Recently, there have been rumors of how the story of the Ahsoka TV Show will involve Grand Admiral Thrawn. It is said that the Stormtroopers will have broken helmets with gold veins holding them together. It is similar to Kylo Ren’s helmet in The Rise of Skywalker, but his had red veins than gold.
The idea is from KINTSUGI, the Japanese pottery process of putting broken pieces of a bowl held together by gold inlays. In Japan, they call this process the “golden repair” with a philosophy of:
“…breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”
Not only is there no attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated… a kind of physical expression of the spirit of mushin….Mushin is often literally translated as “no mind,” but carries connotations of fully existing within the moment, of non-attachment, of equanimity amid changing conditions. …The vicissitudes of existence over time, to which all humans are susceptible, could not be clearer than in the breaks, the knocks, and the shattering to which ceramic ware too is subject. This poignancy or aesthetic of existence has been known in Japan as mono no aware, a compassionate sensitivity, or perhaps identification with, [things] outside oneself.
— Christy Bartlett, Flickwerk: The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics
What does this mean for Grand Admiral Thrawn’s role in the Ahsoka TV Show?
After Ezra Bridger fought Thrawn in the season 4 finale and ripped him, his ship, the Chimaera, and his crew into hyperspace by the Purrgil Space Whales, Thrawn was broken, and his foretold defeat became real.
Thrawn chose not to hide his defeat but wear it like a badge of honor to move on. Put his pieces back together to create a new aesthetic beauty found in Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi, which he named his Stormtrooper, apparently left alive from his ship.
There are unknowns:
After being broken and the choice to wear it as a badge of honor, what was Thrawn seen as to his people, The Chiss Ascendancy? Do they admire a broken warrior?
Then the last the Thrawn said to Ezra Bridger is, “Whatever Happens next happens to both of us.”
To which Ezra replied, “That’s the idea.”
So, what happened to Ezra? It sounds like he escaped from Thrawn. What does Ezra mean in this broken process that Thrawn has embraced as his new philosophy?
It is easy to see the importance of Ahsoka Tano in her story and witness a broken warrior which whom she shares similarities. Ahsoka overcame her brokenness when she fought against her former master, Anakin Skywalker, who had turned into Darth Vader.
Also, Sabine Wren was a broken girl as a Mandalorian warrior that overcame her brokenness with renewed vision in fighting for her people, her clan, Clan Wren, and the Mandalorians. She is to unify her people with the Darksaber, a lightsaber symbol to the Mandalorians.
Assumptions can be made because Sabine won the Darksaber through ritual combat. The Darksaber’s mysticism can unify the Mandalorians, as stated by Fenn Rau, a Mandalorian Protector. He also said Sabine Wren could raise an army and lead it. But the one thing she does not know how to do is to present an organized active military.
Grand Admiral Thrawn knows how to do that.
The Darksaber has cracked itself held together by white plasma underneath a black “lacquered veneer” from the black focusing crystal in the lightsaber. Created by Tarre Viszla one thousand years ago, Sabine Wren handed the Darksaber to Bo-Katan Kryze, who lost it to Moff Gideon, who lost it in combat to The Mandalorian, Din Djarin. Din Djarin should be the leader, but unless Moff Gideon is a Mandalorian and does not behave like one, then Din Djarin confiscated the Darksaber from the Moff.
The Darksaber still resonates and belongs to Sabine Wren, and she could fight for it, or it can be returned like the Arthurian Tale of Excalibur. The Din Djarin is Percival, who produces the Holy Grail, the Darksaber as another form of Excalibur, to the Lady of the Lake, Sabine Wren.
In the end, all characters are broken and put back together by a golden repair that uplifts their presence in this story that will be told in Ahsoka TV Show.
How they come back more vital is a matter of artistic beauty.
How Ezra Bridger is broken is a topic on a different blog — the SWAG77.com blog.
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Senator Oiboc Ramoc is of Seswenna
Admiral Conan Antonio Motti is from planet, Seswenna.
“Dangerous for your star fleet, not for this battlestation.”~Admiral Motti
Flipped quote of the military by a Senator in real life, Marco Rubio. Said Seswenna due to what Admiral Motti told in Star Wars A New Hope and how this quote is ironic.
Ziara is my friend. She must be called Ar’alani or Admiral.
Suppose Thrawn was a part of the Regency Era. He would be a royal and live in a castle.
The Regency Era is a time of poetry based on love and passion that could not be outwardly expressed in those days.
What is it truly to admire a woman?
To look at her and feel inspiration.
To delight in her beauty.
So much so that all your defenses crumble,
that you would willingly take on
any pain, any burden for her.
To honor her being
with your deeds and words.
Season 2 Episode 2 “Off To The Races” in Bridgerton.
It is what Thrawn would think and possibly say. He could speak eloquently, which means he probably would enjoy poetry.
I’m not good. I am self-sufficient!
I decide who and what is allowed to do with me. And if I don’t like it, I let the person understand it in an accessible form. And you don’t have to consider me good, I don’t give a fuck. You can’t please everyone and this concept is part of my character.
If my self-esteem is largely dependent on the opinions of others, then I have obvious problems with my head. And I have to solve this problem.
Agree that “he’s self-sufficient” sounds better than “he’s a good guy.” Why do I even have to be good? What the hell am I, an obedient dog?
We’re not teenagers anymore, stop chasing this bullshit.
By the way, self-sufficient does not cancel the concept of “good man”. But a good me is far from being for everyone, which in turn immediately cuts off the chances of a scenario like “you can sit down and shine your legs.”
Smart-ass personalities quickly fall off, making room for adequate people in my life. And I do not suffer from the fact that I do not have two hundred friends. My social circle is small, but special.
Do you think this is too pretentious? And I don’t give a fuck!
SWAG77 Headcanon is that Thrawn always had peerage. We are defining peerage as the upper family members from “Ranking Distants” and above as royalty. We explain on our Patreon.
The composition of this half-body image is a derivative from the template of “Prince Louis of Orléans, Duke of Nemours by Winterhalter” and the Star Wars Chaos Rising Cover by Magali Villeneuve. Behind Thrawn is the German castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein.
The SWAG77 fanfic headcanon goes: Thrawn is young in official Chiss military formal attire with his Mitth Ruling Family sash to show his caste of Ranking Distant.
SWAG77 speculates that Thrawn’s real father is the Patriarch Mitth’oor’akiord. It is only a fanfic headcanon and there is canonicity to be forced onto fans.
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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Bach
Listen to all the moods from the grand master of Western classical music: consoling, rousing, peaceful, passionate.