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The Mandalorian fan theory suggests Moff Gideon has a surprising secret

Published: 21/Nov/2020 18:42

by Emma Soteriou

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A fan theory proposes the idea that Moff Gideon could be force sensitive, following the revelations in Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian.

Season two of The Mandalorian hasn’t been short of surprises, and with another four episodes left, there’s a lot to be unpacked, especially around the show’s main villain: Moff Gideon.

Moff Gideon’s search for ‘The Asset’ – also known as Baby Yoda –  is far from over, after the finale of season one revealed he was not only still alive, but also had possession of the darksaber.

Moff Gideon with the darksaber in The Mandalorian
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Moff Gideon revealed the darksaber in the season one finale

Can Moff Gideon use the force?

Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian was full of action as well as giving more context behind Moff Gideon’s hunt for Baby Yoda, but it also left plenty of questions unanswered for the second half of the season.

A new fan theory on Reddit suggests that Moff Gideon is actually ‘force-sensitive,’ despite him wanting Baby Yoda for that exact reason.

It’s been predicted that this will be season two’s final revelation. “Gideon is force sensitive. Not just force sensitive, but trained,” said one user. “Gideon was an Inquisitor.”

The Inquisitors in Star Wars Rebels
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The Inquisitors in Star Wars Rebels

The Inquisitors were mostly known to be Jedi who fell to the dark side and, as is pointed out in the post, there is nothing in the current canon that says an Inquisitor couldn’t reach the Moff rank, especially post-Empire.

That being said, some fans argued that Palpatine would not have allowed an Inquisitor to get that much power.

On top of this, the post also suggests that the suits at the end were for Purge Troopers, however, a lot of people believe they are actually Dark Troopers, which are droids. Either way, it’s clear that Gideon is trying to infuse them with the force instead of himself, which was previously predicted.

With Ahsoka Tano also expected to arrive in the upcoming episodes, there was also mention of a fight between the two: “Gideon being an Inquisitor will be revealed in the finale, with a duel against Ahsoka, ending in a draw with both of them alive.”

Of course, nothing is confirmed, but after so many revelations in Chapter 12 of the show, speculation around what’s going on is continuing to grow.

The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney Plus every Friday.

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Ninja teases work in leading role on an upcoming TV show

Published: 8/Jan/2021 2:27 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 4:51

by Brad Norton

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has started work on a mysterious TV show, teasing fans on details surrounding his role as one of the leading characters.

Ninja’s rise to mainstream stardom isn’t slowing down anytime soon as the internet celebrity has teased his involvement in a brand new TV show. Details are scarce and there’s no telling when this show might be revealed, but the streamer did provide some key information in his announcement.

The specific work appears to be for an animated series as Ninja’s involvement has been purely voiceover work for the time being. “recorded my first voice over for a main role in a TV show today,” he said on January 7.

“Although I can’t share more yet, voice acting is so fun. A huge passion of mine that I’m starting to get to live out.”

It’s only been a matter of months since Ninja made one of the biggest moves of his career. Brad Pitt and Chris Evans are just a few of the names Ninja is now brushing shoulders with at Hollywood’s biggest talent agency, the Creative Artists Agency.

This major deal appears to be paying dividends in big ways already. A leading role in an animated series isn’t something you see from popular content creators every day.

Leading this charge is exactly what Ninja set his sights on months back. Focusing on “literally anything and everything Hollywood” is what he outlined to Hollywood Reporter in July 2020

That means everything from an appearance on the Masked Singer to work on various cartoons as well.

Ninja on Masked Singer
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Ninja’s first big televised appearance came on hit Fox show The Masked Singer.

It’s only a matter of time until we find out exactly what this show looks like. Could Ninja be the actual character in the animated series? Or is he purely providing his voice for someone else’s creation? We’ll just have to wait and see.

This isn’t the only major Hollywood production Ninja is involved with at this point in his career. Upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy is set to feature a number of major content creators, with Ninja chief among them.