STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE's Latest Episode Drops A Revelation That May Link The Series To Anakin Skywalker

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE's Latest Episode Drops A Revelation That May Link The Series To Anakin Skywalker

Today's episode of The Acolyte includes a shocking revelation about Mae and Osha's birth and, based on what we learn in "Destiny," it may well have consequences that extend into the franchise's future...

By JoshWilding - Jun 12, 2024 05:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: SFFGazette.com

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While we now have good reason to believe The Acolyte's Mae and Osha are a Force Dyad, today's episode - titled "Destiny" - drops a major revelation about how they were conceived. 

In a flashback to their childhood, it's revealed that the twins are part of a coven of witches who have mastered the Force. They use it in a way that's slightly reminiscent of Dathomir's witches, but also in a manner that seems wholly unique to them. 

While the women in the coven are clearly powerful, their abilities extend well beyond simply using the Force. 

During a discussion about Osha's desire to join the Jedi Order, we learn that the twins have no father. Instead, they were conceived through the Force; however, while Mother Koril carried them, Mother Aniseya points out that she "created" them. 

To that, Koril responds, "And what happens if the Jedi discover how you created them?"

There's clearly something more to their birth than meets the eye. We'd imagine that will be addressed in a future episode of The Acolyte, though we'd be remiss not to point out this isn't the first time we've seen a child powerful in the Force who was immaculately conceived without a father. 

In The Phantom Menace, Shmi Skywalker says of her son Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn, "There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened."

Some believe the midichlorians themselves created Anakin, though various pieces of tie-in material (some canon, some not) have suggested Darth Plagueis or Darth Sidious made the boy in an effort to have a powerful Dark Side user they could control. 

Heck, an early draft of Revenge of the Sith written by George Lucas even had Palpatine directly tell Anakin, "I used the power of the Force to will the midichlorians to start the cell divisions that created you."

Based on what we see in The Acolyte, it's safe to say Aniseya must have tapped into a very dark power to create the girls, suggesting someone or something did the same to will Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader, into existence. 

If Mae and Osha were born of the Dark Side, it may also explain why The Master takes such great interest in the former. Another compelling theory is that Mae learns this skill and passes it down to her future Padawan, Plageuis! 

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

The first three episodes are now streaming on Disney+.

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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 5:39 PM
So Anakin was a lesbian....what George Lucas mea by this?
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 6/12/2024, 6:17 PM
@Malatrova15 - Great minds think alike!
They're gonna finally explain Anakin's "virgin birth"!

We know he was conceived by the force, and we now know the force is female AND a lesbian space vampire.

STAR WARS: EPISODE X - Lesbian Space Vampires Bumping Tacos!

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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 6:20 PM
@Feralwookiee - i loking forward to die soon in a no descriptive boring way
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Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 6/12/2024, 6:37 PM
@Malatrova15 - Maybe lesbian space vampires could drain you of your force essence then yeet you down a hole.
Sounds pretty sweet, huh?
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 6:44 PM
@Feralwookiee - im thinking veterinarian nembutal
Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/12/2024, 6:46 PM
@Feralwookiee - TAKE MY MONEY!!!
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 6/12/2024, 6:55 PM
@Malatrova15 - Is that before or after the lesbian space vampires?
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/13/2024, 4:42 PM
@Malatrova15 - don't ever change 😂
mountainman
mountainman - 6/12/2024, 5:40 PM
Quite a different response to this episode than I’ve seen from most other outlets. And, to stay ahead of the claim that it’s just the online -ist and -phobe raid bait YouTubers, Forbes also said it’s one of the worst things Star Wars has ever produced.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2024/06/11/the-acolyte-episode-3-review-the-worst-star-wars-episode-ever-made/

mountainman
mountainman - 6/12/2024, 5:41 PM
@mountainman - rage bait obviously.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 5:51 PM
@mountainman - haven't seen it yet, but rarely do I expect things to be good tbh. It's way too difficult to create a film/show to expect everything to be good. I don't feel like people understand how difficult it is.

