Grogu may not have chosen to stay with the Jedi, but The Mandalorian season 3 accidentally made him a Jedi knight – from a certain point of view. Grogu is much stronger in the Force after training under Luke Skywalker, having spent some time with the Jedi Master at his new Jedi Academy on Ossus. Sensing the division in Grogu’s heart, Luke offered him the choice of remaining with the Jedi or returning to his (now adoptive) father figure, Din Djarin.
Grogu chose to become a Mandalorian rather than a Jedi, and The Mandalorian season 3 finale even hinted he will eventually fulfil an ancient Mandalorian prophecy and ride the fabled Mythosaur. It still seems likely Grogu will ultimately walk the same path as Tarre Vizsla, the only known Mandalorian to become a Jedi, and wind up with a foot in both camps. Still, for all that’s the case, Grogu has already technically become a Jedi Knight – from a certain point of view.
Grogu Was Actually Knighted In The Mandalorian Season 3
The Mandalorian season 3, episode 6, “Guns for Hire” featured Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kyrze, and Gorgu traveling to Plaxir-15. The episode is best remembered for a number of cameos, with Christopher Llloyd, Jack Black, and Lizzo all appearing – with Lizzo playing the Dutchess of Plaxir-15. The cameos distracted from an amusing twist, in which the Dutchess knighted Grogu, saying he is now “a knight of the Ancient Order of Independent Regencies.”
There isn’t a lot known about the Ancient Order of Independent Regencies, but Grogu being a night of the order may be very useful to the Mandalorians, who are rebuilding their homeworld on Mandalore. With Grogu having ties to other entities like the Jedi and the Ancient Order of Independent Regencies, it would put Mandalore in a better position with the New Republic, which may grant the new Mandalore a place according to their charter. It’s unclear why the Duchess decided to knight Grogu, but this small detail has the potential to be influential in future seasons of The Mandalorian or Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian-era movie.
Grogu Is Officially A Jedi Who Is A Knight
This does, amusingly, mean Grogu should technically be considered a Jedi who is also a knight. Even though Grogu didn’t complete his training as a Jedi with Luke Skywalker, most viewers consider him a Jedi. After The Mandalorian season 3, he also officially has a title. It remains to be seen whether Lucasfilm will indeed remember Grogu’s knighthood, or whether it was just meant as a throwaway joke; regardless, The Mandalorian has made Grogu a Jedi Knight after a fashion, despite Luke’s decision to give up on Grogu’s training.