15 Fan Theories About Female Jedi That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense

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Vote up your favorite theories about the female Jedi in 'Star Wars.'

Media and film tend to glorify male achievements more than their female counterparts. The Star Wars franchise is not exempt from this, with the male Jedi pushed to the forefront and the female Jedi left in the back - nameless to those who haven't done thorough research. Luckily, this trend seems to be changing due to Rey's influence over the franchise, as well as the introduction of Ahsoka Tano and the promise of a TV show in her name. 

However, those are still likely the only two female Jedi names you can think of. Well, there are many other female Jedi who are massively powerful and have a huge impact on the world of Star Wars - more than you'd realize (for both the light and dark side of the Force). 

Below, fans are sharing their theories for these influential female Jedi and some of them actually make a lot of sense. Vote up the ones you agree with!


  • Luminara Unduli Survived Order 66 Because Of Wookies
    Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/tiddiesouut4jesus:

    I do not believe Luminara by herself would have been able to defend herself from Order 66. She was flanked on all sides, and yes, although she is probably one of the more nimble and agile Jedi, I do not think she would be able to survive the battle by herself. 

    In my opinion, the most likely scenario is that although she was surrounded by clone troopers, she was also surrounded by an even more overwhelming amount of Wookie warriors. I think that it is EITHER that Luminara was able to react to the initial order quickly enough to defend herself from the clones immediately around her, which alerted the Wookies, who then turned to protect Luminara. OR that Luminara was unaware of the danger, and was saved when the Wookies were alerted by seeing the clones aim their weapons at Luminara, then intervening to rescue her. 

  • Barriss Offee Worked For The Emperor After Ahsoka Tano's Trial
    Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/Musketeer00:

    We don't know what happened to her after The Clone Wars and Palpatine wouldn't let such a useful tool as a fallen Jedi apprentice go to waste. She could very well be the 1st Emperor's Hand like Mara Jade [from Legends]. I'd say Inquisitor, but I don't believe Vader wouldn't kill her on sight [due to her past relationship with Ahsoka]. 

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    Rey's Accent Comes From Holotapes Found In The Imperial Ship Graveyard On Jakku

    Rey's Accent Comes From Holotapes Found In The Imperial Ship Graveyard On Jakku
    Photo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/RabidFlamingo:

    Rey keeps Daisy Ridley's British accent, but most of the characters we see with that accent come from Imperial or First Order worlds, or they're working with those two militaries. They certainly don't come from backwater planets in the Outer Rim, away from Imperial influence, like Jakku. 

    So why does Rey talk like that? Well, here's my theory...

    One of Jakku's claims to fame is that it's a graveyard for all the Imperial ships that crashed there during the Battle of Jakku, where the Empire made its last stand. There are a few Republic ships on the surface, but the vast majority we see are TIE fighters, AT walkers, and Star Destroyers, which we see Rey harvest.

    It's not unlikely that a ship like that contains holotapes, computer programs, and other bits of audio and video. Rey is a resourceful mechanic who can get them working. It's likely she listened to and interacted with these machines, using them to boost her vocabulary. Doing this with Imperial droids she found, or other droids in Jakku, would also be how she could understand BB-8 once they met.

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    Ahsoka Should've Killed Barriss Offee To Save Her From The Dark Side

    Ahsoka Should've Killed Barriss Offee To Save Her From The Dark Side
    Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/swqanda:

    After Barriss is mind-controlled by Geonosian brainworms she begs Ahsoka to kill her during a moment of clarity. Later, Ahsoka asks Anakin if what she did was right, and he mentions that [sometimes] attachments need to be let go. 

    Ostensibly, since she did save the trooper's lives and that of Barriss, it feels like it was the right choice, but given the greater context of Anakin's fall as well as the epigraph of the episode being, "attachment is not compassion," I actually think this might've been the catalyst that caused Barriss to fall to the dark side and, further, her plea to Ahsoka in that moment of clarity was because she knew this and knew the carnage she'd cause because of it. 

    It would make these episodes - as well as later ones and the greater context of Anakin's fall due to his inability to let go - make sense. Essentially, therefore the overarching message in all of this is that Ahsoka did the wrong thing by not killing her friend. 

  • Ahsoka Tano Inspired Chirrut Imwe To Study The Force
    Photo: The Mandalorian / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/cs342:

    So we all know the famous catch phrase uttered by Chirrut Imwe during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it always struck me as odd that he would say it because:

    1. He never received any Jedi training

    2. The Force and the Jedi had basically been whitewashed from history by the Empire. 

    So, it makes sense that the only way Chirrut would know about the Force, let alone trust it, would be through actually seeing it in action. I believe the Jedi who convinced Chirrut that the Force was real was Ahsoka Tano. 

    We have further evidence of this in the last season of The Clone Wars, when we see Ahsoka recite the exact same mantra while being hunted during Order 66. Then during Star Wars: Rebels, we learn that Ahsoka has been secretly working with the Rebels behind the scenes, going by the name of Fulcrum. 

    This means that she could have had contact with important rebels such as Saw Gerra (who she had already met during the Clone Wars). Saw Gerrera lived on Jedha during the Imperial era, and guess who else was born on the same planet? Chirrut Imwe. 

    My guess is that Ahsoka was conducting a secret Rebel mission involving Saw, and during her time on Jedha, she ran into Chirrut. He wouldn't have been blind then, and could have witnessed Ahsoka's abilities in action and maybe, sensing the good in Chirrut, she would've left him with some parting words - "You are one with the Force, and the Force is with you."

    Later when he goes blind, he remembers this phrase and how Ahsoka was able to use the Force to react to things even without seeing them. 

  • Ahsoka Became A Jedi Again
    Photo: The Mandalorian / Lucasfilm

    From Redditor u/evilzombiesnoman:

    By the time we see Ahsoka in The Mandalorian and hear her voice in TROS, she's once again a Jedi, or at least considers herself one again after formely walking away from the Jedi Order. 

    Evidence:

    When Din asks her to train Grogu, she could easily say, "No, I'm not a Jedi," so why go through the trouble of testing Grogu to see if he could be trained if she isn't a Jedi? What if Grogu showed no attachment and was fit to be trained? Would she train the child just in the ways of the Force, but not the Jedi? Seems unlikely. 

    In TROS, we hear Ahsoka's voice with all of the other Jedi that speak to Rey. Many fans bashed JJ for not knowing canon and including Ahsoka with the other Jedi when, [to our knowledge so far], she isn't one anymore. However, Filoni directed the Mandalorian episode - her characterization wasn't an oversight and the episode is even called 'The Jedi." At the very least, Filoni/Ahsoka were completely fine with Din and the casual audience thinking Ahsoka was a Jedi.