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Todd Wahlstrom

Todd Wahlstrom is a creative and analytical freelance writer and life-long Star Wars fan who has expanded into writing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has written about recent shows such as The Mandalorian and Andor and classic topics like Darth Vader, the Jedi, and Boba Fett. His recent articles include the MCU’s Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. Todd is the author of a non-fiction book, holds a Ph.D. in history, and enjoys hiking, running, and reading about science.

Did Snape Care About and Protect Harry?

During his days at Hogwarts, Severus Snape loathed Harry Potter’s dad, James. When Harry Potter came to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991, Snape immediately disliked the boy. However, Snape was loyal to Albus Dumbledore, who secretly pulled the strings regarding Harry’s ultimate showdown with Lord Voldemort. Since protecting Harry early in the …

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How Can Hermione Be a Witch When Her Parents Are Muggles?

Hermione Granger was the brightest student in her Year when she attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry between 1991 and 1999, as she took the 1997-98 year off when she helped Harry hunt Horcruxes before returning to graduate. Despite her intellect and powerful magical ability, Hermione was also the only member of the Golden …

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Severus Snape Is NOT Harry Potter’s Dad, Not Even Related

Severus Snape was the Potion’s Master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and he immediately disliked Harry Potter. However, Snape protected Harry on several occasions, despite the fact he was not related to him, nor did he even like the boy. Therefore, because of Snape’s actions, you may be wondering the true reason why …

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Did Ahsoka Tano Ever Fall in Love? Hint: Lux Bonteri

Ahsoka Tano has grown into a popular Star Wars character. She became well-known in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels programs and has a new show planned about her. Many fans became fond of this character because of her fighting skills and charisma. If you are one of them, you may have wondered if …

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Why Didn’t Obi-Wan Remember R2-D2 and C-3PO in A New Hope?

When Obi-Wan Kenobi met Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 in A New Hope, it seemed to be for the first time. The same goes for C-3PO. Yet, as depicted in the prequel movies, Star Wars fans know that Obi-Wan knew R2 was Anakin Skywalker’s droid, and that 3PO was often right beside R2. This is a …

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Why Did the Clones Betray the Jedi & Follow Order 66 Easily?

In Revenge of the Sith, the Clones turned on the Jedi and wiped almost all of them out. This moment was a major turning point in the Star Wars movies. When Palpatine said, “Execute Order 66,” he initiated his secret plan to have the Clones betray the Jedi and allow him to emerge as Emperor. …

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Wandless vs. Wand Magic in Harry Potter

As readers of the Harry Potter books know, wizards and witches travel far and wide to Mr. Ollivander’s shop to get their wands. These wands complete the magician and enable their powers to manifest. Yet, the magic is not vested in the wand. That comes from the magical person. Given these inherent magical abilities, a …

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Why Palpatine HATED Darth Vader’s Red Lightsaber (CANON)

Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader worked together to rule the Star Wars galaxy. Once Anakin transformed into Vader, Palpatine made sure to use Vader and his powers of the Force to subdue the Rebellion. Yet, the two had underlying tensions that came to fruition in Return of the Jedi. One disagreement was over Vader’s lightsaber. …

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What if Darth Binks Was the Antagonist of The Rise of Skywalker?

Many people remember Jar Jar Binks as the annoying character that almost sank Star Wars. Binks appeared in the first prequel movie, and most audiences did not like him. Yet, when Star Wars fans speculated about Binks being a Sith in disguise, Jar Jar became a more interesting character. Instead of a bumbling fool, Binks …

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