The latest episode of “The Acolyte” has left fans speculating about the identity of the mysterious Sith Lord known as The Master. All signs seem to point to Manny Jacinto’s character, Qimir, who has been dropping hints and aiding Mae, the acolyte. Qimir’s actions and knowledge of The Master make him a strong contender for the Sith Lord’s identity.

Creator Leslye Headland’s love for Expanded Universe lore, particularly the character Darth Traya from the video game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords,” provides further evidence for Qimir’s potential role as the Sith Lord. Traya’s arc in the game, where she was initially a mentor figure before revealing herself as a Sith Lord, mirrors Qimir’s relationship with Mae in the series.

While there are other potential candidates for the Sith Lord, such as Mother Koril and Vernestra Rwoh, all clues seem to point to Qimir. The possibility of Darth Tenebrous, a Sith Lord referenced in “Rise of Skywalker” ephemera, cannot be ruled out either. The Sith’s master plan to infiltrate the Republic and establish a fascist regime adds an element of intrigue to the storyline.

As the series unfolds, it will be interesting to see how the identity of the Sith Lord is revealed and how it ties into the larger narrative of the Star Wars universe. The inspiration drawn from Darth Traya’s character suggests that Qimir may indeed be the key to unlocking this mystery. Stay tuned for more twists and revelations as “The Acolyte” continues to delve into the dark side of the Force.