Darth Revan Trends on Twitter Following Gatekeeping Controversy in the Star Wars Fandom

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
April 14, 2021  01:56 PM

The Twitterverse felt the Force today after legendary Star Wars character Darth Revan became a hot trending topic on the social media platform. Revan is a character who happens to be both a Sith Lord and a Jedi and is no longer considered canon to the universe but thanks to the iconic video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, he was able to gain a cult following over the years with his brooding and intriguing persona.

Now, one would assume that Revan is trending on Twitter because fans are celebrating the KOTOR character but unfortunately, that's not the case. Apparently, there's an ongoing issue within the Star Wars fandom that has something to do with gatekeeping. Turns out, some hardcore fans of the franchise are displaying superiority over other "casual" fans for not knowing who Revan is.

Other people who are just learning about the character's existence in the Star Wars universe are also being shamed just because they have no idea who he is. Check out some of the reactions below:


I mean, I kinda get where the "gatekeeper fans" are coming from and they're just really passionate about the franchise but I've always believed that you don't have to know everything about something to call yourself an actual fan. As long as you enjoy the product and support it, that's actually more than enough. Being a fan shouldn't be that complicated.

Meanwhile, you can get your Star Wars fix over at Disney+.

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