Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.
But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.
(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)
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The Imminent Showdowns
Captain Phasma charged Finn, her spear held low in preparation for his first attack. She had been patiently waiting to enact her revenge on the traitorous stormtrooper and now the moment had arrived.
As she threw all her weight against him and their weapons clashed she smiled. He was simply no match for her and he would learn this fact the hard way.
Rose knew Finn was in trouble as soon as the chrome trooper charged him. Being a woman, she understood what a deep and fierce anger from a furious woman looked like. This stormtrooper, whoever she was, hated Finn and nothing Finn could do would be able to stop her…unless Rose joined the fight.
Much to her surprise, Finn was handling himself surprisingly well against the trooper’s onslaught, blocking and evading her attacks with relative ease, and delivering several attacks of his own. Rose could see that the trooper was becoming frustrated, her assault upon Finn becoming more and more aggressive. Rose needed to do something, and quick.
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Power of the Darkness
Kylo Ren knew something was wrong as he, Rey, and Luke ran through the city. It was as if the city had been abandoned, for the Nameless were nowhere to be seen. The silence was almost deafening as they passed by the black spires that ominously reached toward the sky.
Luke could feel the disturbance as well but it was an odd feeling. It wasn’t the cold touch of the dark side but rather a subtle tingling in his spine that somehow felt more dangerous. There was something strange at work here.
Rey did not notice the warning signs in the Force because she didn’t care. To know that Snoke was responsible for her parents’ death left her roiling with strong emotions she needed to abate before they consumed her. All she wanted was to see Snoke die.
They entered the final spire that stood at the end of the walkway gazing down at them like a dark giant. Within the building, their pace slightly slowed. Each of their sabers ignited, painting the dark hallways in a brilliance of colors.
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Through the Galaxy
Captain Phasma stood in her quarters gazing at the galaxy before her, a hidden smile beneath the chrome helmet she was wearing. Everything was falling into place. While she would’ve preferred not asking the bounty hunter for aid in finding the Resistance she did and now the Resistance would be destroyed by her hand, not Hux’s.
At this very moment, a First Order fleet was being sent to the planet where Luke Skywalker resided while she was leading another assault on the Resistance hiding throughout the galaxy.
Supreme Leader Snoke would soon learn that the First Order’s success wasn’t through Hux’s “brilliance” but hers. She was the true mastermind orchestrating the First Order’s countless victories and one day everyone in the galaxy would tremble just at the mention of her name.
Her smile widened. She liked the thought of that.
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An Audience With Snoke
A First Order command shuttle dips beneath the hemisphere of the planet, Laa’dar; a remote orb filled with black mountains and acidic amber streams that cascaded in waterfalls down to bubbling lakes that collected on the mountains’ ledges. The sky, to match the dark landscape, was the color of soot, causing the sun to look like a hazy orb of brightness in the sky.
Obsidian spires jutted from these mountains five to ten thousand feet into the air, making a most impressive sight. At the peak of one such spire was a landing strip. This is where the shuttle landed.
Two eight-foot tall individuals–one man and one woman–clothed in black robes approached the shuttle as its ramp lowered to the ground with a hiss. From out of the smoke a man in black robes appears. It is Snoke’s most loyal subject; Kylo Ren.
The two individuals approach Kylo Ren.
“Snoke is expecting you,” they say in unison.
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