According To This 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Theory, Reva Is Not A Bad Character After All

According To This 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Theory, Reva Is Not A Bad Character After All
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Moses Ingram's Third Sister quickly became one of the most discussed characters in the 'Star Wars' universe, with fan opinions ranging from fierce hatred to unequivocal support.

First appearing in the Ewan McGregor-led series, Reva was introduced as the faithful right hand of the dreaded Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend), carefully carrying out all his terrible orders. However, Reva's image as a loyal soldier did not last long: the finale of the second episode reveals her hunger for power as she plunges her lightsaber into the Grand Inquisitor's chest to take full credit for capturing Kenobi, but in the end, she fails to apprehend the Jedi.

But what if Reva's actions were not dictated by her ego, and she was actually rooting for Kenobi's escape?

Sure, it sounds pretty implausible given Reva's ongoing hunt for Kenobi and young Leia Organa, but one theory could explain many of the Inquisitor's actions.

The entire series begins with a flashback showing the clone troopers carrying out Order 66 (Palpatine's command to kill all Jedi) and the Jedi Master protecting the younglings from attack.

Many fans immediately believed that one of the youths was Reva herself, and perhaps her current hatred of all Jedi is based on a deep sense of regret and disappointment in the Jedi Order.

I think the very first shot of episode one is supposed to be Reva. if she was at temple she is going to have a good idea of what went down. Not to mention she clearly has a gift for reading minds. – /revjiggs.

And it looks like this theory may end up being the truth, as episode 3 gives another hint at this direction. While chasing Kenobi through the Mapuzo underground system, Reva sees a Jedi symbol carved into a tunnel wall. And her reaction is rather unexpected: at first the villain tries to touch it, only to stop and realize her weakness quickly turning to self-loathing. Perhaps Reva can still feel the real Jedi inside herself, buried beneath the dozens of people she has killed over the years spent with Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor.

With only three 'Obi-Wan Kenobi ' episodes left to go, fans will surely know more before the end of June, and a revelation like this could quickly turn fans' hatred of Reva into compassion or even love.