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How Rogue One Might Connect To Force Awakens

Drem86 theorizes as to how Star Wars: The Force Awakens could connect with the upcoming A Star Wars Story stand alone movie  Star Wars: Rogue One. In my Force Awakens easter eggs roundup, I mentioned Rey’s salvaged Rebel X-wing pilot flight helmet, which according to the Visual Dictionary, once belonged to Captain Dosmit Raeh of the Trierfon Yellow Aces. Dream has a theory on how this helmet might not only connect the two films but also maybe provide clues to Rey’s heritage:

Also confirmed, Dosmit is female. 2)Luke spent time in the Rogue Squadron, and there was a Battle of Jakku, which marks a good meeting place for two X-wing pilots about to embark on a torrid romance. 3) It would make sense that Mads Mikkelson would play an early verison of Lor San Tekka ( whether he goes by a different name in Rogue One, and Tekka is a name derived from the Church of the Force he oversees is yet to be known). Mikkelson is from Denmark and Sydow from Sweden, which is not far off. 4)If Felicity Jones has her British accent in trailers, we will have an answer for Rey’s. It is possible Dosmit raised Rey away from Luke on Jakku as a way to protect her from the Force, which frightens her. 5) The decision to make Rogue One before fan favorite ideas like a Boba Fett or Han Solo prequel with guaranteed appeal. Based off most theories, Episode VIII will have to be a movie filled with flashbacks describing generations of kenobi/skywalker and sith lineages along with force mind wipes and ass hole parents abandoning their child. 6)This would also give some more insight into why Lor San Tekka and the map are one Jakku. Tekka could have traveled to Jakku looking for a possession he knew Dosmit to once have. You can’t deny the Felicity Jones/Daisy Ridley resemblance.

I have been saying for a long time that we’ll probably see Max Von Sydow’s character Lor San Tekka as a younger man in Rogue One, so this much I agree with. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has said the film will not have feature any Jedi, the first for a Star Wars film. So I think this rules out the us seeing a Luke / Dosmit romance in Rogue One, but it doesn’t rule out the possibility that Rey might be the daughter of a character in Rogue One, or that we might get more clues about her backstory via Lor San Tekka’s appearance.

Snoke / Darth Vader Comparison

Snoke / Darth Vader Comparison

Seventhonmars shares the above comparison photo that shows Supreme Leader Snoke side by side with an old Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi. While the comparison is not a theory of any kind, and I don’t think Snoke is somehow Anakin Skywalker, I thought the image was still worth sharing.

 

Yuuzhan Vong

Snoke Is A Yuuzhan Vong

ModernMrDarcy on Reddit theorizes that Supreme Leader Snoke is not Darth Plagueis, but a Yuuzhan Vong. The Yuuzhan Vong are described as “tall, muscular, and humanlike, but his face and body were horribly scarred and disfigured. He had no hair, and his nose was practically missing” with grey skin tony, which certainly sounds like an apt description.

The other strong point is that the leader of the Yuuzhan Vong is called the Supreme Overlord, or alternately, the Supreme One. Both Hux and (I think) Kylo are eager to refer to Snoke as ‘Supreme Leader Snoke’ which fits nicely with the semantics of the Yuuzhan Vong’s strictly regimented caste system. There are a host of other, less convincing points that I want to address, the first being that the Yuuzhan Vong use almost exclusively organic technology. One of my favorite fan theories refers to the fact that the Yuuzhan Vong are capable of turning planets into organic instruments of war. While the old canon (now de-canonized) only had these planets churning out troops, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to me to wonder if the Starkiller base could have been helped along with some Yuuzhan Vong technology. Think about the differences between Starkiller and the Death Star. Starkiller represents a modification of an existing planet, a marriage of Yuuzhan Vong and old imperial technology. The other notable point about their organic technology is that it is oftentimes better than the mechanical version. I noticed that the hologram that Snoke uses to communicate a) only works in that weird water-chamber (possible because they had to grow technology in order to communicate with him?) and b) is a lot clearer than the holograms that BB-8 was using. Possibly this is because the rebels had a terrible time of getting solid hologram tech, but similarly possibly it’s because they were using different technologies.

The big problem with this theory is that Yuuzhan Vong were from the expanded universe and are no longer considered canon. That said, a bunch of stuff from the expanded universe (i.e. “Legends”) has already been reinstated through mentions in the canonized books. Its not that people, places and things from the Legends books didn’t happen, they just did or didn’t happen until something is provided in canon to confirm or refute it.

The theory could explain how Luke didn’t sense the presence of another Sith Lord in the galaxy corrupting one of his trainees as “the Yuuzhan Vong are unaffected by normal force sensation and also most force attacks.” Of course, I’m of the mind that JJ Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Kathleen Kennedy did not do a deep dive into the Star Wars expanded universe when developing the big bad for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But who knows, anything is certainly possible.

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