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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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  1. Ari Okubo

    Ari Okubo

    9 seconden geleden

    I too am a big fan of literal facism

  2. Orna Gavin

    Orna Gavin

    Uur geleden

    #Thankmas #CallToAction

  3. Random VIDS!! K

    Random VIDS!! K

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  4. Zachry Binks

    Zachry Binks

    Uur geleden

    Legit just finished watching the clone wars animated series, there were too many moments when the jedi order refused help or salvation to the neutral or dying worlds, because coruscant was more important to them, ironically enough with everyone but the nobility and the jedi living in near poverty. From what happens in the first scenes of SOLO, we easily see that the empire ain't too bad as a functioning government. Yeah they had their moments, but the republic wasn't even close to the level of development that the Empire had.

  5. Cultural Sugar

    Cultural Sugar

    Uur geleden

    "Once more the Sith will rule the Galaxy and we shall have... peace."

  6. Wade Peters

    Wade Peters

    Uur geleden

    the mandalorian seems like lockdown from transformers age of extinction

  7. Timo425


    2 uur geleden

    USSR was also great for some poorer regions that totally collapsed with USSR and are still doing very badly. This doesn't make USSR good though.

  8. A.D McCormack

    A.D McCormack

    2 uur geleden

    I normally love film theory, but honestly, a full fledged defense of the fascist empire shoulda been called into question before the video was posted. Why not just stick to, “the republic was bad”. We all coulda done without the empire is good bit.

  9. Pre abraham

    Pre abraham

    2 uur geleden


  10. Echo 18

    Echo 18

    3 uur geleden

    Dude, don't even try to use anything from the sequels in your videos, we all know that they never happened.

  11. Jjjace


    3 uur geleden

    I didn’t even watch this, but I can tell it didn’t age well with the reveal of why the Gideon wants baby yoda. Not gonna say though because spoilers

  12. Godfather


    5 uur geleden

    "Thanks to today's sponser,The Galactic Empire."

    • Godfather


      5 uur geleden

      Can't wait to r/whoosh Just kidding I copied someone else's comment.. Hohohohohohohoho

  13. Chris Griffin

    Chris Griffin

    7 uur geleden

    is Star wars not more about the chaotic good rebels fighting lawful evil empire, Both sides have Their positive and negatives Both Missing the point of how to provide for all its people. It's great that certain characters talked about bringing balance to the force But understood it to mean completely the opposite.

  14. Ross Walenciak

    Ross Walenciak

    7 uur geleden

    About the beginning, I had a project in my high school psychology class where we diagnose a fictional character with a personality disorder. It was really fun

  15. Happy_97


    7 uur geleden

    The war didn't end wih the battle of Endor, it did with the battle of Jakku.

  16. Luke the Greatest

    Luke the Greatest

    7 uur geleden

    Btw, the Mandalorian didn't take place anywhere near the time of the original star wars movies. Yoda was still very young, so there is no way there was 800 years between the movies. The Mandalorian took place WAAAAAY before any of this happened

  17. BreadZ


    9 uur geleden

    The book Tarkin is not Legends...

  18. John O'Keefe

    John O'Keefe

    10 uur geleden

    The empire was a better government... unless you are a Wookie or you live on a planet in the outlying system. Admittedly, if you live in the outlying system you are screwed under either government. Just saying with the deals the empire made with the Hut clan on several occasions the outlying system wasn't really much better off.

  19. Frenz Scivola

    Frenz Scivola

    10 uur geleden

    Makes sense, innit. Unless you take freedom into account.

  20. Lookie


    11 uur geleden

    This isn’t well known by non hardcore Star Wars fans, but in legends the Jedi were the ones who started fighting the sith, the sith just wanted to be left alone and study the dark side.

  21. Psycho Crow

    Psycho Crow

    14 uur geleden

    Since watching star wars in my teens I always though the empire to be the good guys... yes there supreme leaders evil but I can see that there was more prosperity and sucess under the empire then the republic... just my thoughts...

  22. Eddie Richardson

    Eddie Richardson

    14 uur geleden

    Luke convincing the ewoks was so they would not be eaten by them. As for the everyday citizen being happy under the empires rule you forget about all the people they forced into slavery.

