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Nathan Summers

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Maz Kanata, not Jar Jar Binks, is the Phantom Menace, and here's how....
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 at 06:49:29 pm CST (Viewed 659 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Maz Kanata, not Jar Jar Binks, is the Phantom Menace, and here's how....
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 at 09:41:42 am CST (Viewed 5 times)

    I think she was just a pirate at one point. And maybe a Jedi somewhere along the way put her on a path towards redemption.

It's not only interesting that Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, according to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, was built on an ancient Jedi and Sith battleground, but that the working title of the film during production was “The Ancient Fear”. While this “ancient fear” could be interpreted as Supreme Leader Snoke, he hasn’t been referred to as such yet, whereas Maz has been referred to as over one thousand years old. Also, according to the visual dictionary, she is Force sensitive, but not trained in the Jedi arts! This immediately brings to mind Palpatine’s own background as a Force user who was recruited by the Sith Master, Darth Plagueis, before the Jedi had an opportunity to train him.

Another interesting part of her character is her collection of old relics – one of which is Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber, the one passed down to Luke and which he lost (along with the hand he wielded it with) in battle against his father on Cloud City toward the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Given Vader left a garrison behind on Cloud City, might this not suggest he had also left strict instructions for them to collect it (as he’d not likely want his old weapon to fall into the hands of a Jedi again), after which he passed it onto his own master? And after the Emperor’s own death, had one of his Imperial Dignitaries who remained behind on Coruscant contacted Maz, as per Palpatine’s instructions in his last Will & Testament, for her to come to the Imperial Palace to retrieve it along with his treasure trove of Sith artifacts, including those shown decorating his chambers in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Collecting Force artifacts is something more likely of a Force-sensitive Sith as opposed to a Jedi as they are taught to not have attachments.

Read more of my theorising here:)
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