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15 Major Fan Theories About Minor 'Star Wars' Characters

Updated February 11, 2021 1.2k votes 199 voters 14.4k views16 items

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The Star Wars franchise is home to an expansive palette of characters that often get overlooked because of one pesky family's galaxy-spanning drama. Sure, the Skywalkers are super important to the balance of the Force and that jazz, but sometimes your mind will wander to those secondary characters that, frankly, get passed over and forgotten about. This is a collection of pretty major fan theories about minor characters in the Star Wars films. 

Vote up the fan theories that make the most sense!

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    The Armorer Was A Follower Of Maul When He Ruled Mandalore

    Photo: The Mandalorian / Disney+

    From Redditor u/swiftstart:

    I had a pretty crazy thought. So, The Armorer's most notable feature is her golden horned helmet.

    During The Clone Wars Darth Maul and Pre Vizsla, leader of Death Watch, team up to take over Mandalore, get revenge on Kenobi and give Dooku the middle finger while their at it.Both totally plan on killing the other once they have Mandalore.After taking over Mandalore, Vizsla and Maul have a bit of a disagreement on leadership policies and this results in an honor fight to the death- the winner rules Mandalore.Maul wins. I mean come on, he’s a Sith Lord.

    Death Watch, the traditionalist Mandalorian extremist group splits in half and is torn between those who think a Mandalorian should be in charge of Mandalore, and those who either just like being evil or fully recognize Mauls win as the honorable passing of power and that they are duty bound to serve Maul.

    The ones who side with Maul repaint their armor red and some of them even add horns to their helmets bc aesthetic. Which brings me back to The Armorer. She has a red breastplate and a horned helmet and obviously is extremely rule abiding / honorable; even against logic.

    Today I realized she was a Maul follower.

    Where it gets even crazier/more tragic is with that one Mandalorian who’s a jerk to Din when he brings in all the beskar. That guys helmet is painted with the original blue of Death Watch, and he is voiced by Jon Favreau, who voices Pre Vizsla. Making him a representative of Vizsla loyal Death Watch.

    Things have gotten so bad for Mandalorians that wildly opposing political factions now work together and respect each other in order to survive.

    And like dang her whole backstory is told just by her helmet that’s just so freaking cool.

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    Hondo Ohnaka Is The Reason Obi-Wan Kept His Last Name On Tatooine

    Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Cartoon Network

    From Redditor u/timpest420:

    What if the reason Obi-Wan still uses the distinguishable Kenobi last name when undercover as Ben, is because one day Hondo sees Ben from across a quiet cantina and yells out "KENOBI!"  This resulting in everyone looking in his direction, cementing his last name as Kenobi to those on Tatooine.

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    Duchess Satine Had A Child... With Obi-Wan

    Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Cartoon Network

    From Redditor u/AngelfishIsAwesome:

    I kind of feel like it would explain how bitter Satine was about him leaving her. If her planet was just recovering from civil war, it might have been against her best interest to admit she was pregnant by a Jedi. Especially with the history between Mandalore and the Jedi Order. So hiding it from her people and Obi-Wan isn't too far fetched. She would have wanted to secure her planet but also be unable to part with their child. So, Satine crediting the baby to another family member and keeping the information from Obi-Wan isn't far-fetched.

    If that is the case, the decision could have been out of spite for his "desertion" or as a means to protect him from further attachments - this is the part of the story I'd love to see Filoni fill in for us. Either way, raising a baby alone is really hard, even if for the best reasons, and would explain her disdain for him when they first meet again.

    And, I know some believe that being a father would tarnish his character but I don't agree. Sex was not against the order, just attachments and Obi-Wan sacrificed his attachment to Satine by staying with the order. I think this twist adds an extra "what-if" to the mountain of poor choices forced onto this character.

    And from Redditor u/CYNIC_Torgon:

    Korkie's not Bo Katan's Kid, She wouldn't let her kid be a pacifist like Satine. and We're never told about another sibling. His hair is styled like Obi-Wan's (initially anyway, He does later get a trim in Season 5, I think), and while he's got Satine's general face shape, that is a Kenobi Chin if I've ever seen one. They all have very similar eyes(though that might be artistic license). He's actually kinda got the whole Kenobi triangle as his nose was changed for his Season 5 appearance, Less Slender like Satine's and a little wider... like Obi-Wan's.

    This is one of those theories I just really want an answer to. Either give us a comic or story where we see Korkie's real parents or give us a story where we learn he's Obi-Wan and Satine's Kid.

    Let's get fanfic-y real quick: Kenobi series, 2021. Obi-Wan is in his hut on Tatooine, maybe he's talking with Qui-Gon, when he senses something familiar, Someone familiar. He steps outside to see a young man, in Mandalorian armor, carrying the mark of clan Kryze. it's Korkie, and he explains to Obi-Wan who he is (because I don't think they ever actually met. ISN'T THAT CONVENIENT, DAVE AND GEORGE!?)...

    My idea is fanfic-y nonsense, but I do think the Kenobi series would be a good place to answer the Korkie Question, if Korkie is Satine and Obi-Wan's son. If not then some quick reference to his parents would be fine when they tell the story about Obi-Wan and Satine's time as protector and protectee.

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    Whatever Happened To Commander Cody?

    Photo: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/PiesDerp:

    I think Commander Cody became an instructor at an Imperial training academy for two reasons.

    In the Rebels episode "Stealth Strike", Rex is captured by the Empire, and when they find out he was a clone, they offer him to return to service and become an instructor at a training academy. This offering, I believe, is due to Rex's high rank and experience, and since Cody has a higher rank and roughly equal amount of experience from the war, perhaps he was also offered a place.

    In the old Expanded Universe, Cody became an instructor to human stormtroopers on Kamino, and since recently Lucasfilm has been recanonizing some things (ie. Thrawn) it is possible this could also be the case with Cody.

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