How Obi-Wan Kenobi Fits in the Star Wars Timeline

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A new Disney+ sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi is winding again the clock on the Star Wars story, so it’s time to re-watch the prequel films. And sure, it’s okay when you fast-forward via all of the boring senatorial bits.

Ewan McGregor, who performed Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episodes I, II, and III, will reprise his function because the legendary Jedi who struggled to maintain Anakin Skywalker from turning to the Darkish Facet however strove in his twilight years to guard Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker from an identical destiny. Hayden Christensen, who performed a surly teenage Anakin and (briefly) a wailing Darth Vader, can also be set to return for the present.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is about between the occasions of Episode III and IV when Obi-Wan, one of many few Jedi to outlive the conspiracy to wipe out all the warrior-monks, is on the lam from the Empire. He’s nonetheless smarting from his closing, fire-filled showdown with Anakin and decided to take care of a younger Luke—although Luke’s Uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton) might produce other plans.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly a bit dark. However that shouldn’t be a shock on condition that necessary and oft-repeated Star Wars motifs embrace dad and mom dying of their youngsters’s arms, lack of limbs, and the mass homicide of kids coaching to be Jedi. For a narrative that emphasizes hope, it’s fairly bloody.

Right here’s how Obi-Wan Kenobi suits into the Star Wars timeline—and the tidbits you’ll want to bear in mind from these prequel movies to know why Obi-Wan is so obsessive about safeguarding Luke from the Empire.

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

32 BBY (Earlier than the Battle of Yavin, i.e. when Luke blew up the primary Loss of life Star)

Neglect the madness about midichlorian measurements and pod racing and Jar-Jar Binks. Right here’s what’s necessary to recollect: Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) turns into obsessive about the concept a boy from Tatooine by the identify of Anakin Skywalker is the prophesied “Chosen One” destined to revive stability to the Power. The Jedi Council tells Qui-Gon and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi that Anakin is simply too inclined to the Darkish Facet of the Power to be educated (they usually’re not unsuitable!) Qui-Gon fully ignores them. In the meantime, little Anakin (Jake Lloyd) will get a crush on Queen Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) and asks her if she’s an angel in one of many extra cringe-worthy scenes in cinematic historical past.

Darth Maul (Ray Park), who has a cool double bladed lightsaber and spikes popping out of his face, kills Qui-Gon in a combat scene that really stands as much as the take a look at of time. Obi-Wan cuts Darth Maul in half. Qui-Gon’s dying want is that Obi-Wan will prepare Anakin, and the Jedi Council assents as a result of I suppose you’ll be able to’t overrule a person’s dying want—even when it’s a dumb want that may doom the galaxy.

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Episode II: Assault of the Clones

22 BBY

Obi-Wan and Anakin are tasked with defending Padme (who’s now a senator) from assassination. Although Anakin was a teeny, tiny boy within the final film, he’s by some means now round Padme’s age, and the 2 fall in love, although Jedi are speculated to be celibate. Obi-Wan hunts down bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison), who ordered Padme’s assassination, and stumbles on a planet of clones primarily based on the genetic template Jango. In the meantime, Anakin retains having desires that his mom is at risk and goes to Tatooine to save lots of her from a bunch of kidnappers. Anakin’s mother dies in his arms, and the younger Jedi-in-training goes ballistic and murders your entire tribe that kidnapped her. Padme is perturbed, however not perturbed sufficient to dump this newly-minted mass assassin.

Obi-Wan discovers a man named Rely Dooku (Christopher Lee) is behind the assassination try, and Senator Jar Jar Binks (sure, actually) proposes a profitable vote to grant emergency powers to a politician named Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). Palpatine guarantees that he’ll positively give again dictatorial management after Dooku is caught, and everybody believes him as a result of they don’t have the play Julius Caesar on this universe. Padme and Anakin attempt to save Obi-Wan from Dooku, however they’re all captured. Yoda (Frank Oz), Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson), and a bunch of Jedi save the trio, and Windu kills Jango Fett to the dismay of Jango’s clone son Boba Fett. Dooku cuts off Anakin’s arm in a battle, and escapes a combat with Yoda. Dooku delivers a super-weapon to the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Anakin marries Padme in secret.

