An old friend has learned the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force – Yoda (ep 3)
Inspired by The Star Wars Minute, I present this fan theory of the Star Wars universe which explains several inconsistencies in the storyline of episodes 4-6.
Force ghosts aren’t real.
All force ghosts and ghost voices in the six films are projections created by R2-D2 to motivate Luke to continue his studies after the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
With only one easily-explained exception, R2-D2 is present for every appearance of a force ghost, including when Luke hears their voices.
As well as addressing what is the most overtly metaphysical part of the series, this theory also explains Ben’s lack of helpful teaching and R2’s omissions of his past relationships with both Ben and Yoda.