  23. The Shadow

    The Shadow

    15 uur geleden

    Also that’s how the empire got its solders not by making clones or by stealing young kids but by winning the people in there trust

  24. Soffian Shariff

    Soffian Shariff

    16 uur geleden

    Because of this video, I now believe in the Sith. F**k those rebel scum...

  25. permeus


    17 uur geleden

    0:33 i disagree with that but they aren't the good guys either, the Jedi are extremist and when you go to the extreme of anything you tend to start going wrong and to make matters worse they are an extremist religious group that as part of their training teaches there people to hate others based on their beliefs and are heavily armed i mean what could possibly go wrong with that idea?

  26. Cole Dyson

    Cole Dyson

    18 uur geleden

    13:28 MatPat’s clearly never played Ewok Hunt on Battlefront II😂

  27. Joseph Darvish

    Joseph Darvish

    19 uur geleden

    So... uh... are we just going to ignore the entirety of Star Wars Rebels? In this show alone, the Empire - Burned a mining planet for resources - Enslaved it's inhabitants into the workforce - Enslaved the Wookies - Add puppet leaders to betray their own people - Kidnap children - Restrict output/press - Torture captives - Use a Jedi Master's CORPSE as a way to lure the enemy - Takes Hostages - Bombs an innocent city - Indoctrination of minors The entire show is about showing that the empire is evil, and not redeemable in any way (aside from being efficient) The empire is only good in the same sense that Germany was "good" in WWII which everyone knows is not the case. The Imperial troops are called "Stormtroopers."

  28. Vanilla YT

    Vanilla YT

    19 uur geleden

    HEY MATPAT! So I have an idea for your fourth channel (to complete the little circle thing in all of your channel logos, food theory being the third one). It could be Life Theory, involving things in the real world. Things like “why do people enjoy __ so much?” You could get I to more science and math stuff, because both science and math are part of real life. Personally, if you did make this, I would love for you to explain why schools teach us stuff we might not even need in the real world. I think that’s a question we all want the answer to. Well, I doubt you’ll actually be reading this comment, but I’m gonna do my best to get it in your sight.

  29. Tommy Gannett

    Tommy Gannett

    20 uur geleden

    That’s why I am an authoritarian

    • Tommy Gannett

      Tommy Gannett

      9 uur geleden

      @Emily An nah I’ve been an authoritarian for a while as in I’m a absolute monarchist and a right wing socialist

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      18 uur geleden

      Cool...super loved it?

  30. Awsometime


    20 uur geleden

    Democracy: The God that Failed

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      18 uur geleden

      Real life example of this is Gaddafi

  31. TheDonaldMcRonald


    21 uur geleden

    The Empire is literally Conunissum, sometimes good, some time bad ._.

  32. Josh Hsoj

    Josh Hsoj

    21 uur geleden

    What I told you was true, from a certain point of view. You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

  33. slaymaster999


    21 uur geleden

    In legends, the empire was built to face the inevitable yuuzhan vong invasion, palpatine discovered the Outlanders plan for invasion of the galactic republic and decided the old republic was too weak to fight off an invasion of that size, he was right, the new republic nearly lost that war it took a pact with the emperial remnant to stop the invasion. So yeah palpatine was right, but that was the old canon

  34. yodathan


    22 uur geleden

    The new republic only exists for 5 years so they are still building it up.

  35. yodathan


    22 uur geleden

    Right so din djarin has to believe that the empire improves every planet it touches. But take in mind that when the empire touched mandalore they killed everybody and stole all theyer resources. Also known as the great purge

  36. X


    22 uur geleden

    the new republics biggest failure probably comes from the fact that instead of taking over the empire, they just destroyed it. the empire had a huge advantage when it started because it simply took over the republic and rebuilt it. but the new republic tried starting from scratch, which was stupid.

  37. X


    22 uur geleden

    but but sith evil therefore empire evil, jedi good therefore the new republic and old republic is better, duh. ofc I'm being sarcastic.

