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01.14.2013 , 05:43 PM | #9
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The Jedi aren't necessarily devoid of emotion, but just try to keep them in check so that you don't abuse your power and only serve the force instead of yourself. The Sith teach the complete opposite; to embrace only yourself and put your own goals ahead of everything else. Jedi are preservers of peace that don't seek out battle and the Sith are warmongers that live only to pursue power.

The only time utilizing anything close to the dark side would be, in my opinion, in a case similar to Mace Windu's. He found that he had a strong desire for battle, so he focused his darker emotions into his own unique style to keep those urges at bay.

And while I like Revan as a character, he wasn't the best Jedi. He was more of a "do what has to be done no matter the cost" sort of person, which is not the attitude of a proper Jedi when it comes to other living beings. He was more of an anti-hero who sought to preserve the Jedi and the Republic by any means necessary.

Yes, I think that a Jedi that fell to the dark side would be more powerful at the time, but they would also never reach that point of enlightenment and ability they would have had if they remained Jedi in the long run. And a "serene" Sith usually still utilizes base emotions, but control them instead of the other way around which gives them the appearance of serenity.

The two are simply not interchangeable, and someone who tries to utilize teachings from both are doomed to fall to one side of the fence or the other.
Very well said. I like your ideas. It would seem that Revan was indeed someone who was willing to do anything to protect the republic. Yet what interests me is his combat effectiveness. I mean for one thing during the Foundry battle he uses a known Jedi Knight ability known as master strike yet he also uses lightening. As such would this not make Revan a true "Grey jedi" yes he seeks the destruction of the empire but at the same time he seeks to shield the republic and defend innocents.

Now perhaps it is true that the philosophies are too entrenched in their beliefs to be used together. But you did state that a "serene" Sith is still very highly plausible because there are examples within the lore of Lords who have achieved this serenity. If this is the case then as you say the Jedi could use the example of Windu which is to teach a very advanced form of combat which is aims to push Jedi to their emotional limits but at the same time teach them the strength to refrain from giving into the urge for battle.

Also another example of how this could potentially work in the battle with Sidious Yoda was able to push back and counter the lightening that was being used against him. That to me indicates that Yoda must have done some learning into the abilities of the Sith to be able to combat them. So if Yoda was able to still maintain control yet have the ability to use Sith powers then i still believe that with enough training a Jedi can safely learn certain Sith arts. If anything it would be strictly controlled and it would only be for martial training.
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