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Wild Mass Guessing outside of TV Tropes.orgThere is a huge amount of Wild Mass Guessing occurring in the Star Wars fandom, with entire websites and communities dedicated to it. Indeed, it seems to be the favorite hobby of the fandom. To list all of the WMG's proposed since A New Hope on this page would simply be impractical. The Star Wars Technical Commentaries is perhaps the best-known website that specializes in Star Wars Wild Mass Guessing, and best of all it's backed up by an actual astrophysicist who had worked closely with George Lucas during production of the prequels. The "vs." sub-fandom also engage in heavy analysis and discussion of Star Wars, such websites are Stardestroyer.net and the accompanying Turbolaser Commentaries, Spacebattles.com, Another great Star Wars WMG site was Robert Brown's "B^2's Star Wars Site" (best known for its examination of the Millennium Falcon and Jedi practices) but unfortunately it was taken down just prior to the release of Episode II. Archives from the site do appear on the net from time to time, however. Fortunately, that's why we have the Way Back Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/* /http://www.synicon.com.au/sw/ Deck plans which contributed significantly to the site can also be found here: http://deckplans.00sf.com/
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Nature of the Force, Jedi vs Sith
The Force can repel any bullets and other ranged weaponry, just like how lightsabers can repel laser beams.It's the practical explanation for why Jedi and Sith can get away with bringing Japanese-style swordfighting in a futuristic gunfight, despite the utter impracticality of doing this when lasers are available for cheap. This also means that since a Force user is nearly invulnerable to any ranged weapons, only a similar Force user duelling in close distances can defeat him, hence the development of Force-assisted martial arts and Lightsabers (which only Force users can master properly).
The Light and Dark Sides are different methods rather than genuine forces in themselvesIf you use the Force while drowned in negative emotions and intents, the effects related to them will be manifested on you, destroying your sanity and beauty. If you approach it by showing no emotion, it acts as in emotionless terms: you live longer, you are weaker in terms of raw power, et cetera. See The Dresden Files for a more detailed breakdown of how the emotional focus of the Dark Side breaks you down.
Jedi don't follow the Light Side of the ForceAs far as I can remember, the The original trilogy and the prequels use the term Dark Side for what the Sith do, but they usually use just The Force for what the Jedi do. In addition it's mentioned that Anakin is supposed to restore the balance, but Jedi and no Sith isn't Balanced if the Jedi are the opposite of the Sith. The philosophies don't seem opposite either. The Dark Side is all about embracing negative emotions and traits like anger, hatred, greed, deception envy, and betrayal, but Jedi are supposed to feel no emotion, not embrace positive emotions, like generosity and kindness. Maybe there was once a third order, and order that embraced the Light Side of the Force. However, either the Light side was very hard to master, or a cataclysmic war or event happened and so the Third Force Path fell out of use. The Jedi are the neutral path, dedicated to non-interference and the balance.
Nature of the Emotions, Jedi vs SithWhile Jedi seem to devote themselves to purging all emotion, Sith grow more powerful from hatred, rage, jealousy, and other negative emotions. From the Jedi-were-neutral idea above, it's not such a stretch to say that there are, or at least were, Light-siders who use love, caring, protectiveness, and other positive emotion to fuel their powers. Also, we have seen cases (like the Emperor at some points) where Sith are driven by a cool, emotionless domination of others, meaning that there can be emotionless Sith.
The Force is just a tool."A certain point of view"? Right. It can be used for good or for evil, sure, but that doesn't justify mystical claptrap about the "Dark Side" of the Force. A screwdriver can be used for good or for evil, but you don't hear carpenters giving their apprentices ominous warnings about The Dark Side Of The Screwdriver. (Though if they did, then there would probably be a lot more carpenters.) This view has been argued for by Luke Skywalker (in the Expanded Universe) and George Lucas himself.
There is no such thing as a Force ghost.Yoda himself said it in Return Of The Jedi: "Soon will I rest... forever sleep." A "Force ghost" is simply the essence of the Jedi — his knowledge, wisdom, personality, etc — having been absorbed by the Force upon his death. This makes said knowledge available to a living Jedi who knew the deceased; the living Jedi's mind will "project" an image of the deceased, and the Force will create a likeness of that one for the Jedi to interact with. It's basically a Jedi talking to himself. Other Force users can also see and hear the same "Force ghost" through the Force, because the Jedi's mind makes it real.
Only Force-users have any kind of afterlife.This troper cannot recall any instance from the films or the Expanded Universe that indicates that anybody except for Force-users manifests as a Force Ghost or otherwise exhibits any evidence of existing after their deaths. This implies that people with weaker connections to the Force simply dissipate upon their deaths and cease to exist entirely.
Everybody get an afterlife but only Force-users can interact with living.
Jedi and Sith obey the Inverse Ninja Law, but only the Sith know about it.Think about it. Lots of Jedi. Two Sith. And Yoda still talks about balancing the equation. Also, the Episode III dieoff occurred en masse, while the badassery of Clone Wars was in small groups.
Jedi and Sith are equally evil.They both see non-Force-enabled beings as little more than pawns in their power struggle, and the allegedly "good" Jedi have no compunction against using their power to manipulate others into doing things they wouldn't otherwise do. The rest of the galaxy would do well to rise up and throw off the Jedi/Sith yoke. But surely the Sith are much worse than the Jedi, you say, having done things such as destroying an inhabited planet? Not so fast — we don't see it on screen, since the victors write the historical documents, but let's not forget the Endor Holocaust (which, admittedly, didn't happen).
The old Sith really did go extinct.It's unlikely that the Sith survived a thousand years at number of only two. Darth Plagueis was probably a Jedi Knight or Master who became very disillusioned about both his Order and the Galactic Republic so he sought to create a new system of power. He based his own ideology on distorted Jedi legends and propaganda about the historical Sith. At some point, he left and began training a young Palpatine claiming to belong to the old Sith in order to give his own doctrine a sense of history. After all, Sith are supposed to be masters of deception.
All Jedis are grey ones.If someone wields a lightsaber to slice people in half, they are very well willing to kill if necessary. Also, they don't want to get attached to anyone because they know they are prone to corruption, or that those people could be sacrificed without guilt.
Vader and/or Palpatine "debunked" the Force after taking over.So Han Solo doesn't (initially) believe in the Force and it's pretty clear that most people think it's just a bunch of rubbish, even though there were Jedi around only twenty years previously, and had existed for a span of many thousands of years. What happened is, after wiping out the Jedi, Palpatine wanted to further discredit them in case they missed any, or new force users were born at a later time. So he and Vader went on TV, or whatever mass media they have, and used their Force powers to "disprove" the Jedi's force powers. Basically it went like:
The Jedi were founded as a cult that was created to prevent Force Users from running the galaxy.Any 'official' explanations of the Jedi's origins is a lie. Force Users have been around forever, but the Jedi were not, and Force Users always seem to play a huge role in galactic affairs. Before the Jedi, the galaxy was divided into countless little empires, ruled by individuals or groups with Force abilities who were basically proto-sith. Things were constantly chaotic because these guys were fighting each other all the time, so someone came up with an idea to get rid of them. They began kidnapping children with Force potential and brainwashing them into assassins who would never seek to rule themselves. This was extremely successful and the end result was the Jedi and the Republic, with a new history of the Jedi being made up to look good. This explains why the Jedi have a bunch of rules and restrictions that run contrary to a persons nature as well as why they are determined to hunt down all Sith everywhere-its left over from the original cult.
The Sith are the Living Force's "balance" to a Jedi Order that's lost it's focus.Think about it. Whenever the Jedi Order gets too big and influential, along come the Sith to give them a kicking and reset the order to it's "original focus" which is helping people on the person-to-person level. It happened in the Knights of the Old Republic era, it happened in the Republic era and it's happened in the Legacy era. Each time the Jedi were getting to complacent or arrogant and WHAM along comes a group that seduces the power mad and vulnerable, steels the will of those still loyal to the tenets of the Order that focus on the Living Force and gets rid of anyone who thinks that fighting is anything other then a last resort. Naturally someone (usually a Skywalker) comes along and gets rid of the Sith. Annakin is the "balance" because he's both the Skywalker who gets rid of the Jedi Order and the one who topples the Sith. After the wars/purges are over, you have a small cadre of Jedi who wander the cosmos helping people and thus protecting life/the Living Force.
Yoda was lying about the Dark Side not being strongerIt is. It's stronger, more diverse, and easier. The only drawback is that you go insane.
The reason the force seems more powerful in the expanded universeIs that during all the lightsaber fights we see on-screen the Jedi are deploying all their power in some sort of invisible forcepush field, created to slow the other fighter, and the other jedi/sith tries to use his own forcefield to cancel the other one out and overwhelm his opponent. It's why Palpatine was capable of killing three masters so quickly, his enormous power had lowered their speed. It's also the reason Palpatine suddenly gets so powerful after the wounding of Windu, it is not an act, but the force field is negated after Windu loses focus and Palpatine doesn't need his own strength to hold up a forcefield anymore. Why do they use these fields instead of projecting everything offensively you ask?
The Jedi order requires being consistently and repeatedly destroyed to remain effectiveIn Knights of the Old Republic, the Order has become decadent, terrified of action and useless. By Knights of the Old Republic 2, the Jedi Order is all but wiped out. Canon says the Exile goes on to reboot the order and it becomes effective once again. This lasts until The Old Republic, where they grow complacent and get nearly wiped out again. Fast forward to the prequels, and guess what? They are decadent, terrified of action and useless. Again. Oh, what's this? Yep, they get wiped out, and are then rebooted again, this time by Luke Skywalker. This is what "Bring order to the force" quite literally means: Kill 'em All and start again from nothing.
The Dark and Light sides are tangible.If there was a great mystical entity which all life is connected too,why would it be concerned with petty moral questions?The Light and Dark Sides are merely philosophies-the Potentium were kicked out because the Jedi Council found such an idea unsettling.Sith believe only through selfish action can the Force be properly used,while the Jedi believe that the Force is not a tool in itself and rather shows the importance of life.Both are too pious to admit there are sides to the Force
The Dark and Light sides of the Force exist because of the Jedi philosophyMy experience with the EU is fractional, but I did read several books a long time ago which took place during Obi-Wan's academy years. In them, the Jedi students who had trouble with their emotions were encouraged to 'let those feelings go into the Force'. The Force is a connected to all living things, yes? And if you have a whole bunch of Jedi pushing their anger, aggression, hate, frustration, etc, into such a network, it stands to reason that it's going to come out somewhere else, doesn't it? So the Jedi actually create the darkside by being unable to process their own darker emotions. Any sufficiently trained Force-sensitive who cannot or does not join in pushing aside those feelings becomes a lightning rod for everyone elses discarded negativity, hence why, in most cases of Sith versus Jedi, there are a small number of Sith and a large number of Jedi. Sith power hinges on having a big group of Jedi in order to create enough excess hate for them to tap into, and they're much stronger when only a limited number of individuals is doing this. But, being only human (so to speak), having all of that unpleasant emotion dumped repeatedly into them creates a complex and inescapable resentment towards its source - i.e., Jedi. So the Sith inevitably do themselves in by dramatically reducing the number of Jedi, at which point their power level drops, and the Jedi make a come back. Hence the endless cycle.
Prequel-era Jedi were actually allowed to marry and form familiesHowever, this comes with a big caveat. Having a family means attachment which Jedi are not supposed to cultivate. They are supposed to see the needs of the many over the needs of the few and this requires a substantial amount of discipline and responsibility to accept, so the Order has Shoot Your Mate (or more likely, Abandon Your Mate)-style tests to prove a Jedi's willingness to accept their spouses and children are to come second to the greater whole. Those who succeed are allowed to stay, but those who fail are given a choice: leave your love, or leave the Order, because they can't afford to have someone bug out in the middle of an important mission that would determine the lives of millions/billions because someone tried to kidnap the Jedi's family to influence the process and it would be cruel to potentially put them in that situation. As for why they don't form relationships with other Jedi, such Jedi would be dealing with a combination of a lifetime of indoctrination and a view of the Order that would be like the Westermark Effect, meaning they would see other members as siblings. As for why Anakin didn't try for this... Anakin was The Chosen One, a glory hound, and was impulsive, vain and undisciplined. He had a lot of pressure to fulfill the prophecy, liked the idea of being the Galaxy's number one hero, and would fail that "Jedi Marriage Test" on reputation alone. He couldn't fulfill all three, but wanted to, so he had to keep his relationship secret (which would get him expelled because he went and got married without the Order's approval), and this spiraled until Anakin had his Shoot Your Mate scenario play out (but was under actual field conditions), and we all saw how well that turned out. This is to correlate the Jedi families mentioned in the Expanded Universe and Ki-Adi Mundi's own family. Those were either ex-Jedi or Jedi who passed the test, and Mundi himself got permission. Most Jedi didn't bother. Obi Wan didn't try for this test for Duchess Satine because at the time he knew he couldn't keep his feelings in check at the time and decided his ability to help the galaxy at large was more important to him than his own personal desires. As for why he didn't later, he didn't want to burden her with someone who couldn't be there for her all the time, and that would let her find one who could.
