Sunday, May 8, 2016
WILD SPACE FOR CONJECTURE: Kenobi Lovechild?
It's Mother's Day today in the US, and while there's little doubt you've seen countless photos and memes of General Leia Organa, Padme Amidala, or Shmi Skywalker today, let me introduce you to a potential mother to go along with those.
What's that you say?
Satine never had a child you say?
Well, officially no. Satine's never been confirmed to have a child; however, Satine has a nephew that is very close to her by the name of Korki Kryze. Korki's portrayed as have a strong sense of justice as well as a keen investigative mind. Much like someone Satine was very close with in her past that had a profound impact on her life. That person?
Satine and Obi-Wan spent an undetermined amount of time together while Obi-Wan was still apprenticed to Master Qui-Gon Jinn. In The Clone Wars season 2 episode Voyage of Temptation, Satine confesses her love for Obi-Wan, and Obi-Wan then states that had Satine requested it, Kenobi would have left the Jedi Order to be with her.
Now here's where the crazy theory comes together. Leaving the Jedi Order is a BIG DEAL, at one time (now Legends) only 20 Jedi had ever left the order. What, besides love & forbidden attachment, would convince a Jedi Padawan, who has known nothing but the Jedi Order his entire life, to leave everything behind?
Oh, I don't know... A baby?
Perhaps even Satine kept a pregnancy secret, and maybe that ultimately kept Kenobi from actually leaving the Jedi Order, and that unlike Anakin and Padme, they both felt that their responsibilities to those depending on them were just too great.
So Satine, after giving birth to Korki, allows a family member to raise the child, and becomes her "Aunt", so as to keep the boy close.
Obi-Wan is kept in the dark the whole time.
So happy Mother's Day Satine, I'm on to that dirty little secret of yours.
**For the record my significant other, REALLY, REALLY hates this idea. The reason why, I think, is that there is really no way to disprove it.**