Film Theory: Star Wars, How The Mandalorian PROVES the Empire was Right!

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With the return of The Mandalorian season 2 to Disney+, I felt it was about time to also return to a Star Wars theory. In a previous theory, I talked about how the Jedi could be construed as an 'evil' order. Today, I'm taking that kind of idea and flipping it to talk about the Empire itself! I think The Mandalorian provides us with even more clues that the Empire may not be as wrong in it's philosophy as we thought! How? Why? Well Theorists, make sure you Baby Yoda is somewhere safe because this is about to take a turn to the dark side...

0:38 - This is referencing two different studies citing two different percentages. It is not between 31% and 58%, it is both 31% and 58% percent results from the two studies.

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  • He ruined my life and I still watch

  • Star wars is just r/amithe***hole everyone sucks here

  • So the empire was socialist?

  • Honestly, taking away a child at 9 freakin years old, a 9 y.o child, who was innocent in every aspect, turned into a impulsive, insecure and nearly insane person. The jedi have really screwed up the kids lives who they recruited and put them in life or death situations, just to be trained into a person who lies and tries to take down the people that are trying to help. The jedi is really messed up.

  • Talks about the empire but uses first order stormtroopers. Bruh moment.

  • Given that both Biggs and Luke talk about how much they hate the Empire when they're just "a couple of guys on Tattooine," I'm pretty sure life under the Empire was pretty bad.

  • Some sweaty 40 year old man with a pony tail: AKCHUALY

  • I have one word to debunk the idea that the Empire isn't that evil "Kashyyk"

  • Omg 9.9 m subs almost there

  • The thing is, people like republic soldiers said the republic outlawed slavery and yet in episode 1 we see anakin living in slavery during the rule of the republic

  • Unfortunately I can’t agree with you... because I love the Star Wars series and I can’t deal with more bad things about it

  • This ante no theory it's a fact

  • Jedi are Al Qaeda

  • I don’t really watch Star Wars ( only seen like one movie) so my head hurts after watching this

  • 13:39 fun fact: ET comes from the star wars galaksi

  • The Prequel Saga was supposed to be the time where the Jedi order was at its worst

  • let’s not forget operation cinder, this was just a way of palpatine saying “if I can’t have it then nobody can”

  • Clearly matpat has never seen rebels

  • I knew the Jedi in the prequels were questionable but the dark side ain’t as good either

  • Honestly, if the New Republic had just adopted this idea of regional governors that are overseen by actually democratically elected officials rather a dictator, the system would've been so much better.

  • Mindblowing!

  • please do a One piece theory I would really like that.

  • This video is brought to you by The Galactic Empire

  • "In war both side think there right" Just a quote i heard one day and its true

  • 5:35 America in 1776 watched this and said “hold my freedom ale”

  • Film theorist, you should do a video about how Darth jar jar is actually jar jar binks

  • R/theEmpireDidNothingWrong

  • The Empire were the good guys They were trying to reunited the galaxy

  • 4.6k Jedi scum disliked this

  • "The Empire may be autocratic and heavy-handed in enforcing the law, but they keep the transports running." -Some dude in the Empire.

  • Bro the empire had loads of slaves and didn't stop crime, they only stopped crime that was inconvenient. They also drained planets of their resources so that they were inhospitable. I get what you're saying but they were much more evil then you give them credit for

  • Quick detail: the Death Star when it destroys a planet reduces it to DUST. Whereas Starkiller Base cracks planets. It shatters them. Almost like it trades destructive power for destructive range

  • If anyone is shooting lighting from their fingers it's Biden

  • Matpat: “The Empire is not that bad.” Palpatine: *Kidnaps children in an attempt to create child soldiers, kills people who outlived thier usefulness, puppeteered the entire galaxy into a civil war, usurped his way into power, put Jar Jar Binks in a position of power, dismantled the senate, made non-human species be considered inferior to humans, let slavery and criminal organizations go unchecked, and even had entire planets destroyed because they didn’t bow to his will*

    • not the empire itself, just palatine

  • Uh about the thing for independent contractors on the Death Star, not true, that thing was under wraps.

  • The president could secretly be Illuminati.... oh no a accident happen and Matt died

  • I look forward to the next video where the film theorist rationalizes the Nazis and the Khmer rouge from the comfort of his parents basement.

    • @King Orange happy to clear it up for you

    • @David Emmet I see

    • @King Orange It is implied that we are mistakenly viewing the world in a binary way, in terns of good and evil. I wanted to see what they would come up with for these scenarios.

    • ?

    • Hn

  • Ah yes first order troops in a vid about the empire 5:56

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  • You got to think though, the empire was trying to rule with fear

    • Every government to an extent rules through fear. Fear of consequences is why most laws are followed

  • So what you're saying is...the new republic is the UN

  • The tart gender clasically stamp because march strikingly buzz midst a squalid sleep. gigantic, devilish harp

  • The empire is the embodiment of peace. You cant have freedom and peace

  • when i was a kid i was given a choice to pick a jedi or a stormtrooper i somehow chose the stormtrooper

  • Does the military use independent contractors to build secret weapons which they designed themselves?