Midichlorians are poisonous to non-Jedis, Padme died because of them.A high midichlorian count is a trait shared by a limited amount of individuals, it's essentially a mutation. However, since midichlorians are connected to an energy field called "The Force", they constantly emanate a high level of radiation. Because of their mutation Jedis themselves are immune to the radiation, but to a non-Jedi, a prolonged contact with midichlorians is poisonous. The risk of midichlorian poisoning is especially high if a non-Jedi regularly has intercourse with a Jedi; this is the real reason why Jedis aren't allowed to marry. Even worse is a situation where a Jedi impregnates a non-Jedi, as she is now carrying a midichlorian-heavy, radiation-emanating fetus inside her. This is sort of pregnancy is almost always lethal to the mother, and that's the reason Padme died. It was Luke and Leia who killed her. The medical robots didn't detect anything wrong with Padme, because the existence Midichlorian radiation was unknown to them, and hence they didn't have the technology to detect it. This also explains why Padme's dialogue in episodes II and III was so stilted and sounded unnatural: she was suffering from radiation poisoning, which affected her speech and other brain functions.
Jedi aren't allowed to form attachments because that strengthen the Force in non-Jedi and leads to Force addition.
The force is neutral; it's the Midichlorians that inspire the light and dark side.A long time ago, there were no Midichlorians in the universe, and only more developed beings could access the force. However, a certain microbe mutated to learn how to use the force as a fuel source, and then used the force to spread across the galaxy, going wherever the force went. They discovered that the easiest ways to get a large amount of force power was to push their hosts to either side of the emotional spectrum, so one variety of Midichlorians developed to focus on feeding on the types of force powers associated with the dark side(lightning, for example), and in order to further this developed to instigate fear and rage to maximize their feeding. The other side developed to the other side, allowing for lower amounts of force power but a far larger number of hosts in most cases. This type is a more benign type, but it still influences their hosts towards a path that leads to their reproduction. The Dark Side parasite, however, makes the dark jedi use their large amounts of power, and then feeds off it, growing exponentially. This explains why dark jedi feel like they have more power; they DO, but soon after they gain that power their inner microbes feed off it so much that they might as well not have any more than anyone else. Finally, any incorrect beliefs about Midichlorians being necessary for life to form are just a mind control self defense mechanism of the Midichlorians to prevent them from being wiped out.
Balancing the Force requires limiting the use of Force power.Simple as that. The Force doesn't have a good and evil side. The Light and Dark Sides refer to how one uses the Force: the Light Side means conserving the use of the Force to a minimum, if at all, and the Dark Side means continously using massive amounts of Force Energy. This explains why the Jedi are emotionally detached, and the Sith are giant hams. Anakin came into being to eliminate overuse of the Force, and Palpy was the personification of this. Technically speaking, you could use the Dark Side for good and or the light side for bad, but you'd still have to be a passion-infused Large Ham for the former or a stoic for the latter.
The midichlorians don't really exist.Lucas has said that only the events of the six movies are true Canon. And what actually happens in the movies? We see Qui-Gon telling a young Obi-Wan that the Force is controlled by midichlorians in their blood. We also, in IV, see Obi-Wan telling Luke that Vader killed Anakin. This was "true from a certain perspective", i.e., a blatant lie. In the same way, Qui-Gon was just pulling Obi-Wan's leg, or whatever.
Most "Extra-Sensory" Force powers simply alter perception, not actual Senses.
Obi-Wan: Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.While much is made of the knowledge one can gain from the Force, the film canon frequently shows that the Jedi really only have very limited extrasensory abilities, and what they do have is very unreliable. Anakin walks through a tunnel where Geonosians are using their natural camouflage to hide along the walls and he does not notice them until they start moving. On Endor, Luke cannot tell how many stormtroopers there are any better than anyone else in the rebel strike team. He also apparently cannot do anything to locate his own Force-sensitive twin sister when she goes missing and even states that they will need Artoo's scanners. Luke is basically admitting that his Force senses are inferior to Artoo's technological sensors! This is also true of the Sith. Although Expanded Universe materials suggest that Palpatine and Vader were able to locate stray Force-users and Force-sensitives throughout the galaxy, in the films they can do no such thing. Leia served on the Imperial Senate, and Vader actually interrogated her, yet neither Sith Lord ever sensed anything special about her. On the Death Star, Vader felt Obi-Wan's presence. But sensed nothing special about Luke until the space battle where Luke started actively using the Force literally in front of him. However, in the main point where the Force allows extra-sensory perception is either directly sensing the Force in other places, or allowing Force-Users to process information in way that they would not normally. Luke's knowing when to fire the proton torpedo was not his having extra-sensory perception, but the Force allowing him to, from the information that his eyes gave him, subconsciously calculate exactly when to fire the proton torpedo.
The "yin and yang" of the Force refer to a Emotion Versus Stoicism, with balancing them being the Jedi objective.Lucas explicitly said that the Dark Side had to be destroyed to ensure balance, which makes sense considering Taoist philosophy usually defines imbalance as evil. However, there'd still have to be some duality for Anakin to achieve balance. The Jedi's teachings of balance/harmony with the Force ultimately amount balancing out the passion of emotion with logic and a certain attachment(as Anakin pointed out, Jedi can't date but they can love). The Sith had to be removed because, along with being power-hungry evil maniacs who just wanted the Force to subjugate, they were far too passionate(note how hate is one of the most passionate and primal emotions). On the flip side, the Jedi had become more stoic and passionless in years, tipping the balance in the other scale. What they probably intended for Anakin was to both deal with the Sith and bring some life back into the Jedi. Anakin fufilled the prophecy by playing both sides in his life-a brash and impulsive Jedi Knight who fell to the Dark Side due to Palpatine playing with his love for Padme, and served the Dark Side of the Force with as the iconic Lawful Evil apprentice with his rage focused into a logical yet monstrous simmer. Analysis on Palpatine show that, fittingly for the Star War equivelant of Satan, he's an example of this "balance" inverted into something opposing it: he shows extreme passion with his raw hatred(or, to be more accurate, boundless contempt and antipathy) and galaxy-spanning desire, but to fulfil these desires he uses such emotional control he can effortlessy keep a calm head while manipulating every side, using deductive reasoning and logic to conquer all.
The Force does not really exist"The Force" is just the cultural assignment of religious/superstitious significance to Psychic Powers possessed by Differently Powered Individual's. In the canonical Star Wars universe there are non-Force-sensitive races that possess powers such as Telepathy. Those rare individuals with the potential to become Jedi or Sith are just mutants with extreme degrees of latent psychic ability, possibly linked to bio-chemical processes caused by the high Midichlorian counts in their cells. Failure of the Force to provide guidance to its believers is simply the result of those believers failing to recognize that their powers are purely a function of their own minds and thus expecting supernatural guidance when in reality they only get what they can actively look for. Falling to the "Dark Side" is nothing more than succumbing to mental problems that cause one to become a sociopath. Likewise, "destiny" is just a purely religious notion, and not a real thing. This is why the Jedi were taken completely off guard by Order 66, something they never expected the Force to allow to happen.
The force is a result of a power-hungry individual gaining ultimate power and going mad from itI thought about this idea when I read about the Sith Emperor. In his attempts to gain absolute immortality, the Sith Emperor purged himself of his own emotions and senses, separating himself from the rest of the universe and convincing himself (justifiably I might add) that he is a god. In addition, because of his fear of death (one of the very few fears he has left), he is willing to go to any lengths to escape it, including linking his consciousness with those of other beings and crushing them so they become his fanatically loyal thralls (at one point he was able to gain mental domination over thousands of other Sith and convert former Jedi to the Dark Side with his presence alone, including Revan. However, while he may seem like a simple over-powered villain, I noticed that his quotes bear an odd resemblance to the nature of the force. For example, the wiki pointed out his desire was to experience everything in the form of destroying a Galaxy, traveling to other galaxies, and becoming anything he desired. Whether it be a farmer, a diplomat, an artist, a chef or a simple man, he wants to live infinite lives seeing the universe for eternity. And what is the force? A ubiquitous power that surrounds and permeates all life in the galaxy, connecting them all. The last time time the Sith Emperor appeared before his death he was basically an eldritch abomination whose very presence could turn the most powerful creatures into extensions of his own will, and whose mind nearly transcended the limits of Blue and Orange Morality until only the basest desires remained (hunger for power and fear of losing it). Additionally, this is also similar to what happened to Gigyas in Earthbound where he becomes incapable of thought once he gains vast cosmic power. From this, I can conclude that the Force is a result of a previous power-hungry individual's successful attempt to alter the universe at the most fundamental level and become the most dominant thing in the universe, at the cost of their individuality, emotions and self-awareness. He would be an intrinsic part of all life, including a farmer (Luke Skywalker), a diplomat (Leia Organa), or a simple man (Anakin), influencing their goals and journeys yet being manipulated by them in turn (Light and Dark side). This means that any Sith's (including Palpatine's) desire for absolute power is self-destructive. Even if they got what they wanted, they wouldn't have any conventional mind left to even enjoy it. Had the Sith Emperor plans gone into fruition, he would have eliminated what scant emotions he had left and become an all-powerful vegetable.
The Force is just a mythical version of evolutionThe force is shown as something that can be wielded by both Light and Dark-side users, each having its own strengths and weaknesses. Each side is in everlasting conflict with each other, similar to how a predator is in conflict with its prey, with both sides evolving and learning new tactics and strategies to try and overcome the other. This sounds very similar to how evolution works, in that organisms develop traits that better allow them to survive in a particular environment. While an organism may be able to survive, even thrive, in their particular environment by exploiting a particular niche as much as they can, put them in another completely different environment and the traits that allowed them to survive in one surrounding will cause them to suffer and flounder in another. This also applies to the Sith and Jedi. Although both are able to adapt as much as they can when placed in a new surrounding, the basic tenets of their philosophy make it so that they try to mold their own surroundings to better fit their philosophy such as Sith planets (kind of how a beaver builds a dam in a forest to create an environment that better suits its bodily needs). However, take each side and put them in a situation that requires them to do things that go completely against their chosen philosophies and they end up having a harder time trying to adapt to them. Not that it's not impossible, just that it's hard to do, like any species of animal that has to adopt behaviors that go completely against how they're normally adapted (like a monkey trying to swim). This means that neither side will ever be able to wipe out the other, since there will always be situations that will be able to better suite each side. It's the same reason why the Rakata and their so called Infinite Empire are no longer around, because their over reliance on the force meant they had a much harder time trying to adapt when the force energies powering themselves and their technologies suddenly stopped working, causing the vast empire to take a downward spiral. It's also the reason why the Jedi order was so easily put down by Sidious's forces, because they became so used to peace and maintenance of the status quo that they didn't have enough preparations to defeat the enemy, forcing them to scatter and come up with new strategies against the Dark Side to level the playing field.
Midichlorians are a symptom of the force, not the cause.Midichlorians are just a bacteria, granted an incredibly ancient and primitive species, that live with the cells of other organisms and feed off of the their interactions with the force. The more an organism can interact with the force, the closer they are with the force, the more midichlorians that tend to live with their cells. A reason the midichlorians aren't wiped out when someone gets a round of antibiotics for something else is that they are highly resilient and adaptive, and are a lot like MRSA, except instead of creating disease that is difficult to shake and often devastating to the body, they are benign, kind of the bacteria inside the intestine digesting food.
Skywalkers, Anakin and the Prophecy
The Skywalker bloodline is cursed.A long time ago, one of the ancestors in the Skywalker family committed an extremely terrible atrocity (something like destroying an entire galaxy). As a result, the Force punish them by putting a curse that every single family member in the bloodline are destine to suffer horrible pain in their lives. Lets take a look at the examples: Shmi (enslaved at a young age, tortured to death by Tusken Raiders), The Lars (executed by stormtroopers under direct orders from Darth Vader), Anakin (two words: Darth Vader), Padmé (forced to watch everything that she has worked for her entire life crashing down around her until she was killed by her own husband), Luke and Mara (Darth Caedus, that is all), Han and Leia (one spent his entire childhood barely surviving, the other was forced to watch her home planet destroyed. Out of the three children that they has, two died). The amount of things that go wrong for this family is high that it is almost impossible for it to just be bad luck.
The Skywalkers are Descended from Revan.Given a cursed family bloodline, and that there was a romance between Revan and Bastila post-KOTOR, as well as a genetic disposition toward the characteristics that promote becoming a Sith (volate temper, absurd degree of Force ability, etc.) the Skywalkers are descended from Revan. Some female descendant of Revan's married a Skywalker, and the family has continued its tradition of skirting the line between Light and Dark sides, while bringing balance to the Force and playing major parts in all sorts of major historical events.
Anakin was not The Chosen OneConsidering that the galaxy experiences Lumiya, Darth Krayt and others at a later date, Anakin was hardly the one destined to completely destroy the Sith. They just thought he was the one.
