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Star Wars: the most mysterious character in Episode VII

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May14,2024

It was the first real (only?) surprise of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.The legendary Max Von Sydow died after only a few minutes of appearance. Who really was Lor San Tekka and why was such an anecdotal character played in this role? by such a prestigious actor? Since the release of the film, the lore of this character has greatly developed, and it has recently become known that this character was in reality a character. related &àgrave; an important element that appeared in The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars: the most mys serious character from episode VII

San Tekka, the one that allows you to find Luke Skywalker

In the first act of The Force Awakens, Captain Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is sent by General Leia Organa to secure a map allowing the location of her brother Luke Skywalker, who, at that moment, has disappeared from the galaxy for far too long. Thus,via Poe, the public briefly meets Lor San Tekka.This character, whom we had never seen in the saga until now, actually holds a new character. the final piece of the map leading to the missing Jedi master. But even if we had never seen the character before, the extended universe reveals to us that he is not there. by chance.

Star Wars: the most mysterious character of Episode VII

Indeed, with the permanent extension of the lore of Star Wars, it has just been revealed that a surprising connection between The Force Awakens,the first film of the Star Wars postology imagined by Disney, andThe Phantom Menace, the first episode of the prelogy. Despite 16 years separating their respective releases, we feel that the authors of the new episodes wanted to connect the entirety of the series. of the saga in a homogeneous and logical manner. Thus, The Force Awakensbegins by briefly introducing a character with major links to the prequels and more precisely one of the planets presented for the first time in the film ; the time.

Star Wars: the most mysterious character in Episode VII

A secret connection between The Force Awakens and The Phantom Menace (but not only)

In reality, the Lor San Tekka's family comes from Naboo,whereù it has been established since the High Republic Era (the era of the series The Acolyte and Star Wars: The Adventures of the Little Jedi em>). In the established Star Wars canon, the San Tekka clan is therefore a powerful family of prospectors and hyperspace explorers. They have built their success on the discovery of new hyperspace routes and the development of revolutionary technologies necessary to achieve this. The expansion of the Republic during the High Republic Era (i.e. hundreds of years before the events of the prequels > Star Wars). Once their dynasty became incredibly wealthy, the San Tekka settled on the planet Naboo, a planet that made its debut in The Phantom Menace em> from 1999.

Star Wars: the most mysterious character in Episode VII

In the prequels, Naboo is an entirely new planet. a capital fact since it is also the planet of origin of Padmé and Amidala as that of the one who will become Emperor Palpatine (yes, and of Jar Jar we unfortunately have not forgotten him, don't worry). But that's not all, we now know that despite the Sith dictatorship,San Tekka remained faithful to a group named The Church of the Force.The members of this group are all believers in the ideals of the Jedi and the Force, although none of them are sensitive to it. strength. As such, San Tekka has strived to to preserve the knowledge of the Jedithat the Empire was seeking to erase from history. This made LorSan Tekka an ally. important role of Luke Skywalker after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars: the most mysterious character in Episode VII

Luke and Leia, Lor San Tekka and Naboo

Given their shared family history with the world, it would be rather appropriate; that Lor San Tekka, Leia and Luke Skywalker met on Naboo while the heroes left for the search for its origins. Butà At this stage, we do not yet have information on their first meeting.We also don't know when and how Luke confided in him. the piece of map allowing him to be found, but we are certain that the character was in good contact with brother and sister Skywalker. Indeed, certain comics present Leia and the character as very friends and accomplices of the Solo family; d’où certainly his great sadness and the last words he has for Kylo Ren/Ben Solo.

Star Wars: the most mysterious character from Episode VII

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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