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Theory: The First Order are Actually the Good Guys

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Theory: The First Order are Actually the Good Guys

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buddydogputin
06.18.2019 , 04:26 PM | #1
If you think about, the First Order simply wishes to provide order and stability to the galaxy, instill traditional values and remove the corruption. The resistance has been corrupted by indecisiveness, wanton recknleness, and bread and circuses of SJW and other socially destructive processes. Look that the Caamas document crises, when the New Republic couldn't even keep different species from descending into chaos. We see the same thing with the fall with Yugoslavia and the European empires in Africa. I think the First Order will be the the only power able to stop the genocide of the Grysts and Vong. The Resistance is essentially an anarchist rage mob that does not understand the bigger picture.

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ceryxp
06.18.2019 , 08:23 PM | #2
Everyone's the good guy depending upon your perspective. Also, since your idea isn't tested it's an hypothesis not a theory.
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MadDutchman
06.18.2019 , 08:34 PM | #3
Right, because using a WMD to slaughter BILLIONS of innocent people is a good guy thing to do. /sarcasm

Equating effectiveness with ethical correctness is classic ends justify the means argument, and a sure sign that your moral compass is in need of serious re-calibration.
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06.18.2019 , 10:16 PM | #4
The Grysk are at the time of the Galactic Empire posing a problem to the Chiss Ascendancy by meddling with their internal affairs and causing strifes among the Ruling Families. Yet I doubt that they will be a large enough force to cause trouble during the Resistance-First Order -conflict. That is, unless we'll get more material that might expand upon the matter (Zahn did hint in Thrawn: Alliances that the Grysk had been watching the Galactic Republic before the Empire came).
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orchardtop
06.21.2019 , 08:09 AM | #5
I see your point but, the first order destroyed a planet, with innocent people on it (correct me if I'm wrong as I don't care that much about the newer star wars movies, for me the movie ended at episode 6.) And if you remember, the empire destroyed a planet using the death star and the first order are trying to be the next empire, and the empire is not the good guys, and if your theory suggests that the empire are the good guys, well your theory is very crazy, a good theory not bad, but it has some interesting ideas. Another example is that Kylo Ren, one of the leaders of the First order looks up to Darth Vader, who was evil, he tries to be the next Darth Vader, that is showing a sign of evil. Supreme Leader Snoke is a sith, the sith are people who killed the innocent and killed those were worthy but not worthy enough, most sith are evil, and if he controls the First Order, then the first order is evil as he will bring his evilness onto the first order. I see your point, your theory is very interesting, but I personally believe the Resistance is good, maybe not amazingly good, but they are good, and the First Order is evil.

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Rebamcfan
06.21.2019 , 10:14 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by orchardtop View Post
I see your point but, the first order destroyed a planet, with innocent people on it (correct me if I'm wrong as I don't care that much about the newer star wars movies, for me the movie ended at episode 6.) And if you remember, the empire destroyed a planet using the death star and the first order are trying to be the next empire, and the empire is not the good guys, and if your theory suggests that the empire are the good guys, well your theory is very crazy, a good theory not bad, but it has some interesting ideas. Another example is that Kylo Ren, one of the leaders of the First order looks up to Darth Vader, who was evil, he tries to be the next Darth Vader, that is showing a sign of evil. Supreme Leader Snoke is a sith, the sith are people who killed the innocent and killed those were worthy but not worthy enough, most sith are evil, and if he controls the First Order, then the first order is evil as he will bring his evilness onto the first order. I see your point, your theory is very interesting, but I personally believe the Resistance is good, maybe not amazingly good, but they are good, and the First Order is evil.
First Order destroyed the Hosnian System that held the capital planet of the New Republic, the Hosnian Prime.
It is true that they are aspiring to ideals of the old Empire (with many New Republic Centrist senators supporting the First Order in secret to pave way for their arrival).
As for Snoke, he IS not a Sith. They died when Vader redeemed himself and helped Luke in defeating Emperor Palpatine on Death Star 2. Snoke is something different, a Dark Side Force-user who has seen the rise of the Empire.
And while Ben Solo/Kylo Ren does terrible things such as killing his father, he shows conflict and pain over such decisions until he assumes the mantle of the Supreme Leader. It will be interesting to see where his path goes in EP9.
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06.21.2019 , 02:51 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Rebamcfan View Post
Ben Solo/Kylo Ren
Completely unrelated tangent here, but the way you put Kylo's name makes it look like Ben Ren and that gives me a chuckle.
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MikeCobalt
06.21.2019 , 03:44 PM | #8
The First Order are the Good Guys?? really? Their top 3 Figures consist of
* Snoke who plans to eliminate anybody (more like Everybody) he doesn't like even pitting a frustrated man-child against his own Father (Ya, that doesn't sound at all .. Evil), While letting the discord between that boy and Hux simmer.

