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Any theory or little thing you’d like to believe is true in the GFFA despite no direct evidence. Here’s a few to get started.

Oh and before one of you smartasses does it, here’s the obligatory xkcd comid.

Palpatine is hundreds of years old, possibly even as old as Yoda. Through the teachings of the immortality obsessed Plagueis and “secrets only the Sith knew”, he has be able to prolong his life for several centuries. However, it did only the bare minimum to preserve his body, hence the sorry state it’s in when his true form is revealed in RotS.

Obi-Wan Force healed Luke after the Tusken Raiders killed him. Think about it. Why wouldn’t the Tusken Raiders kill Luke? Why would Ob-Wan sacrifice himself when he could have easily made it back to the ship? My explanation is that Obi-Wan gave Luke his lifeforce, meaning he would die instead. He strained himself to last until the Death Star, and when the time came, gave himself into the Force.

Jannah is Finn’s sister. It fixes every problem I have with her character as well as improving Finn’s arc. I genuinely hope to integrate this into an edit.

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The Force is not a marvel superpower. It’s found in everyone. Midichlorians are just what generate when you believe in the force. From this raw talent you must work to hone your skills, just like any other task.

Like Obi-Wan says, you just need to let go. Child Anakin and Rey both dream of the tales of heroes, hence their initial talent. Then you need to hone your skills, which Anakin does in the Jedi Temple and Rey does through scavenging.

Luke was more challenging because he didn’t let go and was always skeptical. He wanted to be a pilot, not Jedi. But once he embraces the force at the Trench Run, he too understands.

So yeah Han Solo could have been a Jedi if he wanted

Maul- A Star Wars Story

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Korriban shows up in Halloween stories told by the people of the galaxy just like Transylvanian castles in our galaxy.

If Plagueis shows up in the ST, not only will I refuse to watch the movies, but I won't so much as watch the trailers, either. - DuracellEnergizer

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Funnily, according to Wookieepedia, Obi-Wan did use a mild form of Force healing to awaken Luke after he was beaten up by the Tusken.

  • Palpatine Force-drained Padmé to save Darth Vader’s life.
  • The two Sith Wayfinders were designed by Darth Bane after he issued the Rule of Two, and were inherited by generations of Sith masters and apprentices.
  • Snoke’s creation was originally a failed attempt from Plagueis to cheat death. Palpatine later “inherited” him and repurposed him for his own means.
  • The shady counselors that accompanied Palpatine on the second Death Star in ROTJ had direct ties to the Sith Eternal cultists of Exegol. The reason they only appeared in two scenes and then vanished is because Palpatine sent them to prepare his clone body as a last-measure contingency.
  • Luke Skywalker’s Jedi academy was called the Praxeum (nod to Legends).
  • Ewoks ate a bunch of Stormtroopers.
  • Hondo Ohnaka was a part of Lando Calrissian’s fleet.
  • Finn is set to become Rey’s first Jedi Padawan.
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  • Palpatine got the idea for Darth Vader’s mask design from studying cave paintings on Nelvaan.
  • Unlike in the EU, the original Sith Species is still very much alive, and Ochi is one of them (as are most of the cultists in TROS).
  • Once Palpatine died, the weather on Exegol cleared up, meaning the Star Destroyers could have easily taken off with or without the navigation tower. The only reason they didn’t is because the stormtroopers mutinied.
  • Because of the destruction of Alderaan, Leia was incredibly paranoid about putting too many resources on any one planet. That’s why the Republic capital rotated between planets, that’s why the Resistance base was off-world before there was any imminent threat, and that’s why the Resistance’s allies were “scattered in the Outer Rim” in TLJ.
  • Solana was Rey’s mother’s name.
  • The second death star was just a shell. All it had on the inside was the superlaser and about one Star Destroyer’s worth of hangars and corridors. The rest was to be empty space to make the structure look as big as possible.
  • Immediately after the events of Revenge of the Sith, a clone of Luke was made, and given to one of Padme’s sisters to be raised as her own. This clone, who believed himself to be Luke’s cousin, was named Mark Hamill, and he is the one who appeared alongside Luke in episode 417 of the Muppet Show.
  • Every diegetic song in the saga was written by Oma Tres.
  • If Han and Luke hadn’t rescued Leia, Vader would have stopped the execution himself and taken Leia as his apprentice.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Madine belongs to the same species as this guy.

Yep. My favorite fan theory. It’s just perfect. He poured a styrofoam cup of water up there right as Ackbar is giving his speech, out of frame.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Baby Yoda’s given name… is Yolo.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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Don’t know about Baby Yoda but Old Yoda’s first name is certainly Minch.

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Luke’s green lightsaber uses the crystal from Qui-Gon’s hilt, since he found it among Kenobi’s belongings.

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BedeHistory731 said:

Luke’s green lightsaber uses the crystal from Qui-Gon’s hilt, since he found it among Kenobi’s belongings.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, that’s actually good.

Thanks. It’s all the more reason why I’d support a fanedit where Qui-Gon (and maybe Dooku) is the only Jedi with a green blade. It gives Luke’s green blade some added significance, in representing a “fulfillment” of Qui-Gon’s goals.

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I had mixed feelings about the prequels for a few years. If you would have asked me then, I would have said the Original Trilogy was the only thing in my personal canon. This way of thinking inevitably spread to largely ignoring the animated series as well. Star Wars just wasn’t going in the direction I wanted.