  • 10:48 nein

  • Honestly he is pretty much right

  • There are probably empyreal loyal tourists AND maintenance workers on the death star when it exploded plus the food service workers in the cafeteria and other stuff like that

  • The windy bestseller greely punch because granddaughter likely tug at a nasty chance. decorous, uncovered cooking

  • You're not alone brother I feel you there

  • This sounds like the roman empire and roman republic

  • yeah biggest crime of the empire imo was the extreme xenophobia they had. Man thw way they treated the wookies just werent right.

  • When you eliminate crime and rebellion on aldeeran by eliminating aldeeran: p e e c e

  • The empire was open to slavery they took over the Wookiee’s home planet and turned them all into slaves They were also openly racist anti alien

    • @ZB GENIUS I mean it was for some people. Problem was it was for specific people

    • @King Orange I know but mat pat said it was great to live under the empire

    • @ZB GENIUS I never said they were, they are like every government highly flawed

    • @King Orange the republic was anti slavery

    • @King Orange the empire aren’t the good guys

  • I will never look at starwars the same again.

  • Also the empire was a voted by the senate to be a legality military and government

  • That’s why I hate rebels they are fools

  • This is a good Theory if anything it definitely proves reason why the Jedi can never maintain peace is they're deny their emotions kind of hard to rule over people and guide them if you don't have a capability of relating to them

  • The Republic was an empire long before it became the Empire

  • Well I could argue as well for the empire But I would be a bit biased

  • The new republic and the jedi are horrible

  • The empire was great ... if you were human lol.

  • Not gonna lie. The "heroes" kinda sound like WW2 nazis

  • idk if this is parody or not, still funny though but all the theory can be refuted by simple sentences human history are ALWAYS with war and violence, there's no literal good and evil, it's just whose side are you on. and goverment after so long will be wane and decayed no matter what kind of government they use, it's just a matter on how long. it's always "sounds sweet" on the first few year, but not really... and i'm not kidding, i just compare it with real life history and todays goverments

  • lol, that's actual real life story though and to say thousand of those kids whicked away from parent to "school" and getting evil are 1 in a million

  • Also classic symptoms of hitting puberty. its why he had such a hard on for padme she was literally other than his mother the only other woman figure in his life other than other Jedi. I mean yeah hes a little older than puberty but at the same time he never got to go through it properly which can cause situations within people to cause of the hormone imbalance they have.

  • Umm, pretty sure you forgot the part that in Legends and Disney Fan Fiction, The Empire reinstated slavery. Pretty sure that's not good for the average citizen living under their rule. Something the Republic never did. And at least when the Jedi took Younglings it was with their parents approval instead of the First Order who probably just kidnapped them.

    • Some children taken by the Jedi did not have parent approval, also to note that the Empire’s slavery was mainly directed at those committing crimes against it which effectively makes it a more harsh community service

  • and thats why i love clone wars

  • Okay look; Matpatt clearly doesn't understand how Jedi recruitment works. The Jedi don't just randomly pick up random kids away from their parents, they only take the children that have a sense of force in them. Not everyone can become a Jedi. AND if those baby Jedis are left loose then they can and will end up misusing and ABUSING their power. So, mat pat, stop ruining our childhoods and supporting the villains. I swear if this guy ever made a video on monster hunter it will be that the hunters are evil bla bla bla bla the monsters are innocent BLA BLA BLA.

  • Bruh what about the wookies? You can see what the empire is doing to their homeworld in ‘jedi: fallen order’. They’re enslaving the wookies and spreading them accross the galaxy, while they are extracting the recourses, destroying the forest, polluting the planet, and killing indegenous wildlife. Although besides this mistake you still made an entertaining video.

  • I just want to clarify the claim "improves for everyone". Empire was literally a fascist organization with a racial system involved, where humans were at the top, with human-like species below them, with every species more and more different than humans treated even worst. The empire had a slavery system, with many members of some species such as Twi'leks sold into slavery, and even the entire species such as Geonosians or Talz outright classified as slave species by the empire itself, with members of its species living free outside of their home planets, even before the Empire, being classified as escaped slaves. Also, the Empire had literally committed genocides, on species like Lasats or Geonosians. Plus, the empire had no problem in pushing people into poverty by confiscating their lands and possessions for personal benefits, as well as destroying entire planets' ecosystems and economies, just punish them, for having rebels operating on them. For example, before the battle of Yavin, the empire had burned the surface of the Lothal, basically destroying the entire food production on the planet, just to punish it for the rebel activity in the region. Living under the empire was good, but only if you were a rich human on the top level of Coruscant

  • Palpatine wanted control You can't be in control unless your IN CONTROL

  • FYI Tatooine was not under the control of the empire. it was under control of the Hutts. Also after the demise of the empire the galactic republic decided to let systems police themselves considering this to be true freedom for each system. the galactic republic only stepped in upon request. Also the sequel trilogy sucked, thanks for giving it more reason it sucked.


