‘The Acolyte’ Theory Suggests that Qimir Won’t Survive Season 1 of the Series

'The Acolyte' Theory Suggests that Qimir Won't Survive Season 1 of the Series

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 remains one of the most talked about shows in the world, as the fans are going crazy over each new episode.

Episode 5, “Night,” provided us with a lot of exciting moments and details, which resulted in a series of comments on the Internet, and people are still discussing everything that happened in the episode. While we have already discussed some details from this episode, in this report, we are going to discuss a fan theory related to Qimir’s fate in the series.

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 Qimir’s potential fate.

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:

“Notice the music here. This melody actually comes up at the end of the episode as well. That, my friends, is a melody of John Williams – “Kylo Ren Theme.” So, why sample a sequel Trilogy melody in these moments, one hundred years before the Skywalker Saga? Well, because it rocks;that’s why. But also, if this show plans to have any future for Qimir beyond his current Sith plot to recruit an acolyte and what I assume will be an attempt to overthrow either Darth Tenebrous or Darth Plagueis; if Qimir survives these events, it could become linked to the succession of the Knights of Ren.”

“Kylo Ren’s band of dark side Force practitioners were one of the big unanswered questions from the sequel trilogy, but from literary material we know that they are a succession always led by leader who takes on the code name of Ren. Before Ben Solo took on the role, there was another Ren who covered his face in a mask to hide his disfigurement.”

“Qimir could be a few Generations earlier on that chain of succession. Like he could be the first Ren or more likely, he’s going to end the series dead because they’re going to have to make room for the Sith to move on to Palpatine or whoever next would be on the Sith rule of two order of succession because I don’t know if those guys would leave a loose Manny Jacinto out there alive.”

Source: YouTube

As you can see, Voss, who praises Qimir’s role in the series, is not that optimistic about the character’s fate, and the arguments he puts in front of us make a lot of sense. Being a Sith, he is probably going to become a victim of their constant intrigues.

The theory relies on the Sith rule of two, a practice confirmed in the Prequel Trilogy, according to which there are always two Sith Lords, a master and an apprentice. The apprentice wishes to take down the master and become the master himself, while the master is in constant fear because he expects to be taken down by his apprentice at some point.

The series has more or less confirmed that Qimir is not the master and that there is an underlying presence in the background, but more on that in a separate article. One of Qimir’s goals is to find an apprentice of his own, an acolyte, as he names them, and become free.

Seeing how The Acolyte will lead us into the prequel trilogy, by which time Palpatine had already killed his master, Plagueis, we can assume that Qimir won’t survive this series, as the chance of Palpatine letting a powerful Sith Lord live somewhere out there is absolutely impossible.

Qimir’s death might not happen in Season 1 of the show; this depends on how many seasons are planned. If the overall number of seasons doesn’t become too high, Qimir might just have to say his goodbyes this season, showing that he was just a segway for a more powerful threat in the form of either Darth Tenebrous or Darth Plagueis, as both of them fit the chronology.

What do you think of this theory? Would you want to see Qimir die or not? Let us know in the comments below!

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