Yoda: A prophecy, that misread, could have been.
Luke was a baited trap that got lucky.So in order to "hide" Luke, Obi-wan moved the infant boy to Darth Vader's home planet, to his known family members. He also kept his full name. (Compare this to Leia, whose name was changed and moved completely to a different planet.) Obi-wan was "keeping an eye on him"... and filling Luke's head with stories of how incredibly awesome his real father was. Then, when training with Yoda and about to leave, Yoda refuses to tell him that Vader is his father; something that would at the very least have been useful in his upcoming fight. Clearly he and Yoda were trying to get Luke captured, and maybe even turned. Why? Theory: Luke has a Force-ingrained "sleeper command" to kill anyone who threatens Leia, even if he's Dark Sided. This would result in a secret weapon for when Leia would eventually have to face Vader and son. But Vader never paid any attention to Tatooine, and Luke escaped in The Empire Strikes Back, things Obi-wan and Yoda just weren't expecting. Then Vader triggers it in Return of the Jedi, which allows Luke to use "righteous anger" to strike him; The Dark Side being confused over whether that counts or not.
Anakin was a Grey Jedi.Think about it. Yes, he certainly did alot of evil things, but it could have all been to accomplish good. He realized that the Republic was decaying, and would soon fall with or without the Emperor, so he helped to establish the Empire as a way of spurring the Rebellion into existance. The Rebels acted as his version of Hari Seldon's Foundation, since he knew that when the Empire fell and they set up shop, it would be a fresh Republic with far less corruption and mindless bureaucracy. This explains a few things. First off, the Empire never found Luke's obvious hiding spot, because Anakin made sure there was no investigation into his family, after he sensed Luke there. Furthermore, it's also the reason why there was no clear command structure in the Empire beyond the two Sith. Anakin put it in place so the Empire would fall apart when they died (which he was planning all along), but the Emperor rubber-stamped it, assuming there would always be two Sith.
Anakin fulfilled the prophecy, just as stated.He brought balance to the force. It seems obvious to me, but I've met enough people who didn't see it that I felt it should be added. Essentially, look at the way things are before he comes along-the Jedi have been in power for thousands of years! The Force was leaning too far to the Light, unbalancing it- Anakin therefore brought down the Jedi, and brought about Sith rule for the next twenty or so years. (which doesn't quite strike me as balance, but....eh.)
Balance to the force requires all Force users to be Gray JediOr at least most. Jedi (such as Obi Wan and Luke Skywalker) have been seen to be incredibly powerful when they give into righteous fury and combine the Dark and Light sides, even for just a few moments (just ask Darth Maul). Thus to bring balance, the Jedi and Sith must learn to reconcile their emotions with their reasoning, and tap into the true essence of the Force. Where's Buddha when we need him?
Darth Vader isn't Anakin SkywalkerAnakin died on the table, and Palpatine had to scramble to find a new guy. Or...
Bringing balance to the Force means...(Yes, another of these) ... killing Darth Sidious. The Force has a natural balance to it. Life creates the Force, makes it grow. However, Darth Plagueis came up with a kooky idea to try and reverse it, to create life from the Force and achieve immortality. Of course, he mentioned this to the wrong apprentice and before we know it, Darth Sidious is doing experiments in this vein.
No, bringing balance to the Force means...the death of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin was the abomination, a living being created by Darth Plagueis using the Force itself, violating the laws of life and death themselves.
Luke and Leia are not related.Though they had the same birth mother, Leia was indeed a clone. Yes, this WMG is brought to you by a fervent Luke/Leia shipper.
I always figured......that Leia was the older of the twins and actually had more latent power in the Force than Luke, but simply lacked the Jedi training to harness it. Jossed by Word of Lucas.
Anakin, Luke, and Leia share "chosen one" duties.The Republic was corrupt, large parts of the galaxy were a shithole, and the Jedi were too wrapped up in their own schemes to care, but if one were to try to change the Republic, the Jedi would intervene. Force says: time to blow stuff up. Anakin acts as a catalyst to the destruction of the Jedi and the transformation of the Republic into the Empire. Once Anakin becomes Vader, he is now the "establishment" and can no longer act as an agent of change, so the "chosen one" becomes his kids; this quite possibly happens when they are conceived, or perhaps born. Luke and Leia both bring down the Empire, Gotterdammerung is finished, and everyone can start to rebuild a better world. Vader killing Palpatine was simply the actions of an at-heart decent person seeing his son being tortured, not the eventual conclusion of the prophecy, since it was Luke that took the initiative to "reconvert" his father in the first place.
Darth XanatosAnakin fell to the Dark Side once, but after his Big "NO!", he realized his mistake. He then spent the next 19 years playing along, pretending (very successfully) to be evil. As we saw, he mostly communicates with the Emperor by hologram, so it's not implausible that he would be required to wait that long. When he was finally alone with the Emperor (and Luke, who was distracting him) he finally implemented the final phase of his plan and killed Palpatine. He would have then rebuilt the Jedi order, but Palpatine's lightning fried his life support and he had to pass that role on to his son.
Darth Vader is the main character of the entire Star Wars franchise.Didn't George Lucas say that? He said that the force was balanced when Anakin killed Sideous.
The prophecy promising “Balance to the Force” was deliberately ambiguous.As you know well, there is a widely spread fan theory that Anakin brought the Force into equilibrium by pushing the Rule of Two on the Jedi Order. This theory actually exists in-universe as the Sith interpretation of the prophecy and is the reason Darth Sidious was so confident in his plans for Anakin. It is possible that the seer who originally made the prophecy was himself a man of uncertain allegiance and decided to combine two predictions into one: first the downfall of the Jedis, reducing them to a master and his apprentice, and then the death of the last true Sith, removing sin out of the Force. Thus, he created one of those prophecy twists where both readings are true and required. Alternatively, this was meant to confuse the Siths with their own heretic use of the words.
Darth Plagueis created the Skywalkers with the power to warp reality through the force, and to be fertile.
In The Prophecy (at least during the prequels), Anakin is the Big Bad.Think about it: in the prequels, the sith are supposed to be extinct, and there are only ever two at one time. The Jedi are WINNING. balance would mean killing off all the Jedi except one or two! I hope nobody does... oh, too late. this prophecy sucks.
Anakin is based on Jesus.But not the traditional version of him, rather the severely flawed Jesus depicted in Jesus Christ Superstar. There are a number of parallels between Anakin and Obiwan's relationship, especially in Revenge of the Sith, and Jesus and Judas in Superstar. In fact, RotS has several plot points in common, such as the concern over what if the Jedi council found out about Anakin and Padme, compared with Judas worrying about the Romans finding out about Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Anakin turning to the dark side being set off by the Jedi council asking him to spy on Palpatine, compared with what Jesus found at the temple, and Obiwan being forced to betray Anakin, his best friend, with Judas' forced betrayal of Jesus.
Leia has Hyperthymesia.How else would she be able to remember her mother at such a young age?
Balancing the force requires a balance between [[Emotion Versus Stoicism.]] Because think about it: what did the Dark and Light sides of the Force seem to embody the most? Not good and evil, but emotion and stoicism. A balance between the two would require either using neither, or using each in a balanced manner. This is why Anakin exists: the Force was irritated that its users were on two ends of the spectrum, so decided to balance this out by making the Sith more stable, the Jedi more passionate or just creating a new order with both. Anakin represents this: As a Jedi, he's Chatoic Neutral to balance the Old Jedi's Lawful Neutral tendencies. As a Sith, he's Lawful Evil to balance the Sith's Chaotic Evil nature. Just check out the New Jedi founded by Luke: still concerned with not letting one's passions rule you, but they're far more understanding about emotions, and allow attachments. This is what balance of the force was alluding to.
The Jedi Order was as much of a problem in the balance of the Force as the Sith, and Anakin did exactly what he was supposed to.Palpatine was telling the truth in that the Jedi think inwardly and only to themselves, just like the Sith. A shadow of what the Order used to be, they've become as arrogant and power-hungry as the Sith, and only do a better job of hiding it, to the point where not even they realize how arrogant and power-hungry they really are. Just look at the lavish and expensive-looking Jedi Temple, for such a supposedly minimalist and selfless group of people. The Jedi Order needed to go, and Anakin helped do just that.
Starkiller was the real "Chosen One."He's the only character we've seen in canon who can use the Dark Side of the force without having it completely consume and corrupt him. He can literally "bring balance to the force." The fact that he's the one who sparked the Rebellion that eventually defeated the Empire helps, too.
Bringing the balance to the Force takes a long timeWhatever interpretation of 'balance' you choose to accept, EU shows that it didn't last long. So, it goes something like this: Anakin is meant to bring balance to the Force indirectly: he will start a family and one of his descendants is going to actually bring the balance. I think that bringing the balance to the Force actually means destroying the Universe: only then will there be no more light or dark. So, sometime in the far future, a Skywalker will cause the destruction of the Universe.
Leia and Luke were attracted to each other
Either Luke, Leia, or Han will have a Dying Moment of Awesome in Crucible.
"Bringing balance to the Force" means "stop people from abusing it."This seems to be the most straight-forward interpretation of the prophecy. The reason why the Dark Side is considered the imbalance is due to its followers treating it like coal. Naturally, the Sentient Cosmic Force doesn't like it when uppity mortals use it as fuel, so it decided to send Anakin to screw them over. This is the real reason why Jedi don't believe in using the Force to, say, bring people back to life: not because it's inherently evil, but because it's draining the essence of life itself. It's basically an environmentalist moral: treat natural resources as important and with carefulness(The Light Side), not as a tool to use with reckless abandon(The Dark Side).
All interpretations of "balance to the Force" could be considered canon.This series named From a Certain Point of View. From Lucas' point of view, Anakin balanced the Force by destroying the Sith. From a purely numerical value, Anakin balanced it by making the number of Jedi and Sith equal. And so on...
Jedi and Sith Characters
Palpatine is Anakin Skywalker's father.Palpatine couldn't have known the legend of Darth Plagueis unless he himself was the student who killed him, since it's not the sort of idea a Sith master would want to put in a student's head. If Plagueis was Palpatine's teacher, then Palpatine probably learned from him the secret of using the Force to create life. Given that almost the entire plot of the prequel trilogy is a Evil Plan arranged by Palpatine to bring Anakin into the Jedi order, initiate a civil war, and use Anakin to destroy his rivals so he could become Emperor, it's highly probable that he used his power to impregnate Shmi Skywalker with a highly Force-sensitive child. It also complements the symmetry of Luke Skywalker's rise to power and struggle with temptation to that of his father.
Yoda (and Yaddle) are not aliens, but extremely aged humans.The homeworld and species of Yoda has been kept under lock and key throughout the franchise, despite the fact that information is available for nearly every other character from stars to minor background characters. One explanation is that Yoda is not an alien, but merely a human who practiced some Force technique to greatly prolong his lifespan. Of course, this obviously caused some side-effects and deformities along with the benefits.
Yoda: (to Luke) When nine hundred years old you reach, look this good you will not, hmm?
Palpatine and Sidious actually were two different people.The Real Senator/Chancellor Palpatine was a barely-competent and easily-manipulated patsy who stumbled into his position due to help from Sidious. Once that was done, Sidious and Tyrannus started the Clone Wars, playing both sides and wearing down the Jedi. Once the war was drawing to a close, Sidious had Grievous abduct and assassinate Palpatine. Palpatine's abduction makes absolutely no sense otherwise, since the CIS fleet stuck around Coruscant after they had him. Sidious then took his place on the observation deck of the Invisible Hand, using the Dark Side to disguise himself until the fight with Windu. He just kept the front name "Palpatine" after that. Sith don't care what name they use as long as it serves their purposes.
Palpatine suffered from a form of Multiple Personality Disorder.Palpatine was Force-sensitive but somehow missed by the Jedi Order and discovered his abilities by accident one day; if we assume the theory that Force-sensitivity contributes to mental unbalance (see below), we can easily believe his mind bifurcated into at least two distinct personalities: Palpatine (the well-meaning, amiable man of the people, with all of Palpatine's good qualities) and Sidious (the "Hyde" to Palpatine's "Jekyll," manifesting all of the impulses Palpatine worked to suppress in his life and career). "Darth Plagueis" was another personality that arose as he aged; Palpatine discovered the secret to "eternal life" (or at least some way of extending his lifespan; his mind may have exaggerated its ability in his instability) in an effort to keep himself from dying. Ultimately, as in the Jekyll and Hyde story, the evil personality overcame the other one(s) and destroyed it / them.
Palpatine is not the EmperorIt's Mace Windu. He didn't die like some punk. He won, and decided that being a Jedi was for 'suckas'.
The Jedi Exile is an alien.In the Knights of the Old Republic games, all humans speak Basic and many aliens speak their own languages, subtitled. The Jedi Exile certainly looks human, but she never speaks and we have to rely on subtitles to understand her, just like the aliens. She's also never referred to by name despite being an important historical figure, and we have no information on her family or early life. She also has the ability to cut herself off from the Force and mooch off of other people's Force connections for cool powers. This ability baffles several Jedi Masters and a professional Jedi historian turned Sith Lord. It's obviously the racial power of whatever race she belongs to, and she's called the Jedi Exile because no human can pronounce her name.
