One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Star Wars is the prophecy « Chosen One » In The Phantom Menace, we learn that the Chosen One would bring balance to the Force Almost every Jedi we come across in the course of the prequels assume Anakin is that Chosen One, however, that’s never fully confirmed by the films themselves, and it’s inspired all kinds of fan theories that it could be Luke or Rey. But the chosen one could very well be the infamous old coot that links the three protagonists, Emperor Sheev Palpatine
The theory that Palpatine could be the Chosen One isn’t new, but the evidence recently offered by editor-in-chief CuckMeWithFacts adds even more weight and justification to this idea Yes, he started the Great Jedi Purge by Order 66, but isn’t it somehow balancing the Force? There were only a few Sith at this time, so seeking to slaughter as many Jedi as possible would, in a roundabout way, balance the two powers.
This isn’t the most peaceful way to bring peace and harmony to the galaxy, but knowing Palpatine’s Sith mind, it’s not too hard to see his reasoning. Palpatine was the Sith supremacy of the universe, but the prophecies don’t care about your plan Even if he didn’t realize it, he was balancing the Force
This also explains why he was brought back into Rise of Skywalker Again, that wasn’t his intention, but the Chosen One’s job wasn’t done, so he was brought back into the Trilogy of the Following, it is established that Rey is the titular « Last Jedi » and Palpatine says that « all Sith live in me », so there is a balance in the Force However, Rey is in herself a Palpatine and exists completely in outside of formal Sith and Jedi teachings
That’s the crux of this version of the theory: when Palpatine dies and Rey remains the last of the formal Jedi / Sith dichotomy, she herself is balanced within the Force. Gone are the days when the Jedi Council would take their family’s toddlers to be trained, and at the same time the Sith no longer exist to stir up fear and hatred in their own kind. The slate is cleaned, there is a balance in the Force
The reverse analysis – Speculating who the Chosen One is will always be a source of debate in Star Wars fandom, even if George Lucas says it’s Anakin But in the end, does it really matter know who the prophecy is? The very fact that arguments can be made for virtually any character using the Force in all 9 films proves that Balancing the Force was a group effort of Skywalkers and Palpatines, which resulted in Rey, which in a way is both
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