However, I believe everything should be given a chance. That also seems to be at odds with a lot of views here.

Either way, all we can do is continue to hope for things to come out great and provide a bit of understanding and empathy when they don't.
mountainman
mountainman - 6/12/2024, 6:17 PM
@Itwasme - I don’t have a personal opinion as I haven’t watched the show. I haven’t said it’s bad, just shared things I have heard.

I don’t dispute that some people are not enjoying it. I’ve seen comments here and elsewhere indicating that. But the trend (and not just amongst the “haters” on YouTube and socials) isn’t a positive one. Mainly commented to call out Josh, not looking to argue with anyone that enjoys the show.

Although I would think folks that like current Star Wars would be concerned that it seems that it’s turning off a lot of the fan base. That doesn’t bode well for future shows and movies being green lit.

Anyone that knows a thing about business or marketing knows that you should produce products your customers want and like. Shrinking customer bases are bad for business.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 6/12/2024, 6:24 PM
@mountainman - This episode essentially boils down to "No, u"?
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This makes "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil" sound like Shakespeare in comparison.

I can only enjoy the perverse feeling of schadenfreude as I have actually lived long enough to see all of my childhood favorites completely destroyed. What a world! 🤣

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Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 6:26 PM
@mountainman - Star Wars fans have hated on Star Wars content since the release of Empire Strikes Back. Nothing new there.

What it typically takes is the future generation that saw it as kids to turn around and adopt it. Look at the prequels. The next generation will adopt the new films and shows just as much and the cycle will continue. That's the circle of life as a Star Wars fan.
mountainman
mountainman - 6/12/2024, 6:30 PM
@Itwasme - That is true to an extent. I was 17 when TPM came out and hated it. I still don’t really like the prequels, although I’ve come to appreciate some moments.

Let’s see if that cycle really continues for this generation. I think kids have a lot more entertainment to choose from these days so Star Wars isn’t as much of a default as it used to be.
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 6/12/2024, 8:10 PM
@Itwasme - "The next generation will adopt the new films and shows just as much and the cycle will continue. That's the circle of life as a Star Wars fan."

I am going to disagree. Because Star Wars is losing steam. It is not the can-do-no-wrong juggernaut that it once was. With gen z and their limited attention span, a studio today has to put out something really good and compelling to keep the juggernaut moving. Disney Star Wars (with the exception of R1, some Mando and Andor), has failed miserably in getting general audiences hyped up about a new, updated SW universe. The last trilogy was a mess. BTW, the MCU is in the same boat.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 8:40 PM
@GeneralZod - people said the same thing when the prequels came out. I was happy to keep supporting them just because it was Star Wars, but people were saying the exact same thing. Attack of the Clones BO was down significantly and though Revenge of the Sith did better (it was the best of the 3 in many's opinion) it still didn't come close to Episode 1.

History often repeat itself, but it rhymes - Mark Twain
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 8:41 PM
@GeneralZod - *doesn't often repeat itself...
ComicBandit
ComicBandit - 6/13/2024, 12:48 AM
@Itwasme - Episode 1 was a little weak. 2 wasn't bad. 3 was certainly interesting and I have my suspicions about what happened at the end, which isn't much of a leap for anyone when you see it.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/13/2024, 2:24 AM
@ComicBandit - I think overall it's very likeable. Not great, but likeable. I was hoping for some better world building since it's a different era, but have come to realize it's Star Wars and the universe isn't going to be that different. There's not equivalent to horse drawn buggies in space- though an interesting thing to do. But overall it's likeable.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/13/2024, 4:45 PM
@Feralwookiee - can you tell me how to post memes and gifs here? Been here for years but every time I've tried it just posts a link. Sorry I'm dumb.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 6/13/2024, 5:25 PM
@McMurdo - You just paste the link, but delete the "s" from https: and it should work.