Clone Wars & The Clone Wars

22-19 BBY

The film and tv sequence instructed the story of the warfare between the separatists and the republic. A lot of the story facilities on Ahsoka Tano, who trains to be a Jedi below Anakin Skywalker. She turns into a mentor to different Jedi earlier than being kicked out of the Jedi Order due to a misunderstanding. The Jedi later supply her her place again within the order, however she has grow to be disillusioned and walks away.

The sequence reveals that Darth Maul continues to be alive and build up his personal crime syndicate, together with taking up the planet Mandalore for a time. Bo Katan, who will later pop up in The Mandalorian, leads a revolt in opposition to Darth Maul on Mandalore. However principally the present exists to chronicle the sluggish descent of Anakin who, even earlier than he formally turned to the Darkish Facet.

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

19 BBY

Obi-Wan and Anakin are despatched to save lots of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from a kidnapping. At Palpatine’s urging, Anakin decapitates Rely Dooku. When Anakin reunites with Padme, she reveals she’s pregnant, and Anakin begins having nightmares about Padme dying in childbirth. Anakin figures out that Palpatine is in truth Darth Sidious—the way in which he relished ordering Anakin to decapitate somebody was most likely a tip-off—and reviews him to Mace Windu. Windu corners Palpatine, however Palpatine tells Anakin that he can forestall Padme’s demise utilizing the Darkish Facet of the Power. Anakin cuts off Windu’s hand, and Palpatine kills Windu by sending him via a window. Palpatine backpedals on the entire defying demise factor, however Anakin is caught together with his poor choices now. Palpatine knights Anakin Darth Vader (dun dun dun).

Palpatine points Order 66, commanding his clone military to kill all of the Jedi. Darth Vader, no stranger to mass homicide at this level, kills a bunch of doe-eyed youngsters coaching to be Jedi. Obi-Wan tells Padme that her husband is a baby assassin. Vader at this level turns right into a jealous maniac and assumes that Obi-Wan and Padme are having an affair. He strangles Padme almost to demise. Obi-Wan and Vader duel in what’s mainly an energetic volcano. Obi-Wan will get the excessive floor and warns Vader to not attempt to combat him. However Vader tries to leap over Obi-Wan anyway, and Obi-Wan cuts off each of Vader’s legs and his one remaining non-mechanical arm. The remainder of Vader’s physique then catches on hearth. Obi-Wan leaves Vader for lifeless. Palpatine rescues Vader and sticks him within the iconic Vader go well with.

Padme provides start to twins named Luke and Leia and dies quickly after. A medical droid tells Obi-Wan she was bodily tremendous however died of a damaged coronary heart, which…positive. Palpatine tells Vader that Padme is lifeless, and Vader yells, “Noooooooooo” in an especially meme-able manner. Obi-Wan and Yoda conceal the start of the twins from Vader and separate them, sending Leia with Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) to his dwelling world of Alderaan, and Luke together with his step-uncle Owen to Tatooine.

The Dangerous Batch

18 BBY

The animated sequence follows a bunch of genetically enhanced clones from The Clone Wars, Clone Power 99, referred to as the Dangerous Batch. Within the aftermath of the Clone Wars they tackle mercenary missions. This sequence is really a deep lower and principally caters to followers of the Clone Wars TV present.

Solo

Round 13-10 BBY

A younger Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and his love curiosity Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) attempt to escape an area gang, however Qi’ra is captured. Han joins the Imperial Navy, they usually give him the identify “Solo” as a result of he’s standing there alone when he indicators up—and origin story higher left untold. Three years later, Han makes mates with a Wookiee named Chewbacca. Han, Chewbacca, and a robber named Beckett (Woody Harrelson) be part of forces however fall into debt to a gangster named Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). When Han goes to fulfill Vos he discovers that Qi’ra works for the crime lord.

Han proposes paying again Vos by stealing coaxium (gas for ships) from Kessel. Qi’ra introduces Han to Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), and the group steals the coaxium utilizing Lando’s ship, the Millennium Falcon. Han escapes in a daring feat referred to as the Kessel Run that can be referenced advert nauseam in different Star Wars properties. Han turns into sympathetic to a insurgent faction that wants the coaxium, and tries to trick Vos so he might help the rebels. However Beckett betrays Han and takes Chewbacca hostage. Qi’ra kills Vos and sends Han after Beckett. She then contacts Maul, now against the law lord himself, revealing that she’s really considerably villainous.

