Hello Friends! I have decided to write a fun, light-hearted, and a bit shorter post today about my lovelies, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Duchess Satine. This post will be a little bit different from my others as I will be analyzing a fan theory, but I hope that you all enjoy it anyway. Later this week, I hope to post my review on C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces, but for now, let’s have some fun!
Today, I have decided to analyze and speculate over the Fan Theory that is and has been circulating around Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Duchess Satine Kryze, ever since the appearance of Korkie Kryze, Satine’s nephew, in 2010. It is, what I am calling, the Korkie Kenobi conspiracy, and it is exactly what it sounds like. People are theorizing that Satine’s nephew Korkie is her and Obi-Wan’s secret child, and believe it or not the evidence for this is pretty compelling.
However, before I jump in, I must give my disclaimer that this post will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episode II (sort of), as well as, the Clone Wars show.
Now, enough of the formalities, let’s jump in! Allons-y!
As any fan of the Star Wars show the Clone Wars knows, Satine and Obi-Wan have a very long history together that stretches back to the time before the Phantom Menace. We also know without a doubt that they both loved each other immensely and still do during the Clone Wars as we see Obi-Wan come to his Duchess’s rescue time and time again.
Oh! I love them so much!
*Squeals with delight*
Anyway…moving on…if you have not seen Clone Wars, then allow me to clear somethings up for you.
Before the Phantom Menace, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi protected the Duchess during the Mandalorian Civil War. During this one year period, Obi-Wan and Satine fell in love with each other. However, once the war was over, they went their separate ways and did not reunite (as far as we know) until the clone wars began. Here once again, Obi-Wan protects Satine from all kinds of insurgences, and eventually, when she professes his love to him when she believes that she may be killed, he says the same, in his own amazing, Jedi way.
“Obi-Wan…it looks like I may never see you again. I don’t know quite how to say this, but I’ve loved you from the moment you came to my aid, all those years ago.”
“Satine, this is hardly the time or place for…alright, had you said the word, I would have left the Jedi Order.”Satine Kryze and Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 13 – The Voyage of Temptation
Let me be honest, friends. The first time I watched this scene, my little heart jumped up and danced! I have been an Obitine (Obi-Wan and Satine) shipper ever since!
However, I digress. We are here to talk about Korkie Kryze, are we not? Allow me then to present the evidence for this fan theory. Then at the end I will reveal my side of the argument, and we shall make a conclusion.
Evidence 1: Korkie’s Character and Mannerisms
Okay, this may be the strongest bit of evidence for this theory. If you do not know what Korkie looks like, then see below:
The first time I watched Korkie on screen, already knowing about the theory, I almost choked. He speaks with a British accent, strokes his chin (an Obi-Wan trademark), has Obi-Wan’s eye color, and has reddish blond hair, not to mention the face structure and the eyebrows, but he definitely has Satine’s nose and chin. 😉 In short, you could say that he looks like a perfect combination between Obi-Wan and Satine. Everything is there, and if they had a kid (or if Korkie’s their kid 😳), I’m pretty certain that he or she would have some resemblance to Korkie.
Evidence 2: Korkie’s Parentage and the Timeline
Korkie is labeled as Satine’s “nephew”; however, we know for certain that he is not Bo-Katan’s son, and we never see another Kryze sibling on screen so whose son is Korkie? It is not explicitly clear, but it is plausible that this other sibling “exists” although because she or he is not mentioned or seen at all is a bit suspicious.
Also intriguing, Korkie’s age matches up perfectly back to the one year period that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were protecting the Duchess during the Mandalorian Civil war.
*Looks at Obi-Wan suspiciously over glasses*
Well, there it is, the evidence, which in my opinion is pretty feasible, especially Korkie’s appearance. He literally looks like a mini Obi-Wan. However, as much as my Obitine heart wants to jump up and dance, which honestly I find myself doing after watching episodes like the Mandalore Plot or Voyage of Temptation, I have a few objections that must be taken into account of why I think Korkie is not their kid.
I’m sorry, friends, but believe me if Korkie turned out to be their kid in canon, I would probably be the first person to literally jump up and start dancing anyway. 😉
My first objection to this would probably have to be Obi-Wan’s character and loyalty to the Jedi code and order in general. He doesn’t seem like the kind of person to have a secret kid (but again I could be wrong, this is just my opinion). Many times in Attack of the Clones he warns Anakin not to let his emotions rule him. If he had taken it to far with Satine, wouldn’t this sound just a bit hypocritical? However, it could be that he is speaking from experience, but either way, this doesn’t sound like the Obi-Wan we all know and love. There is no doubt that he loves Satine, and believe me, friends, I will always love Obitine, but my objection comes with Korkie, as I think that an act that would lead to a secret child, tarnishes Obi-Wan’s character tremendously. If you don’t agree or see it another way, I would love to hear your comments down below!
Also, I would like to point out that wouldn’t Korkie be Force sensitive if he was Obi-Wan’s son, and why would Obi-Wan not sense him?
One last objection, friends, remember this is the Duchess of Mandalore we are taking about. How hard would it be to hide a secret this large from almost everyone in the Mandalorian court, including the Prime Minister, Almec, and Bo-Katan, who mostly likely would have known. I know that her and Satine don’t have the best relationship, but we do not know when she joined the Death Watch, so she could have been with Satine after the Mandalorian Civil War, which was most likely when Korkie was born.
If I missed anything for or against this theory, please feel free to comment below. I always love hearing all your thoughts, friends! 😁
Thus, although this theory is compelling, fun to play around with, or remedying for making our hearts happy after watching the Lawless (*whimpers*), unfortunately, I think that it is very improbable. However, this will not stop me from loving my lovelies, Obi-Wan and Satine, or from getting some great fan art out of this theory.
Ah…one of my favorites, still I think I will literally, actually dance if Korkie is their kid! 😂
Well, that is all for now, but I hope that you enjoyed this post and fangirled out with me! Feel free to drop a like, subscribe, or comment below if there is something I missed, and make sure to look for my next post on C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces that I will hopefully post later this week.
Until next time, friends,
Time Lady of Coruscant 😁