‘The Acolyte’ Episode 5’s Jedi Massacre Is the Biggest Since ‘Revenge of the Sith’

'The Acolyte' Episode 5's Jedi Massacre Is the Biggest Since 'Revenge of the Sith'

Disney’s new Star Wars project, The Acolyte has been streaming 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 in the world, as the fans are going crazy over each new episode. The Acolyte has caused an uproar in the Star Wars community due to several moments in the series breaking canon, which is undoubtedly a major issue, regardless of what you think of the show in general, but it seems that the series is finally back on track as some fan predictions about the fates of the main and supportive characters become reality.

Namely, Episode 5 provided us with a major Jedi massacre, as The Master slaughtered five supporting characters and two major Jedi from the series, with only two survivors, both of them expected. This was a grim but necessary thing to do, and we can now confirm that this is the biggest on-screen Jedi massacre since The Revenge of the Sith.

As you probably know by now, Episode 5 of The Acolyte delivered on the promised fights and the foreshadowed bloodbath. An earlier theory, which we reported on, predicted this correctly:

The Acolyte episode 5 promises to feature some major lightsaber combat, though it will likely see the Jedi brutally outmatched despite having greater numbers against his powerful new Sith. Keeping that in mind, viewers should certainly expect to see multiple Jedi deaths in the near future. Following Kelnacca’s murder, there’s no way that all of these Jedi will survive. It’s a safe bet that at least five Jedi Knights will meet their end in the next episode; those who were just introduced in The Acolyte episode 4 and have yet to be named (or were only named in the credits).

The killing of multiple Jedi at once will certainly be a testament to the power of this new dark side user who will likely be revealed as a genuine Dark Lord of the Sith in future episodes of The Acolyte. That said, one can imagine that Osha will survive, having been thrown to the side while the Sith faced the team of Jedi. Likewise, it’s also safer to assume that Master Sol, Jedi Knight Yord Fandar, and Padawan Jecki Lon will all survive to continue the Star Wars show’s ongoing narrative. However, The Acolyte could certainly throw in some major plot twists by having one of these leading Jedi characters meet the wrong end of a red lightsaber.”

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The theory foreshadowed the deaths of the five unnamed supporting characters, and The Master, indeed, quickly destroyed them, proving just how formidable he is. But while the theory was right in that aspect, it failed to predict the fate of all the main characters. If you remember, Yord and Jecki were predicted to live through this bloodbath, but that did not happen, as The Master killed both of them, which was a shocking turn of events. Master Sol did survive, but that was to be expected, seeing that he is the strongest and most skilled of the ones present there.

With such a high kill count, The Master has definitely entered history as one of the most fearsome Sith Lords of all time, despite the fact that his true identity is somewhat disappointing. This also means that Episode 5 provided us with the biggest on-screen Jedi massacre since The Revenge of the Sith, when the Clones killed off most of the Jedi, with Anakin slaying the Younglings as part of Palpatine’s Order 66.

We are looking forward to seeing how the series goes forward after such a horrible event, so be sure to keep following us for all the updates!

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