A Theory Suggests ‘The Acolyte’ Will Eliminate at Least 5 More Jedi


Disney’s new Star Wars project, The Acolyte, premiered on Disney+ on June 4, 2024, and is still ongoing. Prior to the premiere, many were concerned, but critics have been generally satisfied, while fans are divided, with some enjoying the show and others disliking it. The Acolyte has stirred controversy in the Star Wars community due to several moments that break canon, which is a significant issue. In this article, we will discuss a theory suggesting that The Acolyte will kill off more Jedi, making the series particularly infamous regarding the fate of the Jedi.

This theory, proposed by our colleagues at ScreenRant, presents a reasonable and grim outlook, so we decided to delve deeper into it.

The theory revolves around the upcoming battle between the gathered Jedi and the Sith Lord known as The Master, which is expected to be the highlight of the next episode. This moment is set to be both intriguing and promising. Let’s take a look at what our good friends from ScreenRant have to say about the fate of the Jedi:

The Acolyte episode 5 promises to feature some major lightsaber combat, though it will likely see the Jedi brutally outmatched despite having greater numbers against his powerful new Sith. Keeping that in mind, viewers should certainly expect to see multiple Jedi deaths in the near future. Following Kelnacca’s murder, there’s no way that all of these Jedi will survive. It’s a safe bet that at least five Jedi Knights will meet their end in the next episode; those who were just introduced in The Acolyte episode 4 and have yet to be named (or were only named in the credits).

The killing of multiple Jedi at once will certainly be a testament to the power of this new dark side user who will likely be revealed as a genuine Dark Lord of the Sith in future episodes of The Acolyte. That said, one can imagine that Osha will survive, having been thrown to the side while the Sith faced the team of Jedi. Likewise, it’s also safer to assume that Master Sol, Jedi Knight Yord Fandar, and Padawan Jecki Lon will all survive to continue the Star Wars show’s ongoing narrative. However, The Acolyte could certainly throw in some major plot twists by having one of these leading Jedi characters meet the wrong end of a red lightsaber.”

Source: ScreenRant

This theory seems quite sound and logical. It’s not that we want to see Jedi killed off in the series, but it’s highly unlikely that all of them will survive. The theory suggests that the supporting characters—particularly those who haven’t been named yet—will be used to demonstrate The Master’s formidable power and the significant threat he poses to the Jedi.

From a narrative standpoint, this approach makes sense, even though it’s a grim story. Killing off major characters after their development wouldn’t make sense, but it’s necessary to show that the enemy is genuinely dangerous. This is why supporting characters are used, and although the number of Jedi will decrease, it will ultimately serve a narrative purpose.

Of course, this is just a theory. While we find it logical and compelling, we’ll have to wait and see what happens in the upcoming episode. Stay tuned for all the updates!

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