Anakin Skywalker is again – and he has some fascinating new powers. In Ahsoka episode 5, the Chosen One returned to guide his former Padawan Ahsoka Tano via some severe classes, culminating in Snips regaining her spirit (symbolized by a brand new, white outfit).
For the primary time within the saga, we see Anakin bounce seamlessly from gentle to darkish and again once more, and he additionally appears very a lot at dwelling within the mystical World Between Worlds. What’s up with these new talents, then, Skyguy?
It is a thriller for now, however one fan has a really convincing concept tied to some deep mythology from the Clone Wars.
Anakin’s new Pressure powers concept defined
To get into the speculation, we first want to elucidate Mortis. You may learn a full run down in our World Between Worlds explainer (linked above), however we’ll offer you an abridged model right here. In The Clone Wars, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi find yourself in a wierd, supernatural realm named Mortis. There, they meet three Pressure gods: the Father, the Son, and the Daughter. The Son is aligned with the darkish aspect, whereas the Daughter is aligned with the sunshine aspect, and the Father is the stability between them each.
The Father needs Anakin to take his place – since Anakin is the Chosen One, in any case. Anakin, although, refuses and leaves, and because the ship departs, the Imperial March performs ominously within the background. This is not truly the top of the story, although, with the trio ending up again on Mortis within the subsequent episode. The journey in the end leaves the three gods useless, however they present up once more on a mural in Star Wars Rebels on the entrance to the World Between Worlds. Fascinating stuff.
So, what does this need to do with Ahsoka? Nicely, one fan speculates that Anakin has turn out to be the Father in any case.
After first explaining that they suppose the Anakin we see within the episode is “loosely as we as soon as knew him,” consumer lexE5839 writes: “Nevertheless I imagine he has ascended and turn out to be the Father. His skill to alter between the sunshine and darkish sides at will, have a full tangible physique within the World Between Worlds, and even summon Ahsoka to simulations of bodily environments from the previous battles that they had collectively would point out he has great energy. That is purely my very own head canon however I imagine Anakin did save Ahsoka from dying, possibly as a result of he selected to, but when he’s actually the Father it was seemingly the need of the Pressure.”
The Redditor calls Anakin a “true grasp,” ready to make use of each the sunshine and the darkish aspect in an unprecedented manner for Star Wars. “The Father appeared to have an unparalleled grasp of the need of the Pressure, and his youngsters had been the stability between good and evil,” lexE5839 continues. “I might prefer to suppose that within the eyes of the Pressure Anakin served his future by destroying each the Jedi and the Sith, then permitting each to rebuild. His fall as Vader and his later redemption demonstrated he was not totally gentle or darkish. Because the Father, Anakin would comply with the need of the Pressure and guarantee stability within the universe, guiding those that want it to their destinies.”
The Redditor thinks this “could be a touching and becoming future for the Chosen One, and would stop tampering along with his sacrifice as Vader,” and believes “he has transcended right into a being that retains the stability of the Pressure that he created.”
We’ve to confess, it’s a particularly convincing concept. It will make numerous sense for Anakin to nonetheless have a big future forward of him even after demise: he was prophesied to carry stability to the Pressure, and what higher manner to try this than turn out to be the embodiment of the stability itself?
It is unclear if we’ll be taught extra about Anakin’s new powers in Ahsoka or not, although a clue does recommend that we’ll be seeing the Chosen One once more. For extra on Skyguy’s return, learn our ideas on why Ahsoka episode 5 reveals the final word evolution of Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker.
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