How do you like your Jaesa Light or Dark?
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11.13.2012 , 04:57 AM |
I wrote my thought on Light Jaesa some time ago, on my group's forums. I'll paste it here for you:
Her story arc is actually pretty good, but is presented very poorly. BioWare stated that they didn't really expect LS Jaesa to be popular, so perhaps they just didn't put as much effort into her. Many of the key stages of her path are marked with one singular sentance, which doesn't come out and tell you what's really going on with her. You've gotta piece it all together.
When you first meet up with her, she sees for herself the darkness within her own Jedi Master. How he had been channelling anger, and hatred, and carrying grudges all these years. She also saw how he had been planning to use her, as little more than a tool.
She then saw that I wasn't the evil demon spawn that the Jedi always taught her that all Sith are. In fact, her Master was seeming a lot like the very things she'd been taught about Sith. In her disgust and confusion, she agreed to come with me.
Once she was an established part of my crew, she had these grand dreams of pretending to be my Dark Apprentice, and someday overthrowing the Empire from within. I don't know where she got that idea, but it kept her loyal for the time being. In the meantime, she was beginning to see that the Empire itself is not some great big evil entity. It is comprised mostly of regular people, just like the Republic. She also began to realize that the conflict was not as black and white, good and evil, as she had been taught. Indeed, there is good and evil on both sides.
Her turning point was when she discovered a particularly evil Sith Lord on Korriban, who had been torturing and killing other Light-Sided Sith. She confronted and killed him, on her own. This was her rite of passage, so to speak. It was her test of herself. Afterwards, she attempted to reach out to other Light Side Sith, but they rejected her, as they did not trust her.
Eventually, she gave up on her dreams of destroying the Empire, and even began to accept it. When I did Corellia's story missions, I gave a speech that said the Republic is corrupt, weak, and about to be crushed. This got me a few hundred Affection Points.
In one of the final ship conversations I had with her, she said she is finally at a point in her journey where she feels at peace. She mentioned that she is looking forward to raising children, and hopes that I will be there with her. This wasn't necessarily a flirt, and could be taken in a platonic way also. There are some lines to read between here.
The main difference between Jedi and Sith is a matter of dogma. Jedi supress emotions; Sith embrace them. Jedi are not allowed to have relationships, get married, have children. Such is exactly why Annakin had to hide his feelings for Padme. That Jaesa was stating that she is looking forward to having children, is indication that she has finally let go of the Jedi beliefs and traditions that she had originally been clinging to for much of her story.
She's not exactly a Sith, but she is no longer a Jedi either. She is simply her own person, making her way in the galaxy. When I click on her now, she says things like "Whatever is to come, I am with you", and "I will make you proud, I promise.".
And her LS Customization 3 with the Civilian Pilot outfit is hella hawt.
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