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Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May27,2024

In the universe ofStar Wars, all roads seem to lead to the next. Tatooine. Serving as the home planet of both at the same time the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, and beyond. his son Luke, this planet seems to hide an importance as obvious as it is paradoxically still secret. What if the explanation was to be found? look for the side legends of the saga? /webp”>Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

Indeed, the non-canonical universe, and so-called Legends, of Star Wars evokes a secret history which links Sith Lords to Sith Lords. Tatooine. Looking into these stories could even help explain some mysteries concerning the origins of this desert planetand its importance for the galaxy.

Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

Tatooine: a planet full of mysteries

What is happening on Tatooine?How can such a desert planet generate so much activity? and attractiveness à through the centuries and the lives of the different protagonists of the saga? Each of the three film trilogies appears there at least once. The series The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, or even the future video game Star Wars Outlawall seem inevitably forced to pass through the dunes of Tatooine.

Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

And yet, the places are not necessarily the most welcoming.The local population is made up of mafiosi, smugglers, particularly aggressive tribes and many monsters of all kinds living both on the surface and under the surface.Living there for too long apparently makes you age significantly accelerated.All you have to do is see the aging that the characters of Obi-Wan, Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen take betweenRevenge of the SithandA New Hope to convince yourself of this.

Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine
Although Star Warshas introduced us to places as incredible as Endor or Coruscant, Jedi, Sith, republicans, imperials or inquisitors all end up at home. at one point or another by landing on Tatooine, without us really knowing why yet. However,Star Wars Legends offers the beginnings of an explanation and suggests a dark secret buried on the planet that could help solve the problem. explain a lot of things (at least if this story were to be made canonical again).

Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

The secret link between Darth Plagueis and Anakin Skywalker

Some only months before Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm, was publishedthe novel “Dark Plagueis” by James Luceno. Past a little unnoticed face to face current affairs of the franchise and the reboot of the extended universe, the novel nevertheless taught us more about the secrets of Tatooine. We thus discovered that Palpatine's Sith master himself was directly responsible  Podracer races of the Boonta Festivalthat we discover in The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine
Indeed, years before the first prequel film and before that Plagueis took Palpatine as an apprentice, the Sith Lord agreed to secretly finance the creation of the Mos Espa podracing track. In reality, the Lord had a surprising secret partnership with Gardulla the Hutt and thus fueled discord and rivalry between the two. The battle for control of Tatooine continues between Gardulla and the famous Jabba the Hutt. A little to the image of what his student Palpatine/Darth Sidious would do a few decades later, Plagueis acted by displaying his identity. public, Hego Damask,leader of Damask Holdings, which was part of the InterGalactic Banking Clan.Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and TatouineAlthough this origin « secret » of the Boonta races has not yet been announced. confirmed as official canon,The idea that Darth Plagueis the Wise was born secretly responsible for the creation of what is certainly one of the most dangerous circuits in the galaxy is a rather nice detail. Likewise, the fact that podracing on Tatooine plays a key role in this. in the discovery of the Force's Chosen One (Anakin) makes this little-known connection even more interesting. However, revelations about the Sith Lords and their connections to Tatooine go even further.Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and Tatouine

Tatooine and the secret history of the ancient Sith

During the negotiations between Plagueis and Gardulla, the mafia promises great returns on investment. his interlocutor via gambling and other more diverse sources of income. As an official member of the InterGalactic Banking Clan, the Sith takes this kind of talk seriously. However, we also discover that Plagueis is keenly aware that Tatooine was once an ancient Sith outpost and that some secrets of the old order must still be buried beneath the sand.Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and TatouineAlthough this appears to be just a detail within the narrative and may not have immediate repercussions, it could in fact have significant ramifications for disputes. mysterious rents that surround this desert planet.After all, Sith outposts and temples were often built outside the city. places from which the Force seemed to emanate autonomously. This is for example the case of Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar or the ancient Sith temple hidden in the city. under the Jedi Council which we were talking about here.Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and TatouineOn the other hand and canonically,Tatooine was once full of water and life before an ecological disaster transformed it into a desert planet in the modern era of Star Wars. /em> Perhaps this could be the work of the Sith Lords. It is interesting to note that the novelization of The Rise of Skywalkerconfirms that the Sith were “devastators of worlds, having ravaged once fertile habitats such as Korriban, Ziost, Exegol, Asog and others.” À By this end, Tatooine could very well be a ruined world. by the ancient Sith.Star Wars: the secret link between the Sith and TatouineThis would also mean that< strong>'Anakin Skywalker himself grew up on a planet containing a confluence on the Earth side. darkin the Star Wars galaxy. This hypothesis would allow many new elements regarding the appearance of the Force's Chosen on such a planet and the progressive corruption that led him to death. à become the fearsome Darth Vader. Whatever the case,it seems obvious that these numerous elements revolving around a sinister past of Tatooine could only help the extended universeto its future. progress more fluidly and finally legitimize the omnipresence of Tatooine in the Star Wars saga.

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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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