Obi-Wan Kenobi’s greatest Rewa mistake ruined his character arc
Obi-Wan Kenobi is fantastic Star Wars, however one blunder the Disney+ collection made ruined the character arc for Reva the Third Sister, played by Moses Ingram.
Moses Ingram’s The Third Sister, Reva, is just one of one of the most amazing brand-new Star Wars villains in years. One thing that makes her unique is her backstory. We’ve seen Jedi and Padawans get away the Order 66 carnage as well as survive the dark times. Reva’s history as a Jedi Youngling, and her fall to the dark side, is the most fascinating component. And also Obi-Wan Kenobi destroyed the intro of that tale by maintaining their cards down also long.
It may seem a little bit extreme to state that Obi-Wan Kenobi wrecked the expose of Reva’s backstory. In Star Wars specifically, personalities can expand on you, altering exactly how you really feel concerning them. While a fan-favorite, some kids grew up to think that C3PO is the worst personality in Star Wars. First impressions for these characters are deeply vital. The relationship in between Din Djarin and also Baby Grogu on The Mandalorian was improved that moment when the bounty hunter secures the droid rather than his target. Presenting Reva’s past is a critical point in her story, and also Obi-Wan Kenobi spoiled that minute by following it up with the expose that she really intended to eliminate Darth Vader.
The collection after that changes not to Obi-Wan’s perspective, yet the arrival of the Inquisitors on Tatooine, consisting of Reva. Celebrity Wars Rebels, the Darth Vader comics, and also Jedi: Fallen Order, all reveal Inquisitors are previous Jedi who endured Order 66 but dropped to the dark side. They rather did it at a moment in the narrative that undercut the core component Reva’s inspirations.
This is a flaw in the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection in a bigger sense. We do not find out sufficient about the Inquisitors in those initial episodes. Star Wars fans with a sense of the timeline recognized Reva didn’t kill the Grand Inquisitor. When he reveals up again in Part V, the target market is still suffering whiplash from the expose that not just is Reva a Youngling, but she really wants to eliminate Vader. When she admits to Obi-Wan that she was stabbed by an unmasked Vader, numerous inquiries fans had concerning the personality are answered. While this is plainly the intent of the authors, several of those followers did not have the required context to make a connection to the character.
In Part II, when Reva states Anakin’s name, it all comes together for the audience. We see Reva’s fixation with Kenobi as well as acquiring Vader’s favor as a kind of dark mirror of that Mandalorian as well as Grogu relationship. Not only does this offer Reva’s bold and negligent actions more psychological justification, the target market likewise feels they are outsmarting her.
Even at their finest, a lot of Star Wars followers are an irritable lot. Presenting brand-new characters along with heritage personalities is constantly a risk. Ahsoka, Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker popping up in The Mandalorian was an enjoyable shock as well as recognition that Din and Grogu are a big deal. With Star Wars symbols like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the show, brand-new characters have to justify their closeness to the people we currently care about. Even as implemented, the writers as well as Ingram prospered in making Reva worthy of her area. Turning up a few more cards in that very first episode would only enhance visitors’ first impact of the Third Sister.
Reva is an engaging character, so as a result of her special history. She is a Youngling fallen short by the Jedi as well as a powerful (if outmatched) enemy of the Sith. Nonetheless, exposing how she made her means to the Inquisitors in addition to her plan to betray them really felt much more like incongruity than an effective dual disclose. Reva’s origin didn’t have time to settle with the customers before the second spin hit.
Secret does not always lend itself to people connecting with a personality, specifically the uphill battle for new characters next to heritage ones. Obi-Wan Kenobi wrecked the momentum of Reva’s character arc by holding back also much regarding her past.
Offer Reva a 2nd possibility at an impression by streaming Season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.