  38. Ben Segneri

    Ben Segneri

    22 uur geleden

    You’re ignoring the: -Wookie Slavery -Ewok Genocide -Tacking and Killing of all Jedi, mostly children -everything about inquisitors -sadistic rule over lothal, and every other city -Project Cinder -Destruction of Jedha and scarif It’s just a authoritarian dictatorship, it’s not good

  39. X


    22 uur geleden

    1:10 all classic symptoms of teenagers. I mean seriously, you're comparing a what 10 year old to someone whos like 15-17? also anakin is the way he is because he was constantly called the chosen one, and how he was going to bring balance to the force. yet from his perspective, not being a jedi master was the council looking down on him. and in an ironic sense, his actions only proved that he was an immature teen who wasn't ready to become a master.

  40. Lilly McAffee

    Lilly McAffee

    Dag geleden

    Why does this sound familiar?

  41. Joseph Dellavecchia

    Joseph Dellavecchia

    Dag geleden

    The most painful part of the sequel book series was the written astonishment at how badly they are doing and how they are literally recreating the conditions that the empire took over from. Also MatPat, would you willing to do videos on topics on Dune? Like how the water reclaiming still-suits might be feasible or is it really possible for humans to become like biological computers.

  42. Scourge 64

    Scourge 64

    Dag geleden

    The Empire did nothing wrong.

  43. Aidan Southworth

    Aidan Southworth

    Dag geleden

    Mattpat you are correct long live the empire

  44. I̶N̶F̶I̶N̶I̶T̶Y̶ Z̶e̶r̶0̶

    I̶N̶F̶I̶N̶I̶T̶Y̶ Z̶e̶r̶0̶

    Dag geleden

    From matpats thoughts about this whole thing Empire:”standard” Sith:”ceaseless destroyers that want to take everything” Jedi:”unrelenting warring perfectionists”

  45. Ingagi


    Dag geleden

    Real life example of this is Gaddafi

  46. Markus Mayr

    Markus Mayr

    Dag geleden

    You forgot about the Wookies, which are slaved, as you see in "The force unleashed" :)

  47. a generic account

    a generic account

    Dag geleden

    The empire and the ewoks were never on good terms. As soon as they landed on endor the ewoks attacked them.

  48. Dark. Duke

    Dark. Duke

    Dag geleden

    Clone army. Literally made out of child slave soldiers, with eugenics sprinkled on top, led by bung of nepotistic Heaven's Gate space-wizards.

  49. Daniel Guerin

    Daniel Guerin

    Dag geleden

    They also murdered children for being sensitive to the force- Rebels shows that.

  50. Sir. Gamer

    Sir. Gamer

    Dag geleden

    Wookies beg to differ

  51. David Tillman

    David Tillman

    Dag geleden

    dave filoni and sam witwer would have a field day dismantling you lmao

  52. Grodarados


    Dag geleden

    91.610 user like it and would join the empire and want ''Peace'' 3738 user dislike the video and want death and chaos

  53. A S

    A S

    Dag geleden

    This topic of the empire's rule is even further explained in the starwars comics, directly showing the (more or less ok) rule of the Empire. I forgot the name, but a great example was Agent of the Empire, or something like that.

  54. Joseph Jones

    Joseph Jones

    Dag geleden

    The fact that MatPat thinks he's just a joe shmo youtuver is funny

  55. Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid

    Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid

    Dag geleden

    Popcorn makes you stupid.

  56. Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid

    Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid

    Dag geleden

    Psychiatry is retarded.

  57. The Candler Kids

    The Candler Kids

    Dag geleden

    Mando: Will you train this baby? Ashoka: Haha, no *throws baby yoda off cliff* Directed by Jon Favreau

  58. derek walzer

    derek walzer

    Dag geleden

    Yeah starting to think you would be for another order that the empire was based on......and they have dances numbers too while marching, I know your theater background would be all for that.

  59. Sir Zesto

    Sir Zesto

    Dag geleden

    FYI, "Tarkin" is considered canon. Any books that were written after the "Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir" comic mini-series are considered canon, including "Tarkin."

  60. casey wilson

    casey wilson

    Dag geleden

    Mad props for the Clerks reference.

  61. PJBob


    Dag geleden

    So the empire is not that great, but i do feel really bad for imperial stormtroopers. If you live on an imperial planet, you are practically forced to join the military, only to be choked by your master or have some laser-sword wielding maniac cut you up by the dozens, watching your friends get killed with the enemy not showing the slightest regret and even downright enjoying it.

