what if: an au where kit fisto survives to rebels era (cmon if darth maul can live through being cut in half and stuck on a garbage planet for years taking a lightsaber to the torso and living isn't too far fetched)
Kit manages to survive. He lives underground for a few days/weeks, until Rex, Wolffe and Gregor find him and take him with them to Seelos.
Kit leaves when he’s well enough, after promising the three of them that it’s okay and that he’s damn proud of you.
He meets up with Ahsoka and joins the rebellion for a while.
Somehow ends up on Tatooine before Ahsoka gets the Ghost Crew to join the larger rebellion and meets Obi Wan. Tells Obi Wan that Ahsoka’s alive, that Rex, Wolffe and Gregor are alive, that those three, at least, didn’t participate in the order. Tells Obi Wan about the order, that Cody would never if he had any control.
Leaves to finish mission with a promise to return, but has a message for Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra.
Obi Wan dies before he can return. He fights beside Ahsoka. He doesn’t go to Malachor, but instead goes to Seelos with Rex, because Gregor’s dead and Wolffe is barely holding it together. Wolffe joins them at the base because he just can’t be alone. Kit focuses on keeping Wolffe and Rex okay, when Kanan and Ezra come back without Ahsoka. He mourns for her, like they do.
Later on, Kit learns about Luke and Leia and just goes.
“I’m too old for this shit. BYE” and nopes out and becomes a space pirate for a while. He returns when he learns Rex is sick, and mourns him when Rex passes, with the ghost crew, Kit and Leia at his bedside.
Since we know nothing about Nautolan aging, I’m gonna be a dick and say he lives up until the Sequel Trilogy, even. He meets up with Han and Leia again, years later.
Han doesn’t know him, Leia knows him from Rex’s death and service. She tells him what Ben did. Kit goes off with Han and the others to get Rey and blow the thing up because he can’t let this one go.
He tells Finn about the Clone Wars. About the clones. How Finn reminded him so much of some spectacular, upstanding men he was honored to meet and fight beside. He gives Finn a holocron that is filled with nothing but the clones he cared about and their stories, as well as lessons used to teach initiates and padawans. Not necessarily in the way the Council wanted, but how Kit taught them; with healthy attachments and emotions and how to focus them.
He doesn’t make it off Star Killer.
Finn keeps the holocron, learning to use his Force Sensitivity by opening it, with Poe watching him in the darkness of medical.
Luke offers to teach Finn, when he returns.
Finn just smiles and says “I already have a teacher” and he has the holocron in a pouch that’s tied around his neck with a piece of string.
so i’m rewatching 8.13 and i just got to The Pub Scene and, reader, i am dying
you can use the “dean is straight” and/or “he was just flattered” arguments all you want and if that’s really what you think then fine okay i don’t actually give a shit but you cannot argue with how this fucking scene was written and directed because there is literally NOTHING you could say that would make sense and not sound like DESPERATE HETERO WHINING
for real like these two girls he’s interviewing are a) really pretty and b) ~college girls~ i.e. two things that dean is infinitely into but they’re honestly, in the nicest possible way, the most dull girls on the face of the planet. they sound like the worst bimbo stereotype, echoing each other, saying vapid shit, like they are SO BORING and they were INTENTIONALLY WRITTEN THAT WAY (by edlund, that master of “”“”“subtlety”“”“”)
they’re SUPPOSED to be dull as shit so we’re 100x more interested in aaron and whatever the fuck he’s drinking. those poor girls are just background noise in dean and aaron’s meet-cute
Just wanted to say that thinking they might've been introduced beforehand isn't that far fetched. In this case it most likely isn't true b I've seen it on shows like big brother, where you later find out the showmances already knew one & other become a showmance & pretend they didn't knew each other before. I think it would too on shows like X factor, in this case the boys are all from other parts of the UK. if they were all from Chesire or Wolverhampton or Donny it'd be more likely to speculate
Big Brother isn’t actually a great example of how regular tv works. Because of the way they run the group casting days, a LOT of the final cast know each other quite well from the auditions , but are encouraged to act as if they’ve just meeting for the first time when they enter the house.
There’s absolutely every chance that the five boys all met before they were put together as a band, but I can say with a fair degree of certainty that it would have been AT bootcamp, not before it.
…And it likely would have been manufactured by TXF music team. Well, not Harry and Louis - they found each other early on, but TXF music team would have been running “auditions” for the bands under the guise of it being another element of the soloist auditions and would have made sure they all crossed paths enough to see what they’d be like together. Testing their range, their vocal style, their dance moves (or lack there of), getting them to sing together in “random” small groups of eligible, shortlisted boys. Changing the groups up, mixing and matching them based on archetypes and personalities, figuring out who was getting along behind the scenes and whose voices complement each other, and most importantly, what combination of boys would sell to a female teen audience.
A machine as big and as expensive as The X Factor doesn’t care about friendship or acquaintances, unless it’s happening on-camera. Even if they all were friends and were auditioning separately and/or to be put in a band, there’s zero chance all five would make it through. Someone is always the talentless friend who wouldn’t have made it and they would have needed a random ring-in and if that happened, it’s Story. It’s tv gold- everyone loves watching that kind of “can we really go on without Steve in the band?” drama. It would have been included on the show because any Story is useable Story.
A machine like TXF doesn’t decide to waste its time and effort putting a bunch of people who already know each other into a newly formed band, if that’s not a storyline they can capitalise on. Nor would it ask an existing band (if that’s a theory anyone has) to pretend they’re strangers in order to again, put them into a new band, only to not follow that storyline. There was a category for bands already, there would be nothing gained by this.
For the reasons I’ve already mentioned about capturing real emotion and more, they definitely wouldn’t have known they were being selected to go in a band together, nor would they know they were progressing in the competition until it happened in front the camera.
I know this is the shadiest band ever in every other respect, but their origin is pretty clearly legit.