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

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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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Kylo Ren’s Fate in Episode IX

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Written by robotical712, speaking for myself only.

Kylo Ren is perhaps the franchise’s most divisive character. Some see him as a victim of his identity and the circumstances of his childhood. For those who see him that way, he’s a misguided and a lonely individual who is only missing love and understanding. To others he’s megalomaniacal monster who has refused every chance at redemption and must be put down. Unsurprisingly, speculation and opinions over what his fate will be in IX also vary the most of all of the characters. From an unrepentant death to atonement and forgiveness, little can stoke emotions like the debate over where his character is headed.

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How the Vader 2017 Finale Connects with the 2015 Series

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The 25th and final issue of the Vader 2017 series dropped yesterday and it capped off a series featuring Vader’s early rise in dramatic fashion. Yet the finale is really just a new chapter that ends in the events of the 2015 comic run. SPOILERS

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Lucasfilm, Plans and the Creative Process – Part 2

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Written by Robotical712

In the second part of this series, I analyze how LFL plans out its story while maximizing the freedom of its individual creators.

Part 1

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The Future of Star Wars: IX and Beyond


With IX in production, focus has shifted to the final installment in the Skywalker Saga. Many, if not most, expect that it will bring a close to the Skywalker storyline and the franchise will explore entirely new directions. However, a look at where we are and where we’ve come from suggests a surprising direction for the franchise.

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Why Reylo Just Doesn’t Work in Star Wars: Episode IX

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In the first article, we discussed how The Force Awakens portrayed Rey and Kylo’s relationship and how it differed from stories that use the ‘enemies to lovers’ trope in key ways. Now, we show why romantic Reylo is incompatible with the story going into Episode IX.

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