  62. Alexander The Red

    Alexander The Red

    Dag geleden

    So what you're saying is you like tyranny because they rule order with an inflexible hand, thus giving an appearance of peace?

  63. The Slangwhanger

    The Slangwhanger

    Dag geleden

    "Think about how crazy that is" or just how comically in-cohesive the sequel trilogy was

  64. rachel Crawford

    rachel Crawford

    Dag geleden

    We govern are selves and the government comes in and helps. The truth of the matter is the government should only help protect it. Yes after a war things are a mess and you have everyone fighting to be in charge only way to make it work is the people on the planet taking care of themselves. Because the republic only wanted faithful followers though force and force leads to lazy people not willing to put in work. Know they have to work and volunteer to help protect themselves. Your argument is that the government should have all the power and make all the decisions. It should be up to the people and the people need to make decisions to help themselves. The truth is we are the best at helping ourselves and working together and when you only expect the government to protect you become selfish and stop thinking of helping. Your argument is the government should do it and let’s be honest no government is going to be as good as your neighbor or loved ones they give a crap

  65. Jones Kleid

    Jones Kleid

    Dag geleden

    The difference between the empire and the new republic is that the empire was lawful evil and the new republic was chaotic good

  66. patrick silveira

    patrick silveira

    Dag geleden

    Just the entirety of the Star Wars: Rebels series proves you wrong but hey why not make another pointless video..........once again XD. No, but I love your content.

  67. Meekah She

    Meekah She

    Dag geleden

    I'm the governor of illinois! I'm the governor of the milky way you peon

  68. Average Chip

    Average Chip

    Dag geleden

    I think what we are missing here is that what are the hardest things to do in a movie is create a fully working political system and Lucas has done that to some extent

  69. thnkng


    Dag geleden

    'they improved the outer rim!' What? All I see on Tatooine in the movies is the empire willingly working with the slave-driving, mafia-like Hutts. All they've done is put troops *on* Tatooine, and had them oppress the people there Sure, the Republic didn't help them, but they also didn't BURN THEIR FUCKING HOUSES, AUNTS AND UNCLES TO ASH

  70. Djibou Gaming

    Djibou Gaming

    Dag geleden

    Pls make a Jurassic World Theory why... -There is a surprising scene where a SABER TOOTH Tiger fossil is showed, Not sure if Real or Fake -There are many theories about what will happen in Jurassic World 3/Dominion that show some information but not that clear So pls make a JP3 Theory lord matpat

  71. ParisAC9


    Dag geleden


  72. Beau Seymour

    Beau Seymour

    Dag geleden

    "Admittedly that was a pretty huge, evil thing" Kinda like nuking two cities full of civilians?

  73. Eclipse 6344

    Eclipse 6344

    Dag geleden

    14:34 until he remembers what happened to Mandalore...

  74. Bernice Hee

    Bernice Hee

    Dag geleden

    5:39 Guess someone should have told the republic "Winning is easy, young man. Governing's harder." Probably the only one who thought of the Hamilton reference tho lol

  75. Human Being

    Human Being

    Dag geleden

    I always knew Anakin had an actual good reason for joining the Empire

  76. John McHale

    John McHale

    Dag geleden

    The imperial logo looks like a unified galaxy if you look at it right

  77. A Knight Betrayed

    A Knight Betrayed

    Dag geleden

    The Empire made alien slavery legal, so...

  78. Daniel Machulka

    Daniel Machulka

    Dag geleden

    If Kotor/Swtor taught me anything it's that the Empire and the Sith are two very separate entities that kind of just work with and around each other because they share similar goals

  79. Irza Liando

    Irza Liando

    Dag geleden

    Matpat, have you seen Star Wars Rebels? Have you seen how much destruction the empire had done? Did you forget the slavery of Mandalore and other planets? How about the growing racism against non-human? Also, Vader never really had any loyalty to the empire. He planned to overthrow the emperor and achieve the original intent of the jedi, to bring peace, freedom, justice, and security to the people. Emperor Sidious only wanted power to himself. He did anyting to expand his power.