Links from giphy and tumblr are a pain in the ass though and sometimes don't work.
Good luck!
Apophis71
Apophis71 - 6/13/2024, 5:38 PM
@McMurdo - Links to images that end with dot jpeg are more likely to work than others and avoid anything like pinterest as never gotten any to work from there...

...key thing of is when you get the image/gif you want up, to increase chances it will work, right click and select open image in new tab and use THAT link as the one for a page it is embedded in oft won't (or if available the share image/copy gif link url tends to be fine more oft than not).
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McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/14/2024, 3:59 AM
@Feralwookiee - thank you my friend!
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/14/2024, 4:01 AM
@Apophis71 - I appreciate this!!
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 5:44 PM
Everyone else: "so they made anakin less important and special to prop up their self insert characters? Wtf?"

Josh: "wow. They linked the twins to anakin. This must've been what led anakin to blowing up the death star"
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 6/12/2024, 5:59 PM
@Origame - they didn’t make Anakin less important. One is unnatural way. And the other is the force conceiving Anakin’s a means to bring balance. Hell, Palaptine even admits that Plagueis may have created Anakin.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 6:06 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - 1) Palpatine lied. Plagueis didn't create anakin. He tried and failed to create life, and the force reacted to the perverse use of the dark side he did by creating anakin to destroy the sith.

2) nothing about the episode suggests this was unnatural for the twins. In fact, it's treated as how the witches reproduce. You know, cuz no men.

3) the entire point of anakin having an immaculate conception is to be a parallel to, you know, Jesus. How many people in the Bible other than Jesus were immaculate conceptions? None. Why? Because it's how we know from the beginning he was special. Same applies to anakin.
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 6/12/2024, 6:14 PM
@Origame - palaptine didn’t lie. He never had too. He spoke half truths. And even George played with the idea.

2. And no, this isn’t how the witches reproduced. They talked about in the episode. It was the first children in decades. I’d imagine they are women who are force users and didn’t want to become Jedi. So they formed a cult.

3. And again, the dark side was trying to force the prophecy to occur. However the force superstar the offspring into two. Preventing their tampering. OSHA is one half. Mae is the other. One is the light side and the other is the dark side. They are a false chosen one.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 6:22 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - 1) but there's no half truth. Plagueis didn't make anakin. At all.

2) ...and what do you think the intention was considering they're a cult of women isolated from the rest of society?

3) no they weren't. Why would the dark side want to create the chosen one, who's destiny is to bring balance to the force (which as described by Lucas is to cut off the unnatural dark side)
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 6:36 PM
@Origame - why does Anakin have to be that special to begin with? I always took it as a moment in time in this vast universe.

Vader was bad so it seems fair to compare him to dictators who committed genocide. We had a Hitler, but also a Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin and so on... and that's just recent history within the last 100 years of our time and within the same stretch between this show and the movies.

I understand people growing up with this and feeling emotional, but wouldn't it make for much better stories to have multiple characters on Vaders level? The same... but different. Wouldn't a rich a diverse SW landscape be better for us fans?
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 6/12/2024, 6:52 PM
@Origame -

Palaptine never lied to Anakin. He said that Plagueis knew how to do all this. However he never cared about creating life, nor did he ever want to save others. He only wanted to keep himself alive and immortal. You can tell that from his words. How much more importance he cared about being immortal and resurrecting himself. Which he’d eventually accomplish. Surpassing his master in that sense.

2. Again, the episode stated that this was the first time they ever did this. Which is why the girls were special. They were a cult of witches that were made up of other races. But Mae and osha were the first children in decades since they began hiding.

3. Because the sith were outnumbered. 2 to ten thousand. Or more. If a chosen was born, it would work in their favor. Look what happened with Anakin. In 20 years, he and empire eliminated all but maybe a couple hundred Jedi. If that. They wanted the same thing. The chosen one is a prophecy that both celebrated.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 6:58 PM
@Itwasme - he has to be important...because he's literally the chosen one. He's space Jesus. He's the one who destroyed the sith, ending a conflict that started thousands of years prior.