Palpatine is a Force-Homonculus created by Darth Plagueis.His deformities are the result of being an imperfect imitation of human life & he could only use his full power by turning off the glamor that kept him looking human. He tried to remedy this by creating a successor who was half human, via Ms. Skywalker, but either due to imperfections in his own creation, or simply because he's younger & hasn't had as much experience imitating real people, Anakin's personality seems deformed & fake instead.
Palpatine tried to take over the galaxy in a Subverted Self-Fulfilling ProphecyAt some time in his youth, Palpatine saw the galaxy in flames and the jedi were completely incapable of stopping it. He also unable to see his mysterious enemy, just that the galaxy burned. So, in response, he seeks out whatever means he could find to advance his goals, meeting his eventual Sith Master, who proceeds to tell him of the Sith Lords who had taken over large swaths of the galaxy with similar goals (conveniently leaving out the parts where they turned such places into complete shit holes and had to be toppled for the good of everyone). So, Palpatine joins the Dark Side and orchestrates the Clone Wars as part of his power bid, adding the destruction of the Jedi as part of the goal due to the pressures of the Sith teachings. Of course, the galaxy is consumed in flames as the Clone Wars spreads across it, and Palpatine eventually realizes that he foresaw his own rise to power. However, by now he has been so thoroughly corrupted by The Dark Side that he really doesn't give a damn, and is basically in power for the power trip and for kicks. So the superweapons he felt he'd need to deal with his unforeseen threat get re-purposed as excessively powerful anti-insurgency weapons, and Palpatine and his Empire needed to be defeated. However, the Subversion is that what he really saw was the destruction wrought by the Yuuzan Vong, but their lack of presence in the Force kept him from discerning the true threat. That being said, the benefits of the Empire were far outweighed by its dangers, as many of the adopted policies (like non-human subjugation and marginalization) basically meant that most of the galaxy would have been rooting for the Vong to win.
Darth Sidious is not as old as he looksHis scarred, wrinkly face is result of the corrupted Force consuming himself. In reality, in the Episode I, he probably wasn't psychologically over 25 (or the biological equivalent on his race), and in the course of Episode III, he wasn't over 35. It explains how his claims for power sounded quite youthful. To take such theory further, his original race take a while to develop physically and mentally, and has a slightly longer lifespan too, it seems.
Dagobah was littered with Yoda clones.Luke had no idea where on the planet Yoda was because the Yoda clones were about evenly spaced so that their force signature was visible from space, but couldn't be pinpointed to a single being. The nearest Yoda just went to where Luke landed, all the others kept away, and the difference in ages between the trilogies was because Clone!Yoda was estimating his age, having been accelerated aged to 700 in 18 years, and was around 900 three years later.
Palpatine formed The Empire to combat the Yuuzang Vong threat, but did that for his own personal glorySo, the superweapons and the militarization was there to be able to readily deal with the enemy, but he also allowed the oppression of the non-human races For the Evulz and also put deranged opportunists that would tear his empire apart should he not be there to deal with them, to give whoever deposed him a "screw you!" from beyond the grave.
If Galen Marek hadn't died, he would have ended up turning the Alliance into his own personal army to replace the empireThe dark side corrupts intentions, period. Even if he was trying to do good by the end of The Force Unleashed, he was still using the Dark Side actively. We have yet to see anyone use the dark side for good without their intentions slowly mutating from "save lives" to "gain power for power's sake and rule with an iron fist, nyehehehe". It is a very good thing he pulled a Heroic Sacrifice when he did, before the corruption set in.
Darth Vader lied about Galen being dead.Think about it. Darth Vader could easily find a use for Galen to work with him (wether he knows about it or not) while Palpatine's busy attacking the rebellion. Plus, given how much damage he's taken, Galen could have easily survived the barrage of force lightning.
Obi-Wan really thought Vader 'killed' AnakinWhen Obi-Wan said that Vader having killed Anakin was true from a certain point of view, he was talking about his. His failure to redeem Anakin at the end of Rot S broke him, and over the years the only way he could handle it was to rationalise that he never could have managed it because Vader was a completely seperate personality. This also explains why he was so insistant that Luke couldn't do it either; it would bring his whole world-view tumbling down. Also, it explains why he called Anakin 'Darth' to his face in A New Hope, and also why he let Vader kill him; he's a closet Death Seeker.
Yoda's Species are the original JediIt seems like some of the wisest Jedi are of his species. It would also help explain their long lives, after +25,000 years of using the force, they are natural masters at prolonging their lives.
Yoda's species are THE Jedi.Similar to how the Sith were originally a species, the Jedi were originally a species of green imp-like creatures who were sensitive to the force, which Yoda was the last of, however, it was forgotten that the Jedi were a species over time and was eventually corrupted into being an organization.
Palpatine will return in the Legacy series.First,it would be awesome. Second, Palaptine said he was the frikkin Dark Side itself!The Jedi spirits can't hold him for long!
Joruus C'baoth was created by Darth Sidious as a Gambit Roulette to drive Jorus over the edge.If a Spaarti clone is grown too fast, it is impossible for the mind to adapt to the "double presence". My theory is that that also happens to the original, too. Add to that Jorus C'baoth's already-severe case of Pride, and you have a recipe for trouble.
Palpatine has a fairly specific case of Wrong Genre Savvy.Specifically, while he generally can comprehend good on an intellectual level (contrary to what his description on the character page says), he has a flaw, so to speak, in his thinking that makes it hard for him to consider his apprentices betraying him if that betrayal is not in the traditional Sith way (in other words, it can't be a sacrifice, and it isn't done until after you've learned from your master as much as you can get from him). This explains why he didn't see Anakin's betrayal in Return of the Jedi coming (what kind of Sith apprentice betrays you with a Heroic Sacrifice of all things?), nor Vader's betrayal in the ahistoric Dark Side ending to the Revenge of the Sith video game (Vader had barely had time to learn anything from Darth Sidious at that point, and while very powerful, would not know of the less... instinctive methods practiced by the Sith).
Kyp Durron will be killed by natives of Carida.As many people as form a jury in the GFFA. They will bring ysalamiri, naturally.
Obi-Wan is a droid.His name should properly be written 0b1-kn0b. This is why he doesn't ever own a droid: he considers it slavery. (Technically, he's a cyborg: living flesh outside, droid on the inside, like a Terminator T-101. That explains the aging.) And don't worry about the midi-chlorians: they're simply a bedtime story told to young, impressionable Jedis. (All we ever see on screen is Qui-Gon talking about them, and a picture that could be of just about anything microscopic.)
Darth Gravid's redemption began on a mission to Monor II.
Mace Windu will return in the new moviesDid you see a body? No. And this time? He'll be Badass.
Jedi only number in the thousands because very few actually join the Jedi OrderAlthough the Jedi Order is given a lot of prestige, most people are probably hesitant to give their children over to an isolated group of warrior monks where they'll live in constant danger. So, despite trillions or quadrillions of people in the Republic, with entire species of Force Sensitive populations, most don't want to hand their kids over. There's probably mandatory training, and the parents can't really argue with that, just to make sure their kids learn to not Force-Choke people over minor quibbles or otherwise abuse their powers, but for the most part, once that bit's over, their kids come home. Perhaps a lot of Jedi come from orphaned homes (possibly [[Self-Made Orphan because of their Force powers, though most likely accidentally), so the idea of coming into a prestigious organization becomes very appealing and with no parents to get in the way, the orphanage feels the Jedi can do a better job than they can.
Palpatine was adopted. He's actually a long-lost Weasley.Because he's a wizard with red hair.
Other Characters, Species
The Lars' home was actually a meth lab.And the explosion was caused by an accidental chemical spill. The drug-busting stormtroopers were incinerated in the explosion and the explosion created a corrosive, toxic residue that caused the Larses to die and corrode.
R2-D2 is T3-M4 in a new body four thousand years later.It happened to HK-47, at least in Star Wars: Galaxies, so we know that a droid AI could survive that long. And it would explain why R2's so quirky and creative; he's had four thousand years to craft a personality for himself. It's also why he stays around C-3PO, because he sees shades of HK-47 in him, and he wants a familiar figure in his life—after all, he's seen all his friends and acquaintances die around him. The Force had a special destiny for R2, passing from Revan's ownership, to the Exile's, and, after millenia, to Anakin Skywalker ... and to his son.
Thrawn Will ReturnSeriously. Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo was so tactically brilliant, he could have foreseen the betrayal of his bodyguard, Rukh. There is no way he could have not seen the shifted attitude of the Noghri after Leia's "recruitment" of them. Therefore, he had a clone of himself made, who stood in at the Battle of Bilbringi (possibly some battle before Bilbringi), while Thrawn himself went to the Hand of Thrawn to inform his aides of his plans and scout out more of the Unknown Regions, to increase his Empire of the Hand further. It is during this time that he is "killed", and by the time the Caamas Document Crisis comes around, he is still out and about. He has instructed his aides at the Hand of Thrawn to play coy about his continued survival, so by the time Mara and Luke come to Nirauan, they are told false information about Thrawn and his "return". In Survivor's Quest, the people aboard Outbound Flight's remains refer to the Chiss as "the Blue Ones", not as a statement of fact, but as an honorific. However, they could not possibly have had any contact with the Chiss in the past fifty years. The conclusion? Thrawn went back to the remains and interacted somehow with the Survivors, obviously not revealing that it was him who destroyed them in the first place. Also in Survivor's Quest, Mara hints that there may be another clone of Thrawn out there; Zahn himself has admitted that should the need arise, another one could be created. However, what if this "clone" was actually the original Thrawn? The possibilities are endless. Remember, this is Thrawn we're talking about; something like this is definitely not beyond his scope.
Nuso Esva, the 'non-human' warlordfrom Choices of One and ''Crisis of Faith'' is a Yuuzhan Vong. Precisely the kind of cunning mind and alien terror Thrawn was sent to the Unknown Regions to quell.
Jar-Jar Binks is the center of a massive propaganda campaign in the early EmpireJar-Jar is a successful general, he voted for the Emperor's plans, he's clearly a model non-human citizen of the Empire. He belongs in the triumvirate of Imperial heroes, along with the Emperor and Darth Vader. For many of the years between ROTS and ANH, Jar-Jar was the center of a Mao-esque personality cult (with posters, songs, miracles, action figures, films, books of quotes...the works), but about 4 years before ANH, Jar-Jar fell afoul of the ruling regime. He was quickly purged, and made a 1984-style "unperson". Because of his middling position, it's not in the interest of either the Rebels or the Empire to revive his memory, so the purge of Glorious People's General Jar-Jar from history is largely successful.
The Clones understand the Red Shirt effect.They're smarter than they let on. Offing the Jedi and other "main characters" increases their chances of not being killed to show how powerful some other 'main character' is.
R2-D2 and Chewbacca were actually high-ranking secret agents in the rebellion who used their more talkative counterparts as front men.See this page.
Going with more of the above, the Stormtroopers missed deliberately.Hey, it's a guy with a laser sword that deflects blasters right at you. "Why look, I seem to be missing, and firing completely outside his reach."
Boba Fett's friendship with Anakin contributed to Anakin's decision to help kill WinduIn Boba Fett: Pursuit, Boba Fett and Anakin befriend each other when Boba rescues Anakin from a space slug. Anakin knows of Mace's killing of Jango Fett from Obi-Wan, and later, Boba Fett pretty much becomes Vader's best buddy. So therefore I can conclude the other major factor besides Palpatine in the decision to attack Mace was Jango Fett's death.
Boba Fett is Force-sensitive to a certain degree; no one knows it thoughHe can use a lightsaber much like a Jedi, he fought Darth Vader with one and dueled Jaina Solo with one several years later, plus he survives so many things he must be force-sensitive.
Boba Fett is a Legacy Character.Boba Fett seems to continue his bounty hunting into a ridiculously old age. But what if it's not the original? What if Boba Fett raised his own clone son as his father before him, and let him take over the mantle of "Boba Fett" when he was old enough while the original Boba retired? And then his son raises his own clone son. And they're each actually named Boba. The first son is Boba Fett Jr. then Boba Fett III, Boba Fett IV, etc.
The H'nemthe mating habits were bioengineered.If they'd had them from the beginning, males would start to feel thin and stretched after a while. This troper's guess is that the urge to eat one's husband was engineered by the Rakata either as Disproportionate Retribution for some offense or else simply For the Evulz.
Omwati are big on gallows humorThat's why Qwi swallowed the peacetime use story despite the code names.
Naboo humans mature faster.Hence why a 14-year-old could become queen. This has some genetic component - the half-Naboo Leia became a senator at 18 (albeit with help from her father). Luke could have easily left home by 19, but his aunt and uncle, unware of his ancestry, kept him home.
in the Star Wars Galaxy it's tradition for women to enter politics as a teenager, or else not at all.Padmé Amidala became queen at 14. Mon Mothma became senetor at 19. Leia became a senetor at 17, Leonia Tavira became a Moff at 16.
