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The Acolyte Suggests Anakin Skywalker’s Virgin Birth Might Not Be The First


In the latest episode of “Star Wars: The Acolyte”, high in a mountain monastery reminiscent of Powell and Pressburger’s stunning and rich “Black Narcissus,” we are introduced to two characters of significant importance to Osha and Mae: their mothers. One is a Zabrak named Mother Koril, played by Margarita Levieva, and the other, Mother Aniseya, played by Jodie Turner-Smith.

Slowly, over the course of the episode, we learn more and more details about the exact parentage of the children beyond just calling these two women their mothers. First, we learn that Mother Koril is the one who carried Mae and Osha during pregnancy. Then, it’s implied heavily that the Force was used to compel the conception and birth without a father.

In fact, the birth of the girls is taken as a miracle to the coven, and is something they keep secret from the outside world. Disaster only strikes when the Jedi learn of their existence. “Where is their father?” Master Indara asks Aniseya, echoing Qui-Gon’s question to Shmi. “They have no father,” Aniseya responds coolly.

As the witches argue about if they are going to allow these “deranged” monks to test Osha, Mother Koril puts a foot down. “I carried them.” But Aniseya retorts, “I created them.” To which Koril fires back, “And what happens if the Jedi discover how you created them?” There is no response.

If the midi-chlorians conceived Anakin Skywalker, it was heavily implied by Palpatine that his master had some hand in convincing the midi-chlorians to do so, though that always seemed a lie of the Sith. But what if Aniseya had learned to manipulate the midi-chlorians to create life the way Sidious implied the Sith were capable of? It seems as though Sidious exaggerated the power of the Sith, but there’s nothing to say Aniseya doesn’t have that power.

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