Most Insane Star Wars Fan Theories That Are Too Good Not to Be True - Daily American Buzz

Most Insane Star Wars Fan Theories That Are Too Good Not to Be True

Qui-Gon Jinn is a secret Sith

When it comes down to it, Qui Gon Jinn is just the prequel version of Obi-Wan. Both are wise old mentors who guide the scrappy upstarts through the first movie in the trilogy, and both die like morons so the heroes can venture forth on their adventures without the crutch of sage wisdom. Maybe if Episode I opened with someone taking Qui-Gon's daughter it'd be more exciting, but as it is he's just Diet Kenobi. He's so vanilla that fans have had room to come up with awesome backstories for him; most notably, the one where Qui-Gon was a Sith the whole time.

Let's look at the facts that support this batshit hypothesis.

We know that Qui-Gon was once a pupil of Count Dooku, the Sith Lord with a name fit for a breakfast cereal.
We know that Qui-Gon pushed for Jedi Council approval to train Anakin, who he knew to have a lot of anger, fear and suffering in his heart.
If you want to go outside the movies (which I'm going to try to avoid for the most part), Qui-Gon also had an apprentice who turned to the Dark Side.
Everyone around this dude ends up a turncoat. Is he really the dumbest Jedi Master ever, or could it be that he's manipulating things behind the scenes, a la Emperor Palpatine? The Dark Side has been shown to cloud Jedi judgment, after all.

But wait, Qui-Gon has used the power of the Force Ghost. He taught Obi-Wan and Yoda from the grave. Force Ghosting is a Jedi thing, right?

But uh, I guess Qui-Gon never got the chance to show a pre-lava'd Anakin. Yoda got the Force Ghost memo after Darth Vader came to be, so unless Qui-Gon was a Sith as well, he wouldn't bother chattin' up his old grandpadawan to explain the mysteries of CGI astral projection. But we see Anakin's Force Ghost at the end of Return of the Jedi, so someone must have taught him. Unless Vader thought to research the subject on Wookiepedia, he had to have taken that page from Papa Palpatine -- which would mean that Force Ghosting isn't exclusively a Jedi ability.

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