Star Wars Theory: There Were Always Two “Chosen Ones”


What if Star Wars always had two Chosen Ones? Ever since The Phantom Menace, it’s been a mostly accepted part of lore that Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One, a prophecized savior who was supposed to bring balance to the Force, something the Jedi believed meant destroying the Sith. While Anakin fell to the Dark Side, his eventual redemption did lead to the end of the Sith, seemingly confirming him as the Chosen One and fulfilling the prophecy.

However, that wasn’t the end of the Chosen One in Star Wars. Prior to The Last Jedi’s release, it was revealed that Luke believed Ben Solo to be the new Chosen One. Now, with Emperor Palpatine set to return in Episode IX, it means the Sith aren’t really done after all, so the Chosen One prophecy could still be open. Does that mean Anakin wasn’t the Chosen One? Not quite.

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