Leslye Headland Confirms a Second Sith Is Coming to ‘The Acolyte,’ Theory Suggests Possible Candidates

Leslye Headland Confirms a Second Sith is Coming to 'The Acolyte,' Theory Suggests Possible Candidates
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Disney’s most recent Star Wars project, The Acolyte has been on Disney+ since June 4, 2024, and despite all the controversies and review-bombing, the series is still one of the most talked about shows as of the time of writing, as the fans are actively discussing the series and many theories related to its characters.

Online users are still debating every aspect and moment from episode 5, “Night,” which provided us with a wealth of fascinating moments. On the Internet, the show also generated a lot of remarks. Even though we’ve already discussed a few things from this episode, this report is going to discuss the fact that showrunner Laslye Headland confirmed that there would be two Sith in the series from the perspective of a reliable fan theory.

The theory we are going to discuss today was presented by Erik Voss on the New Rockstars YouTube channel in a video in which he discusses and breaks down the fifth episode of The Acolyte, suggesting that some of the Easter Eggs we might have missed from the episode reveal the identity of the mysterious second sith, as he points out two very likely candidates.

Now, before we actually present the theory to you, we have to warn you that this is just an individual theory by a fan. It is based on strong evidence and arguments, but ultimately, it is just a theory and not something that can be considered canon or official. It is, nevertheless, an entertaining one, and we want you to enjoy it, so here is what Voss states:

“He’s making a good point. It was the Jedi decision to turn their Padawans into child soldiers. Also I love the little shrug that he does; it reminds me of Jesse Eisenberg’s shrug as Mark Zuckerberg when Winklevoss asked him why he put an app up for free on the internet instead of selling it to Microsoft.”

“The Sith looks over at May. He is toying with them. He’s returning to his friendly sidekick voice which now just proves that it was all just an act. Manny Jacinto, who clearly did some push-ups and curls before this take, pulls May into a force choke and manages to fend off Sol while still holding May. “

“Qimir points his saber into May’s temple, a gesture that looks like he’s holding a gun to her head and he says: ‘I have no name, but a Jedi like you might call me Sith.’ In case there’s any debate over whether the Stranger is saying the Jedi would just call him a Sith, the actor and the production confirmed that he is actually a Sith Lord and in my roundtable discussion with Leslye Headland, she said that there will be at least two Sith characters that we meet in this season.”

“The Sith says that he wants freedom, though. He’s obviously referring to freedom from the Jedi Order, who think that they are the only ones who should decide how people use the Force, but also I think he’s talking about freedom from the Sith rule of two that he would currently be trapped in.”

“This Sith Master would either be Darth Plagueis and Darth Tenebrous, but either way, it is the Sith tradition to always want to overthrow their master and become the master themselves with an apprentice that they always suspect is going to try to stab them in the back.”

Source: YouTube

That we are going to see two Sith Lords in The Acolyte is not in the realm of theory anymore, as Voss confirmed via his video that Headland had confirmed this to him while they had a discussion. This had been theorized by fans even earlier, but we can now confirm the two Sith theories.

But, who are they? Who could they be? We don’t have any hints as far as the story is concerned, but knowing the chronology of the Star Wars fictional universe, we can agree with Voss’ theory that it is most likely either Darth Plagueis or Darth Tenebrous.

Darth Plagueis is a well-known name from the Star Wars lore, a character mentioned by Palpatine in The Revenge of the Sith. He was Palpatine’s old master who wanted to achieve immortality but was ultimately slain by Palpatine himself. Voss suggests that Qimir’s healing might point to Plagueis being his master, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

On the other hand, more casual fans might not know who Darth Tenebrous is, but he is also an exceptionally powerful Sith Lord and was the master of Darth Plagueis. Whoever of the two appears – and we hope it is one of them – it will be absolutely epic!

Would you like to see Tenebrous or Plagueis more? Or someone else? Let us know in the comments below!

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