Star Wars Rebels may be over, but the story of Sabine Wren lives on. Is it possible that she is Force sensitive?
In the closing scene of Star Wars Rebels (not crying…not crying), we witnessed Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren departing in search Ezra who disappeared with Thrawn in an attempt to save his friends. Unfortunately, Ezra didn’t bother letting his friends know where he was going.
In light of the ending of this show, I have a question to pose that may or may not ever be answered: is Sabine Wren Force-sensitive? And, if so, does she have what it takes to become a Jedi?
The more I think about it, the more I am inclined to believe that she is, because the Force must always be balanced – there must always be equal parts light and dark.
“Powerful light, powerful Dark.” — Luke Skywalker
“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.” — Supreme Leader Snoke
With the death of Kanan Jarrus (aka Caleb Dume), it could be argued that the Force falls out of balance and needs more light to counter Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Ahsoka doesn’t technically count anymore, since she isn’t strictly a light side Jedi but instead taps into the grey, middle-of-the-spectrum aspects of the Force.
Since the balance is upset, the Force would need to reach out and balance it by bringing a new person into the light. That person is Sabine.
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If you go back and watch Star Wars Rebels, you will notice a change in the relationship between Ezra and Sabine after the death of Kanan. Some see that as a romantic shift, but I believe differently. Once Kanan dies, the Force makes it appear that Sabine is more Force sensitive.
In previous episodes, Kanan teaches Sabine in the ways of lightsaber combat — with her use of the ancient Jedi/Mandalorian weapon the Darksaber– even though that lightsaber is now in the hands of the Mandalore’s new leader Bo-Katan.
Ezra, also becoming more and more powerful, must sense this shift within the Force and inside of Sabine. It’s plausible he relies upon her Force-sensitivity, and it’s maybe part of his plan for being found after transporting Thrawn and himself into the future.
The future, Conan?! Maybe, just maybe; knew it would take two Force-users to find where he went: both Ahsoka and Sabine.
This also would be ideal so that Ahsoka could train Sabine, and together, take on the Empire behind the scenes, while the Original Trilogy occurred. The Emperor’s barely seen in Episodes 4-6; so was he continually neutralizing the threat of this dynamic duo? Why not?!
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Decades later, the same balancing within the Force happens, when Luke Skywalker cuts himself off from the Force and the Darkness rises within Kylo Ren. Rey was the Force’s response to the imbalance within the Force caused by Kylo Ren — like Sabine (possibly) before her, paving the way?
Could Rey even be the offspring of Ezra and Sabine? Well, that’s a good question for another time. But, it could make sense why she’s so powerful, having (hypothetical) parents as gifted as those two. Either way, Sabine is likely Force-sensitive, and we cannot wait for Dave Filoni to delve deeper into this mystery within future Star Wars canon material.
Could this theory ever see the light of day in the Star Wars universe or will it fall through the cracks and never be answered? Leave your thoughts and comments here on our Facebook page and also give us a follow on Twitter at @DorkSideOForce.
Even though Star Wars Rebels is over, Disney XD provides all of the episodes for free (for now).