ByIsaac Gunson, writer at Creators.co
Just an ordinary teenager with an extra-ordinary Star Wars obsession
Isaac Gunson

Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, I know how ridiculous it is.

BUT!

Is it possible that the original(ish) Jedi has taken the late Emperor's advice and become a poster boy for the Imperials? Let's take a look at the evidence.

Piece of Evidence #1: Chrome Troopers

Mal and Kaylee think the new armor's "Shiny."
Mal and Kaylee think the new armor's "Shiny."

Remember the joy you felt when Lando Calrissian piloted the Millennium Falcon out of the brand new, though glitchy, iPhone 6 Plus? I mean, uh, the Death Star? Han Solo sure does! And so do any Imperial survivors, as few as they may be.

You see, the Empire suffered an overwhelming and embarrasin defeat at Endor in 4 ABY. Darth Vader was now dead AND had converted back to the Light Side of the Force, the Emperor was dead, their Super Star Destroyer was gone and so too was the Death Star! Barely a single TIE fighter would have made it out. So how, then, is it possible that these Chrome-, I mean, Clone-, I mean, Stormtroopers are on a mission? I mean, there are no people of power left that are allied with the Sith, riiiiight???

Piece of Evidence #2 - Kylo Ren's new lightsaber

And no, it's not as ridiculous as it seems.
And no, it's not as ridiculous as it seems.

This lightsaber is pretty much a longsword, and those two mini sabers are pretty much it's hilt. But, as the typical Twitter user would say, "Omg mini sabers useless lightsaber useless f***ing ruined Star Wars @JJAbrams @BobIger @Disney."*

What that translates to is, "Why would you add those mini sabers on the side? Wouldn't they be cut off? They're pretty pointless..."

Allow me to explain.

Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Okay, so pretty basic. Kylo Ren is fighting a blue-lightsaber-wielding person. With his Longsaber.

Figure 2.
Figure 2.

The blue saber runs right down Kylo's blade, and arrives at the hilt. This is where it gets interesting, kid!

Figure 3.
Figure 3.

That little yellow thing is what's generating the blade. As you can see, the two mini sabers are actually part of the long saber that we're accustomed to. "Okay," I hear you think. "You still haven't explained why it's not pointless."

Figure 4.
Figure 4.

Even when they cut into the little case around the mini sabers, their lightsaber is still going to meet Kylo's blade. Meaning that the only thing that is actually pointless is the top half of the mini saber's case. BOOM.

So clearly, this lightsaber has actually been manufactured to protect one's hands, rather than aesthetics. Which brings us to the next point...

Piece of Evidence #3 - The Business of Losing One's Hand.

It runs in the Skywalker family.
It runs in the Skywalker family.

For two generations now, Skywalkers have been losing their right hands to their opponents: Anakin to Dooku, Luke to Anakin, and now?

Why would Kylo Ren make modification to his lightsaber without being instructed to by someone, presumably his Master? And why would a Sith Master decide to give Kylo the instruction to do this? I mean, only two notable people in history have lost their hands in a lightsaber duel, and they were both on the Light Side at the time, members of which Kylo considers impudent scum. Most people lose much more, which is what you need to worry about....

Unless...

What if Kylo's master is Luke Skywalker? After the events at Endor, he's the only notable person left in the galaxy with extraordinarily strong connections to the Force AND the Sith, and having presumably founded the New Republic, gives him even more sway over the events that transpire in a galaxy far, far away and more resources to, for instance, build a lightsaber with. And he's pretty much the only living person in the galaxy who knows what it's like to lose a hand, which is what Kylo is explicitly protecting against...

*That might have gone over 140 characters...

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