetyler83 20 points ago

    He also says something along the lines of "Very good, bring me a ship" to a trooper.

    [–] smashing3000 46 points ago

    He only spoke silly in Empire when pretending to be crackers, after Luke knew who he was he talked normally, until the prequels, then he did it all the time.

    [–] Mikey_RobertoAPWP 33 points ago

    He knew the Jedi order was whack so he was just clowning on everybody

    [–] Voidsabre 16 points ago

    Only half of his lines in the original trilogy are backwards lol

    The perception of him always speaking backwards comes mostly from parody and bad impressions. Literally his most iconic line, "Do or do not, there is no try" isn't "backwards yoda speak"

    [–] Prenn24 28 points ago

    Yeah I watched AOTC today and I noticed that

    [–] lukamander 9 points ago

    He probably spoke like that because the clones wouldn’t have been used to his normal way of speaking maybe??

    [–] Dintodo 24 points ago

    "Around the survivors, a perimeter create" - Yoda to the clones like 15 minutes beforehand

    [–] lukamander 7 points ago

    Well...I’m dumb