R2-D2 mostly speaks in obscenities.Maybe C-3PO isn't just being uptight, and Artoo is dropping a Cluster F-Bomb with practically every statement. If so, those aren't just beeps. They are censor beeps. And anyone who can translate them is right to take offense.
Jar Jar became a senator of the whole Naboo system after Padme's death.He was already a representative ("lesser senator") by the time of her death and as the one who greatly helped Palpatine to gain dictator's powers he became the only choise for a new senator. Loyal, experienced, easy controllable - just the man Palpatine needs in Imperial Senate. [
Mission Vao is the great (insert massive number of greats here) grandmother of Shaddo Vao and Astral VaoSame last name, same race (Blue Twi'leks), so they're probably related somehow.
Kreia's prophecy about the end of the Mandalorians...Was in reference to Jango Fett's death at Mace Windu's hands. Figuratively speaking, Jango Fett was officially the last of the True Mandalorians, the ones who carried on the remainder of the old Mandalorian culture. When Jango died, the original culture of the Mandalorians died with him. This would pave the way for New Mandalorians to rise up, and whilst not completely maintaining the old cultural ways, it would be a rebirth of the Mandalorians whose end Kreia prophecized, because they were supposed to decay until falling down to one man, whilst after Jango's death, they slowly but surely became stronger, and rebuilt their culture from the ashes of the old. In that sense, they truly are one-third of a trinity between themselves, the Jedi, and the Sith. All three of them are powerful cultures consisting of many different races, and each culture has influenced the galactic stage in ways greater than any other possible culture combined.
The Jedi at Pylokam's was Tahiri's grandfather.Let's go over the facts. First: We know from Anakin's Quest that Tahiri's grandfather was a Jedi who hid on Tatooine sometime between Order 66 and A New Hope. Second: Thanks to Anakin's actions in Attack of the Clones, there is a conveniently-located emotional bloodstain to mask the presence of Jedi. The closest spaceport is Mos Eisley. The Jedi would not remain too close to the Valley of the Spirits for long (anymore than Yoda would have moved into the cave where he'd slain the traitor from Bpfassh), but it would appear that proximity is important. Third: We know from Quest that Tahiri's grandfather was slain by stormtroopers. Fourth: We know from Nightlily that Pylokam went to see Balu, apparently to denounce a Jedi. This could have been Kenobi, but then how did the Imps get on Gramps' trail? Conclusion: That was not Obi-Wan that Trevagg sensed at Pylokam's, but the elder Jedi Veila. Evidently, Pylokam somehow figured it out and turned him in.
Han Solo is force sensitive...Think about it, he managed to come up with strategies that work most of the time using nothing but instinct. He managed to outsmart the emperor himself whom believed his trap on endor was a success. To top it off he manages to evade and influence Jabba The Hutt into extending his debt deadline. Not even a full powered jedi can do that to any hutt. He is simply in complete denial and claims many miracles to be luck.
Han Solo is just Chewbacca's frontman
The Droids are missing on purpose.Let's face it, Palpatine does not want to risk screwing his plan due to a droid shooting Anakin. Or any other character essential to his plans. Being the Magnificent Bastard and Chessmaster that he is, he secretly orders the droids to "go easy" on Anakin and co. The droids act stupid, so no-one suspects a thing. Yes, Plot Armor is in order, but I'm talking in-universe. Similarly, the Stormtroopers follow suit so Luke will turn evil one day.
R 2 D 2 is the Reincarnation of Darth Plagueis and the chessmaster behind everything.Betrayed by his apprentice Darth Sidious, he manage to implant his consciousness into a droid : R 2 D 2. All the Star War saga is a Gambit Roulette by R 2 Plagueis to take his sweet revenge. Evidences showing us that R 2 D 2 is Darth Plagueis are :
R 2 D 2 is...A Daleck that has taken some anger management courses.
Jar Jar Binks died in the Krytos plague.Simultaneously satisfying many fans desire that he die horribly, adding some sympathy to his character, and creating an element of irony.
Jar Jar Binks is smarter than we think, and was working for Palpatine all along.Think about it. Even though he seems extremely stupid and bumbling, he manages to stay alive through everything. He even "accidentally" destroys a fair number of battle droids in the battle for Naboo. And then manages to show enough competence to be made a secondary senator of the planet. At which point he delivers the entire senate into Palpatine's hands. And long before that, consider this: Tatooine is a big place, and it could have taken Darth Maul weeks to figure out where Qui-Gon, Amidala, and crew landed. But he finds them, while they are on their way back to the ship. It's almost as though someone told him where to look. Someone who sent a message from the city... note .
R2 has the Mask of Darth Nihilus installed in him.He's shown signs of Force usage( "Hold your fire. There are no life forms. It must have been short-Circuited." sound a lot like "These are not the droids your looking for." ) and speaks in beeps just as inconprehensible as Darth Nihlus's own speech which like R2 isn't subtitled.
Thrawn was already a clone during the Thrawn Trilogy.Thrawn, being in a very dangerous line of work, had been killed at some point in the Unknown Regions. However, he already had a backup which took his place, which would explain why he was already knowledgeable and confident in cloning technology. I know it's a longshot, but I'm mainly convinced by his age; Thrawn had to have been at least in his fifties when he died, and should have looked even older given what we know about Chiss aging and lifespans, but artwork always depicts him as though he were in his thirties. He's a clone, and was from the moment we first saw him!
Mara Jade Skywalker is the preincarnation of Mary Jane WatsonJust because the names sound so similar. Mary Jane, Mara Jade. Plus if Mary Jane ever marries Spiderman she'll be Mary Jane Parker which sounds pretty close to Mara Jade Skywalker.
Star Wars is in fact set many thousands of years after Foundation, in the same universeFirst off, Foundation's Edge/Foundation and Earth never happened. They were some really strange fever dreams Salvor Hardin had one night, and in reality, the Second Empire was formed after a thousand years as planned. Over time, people were genetically engineered to fit their specific planets, thus producing the many "alien species" in the Star Wars universe (that's why so many of them are humanoid). The Second Foundation slowly morphed into the Jedi Order, their psycho-historical powers of prediction atrophying as the galaxy settled into stasis. Trantor was renamed Coruscant after it was rebuilt, and a unified government again conquered the galaxy. The Sith are cultists of the Mule, and in some ways, the Imperial coup can be seen as a reaction of the technocratic First Foundation elements against the sociological (but technologically static) Second Foundation. Unless there's a true Second Foundation hiding out somewhere that's manipulating all the events behind the scenes...
The story is a Future Imperfect version of the fall of the Galactic Empire from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.It's written long after the thousand-year interregnum, by which point the people refuse to believe that such a grand empire could have fallen just due to social forces and systemic corruption; there have to have been great heroes and foul villains! Coruscant is Trantor, of course. The Sith are based off the Mule, while the Empire is a combination of his army, that of Bel Riose, and the aggressors in several other, smaller conflicts of the era. The Rebel Alliance is a conflation of the Independent Traders and the Foundation. Obi-Wan and Yoda are both Hari Seldon; this is especially noticeable where the ghostly Obi-Wan counsels Luke, as Seldon's hologram did the Foundation. Luke himself is an entirely fictional character, based off an older heroic ballad, while Darth Vader is actually taken largely from sightings of R. Daneel Olivaw.
Han Solo is a 400+ year old Indiana Jones.Naturally, this is only possible if the above is true.
Star Wars Exists In A Parallel Universe......in which Indiana Jones goes with the alien ship and travels to this universe's past, is granted immortality by the aliens and is transformed into a child, grows up to be Han Solo, and becomes his own ancestor.
The Transformers exist in the Star Wars universe.Aside from the "Star Wars Transformers" toys (which are different from real Transformers), there are two sentient races of robots in the Star Wars EU: the Silentium and the Abominor. They are diametrically opposed. The one Abominor that we see, the Great Heep, isn't really an Abominor — he's a MacGuffin of the week from the old show. (That, or he's a mode-locked Decepticon.) While we never see any of the Silentium transform, they could easily just be holding it back.
The Empire fended off a Dalek attack years ago.Some time between ROTS and ANH, the Galactic Empire was attacked by Daleks. Some of them even attempted infiltration by masquerading their "travel machines" as repair droids. However, they were no match for Darth Vader and were promptly exterminated. In the aftermath of the attack, the Emperor decided that for security reasons, he couldn't allow just any droid to climb up stairs, and ordered their hovering equipment removed. That's why R2-D2 can't E-LE-VATE anymore.
The Yuuzhan Vong are TyranidsCome on. A species of intergalactic conquerors that uses organic technology, hopelessly outmatch the inhabitants of the galaxy they invade and whose sole purpose is to annihilate everything in sight. The Vong even have a mentality that is very similar to a Hive Mind.
Star Wars and the Old Battlestar Galactica are in the same universe.So, the Star Wars Galaxy was happened across by the Atlantean/Lemurian/other colonists , who seeded the worlds with humans. Then whatever made people forget about this happened, resulting in a very fractious human population with no memory of their origins. So the litigation that Lucas Film took against them was entirely frivolous!
The Whills were the marble-playing aliens at the end of MIBAnd that galaxy/universe everyone was chasing after?...
Yoda is in fact a SkrullYoda's race has been repeatedly kept secret by Lucas, for what end now that the trilogies are over who knows, now he kind of looks like a skrull and wouldn't it be ironic if the most influential and well hidden skrull doesn't even shapeshift.
Luke had the same "safe with family" blood pact as Harry Potter.Padme sacrificed her spirit so that Luke would be protected from harm as long as he was with family, not realizing that Anakin was at that exact time slaughtering a school full of jedi kids. It drew his family to him, and Obi-Wan had to leave him with Owen's family to stop Vader (or rater, Anakin-gone-bad) from finding him right away. Leia was not Blessed with Suck, so she got to go with Senator Organa.
Yoda is a goblin.I don't have a whole lot to support this except: little green monster dude.
Yoda is what happens if you get Gizmo wet or feed him after midnight
Battlestar Galactica, Dune, Star Wars, The Terminator, and The Wheel of Time all take place in the same universe.The Start: Battlestar Galactica:
Revan's mindwiped identity was that of Guybrush Threepwood, from Monkey Island
The characters of Star Wars are the Ancients.In Shining Force, the Ancients combine forces to defeat the Dark Dragon, but only manage to seal him away. In movie canon, all we see is Sidious thrown into a pit, followed by a surge of energy. In EU, he tries to come back from death, and claims he cannot be defeated. 1000 years from the Battle of Yavin, a Sith Lord named Darksol goes to the planet of Rune, where he finds the facilities needed to resurrect Sidious, the Dark Dragon of the Force. He slowly manipulates the King of Protectora on Rune, and eventually influences him to invade a nearby friendly kingdom to gain access to the Ancient city that can bring back Sidious. This is backed up by the Ancients having guns, magic powers, lasers, and robots. In fact, this also explains a great deal about the anachronism involved.
Abeloth is an InstrumentalityThink about it: All these people returning to her, much like Angels return to Adam. (Or Lilith.) And we know she can absorb them and take on their personalities, like she did with Callista. Plus, with how kriffed-up Legacy Of The Force was, complete with shotacon, a father letting his son go through all this suffering, a lot of clones, and a climactic battle between two people who understand each other better than anyone else understands the other...Yeah.
The Celestials are the Ancients, and Star Wars is in the distant past of the Stargate VerseConsider that Humans in Star Wars have an unknown origin. Consider next that the Celestials are a mysterious race of beings who supposedly populated several planets across the Star Wars galaxy with Humans. Then, of course, there's the fact that Celestials left behind several mysterious, super-advanced technologies such as Centerpoint Station and had an unparalleled mastery of interstellar travel. In the Stargate universe, Humans have a known origin (Earth/Tau'ri) but they were still seeded across the galaxy by the Ancients (and later the Goa'uld, of course, who play a similar role here to the Builders/Rakata). Furthermore, just like the Celestials the Ancients were the masters of interstellar travel and left behind numerous unexplained relics of immense power (the eponymous Stargates, Destiny, Atlantis, etc.). We already know the Ancients colonized several galaxies, so it's not a stretch to say they could have colonized both Earth and a "galaxy far, far away." We already known the Ancients obtained the ability of ascension and the Celestials are hinted to have done something similar (thereby explaining their mysterious absence). So it doesn't seem like that big of a stretch (so long as we ignore the obvious fact that this is WMG and not serious canon we're discussing) to suppose the Celestials are the Ancients.
Yoda is a FurlingYoda's species needs a name. The 'Furling' name needs a species. Coincedence?
Simon the Killer Ewok from Galactic Battlegrounds is a universe- and species-displaced Simon the Digger.Seriously, how could an Ewok be that badass?
Anakin and Luke are reincarnated from Sephiroth and Cloud Strife.It's commonly believed that souls travel in groups, so it's not that far-fetched to imagine Seph and Cloud being father and son in a future life. Also, there's a lot of evidence Anakin in the prequels, especially Sith, is based to some extent on Sephiroth, while Cloud is obviously based on Luke in the same way practically all Final Fantasy protagonists are.
