Star Wars: Episode IX Theory Suggests Balance From A New Rule Of Two

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February 14, 2019  03:11 PM


Star Wars fans might remember that during the promotional campaign for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a popular theory bouncing around was that the film would introduce the concept of Gray Jedi into the franchise.

Star Wars usually divided Force users into two--individuals could only either be from the Light Side or Dark Side of the Force. However, the Grey Jedi would be able to use both sides of the Force, adding a new spectrum to Star Wars canon.

While this new theory never came to light in The Last Jedi, there are still some who believe it might actually come true, in a different form. According to a new theory by, it’s possible that balance in the galaxy can be achieved by the rule of two.

While everyone might equate the “Rule of Two” to the popular ideology of the Sith where there can only be on Sith Lord and apprentice at any given period of time, the new “Rule of Two” suggested by the publication actually brings about balance.

Instead of having two Sith Lords rule together, this theory suggests that balance might be brought to the universe through the leadership of one individual from the Light Side of the Force, and one from the Dark Side. According to this theory, the union between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) would bring harmony and peace to the universe, because the two would be able to balance each other out, acting as one harmonious gray unit.

While it might seem a bit farfetched, Rey and Kylo Ren did unite once, fighting side by side in The Last Jedi. Though it seems unlikely now that they’ve both chosen which side they stand for, rumors of a greater threat in Star Wars: Episode IX might be able to bring the two together again.

What do you think of this new theory? Are we going to see Reylo ruling in Episode IX?

Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.

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