16 Fan Theories About The Jedi Gents In 'Star Wars' That Make Us Say Holy-Wan Kenobi

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Vote up the most plausible theories.

The Star Wars universe is expanding, with underrated and new characters coming forth to delight fans, as well as older characters making appearances to help fill in gaps that the movies left behind. Among these characters are a few famous Jedi, with one familiar face getting his own TV show.

The Kenobi TV show has led fans to renew their interest in the male Jedi of the Star Wars franchise. Below are a few fan theories about these force-wielding gents that actually make a lot of sense - vote up your favorites!


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    Yoda And Grogu Are Part Of a Species That Are Naturally Force-Sensitive

    Yoda And Grogu Are Part Of a Species That Are Naturally Force-Sensitive
    Photo: The Mandalorian / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/geekboy89:

     I think it's possible that Yoda's entire species is Force sensitive. First, the only three known of the species [prior to The Mandalorian] were Jedi masters Yoda, Yaddle, and Vandar Tokare [in Legends]. All three were extremely powerful in the Force but is could be due to their long life span giving them lots of time for study.

    [Additionally], this wouldn't have been the first Force species in the Star Wars universe.  The Sith [in Legends were] a species of red skin humanoids that lived on Korriban and were Force sensitives. 

    It also would explain why Yoda would keep the name of his species and the location of his home planet a secret. If the Sith or a Jedi that had turned to the dark side knew about the planet, they could go and turn some of Yoda species to the dark side which would be a super bad thing.

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    Yoda's Speech Pattern Reflects The Place And Time He Was Born

    Yoda's Speech Pattern Reflects The Place And Time He Was Born
    Photo: Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/PhantomRoyce:

    In Star Wars: The Clone Wars we meet Huyang, possibly one of the oldest functioning droids we’ve seen because according to him he’s got a record of every lightsaber and every Jedi who made it. He speaks to the Wookie Padawan, Gungi, and says “Rare you are to the Jedi, proud your people must be”. The exact same speech pattern as Yoda. Now, these are two of the oldest characters in canon who just happen to have similar speech mannerisms. This is what leads me to believe Yoda’s speech pattern is basically the same as speaking to some with a fast 1920’s mid-Atlantic accent, [it's just what was normal at the time].

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    Obi-Wan Showed Off His Force-Healing Prowess After The Tusken Raider Attack

    Obi-Wan Showed Off His Force-Healing Prowess After The Tusken Raider Attack
    Photo: Star Wars: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/The_MrE:

    Was watching Episode IV and noticed something interesting. In games like Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi have the ability to heals, but I didn’t think this was ever shown in the movies [later confirmed to be canon in The Rise of Skywalker]. However, Obi-wan checks Luke’s pulse after the sand people knock him out. Once Obi-wan determines Luke is alive, he puts his hands on Luke’s temples and moments later Luke returns to consciousness. Does anyone think that action was mere movie timing, or perhaps meant to subtly show a light side user’s healing powers?

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi Placed Luke On Tatooine To Exploit Vader's Weakness

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Placed Luke On Tatooine To Exploit Vader's Weakness
    Photo: Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/CuddlePirate420:

    I see this topic discussed a lot, but always in the "Obi-Wan was stupid" direction. They say he was an idiot for hiding him on Vader's homeworld. Some even going so far as to call it a plot hole.

    But it wasn't dumb, it was brilliant. Despite having the resources of the entire Empire at his disposal, Vader is a very hands on guy. He personally enters the Tantive IV to look for Leia and the stolen plans. He personally hunts down Obi-Wan on the Death Star. He personally leads an attack against the rebels during the Battle of Yavin. He personally enters Hoth base to find the rebels. Personally captures Han Solo on Bespin.

    Personally tortures them and oversees Han being frozen. He personally travels to Endor to capture Luke and personally delivers him to the Emperor. But, the one time he didn't take a hands on approach was when they thought the stolen plans were on Tatooine. He stayed on his ship. Vader was terrified of Tatooine and Obi Wan knew it. He knew Vader would never ever set foot on Tatooine. It might have been the most brilliant thing he had ever done in his life. Especially seeing as how it worked perfectly.

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    Plo Koon Survived Order 66

    Plo Koon Survived Order 66
    Photo: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/gunjeecigarbeer:

    First off we know that Plo Koon was killed during Order 66 right? Wrong! We know his ship was shot down but we never had a confirmation of his death. The clones shooting at him were soldiers he had fought alongside for 3 years in the Clone Wars. Plo also was a phenomenal pilot and the lego model of his spaceship has an eject button.

    Second, we know that Plo Koon was the Jedi who brought Ahsoka Tano into the Jedi order and was her mentor for years. Were he to make a cameo it would be huge for the upcoming series.

    Third, Dave Filoni is a huge fan of Plo Koon and he has stated in an interview that he does not believe Plo is dead. Who is Dave Filoni you ask? The director of the Clone Wars series and [a producer of the upcoming Ahsoka series].

    Finally, Plo Koon is one of the only canon Jedi who do not speak to Rey in Episode 9! Of all the voice actors who make an appearance in episode 9 Plo Koon's voice actor James Taylor is not one of them (I went back and listened 4 times to confirm).

    To summarize this whole thing we know that Plo is a member of the Baran Do order, a force-sensitive order of Kel Dor who survived Order 66 due to their small size. Plo Koon likely ejected from his ship, fled to his home planet, and has remained with the Baran Do order until his appearance in the Ahsoka Tano series in 2022.

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    Mace Windu's Saber Was Purple Due To His Use Of Vaapad

    Mace Windu's Saber Was Purple Due To His Use Of Vaapad
    Photo: Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/Efficient_Media5795:

    Mace actually enjoyed fighting especially lightsaber combat and would revel in the challenge and besting of other Jedi in sparring. Yoda, believing this would lead Windu to close to the dark side, chose to train him in Form VII lightsaber combat, Windu developed Form VII into his own fighting style called Vaapad. Vaapad could draw on the dark side within either the user or opponent to increase the strength of the user.

    Yoda saw that Mace now could channel that dark side energy into a more positive aspect and Mace became widely regarded as the best swordsman of the Jedi order (it's debatable that Anakin was a better swordsman but they were undoubtably the best two) this shows us that:

    1. Mace Windu did have to use the dark side and channel it through his lightsaber and

    2. He used his lightsaber very often.

    Here is my theory: Mace Windu originally had a blue saber and as he used Vaapad more and more his channeling of the darkside through his saber and crystal ended up bleeding the crystal purple. This could explain why purple blades were so rare because you had to use the dark side to bleed it while not actually falling to the dark side.