The portal games are happening in the Star Wars universe, just in our galaxy, and close by.Watch Episode 4. When the droids are heading toward the Millennium Falcon. That's right...there in the background: Weighted companion cubes! You also see a variation of them on the death star. They're black and the other ones are yellow but the patterning and size are exactly correct. Notice that the Gla DOS, the sentries, and Wheatley both come off with very droidtastic voices.
Star Wars takes place before Halo
Humans in the star wars galaxy were natives to a planet known as Krull
The TRANSFORMERS: STAR WARS/ TRANSFORMERS: CROSSOVERS line is canon, we just never saw the Cybertronians talk or transform
At some point in time, Han was replaced by Indiana JonesIn Star Wars Tales story 'Into the Great Unknown', Han Solo and Chewbacca land on Earth, where Han is killed. Over a 100 years later, his body is discovered by Indiana Jones. So, my theory is: Indiana returned to the Star Wars galaxy with Chewie and replaced Han.
Surprise appearance in the Disney movies.Xadhoom will appear, because, well, which other Disney character could logically be expected to appear?
The nanomachines from Revolution end up in the Star Wars galaxy, and spread out to a galactic scale.Think about it for a minute. Virus-sized nanomachines that absorb electricity and replicate. If these ended up in Star Wars, the setting would be drastically altered. Lightsabers would be useless. Blasters would be useless. Ships would be useless. The Holonet would be useless. Droids would be useless...unless some of them came up with special built-in force fields to wield off the nanites before it's too late. There would be a lot of isolation and localized conflicts in this scenario. [[WMG: Star Wars is in the same universe(s) as Star Trek. Aside from Rule of Cool, this can be justified by the Millennium Falcon appearing in Star Trek: First Contact, as well as the appearances of Kirk, Spock, and Mc Coy in the Dark Force Rising comic. Time travel could be how each character ended up in each setting.
George Lucas' revisions can be explained by the Time War from Doctor WhoThe Time War caused various revisions to the Star Wars saga time and time again.
Meta - Earth, Lucas, etc.
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."Was told by Earth humans from an unknown time in the future after the inhabitants of the Star Wars galaxy (many, many years after ROTJ) successfully traveled to Earth. They gained an alliance of some form and shared their history with one another. Earth now sees the Star Wars galaxy as one big history lesson. Many facts were possibly exaggerated over the years or were altered for children. Inhabitants of the Star Wars galaxy now know of Earth's history.
Earth does exist in the galaxy, but it is better known as ArdaBy "a long, long time ago" they mean roughly 3000 years, from when is up to you.
Screw "A long time ago".The events of Star Wars are in the present or future. They are referred to as occurring "A long time ago" because the individuals retelling these events are even further in the future.
Living beings of Earth are "transparent" to the Force, like the Yuuzhan VongEpisode 1 tells us that the Force is mediated by the midichlorians, sorts of bacteria living into the cells of every living creature (of the Star Wars galaxy). But the cells of the living beings of Earth contain nothing of the sort: they contain mitochondria and (in the case of plants) chloroplasts, but no midichlorians. This means that if a Jedi (or a Sith) ever happened to visit Earth, he would not be able to feel any life on it. To him, looking at an Earth human would feel like looking at an animatronic robot: he would see something that looks like a human, but he would (mistakenly) "know" that the human he is looking at is not real. In the same way, a Jedi would never be able to use his mind tricks on humans of Earth, because his midichlorians would not have any other midichlorian to communicate to, and would not have any advantage in combat (like being able to read the intentions of his opponent and prevent them) for the same reason.
The Yuuzhan Vong are the humans of Earth, and Yuuzhan Tar is EarthThe Yuuzhan Vong come from outside the Star Wars galaxy (a galaxy far, far away... hmmm) and are transparent to the Force. Just like humans of Earth are supposed to be, if the wild guess above is correct. Let some millennia pass starting from now, enough for humans to mutate physically, develop their own biotechnology and a constructed language spoken by every individual, based on Basic and Latin. This would make the expression "Yuuzhan Vong" an evolution of "human vulgus", where "vulgus" is Latin for "people". And "Yuuzhan Tar" would be "human terra", where "terra" is Latin for "Earth".
All of Lucas films are linked together ala The Dark Tower
The humans in the Galaxy Far, Far Away were brought there from Earth in prehistoric times by aliens.It's established in the Expanded Universe books that nobody really knows exactly where humans came from originally. Several planets have claimed it was them, but the evidence is shaky. Alien abduction would go a long way to explaining it. Additionally, Star Wars does take place in the Indy universe, and all the supernatural relics he chases after were actually left there by the aliens who brought humanity to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
In an alternate universe, Star Wars isn't real.Think about it. If the number of universes is infinite, there has to be at least one in which the events of Star Wars don't happen exactly as depicted in the movies.
Darth Sidious a.k.a. Emperor Palpatine is George Lucas."Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design."
George Lucas is an outwardly homophobic closet homosexual."Sith" is a variant spelling of the word "Sidhe," Gaelic for "fairy." "Fairy" is a slang term for a male homosexual. Why do homosexuals have "Dark Lords?" George depicted them as evil and as the enemy of the conservative, Presbyterian Jedi, including the red-blooded Luke, whose heterosexuality is so entrenched that he even makes out with his own sister! Of course, George creates a sympathetic "Sith Lord" to defeat the big bad "Sith Lord" as a symbolic gesture of his own conflicted sexuality. This also explains Ziro the Hutt. O_O
The Imperial March is the Empire's nation anthem/battle hymnIt's not just background music, it's actually being played on the speakers of the ships.
George Lucas has a mutilation fetishbetween the 6 movies in both trilogies just how many people get limbs cut off/chopped in half/decapitated with a lightsaber? But he does have an odd tendency towards right hands over other types of mutilation
Humans arn't from Earth but from the Star Wars UniverseThink about it some time (depending on your interpretation of "A long time ago") a human colony was sent on a galactic expedition to explore uncharted land sort of along the lines of what Outbound Flight was they land on a the third planet in a remote system in a remote galaxy maybe crash landed (depending on the nature of the ship think it may have been the meteor?) somehow they built a settlement called "Atlantis" and we all know what happened there. after the sinking there are some possibilities that survivors made it to land and due to the harsh conditions became Neanderthuls. the people who are "psychics" "prophets" or where otherwise thougth to have supernatural abilities were actually force sensitive and thee reason they don't exist i n abundance today is because they are either dormant or due to being away from the galaxy far far away they newborns stopped getting midichlorians note "Binds the galaxy together" not the universe. the Galaxy still we have some force sensitives who bring us visions of the events that occurred or will occur in the galaxy such as George Lucas and other EU writers. also Harrison Ford was descended from ancient Corellians.
In combination with the usual 'It takes place in the Future' WMGs: Tatooine is the far-future Earth.Knights of the Old Republic has a Side Quest implying that some or all humans are descended from Sand People slaves taken by the Rakata, before they bombed the planet down to glass. This makes Tatooine Humanity's homeworld, and therefore Earth post silica-based remodelling. This explains why so much important stuff happens there: even though nobody remembers what it originally was, being the birthplace of the dominant species in the Galaxy has left Tatooine with a disproportionate influence in the Force, making it a crossroads of fate. The fact there are two suns is because at some point somebody stellified Jupiter.
We created all the aliens seen in Star Wars.Yet another "it's the future" WMG: all of the lifeforms in the Galaxy are created by, or are, far-future post-humans, who terraform millions of planets seeded with genetically varied life, including a few "heirloom" original-stock humans recreated for study of the posthumans' ancient roots. The Midichlorians are far-future biotechnology, originally developed as a communications system, but which escaped into the populace and mutated into a quantum energy-transfer array that interfaces (imperfectly) with the nervous system, thus using "the force" requires a great deal of practice and mental discipline or intense focus; and even then subconscious influences can creep in. At some point a cataclysm, war, or other galaxy-wide event reduced the planets to stone age barbarism, destroyed all traced of the superrace, and everyone had to start from scratch. Alternately, prhaps the posthumans decided to give their creations a chance to develop on their own, and stripped away all of their own technology and left to start again elsewere or Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence. However, a few items were left behind and found, allowing the inhabitants— once they developed enough technological savvy — to reverse-engineer hyperdrive, Artificial Gravity, Strong AI brains, and a few other devices, while still using relatively crude machines and methods for other purposes.
The Journal of the Whills is WikipediaI believe this speaks for itself.
It's all a bunch of crazy myths that might or might not be true.The "present time" is many thousands of years after the events of the movies; ergo, what we see happening in the movies, the games, and the books are only representative of what sort of happened, and much of it might never have happened at all. In other words, Vader, Luke, and the other major players are like the heroes and villains of Greek epics like The Odyssey and such, some of the really old events like the stuff around the founding of the Republic and the Jedi Order are only documented in the form of religious holy books like the Bible and stuff.
Star Wars happens before the big bangWell, it does happen 'a long time ago'...
Yoda's species is officially unnamed because it would be a racial slur.Wookieepedia's entry for Yoda's species states: "For reasons unknown, George Lucas maintains a strict policy of keeping the history, name, origin, and whereabouts of this species secret." But if Yoda is from Dagobah, doesn't that make him a Dago? Whoops, you just offended Italians.
Yoda is the illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss PiggyLucas made this claim, although he wants us to believe he was only joking. The truth is that this is a Sarcastic Confession
Humans in the Star Wars galaxy are our ancestors, in a sense.Centuries(at least) from Return of the Jedi, a colony of humans will have mastered extragalactic travel. They travel billions of light years to our solar system,but end up crashing on an early Earth. Inside the ship is a bio-computer containing the history of their evolution, and some protoplasm. This starts the process of human evolution all over again,and the bio-computer ensures we come out on top.Thus, life appears and evolves to be like the Earth we know today. Magicians, sorcerors and others? They're using the Force
They're our ancestors and descendants.After we make Earth unlivable, we go colonize another galaxy. Way after Return of the Jedi, humans abandon the galaxy, go millenia back in time, and start human civilization on Earth. It's a Stable Time Loop.
There is a TV Tropes in the GFFA.This explains why in Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, Luke is saying "I've seen this all the time." at every single holodrama about him. Also explains why Lando refers to "some Big Bad" in Allies.
The Jedi and the Sith are responsible for the absence of handrails from the Star Wars universe.Through various means, they have ensured that there are plenty of unprotected ledges to hurl people off of.
Coruscant is EarthSort of mentioned above: Over time, Earth got to be so built up, it eventually turned into one big planet-wide city. During this same time, the human race was going through an expansionist phase, colonizing new planets left and right. Also during this time, the name of Earth slowly changed(this is Truth in Television; London used to be called Londinium, India was called Hindustan, and even old New York was once New Amsterdam) until, by the time of the Galactic Republic, it was now called "Coruscant".
Earth is left alone because everyone's scared of usWe have a high rate of low-ability Force-users, who are written off as 'psychics'; we have nukes; we have psychotherapy. Suddenly Earth looks a LOT scarier, especially when you factor in that some of those Force-users will see the child-soldier Jedi and start thinking nuclear weapons are a good idea.
george lucas died shortly after episode 6 was releaseddue to the series being so popular, and realizing how much money they could milk out of it, the other people who worked on the project quickly and quietly replaced him with a clone. one who had no knolwedge of where lucas wanted the series to go. therefore,the prequels, the george lucas love story, everything, can be put in perspective. it all makes sense now, dosen't it?
Lucas was high on andris, death sticks, and ryll when he wrote the Holiday SpecialI mean, what the kriff? Nothing could make it tolerable.
Edits for the "definitive edition" of the original trilogy
George Lucas has been replaced by a Founder, and the new Star Wars trilogy as well as (especially) Star Wars: The Clone Wars are Pro-Dominion propaganda.Think of it, the Republic does have some similarities to the Dominion from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Both the Republic and the Dominion are "led" (more or less) by an inner circle of "Overbeings" claiming to have supernatural powers (Jedi / Founders) and consist of many different subordinated species, and both have an army of completely loyal genetically engineered soldiers (Clone Troopers / Jem'hadar). One of the separatist enemies of the Republic is even called the Trade Federation.
The Illuminati killed George Lucas, the real George Lucas, and created the prequels.Think about it, as the Star Wars' saga broadened everyone's horizons and defined Sci-Fi, it proved a danger to the Illuminati, who wanted to keep people sedated and controlled, and the Illuminati has been alleged to have assassinated many famous people who went against them(ie: JFK, Tupac) or challenged their worldview in any way. However, they could not simply kill George Lucas because of how Star Wars defined Sci-Fi, and because of the outcry, they had to destroy his legacy as well. When Lucas was producing the draft for the prequels following the resurgence of Star Wars following the success of the EU, the Illuminati found him, killed him, and than hid his body, and had a person that can easily be pushed around and controlled impersonate him. They then edited many scenes in the original trilogy that the real George Lucas would never have approved of(ie: Han Shot first) and than released the Special Editions(which, had Lucas been alive to release then, only be a remastered versions of the originals with no edited scenes) to start breaking the SW base. Then, they edited the original script of the prequels too add some unsavory moments that can polarize large portions of people. Afterwards, they gave it to their imposter, who produced the edited script instead. And oh, they burned all the copies of the original script for the prequels so no one would find out.
Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney specifically to piss off the fandom.If I had an insane fandom which frothed at the mouth with hatred for me, I'd be tempted to sell the franchise to the one company they'd least like to see it in the hands of.
Humans in the Star Wars universe are descendants of time travellers from the very distant future.Specifically, the ultimate Big Rip/Heat Death conclusion of our universe. With the entire universe ending around them, people decided to go back in time and by themselves another trillion years-possibly even using this galaxy's mysterious "Force" to try and stop it-they chose a galaxy "far, far away" that will never come in contact with the Milky Way, meaning there's no threat of paradox. Why hasn't humanity evolved at this point? Many had(explains the Humanoid Aliens-they're human descendants who modified themselves for the planets there), but many chose not to as an act of defiance against the physical universe that was killing them. Coruscant is what remains of a transported Earth that no longer resembles its original state due to the movement of continents, the Sun burning its crust off and the artificial city that allows it to still be habitable. The act of time-travelling so long ago/so long from now is why the inhabitants of the galaxy have no proper record of people or Coruscant pre-conversion.
The united GFFA collapsed long ago a la the USSR and Earth was a member planet.The GFFA went through multiple governments, such as the Republic, Empire, New Republic, etc. but the fundamental facts, that corrupt bureaucrats had a large amount of pull over the system and the democratic forms of governance were too decentralized, remained the same. Eventually, the GFFA, under the weight of sheer bureaucratic inertia and insurrectionism (much like Earth's USSR), imploded, leaving its many member planets to find their way. Earth was just one of those planets.
An Earth does exist in Star Wars canon, and it's a part of the Marvel Multiverse of earthsBeing a similar, though not perfectly identical Earth to 616, the Galaxy Far Far Away is about two galaxies away; the galaxies home to the Kree, Skrull and Shi'ar are between Marvel Earth and the old Vong galaxy, and then you have the Galaxy Far Far away. At some point, they met and the Galaxy Far Far away decided that the planet was too horrifying to ever meet again.
Politics and Propaganda
The Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoons are in-universe pro-Jedi propaganda, produced shortly after the fall of the Republic.Most of the events depicted in the cartoons did actually occur, but details were changed to depict the Jedi in a better light. The abilities of the Jedi were also greatly exaggerated: Remember that one battle where Mace Windu single-handedly decimates an entire army of battle droids after losing his lightsaber? If Mace could really do that, why did he and his Jedi have to be rescued by the clone troopers in Attack of the Clones?
The Star Wars movies were propaganda. The Empire is the good guy.Think about it. Padme waltz into the senate and accuses the Trade Federation of invading her little planet, but offers no proof. We are supposed to some how see this as the corrupt and ineffective Senate when its just good political practice. In RotJ which side ignores the primitive Ewoks and which uses false gods to rally them into a jihad?
George Lucas and all the writers of the EU stories are Rebel propagandists.In truth,the two are a Grey and Grey Morality. Both sides have good intentions. Both Jedi and Sith are far more ambiguos. The Rebels hired influential storywriters to demonize the Empire,and since they won,over the centuries what really happened has been utterly blurred.The reason why they're still around is due to time travel, being a Time Lord and the fact George Lucas is a powerful Force-user.
The films aren't Rebel propaganda, the Expanded Universe is.Think about it: the Empire in most EU material is treated as highly xenophobic and biased towards humans. The only similarities besides how it was founded the Galactic Empire has to the Nazis specifically? In the context of the Original Trilogy, the mooks are named Stormtroopers and they dress like Nazis. Apparently the Empire being Lawful Evil totalitarians who are willing to blow up peaceful planets wasn't enough for the Rebels, who opted for Godwin's Law as well.
Luke Skywalker and the Jedi's Revenge is exactly how the Galactic Civil War happened, and the movies are Rebel propaganda.Just because.
The Clone Wars subplot is anti-imperialist social commentaryThis one needs some background explanation.
The expanded universe consists of in-universe documents from about fifty years after the Legacy eraAs noted on the Grand Unified Timeline, the Legacy Era in the GFFA lines up with the 1950s in this one. Thus, the EU is actually a series of historical documents and historical fiction written in the present day of the GFFA, discussing events that took place close to two hundred years earlier; the movies themselves are, however, not in-universe documents, which is why they are so much higher on the canon scale. The discrepancies and retcons of the EU are actual in-universe factual errors or poetic liscence by the researchers and writers, much like you'd find in stuff written today about the Civil War era.
The Original Trilogy is an elaborate allegory for the Second World War.Obviously, the Empire are the Nazis (or perhaps a combination of the Nazis and Japanese Empire) and the Rebels are the Allies. All of the filming locations represent actual locations on Earth; ie. Tatooine is North Africa, Hoth is Scandinavia, Endor is a forest in northern Europe (or possibly a jungle in Southeast Asia) and of course, Space Is an Ocean. This runs into problems, however, over the inclusion of the Soviet Union and the way the actual war ended. On the other hand, it allows Executor to be the Bismarck and the Death Star to be the rocket experiments at Peenemünde. The prequel trilogy is the leadup to the war: Palpatine is the charismatic politician who militarizes the state against the wishes of others, engineers a crisis (the Reichstag fire/the Clone Wars) to gain popular support, and turns the republic into a dictatorship.
Luke died as a result of the lightning attack by Palpatine.Even though Anakin/Darth Vader tried to save his son Luke, Luke was so severely wounded that he died as soon as Anakin confessed his love towards him. Luke merged with the Force and appeared in front of Han and Leia as a ghost. Yes, the actual Return of the Jedi shows Luke alive, but it is a lie to keep kids from being shocked.
Luke is slowing descending into hallucinatory madness, like his father before him.This ignores the prequels and disregards the sequels.
Alternately, The Force has a negative effect on the human mind's stability.Look at the series; all of the superbly evil Sith or Jedi that were humans were doing what they were doing for some kind of materialistic reason like for money or power. However, all of the evil human force users seemed to have snapped and done it for petty reasons. The prime example is Anakin, who breaks and chokes his own wife for no reason and has gone on a killing rampage simply because he was told to. My conclusion, the Force can break a human and make them easily suggestible and or crazy.
Sith Lords regualarly rape/sexually abuse their PadawansBecause 1. They're sadists 2. To show them who's boss 3. Because by the time they are that deep in dark side, this is the only relationship they could ever have. To quote Darth Bane "one to desire power and the other to have it" Think about the Freudian implications there.
Luke is 'still' on Tantooine, hallucinating after seeing his parent's corpses.The poor guy sees the two people who raised him as crispy fried corpses and is 'still' kneeling in the sand, having a highly complicated revenge fantasy against the Empire. Artificial hand? A bug bit it. His love interest turning out to be his sister? Not all hallucinations make sense. Would explain why so much of Tantooine, a stupid backwater planet, affects the course of galactic history. His old friend shows up at the Rebellion. The Death Star trench run resembles some old flying he used to do. Flying around having adventures with the two droids his family bought. Solo and Chewbacca? Some guys he saw at Toshi Station. And of course, Episode 6, where they go -back- to Tantooine. He must have run out of fantasy material for his hallucinations.
Anakin was suffering from Dementia Pugilistica.During his career as a Jedi in between the first & second films, Anni took several blows to the head which damaged his brain. This would explain his unusual, stilted speech patterns & violent outbursts. Compare the sad, sad tale of real-life pro-wrestler Chris Benoit.
The Romantic Plot Tumor in the prequel was deliberateThey're all just puppets dancing to Palpatine's strings, and the stilted, very "off" nature of their relationship is a sign of that artficiality.
Padme's love of Anakin was no more than a Jedi Mind Trick.In Attack of the Clones, just as Anakin & Padme part ways with Obi-Wan, she says something along the lines of "I'm scared all of a sudden." Anakin then admits he's scared too. That was the first instance of him subconsciously using the Force to manipulate her emotions. After her initial rebuff of his advances, he begins to influence her mind directly. This would explain why Padme didn't flee in terror after he admitted to slaughtering an entire village of Sand People. She was pretty much under the influence of a Force Roofie by that point.
Obi-Wan Kenobi had Alzheimer's Disease.Obi-Wan didn't intentionally deceive Luke about anything, it was from the "Certain Point Of View" of someone with Alzheimer's.
The Star Wars Holiday Special was a hallucination that took place in Luke's radiation-fried brain after the destruction of the first death star.He spends the next few years trying to convince himself that it wasn't real, and eventually turns to the dark side because anyone who could dream that up must be a dark sider.
Assassination is just a cover job for the Emperor's Hands.Think about what we know about Palpatine: He's obsessed with superweapons, and he did away with the only people who would oppose genocide, because the only way to defeat the Yuuzhan Vong was to destroy them entirely. In addition, Palpatine knows about the Yuuzhan Vong because of his connections to Thrawn. We also know that Luke carries Anakin's name and lived with Anakin's family on Anakin's home planet. He's not hidden very well. Palpatine let him survive because Palpatine knew only Vader's grandchildren could defeat the Yuuzhan Vong. We also know that Force-sensitive clones are mentally unstable. What does this have to do with the Emperor's Hands? The name "Emperor's Hand" comes from an ancient method of extracting DNA before cloning technology was perfected. Palpatine, knowing only of Luke (and besides, Luke can have many more children than Leia can just by virtue of being male), recruited young girls and trained them as assassins, but the assassin job was just a cover for their real purpose: To be the mother of Luke Skywalker's children. The male Hands only exist for the sole purpose of perpetuating this facade. This is why Palpatine was thinking YOU WILL KRIFF LUKE SKYWALKER! at the end. It was the last command.
Vader didn't become a cyborg all at onceThe end of episode Three felt kinda forced, to try and match up Anakin Skywalker and cyborg Darth Vader. But Vader had twenty years of pitiless combat to be honed into a killing machine, losing more and more of himself to battle.
The Rebel Alliance are a small band of religious terroristsThe films are just propaganda films released after terrorist attacks. The Empire is shown to basically be secular with little regard for the Dark Side of the Force. The top generals openly mock Darth Vader. Vader's role in the Empire is greatly inflated in the films in order to suggest that the Empire are religious crusaders as well. Luke and Obi-Wan represent religious fanatics who hijack an originally purely political rebel movement. The destruction of the two Death Stars are just tactical victories, but presented in the films as decisive final wins. Palpatine is just a Machiavellian politician with no interest in the force. Han Solo was an important rebel leader from the beginning, but he is portrayed as a mercenary because non-Jedi rebels are played down, but his historic role was too large to ignore.
Building of Death Star II began before A New HopeIt would explain a lot of people's gripes as to how a much larger Death Star than Death Star I could be built in the mere few years after the Battle of Yavin, particularly since Death Star I was more than 40 years in the making. It is possible that the Empire was in the process of employing a long-term plan to build a whole fleet of them.
The Jedi Holocaust was not effectiveThink about it. How many Jedi in the EU survived Darth Vader's assault? In addition, There Is Another...
The Star Wars Movies are history files recorded and edited together by R2-D2.R2 is one of the few characters that exists in every movie and a few sequences are of him and C-3PO alone. R2 could infact have realized that he bore witness to several major historical battles and was able to grant himself near unfettered access to all major networks, by virtue of being there or accessing a computer port and streaming all the data to himself. He then compiled it into long series for posterity, explaining why everything is recorded as "A long time ago..." He may have even been selected for a flight out of the galaxy and added the final part of the line so that extragalactic aliens could see the lessons to be learned from this important part of history.
The Sith are CatholicIt would explain why there's so many big bad Sith lords, more than the traditional two; They're anti-Sith Lords
R2-D2 is an unreliable narrator.Word of Lucas has it that R2-D2 is the teller of the Star Wars saga 104 years after the Battle of Yavin. Specifically, his tale is part of the "Journal of the Whills," a framing device from older versions of the Star Wars script, and the collector of Artoo's stories is the Shaman of the Whills, hence the "A long time ago" part. However, there is no reason to think that the little astromech droid is being entirely forthcoming. In fact, Artoo has a history of pranks and concealing the truth or history. He probably made up the saga to mess with the Whills for whatever reason. In any case, the saga would be based in part on history to make a more convincing story. Like all myths, however, Artoo's story contains many..."embellishments..." from a certain point of view, of course. The original Clone Wars cartoon was probably actual propaganda tapes that Artoo smuggled to effect verisimilitude. The actual story behind the events, however, is far different than the Star Wars we know.
