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Star Wars just dropped its biggest Darth Plagueis tease yet

Star Wars just dropped its biggest Darth Plagueis tease yet

The latest episode of The Acolyte is jam packed with clues

The Acolyte continues to be the most thrilling Star Wars property in years.

Before I proceed, I’ll preface this by saying that I’m going to be talking about episode six, ‘Teach/Corrupt’, so full spoilers lie ahead.

With that aside, it’s time to examine the fallout that followed last week’s bloodbath.

Of course, it was previously revealed that Qimir is our mysterious Sith Lord.

It’s a reveal that sent the internet into a frenzy not because they were particularly shocked but more so because many were so enthralled at the introduction of a hot villain.

Manny Jacinto has clearly been putting in the work on arm day. It would be rude of us not to appreciate that.

Thirst aside though, there’s still a very interesting mystery to unravel in The Acolyte.

What is it exactly that drew, or forced, Qimir to the Dark Side? Who taught him to use the force in this way?

ICYMI: We recently sat down with Star Wars stars Yord, Jecki, and Vernestra themselves, Charlie Barnett, Dafne Keen, and Rebecca Henderson.

The latest episode certainly hinted at Qimir’s past.

Is it a coincidence that Qimir unveiled a rather curved scar the same episode that we finally saw Vernestra’s whip lightsaber in action? I think not.

It seems highly likely that Vernestra was once Qimir’s Jedi Master.

Perhaps more excitingly though, we may finally have our confirmation that Qimir is indeed Darth Tenebrous, Darth Plagueis, or the acolyte of one of those legendary Sith Lords.

The planet Osha and Qimir were located on during this episode was simply referred to as ‘Unknown Planet’.

It only makes sense for its name to be withheld if it’s a spoiler.

Well, it’s been unearthed that, aesthetically, this island shares similarities with descriptions of a location known as Bal’demnic, an ocean planet in the Outer Rim.

Bal’demnic is known for its vast oceans, giant cliffs, and beaches but its troublesome climate and hostile native Kon’me species make it unpopular with travellers.

The planet we see in The Acolyte may not have featured those latter two qualities, but it did instead linger on one major clue.

Bal’demnic eventually fell into the hands of Darth Tenebrous and Darth Plagueis due to its deposits of cortosis.

In the latest episode, Qimir explains his helmet is made of cortosis - a material resistant to lightsaber damage.

As he repairs his helmet, Osha’s gaze drifts to an enormous cortosis ore located in the wall of the cave-like room they find themselves in.

Credit / Disney Plus
Credit / Disney Plus

Surely, that’s damning evidence that this is indeed Bal’demnic and therefore that we’re dealing with one of these legendary Sith Lords.

Eagle-eyed viewers may also have caught a glimpse of Qimir’s ship which bears a striking resemblance to the Scimitar, Darth Maul’s ship.

Well, the Scimitar was reportedly designed by Darth Tenebrous adding additional fuel to the fire.

Credit / Disney Plus
Credit / Disney Plus

A major Sith reveal is quite clearly on the way. The question is: Who is Qimir really?

I’m already counting down the hours until next week’s episode.

Featured Image Credit: Disney Plus, Titan Magazines

Topics: Star Wars, Disney, TV And Film