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Dawn of the Jedi


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fortunetek
02.28.2012 , 05:11 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by _Zorth_ View Post
Don't like that these Je'daii appear to think that a equal amount of dark & light is balance. The force isn't like Yin & Yang, The dark side is a corruption of the force and is putting it out of balance..

At least that's what I thought, until I saw this. If the Jedi truly descend from the Je'daii then the whole "corruption of the force" concept will get retconned since these guys don't agree at all with that.
There's been lots of interpretations of the nature of the force throughout Star Wars lore... though I think your explanation is pretty similar to what ol GL would say. I'm not hardcore into canon though... I'm always open to seeing where they go with an alternate interpretation of it.

Though I wouldn't be surprised if this "balancing act" of the force gets characterized as futile or too dangerous (thus validating the view from the movies), and is instead used as a catalyst for the eventual split leading to the first of the Force Wars.
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Esoteric_Monk
02.28.2012 , 10:14 PM | #32
I rather like the whole balancing act; extremes are naturally destructive. Though the Jedi generally do OK, they're prone to blindness and immobility, philosophically speaking. The Sith don't have to be evil, but when you're ruled by your emotions, you tend to be a dick about things.

If you read 'Tales of the Jedi' you see that many Jedi had relationships and family. The same is true for the 'Legacy' series, that takes place over 100 years ABY (After the Battle of Yavin). Attempting to go the way of Vulcans (if you'll forgive the crossover comparison), will only get you so far; at least Spock was allowed to get it on.

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TimCarrath
02.29.2012 , 05:59 PM | #33
I havent come close to reading all the books and comics although Im trying so I could be wrong on this but isnt the Jedi no love thing a Yoda teaching. Im not positive but I thought I remember reading that somewhere, that before Yoda Jedi were allowed to have relationships.

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fortunetek
02.29.2012 , 06:03 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by TimCarrath View Post
I havent come close to reading all the books and comics although Im trying so I could be wrong on this but isnt the Jedi no love thing a Yoda teaching. Im not positive but I thought I remember reading that somewhere, that before Yoda Jedi were allowed to have relationships.
I don't think it's specifically Yoda's teaching, but it's one that was generally taught by all the Jedi Master's in his era. You're right though, in earlier times it was seen as more acceptable for Jedi to have romantic relationships and even marry and have children, depending on how far back you go
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CelticMutt
02.29.2012 , 07:10 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by _Zorth_ View Post
Don't like that these Je'daii appear to think that a equal amount of dark & light is balance. The force isn't like Yin & Yang, The dark side is a corruption of the force and is putting it out of balance..

At least that's what I thought, until I saw this. If the Jedi truly descend from the Je'daii then the whole "corruption of the force" concept will get retconned since these guys don't agree at all with that.
That's what Lucas tried claiming once upon a time. However, no writer ever pays attention to this because:

A) it's extremely limiting

B) it's extremely ludicrous

C) even Lucas' own movies tend to contradict his statements

The whole Balance is balance between light and dark instead of no dark at all is a pretty old idea, and not new with Dawn anyways.