This Fan Theory Explains Why Anakin was not in The Rise of Skywalker

Many fans have been speculating why Anakin was not in The Rise of Skywalker. This Fan theory may have just answered that question.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now marked the end of the Skywalker Saga, and with no sign on Anakin Skywalker to be seen. Fans have been speculating why we did not see Anakin's force ghost in Episode IX.

The last we say of the Chosen One was in the end of Return of the Jedi after the Rebel alliance had defeated the Empire and released the galaxy from the clutches of Emperor Palpatine. George Lucas has made it clear in the past that Anakin was central to the saga as a whole, as he is the main character the films revolve around. But he was barley mentioned at all in the sequel trilogy.

According to a Reddit user, is suggesting that Anakin has been closed off from the force and lost the connection to the force years before The Force Awakens. Theorising that there is no way that Anakin wouldn't have returned to redeem Kylo, or at the very least prevented him from turning to the Dark side of the force.

We know that Palpatine was plotting his return for a very long time, so it isn't much of a stretch to imagine what he has done to maybe keep Anakin away from interfering with his plans. Palps manipulated the force to speak to Kylo through the force, so why couldn't he block someone else from contacting someone?

The idea that anakin who arguably knew Palpatine was plotting agsint Kylo to turn him to the Dark side should have made Anakin act in the best interest of Kylo but the fact he didn't is suspoicious. We may never know why Anakin was not featured(outside from him speaking to Rey for .10 seconds), it could be that Hayden didn't want to be physically in the movie, or that J.J. Abrams though Anakins story was over with and that's way he wasn't featured. Either way, we may never actually know the reason why and this will only stoke the anger fans feel towards the sequel trilogy.