Star Wars The Acolyte leak reveals lead character name and potential plot

There must be a secret base that we just aren’t able to find where the Lucasfilm team is working on Star Wars The Acolyte. We have checked with our probe droids on Hoth and have even contacted a few of our Jawas on Tatooine, but still nothing.

While the other Star Wars projects, like Ahsoka, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Book of Boba Fett and even Andor have bits showing up here and there, the secrets of The Acolyte seem to be buried somewhere in the farthest reaches of the Galaxy.

The Acolyte

But today, we have some good news. No we haven’t found the secret base just yet, but we did find something on Star Wars: The Acolyte.

Acolyte main character name revealed

According to a leak released by The Illuminerdi, the working title for The Acolyte is “Paradox” and the first name of its protagonist is reportedly “Aura.” Now, while this leak should be taken with a grain of salt, we cannot contain our excitement as it’s the first piece of information we’ve heard regarding the series, in a really long time.

So what does it mean? Well, first of all we want to clarify that working titles in Star Wars historically don’t justify or have much to do with the content of the story. Return of the Jedi was referred to as Blue Harvest and The Mandalorian was jokingly referred to as “Huckleberry” as it had similarities between its wayward protagonist and the wandering runaway Huckleberry Finn.

But still, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to dive into the given information. In our last article on The Acolyte we had mentioned some sort of a situation where a Jedi Padawan would dwell into the secrets of the Sith and maybe use the force in ways that she shouldn’t. Well, going by that logic, “Paradox” makes complete sense.

Knowing the show is about a Sith Acolyte, this probably means the main character will struggle with some sort of contradiction. We feel, that loyalty towards the dark side or more like the question “how to be a good Sith?”, if the concept of “good” is inherently one reserved for a Jedi, might be things that the character would have a difficult time with.

A character who at times will be struggling between Light Side tendencies and Dark Side aspirations. Choosing to give in fully to her desires to be a Sith Lord like the ones that will be there around her time or to choose to defect and become a Jedi. Up until now we have only seen one such character go through this which was none other than Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader.

This of course would be a much better and a more clever subversion of his struggles between the two.

According to the leak, the main character’s name will be “Aura”. Now while the name isn’t much to go off, we feel there could be further explorations of the mythic elements or “auras” surrounding the Jedi and Sith.

Furthermore, if the leak is true then we can safely assume that The Acolyte will be a “female-led” series where she will be on the path to depict a side of the Force we’ve never seen before.