ROGUE ONE SPOILERS: Rant & theories on Galen and Bodhi’s relationship
Ok, so during the film I was completely intrigued by Galen and Bodhi’s relationship. First of all, it was completely unexpected. like, COMPLETELY. UNEXPECTED. The only relationship or connection i expected Galen to have with the rebels was with his daughter. turns out he had a strong relationship with Bodhi. I mean, his last words are “This is for you, Galen”, anyways.
Imo, Galen was like a mentor to Bodhi. Not just that but Bodhi clearly admired him. Galen told him it was never too late to change, and encouraged him to go with what was in his heart. Galen saw the good in him. And, For all we know, Galen could have even been a father figure for Bodhi.
(not to say that Galen deserves all the credit for Bodhi going with the rebels, but he definitely gave him a lil encouragement/ push in the right direction).
Plus, seeing as Cassian and Jyn both lost their parents around the same age, it wouldn’t be surprising if Bodhi had as well. Cassian started fighting when he was 6, so Bodhi could have also, which could have lead him to Galen early on.
Galen must’ve really trust Bodhi, you don’t give that kind of message to anyone. And that kind of message could have gotten them both killed if someone found out and snitched. That sort of trust isn’t just something you build overnight. Delivering that message was hard as hell, and i doubt that Bodhi would have gone through all that if he didn’t care about Galen, or was doing it for the hell of it.
Going deeper, Galen was taken from his only child, so if Bodhi did come to him at a young age, Galen could’ve felt the need to raise him, and take care of him. They could’ve even been dependent on each other.
I seriously can’t wait till i can rewatch the movie, i’m just here praying that there’s gifsets and post of the Galen and Bodhi posted soon.
this isn’t fair bc i was expecting to have feels over Cassian/Bodhi, not Galen/Bodhi smh this film really does smash every expectation lol. I’m just a mess because of these two (and Baze + Chirrut).