Fan theory: Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren and Rey are the new incarnations of The Mortis Father, Son and Daughter. And Supreme Leader Snoke knows it.
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Ever since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, they have declared what is cannon and what is not. Star Wars The Clone Wars cartoon is official cannon. One of its best story arcs was the Mortis one. In this story, after following a 2,000 years old distress signal, Anakin, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan encounter a monolith floating in space. It ended-up being a gateway to the planet Mortis (which exists outside the material world). This planet was home to three humanoid creatures known as “The Ones.” They were The Father, The Son, and The Daughter and were extremely powerful force users. They were also the embodiment of the force. The light side (The Daughter), the dark side (The Son) and the balance between the two of them (The Father).
Mortis is suspected to be the origin point of the force itself. This allowed the father to maintain the balance in the force with ease. But the Father, Daughter and Son were neither Jedi nor Sith. They had powers beyond any other known force user, and they were ancient. The father was looking for the chosen one, Anakin, to take his place. While the Son was trying to use him to escape Mortis and return to the galaxy. At the end of the story arc (spoiler warning) all three members of the family ended up dead.
How is this important to Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi? Keep reading to find out.
Supreme Leader Snoke is clearly ancient. He seems to be gaining more and more power as time passes. He even seems to be regenerating. Snoke, just like the Mortis father, might have knowledge of prophecies that neither Jedi nor Sith ever had. He might have remained dormant until the time came that all three new incarnations of “The Ones” were reborn. As an ancient force user, he would have an advantage in controlling a younger version of the Mortis family.
Supreme Leader Snoke controls the First Order and is hell bent on controlling the galaxy. But he doesn’t seem to be Sith. He doesn’t go by Darth Snoke. His “apprentice” goes by Kylo Ren (Originally Ben Solo) and not Darth Kylo or Darth Ren. Furthermore, he doesn’t limit himself to one apprentice. He wants both Rey and Kylo under his wing. He sees the force beyond the limitations established by Sith and Jedi, and that might be what he needs to win the galactic conflict. What if Kylo Ren is the new embodiment of the Dark side, and Rey the Light side of the force? Think about it, they both have “raw, untamed power” (Luke’s own words), and we truly don’t know their limits. They might be as powerful as the original Son and Daughter. If Snoke gets to control them both, he would be able to tip the balance of the force in his favor, in ways not even Palpatine could’ve imagined.
Something that points even more in this direction is the fact that Anakin Skywalker was a manifestation of the Force itself. Does this mean Rey is too? (That’s a discussion for another time). He was supposed to be the one, referred in an ancient prophecy as “The Chosen One.” But he never truly brought balance to the Force, not really. Also, remember, Yoda said in Revenge of the Sith that the prophesy might have been misinterpreted. So the Skywalkers would still have the cosmic duty to bring balance to the force. That responsibility resides now in Luke, and maybe this is what he was looking for all these years while he was away: his role in the big scheme of things, and his role in the force beyond the Jedi or Sith (after all, he did fail in bringing the Jedi order back). Could this be the reason why the movie is called The Last Jedi? Could Luke be getting ready to go beyond two doctrines of Jedi and Sith and embrace his true position in the Force as “The Father” and balance the light and dark side? If this were true, Luke would have to defeat Snoke and maybe even take both Rey and Kylo to Mortis (or a similar place) to finally fulfill the chosen one’s prophesy and bring balance to the force.
One more bit of information to think about. Anakin, the chosen one, the one that was supposed to replace The Mortis Father, ended up having a daughter and a son too. Was this a coincidence? Was the idea of a family balancing the force introduced in the Star Wars lore since the beginning and we didn’t even notice it? Or was the Mortis arc a reversed engineering idea based on the existing lore?
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