Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Popular Fan Theories

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Popular Fan Theories

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 3. The Gray Jedi

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The term Gray Jedi is typically used to describe a Force user who walked the line between the light and the dark without falling to the dark side. It can also refer to a Jedi who operated outside the Jedi Code and distanced themselves from the Jedi High Council. However, true Gray Jedi typically met both qualifications and did not belong to any particular Force tradition.  The Voss Mystics, Imperial Knights, and the Jensaarai are typically described as members of the Gray Jedi. Some Jedi believed Qui-Gon Jinn to be a Gray Jedi based on his disagreements with the High Council as well.

In the Heir to the Empire story line, Luke Skywalker formed the New Jedi Order after the Great Jedi Purge and subsequent fall of the Galactic Empire. Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke in a vision and charges him with restoring the Jedi. It is here Obi-Wan calms a distressed Luke by saying, “Not the last of the old Jedi, Luke. The first of the new.” In the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke says all he know is “it’s time for the Jedi to end.” Perhaps Luke knows the ways of the old Jedi cannot resolve the current state of the galaxy, and the new Jedi must walk the line between the light and the dark? Many fans will point out that Skywalker had a tendency to wear a darker ensemble than most, citing the all black he wore in Return of the Jedi. The color of Luke’s attire is symbolic of his journey through the Force and his willingness to walk the line between light and dark. Could we finally see the Gray Jedi fold into the cinematic universe?

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