Moses Ingram Reva is the best new Star Wars villain in years
The brand-new Star Wars bad guy on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Reva the Third Sister played by Moses Ingram, is among the most effective brand-new dark side bad guys in years.
For years, followers have actually awaited Ewan McGregor to return as his character from the Star Wars innovators. He’s back in Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, following the character concerning 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, when he’s called away from Tatooine to conserve young Leia Organa. Yet, it’s the new villain, Reva, the Third Sister played by Moses Ingram, that is one of the best brand-new Star Wars characters in years.
Regretfully, due to the fact that almost all fandoms have a poisonous stress in them, not everybody has welcomed the brand-new personality with open arms. Star Moses Ingram shared racist messages she obtained on social networks for the offense of merely existing as a Black woman in Star Wars. Both Lucasfilm as well as series celebrity Ewan McGregor released encouraging statements condemning these comments. Not only are the messages Ingram received despiteful and also racist, the general “review” of her personality is founded in a deep misinterpreting about what makes a terrific Star Wars villain. While it’s not validated, it appears rather clear that Reva is just one of the gotten away younglings from the initial scene of the program. If she saw an uncovered Darth Vader killing Jedi, it makes sense she recognizes who he actually is.
On one hand, Reva stands for a different take on the loss of Anakin Skywalker. Ultimately, she offers right into her rage, hate and also anxiety to come to be a terror of the dark side at the side of Lord Vader. Unlike Anakin, she did not have an Obi-Wan or any of his other good friends to supply her a new path.
We likewise understand that the Grand Inquisitor shows up in Star Wars Rebels as well as that Reva doesn’t. Reva, as well as Moses Ingram, have the potential to be present in Star Wars tales for lots of years to come.
While Reva stands for, in such a way, every one of Obi-Wan’s failures with Anakin, she might ultimately share some qualities with another legendary Star Wars bad guy: Darth Maul. At least, beyond merely both of them disliking Obi-Wan Kenobi. Like Reva, Maul’s story is additionally a tragedy. He was taken from his residence as well as provided, like residential property, to Palpatine. After the occasions of The Phantom Menace, he was presumed dead however endured. Kept alive by his hate and also anger, he after that looked for revenge for himself and also, as Sith are wont to do, power. Whether it was from the throne of Mandalore, the head of the Crimson Dawn criminal organization, or attempting to make Ezra Bridger his new apprentice, Maul is destined to fall short. He’s a Sisyphean figure in the Star Wars mythology. He rolls his metaphorical stones up metaphorical hillsides, just for them to roll back down to the base every time he gets close to the top.
The reason Reva could be a brand-new Maul-like number is that at her core, she is a personality as frustrated as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Rather of despair, she transformed her worry as well as temper into hate to fuel her dark side powers. When the Empire also ultimately fails her, casting her aside with nary a reservation, she will have a lot more scores to settle. As interesting as the Jedi as well as the Sith are, there is plenty of space for other Force individuals to cause trouble in the galaxy far, away.
Eventually, whatever happens to the Third Sister of the Inquisitorius, Star Wars followers must be happy that we obtained Moses Ingram to play this role. Fans of Star Wars who comprehend what these tales are all concerning obtain that, as well as– like the “just individuals” who showed up to combat the Final Order in Rise of Skywalker– there are much even more of us than there are of them.