The Galactic Empire that menaced the galaxy during the Galactic Civil War was an attempt by Palpatine to recreate the ancient Sith Empire.They both seem to maintain the same policies on aliens as one another, not only that, but they use the same tactics and technology such as the Star Destroyer, and have the same types of troop policies.
most of Coruscant is a past social services projectWhen you have a lot of people without a job, people hold the government accountable. So governments in real life create jobs, which often have no real use. This problem is a million times bigger in the Star Wars universe, as the republic spans a million worlds. The republic solved this by employing them to expand Coruscant city, even though no planet could have an infrastructure capable of actually supporting a population large enough to fill all these buildings. The planet was never designed to be fully occupied, and only in certain parts are all the apartments taken(around the Senate building) and is there a dense population.
R2D2'S memory is slightly glitchedSince he is relaying the events over a hundred years later one can safely that the apparent timeline issues (characters like Obi-Wan and Owen seeming older then they should in IV in relation to the prequels) are due to r2's memory being glitched causing a sort of compression of the events in the prequels but the sectors containing the 'original' trilogy is unaffected.
Lightsabers work because they increased the speed of light betwen then and now.The slower light carries much less heat energy, and can be just as powerful as our light if more photons are added. The police were able to use light batons on Futurama because the speed of light will be even slower in the year 3000 than it was a long time ago, in that galaxy far far away.
Darth Vader keeps killing Imperial stormtroopers and soldiers because he thinks Palpatine will use them to kill himThink about it. Order 66 was pre-programmed into the clones who became the stormtroopers. It's been suggested in the EU that Palpatine had other secret orders put into their minds. Vader is convinced that one such order translates as "Kill my apprentice if he ever turns on me" (which makes sense, really). That's not even bringing in the Emperor's Hands and other secret servants Palpatine has that Vader knows exist, but doesn't know who exactly they are. Thus Vader views every single member of the military hierarchy as a threat, and given his fear for his life he routinely kills them when they mess up to make sure they know he's on to them.
The Rebels are not just Republic revisionists, but the remnants of CIS too.The EU shows some separatist stuff (droids and especially ships) falling into the hands of the rebels, and some ex-separatist planets also joined the Alliance (which, aside from Alderaan, centered in Outer Rim), but that's not the main point. For a minute, forget about all EU and guides to the movies you have ever read and rewatch the movies. From I to VI, in in-universe chronological order. So, when Episode IV starts... Who are these guys and why are they fighting the Republic, whoops, I mean, The First Galactic Empire? Where did they come from? Er, looks like those separatists are good guys now, cause the Jedi are in league with them!
The Empire would have lost against the Vong, but for entirely different reasons.Forget Han's awesome Imperial superweapon speech. The Galactic Empire was a corrupt, Sith-backed totalitarian terror state that practiced widespread disfranchisement and brutality against the majority of its populace. By the time of the Vong invasion, the Galaxy would have endured 40 years of this. The Vong wouldn't be seen as extra-galactic invaders by most people, they'd have been seen as liberators. The Peace Brigade? That would have been a drop in a bucket compared to what The Empire would have to face, and much of it more legitimate than what the New Republic had to deal with.
Random nonhuman: What's this you say, Imperial scum? They come to enslave us and murder our children? Assuming this isn't more Imperial propaganda like how Alderaan was blown up by the Rebels, how's that any different than you?
The prequels are self insert fan fiction written by R2-D2.Take note of the following elements of the films:
It diddn't happen that long ago.It happened a long time ago, not a long, long time ago.
Yodaspeak and Galactic StandardWe all know that Yoda speaks oddly, and that it's probably that Galactic Standard isn't his first language. This is untrue, sort of. The fact of the matter is that Yoda is nearly 900 years old by the time the films take place. 900 years ago from now is the early 12th century. If you listen to or read anything from the 12th century, it's going to be drastically different linguistically speaking from the modern form of the language. So, my theory is that Yoda's native language has evolved into modern Galactic Standard. Here's my proof:
Women are naturally immune to the Jedi Mind Trick
Has anyone thought that the force itself has been poisoned?Has anyone thought that the force itself has been poisoned? You have jedi and sith that die and are accepted into the force then their consciousness gets all thrown together (no body to contain it anymore and keep it separate) so eventually with all of the jedi and the "sith" have such beliefs it started to create a dark side and a light side the jedi themselves tap into the force and from what we see the try and throw themselves into it completely with what a regular person wouldn't want it to affect their mind. so one the galaxy got large enough and jedis either started from a single planet or found out that they had common things with mystics of other planets (with the Force Users may have started as) the force could have eventually br noticed to an alarming degree and instead of just forming a society from your planet as the were meant to be ( the monsters and heroes of society) they become scared and join together for protection from the massively large no force users who even with the force have ways to control them (witch were their to make sure the force users didn't go out of control) and they see how much destruction they are doing being amongst the leaders of worlds all with their own agenda and no grand military powers so everyone's fighting wars as ='s so horrified and scared a main amount of force users band together the largest concentration of force users ever and they give themselves the name of jedi. the rules amongst the group would be fairly light and what with the majority of worlds losing their mystic soldiers and leaders (as tech way back then probably was to the level of we can shoot and transport ourselves and that's it) the people stopped fighting as much and eventually a non aggression agreement is formed that later becomes the Republic. back to the force users called jedi who have decided to live in territory of the non aggression agreement are a group with a few rules essentially don't care what you do or think as long as it doesn't get us kicked out of our sanctuary. with them probably living on a force nexus the group gets stronger and deeper than any other group essentially their averages are stronger than your averages so eventually a certain stance on a political or moral group looks at all of the chaos these non force users (so not MY people) are doing to themselves and eventually form the thought of the dark side and seeing as their on a force nexus they spread when they break off those still in the first group later called jedi try and combat this betrayal and create a counter argument the light side. and thus the conflict was born. midiclorians are just how you access the force
Palapatine wanted to take control with an iron fist because everyone else in the Prequel Trilogy was incompetent.I think this one speaks for itself.
There is an animal in the Star Wars universe named the Millennium Falcon.Nowhere in the Star Wars verse do we see any animals from Earth other than Humans. There are, however, references to Mix-and-Match Critters like womp rats which borrow parts of their names from Earth animals, possibly as a result of Translation Convention. The Millennium Falcon is named for one such creature.
Dark Forces—Just what are the Dark Troopers?We know what the various components of the Dark Troopers are made from—the metal from the Gromas Mines known as Phrik. But we never really found out just what the Dark Troopers are. From the first encounter with a Phase 1 DT on Gromas, we're made to believe that the Dark Troopers are just droid soldiers, but in the briefing where General Rom Mohc's backstory is given to us it states that he opposed the construction of the Death Star because he believed it eliminated the need for physical combat on the battlefield. Since Mohc relishes the thought of an honorable battle between soldiers, it seems uncharacteristic of him to construct mere droids to fight the Empire's battles. Add to it that we fight Mohc in his own Dark Trooper suit at the end of the game, and I've got a theory as to what exactly the Dark Troopers are. When he first began production on the Dark Troopers, General Mohc traveled the systems of the Empire, searching for the best and most elite troops he could find to enlist in a "special project" that he said would make them the strongest fighting force in the Empire. He promised that these elite troopers would become "gods among men", and would carry enough power to lay waste to the Rebellion once and for all. All they had to do was accept his offer. Most of the troops he approached accepted immediately, driven by thoughts of greed or ambition to become the best of the best in the Empire. They were taken to the Arc Hammer and ordered to report to the medical facilities, and that is when Mohc carried out their transformation. The troops were each brought in and sedated on an operating table, while a medical droid with a scalpel attachment carefully opened their cranial cavities and removed their brains. Once in the proper life support containers, their brains would be lobotomized and modified, removing any forms of personality or memory from them along with anything that would hinder them from rational, mechanical thought, turning them into cold, heartless, unfeeling killing machines. They were also given special brainwashing implants that would ensure that they served Mohc and the Empire fully and completely, without question. After the modifications were made, the brains of the elite troopers would be placed into a cybernetic chassis, and their own Imperial pride would forever condemn them to exist as the Empire's newest weapon, the Dark Trooper. Of course, initial tests of the procedure were far from successful. Some of the subjects succumbed to fits of madness and were nothing more than useless, gibbering husks. Others killed themselves immediately after activation. And there were a few who went on vicious killing sprees, turning their weapons on anything that moved before eventually being put down. But once the process was perfected, Mohc submitted his proposal to Darth Vader with the massacre of Talay and the subsequent destruction of Tak Base. Vader accepted, and Mohc continued his work on the Dark Troopers before being thwarted by the intervention of Kyle Katarn, the mercenary hired by the Rebels after information about the Dark Troopers was leaked by Crix Madine. His plans on the verge of failure, Mohc had the same brain transplant operation performed on himself so he could fight Kyle in one-on-one combat while also testing out his newest design of Dark Trooper armor. One thing Mohc didn't count on, however, was that while his Dark Troopers were powerful and nigh invincible, they lacked a vital quality that made the troops selected for the project stand out, something that Kyle had an abundance of—the imagination and creativity of the human mind. Kyle had used this to his advantage and was able to defeat Mohc and destroy the Arc Hammer, ending the threat of the Dark Troopers once and for all.
All of the Gonk droid appearances are actually the same Gonk droid, and the Gonk droid is actually an all-powerful deity who is the chessmaster behind everything that has and will happen in Star Wars.
The stormtroopers (in the original trilogy) are genetically defective clones.The stormtroopers are supposed to be based on the clone army in Episode 2, right? So, basically especially created and genetically engineered to be the perfect super-soldier, with a fearsome reputation. Yet why then are they so ineffective in the original trilogy, even though the clone part wasn't quite established? Well, how about the possiblility that the genetic source material has been corrupted over the period since the prequels, leading to developmental disorders that ultimately lead them retarded? Obviously, if you have clones, they're mass produced to order, and over the period of the twenty or so years between the trilogies, it's possible that the DNA has been corrupted, or the mental conditioning process used to produce them has been slackened in some instances due to complacency. The Empire keeps using them due to their feared reputation alone, regardless of how true that reputation is in practice, because there isn't any threat to its power it considers serious enough. It is already apparent that the Empire, and the Emperor himself are over-confident in their own abilities and don't see the Rebellion as possibly succeeding; plus, that they have Death Star level superweapons makes them unstoppable, right? So what's the big deal if a few of your crack troops aren't up to the job? (Erm, a lot of course...)
Episodes 7, 8 and 9
There will be a mild Retcon or Discontinuity Nod in the upcoming movies as a way of appeasing the fans.Probably something like Han Solo saying "I always shoot first" or someone saying that midi-chlorians are simply attracted to Force-sensitive individuals.
Rhen Var will be a location in the upcoming sequel trilogyThe Battlefront seriesnote is based on characters and locations featured in the original and prequel trilogies. Rhen Var from the original Battlefront is the odd one out, since it never appeared once in any of the first six movies. Therefore, it's reasonable to assume that it will appear at some point in Episodes VII-IX.
The plot of the sequel trilogy will be set in the Star Wars distant future.As in, not thirty years after the originals, but really distant. Past Cade Skywalker's time. This is something I've been thinking about for a while, and while I'm not putting my money on it entirely, I do have plausible reasons for this theory.
The sequel trilogy will be an adaptation of the Thrawn TrilogyConsidering that the Thrawn trilogy is already considered the unofficial Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, and that it is such a major part of the Expanded Universe, I'd be inclined to think that they are gonna adapt it. Besides, it leaves options open for more adaptations from the Expanded Universe.
The Yuuzhan Vong will be the main antagonists in the upcoming movie, although they'll be Lighter and Softer.
Mara Jade will be featured or mentioned in the new trilogy.She will be featured as the mother of Luke Skywalker's son, Ben Skywalker or otherwise.
The Thrawn Trilogy will already have happened and the original story of the trilogy will use elements from it.Mara Jade and the established children of the old main cast will be canon, and there will already be a New Republic. The events of the Thrawn books won't play a major part, but will be referenced in passing or described/flashed back to at the beginning of the film to bring the general audience up to speed.
The new movies are going to completely Retcon the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe out of existence in favor of a new story.Thrawn, Mara Jade, the Solo kids, Ben Skywalker, the Yuuzhan Vong, they're all going bye-bye. This has more or less been confirmed by Word of God, and it's not like the previous films had any qualms about destroying EU material as they saw fit.
The current EU and the sequel trilogy will BOTH become canon.A back-story will be made to split the EU into two continuities, keeping the Thrawn trilogy etc canon, but in its own timeline. Episodes VII-IX will follow the "new" timeline. Unlike Star Trek (2009), the new timeline won't be mentioned on screen.
Even if the Sequel Trilogy will not be based EU stories, there will be enough references to please the audience.
Episode VIII will have a Skywalker/Solo offspring have their arm dismembered during a Lightsaber duel.
They will use hardly any of the EU in Episode VII, VIII, and IXInstead they'll pick and choose what elements they like and use it, otherwise disregard what was in the EU. Get stuff that was a given at the end of Rot J done, i.e. Han and Leia get together, Luke figures out and manage the future of the Jedi way, the Empire government is dismantled to form some kind of Republic/Federation/Confederacy/Democratic whatever, et cetera. They'll create a whole new story.