Death Stars have always been a part of Star Wars, the weapons of mass destruction of the saga...
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...built by the Empire, which was modeled after Nazi aesthetics.
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In the original trilogy, when the Rebels destroyed the Death Star, the day was saved...
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...but this was subverted in the sequel trilogy, where the rogue First Order rose from nowhere...
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...and built Starkiller base, that could destroy entire systems across the galaxy...
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...and could also radicalize the children of the good guys, tapping into real-world terrorism fear.
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The Rise of Skywalker seems to feature a massive armada of Death Star equipped destroyers...
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...forcing the Resistance into an unending state of constant paranoia against potential enemies.
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The war-based conflict will be reprised in Disney+ series The Mandalorian and Cassian Andor...
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...but let's hope that stories set after Episode IX explore the brighter, living side of the galaxy.
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