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I'm with Bindo, Jedi's need lovin, too!

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I'm with Bindo, Jedi's need lovin, too!

Rayla_Felana's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 04:02 AM | #11
As my good friend Jorander would state if he were here, the Jedi don't forbid love as long as attachment and jealousy aren't involved, the Jedi council knew all about Anakin and Padme, yet they didn't kick him out the order, Obi-Wan even tries to teach him a little in AotC when Padme falls out of the transport, what was the right thing to do? Love=/=Dark Side.

Rayla_Felana's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 04:05 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Erian View Post
The Jedi don't reject emotion. Do some actual research on the Code and its lore. They reject attachment, obsession and entitlement -- all feelings that love is extremely prone to causing.

The couple on Tython actually showcases why the rules make sense: the woman at least is already on a very slippery slope. Emotional out the wazoo, no control, no discipline. Lying. Telling others to lie for her. Blackmail. I don't remember if she actually threatens you, even? That's a whole battery of alarm bells ringing like crazy there. "K3wl rebels 4 luv" may look cutesy in and of themselves -- but could they be trusted with a superweapon, the ability to scramble your brains right out of your ears and all the authority that being a Jedi gives them? Force Sensitives are creepy enough when they have strong ethics and self-control. Take that away and you have a recipe for disaster.

And Jolee Bindo isn't someone I'd want to emulate on this issue, seeing as how badly he mucked up in his own love affair.

Except the end part, I'd disagree, Bindo did everything right, but his wife couldn't handle her emotions, thus she corrupted herself.

BenjaminminU's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 07:08 AM | #13
My character is going to follow the code strictly until either when he meets the couple on Tython or when he meets Kira Carsen, haven't decided which yet.
"Declaration: Assassination protocols active. Greetings, master" - HK-51

Cyro's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 07:34 AM | #14
It's probably worth noting that a Grey Jedi is not the same thing as being a force sensitive on the neutral part of the Light/Dark spectrum. Grey Jedi are defined by their schism with the Jedi council over policy and philosophy.

For example a jedi who subscribes to the Potentium view of the force is not likely to agree with the Council who generally assert the view of the Living Force.

So if you want to play a Grey Jedi you can be as Light sided as you like (though if you veer to far into the Dark side, you stop being rebellious and just become Sith) you just tell the council to shove it when they're wrong.

ereler's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 07:53 AM | #15
Join the Sith, we don't care if you get laid. Also we have chocolate, delicious dark chocolate.

Rhavank's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 08:10 AM | #16
The Padawan lovers appeared to be young and in the stages of puppy love. This is a common trait of teenagers. Putting up some wall to prevent a mistake early on in one's life which has been oriented towards the service of a greater good seems to be a fair choice.

I do not subscribe to the whole Jedi cannot have relationships thing but it is clearly shown that personal attachments throughout Jedi lore have caused the downfall and unreversable actions of many Jedi. Jedi have always have had relationships but it was about forming relationships that superceded the purpose of being a Jedi.

To use a real life example, look at any military organization. The military life comes first and the family life comes second... and in some militaries... is not even supported. The Jedi in the Jedi Order act as a super organization that needs dedicated members who will not fall down a certain path that can spell disaster for the many.

Jedi are living weapons and forcing some manner of responsibility, especially at the early stages, seems to me to be a perfectly reasonable action.