  80. Tzer


    Dag geleden

    will you zombies stop liking this guy

    • Tzer


      Dag geleden

      the sombies are coming

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Dag geleden

      good guys are actually bad and the bad guys are good.

  81. Zachary Allen

    Zachary Allen

    Dag geleden

    The only problem though is that the lore doesn’t support this idea. Take the CANON book Lost Stars. We see the disparity between Core Worlds and Outer Rim worlds. We see the Empire’s conscription tactics. And we see that they rule primarily through fear and manipulation. The only people that are in the Empire are either too afraid to leave or have been obviously brainwashed. And this book followed two Imperials, one of whom even defected to the Rebels!

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Dag geleden

      Will now call this channel Film Fact

  82. Cluckles


    Dag geleden

    But I mean the new information about what they wanted to do with Baby Yoda is sick.

  83. JayLoungerYT


    Dag geleden

    *cough cough* United states

  84. Aaron Alejo

    Aaron Alejo

    Dag geleden

    When Film Theory pulls on loose threads like a MAGA person pulling on loose threads that COVID 19 isn’t real.

  85. jack will

    jack will

    Dag geleden

    There are no good guys...

  86. SilverFruit14


    Dag geleden

    I'm slowly starting to like the politics and military aspects of starwars more than the Jedi and sith part... It's very interesting

  87. Antonio Arredondo

    Antonio Arredondo

    Dag geleden

    *alderaan disliked the video*

  88. Joe Dumas

    Joe Dumas

    Dag geleden

    In a cut scene from a New Hope Biggs mentions to Luke about the Empire nationalized commerce and the central systems, and it would not be long before the Empire takes over Uncle Owen's farm. Reducing him to a tenant farmer slaving away for the glory of the Empire.

  89. Extinct Documentary Game

    Extinct Documentary Game

    Dag geleden

    "Sure they were slaves, but they were doing just fine" more evidence please?

  90. The Meshach Faheeem

    The Meshach Faheeem

    Dag geleden

    Ok now I can

  91. The Meshach Faheeem

    The Meshach Faheeem

    Dag geleden

    I can never understand matpat

  92. Master Windu

    Master Windu

    2 dagen geleden

    Uhm Palpatine ruled the galaxy for about 33-34 years and never really did much in that time to make the galaxy better off unless you consider eliminating any poverty on Alderan by destroying Alderan making the galaxy better off.

  93. Big_Sarge


    2 dagen geleden

    Plot hole: the Jedi ask for permission and the parents agree to send them

  94. xandy -guy

    xandy -guy

    2 dagen geleden

    TLDR the empire are communists

  95. xzilic python

    xzilic python

    2 dagen geleden

    Will now call this channel Film Fact

  96. Giovanni's Daedra

    Giovanni's Daedra

    2 dagen geleden

    These kinds of videos are always the worst on youtube theories. Its basically if we ignore everything the bad guys did that was bad and the good guys did that was good, then the good guys are actually bad and the bad guys are good.

  97. The Watchdog

    The Watchdog

    2 dagen geleden

    A better example for republic bloodshed would be the civil war. If I remember correctly it was the republic who struck first and throughout clone wars we see them bringing in neutral worlds into the conflict or waging war on them.

  98. CHIDOR_MEMES 101


    2 dagen geleden

    The fact that nobody took his statements to consideration just shows how the republic has turned lots into sheep 😳😳😳

  99. SlayerGaming_YT


    2 dagen geleden

    I mean I personally believe the Empire did WAY better than the Republic. It gave it's military personnel leisure and treated them like actual beings unlike the treatment of clones in the Old Republic. Then the Empire cracked down on smuggling, slavery, and other human trafficking and illegal trade groups. Also most of the galaxy was at peace and doing rather well under the Empire as they grew in power, they gave back to the worlds under the Imperial rule. So all in all the Empire had the right idea, but the canon portrays the Empire as the enemy through bias ways of showing only their evil effects on people. #LONGLIVEREBELLION #LONGLIVEIMPERIALS

  100. Coleman Studios

    Coleman Studios

    2 dagen geleden

    Wait, coruscant got destroyed?