Star Wars fans tend to cherry-pick tiny scenes in series or movies. Then, they exaggerate and confabulate meanings of stories to predict outcomes for entire television series or movies rather than reviewing all the literature in Star Wars. Reading Star Wars literature explains how these stories are written. An educated guess – hypothesis can be created with business outcomes and actor profiles to better any prediction.
What fans do when they cherry-pick it can lead to confirmation bias – the finding small scenes (data) to force proof of a prediction as absolute truth (conclusion), which usually does not have control and null prediction (hypothesis).
Any fan that dissents deviate or different perspective is condemned and subjected to derision. That leads to harassment from the Star Wars Toxic Fandom (The Fandom Menace).
The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 has evaluated all the relevant episodes of Star Wars Rebels, including Sabin Wren and the Darksaber. We have formed a working hypothesis. From this episode, Star Wars Rebels Voices and Vision, we at SWAG77 think that this episode is the first to the start of the Sabine Wren and Darksaber story.
Our control and nulls hypothesis is:
The Darksaber wielded by any user kills Sabine Wren.
Generally, when creating a hypothesis, one needs to make ONE HYPOTHESIS AT A TIME. A hypothesis is an educated guess based on present data and results available in the public record. Educated guess must be coordinated with a review of ALL the literature on the subject matter, knowledge of external ideas that can be experimented with nulls, and controls to lead to data and results for conclusions. It cannot be from only one scene – or one episode, season or series, or movie. It is several.
In this examination and explanation, one episode is being used to demonstrate the process. Other episodes have been examined similarly, and scenes have been broken down to explain SWAG77’s rationale.
In Visions and Voices: The Nightsisters possess Sabine Wren to wield the Darksaber through MAJICKS, a form of the Force. In Star Wars, since the beginning, the FORCE IS ALWAYS FLOWING. Whatever is happening THROUGH THE FORCE is included with our data for results to make the conclusions.
MAJICKs can be slightly different from Sorcery. The difference is, Sorcery can be wielded by anyone who learns. MAJICKs are what Force Wielders can do if they understand and train to use them. Force Wielders can use both Majicks and Sorcery.
Nightsisters learn and train on Majicks, part of that seen in The Clone Wars: Season 4 Massacre.
In Legends, they do much more Majicks. The Majicks are not necessarily part of the Dark Side of the Force. They are another aspect of the Force, not extremes. Powers of Majicks are still being discovered, and the Nightsisters learn and practice new ways to protect themselves. Generally, Sith dislike learning to wield the Force through Majicks, so Sith do not like Nightsisters’ Force abilities through Majicks. Sith tend to fight with Nightsisters for control.
There is a long-standing trope of women (witches) who use “magic” in stories as the sole source of their power, meaning only Nightsisters use Majicks, and men do not. The story “Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan created the Ao Sedai women who wield magic, a general story trope.
That does not mean Star Wars stole the trope. It just means that generally, all genres use tropes to build plots with modifications to form new stories.
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Based on SWAG77’s reading (literature review), when the Nightsisters possessed and released Sabine Wren, the Force connected to her indirectly leaving infinitesimal bits (midichlorians) in her. The Darksaber crystal activated with her and “felt” the Force power through Sabine.
There are tropes about possession, and then there are the real-life oral tradition and written stories about possession. In real life, when someone is possessed at a spiritual ritual, the possession never leaves one’s body ultimately. It is ever-present. The story is in the book “Serpent & The Rainbow.”
Based on what we see in Star Wars Rebels Season 2, “Voices & Visions,” the visions of Sabine Wren holding the Darksaber outside the Nightsister temple, Sabine realizes what the Darksaber was (data). SWAG77 thinks this act with the entire episode is the first connection to the Darksaber with Sabine (conclusion); SWAG77 only sees it as a start as the “rate-limiting step” to a more giant story hypothesis.
In hypothesis creation, study questions further the central hypothesis’ theme and rationale:
WHY did the Darksaber choose Sabine Wren?
It cannot be because the Darksaber and Sabine Wren connected through the Force in this episode. A circular argument can lead to erroneous conclusions and confirmation bias. Moreover, we have recognized the Darksaber before in Star Wars The Clone Wars with Pre Vizsla and Darth Maul.
The data that supports the “WHY” is the TITLE of the episode: VISION.
Often possessions can lead to visions; not always, but in this case, either the Darksaber or Sabine Wren or both had visioned.
So, @SWAG_77 studied the data, looked at the results to reach our conclusions, and we continued further with other episodes.