10 Star Wars Mysteries That Were Never Answered
As one of the most popular franchises in all of pop culture, fans spend a lot of time dissecting each frame of a Star Wars film. The saga is a touchstone for generations of moviegoers, meaning that many people are well versed in each of their secrets. But even the most die-hard supporters can get stumped every now and then. There are aspects of the movies that have yet to be revealed. Here are Screen Rant’s 10 Star Wars mysteries that were never answered.
In Episode I, it’s said that Anakin was born without a father, and his mother Shmi can’t explain what happened. It’s a subject that’s not really touched upon again until Revenge of the Sith, when Chancellor Palpatine tells Anakin the story of Darth Plageuis. Sidious’ old master, Plageuis could manipulate the midichlorians to create life, but the film stops short of saying this is how Skywalker was conceived. It’s a reveal George Lucas had planned in the original script, but he cut it – and now the answer may never be known, making one wonder why the miracle birth angle was introduced in the first place.
Vader Doesn’t Sense Leia
Darth Vader is one of the most powerful Force users in the galaxy, so why couldn’t he sense his own daughter? In Return of the Jedi, viewers learn that Leia is Luke’s twin sister, and therefore one of Vader’s children. It retroactively creates a plot hole, since Vader never felt something in the Force that hinted at that. During the Death Star trench run, he was very aware that Luke was strong with the Force, and Leia, while no Jedi, was still able to use it. Vader should have been able to sense the presence of another Force sensitive being, especially when he’s standing right in front of her.
Every alien and creature that shows up in the Star Wars films has a name. Many of them, like Wookies, Ewoks, and Hutts, go down in history and become memorable parts of the zeitgeist. But ask anyone what Yoda’s species is, and there will be no reply. The wise old Jedi master is just shown as a small green alien with pointy ears, with no mention of what kind he is being made. Even when another of Yoda’s people, Yaddle, was shown in the prequels, the answer was never revealed. It’s one that will puzzle Star Wars fans forever, and is unlikely to ever be solved.
Is Boba Fett Alive?
Fans were very disappointed when bounty hunter Boba Fett met a less-than-noble end at the Sarlaac pit, wishing that the villain could have stayed longer, or died with more dignity. His lack of screen time in the original trilogy has contributed to his rise in popularity, and viewers want to see more of him. The debate rages on that Boba could still be alive, having escaped the Sarlaac. The new Star Wars canon has yet to answer this, with the only clue being the appearance of Mandalorian armor in the novel Aftermath. If a Boba spinoff movie is in the works, fans may discover the truth.
Who Discovered the Force?
The Star Wars films present only a snippet of the universe’s vast history, leaving much more left to be explored. Obi-Wan mentions that the Jedi were the guardians of the Old Republic for over 1,000 generations, meaning the Force had to have been discovered a long, long time ago. It would be an interesting story to see unfold, since the Force is such a unique and fascinating concept. Learning that you can control objects with your mind and sense people’s presences is a monumental, life-changing event – and it’s something that had huge ramifications on the galaxy.
Who’s Funding the Rebels?
The Empire has plenty of resources at their disposal to wage a war, since their reach covers several areas of the galaxy, but what about their opponents? A ragtag bunch struggling to make ends meet, the Rebels have a number of ships and supplies they need for the conflict, and that stuff probably doesn’t come cheap. It’s hinted that certain sympathizing systems like Alderaan may supply some funds, but it’s something fans never know for sure. Since the Rebel Alliance emerges victorious, their financial sources are the real heroes of the saga who never get a moment in the spotlight.