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Crazy Prequel Idea

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Hear me out on this. I swear i’m not crazy

In this the Jedi fought against the rise of the Sith Empire 1000 years ago and were completely wiped out and all knowledge was erased. However two Jedi survived,Yoda who was already in exile on Dagobah at the time and Obi Wan Kenobi. He was frozen in carbonite after being wounded in one of the last battles by his lover Satine(I know real creative placeholder name there) a fellow Jedi so he could receive medical treatment at a later date because of limited supplies.Unfortunately in the next battle the Jedi were all wiped out and Obi Wan still in carbonite was forgotten.This leads to the present day where Owen Lars and his brother in law Anakin Skywalker who is 25 are working on a spice freighter (though they salvage ships on the side for extra money) around Aldaraan and salvage an ancient ship where they find the frozen Obi Wan.

They unfreeze him and give him medical attention and Obi Wan is shocked and dismayed when he realizes the amount of time that has passed but also intrigued by the force sensitivity of Anakin and the chosen one prophesy. A series of events lead to Anakin agreeing to be trained but then Clones attack Alderaan. The Clones were an experiment by the Sith Empire to create unlimited soldiers but it backfired and became almost a grey goo scenario. The Sith Empire meanwhile under Emperor Dooku is a crumbling feudal state and can barely hold back the tide of the clones and the rebellion led by Palpatine and Tarkin. This rebellion wants to create a New Empire that is technologically sophisticated and progressive. Also the Sith in this rewrite are not the ultimate big bad and their philosophy is one of domination of Force wielders over normal people but the Sith believe it is best for the common people (more feudal attitude).

Anyway basically Anakin and Obi Wan fight the Clones and the Sith forces who are led by a Sith knight named Maul who develops a fierce rivalry with Obi Wan after he cut off Mauls legs however this Maul is honorable. The true evil villain is the mad General Grievous who acts like he does in the first Clone Wars series (2003). Anakin falls in love with a handmaiden of the Queen of Alderaan named Padme as well. In a battle on Alderaan Owen and Beru’s child dies and Owen blames it on Obi Wan but Anakin stays loyal and is disowned. Anakin decides to take on a new name out of spite,that of Obi Wan’s apprentice who died a 1000 years ago. Darth Vader. Of course eventually The Clones and Sith are defeated but then Palpatine finally reveals his true self that of a tyrant slaughtering all Sith and their soldiers though Maul escapes. The New Empire is born and Bail Organa rebels against Palpatine(Palpatine is not a Sith but something much worse an evil being that plans to suck the life force of every being in the universe and ascend to godhood though he tells none obviously)to restore a New Republic.

Obi Wan decides to join Bail but Darth who is friends with Palpatine refuses and renounces being a Jedi and fights on the opposite side. A pregnant Padme flees for her life protected by Obi Wan and Darth is hunting her. Eventually he finds them on Mustafar and Padme tries to stab him leading to him choking her to death. Obi Wan and Darth fight and Obi Wan leaves his horribly wounded apprentice alive unable to bring himself to kill his former friend. Padme is brain dead and techically still alive and she gives birth to Luke (ROTJ is going to be rewritten as well so no Leia) and Obi Wan hides him with his Aunt and Uncle on Tatooine and takes up the nickname Satine used to call him. Ben. Maul tracks Obi Wan to Tatooine and they have a fight just like in Rebels (I like the Maul arc in Clone Wars/Rebels so sue me). The end.

Everything after Empire Strikes Back is shit.

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Sounds very interesting. The thing with Obi-Wan being the last surviving Jedi helps explain why no one remembers them in the original trilogy, and Maul and Grievous being the villains of the entire trilogy would really help their characters.

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StarkillerAG said:

Sounds very interesting. The thing with Obi-Wan being the last surviving Jedi helps explain why no one remembers them in the original trilogy, and Maul and Grievous being the villains of the entire trilogy would really help their characters.

Specifically I want Grievous to be the absolute formidable unredeamable monster everyone loves to hate while Maul will be morally grey (like his CW arc which I adore) and conflicted as well as being the Cassandra about Sidious (again like CW). So you get the best of both worlds with villains

Everything after Empire Strikes Back is shit.

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An interesting idea. It reminds me of an idea where the Clone Wars were 100 prior to my prequels and Anakin rescued Obi-Wan from carbonite/stasis upon Yoda’s instructions. I think the only issue with this idea is that Obi-Wan in SW77 stated Vader destroyed the Jedi, hinting there were still some Jedi left. Maybe try to add some Jedi in mere handfuls or dozens that Anakin wipes out in his fall to the Dark Side.

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Wannabe Scholar said:

An interesting idea. It reminds me of an idea where the Clone Wars were 100 prior to my prequels and Anakin rescued Obi-Wan from carbonite/stasis upon Yoda’s instructions. I think the only issue with this idea is that Obi-Wan in SW77 stated Vader destroyed the Jedi, hinting there were still some Jedi left. Maybe try to add some Jedi in mere handfuls or dozens that Anakin wipes out in his fall to the Dark Side.

