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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