Never thought I’d see the day when Star Wars would pull a J.K. Rowling and retcon random aspects of the trilogy to save the franchise from mediocracy. And to think, this could all have being avoided had they just respected the source material, the creator and the fans. You hate to see them like this.
Of course, this isn’t the first time they’ve retconned this trilogy (like how Finn was meant to have a bigger role but the tossed his character aside) but these one are funny as hell to me. So far here are two random changes the peeps behind the Star Wars have made that will have you either laughing or saddened by them. The first one being that Rey and Kylo’s kiss wasn’t romantic. According to ScreenRant:
The novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker confirms the kiss between Rey and Ben Solo wasn’t intended as romantic. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brought the sequel trilogy to a conclusion, ending the character arcs of both Rey and Kylo Ren.
The Rise of Skywalker revealed they are both part of a Force Dyad, something very uncommon in the Star Wars galaxy. This occurs when two powerful Force-users are connected on a mystical level, their power bleeding into one another. The bond was presumably deepened when Kylo Ren attempted to penetrate Rey’s mind in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and has been growing as each became stronger in the Force.
If that doesn’t sound like an asspull to you, then I don’t know what is anymore. I mean come on, really? Maybe I’m missing something here? Maybe, there is some remnants of the Force that actually does that to force wielders, and I’m just wrong here. Who knows? Please feel free to correct me. I’m aware of what the Force can do, but I’ve never heard this before.
The other one that I found hilarious was that Palpatine return is explained via clone or something. According to Digital Spy:
In the movie, all we really had to explain Palpatine’s comeback was that the Dark Side is a “pathway to many abilities some would consider unnatural”.
Thankfully, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Expanded Edition), written by Rae Carson, has revealed just how the evil Sith Lord returned, confirming a common fan theory that the Palpatine we’re seeing was a clone. Not just any clone, but a failed clone of Rey’s father.
Listen! This is getting kinda sad now. They need to just accept their loses and just keep it moving. Frankly nobody actually cares anymore. It’s amazing how the took a money printing giant like Star Wars and ran it straight to the ground, almost ruining a legacy! Anyways, let me know your thoughts on all of this, do you even care at this point?