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The Force Isn't Real In 'Star Wars'

The world of Star Wars fan theories covers a lot of ground. Observations range from dark implications of the Star Wars movies to deep analysis of the Jedi Council. If they watch the films enough, fans can find evidence to support some pretty extreme ideas. Sometimes the theories offer a fun connection to another universe or a new way to look at the films, but one theory from Redditor /u/mcsupercool threatens to destroy everything we know about the Star Wars universe.

The theory filters the films through the idea that history is written by the victors, and asks what it means if the Star Wars films are based on the Rebel Alliance's version of the story. From that perspective, the theory says it's possible the Force never existed, and it was made up after the fact to lionize the heroes of the Rebellion. This line of thinking opens a Pandora's box of questions. Are the Jedi real? Was Luke crazy for thinking he spoke to ghosts? And what does the Rebel Alliance actually get out of telling this story?

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