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New Star Wars novel solves one of the Saga’s biggest mysteries…

February 26th, 2017 by Marc Comments

One of the biggest questions in the Star Wars universe after why Obi-Wan doesn’t know R2 and why Jar Jar Binks is why does Obi-Wan seem to lie to Luke about who his father is.

Remember in Star Wars Episode VII: A New Hope Obi-Wan told Luke that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered his father? And then, when Luke found out the truth and asked Force ghost Obi-Wan why he lied, Obi-Wan replied: “Because when George wrote the first movie he didn’t know?” no, wait, sorry, he actually replied that what he told him was true “from a certain point of view”?

Well, in the new Star Wars novel Aftermath: Empire’s End, author Chuck Wendig sets the record straight and explains that it’s all part of the religion of the Force.

In the novel Wendig refers to The Journal of the Whills and a passage in it that reads:

The truth in our soul

Is that nothing is true.

The question of life

Is what then do we do?

The burden is ours

To penance, we hew.

The Force binds us all

From a certain point of view.

The Whills is a big deal in Star Wars as it is an ancient manuscript that deals with the Force and the history of the Star Wars universe and, strangely, has never been spoken about until Rogue One which revealed that Chirrut Imwe was a member of the religious order known as Guardians of the Whills.

We have no doubt that, moving forward, the movies, books and more will refer to the Whills a lot more but in the meantime, the addition of  ‘a certain point of view’ in the new novel means that Obi-Wan wasn’t being a, well, dick. But rather he was merely obeying a religious writing.

And let’s be honest, that’s pretty damned clever if you ask us.

What do you all think?

Source: i09

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….