Conspiracy Report: And They All Fall DownOctober 4, 2012 at 8:57 am | Posted in Conspiracy Report, Regular Feature, Speculation, Television, The Clone Wars | 3 Comments
At Star Wars Celebration VI, chalk artist Eric Maruscak created a cool mural for The Clone Wars. It depicted Darth Sidious and a bunch of TCW characters with the tagline “who will fall?” Not too long afterwards, the promotional art appeared online. Each season of The Clone Wars has typically had a catch phrase like “Season of the Bounty Hunters” or “Secrets Revealed.” If those are anything to go on, then Season 5 is “Who will fall?”
Now at first glimpse, the promo art would suggest that one of the characters shown might die in the season opener. For everyone whose seen “Revival”, we already know who that person is. But what if “Who will fall?” is not just a promo to kick start the season, but a theme for the entire season? What if this is just one of many deaths to come? With Darth Maul and Savage Opress tearing through the cast of characters, this is definitely a possibility. On top of that, there’s the promise of Black Sun, Death Watch, and a seriously ticked off Darth Sidious.
Fair warning, we’re heading into spoiler territory for Season 5, Episode One.
So, Adi Gallia bit the dust. She’s pictured on the “Who will fall?” art. Also pictured is Hondo, Maul, and Opress who were all in “Revival” and thus fair game for speculation. But that leaves quite a few characters who did not appear in the first episode. Pre Vizsla, Rex, Ahsoka, Ventress, Satine, and Embo won’t be seen until later in the season. That’s why I think there’s more to come. Another indicator is Sidious himself. He looms over all the possible victims in the artwork. His presence leaves the impression that some of the people pictured may fall to him. Surely Maul will meet his demise before Episode III, and his brother is just as likely to meet his end to ramp up the drama and tension. The previews show Darth Sidious dual wielding lightsabers and taking out Death Watch commandos. There’s no way he’s going to go on a warpath without Maul and Opress facing the consequences.
We also know from the previews that Death Watch will be set loose. If the pacifist Mandalorians are no longer able to keep them in check, it’s likely that means Satine is no longer around. Even if her death isn’t necessary to unleash Death Watch, they’ll certainly want to take her out in order to regain control of their planet. A person like Pre Vizsla might side with Darth Maul, but you can sure count on his price being the removal of a pesky, pacifist leader. Pre Vizsla is also a likely candidate to fall beneath the fury of Darth Sdious’ blade.
And of course everyone wants to know the fate of Ahsoka. Remember the Celebration VI discussion about how Ashley Eckstein was taken aside from the rest of the cast during recording for The Clone Wars to privately discuss a piece of highly secretive dialog?
But what if “Who will fall?” had a dual meaning? Perhaps we won’t see Ahsoka die after all. In fact there’s a possibility she could…fall to the dark side. We’ve seen Ahsoka come a long way in the series. She’s also very close to Anakin. Someone that close to Anakin could serve as a very useful tool for manipulation. Putting two and two together could lead Darth Sidious to set his sights on an overlooked padawan. Would it be possible for Sidious to turn Ahsoka to the dark side? Who knows. One thing we do know: he certainly didn’t have any trouble turning her master to the dark side. Take another look at Darth Sidious in the promo art. Is he pointing to who will die next, or his future apprentice?