Been re-watching ‘endeavour’ & there is such a big place in my heart for when Morse gets completely bowled over by Big emotions like s1e2 when the killer escapes from the library and he’s so upset & sorta crying in frustration that he doesn’t even notice he’s been stabbed, or when he bumps into Monica in the department store and is so happy he forgets what he’s doing there
Force Bonds, Sever Force Abilities and Wounding the Force: How it all ties everything together from Kylo Ren and Rey, Ben’s fall to darkness and Snoke’s Goals
I’d first like to thank @loveyournightmare and @theboywhocan11 for the insightful discussions the past few hours, as it led me to delve further into research and thinking, hence the creation of this theory.
Be prepared for a long read.
Before reading this, it would be best to refer you to
the following for relevant information:
For this theory, I have condensed certain aspects of those
previous theories and have divided it into parts:
Jedi Massacre and the Jedi Killer
Let us begin with the purported Jedi Massacre. In this
theory, which we will now coin the Sever Force Theory, Ben Solo does not
actually kill his fellow padawans in Luke’s Academy. What he does is something
worse: he uses the Sever Force Ability on everyone in Luke’s Academy, stripping
them of their powers. To further expound, Sever Force is the ability to
essentially cut a Jedi’s connection to the Force, thereby rendering said Jedi
powerless. And so, having sealed his fellow Force users to a fate worst than
death, Ben Solo gains the monicker ‘Jedi Killer’.
In the most extreme cases, using the Sever Force ability can
actually create a Wound in the Force.
Think about Jedis as extensions of the Force. If you cut
them off from the Force, that’s essentially amputating limbs of the Force, thereby
wounding it. If this theory proves true, then Ben created a massive wound in
the Force by severing connections of several Jedis at once from the Force.
It could very well be that Ben even severed his Uncle Luke’s
connection to the Force, and so the once most powerful Jedi in the galaxy is
now in essence ‘impotent’. This explains why Leia, for all her Force
sensitivity, could no longer sense her brother and needed a map to find him.
The same goes for Kylo Ren and Snoke.
Losing his Jedi powers may also be why Luke went into
hiding, and why he searched for the First Jedi Temple. It could be in the hopes
of finding a way to re-establish his connection with the Force, which is
actually possible if you’re in an area that has a high concentration of Force
energy (Kyle Katarn went to the Valley of the Jedi to re-establish his severed
Now, enter the purported Force Bond between Kylo Ren and
Rey. It’s natural to assume that upon the discovery of this Force Bond, Kylo
and Rey will be very confused when they could suddenly communicate with each
other across vast distances, see visions of each other and feel each other’s
emotions. Perhaps Rey will consult with Luke, who will consult with the Force
Ghosts of Obi Wan, Yoda and Anakin (if rumors are true), and that’s how we come
to learn of the Force Bond. Kylo and Rey will of course want the bond severed,
and since there are only three ways to sever it (death, change of feelings/kinship
from both parties and Sever Force ability), this could be the reason why Kylo
was allowed by Luke to go alone to Ach-To, in order to sever the bond he had
formed with Rey. It helps that in Ep7, it’s established that Rey does not want
any part of being trained in the Force. I think she may very well agree to
losing her Force abilities, especially since Luke won’t be able to teach her at
all, what with his lack of Jedi powers.
Now, there will be concerns that Kylo may very well kill his
uncle, but I don’t think so. Luke, without his powers, poses no threat. In fact,
Kylo Ren will need what little knowledge his uncle has of the Force Bond in
order to effectively sever the one he has with Rey.
In comes more complications. I will be discussing the
dynamic of Meetra Surik and Darth Traya/Kreia, as this is the most credible
source we have yet of Force Bonds vs Sever Force Ability.
From my what I read up on Meetra Surik and Darth Traya/Reia
(they had a very powerful Force Bond which Surik wanted to sever, and Surik was
talented in Sever Force Ability), it seems Surik was actually not able to
effectively or voluntarily sever the bond through the Sever Force Ability. The
only reason she was able to do so was due to collateral damage. She had to cut
off her own connections to the Force in order to protect herself and in so
doing, rendered herself powerless, and her bond with Darth Traya/Kreia severed.
Then, she was able to re-establish her connection to the Force, gaining back
her powers as well as the bond she had with Traya/Kreia.