Over time, those characters and stories grew on me. I quote Star Wars often, and found myself repeating lines from the new movies and series right along with the Originals. I proudly say I love it all now and it feels great. Is it all perfect? Of course not. But your focus determines your reality. There’s a lot to love in all the movies and series. I took that mindset into the sequels and enjoyed them too.

I look at the three individual trilogies as products of their unique time. They’re like time capsules of a sort. Each new generation puts their own stamp on Star Wars. I can’t wait to see what the next wave of movies and series bring. I doubt any of us will live to see the end, and that is a comforting thought of a sort.

The Force will be with you, always.

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BedeHistory731 said:

NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, that’s actually good.

Thanks. It’s all the more reason why I’d support a fanedit where Qui-Gon (and maybe Dooku) is the only Jedi with a green blade. It gives Luke’s green blade some added significance, in representing a “fulfillment” of Qui-Gon’s goals.

Same. Giving all the Jedi both blue AND green in the Prequels was just bizarre and confusing.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

BedeHistory731 said:

NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, that’s actually good.

Thanks. It’s all the more reason why I’d support a fanedit where Qui-Gon (and maybe Dooku) is the only Jedi with a green blade. It gives Luke’s green blade some added significance, in representing a “fulfillment” of Qui-Gon’s goals.

Same. Giving all the Jedi both blue AND green in the Prequels was just bizarre and confusing.

Wouldn’t it be a lot more confusing if Qui-Gon was the only one?
I mean, the lore-writers bent over backwards to justify Samuel L. Jackson’s purple lightsaber, and people still call it stupid and random.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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  • As Chancellor, Palpatine evaded detection for over a decade despite regular meetings with Jedi Masters not because of some vague, plot-convenient “shroud of the dark side” diminishing all Jedi’s perception, but because he cut himself off from the Force for limited stretches of time, thereby hiding his own dark side signature when in proximity to Jedi. That he would willingly leave himself vulnerable for extended periods is a testament to Palpatine’s well-deserved confidence in his skills of deceit and manipulation. (This may also explain why Palpatine’s face really became deformed in ROTS – it was a reaction to summoning so much Force power so abruptly, when normally he would reopen his Force connection more gradually.)

  • Why was Luke allowed to keep the last name “Skywalker” if he was supposed to be in hiding? Perhaps Anakin’s victory in the Boonta Eve podrace became something of a local legend, and so it became fairly common for human residents of Tatooine to adopt the name, meaning nobody would suspect Luke was actually a Skywalker.

  • The logic of the Mortis arc in ‘The Clone Wars’ falls apart if the Father’s death simply depowers the Son, effectively eliminating the threat he posed. But it can make sense if the Dagger of Mortis transfers the power of its victims to the wielder – if the Son had killed the Father with it, he would have become immeasurably stronger and been able to escape the planet. But when the Father used it on himself, he created a loop that destroyed his power entirely, thereby depowering the Son as well.

  • Darth Vader’s injuries on Mustafar didn’t actually inhibit his Force potential at all (other than maybe stopping him from generating Sith lightning). It’s purely psychological – his immense power is still but a fraction of what Anakin Skywalker would have eventually reached, for no other reason than that Vader sees himself as less than whole. (This one may actually have been confirmed or at least hinted at in official media, but I’m not aware of a specific source offhand.)

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Any discrepancies between events in the canon material are just a result of the story being told from two different viewpoints. For example, the last arc of The Clone Wars and the Ahsoka novel do not agree on the conversation Ahsoka had with Maul and the circumstances around their encounter. I believe that the events we see on screen are the correct ones, yet the only reason the novel and the show disagree is that Ahsoka doesn’t remember the events correctly in her telling of the story.
This is also why the Novelizations can sometimes disagree since the story is being told by a different in-universe entity than the movie. A history book can’t be 100% correct all the time. It is not protective to freak out over retcons and contradictions. Instead, gather all the information and decide for yourself whos account of the events was most correct.

TPM ROTJ ESB TFA TLJ TROS ROTS ANH SOLO RO ATOC

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dgraham414 said:

Any discrepancies between events in the canon material are just a result of the story being told from two different viewpoints. For example, the last arc of The Clone Wars and the Ahsoka novel do not agree on the conversation Ahsoka had with Maul and the circumstances around their encounter. I believe that the events we see on screen are the correct ones, yet the only reason the novel and the show disagree is that Ahsoka doesn’t remember the events correctly in her telling of the story.
This is also why the Novelizations can sometimes disagree since the story is being told by a different in-universe entity than the movie. A history book can’t be 100% correct all the time. It is not protective to freak out over retcons and contradictions. Instead, gather all the information and decide for yourself whos account of the events was most correct.

To expand on that: R2 is the narrator of the movies, and Leia never kissed Luke - that droid just has a sick sense of humor.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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That’s a very Tolkienian perspective on the subject, and I like it. We don’t need to be canon fundamentalists, just participating in an effort to stitch together works that are hypothetically, or in the case of SW, truly, composed by different authors.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber is symbolic of how he is simultaneously a hero to the galaxy and an antagonist to Anakin.
I mean, I know Samuel L. Jackson asked for it, but remember George Lucas said no initially and only agreed when the time came for reshoots. I think the reason he changed his mind is because he was working on the story for Revenge of the Sith and realized that giving Mace a blue or green lightsaber wouldn’t make sense for the role he played in the story.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?