Fans Worried That ‘The Acolyte’ Episode 3 Breaks Canon: “It became about Iesbian witches producing children with the Force”


‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ recently released its third episode, and that it is controversial would be an understatement of the year. In a flashback episode, viewers discover events on the planet Brendok 16 years before the main storyline takes place. It showcases a secretive coven of witches hiding from the Jedi and the Republic, akin to the Nightsisters of Dathomir, they have a unique Force abilities distinct from the Jedi and Sith.

Osha and Mae, the only children on Brendok, are strongly hinted at being born from the Force’s power. Mother Aniseya’s conversation with Mother Koril implies their unusual conception, hinting she may have played a role in their creation. Echoing a line from ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,’ she notably states, “There is no father,” mirroring the phrase used to describe Anakin Skywalker as the Chosen One.

Mother Koril allegedly carried the twins physically while Mother Aniseya created them through some unusual means most likely by manipulating the force, or directing force until the life manifested.

Fans took insult since the whole episode kind of nods in the direction that Anakin is nothing special and that the force created not one, but two chosen ones 100 years before the events of ‘The Phantom Menace.’

There’s a distinctive difference however in this scenario, since Anakin was created through the will of the force without an outside manipulation of the force. The twins Osha and Mae were created through external manipulation of the force and hence cannot be considered chosen ones.

Mother Aniseya also hints at this, when she claims that the Jedi order would most likely kill the twins once they learn how they were created, implying that some serious dark side force-using played a part in their conception. Star Wars lore is certainly not strange to these kinds of experiments.

Still, the episode was ridiculed.

Did ‘The Acolyte’ break the canon? It’s too early to tell, we have to wait until we see the rest of the episode and find out how truly Osha and Mae were created. But presenting something so scandalous was always bound to draw ridicule and criticism.

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