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NEW SUPERHERO BOOK (CHAPTER 13)

I have reached the thirteenth chapter of my new superhero book and things are heating up. This will be part two of the free-for-all I set in motion. Another player to the game will enter the fight as the lives of dozens of children hang in the balance. It is going to be an intense chapter that will show a lot of fighting and heart.

CREATING ABOMINATIONS

Due to the fact that the first supervillain in my new superhero book is a mad scientist, there will be A LOT of unnatural abominations in the story. I have partially taken inspiration from Dr. Frankenstein, who is famous for creating an eight-foot-tall monster. However, unlike Dr. Frankenstein, who used alchemy and 19th century technology, my mad scientist will utilize far more advanced technology. The abominations that my supervillain will produce will be a grotesque mixture of dead flesh and complex machinery. Even the mad scientist turns himself into one of his abominations just because he wanted to tinker with his own biology. This man’s machinations serve as the catalyst for the main character’s motivation for crimefighting. When my main character hunts down this mad scientist, he will come face-to-face with an army of unholy monstrosities.

NEW SUPERHERO BOOK: (CHAPTER 12)

I have reached the twelfth chapter of my new superhero book and I have effectively set the stage for an all-out free-for-all! My main character will find himself in a situation where he must face cyborg soldiers, undead abominations, and the police you seek his arrest. In addition, two characters will enter the protagonist’s life, but it is unknown if they will be friend or foe. This event will take place during his second night of crimefighting. He will be pushed to his limits and come face-to-face with the cop who is leading the manhunt against him.

NEW SUPERHERO BOOK (CHAPTER 11)

I have started the eleventh chapter of my new superhero book. Armed with new equipment, my superhero continues his crusade against crime, but he is not alone this time. We get to see more of the main character’s various powers at work. In addition, we will see what new methods the supervillains will use to counter his attempts to thwart their operations. It is going to be an interesting chapter that will highlight how my protagonist evolves as a crimefighter.

A KINGDOM IN CHAOS

In previous posts, I spoke of a man named Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick AKA the Kingmaker. Warwick is famous for making Edward IV King of England, but was discarded shortly afterwards, which resulted in him betraying Edward three times. I will focus on Warwick’s first betrayal, which almost destroyed England as a kingdom. Warwick’s first betrayal involved him orchestrating tax riots in northern England, which were fueled by rumors that the king’s in-laws were taking tax money for themselves. Later on, Warwick published an open letter that not only repeated the accusations against the king’s in-laws, but also invited anyone who shared this opinion to rally at Canterbury and take up arms against the king. After Warwick’s allies gathered, they defeated and captured Edward IV. However, Warwick captured and imprisoned Edward without a coherent plan to replace and to kill him. This resulted in the fragile peace Edward IV built to collapse with astonishing speed. During this time, Warwick took his frustration and hatred in a killing spree meant to exterminate as many of Edward’s in-laws as possible. In addition, the unrest Warwick engineered in the north backfired on him and spread south like wildfire. Desperate to restore order, Warwick tried to rally other nobles to his cause, but they just laughed at him because he arrested the king and started all the trouble in the first place. In the end, England could not function without a king to lead it and Warwick’s scheming and wounded vanity drove the kingdom into anarchy. For my third fantasy book, I will be heavily draw inspiration from Warwick’s first betrayal in order to portray the villains’ actions.

DARK REMNANTS

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Even though the Sith Eternal and the First Order were defeated in the Rise of Skywalker, I suspect we have not seen the last of either of them. The Sith themselves may be gone, but they have left behind a dark legacy. When the Galactic Empire collapsed, there were Imperial remnants that remained active throughout the galaxy. It is possible that the same thing will happen with the First Order. Even though the Final Order’s fleet of Star Destroyers were demolished on Exegol and the First Order was suffering losses everywhere else, there are bound to be fleets and bases that will survive.

In addition, even though the Sith Eternal was destroyed along with Darth Sidious, there is no guarantee that all the cultists died. Even though Exegol was their headquarters, it is possible that they may have bases on other Sith worlds such as Moriband. Also, if there are some cultists who are Force-sensitive, they may learn to use the dark side on a similar level to the Knights of Ren. They won’t be Sith, but they would still be a potential threat to future Jedi. If even one cultist survives, the Sith Eternal will inevitably start anew.

If there are remnants of both the First Order and the Sith Eternal, it is possible they may combine their strength. They won’t be as powerful as they were when their alliance was first formed, but they would still serve as a threat to the galaxy at large. I think it would be interesting if this is what happens in the aftermath of Rise of Skywalker.

REY’S FATHER REVEALED

 

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After doing some digging around, I finally found out the identity of Rey’s father. It turns out his relationship to both Rey and Darth Sidious is a lot more complicated than we thought. It turns out Rey had no grandmother and Palpatine had no lover. After Palpatine died in Return of the Jedi, he transferred his essence into an imperfect clone body.

Because of his new body’s hopelessly flawed composition, Palpatine’s cultists in the Sith Eternal worked tirelessly to create a better body for his essence to inhabit. The cultists tinkered with genes and muscle tissue, resulting in the creation of many abominations. Supreme Leader Snoke was one such abomination, but even though Snoke had power and a mind of his own his body was just as frail as Palpatine’s new one. As a result, Snoke was deemed a failure as a replacement body, but he was still useful to Palpatine’s plans with running the First Order and training Kylo Ren.

There was another clone of Palpatine that was physically healthy and stable, but had no Force-sensitivity. Because of the clone’s lack of power in the Force, Palpatine deemed him a failure and discarded him. In Sidious’s eyes, this clone’s only use was to further Sidious’s bloodline naturally. Sometime later, the clone had a wife or girlfriend and together they had Rey. Rey’s youth and immense power in the Force made her the ideal vessel for Palpatine’s essence to inhabit.

One could argue that Rey’s father is Palpatine’s “son” in the same sense that Boba Fett is the “son” of Jango Fett. Rey’s father also looks nothing like Palpatine despite being genetically identical. This is similar to the clone trooper unit known as the “Bad Batch.” Despite being clones of Jango Fett, the Bad Batch looked nothing like him.

Due to her father being a clone of Palpatine, one could argue that Palpatine was Rey’s biological father and grandfather at the same time. Because her father and Snoke were creations of Palpatine, Rey’s story was closely intertwined with Darth Sidious’s return. Ironically, Palpatine’s attempts to create a suitable body for himself ultimately led to his final demise.