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“Wannabe serial killer” Mark Twitchell being a big fan of prequel Anakin was no surprise to me. The man even defended the youngling slaughter scene on TheForce.net forums back in the day.

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How is that a Star Wars headcanon?

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BedeHistory731 said:

“Wannabe serial killer” Mark Twitchell being a big fan of prequel Anakin was no surprise to me. The man even defended the youngling slaughter scene on TheForce.net forums back in the day.

Reminds me of EU fans who defend the Sith Holocaust. Those folks are definitely sus.

90% blue, 10% pink.

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BedeHistory731 said:

“Wannabe serial killer” Mark Twitchell being a big fan of prequel Anakin was no surprise to me. The man even defended the youngling slaughter scene on TheForce.net forums back in the day.

I’m a fan of PT Anakin too, but I don’t defend the younglings massacre, nor the sand people massacre (although I think it’s slightly more understandable than the younglings massacre). So what? I don’t understand the problem with being a fan of PT Anakin. Being a fan of the character doesn’t mean justifying all his actions, it simply means being able to put yourself in place of the character, understanding what he’s going through and consequently being able to sympathize with him in most of the cases, but at the same time understanding what his mistakes are. Those scenes are designed specifically to be seen by viewers as something unacceptable and horrendous, they’re not meant to arouse sympathy towards Anakin. The fact that a serial killer defended PT Anakin doesn’t mean all PT Anakin fans are serial killers or psychopaths,especially when you consider that Mark Twitchell was inspired by the character of Dexter Morgan in committing his actions, not by Anakin. Frankly I feel a bit offended by your comment.

How is that a Star Wars headcanon?

I think he wanted to post it in the Random Thoughts Thread, but he got the wrong thread.

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)

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I think he wanted to post it in the Random Thoughts Thread, but he got the wrong thread.

Yes, that’s the case. My B.

Also, I’m not implying that about all PT Anakin fans. I’m implying it about one guy who went out of his way to defend that one scene and say things like “could you imagine the guts it would take to do that?”.

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BedeHistory731 said:

I think he wanted to post it in the Random Thoughts Thread, but he got the wrong thread.

Also, I’m not implying that about all PT Anakin fans. I’m implying it about one guy who went out of his way to defend that one scene and say things like “could you imagine the guts it would take to do that?”.

Obviously the guy’s crazy, and there’s no question about that. But such a sentence is not a symptom of a homicidal mind in itself, because it depends on what you mean. If you say it takes courage to do something like that but at the same time you say it’s right, then I agree with you in saying that whoever says that sentence has a homicidal mind. But if you say that, meaning he was wrong in doing that, then no, the meaning is different and there’s no sign of a homicidal mind. Anyway, I prefer to not talk about courage when I talk about that scene. I just think the Dark Side was beginning to cloud Anakin’s mind so much to prevent him from totally realizing the magnitude of what he was doing. Even though, as we’ve seen, there were times when he understood what was going on and felt tremendously bad. For example, after killing all the Separatists on Mustafar he cried, because he realized he was doing something wrong.

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)

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Getting back on topic and away from real world homocide, I don’t get why people think time dilation is necessary to explain TESB’s timeline. The Falcon’s trip probably last a long time, long enough for Luke to train up, and more importantly, his training seems pretty negligible, going by his performance against Vader. That is exactly the sort of results you’d expect from a student who only trained somewhere between two days and a month. Vader’s toying with him and still demolishing him.