Han confronts Beckett, shoots him earlier than Beckett can hearth, saves Chewbacca, and proves he’s the form of anti-hero who “shoots first.” Han then wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando, and the viewers leaves the movie show with comparatively ineffective trivia, like how Han obtained his final identify and made the Kessel Run.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Round 9 BBY

Set about 10 years after the occasions of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is hiding out from the Empire whereas watching over a younger Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. Reportedly, the unique variations of the script targeted on Obi-Wan working to guard Luke, however LucasFilm thought the lone-wolf-protecting-a-child plot was too just like that of one other Star Wars sequence, The Mandalorian. So the script was retooled, although the creators have remained tightlipped on plot particulars.

We do know that Christensen is about to reprise his function as Darth Vader, and followers are little question are hoping for an additional Obi-Wan-Vader lightsaber duel. Obi-Wan Kenobi is about to be a restricted run sequence with simply six episodes.

Andor

Round 5 BBY

The forthcoming Rogue One prequel sequence stars Diego Luna because the insurgent spy Cassian Andor. The present is being billed as a spy thriller with Andor finishing up covert missions for the rebels to revive hope in a galaxy previous to the occasions of the unique trilogy.

Rogue One

Zero BBY

A bunch of Imperial troopers kidnap scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson) and kill his spouse. A insurgent extremist named Noticed Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) finds and raises Galen’s daughter Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Fifteen years later, the Insurgent Alliance saves Jyn from an Imperial Labor Camp and duties her with rescuing her father who has been engaged on the Loss of life Star. Jyn and the Insurgent intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) monitor down a cargo pilot Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) who has defected from the Empire and brought a message recorded by Galen to Gerrera.

The message reveals that Galen has constructed a vulnerability within the Loss of life Star and by some means no one within the Empire seen. Jyn and Cassian discover Galen at an Empire facility about to be destroyed by the rebels, and Galen dies in Jyn’s arms. (See: The “guardian dying in baby’s arms” motif.) Jyn lobbies the Insurgent Alliance to steal the Loss of life Star schematics, however the rebels have given up on victory. Jyn and Cassian defy orders and lead a small group who dub themselves Rogue One to the planet Scarif to take the schematics. One after the other, every of the Rogue One crew dies, however not earlier than Cassian and Jyn are in a position to full the transmission of the plans to the Insurgent Alliance. The 2 die holding one another because the Loss of life Star destroys the seashore of Scarif—seemingly wrapping up their story…till Disney+ introduced a prequel TV sequence referred to as Andor. Nothing’s sacred.

Vader boards the Insurgent command ship and kills dozens of insurgent troops in arguably his most epic combat scene in any of the films. Princess Leia will get ahold of the Loss of life Star plans and escapes Vader.

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Episode IV: A New Hope

Zero ABY (After the Battle of Yavin)

Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) intercepts the ship of Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Earlier than he boards the ship, Leia hides the schematics to the Loss of life Star contained in the droid R2-D2, who then travels to the planet Tatooine alongside one other droid, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels). Jawa merchants seize the droids and promote them to the household of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Luke discovers a recording of Leia asking for the assistance of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and falls immediately in love as a result of he’s a youngster. Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness), whom Luke is aware of as “previous Ben Kenobi,” reveals his true identification and explains the plot of all of the Star Wars prequels to Luke. Obi-Wan leaves out one essential element about who Luke’s father is. Obi-Wan tells Luke that Luke’s dad was a Jedi who was killed by Vader (which is true in a metaphorical sense).

Imperial stormtroopers homicide Luke’s aunt and uncle whereas looking for R2-D2, and Luke and Obi-Wan rent Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) to move them to Leia’s dwelling of Alderaan. Earlier than the Millennium Falcon can attain the planet, Loss of life Star commander Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) destroys the all of Alderaan as a tactic in his interrogation of Leia—proving that the Empire is very evil. Luke persuades Han to assist him save Leia and the love triangle commences. Onboard the Loss of life Star, Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel in opposition to Vader, permitting Luke, Han, and Leia to flee.

