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It's Time We Talk About Luthen And Who He Really Is In Andor

Season 1 of Disney+ "Rogue One" prequel series "Andor" concluded on November 23 after a 12 episode run. Though "Andor" Season 2 began production in November, it will still be some time before what is currently supposed to be the show's final season wraps up and releases to the public.

One of the biggest and perhaps most surprising strengths of "Andor" is the Hollywood pedigree of its cast. After Episode 10, for example, director Toby Haynes shared his excitement about its two monologues, delivered by characters portrayed by veteran actors Andy Serkis and Stellan Skarsgård.

As it turns out, even after Season 1's conclusion, Skarsgård's character Luthen presents one of the biggest unanswered questions in "Andor." Luthen first appears as someone interested in buying illicit items for the Rebels. Soon viewers find out that he also owns and operates a shop that sells antiques in the galaxy's capital on Coruscant. There he's able to meet with powerful Rebels using his occupation as a cover.

Luthen, then, is an effective leader with influence over multiple branches of the Rebel alliance, and an old man whose past is currently shrouded from viewers. Of course, with this being the case, a number of fans have theories about just who Luthen really is.

Many fans think Luthen is somehow tied to the Jedi Order

While Luthen's identity is still unclear by the end of "Andor" Season 1, plenty of viewers agree that he's likely Force-sensitive and perhaps was even once a Jedi himself.

Twitter user @DESTINOOOOOOOO1, for example, shared a pair of screenshots from Luthen's Episode 10 monologue in which he mentions giving up a chance he once had at inner peace. They suggest that this may mean he was once a Jedi, on top of the fact that he gifts Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) a kyber crystal earlier in the series, which seasoned "Star Wars" fans should recognize as the most important component of a lightsaber.

Meanwhile, in response to a lengthy Reddit thread likewise theorizing that Luthen is a Jedi, user DarthLorgus proposed instead that Luthen once had a Jedi child. In this instance, Luthen's child likely met a tragic end, and the kyber crystal he gives Cassian would have been this child's.

Similarly, in a Reddit thread about Episode 12, user Frankocean2 wrote of Luthen, "Truly a rebel and a warrior." Paired with the fact that Luthen dons a Jedi-like hood in Episode 12, impressions like these are far too widespread to be merely coincidental. The precise nature of Luthen's inevitable connection to the Jedi Order, of course, will likely remain a mystery until "Andor" returns for its second season.