Stuart Beattie, the writer of the original Obi Wan Kenobi film, has revealed that Reva had a very different fate in his version of events. Beattie created the character of Reva for the express purpose of being a true believer in the Imperial cause to kill all remaining Jedi. Here are his thoughts on his version of Reva.

“Yeah, except the only little difference in mine was she didn’t know Darth Vader was Anakin. Cause I was like, ‘How’d she know that?’ All she saw was Anakin as Anakin because he hadn’t changed in the suit yet, right? So Anakin killed her friends, put the scar on her, almost killed her, left her for dead, basically. So, in her mind, the Jedi Council were the biggest villains in the galaxy. She believed the lies that they were plotting a coup to overtake and get power and all that, but they were stopped by the Clones. So she believed that’s why she’s hunting Jedi, because she believed the Jedi are the worst, basically.”

Since Reva didn’t know that Anakin was Vader in his version, she would eventually find out from Obi Wan that her master was the very person that tried to take her life, which leads to her eventual death at Vader’s hands as she tells him that Kenobi is dead.

“Yeah, killed by Vader at the end of it. Yeah, I wanted this story, I wanted her story to end. I wanted Reva to play her part in the Kenobi-Vader story, which was, essentially, at the end, she was the one that allowed Vader, basically told Vader to stop hunting Kenobi. You know, she ended the obsession Vader had with Kenobi. She claimed it was over, it’s done. So that was, that was her role to play. And she’d done so many terrible things, I felt she had to die [laughs]. You can only redeem so much.”

Beattie also revealed that he had created the character of Reva before the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and that Trilla Suduri, the primary Inquisitor villain in that game, just happened to be very similar to Reva.

“So I hadn’t played Fallen Order. I wrote this initially in 2017, so that was before I played Fallen Order. I then played Fallen Order and was like, ‘Oh, wow, this is Reva!’ No, look, it’s just coincidence. I wanted to create a new character because I didn’t want to be bound by any canon with any of the others that have already been discussed. And I wanted freedom to take her where I wanted to take her. So that’s why I created her, for this story. And that’s the other thing too, we’re already using so many characters in established canon with Obi, Darth, Owen, Beru… So I was looking to create someone new.  I even had Cody in mind. You know, so I was looking to create someone new.”

Hopefully we get to see more of Reva’s arc play out in season 2 of Obi Wan Kenobi, which is highly likely to happen given the success of season 1.

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