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Star Wars Theories That Became Canon

Star Wars  •  13 Oct, 2023  •  27,402 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

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In a galaxy far, far away, where lightsabers crackle and starships zoom across star-studded skies, the epic saga of Star Wars unfolds, capturing the imaginations of millions. Amidst this cosmic theatre, fans, with their insatiable appetite for unravelling the saga's mysteries, have spun theories as countless as the stars. Some of these speculative seeds have miraculously blossomed into canon reality, leaving the fandom in triumphant cheers or stunned silence. This blog will journey through the star lanes of some of the most riveting Star Wars theories that, against all odds, turned out to be true.


Rey's Lineage: A Desert Scavenger's Royal Roots

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The Force awakened, and so did a plethora of theories regarding Rey's lineage. After much wild speculation, it was revealed in "The Rise of Skywalker" that Rey is indeed a Palpatine, the granddaughter of the sinister Emperor. This revelation, though a shocker to some, confirmed the theory that Rey’s powerful affinity with the Force was a family inheritance.

Snoke's True Identity: A Puppet Master’s String

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The enigmatic Supreme Leader Snoke’s true identity was a subject of intense discussion. When it was revealed that he was but a puppet, literally crafted by Emperor Palpatine to control the galaxy's dark forces, it was a ‘Snoke screen’ that cleared, confirming the puppeteer theory that had been floating around in the cosmic conjecture.



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Boba Fett’s Survival: The Unyielding Bounty Hunter

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Once presumed dead in the Sarlacc pit, Boba Fett's survival theory gained momentum with fervent discussions amongst fans. The theory solidified into reality with his badass reappearance in "The Mandalorian," confirming that the galaxy's feared bounty hunter was far from being digested over a thousand years.

Mace Windu Survived: The Jedi’s Unfinished Symphony

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Among the numerous cliffhangers, Mace Windu’s fate post his duel with Palpatine had fans clinging to hope. The theory of his survival found affirmation with Samuel L. Jackson's and George Lucas's nods, turning the supposed tragic finale into an unfinished symphony awaiting its crescendo.

The Chosen One Reinterpreted: Vader’s Veiled Victory

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The prophesied Chosen One was believed to bring balance to the Force. While initially perceived as a misinterpretation of Anakin Skywalker's fall, the theory of balance was reinterpreted and confirmed with Vader's redemption act, overthrowing Emperor Palpatine, and fulfilling the ancient prophecy.


The Identity of Fulcrum: Ahsoka Tano’s Rebel Alias

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The mysterious identity of Fulcrum, a key informant for the Rebel Alliance, stirred up a Tatooine sandstorm of speculation. The reveal of Ahsoka Tano as Fulcrum in "Star Wars Rebels" was a celebratory moment for fans, confirming a theory deeply rooted in her character's arc.

Kylo Ren’s Redemption: The Rise of Ben Solo

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Kylo Ren's path from dark to light was a theory cherished by many. His redemption and return as Ben Solo in "The Rise of Skywalker" was a poetic manifestation of this theory, echoing the Skywalker legacy of hope amidst darkness.

The Secret Skywalker: Leia's Latent Legacy

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The theory of Leia's Force sensitivity brewed since her miraculous survival in space in "The Last Jedi." It was later revealed that she had Jedi training, making her a bona fide Skywalker, not just by blood, but by the Force. This revelation painted Leia’s character with broader strokes of heroism and legacy.


Luke’s Exile: A Self-Imposed Solitude

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Luke Skywalker's self-imposed exile was a topic of many debates. The theory that he was seeking ancient Jedi wisdom or guarding an ancient site was confirmed in "The Last Jedi," showcasing a hermit Luke with a burden of past failures, a far cry from the hopeful youth we met in "A New Hope."


As we steer our ship back from this cosmic journey, it's enthralling to witness how fan theories, spun from the fabric of hope, speculation, and a profound understanding of the Force, have found their way into the heart of the Star Wars narrative. These theories, once mere twinkles in the eyes of hopeful fans, now shine as bright stars in the vast and ever-expanding galaxy of Star Wars lore. Amidst the unending expanses of the unknown, the shared endeavour of piecing together the saga’s mysteries continues to bind the Star Wars community in a bond as enduring and powerful as the Force itself.


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