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[Star Wars Rebels] Season 3: My Heart Will Go Thrawn

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    I think that theory kind of falls apart since Obi-Wan and Yoda's master plan for training the super-Jedi destined to defeat the Emperor was apparently "leave him with his closest relatives on a backwater dustball (where Vader was born and lived) for 16 years and hope he manages to become an excellent pilot and swordsman in his free moments between farming water and fixing vaporators".

    as the sequel proves, you just need to hold a saber for like a minute to master it.

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    I think that theory kind of falls apart since Obi-Wan and Yoda's master plan for training the super-Jedi destined to defeat the Emperor was apparently "leave him with his closest relatives on a backwater dustball (where Vader was born and lived) for 16 years and hope he manages to become an excellent pilot and swordsman in his free moments between farming water and fixing vaporators".

    "That boy is our last hope."

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    I think that theory kind of falls apart since Obi-Wan and Yoda's master plan for training the super-Jedi destined to defeat the Emperor was apparently "leave him with his closest relatives on a backwater dustball (where Vader was born and lived) for 16 years and hope he manages to become an excellent pilot and swordsman in his free moments between farming water and fixing vaporators".

    The Force has its ways.

    Gary Gygax wrote:
    ''The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.''
    Shadowhope
  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    I think that theory kind of falls apart since Obi-Wan and Yoda's master plan for training the super-Jedi destined to defeat the Emperor was apparently "leave him with his closest relatives on a backwater dustball (where Vader was born and lived) for 16 years and hope he manages to become an excellent pilot and swordsman in his free moments between farming water and fixing vaporators".

    "That boy is our last hope."

    Sure, after they found him and Obi had died/become one with the force and Yoda was nearly on his death bed, Luke was the last force sensitive they'd be able to find and give even a modicum of training too.
    I'm just saying that if they had always planned to train Luke to be a Jedi Assassin who would eventually take down Vader and The Emperor then maybe they should have actually trained him instead of giving him a crash course in blind lightsaber fighting on the trip to Alderaan followed by a couple weeks of force boot camp on Dagobah dicking around with rocks and dark side caves.

    I like the theory that Obi Wan was left on Tattooine to watch Luke and make sure he didn't follow his father's path and become a second Vader. By keeping him with his boring aunt and uncle, farming water and never having any hope to do more he'd be kept well away from adventuring and awakening to his force abilities. But then the droids showed up, Obi called off the Tusken ambush he had set up and took Luke off planet when the Empire was getting close. But that whole thing's a stretch even after you disregard the prequels.

    But, this is Star Wars, where even the greatest narrative coincidence can be hand waved away with "The Force Did It!" and we clap and buy another ticket for the next movie.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • Operative21Operative21 Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
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    i would have liked more obi wan in the episode but damn, that showdown was perfect

    The light saber duel was one of the best ive seen. None of this flashy bullshit. Dont get me wrong, sometimes you want to see that stuff. But what we got was perfect.

    I kept thinking of what yoda said: a jedi uses the force for defence, never attack. Obi wan displayed that perfectly.

    In terms of the outcome of that fight:
    I like to think that the critical mistake Maul made in that fight was trying to goad Kenobi by threatening luke's safety. At that point, he's effectively given Obi Wan carte blanche to end his life. There are no moral quandries or reasons to hestitate in bringing force to bear. It effectively allows Obi Wan a clear focus in ending Maul's life.

    Not to mention they did such a great job at hinting at that fact. The focus on Obi Wan's eyes during that whole exchange was perfect. Just looking at his eyes, you don't need to hear Obi Wan speak his mind, you know what he's thinking just from his expression. It was a beautifully executed moment.

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  • ShadowhopeShadowhope Baa. Registered User regular
    I think that Obi-Wan and Yoda actions with regards to Luke were mostly based on listening to the Force. They'd be like "how about now? Can we train him now?" And the Force kept on being like "Nope." And eventually Yoda was just like "meh, too old he is now" and then Luke showed up on his doorstep and the Force was like "yep, now is good" and Yoda was like "oh bloody hell."

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