Well yeah probably a few Ronin Jedi still exist and maybe small sects of Grey (other) Jedi. Obi Wan might try to rebuild the order only for Anakin/Darth to destroy it. Another interesting concept is that The Force itself is waning and The Sith aristocracy can barely use The Force. The common folk don’t believe in it anymore because of it (simple tricks and nonsense). Obi Wan and Yoda because they are remnants of a forgotten time and Anakin and Maul as the two possible Chosen ones (though Anakin/Drath is revealed to be the true one in VI) are the most powerful force wielders left and by extension so is Luke as the son of a chosen one and Mara Jade as the daughter of Maul (She is the other Yoda mentions in ESB). The prophecy states that The Chosen One will restore The Force into the world. Thus when Vader kills The Emperor who has been leaching off The Force it then is restored to it’s former power.

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Wannabe Scholar said:

An interesting idea. It reminds me of an idea where the Clone Wars were 100 prior to my prequels and Anakin rescued Obi-Wan from carbonite/stasis upon Yoda’s instructions. I think the only issue with this idea is that Obi-Wan in SW77 stated Vader destroyed the Jedi, hinting there were still some Jedi left. Maybe try to add some Jedi in mere handfuls or dozens that Anakin wipes out in his fall to the Dark Side.

Maybe we could then rewrite the prequels to have mostly the same plot, just set 100 or 200 years before the original movies. Palpatine would be middle-aged, explaining his OT appearance with extreme old age rather than Force lightning. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin wouldn’t be scarred by lava, and his state in the OT would be explained by him artificially prolonging his life using machinery. After the fall of the Jedi and the rise of Palpatine, Obi-Wan would cryo-freeze himself and Anakin’s children until about 20 years before the OT, when the time would be ripe for the Jedi to rise again.

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StarkillerAG said:

Maybe we could then rewrite the prequels to have mostly the same plot, just set 100 or 200 years before the original movies. Palpatine would be middle-aged, explaining his OT appearance with extreme old age rather than Force lightning. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin wouldn’t be scarred by lava, and his state in the OT would be explained by him artificially prolonging his life using machinery. After the fall of the Jedi and the rise of Palpatine, Obi-Wan would cryo-freeze himself and Anakin’s children until about 20 years before the OT, when the time would be ripe for the Jedi to rise again.

It could work, except I personally would not cryo-freeze the kids. I think this is more of a nitpick than anything, but I always found it weird about cryo-freezing the kids (even when they’re in the womb, as seen in a draft of DuracellEnergizer’s Episode 3 rewrites). I guess it can be traced back to me wanting the kids to born in their natural period (as in, 20 BBY or 19 BBY) and grow up from thereon. That or I just prefer my discarded PT rewrite’s ending too much (basically, Anakin has accepted the Dark Side and flies off with a hesitant and non-pregnant Padme, leaving Obi-Wan with the Skywalker saber).

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Wannabe Scholar said:

StarkillerAG said:

Maybe we could then rewrite the prequels to have mostly the same plot, just set 100 or 200 years before the original movies. Palpatine would be middle-aged, explaining his OT appearance with extreme old age rather than Force lightning. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin wouldn’t be scarred by lava, and his state in the OT would be explained by him artificially prolonging his life using machinery. After the fall of the Jedi and the rise of Palpatine, Obi-Wan would cryo-freeze himself and Anakin’s children until about 20 years before the OT, when the time would be ripe for the Jedi to rise again.

It could work, except I personally would not cryo-freeze the kids. I think this is more of a nitpick than anything, but I always found it weird about cryo-freezing the kids (even when they’re in the womb, as seen in a draft of DuracellEnergizer’s Episode 3 rewrites). I guess it can be traced back to me wanting the kids to born in their natural period (as in, 20 BBY or 19 BBY) and grow up from thereon. That or I just prefer my discarded PT rewrite’s ending too much (basically, Anakin has accepted the Dark Side and flies off with a hesitant and non-pregnant Padme, leaving Obi-Wan with the Skywalker saber).

I don’t see what the problem with freezing the children is. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t be possible, and it’s the only way that the Jedi could be destroyed hundreds of years ago while still having Vader hunt them down. It’s pretty much a win-win idea in my opinion.

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StarkillerAG said:

Wannabe Scholar said:

StarkillerAG said:

Maybe we could then rewrite the prequels to have mostly the same plot, just set 100 or 200 years before the original movies. Palpatine would be middle-aged, explaining his OT appearance with extreme old age rather than Force lightning. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin wouldn’t be scarred by lava, and his state in the OT would be explained by him artificially prolonging his life using machinery. After the fall of the Jedi and the rise of Palpatine, Obi-Wan would cryo-freeze himself and Anakin’s children until about 20 years before the OT, when the time would be ripe for the Jedi to rise again.

It could work, except I personally would not cryo-freeze the kids. I think this is more of a nitpick than anything, but I always found it weird about cryo-freezing the kids (even when they’re in the womb, as seen in a draft of DuracellEnergizer’s Episode 3 rewrites). I guess it can be traced back to me wanting the kids to born in their natural period (as in, 20 BBY or 19 BBY) and grow up from thereon. That or I just prefer my discarded PT rewrite’s ending too much (basically, Anakin has accepted the Dark Side and flies off with a hesitant and non-pregnant Padme, leaving Obi-Wan with the Skywalker saber).

I don’t see what the problem with freezing the children is. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t be possible, and it’s the only way that the Jedi could be destroyed hundreds of years ago while still having Vader hunt them down. It’s pretty much a win-win idea in my opinion.

The problem with that idea is of course Owen,Beru and Bail Organa unfortunately

Everything after Empire Strikes Back is shit.

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SparkySywer said:

Yes. But I still think it’s an intriguing idea. I mean,the lore has Carbonite so it would technically be possible

Everything after Empire Strikes Back is shit.