THE ACOLYTE's Latest Episode May Have Confirmed A Long-Standing Theory About Anakin Skywalker's Birth

THE ACOLYTE's Latest Episode May Have Confirmed A Long-Standing Theory About Anakin Skywalker's Birth

The latest episode of The Acolyte includes a massive revelation about how Mae and Osha were conceived, and it potentially confirms a long-held theory about Anakin Skywalker's birth. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Jun 12, 2024 02:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

While we now have good reason to believe The Acolyte's Mae and Osha are a Force Dyad, today's episode - titled "Destiny" - drops a major revelation about how they were conceived. 

In a flashback to their childhood, it's revealed that the twins are part of a coven of witches who have mastered the Force. They use it in a way that's slightly reminiscent of Dathomir's witches, but also in a manner that seems wholly unique to them. 

While the women in the coven are clearly powerful, their abilities extend well beyond simply using the Force. 

During a discussion about Osha's desire to join the Jedi Order, we learn that the twins have no father. Instead, they were conceived through the Force; however, while Mother Koril carried them, Mother Aniseya points out that she "created" them. 

To that, Koril responds, "And what happens if the Jedi discover how you created them?"

There's clearly something more to their birth than meets the eye. We'd imagine that will be addressed in a future episode of The Acolyte, though we'd be remiss not to point out this isn't the first time we've seen a child powerful in the Force who was immaculately conceived without a father. 

In The Phantom Menace, Shmi Skywalker says of her son Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn, "There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened."

Some believe the midichlorians themselves created Anakin, though various pieces of tie-in material (some canon, some not) have suggested Darth Plagueis or Darth Sidious made the boy in an effort to have a powerful Dark Side user they could control. 

Heck, an early draft of Revenge of the Sith written by George Lucas even had Palpatine directly tell Anakin, "I used the power of the Force to will the midichlorians to start the cell divisions that created you."

Based on what we see in The Acolyte, it's safe to say Aniseya must have tapped into a very dark power to create the girls, suggesting someone or something did the same to will Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader, into existence. 

If Mae and Osha were born of the Dark Side, it may also explain why The Master takes such great interest in the former. Another compelling theory is that Mae learns this skill and passes it down to her future Padawan, Plageuis! 

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

The first three episodes are now streaming on Disney+.

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