Star Wars Comic Confirms Major Fan Theory About Anakin Skywalker's True Father

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The mystery of who Anakin Skywalker’s “true father” is has been an ongoing debate for 20 years, but it looks as if we finally have an answer.

In 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, we learned that Anakin, who would later become Darth Vader, did not have a true father. His mother, Shmi Skywalker, told Qui-Gon Jinn that she had birthed Anakin on her own. It was a confusing scenario, but in Revenge of the Sith, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine revealed that one can create life by manipulating The Force.

The scene from the 2005 film led fans to believe that there was no immaculate inception, and Palpatine instead simply manipulated The Force to create Anakin.

According to Screen Rant, that’s exactly what happened, as revealed in the new comic Darth Vader #25. In the comic, Vader tries to stop a hole between the realm of The Force and real life from opening, and in the process, he relives some of significant moments of his past.

One moment shows Vader watching his mother during her pregnancy, with Darth Sidious’s arms surrounding her, forming the energy inside of her that would eventually emerge as Anakin.

Of course, there’s some dispute over whether or not the comic is canon, but it is a satisfying confirmation for those who’ve theorized this happening for more than a decade.

A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

J.K. Rowling Reveals How San Francisco Inspired Major Harry Potter Location

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

The award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two-part drama takes place 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and depicts Harry’s life as his son, Albus, is about to begin school at Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling has pointed out that San Francisco had a deep influence on the original Harry Potter novels, SFGate reports. In the video below, Rowling talks about how Alcatraz, the infamous former prison, inspired her creation of Azkaban.

"[San Francisco] is a very distinctive, special place—I love the feel of it, I love the architecture,” Rowling said. “I've actually said this before, but Azkaban is a combination of Alcatraz and Abbadon, which is an old word for hell. I squeezed those words together. The idea of the rock in the middle of the ocean was directly inspired by a visit to Alcatraz."

With its mist and Gothic mood, it’s no wonder this slice of San Francisco inspired a big part of the Harry Potter world.

[h/t SFGate]