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Obi-Wan Kenobi Fans Think The Series Is Setting Up For A Jaw-Dropping Redemption

Warning: spoilers for "Obi-Wan Kenobi" ahead

"Obi-Wan Kenobi" premiered on Disney+ on May 25, 2022, and when it did it finally filled in one of the biggest gaps in the "Star Wars" timeline–at least as far as live-action is concerned. It's set about halfway between the end of "Revenge of the Sith" and the beginning of "A New Hope," making the eponymous Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) middle-aged, and Luke and Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) children. It's also set around the same time as the "Star Wars: Rebels" animated series, which already has implications for the canon, and the fate of the Grand Inquistor.

Like practically every other "Star Wars" property, Obi-Wan Kenobi has inspired thousands of fan theories, both about where the show is headed and about how it fits into the overall chronology. In particular, the new character Reva, Third Sister of the Inquisitors (Moses Ingram) has inspired lots of discussion. Fans have already speculated that she's one of the padawans seen in the show's opening sequence, which depicts part of Order 66, the massacre of the Jedi. At this point, it would be a shock if that theory were false.

Since that opening, fans have come up with another theory about Reva's character arc, and this one is too plausible not to share.

Fans think Reva might make a babyface turn

Redditor u/TheMediocreCritic shared the theory yesterday, titled "'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (The Series) has been subtly setting up a beautiful twist."

Building off the theory that Reva is indeed a former Jedi padawan who turned to the Dark Side after Order 66, u/TheMediocreCritic's theory picks up after "Part III," when Reva appears to capture Leia on Mapuzo. u/TheMediocreCritic argues that meeting a scared Leia will bring back Reva's own painful memories, which will give her a change of heart.

"Reva will see herself in the Young Leia and realize that she is the story's villain," writes u/TheMediocreCritic. "Her past trauma will flood back, and she will decide to help Leia escape."

Other Redditors agreed, and some expanded on the theory by examining how Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen/James Earl Jones) fits into the picture.

"I think Reva wants to kill Darth Vader as revenge," writes Redditor u/ComradeDread. "[She] figures the best opportunity to do that is becoming Grand Inquisitor and gaining private access to him and his castle where he regenerates in bacta."

Obviously Reva won't kill Vader, since, y'know, he dies at the end of "Return of the Jedi." Still, all the dots are there to connect for Reva's redemption arc, and fans are connecting them.