Later on however, during her final duel with Darth Traya/Kreia,
Surik managed to sever the bond she had with her old master, but there doesn’t
seem to be an indication that she used the Sever Force ability; only that she
cut off her former master’s hand, and thereby ended their Force Bond. In this
case, I do believe what happened was not the use of Sever Force, but it was the
change of kinship/feelings between Meetra Surik and Darth Traya/Kreia. Cutting
off her master’s hand was symbolic of the change of kinship/feelings between
both parties, forever cementing them as adversaries instead of the former
master/apprentice they once were.
Going back to the change of kinship/feelings as a way to
remove a Force Bond, this can only happen if the feelings of the two
individuals had when they first established the bond change at the same time (To
break a bond, your feelings would have to change [sic] – Wookiepedia). In the
case of Traya/Kreia and Surik, they established the bond as master/apprentice with
sympathetic feelings, and ended it when they became adversaries with little to
no sympathy for each other.
Applying to Kylo Ren and Rey, if we are to look further into
the novels, their Force Bond was formed during a time Kylo Ren was drawn to
Rey, and Rey was drawn to Kylo Ren. Their Force Bond was born at a time when
they were drawn to each other, despite their status as adversaries. And by the
looks of things, it doesn’t seem like those feelings of being drawn to one
another despite their own misgivings will change anytime soon (light and dark,
opposites attract), so this method of breaking the bond is out of the question.
Kylo’s Sever Force ability will then be the only course of
action (Death is out of the question of course, especially since even with
Death, they would feel that void forever). But what if in trying to use the
Sever Force on someone as powerful as Rey, he is slowly creating another Wound
in the Force? This could be what happens in the rumoured Ach-to Hut scene: Kylo
Ren, trying to use the Sever Force to break his bond with Rey, only to have the
hut disintegrate, and an overwhelming void come over them, then Luke (or even
the Force Ghosts if they’re present) shouting for Kylo to stop when he realizes
what was happening. Kylo, still imbued with the side of light, stops, confused
and perhaps terrified as well, and that’s how they’ll begin a conversation
about Wounds of the Force.
and the First Order Weaponry
We all have been trying to figure out who Snoke is and while
Andy Serkis, the actor who plays Snoke and even Pablo Hidalgo have already
stated that Snoke is a new character, fans are quick to point out his
similarities to other Sith Lords such as Darth Plaguies (officially debunked)
and even Darth Scion and Darth Nihilus.
Snoke, as we all know, leads the FO and has their superior
military might and weapons at his command. He approved the use of the weapon on
the Hosnian system and would have done it to the Ileenium System had the
Resistance not been able to stop Starkiller Base.
Remember the Death Star blowing up Aldeeran? That created a
Wound in the Force. Imagine the massive wound SKB must have
created when it destroyed all those planets in the Hosnian System.
and The Wound in the Force
And here we get to everything that ties the previous parts
together. If you notice, all of them have one thing in common: A Wound in the
Ben Solo using the Sever Force ability on his fellow Force users created
Kylo Ren attempting to use the Sever Force ability on Rey to break
their bond creates or almost creates a wound.
The First Order destroying those
planets creates a massive wound.
Connecting all those together, and you can see
what Snoke’s ultimate goal is: to Wound the Force.
It is why he manipulated and
used Ben, not only so he would use the Sever Force Ability to wound the Force, but also
to ensure no other Jedi can stand in Snoke’s way.
It is why Snoke is using the
First Order’s military, so he can create more Force Wounds should he wish it
simply by ordering the destruction of more inhabited planets.
It may very well be that Snoke knew Kylo Ren was secretly going to Ach-To, but allowed him anyway in the hopes that
Kylo will use the Sever Force on Rey, creating another wound and
decommissioning another would be Jedi.
If Snoke’s goal truly is to create a wound in the Force, he
would hardly be the first to have the same goal. Darth Traya wanted to do the
same, because she hated the Force and felt that it controlled all life and that
beings do not have true Free Will because of the Force.
But what of Snoke? What would be his motives?
It could be as complex as Darth Traya’s. Or something very
Here’s how Kreia/Darth Traya explained in (Wookiepedia)
There is a place in the galaxy where the dark side of the
Force runs strong. It is something of the Sith, but it was fueled by war. It
corrupts all that walks on its surface, drowns them in the power of the dark
side—it corrupts all life. And it feeds on death.
