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The ‘Andor’ season finale argues that one of Yoda’s most famous teachings was wrong all along

This article accommodates spoilers for the Andor season finale

One of essentially the most satisfying elements of Andor is the way in which it’s depicted the day-to-day evil of the Empire, and the need of combating in opposition to it. In this present, the Imperials usually aren’t mustache-twirling villains, and their crimes far more private than the comedian guide stuff we’ve seen them doing in different Star Wars tales.

In the excellent season finale, we see that Leia’s A New Hope line “the more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers” is correct, because the Empire’s try and crack down on Ferrix backfires when the group unites in opposition to them. The meat of this philosophy is instructed by means of Nemik’s manifesto for the Rebellion, which we see Cassian listening to earlier than making his transfer.

“There will be times when the struggle seems impossible. Alone, unsure, dwarfed by the scale of the enemy. Remember this. Freedom is a pure idea. It occurs spontaneously and without instruction. Random acts of insurrection are occurring constantly throughout the galaxy. There are whole armies, battalions that have no idea that they’ve already enlisted in the cause. Remember that the frontier of the Rebellion is everywhere and even the smallest act of insurrection pushes our lines forward.

And then remember this. The Imperial need for control is so desperate because it is so unnatural. Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks, it leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear. Remember that. And know this. The day will come when all these skirmishes and battles, these moments of defiance will have flooded the banks of the Empire’s authority and then there will be one too many. One single thing will break the siege. Remember this. Try.”

Screengrab by way of Disney Plus

That final phrase “try” is a agency riposte to Yoda’s well-known “do or do not, there is no try.” Andor argues that Yoda’s philosophy is out of date within the face of the Empire and the destruction of the Jedi Order, because the Rebels don’t have anything however the means to “try” within the face of overwhelming odds.

It’s additionally price remembering that the stagnation and shortsightedness of the Jedi meant they had been all too simply manipulated by Darth Sidious through the prequel trilogy, with their tried arrest of him in Revenge of the Sith giving him trigger to declare himself Emperor, marking the start of the Galactic Empire.

Meanwhile, Yoda himself is hiding out on a swamp planet not lifting a single inexperienced finger to assist the Rebellion, so it’s unsurprising that Rebel philosophy discards the great however ineffective Jedi teachings. We might but see a lightsaber ignited within the second season of Andor, although it appears to be like like Tony Gilroy and his group are arguing that the frequent individuals of the galaxy can completely nicely stand up on their very own with out area wizards main the cost.

Andor season one is offered in full on Disney Plus

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