A young Jedi, called “F,” and her teacher roam the lands of a distant planet in the galaxy in Star Wars: Visions episode 4, “The Village Bride.” The teachings of how everyone is one with all living things permeates throughout this episode, and viewers get a taste of what it’s like to follow the path of the Jedi as we all learn about a village’s ancient traditions.
The Disney+ series has created something inspiring to look at through the lens of new animation and storytelling, with “The Village Bride” coming from Kinema Citrus. Although we don’t recognize any of the characters within “The Village Bride,” the sentiment of what it means to believe in something, and fighting for what’s right, is engrained in this 17-minute episode.
“The Village Bride” ending explained
The customs of this village dictate that its leader, or whoever is chosen, will sacrifice their life as payment to an evil warlord to protect the village as a whole. Not only does a recently married villager make this choice, but her newfound husband is also there by her side to accept this dark fate. As they celebrate the new marriage, with the Jedi and her master watching on, a spark to fight back against the tyranny by the bride’s sister interrupts what would normally be a joyous celebration.
Although it’s someone’s right to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, it’s the sister who does not accept this kind of fate. This dichotomy of what’s right and what’s good blurs the lines for the young Jedi, as she must listen to both sides and try to understand why one person would be willing to end it all for the greater good, while others would seek only to protect the bride. All of this leads to a head when the warlord captures the sister and her crew, who aimed to sabotage the unavoidable death ceremony.
This Jedi, seemingly in training, is learning the ways of others and that everyone is one with nature (or the Force). So, when the warlord places the sister in the bride’s place as the village’s sacrifice, the Jedi — similarly to our main character in “The Duel” — steps in realizing that those with power must do good and whatever they can to protect others. Since everyone is one with all things, she must stop those who use power to cause chaos and death within that natural order.
Seeing her take off in a ship to leave the planet after saving the village highlights that she knows her purpose now. There’s a finality to this moment, a certainty when she leaves. F has learned what she needed, giving herself the necessary push to accept the responsibility that comes to those who wield such a mighty Force. She is ready and must now go out into the galaxy to use her power for good, to protect those in need from those who wish to usurp control over the natural order of things.
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