―Kreia, speaking of Malachor V, to the Jedi Council
And further explanation (wookiepedia)
Wounds in the Force were created whenever a massive loss of
life occurred. All life in the galaxy was interconnected and when a significant
number of lives were suddenly ended, the Force sustained a localized injury
much like a sentient who had lost a limb. The epicenter of the wound became a
dark place, filled with the reverberating echoes of the pain, terror, and
suffering of the life forms who had lost their lives. Wounds in the Force were
most often centered in astrographical locations where traumatic events took
place, such as Malachor V or Alderaan
From these, we can interpret that Force Wounds can become a
source of power for the Sith. Simply explained, Snoke wants to wound the Force
so as to make the Dark Side of the Force stronger, and perhaps because of that,
more Force Sensitives will be inclined to go to the Dark Side rather than the Light. In this aspect, Snoke’s motivations parallels that of Luke’s: Snoke
wants to re-build the Sith whereas Luke wants to rebuild the Jedi.
Taking all these into account, it could pave the way for
Kylo Ren—once he fully understands what was happening and how he has been used
by Snoke—to ally himself with Rey and the Resistance. There could be future
construction of more planet destroying weapons. More space fights. Perhaps even
a rise of Dark Side users because of the Force Wounds that had been inflicted.
Perhaps even Rey herself, with her lack of training, will be corrupted by the
influx of Dark Side energy. There’s so much that could happen but one thing’s
for sure: if all the theories posited here come to light, then episodes 8 and 9
will be very dark indeed.
1426. Muggleborn fans of the King Killer series scour the library to find out if the name of the wind actually exists and talk about the “true name” of things to purebloods who are confused as to why muggleborns are so obsessed with and know so much about obscure legends
There’s a few first issues this week so let’s jump in!
Warning this is very gory. But if you like stories about serial killers and rainy towns this book is for you. This is a very strong first issue setting up the premise and defining some of the key characters. Again this is gory. (Confession: I once spent a summer reading practically every book on serial killers in my library so this book is perfect for me.)
Kinda the Breakfast Club, Kinda like a lot of Stephen King stories. A high school, with its silly, but so incredibly important when you’re that age, teen cliques and angst gets transported to another world. The first issue is all set up but there’s some fun moments and some gory moments.
The second issue of Dead Letters is out and while it would be hard for it to reach the amazing heights of the first issue - it’s still pretty good.
Red Sonja is horny and stinky in this issue and it’s very funny. We also learn that you should never judge a warrior by her cover.
Such a good book. Good and scary.
Neither DC Comics or Marvel provided me with preview copies but here are the comics of theirs I’ll be potentially picking up this week.
Brandon Flowers has been releasing singles and videos from his new solo album The Desired Effect. The video here is from Lonely Town, where we see a girl dancing to his poppy tunes in a dark house.
When these singles first started coming out I was kind of suspicious that Brandon Flowers was going full pop, but after listening all three of the singles available, its becoming increasingly clear that there’s more in common with The Killers than is immediately apparent.
The last bit of the video takes a really dark turn, where we realize she’s being watched by someone outside. If you listen to the lyrics you start to get the impression that there’s definitely something more sinister going on here.
Now I’m standing outside your house And I’m wondering, Baby Do you hear the phone when I call? Do you fill the void when I fall? Do you hear the crack when I break? Did you lock the door when it shut? Can you see the knife when it cut? Do you keep your ear to the ground? For the kid in Lonely Town
This, coupled with the two other singles off the album he’s released “Still Want You” and “Can’t Deny My Love,” which are equally a little creepy, and it harkens back to The Killers’ original dark side. There’s three songs in The Killers’ library that are considered a sequential trilogy:
Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf (Sawdust)
Midnight Show (Hot Fuss)
Jenny was a Friend of Mine (Hot Fuss)
If you listen to the lyrics, the trilogy (in this order) is a song about a man obsessed with a girl named Jenny (Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf), who he then kills and buries in the desert (Midnight Show), with him being arrested at the end (Jenny was a Friend of Mine).
(There’s some other songs that you could tie into it as well, such as Mr. Brightside, about a guy obsessed with a girl he thinks is cheating, etc)
Is this a little weird and creepy? Yeah, but the band is called The Killers after all. It just makes me excited to see some more of this playful darkness that they started with coming back (even if its only a solo album by Brandon Flowers). It gives me some hope that The Killers’ next album will be a return to form.