for more than forty years star wars Fans of the movies have said what if. What if Anakin hadn’t fallen in love? What if Darth Maul lived? Fans have played with the timeline and created theories around various aspects of the story, particularly the ending of the fights. One of the best questions fans have was, what if Qui-Gon survives the fight known as the Genie Duel?
What happened in the duel of fate?
Darth Maul first made his appearance on Tatooine in search of the Queen and her ship. Later, we find him bearing down on young Anakin as they race toward the ship to leave the planet. This is where Qui-Gon and Maul face off for the first time. Their short duel in the sand left a bitter taste in Maul’s mouth as Qui-Gon boarded the ship and raced into space.
At the end of the film when the queen was trying to escape from Naboo’s planet, the pair reunite. This time Obi-Wan was with Qui-Gon at the start of the fight. However, the two are separated by a mid-field battle and Qui-Gon is forced to fight the Sith alone. Qui-Gon manages to halve the Sith before their injuries are too much to sustain. Obi-Wan promised his master upon his death that Anakin’s journey into the army would begin and eventually lead him to the Dark Side.
Alternate story where Qui-Gon survived
some fans asked redditWhat if Qui-Gon had survived the battle? There are a few theories floating around, including one in my family’s discussions. If Qui-Gon had survived, Anakin would never have been trained by Obi-Wan. This is because Obi-Wan was still a Padawan, and it would have been Qui-Gon’s duty to continue his training. At that time the only Jedi who could train Anakin was Mace. Therefore, he must have learned a completely different skill and never sees Padme again. This would be the end of Skywalker’s line.
Another theory from one of Reddit’s fans was that if Qui-Gon had survived, Anakin wouldn’t have turned to the Dark Side for answers. Presumably this would mean that Qui-Gon would have been tasked with looking after the queen, and would have discovered the clone army. Qui-Gon disagrees with the Jedi Council about the use of the Legion and leads Dooku to leave and join in order to defend the area from the Clone Army. Palpatine would not have ordered the execution of Order 66 and instead would have seen the Jedi thin their own ranks through the Civil War.
They continue the theory that the Jedi on both sides will begin to embody elements from the dark side and begin to practice forbidden techniques. The final fall of the Jedi Order would not advance the expectation that the origin story demands and therefore the battle would not end until the Rebel Alliance’s resurrection and the Empire were destroyed. There are many more fan theories, each a little different and unique.
‘Star Wars Infinite’ is a What-If Comic Series
One of the best examples of an alternate universe”star wars infiniteseries. The series takes the original three movies and creates a different outcome for each. All the results are bleak compared to the original stories. Participants on the Reddit thread suggested comics for those who want to see what will happen If things fell apart.
for movies like star wars, There is always a fan base that uses their imagination to recreate great stories. The movies also don’t cover all the details that are in the books which leaves some knowledge of the series in the hands of those who go beyond watching movies and animations. In an imaginary world, fantasy combines multiple depths and the possibility of alternate endings.
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