My Favorite Star Wars Fan Theories
With the release of the newest film in the Star Wars series I have been absolutely foaming at the mouth at all of the articles that are being thrown around the internet. After reading a couple of decent ones over at io9.com and reddit, I decided to put together a list of my favorite fan theories. Disagree with them as much as you like but don’t act like some of these aren’t cool as hell.
Hiding Luke on Tatooine actually makes sense
It always bothered me that the child of Darth Vader was hidden on the same planet that Vader was originally from. It felt strange that he would never hear of another Skywalker running around in his old neck of the woods. That thought, however, has changed as of late when I realized just how much Vader hated that planet and that he would most likely never return to that shithole. He even mentioned his hatred for Tatooine to Padme in Episode 2. That makes me kinda think it wasn’t such a bad idea to put that runt on the desert planet.
The Ewoks were crazed Cannibals
When the rebels land on the forest moon of Endor they are almost immediately captured and under the threat of being burned at the stake and eaten by a race of Teddy Ruxpin looking creatures. They are saved by C3PO and at the end of the film the rebels party with the Ewoks while the charred remains of the imperial troops still fizzle on the fires.
Qui-Gon Jinn was a secret Sith
I Know that Qui-Gon was a Jedi and all but it is nothing new for a man of the order to join the dark side. If you remember correctly, it was Count Dooku who trained Qui-Gon in the Jedi ways and he bolted to the Sith. Qui-Gon also went against the Jedi Temple when he decided to train the young Anakin. Sounds bad to me.
Star Wars and E.T. were in the same Universe
Not only did we get a brief glimpse of the creature from the Spielberg film E.T. in The Phantom Menace, but E.T. also seemed to recognize a child wearing a Yoda costume in that film.
Palpatine was Anakin’s daddy
I don’t mean that he was porking Anakin’s mom but Episode 1 was clearly trying to tell us some rubbish about how Anakin was conceived and they were definitely trying to Jesus it up. If we’re talking about midichlorines then it would have to have been a very powerful force user that impregnated her. Why not Palpatine? He was probably the most powerful of all the force users that we have met and who gained more than him by Anakin being born ?
Boba Fett killed Luke’s aunt and uncle
Does it really matter who it was that killed Luke’s poor aunt and uncle ? Not really, but it is still an interesting bit of character building for one of the most beloved mercenaries in any galaxy. We know that Boba Fett was on Tatooine at the time of their deaths and in The Empire Strikes Back Vader looks directly at Fett and tells him specifically not to incinerate anyone. That would make me believe that he’s done that in the recent past, just like what happened to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.
Han Solo is a force user
You have to be careful when you talk about Han because people love this character. Han explicitly states that he doesn’t believe in The Force but it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t use it. Think about how fast his reflexes are in both battle and flying his ship. Also, remember that asteroid field he flew right through ? That seemed pretty impossible to me.
Chewbacca and R2-D2 were rebel agents
We know that R2 has shown up in every film and he always seems to save the day. C3PO had his memory wiped clean at the end of Eposode 3 but R2 has his intact and has been present for so much drama that he has to be more involved. Chewie was a high-ranking member of the Wookie rebellion. He was also friends with Yoda so is it so crazy to believe that he sought out Han Solo and brought him to the rebellion?
Palpatine killed Padme
The final film of the prequel trilogy would lead us to believe that Padme simply lost the will to live. That is stupid as hell. All the robots in the world couldn’t save her because Palpatine killed her ass with the force, sending Vader deeper into his clutches and pissing him off like no man has ever been pissed off before.
The Death Star was a defensive weapon
Emperor Palpatine was not building the Death Star in order to quell the rebellion or whatever you may believe. He was building it to fight back the Yuuzhan Vong invasion that was coming his way. Building a world killing device for a small rebellion is like nuking an entire continent because there are a few bad guys there. Palpatine was checking out the outer worlds and had to know they were preparing an invasion. The Empire was simply his way of militaring the galaxy for defensive purposes.
Jar Jar Binks was The Phantom Menace
Read it please ! http://darthjarjar.com/