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Post #1266437

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OutboundFlight
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Episode IX - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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27-Jan-2019, 1:44 AM
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OutboundFlight
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Concerning the force in the ST, I would argue the exact opposite.

In all three trilogies, we are presented three distinct philosophies for the force.

In the Prequels, we are told force power is determined by midichlorians aka biology within us. Anakin won the generic lottery and became powerful. Almost everyone considers this dumb, but unlike the other trilogies this goes out of its way to push this idea and as such is the most prevalent within the community today.

In the Originals, the force is implied to be something anyone can learn. Some might have heritage, but that’s the equivalent of being the child of Michael Jordan. You still have to work to reach professional level. Had Sy Snoodles trained under Yoda she could become a Jedi, provider she work for it. In my humble opinion this is the best take on the force.

In the Sequels, however, we are told the force likes to balance itself out. So to balance Snoke and Kylo we have Rey. But Rey wasn’t a Jedi before. The force just randomly called to her?

This sets up an interesting message: don’t work hard. Just hope you will be lucky and suddenly become the one gifted person in the galaxy. All because someone else worked really hard on the other side and we need balance.