* Kylo The most frustrated angry kid ever. Unfortunately with this kid he cant simply be sent to his room (has a tendency of trashing rooms) because of his abilities. Helps/ Leads a fight that leads to the death of classmates that are trying to follow what his own *Uncle is teaching. Orders the "Mass Murder" of an entire village simply because they lived the same place as an old acquaintance of importance. (Ever heard of "Oradour-sur-Glane"). When Kylo was confronted with his own "Father" Han Solo (Hero of the Alliance) and heard of his mother he lures his father to a state of Calmness and Confidence *Murders* him face to face. Despite all the "Good Figures" around Kylo as he grew it was his Grandfather "Darth Vader" the most feared person (Mostly machine now due to his own catastrophic choosing's) that Kylo felt drawn to (In the most awkwardly uncomfortable ways possible) that lead to his association with Snoke.

* Hux Murdered his own Father (Hey this is becoming a .. thing) for a Promotion. Openly plotting against Kylo for Snoke's Favor. Goes on to ending an impassioned speech of destroying the same group that freed the galaxy from the reign of The Empire, Darth Vader (Kylo's Grandfather again) and Palpetine (Emperor) with using the largest W.M.D. ever to obliterate an entire planet's system of people as a "Kickoff Point" to start even more Murder and Oppression "Galactic Empire Style".
* This is all just the First Movie There is more.

Governments throughout history have claimed "We come in Peace", "We offer Security", "We only seek to bring order to your Chaos" The Persians, Roman Empire, Axis Forces World Wars 1 and 2 and others still in more recent times. Any time its not welcome its Oppression. None of those factions ever believed their actions to being benevolent despite what they told the natives. The First Order are Not the good guys just Much.. Much less refined and professional then the Government they're *Trying to reinstate (Galactic Empire).

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buddydogputin
06.22.2019 , 01:05 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by MadDutchman View Post
Right, because using a WMD to slaughter BILLIONS of innocent people is a good guy thing to do. /sarcasm

Equating effectiveness with ethical correctness is classic ends justify the means argument, and a sure sign that your moral compass is in need of serious re-calibration.
It was a valid military target.

Hosnian Prime contained:

* Headquarters of the New Republic military
* Most of the Republic fleet in dock
* The political capital and nervous system of the Republic

Saying that the use of WMD automatically makes one the villains is like saying the Americans were the villains for nuking Japan.

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MadDutchman
06.23.2019 , 01:52 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by buddydogputin View Post
It was a valid military target.

Hosnian Prime contained:

* Headquarters of the New Republic military
* Most of the Republic fleet in dock
* The political capital and nervous system of the Republic

Saying that the use of WMD automatically makes one the villains is like saying the Americans were the villains for nuking Japan.
No, it was NOT a military target. It contained military targets (such as the first 2 you listed), with many more civilian targets.

What the American's did (with the support of Canada and the UK via the Manhattan Project) was a terrible thing. You can argue that it was the only viable option. You might even be able to argue that point well. It does not change the fact that it was terrible, and not a "good guy" thing to do. Few things in life, and even fewer in war, are so black and white that it can be summed up in terms of "Good Guys" and "Villains" (of course, military propagandists and patriotic military historians love to paint that picture)
It is also a flawed comparison. The US and Japan had been at war for almost 4 years at that point. The FO and NR were not at war, this was a totally unprovoked attack. Imagine instead of hitting Pearl Harbor, the Japanese/Nazis used nuclear weapons to obliterate Washington DC. Would you say they were the good guys? After all, a major part of the Nazi success came from bringing order. After WWI, the Germans were left economically crippled by brutal reparations and sanctions, would it really be so bad for them to use whatever means at their disposal to break free and spread that order?
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