Bait & Wait: A Premise for Finn’s Backstory to be Revealed in The Rise of Skywalker

– written by HanSpinel, TheMandalorianWolf, Conn8d, and robotical712

In the next series of articles, we will be exploring Finn’s story in the Sequel Trilogy and how it may play out in The Rise of Skywalker. We believe a “Bait and Wait” technique  (opposed to the “bait and switch”) is being used for Finn’s backstory similar to Rey’s delayed parentage reveal, and also Kylo Ren’s true backstory (i.e., the fall of Ben Solo)….

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“Predictable” Is Not A Four-Letter Word

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Well, looks like it’s that time again. That’s right: it’s time to talk about our good friend, Subverted Expectations™.

(WARNING: Game of Thrones spoilers below the jump)

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Announcing Our New Podcast: The ShadowCast

You’ve read our articles and analyses, now you can listen to us too on our newly launched Shadow Cast.

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Fear is the Past to the Dark Side: Skywalker Family Allegories in The Last Jedi

– by HanSpinel

Many have used the visual parallels between Rey and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi as suggestion to a romantic connection. However, I suggest a more thematic and resonating connection of family and fear of the past is being presented, particularly when including Luke Skywalker’s perspective….

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A Rey Skywalker Origin Story as told by John Williams & Kylo Ren

– by HanSpinel

Here, I present a thematic analysis to highlight that Rey’s musical motif is a note-for-note reverse composition of “Anakin’s theme.” In contrast, Kylo Ren’s musical motif is inspired by “Anakin’s Dark Deeds.” I argue this as foreshadowing to Kylo Ren attempting to “finish what [Vader] started,” whereas Rey’s reversal of Anakin’s fall suggests her ultimate narrative arc is to “Rise” and reverse the original sin of the Skywalker father, Anakin….

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The Rise of Skywalker: Is there a Bigger Threat than Palpatine?

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Written by robotical712

Palpatine is the focus of the fandom right now, but there are hints there is something much worse than the Emperor waiting in the shadows.

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Why “The Rise of Skywalker” Doesn’t Refer to a New Order of Force Users

written by HypersonicHarpist

Honoring Episode VIII…and Episode VII

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