For a long time, it was easy to differentiate between the good and bad guys in “Star Wars.” Jedi were associated with the light side of the Force, while the villainous Sith used the dark side. However, just like in real life, things more often fall into shades of gray than mere black and white. “Andor” did an exceptional job of showing this and how good people sometimes do bad things for the greater good. Luthen is an embodiment of this, and even if he isn’t a Jedi, fans think he has some connection to the Force.
One Redditor, u/DarthLorgus, presents an alternate, devastating theory, “I am more convinced that he had a child that was a Jedi. I think perhaps he is force sensitive himself, but not strong enough in the force to become a Jedi himself. I suspect the crystal was from his child’s lightsaber. My thought is he was a high ranking Republic spy, possibly an asset that assisted the Jedi closely.” Luthen had a blue kyber crystal in his possession, which he gave to Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) as a down payment for a job. There are many ways he could’ve gotten it, and if his cane isn’t actually a lightsaber, there has to be some other intriguing story of how he got it. Having a child who was perhaps killed in Order 66 would explain how he acquired the crystal and has such a strong hatred toward the Empire.
“Andor” is one of the best things “Star Wars” has done in recent memory, and anticipation is high for Season 2. More will be revealed when more episodes come out, which are currently slated to release in August 2024.