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SPECULATION What if "Skywalker" isn't a person?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SegNerd, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. SegNerd

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    Since the title "The Rise of Skywalker" was first announced, we have all been wondering who that title refers to. But I was thinking, is it possible that that isn't the right question? In Episodes 1-8, none of the titles contain any character names. Is it possible TROS doesn't either?

    For example, maybe instead of the Third Republic, they declare The Republic of Skywalker, as a way of honoring the family that brought them here. Or maybe a Skywalker is a new kind of Jedi, with a new academy to establish a new order. It could also be a space ship, a space station, or a newly discovered planet - lots of things could potentially be named after the Skywalker family!

    This is pure speculation, but it would fit nicely with the "rise of" something.
     
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    The perception of the name Skywalker isn’t all beloved across the galaxy. In the novel ‘Bloodline,’ Leia hid her lineage in public (until she was later outed). With that outing, now the public knows of 2 Skywalkers that have betrayed the Republic. That’s why I don’t see the name Skywalker ever used in a macro sense.
     
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    I like the idea of s legacy of the Skywalkers and how the name could be used post-family, and become a symbol. There is a touch of this in TLJ with the Canto Bight kids role playing and telling the story of the legendary Luke Skywalker (ironic since Luke was trying to avoid being a legend).
     
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    I wonder if it just means Luke Skywalker as a force ghost has more godlike powers than any other force ghost. And Luke's spirit could be a part of the movie
     
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    @Jedi77-83 Thank you for your input. I did consider the fact that the Skywalker legacy is not entirely positive, but it really isn't that unusual for things to be named after famous people, even if the people themselves were not so great - for example, Columbus Day or Paterno Library.

    And regarding the "Unoriginal" vote, I am sorry that I have not kept up with all of the other discussions on this board. This is partly because there are so many conversations, and partly because I am deliberately trying to avoid spoilers.
     
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    It could be something Like Mason, Weaver, Thatcher or Baker... All names that at one point denoted the person or family's occupation.
     
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    Why would they do that ?

    Anakin was a murderer
    Ben Solo is a murderer
    Luke created Kylo Ren
    Palps is still alive ?

    Why would they reward that family which is obviously a curse of decades of galactic wars.

    They bringed nothing good to the galaxy.
     
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    I think the title refers to the story of Luke's ultimate sacrifice inspiring the galaxy to challenge The First Order/Palpatine one last time.
     
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    I think the same but in fact, he sacrificed himself for nothing and nothing changed before and after he died.

    I mean this is the story which is told on screen. Luke bought time for the resistance to escape but it was a deadend and if suddenly Rey didn't levitate the whole mountain ( ... ) they would have been trapped and killed.

    And in fact, the situation is absolutely the same before and after Luke died so he didn't bring anything in the last movie considering he's the very reason the galaxy felt again in darkness.

    Moreover and it's concerning me a lot, Luke bringed nothing to the saga. The galaxy is in the exact same situation when he appeared in the story and when he left ( dark forces ruling things ) ...

    So when Rey will fullfill the prophecy at the end of IX ( because she will ), the question : Why did they tell us that story ? Anakin did nothing and Luke did nothing too. And it will make sense.

    At a large scale, this saga now makes sense if it's not the Skywalkers story but the Palpatine's one.

    Objectively.
     
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    Oh, okay.
     
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    I still think "The Rise Of Skywalker" refers to Ben Solo. He will be the one who rises.

    "Skywalker lives! As long as he does... [Kylo Ren gets back on his feet] Hope lives in the galaxy." - Snoke

    On the one hand this quote would back up my guess, but it also implies another meaning: Skywalker = symbol of hope <> The Rise Of Skywalker = The Rise Of Hope
     
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