Since Disney took over Star Wars, the company has made a number of changes to the franchise. Now the company has retconned the famous The Rule of Two. The novelization of The Rise of Skywalker, junior edition has slightly changed the meaning of the famous quote from Master Yoda. Originally, it was thought to mean only two Siths existed at any one time.
Now Disney has altered the phrase to mean that there can be more than two, but two Siths reign over the others. In the novelization, Rey discovers the true meaning of the ‘rule’ while reading from an ancient text. Check it out below.
“The Prime is one, but the Jedi are many. The Sith were Many but often emerge Ruled by Two. The Seeds of the Jedi have been Sown throughout the Galaxy, on Ossus, Jedha, Xenxiar, and Others. The Sith have no Seeds, since what they Bury does not Grow. They are the Despoilers of Worlds, and have Laid to Waste once Fertile Habitats such as Korriban, Ziost, Ixigul, Asog, and Others.”
Well done Disney. While I don’t really like the House of Mouse, or even George Lucas for that matter messing around with aspects of the Star Wars universe, I am actually on board with this change. More than two Siths have been shown to exist when there were already two prominent Dark Side users, so this both clarifies and cleans up those loose ends.
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