‘The Acolyte’ Fan Theory Suggests Aniseya’s Coven Is Just One of Many


Disney’s latest Star Wars project, The Acolyte, has been streaming on Disney+ since June 4, 2024. Despite controversies and review-bombing, the series remains one of the most talked-about shows, with fans actively discussing its characters and numerous theories.

The fifth episode, “Night,” continues to spark extensive online debates, providing a wealth of intriguing moments. While we have previously covered several aspects of this episode, this report will delve into a theory suggesting that the role of the Sith in The Acolyte might be more significant than initially anticipated.

Today’s theory comes from Erik Voss on the New Rockstars YouTube channel. In a video where he analyzes and breaks down the fifth episode of The Acolyte, Voss suggests that some hidden Easter Eggs we might have missed indicate that the Sith are far more powerful and cunning than they appear at this stage in the lore’s evolution.

Before we dive into the theory, it’s important to note that this is just a fan’s perspective. While it’s based on solid evidence and reasoning, it remains a theory and not an official part of the canon. That said, it’s an intriguing and entertaining idea, so let’s see what Voss has to say:

“Sol says: ‘Show your face.’ ‘And let you read my thoughts? No, no, no.’ Interesting, we were reminded of Magneto using a helmet to block out Professor X’s telepathy, a detail that was actually established for the live-action X-Men films but later adopted into comics cannon. This also suggests that Sol and other Jedi Masters of this era are capable of mind reading?”

The Acolyte, in episode 2? Does this kind of mind reading require intentionality and concentration that Sol wouldn’t waste on someone he just assumed was a smuggler? And the fact that the Sith is still worried about it, now… What more is he hiding from Sol?”

“I’m thinking that the process of invading minds like this, as mother Aniseya did to Torbin in Episode 3, requires some degree of eye contact and that this mask, in addition to its cortosis, has other properties to obfuscate Jedi perception.”

“I think this Sith, on Plagueis’ instruction, brought that coven to Brendok and helped advance their thread abilities, helped incarnate life of twins in Coral’s womb, on this planet with old Sith ruins, maybe from an ancient Jedi-Sith War, so that he could help set up these witches as patsies to cover up his coming massacre of the Jedi and to keep the Sith hidden.”

“In fact, the Sith may have all kinds of patsies set up all over the place, and that all those splinter orders that Ki-Adi-Mundi talked about in the last episode were really just coverup jobs by the Sith as they continue to stay hidden over the decades.”

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This theory certainly aligns with the cunning nature of the Sith! Voss presents compelling arguments, and while we can’t be certain if he’s correct, his ideas are definitely plausible.

The Sith operating from the shadows, fragmenting their presence, and quietly sabotaging peace fits perfectly with their modus operandi. At this point in the story, the Sith are far from gaining any significant power, so their covert actions make perfect sense.

Palpatine’s ascent to power in the Republic is still in the future, so at this time, the Sith were considered a myth, a group of radicals believed by the Jedi to be extinct. Given their current status, it makes sense for the Sith to keep their presence concealed.

This makes it intriguing to see how The Acolyte will handle this aspect and how the series will weave these narrative threads into the larger Star Wars lore. We’re eager to see how the upcoming episodes will unfold and will keep you updated on all developments.

What do you think of this theory? Does it make sense, or is it too optimistic? Let us know in the comments below!

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