But most importantly, because that's what George lucas wanted. You see, this is the problem people have with disney star wars. No respect for the 6 original films and what they did. That's all fans want from these shows and movie. Respect for what came before. But disney star wars refuses to do this.

And we've gotten vader level characters in the extended universe. Darth revan, darth bane, darth traya. The point of all these, though, is that none of them take away from vader. Why do we need characters to literally have his backstory to be vader level?
TheLight
TheLight - 6/12/2024, 7:04 PM
@Itwasme - "why does Anakin have to be that special to begin with?"


Because Anakin was the first of his kind, something new. A miraculous event. A literally child of the Force meant to balance it and unify it. The Acolyte has undone this and has now made Anakin a PLAN B.



"I understand people growing up with this and feeling emotional, but wouldn't it make for much better stories to have multiple characters on Vaders level? The same... but different. Wouldn't a rich a diverse SW landscape be better for us fans?"

Playing the role of mediator I see😂. This kind of thinking would be good if this was an original idea, not one that is being recycled and revamped for a modern audience just for the sake of the SAKE.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 7:05 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - 1) yes he did. He said plagueis could create life. He never created life. And dude, he objectively did try. He did care because he wanted a strong force user to be a more powerful sith.

2) and again, why would they try this? Come on dude, it's clear the point is a way of them reproducing so their lesbian witch cult won't just die off.

3) wtf does this have to do with the witches? That's what we were talking about in this point. If it's not for reproduction, why do it?
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 6/12/2024, 7:13 PM
@Origame - 1. Those books aren’t canon. Only that of the movie. What Palaptine said was never disproven.

3. And we don’t know how long that they have been hiding there. The twins were a miracle. So this was a new thing. If this was normal. Where are the here kids? They talk about this. They are the only children there. This is what wins osha over by Sol to join the Jedi. That they could be around other children their age.

This was their first attempt. Since it was successful they would try this again. So whatever knowledge they gained was newly discovered. Someone taught it to them or helped them.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 7:14 PM
@Origame - Luke was the one destined to be space Jesus right? But in the end it was really his love for his father.

I never took it as Anakin or Luke were actually the key component, it was their relationship and faith for each other. An important and valuable lesson - and what I would say is Lucas's real point.

IGN has an article today about his this epidlsode continues another important and valuable lesson "do you fight against what you hate or fight for what you love?"

https://www.ign.com/articles/star-wars-the-acolyte-episode-3-the-last-jedi-theme

That's a great topic to explore and is a totally different angle than what came in the first 6 movies.
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 6/12/2024, 7:15 PM
@TheLight - this was a dark side attempt to create the creat the chosen one. It didn’t work. It was flawed. The girls were one being. But forced into 2 by the Force. They tried to speed up the prophecy but it didn’t work the way they wanted.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 7:17 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - 1) the fact Palpatine was clearly implying anakin was the child he created is the proof.

3) so...exactly what I've been telling you. This had nothing to do with creating a new chosen one and had everything to do with reproduction. And my point is this just being a method of reproduction is a lame reason to remove the importance of anakin.
Origame
Origame - 6/12/2024, 7:25 PM
@Itwasme - no he wasn't. Anakin was. Hence why anakin was the one to throw Palpatine off the ledge, thereby destroying the sith (and by extension bringing balance to the force).

Well fine, you didn't take it that way. But lucas did. He even said, watching the story in order, you see it's the story of anakin. And you can say Luke helped. And he certainly did. But the prophecy called for a chosen ONE. ONE who will bring balance to the force and destroy the sith. And both done by anakin, not Luke. Luke destroyed no sith.

And...ok? I don't care what ign said if it has nothing to do with undermining what lucas intended. And if you want to explore that, great. But why do you need the immaculate conception to do this? Can't they just be kids in this cult? Can't there be some other way to cause conflict than to disrespect the intentions of lucas?
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