Let’s talk about that “There is another” line

By Josiah Ward

For the longest time, everyone has assumed that when Yoda says to Obi-Wan “No, there is another” he is referring to Leia. If you just watch the original trilogy, then yeah he’s probably talking about Leia. But, let’s not forget about the prequels, they’re cannon whether you like it or not.
In Episode 3, Padmé has Luke and Leia right before she dies. Who is present at the birth? Obi-Wan and Yoda.  

Let’s fast-forward to Episode 5 when Obi-Wan says to Yoda, “That boy is our last hope”. Yoda responds, “No, there is another”. If Yoda is talking about Leia here, why does he have to inform Obi-Wan that Luke had a twin sister? Obi-Wan was there, literally inches from Leia as she’s having her twins.

So who was Yoda talking about? My first thought would be Ezra from Star Wars Rebels. He’s very powerful in the force, he was born on the same day as Luke, and he’s young enough that he could show up in future Saga films. I went in-depth with a theory about how Ezra could be Rey’s father (read that Here), so maybe Ezra could bring balance to the force someday. 

Let’s address the elephant in the room here, Lucas was making this stuff up as he went along- of course it doesn’t make sense. That being said, I’m trying to explain how Disney could easily retcon this discrepancy in future films.

Also, I know people will respond with, “What about when Yoda says ‘The last of the Jedi you will be’?”. And to that I say, Ezra doesn’t have to be a Jedi at all. Ahsoka left the Jedi order, but still fights with the rebellion and uses the force. 

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One thought on “Let’s talk about that “There is another” line

  1. I don’t understand people who insist that Yoda’s “last Jedi” line means that every other Jedi or Jedi-ish (that is, anyone with lightside Force powers) MUST have been dead by episode 6, including Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka. That notion is flat out ridiculous.

    For one thing, Yoda wasn’t all knowing and might simply be assuming the worse. Or, he might be out-and-out lying to protect the identities of other Jedi – and to motivate Luke into action. And, just for practical reasons, when Yoda is LITERALLY on the very verge of death he couldn’t stop to give a detailed explanation to Luke listing all the other Jedi in the galaxy!

    And, of course, the real reason why Yoda gave the line was because at the time Lucas hadn’t invented any other Jedi! So, Disney will doubtlessly want to retcon Yoda’s statement to allow for other Jedi (official or not). After all, doing otherwise would imply that there were NO Jedi-like fighters for the light during the entire 30 years between episodes 6 and 7 (except for Luke’s students who all end up dead) – and there is NO WAY that Disney/Lucasfilms would restrict themselves from using the most popular sort of character for what might be hundreds of different movies, TV shows, novels, comics, and so forth set in that time period!


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