Han—at all times the rogue—abandons the Rebels after gathering his reward for retrieving Leia. Luke joins the insurgent’s X-wing squadron of their mission to destroy the Loss of life Star. Han and Chewbacca unexpectedly return to knock Vader’s ship astray earlier than Vader can kill Luke, and Luke is ready to channel the Power to destroy the Loss of life Star. Leia awards Luke and Han medals for heroism, although not Chewbacca, which is simply impolite.

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Episode V: The Empire Strikes Again

three ABY

Luke is hiding out on the ice planet Hoth and nearly succumbs to hypothermia throughout a mission. As he’s about to die he sees the Power ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi instruct him to go to the swamp planet Dagobah and prepare as a Jedi below Yoda. Han finds Luke and stuffs him in a lifeless animal for heat. Ick. The Empire assaults the planet, and Han, Leia, and Chewbacca escape on the Millennium Falcon and bicker like a pair in a 40s-era romance. Vader sends a number of bounty hunters, together with Boba Fett, after the Falcon. Han and Leia journey to Cloud Metropolis to take refuge with Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), who betrays them to the Empire.

In the meantime, Yoda trains Luke, and Luke struggles to regulate his anger. Luke has a premonition that Han and Leia are at risk and, regardless of Yoda’s protests, abandons his coaching to save lots of them. Leia tells Han she loves him. Han replies, “I do know.” Vader freezes the smuggler in carbonite and provides him to Boba Fett, who plans to gather a bounty on Han from the Tatooine gangster Jabba the Hutt. Lando frees Leia and Chewbacca, and Luke arrives to combat Vader. Vader cuts off Luke’s proper hand (one other severed limb!), and encourages Luke to embrace the Darkish Facet to allow them to rule the galaxy collectively. Luke refuses, and Vader reveals that he’s Luke’s father. Dun dun dun, once more. Luke drops down an airshaft. Leia senses his presence and saves him, revealing her personal Power powers. (Annoyingly, no one ever arms Leia a lightsaber to see how she’d fare as a Jedi herself.)

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

four ABY

Leia tries to rescue Han however is taken captive by Jabba. Luke arrives at Jabba’s lair to cut price for his or her launch however Chewbacca captures him too and sentences the trio to be eaten by a giant, imply monster referred to as a Sarlacc. Luke, who has hidden his lightsaber inside R2-D2, battles Jabba’s males, and Boba Fett by chance falls into the Sarlacc pit. Leia strangles Jabba to demise together with her chains, which is not any small feat as a result of Jabba is mainly an enormous mud blob. Luke returns to Dagobah to search out that Yoda is dying. Yoda reveals there’s one other Skywalker earlier than changing into one with the Power. Luke nonetheless doesn’t get it, so Obi-Wan’s Power Ghost reveals as much as clarify that Leia is Luke’s twin sister. It’s unlucky information as a result of Luke and Leia briefly kissed in Empire, however as a society we’ve all agreed to not acknowledge the twin-cest.

The Empire is developing a second Loss of life Star. (Loss of life Stars appear to be the one weapon the Empire is aware of methods to construct.) Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewbacca journey to the forest moon Endor to destroy the brand new Loss of life Star and meet a bunch of cuddly bear-like creatures referred to as the Ewoks; they are going to encourage generations of Star Wars characters designed to later be offered as stuffed animals. Luke surrenders to Imperial troops to achieve Vader, and tries to persuade his father to reject the Darkish Facet. Vader brings Luke to the Emperor. The Insurgent forces, and particularly Admiral Ackbar, uncover that the Empire has laid a entice for them. In the meantime, the Emperor tries to show Luke to the Darkish Facet, and Luke fights Vader, then the Emperor. The Emperor tortures Luke with Power Lightning, his evil energy of alternative. Vader redeems himself by throwing the Emperor down a reactor shaft to his demise…or is it?!? (Usually talking, by no means belief shaft-related deaths in Star Wars. Luke, Maul, and the Emperor all survive them.)

Vader—you guessed it—dies in his son’s arms. Lando and an X-Wing fighter named Wedge Antilles (Dennis Lawson) destroy the Loss of life Star 2.0. Everybody events.