  • This is just empire propaganda

  • But man I ain't no big Star wars fan but didn't they quite literally enslave different species just for being a non-human race seems like they're the bad guys here not going to lie not to mention the multiple genocides I'm pretty sure the Empire is actually worse than the Republic

  • Matpat: *Makes video about how the empire wasn't that bad* The Republic: "Are we the baddies?"

  • I like how this video undermines that Star Wars is a universe in which "The Force" Has made everyone that is force-sensitive and intelligent. To bow down to the force and that if you use the force negatively, it can corrupt others and the self. The Jedi are not evil, It is only when a force sensitive becomes corrupt and seek to change reality because it does not conform to there wishes. Causing Oppression and suffering, and we all know what started suffering, Fear. In the World of Star Wars, Being Human is the original sin, because of our ability to recognize our environment and our ability to creating change. When Matpat mentioned a scene where the client mentioned that because of the fall of the empire, negative things are happening but if you payed attention in history class about reconstruction, it tends to be difficult and chaotic at first. Its similar to how a kid creates a mess and then puts the responsiblility on another and the moment a second has passed, they point and say "See, hes hasn't cleaned it, hes bad at it"

  • All hail Emperor Palpatine!!!

  • Also what people don’t get in the republic citizens don’t vote senators do and people don’t elect senators its like an oligarchy the empire is more free

  • Fun fact: The empire did not at all care about stopping slavery, they were all about slavery, ever wondered how they were able to make the Death Star?

    • Slavery against those that actively committed treason and payed their time no different than a prison

  • The Jedis were violent religious zealots! Darth Vader gave up everything to fight for peace in the end, and even as a disabled veteran, he continued to serve the cause! Then, those pesky rebels REFUSED to allow proper order in a chaotic galaxy... LMAO but seriously, we REALLY need a Kobra Kai equivalent for Star Wars. Maybe much like how while Thanos is a psycho, he's not "the bad guy" either, assuming his plan was viable (other than that he wanted to play god). It would be an interesting twist.

  • The Resistance is actually supposedly separate from The New Republic. Mainly a COIN force created by The New Republic to combat The First Order.

  • Is it just me or the empire views that were explained are fairly similar to communism

  • Grand Moff Tarkin Did Nothing Wrong! (Note to Remotecom: just saying a meme - I'm sure Grand Moff Tarkin is evil). 😎😎😎

  • I've always thought this

  • So basically the Empire is the US and the galaxy is The Middle East?

  • There is so many wrong small details

  • I think I found out who the true villains of the Star Wars universe are: It's the criminals of the galaxy. There is a lot of evidence in the prequels as well as Mandalorian that shows how a strong government can keep the scum of the universe in check. What the Republic failed, the Empire picked up; or is the Empire right in the first place. Why should I trust a government that cares about the welfare of it's own worlds (Republic)? And why should I trust a government that sweeps everything under the stars (Empire)? The evidence comes from the prequels; mainly Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation (Separatists) and Jabba the Hut (especially Jabba the Hut). Is Nute Gunray really innocent or just a pawn in a Sith Lord's plans? Why is Jabba the Hut hanging out in his palace while the Empire patrols the streets of Mos Esley? I think if the galaxy is going to continue, both the Republic and Empire should concede and concede NOW! Their endless war is making things worse for everyone. This needs to be looked into and studied. Look at the films and series with the objective eye that the scum of the galaxy are the real villains and not the Empire or Republic (as much as the Republic claims they are virtue (as empty as that is)). I want to see what you think MatPat in the next Star Wars film theory.

  • so basically the rupublic were a monarchy and the empire were basically communists..... i dunno if i would call that right....

  • I knew the dark side gave cookies

  • Dictatorship is evil even if the regime tried to do good thing... Because dictatorship will always be evil cuz it will one day abuse of his powers...

  • So, Tarkin was an American: prospering at the expense of the powerless

  • I never watched Star Wars but I watched the mandoloran and it was great

  • Sounds like the downfall of Rome.

  • Yo dudes the empire is pretty chill so maybe you could like join it

  • Didn't the empire enslave the wookies.

  • Pretty sure that was just Herzog talking out of character, but if that 'death and chaos' line was in the script, no-one could deliver it with more conviction.

  • Where to start correcting this..... I get the point that in war both sides get their hands dirty..... But that's probably the only part of this video I agree with... Granted this is the first time I'm watching one of these videos in years... Vikings ruined this theorist

  • well...... a competent authoritarian government will fare better than an incompetent democratic government. Or at least, will have less dissidents, cause they all get force choked xD