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What if Luke had turned to the dark side?

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What if Luke had turned to the dark side?

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Durzaka
01.15.2012 , 09:54 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by OutOfSight View Post
But Luke never wanted to join the Imperials, he wanted to join the Alliance like his friend Biggs.
No.

Biggs leaves to join the Academy and Luke wanted to go with him.

Biggs joined the Rebellion later.
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Darth_Synh
01.15.2012 , 09:55 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by LrdStryfe View Post
It would have negated the Rule of Two, and there's no way that Vader could have hidden Luke from the Emperor like he did with Starkiller.
I'm not so sure about that. I think Vader could have hidden Luke for a while. Not long, but enough so he could further what training he had left to make it possible for the two to face the Emperor.

Combined, I think the two could have taken the Emperor and truly ruled the galaxy as father and son. At least until Leia started doing some Jedi training... unless they got to her in time. Shoot, if they got Leia to join them before facing the Emperor, the three of them could definitely take him.

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JokersFate
01.15.2012 , 10:15 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthCraeth View Post
The Imperial Academy was the only place to get credible certification/a good education in piloting because Palpatine nationalized the institutions that provided that service to maintain control of space flight capability. Prospective Rebels were educated there too, same way many West Point graduates sided with the Confederacy.
Even if he joined the academy with plans on betraying the empire later on. It could have been a possibility that his force sensitivity was discovered and he was made one of the "Emperors Hands" Like Mara Jade.....imagine Luke and Mara meeting while training at the academy...hated enemies? close allies? the possibilities are astounding.....

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Durzaka
01.15.2012 , 10:17 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by JokersFate View Post
Even if he joined the academy with plans on betraying the empire later on. It could have been a possibility that his force sensitivity was discovered and he was made one of the "Emperors Hands" Like Mara Jade.....imagine Luke and Mara meeting while training at the academy...hated enemies? close allies? the possibilities are astounding.....
You think that someone with the last name SKYWALKER would get past the application for the academy without being flagged and sent to the emperor?
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Darth_Synh
01.15.2012 , 10:22 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Durzaka View Post
You think that someone with the last name SKYWALKER would get past the application for the academy without being flagged and sent to the emperor?
Wait a second. Shouldn't there have been some record, somewhere, that had Luke's full name on it and in the hands of the Empire? Additionally, since Vader knew Luke's aunt and uncle, doesn't anyone think he would have visted them? I'm not saying he'd swing by for a holiday dinner or anything, but considering they were the closest thing he had to family left, you'd think at some point he'd at least check up on them and maybe see his kid.

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Wolfninjajedi
01.15.2012 , 10:24 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Synh View Post
Wait a second. Shouldn't there have been some record, somewhere, that had Luke's full name on it and in the hands of the Empire? Additionally, since Vader knew Luke's aunt and uncle, doesn't anyone think he would have visted them? I'm not saying he'd swing by for a holiday dinner or anything, but considering they were the closest thing he had to family left, you'd think at some point he'd at least check up on them and maybe see his kid.
The galaxy is a huge place, finding one person would be different and last names most likely are not so rare plus Vader didn't know Luke was his son till ESB.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

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Darth_Synh
01.15.2012 , 10:31 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
The galaxy is a huge place, finding one person would be different and last names most likely are not so rare plus Vader didn't know Luke was his son till ESB.
I'm not saying that any time the name Skywalker shows up in an Imperial file, Vader gets some kind of e-mail. I'm just saying that Vader or the Emperor would likely be wary of the last name Skywalker, whether or not it's a common name.

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Durzaka
01.15.2012 , 10:34 PM | #18
Vader wouldn't have given a damn about whatever kind of family he had left.

And tatooine is a backwater planet, that the empire really doesnt care about. Remember, it is controlled by the hutts.
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Wolfninjajedi
01.15.2012 , 10:35 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Synh View Post
I'm not saying that any time the name Skywalker shows up in an Imperial file, Vader gets some kind of e-mail. I'm just saying that Vader or the Emperor would likely be wary of the last name Skywalker, whether or not it's a common name.
Lol nice mental picture with Vader checking his e-mail. XD

But they were wary in ESB.

"There is a great disturbance in the force."

"I have felt it."

"We have a new enemy, the young rebel who destroyed the deathstar. I have no doubt this boy, is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker."

"How is that possible?"

"Search your feelings Lord Vader, you will know it to be true. He could destroy us."

So Palpatine was wary, of course he just pieced this together after Luke became more attuned with the force.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

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JokersFate
01.15.2012 , 10:59 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Durzaka View Post
You think that someone with the last name SKYWALKER would get past the application for the academy without being flagged and sent to the emperor?
That depends...skywalker may be a common name...and more important still Vader would most likely not be parading around letting everyone know that he was a former Jedi named Anakin Skywalker...

To continue on this thought of skywalker being flagged.... Why would he? no one knew the Skywalkers as a family really...they weren't a mighty and powerful Jedi family or anything, they were slaves an Tatooine.... a planet which I don't believe was even part of the Old Republic...

Vader wouldn't have thought to look for any offspring of his, (believing them dead with his wife)...and the emperor wouldn't have cared....If i just lied to my apprentice about his family being dead...the last thing I'd want is someone popping with information that his kids were still alive...

I think the emperor probably treated that name like any others, hoping it would be lost to time on some backwater planet...

And let's for one second believe that the empire was a well oiled machine that worked better than any bureaucratic system known to man...and that someone noticed the name and got it sent up through the ranks one step at a time until it reached Vader...

Vader wasn't some cold hearted bastard of a killer..... he was a man that eventually became immune to the cries of other peoples pain through war, and personal heartbreak... If he had a chance to reunite with his son WITHOUT THE EMPEROR KNOWING!!!!! do you think he'd throw it away so easily?

I beg you to remember that the emperor knew about Luke being his son first...making it hard for Vader to do much.

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