The Mandalorian

Round 9-10 ABY

So bear in mind how Boba Fett had cool armor? Effectively, it seems that’s Mandalorian armor, and the parents who put on it are a part of a spiritual sect who say issues like, “That is the way in which” quite a bit and are in a years-long feud with the Jedi. One such Mandalorian, who goes by Mando (Pedro Pascal, although you wouldn’t understand it since he wears a helmet on a regular basis) works as a bounty hunter. He accepts a mission from a creepy man who makes use of stormtroopers as physique guards: He’s given a location and instructed to deliver again the goal alive. However when he arrives on the spot he discovers the goal is…a Baby Yoda!

Okay, tremendous, he’s not technically a “Child Yoda” since Yoda is an individual not a complete species. The truth is, Yoda’s species doesn’t actually have a identify. However “Child Yoda” is what folks referred to as the little toddler for awhile, till the present revealed his identify was Grogu (which isn’t almost as cute as Baby Yoda so we’ll proceed to name him Child Yoda). Anyway, for the subsequent two seasons Mando goes on adventures to guard Child Yoda from the remnants of the Empire, particularly an evil dude named Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) who needs to experiment on him. Every little thing Child Yoda does is lovely—his waddle, his cooing, how he makes use of the Power to get cookies. You’d assume it might get previous after awhile, however no, Child Yoda is relentlessly cute. Ultimately, Luke Skywalker comes and finds Child Yoda and takes him away to coach within the methods of the Jedi.

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The E-book of Boba Fett

Round 9-10 ABY

Boba Fett was at all times a well-liked toy. He had the good go well with and a jetpack in addition. Nevertheless it seems that cool toys don’t at all times make for one of the best tv protagonists. Disney+’s less-loved Star Wars series recaps the story of Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison), from his unlikely escape from the Sarlacc pit to his eventual rescue of the bounty hunter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). Many of the plot is taken up with Boba Fett attempting to set himself up as a benevolent crime boss in Mos Espa on Tatooine.

The present really spends loads of time with Mando, who’s banished from the Mandalorian sect for eradicating his helmet and proving that sure, in truth Pedro Pascal is below there. Mando checks on Grogu, and the Jedi Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson, who additionally appeared on The Mandalorian) warns Mando that his attachment to Grogu can be unhealthy for the little child’s Jedi coaching. Luke provides Grogu the selection of taking over Yoda’s lightsaber or returning to his adventures with Mando. It’s no shock—contemplating we by no means noticed Grogu within the Episode VII, VIII, or IX and The Mandalorian could be way more boring with out the little man—that Grogu chooses to be reunited together with his adoptive dad, Mando. The 2 fly off collectively.

Ahsoka

Round 9-10 ABY

LucasFilm has begun manufacturing on one other Mandalorian spinoff sequence, this one specializing in the previous Jedi Ahsoka. The studio has remained tight-lipped concerning the plot of the sequence. However Christensen is confirmed to look as Darth Vader, which suggests little question Ahsoka can be contending with the Power in some capability. Given the timing, the sequence might additionally present glimpses of Luke Skywalker organising his Jedi coaching program.

Episode VII: The Power Awakens

34 ABY

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, the equally fascistic First Order has risen as an alternative. Common Leia Organa leads the Resistance however can also be on the hunt for her brother, Luke Skywalker, who has gone lacking. A cocky however charming pilot named Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) receives a map with Luke’s location and hides it in a droid referred to as BB-Eight earlier than he’s captured by stormtroopers below the command of unhealthy man Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). An orphaned scavenger named Rey finds BB-Eight and saves the droid. (If the entire map-hidden-in-a-droid gambit sounds awfully acquainted, buckle up: director J.J. Abrams likes to rehash an previous storyline.)

The First Order boasts a brand new superweapon: Starkiller Base, which is, for all intents functions, a giant Loss of life Star. Disillusioned stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) frees Poe, they usually escape on a aircraft. They crash land, and Finn assumes Poe is lifeless. He runs into Rey and collectively they escape an assault from the First Order on an previous junky ship referred to as…the Millennium Falcon. (What are the chances?) Han Solo and Chewbacca, monitor down their previous ship, and clarify to Finn and Rey that Luke tried to rebuild the Jedi Order however exiled himself after one among his apprentices, Kylo Ren—the son of Han and Leia—turned to the Darkish Facet and slaughtered the opposite younger Jedi. (See: baby murdering in your Bingo board.)

