krennic: omg my death star is so cool i spent years working on it and it’s beautiful and it’s gonna wipe out the rebels. papa palpatine is going to be so proud of me i can’t wait to show him how good i did…
The Star Wars Good Parent’s Guide (Part I, Part II)
Anon asked for papa Palpatine giving child Maul a festive present, so I had to make a comic. Think of this as a super jolly AU where the Sith aren’t complete creeps. (I guess Maul’s present is getting a somewhat normal childhood?)
The obsession with the Skywalker name and their role as heroes is so tiring to me. Alright, I get it, family saga and all that stuff, but I feel like people put way too much emphasis on that and elevate the Skywalkers to some sort of all-important godly aristocracy. "Rey MUST be a Skywalker or else she won't matter"; "Kylo continuing the Skywalker line is an insult to the family". It's just blood, who cares.
Yes, people behave as if the Skywalkers are some kind of royal family that must be preserved and revered at all costs. Of course the Skywalkers are the first family of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean they should always be the heroes or should always be presented in flattering and reverent terms. People are unbelievably precious about the Skywalker legacy, and it makes me roll my eyes, tbh.
The attitude that Kylo doesn’t count as a Skywalker and can’t possibly be redeemed on account of his evil deeds strikes me as particularly ridiculous, given what happened with, you know, Anakin Skywalker. The theme of the saga seems to be that Skywalkers can fall, yes, but they can also rise again. Because it’s a fantasy universe, making bad choices and doing terrible things doesn’t necessarily mean a one-way ticket to Papa Palpatine Central. The characters change and evolve, and that’s what makes them interesting and keeps possibilities wide open.