Midichlorians are a spiritual organism and connect with a spiritual energy, in the story characters literally try transfusing themselves with Jedi blood to gain Force powers and it doesn’t work. The Force isn’t even about special powers, it’s about being able to interact with the energy field flowing from and back into all life; the purpose of being able to connect with that energy field is ostensibly to help life flourish, and plenty of characters have a sort of relationship with the Force without actually being able to use it, such as Donnie Yen’s character in Rogue One>>26278> yeah i know that but aren't jedi bascially the good guys of the franchise and they're preaching "oh killing is bad, we shouldn't do that, violence is never the answer"
Killing is bad and in an ideal world we would not need to use violence to resolve our conflicts with others, but we do not live in an ideal world. The Jedi do not want to take lives, that is true, especially since their abilities allow them to connect on a spiritual and mental level with living things and their suffering much deeper than regular people; however the Jedi still carry a weapon whose every edge cuts and burns, which can maim or kill an opponent with ease. The Jedi do not want
to kill, but they will not hesitate if they must. > "the job of the jedi is to preserve life in the universe, not end it"
Well, yes, but that’s not really a bad position for a hero? Sometimes preserving life in the universe means ending certain lives. Something I find interesting about the Jedi is that we see them fighting pirates, ancaps, fascists, religious terrorists, corporations, and criminal gangs; but we never see them fighting groups like revolutionaries or getting involved in labor disputes to crush down laborers; so I mean, that at least puts them above your average superhero> they were all angry at anakin because he's aggressive and not so merciful
They aren’t angry with Anakin, they were pretty lenient with him despite his Sith tendencies. Anakin’s aggression was a severe problem because it opened him up to using the dark side to solve his problems that culminated in becoming Vader, his lack of mercy is a good example of where he was going considering he frequently kills people he doesn’t actually have to, to the point of slaughtering an entire village in revenge and executing a literally unarmed man.> but i get what you mean, there's a difference between passiveness and being full on homidicial
The Jedi are not passive, nor are they really pacifists; they just prefer to generally let the people of the Galaxy solve their own problems and avoid taking lives if they don’t have to, which imo isn’t bad
I do think a Jedi civil war over a worker’s movement in the Galaxy could make for an interesting story though>>26277> i just finished rewatching the first one, it's okay
In hindsight I like the sequels more now than I did when they came out> kylo ren is the biggest sin i see, he's so fucking annoying and badly acted, nothing he said, felt real
I actually rather like Kylo’s portrayal 😅
Only criticism is that I found an, imo, better idea for Kylo online, basically Kylo without Force powers, who hates his father for “cursing” him with being regular, and is a martial artist so honed he can wield a lightsaber without the Force, and who worships Vader due to being fucked up as a Skywalker with no Force abilities> don't like that they killed off Han Solo, humans can't come back as force ghosts rights?
Humans can, but only ones who can use the ForceHan returns in Episode IX but not as a ghost or living person either> where did obi-wan go wrong with anakin
He was too lenient with Anakin and loved him too much to recognize the darkness rising within him
The story of Anakin and Obi-Wan is especially sad because, Obi-Wan taught Anakin everything he needed to know and was a mostly good mentor and father figure; he loved Anakin as though Anakin was his own little brother that he raised, he loved Anakin so much that he didn’t want to get in the way of Anakin’s obvious relationship even if it went against Jedi laws and didn’t want to recognize that Darth Vader was already coming to life in Anakin’s heart for years before Revenge of the Sith
Obi-Wan loved Anakin too much to create the needed boundaries between master and apprentice and too much to want to fully recognize the implications of Anakin’s flaws and do something about them> maybe this is the actual problem, they were destined to do that
Destiny is real in Star Wars, but people also have a choice in the matter
Anakin wasn’t just a puppet of fate but an active input who decided his own fate
Same as Luke
All Force users are destined to be force users, but how they use their ability is their own choice
Anakin was destined to destroy the Sith but he chose to become Darth Vader and destroy the Jedi instead