Rey will get a bunch of hints she’s robust with the Power, together with being referred to as to the lightsaber as soon as utilized by each Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker. When Kylo captures her, she escapes utilizing a Jedi thoughts trick. Han confronts Kylo, and Kylo kills his father. Poe, who continues to be alive, is ready to destroy no matter weak spot is once more inexplicably constructed into the unhealthy man’s base. Kylo and Rey combat, and Rey provides Kylo an intense face scar within the duel. Rey follows the map to Luke’s location on the oceanic planet Ahch-To, the place she presents him together with his previous lightsaber.

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Episode VIII: The Final Jedi

34 ABY

Luke takes the lightsaber Rey handed him and tosses it over his shoulder. He now believes the Jedi ought to finish—a sentiment that launched 1000 nerdy Star Wars thinkpieces. At R2-D2’s urging, Luke reluctantly agrees to coach Rey. In the meantime, Rey begins Power speaking with Kylo and issues get, umm, steamy. Kylo tries to lure Rey with the promise of serving to her determine her parentage and together with his naked torso. Rey turns into satisfied Kylo might be redeemed and travels to the place Kylo is staying with the Sith Lord Snoke (Andy Serkis) .

In the meantime, the First Order now has the power to trace the Resistance via hyperspace. Kylo fires on Leia’s ship, however Leia survives utilizing the Power. Poe sends Finn and a mechanic named Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on a reasonably pointless mission to a on line casino planet. They’re captured and introduced onto the identical ship the place Rey is confronting Snoke. Snoke orders Kylo to kill Rey, however as an alternative Kylo kills Snoke. Rey hopes which means Kylo has grow to be good, however no cube: Kylo asks Rey to rule the galaxy with him. He provides a reasonably compelling “let the previous die” speech, which is able to enrage or delight you, relying on how bored or enraptured you’re by the cyclical Skywalker saga.

Kylo additionally reveals that Rey’s dad and mom are nobodies—however the viewers doesn’t purchase it as a result of that’s not how the Star Wars tales work, for higher or worse. Rey escapes. Luke tasks his Power Ghost onto the planet Crait the place the First Order has tracked the Resistance to distract Kylo whereas the remainder of the rebels escape. Luke, exhausted, dies.

Learn Extra: Why It’s Problematic The Rise of Skywalker Retconned The Last Jedi

Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

35 ABY

Emperor Palpatine is again! By some means…how precisely? Why did he create Snoke as an alternative of simply ruling the First Order himself? Unclear. Don’t give it some thought an excessive amount of.

Anyway, Palpatine by some means has a secret armada of Star Destroyers (mainly, 1000’s of Loss of life Stars, as a result of why not?). Kylo captures Chewie. In an try to save lots of the Wookie, Rey by chance destroys a First Order transport with Power lightning, which isn’t terrific as a result of Power Lightening is a Sith factor. You see the place that is going. Rey leads a mission to save lots of Chewie on Kylo’s Star Destroyer and finds out from Kylo that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter. Dun dun dun (once more). Kylo and Rey duel. Leia makes use of the Power to name to Kylo, and in that second Rey is ready to impale him. Rey senses that Leia, too, is dying and is overcome with guilt: She heals Kylo, which I assume is an influence she has now.

Luke’s Power Ghost provides Rey Leia’s lightsaber. In the meantime, Kylo chats with the ghost of Han Solo, throws his lightsaber into the ocean, and takes again the identify Ben Solo. Rey and Ben confront Palpatine whereas the Resistance fights Palpatine’s insanely massive fleet. Palpatine tries to empty Rey and Ben of their powers in order that he can rise once more as supreme ruler. Rey hears the voices of previous Jedi encouraging her and deflects Paplatine’s Power Lightning with Luke and Leia’s lightsabers. She kills Palpatine earlier than dying herself. Ben makes use of the Power to revive Rey, they usually kiss earlier than he dies. In principle, Rey might use the Power to resurrect Ben and die once more herself, however the entire death-and-resurrection cycle might go on for awhile. As an alternative Rey travels to Tatooine to bury Luke and Leia’s lightsabers and declare the identify Skywalker for herself.

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