The Rise of Skywalker is less than six months away and the tension is rising. With each passing month, the fervor surrounding the film grows as I begin to wonder more and more what the heck is going to happen. With a heavy hitter like Emperor Palpatine returning to reprise his role in this Skywalker saga finale the questions I am dying to have answered are flying around inside my brain like a miniature cyclone.
Why is Palpatine back? If The Last Jedi wasn’t the end to the topic of Rey’s parentage then who are her parents? Who is the title, The Rise of Skywalker, talking about? Will Kylo Ren be redeemed? On and on and on my thoughts are racing about this final movie and yet I know I won’t have a definitive answer until I’m walking out of that theater after having finally watched the film on December 20. But…being a Star Wars fan, there’s always the chance that one can, as Darth Sidious said, “discover the secret.” Maybe there’s a hidden clue lying about in Star Wars lore that contains the key to the entire Rise of Skywalker plot. And I think I may have found that key.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest Star Wars novels that have come out this year one was about Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi called Master and Apprentice.
While I haven’t read the novel yet it supposedly sheds a light on Qui-Gon’s obsession with the prophecies the Jedi wrote thousands of years ago. That explains why he was so quick to teach young Anakin Skywalker about the Force when he believed he was a part of the prophecy. But, previously, I had thought there was only one prophecy. Oh, how wrong I was. Turns out there were actually six! prophecies and I have them all right here.
Do these prophecies hold a key to The Rise of Skywalker? They very well could play a significant role in conveying The Rise of Skywalker‘s plot, especially considering that this novel conveniently came out this year. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. So, on that note, here are the six prophecies and my thoughts on what each one could mean.
She who will be born to darkness will give birth to darkness.
Okay, okay, okay. Looking back at the Skywalker saga there aren’t a lot of mothers which widdles this prophecy to three distinct characters.
Shmi Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Leia Organa. So, now that that’s been established which of one these women were born to darkness? When Shmi Skywalker was born the galaxy was in a relatively peaceful state, with the Sith supposedly eradicated from the universe, so she doesn’t count. Padme Amidala was also born in this age of the Republic meaning she doesn’t count either. Leia Organa, however, was born at the dawn of a dark age in the galaxy via the Empire and she, as the prophecy would entail, would give birth to darkness a.k.a Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
So, this first prophecy clearly focuses on Leia Organa/Skywalker and her son, Ben Solo.
When the kyber that is not kyber shines forth, the time of prophecy will be hand.
Okay. this prophecy still has me scratching my head. I mean, I just can’t seem to figure this one out. Kyber crystals are of course used to make a Jedi, or Sith’s, lightsaber. But it doesn’t exactly sound like the prophecy is speaking about a crystal. So what could it be talking about?
I find myself drawn to something Chirrut says in Rogue One that has always confused me but now may make more sense than ever before. As Jyn Erso walks away he says to her, “The strongest stars have hearts of kyber.” It’s a completely random comment that leaves Jyn (and me) a little bewildered. But what if that was an actual clue to the second prophecy?
What if the “kyber” is actually a planet? *gasp* Oh, I think I got it!
The Death Star!
It’s not kyber but it is filled with kyber crystals and once it shines forth the prophecy will be at hand. “It shines forth” of course representing when the Death Star uses its destructive power to destroy planets. Or, could this be referring StarKiller Base which sucks up stars to create its energy. What if these stars conveniently had kyber as a mineral?
Then the StarKiller Base, which is not of kyber, did shine forth in The Force Awakens and the prophecy (which could potentially involve Kylo Ren) could be at hand. Eh, I’m just throwing ideas out there.
When the righteous lose the light, evil once dead shall return.
This prophecy is super worrying for one reason; there’s only one person it’s clearly talking about.
Anakin Skywalker was one of the greatest Jedi Knights but he would end up falling to the darkness. The prophecy could be talking about him but I feel that it isn’t simply because of the last half of the prophecy; Evil once dead shall return.
When he turned to the dark side evil was very much alive through Darth Maul, Count Dooku, and, of course, Emperor Palpatine. So, as I said before, this prophecy could only be talking about one individual.
Think about it. Right now she is as righteous as they come but if she falls to the dark, as the prophecy foresees, evil once dead–that would be Darth Sidious–shall return. Oh crap.
One will ascend to the highest of the Jedi despite the foreboding of those who would serve with him.
This is another fairly easy prophecy to decipher, for it’s clearly referring to Anakin Skywalker. He would rise in the ranks of the Jedi at an unprecedented pace but many of his fellow Jedi would watch him with a wary eye, particularly Master Mace Windu.
Only through sacrifice of many Jedi will the Order cleanse the sin done to the nameless. The danger of the past is not past, but sleeps in an egg. When the egg cracks, it will threaten the galaxy entire. When the Force itself sickens, past and future must split and combine. A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored.
Omg. Okay, this is deep. So, let me take you through this sentence by sentence.
Only through sacrifice of many Jedi will the Order cleanse the sin done to the nameless. We all know that this sentence refers to the command that was given by Darth Sidious, Order 66, which wiped out nearly all of the Jedi.
The danger of the past is not past, but sleeps in an egg. Many thought that after the Empire was defeated peace would be restored but it wasn’t long before the “danger of the past” would return.
When the egg cracks, it will threaten the galaxy entire. The egg has cracked and now the First Order is sweeping the galaxy, bringing sorrow to billions across the universe.
When the Force itself sickens, past and future must split and combine. I may be off about this section of this prophecy but it seems that the Force has sickened, that’s why Luke Skywalker hid away and refused to return to the fight. And the fight between Rey and Kylo over Luke’s lightsaber, which represents the past and the future, was split but now it has been combined once more.
A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored. And the chosen one will be Anakin Skywalker returning from the dead to bring ultimate balance. So The Rise of Skywalker will most likely be about him.
He who learns to conquer death will through his greatest student live again.
When you read this you may immediately think of Qui-Gon Jinn since he was the first Jedi to conquer death and return as a Force ghost. But that doesn’t make sense because his greatest (and only) student was Obi-Wan Kenobi and the prophecy most likely isn’t about him.
So, it has to be talking about Luke Skywalker. He has conquered death, his greatest student has been Rey, and through her, he will live again. Just saying.
The Conclusion to my Theorizing
So, this is what I believe these prophecies will entail.
Kylo Ren will either remain evil or turn good. The prophecies aren’t exactly clearing that up but he will play a major role in this massive story.
Rey is going to turn evil and then Palpatine will return. 😧
Luke Skywalker, through Rey, will come back to save the galaxy.
And Anakin Skywalker will return to fight Palpatine in the ultimate battle and will restore balance to the Force, hence The Rise of Skywalker.
Of course, everything I just wrote could be a bunch of bolognas but if LucasFilm is indeed providing us a clue to this Skywalker saga finale laced throughout these prophecies I think I may have figured it out. 😁
What do you think about this theory? Did you get a different theory while reading the prophecies? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.