“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." ― Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda is a major character in the Star Wars series. He is portrayed and voiced by Muppet performer Frank Oz.

Why He Rocks

  1. He is a great Jedi teacher and mentor. He's also a great example of how shouldn't judge someone solely based on their appearance. Yoda for example is a strong and powerful Jedi knight even though he looks relatively harmless.
  2. Muppet performer Frank Oz, who was well-liked for his work on the Muppets, did an incredible job working on Yoda's voice.
  3. His most memorable quote: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
  4. He is about as optimistic as Jedi go.
  5. His design looks cool and pretty realistic.
  6. He is a funny character, especially in his debut, The Empire Strikes Back, in which he puts up a goofy facade to test Luke's patience, before reverting back to his wise, stoic self.
  7. He has enough unique traits to avoid making him a cheap version of Obi-Wan.
  8. He has an funny accent and speech pattern.

Bad Qualities

  1. His puppet look in the original release of The Phantom Menace looks weird and ridiculous (this changed in the 2011 Blu-ray, in which he was replaced with a CGI version).

Trivia

  • His name means "warrior" in Sanskrit.
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