Originally posted by: auraloffalwaffle Originally posted by: Darth-Adroit
- Anakin can’t seem to best Ben so he seeks out the dark side in order to win the love of Padme.
- Padme succumbs to Anakin’s advances and he knocks her up, but he doesn’t know it.
- The duel with Ben & Anakin causes a Star Destroyer or something to destroy the Alderan Royal Palace killing either the King or the Queen.
I have to say, these three had not occurred to me. I'm not sure I like the idea of a fall to the Dark Side being inspired by getting the attention of a girl. They could fight over her, sure, I'm all for that! But what on earth would Ben be doing that Anakin would need the Dark Side to beat? Impress her with his Sith Cutlery skills? Oh, hang on...
I'm sure the Jedi Academy would have a Sex Ed. module ("Erect it will become...").
And I don't see the point of the last one at all. I'm afraid it seems a bit overblown to me. A bit silly.
I can relate to most of the others, though.
I'm glad you liked a few of them. Now onto your other points.
We already had a love triangle established as a point of contention in the OT. I fought to get the woman that is now my wife and I’m damn glad I did it. I’ve found that most things worth having are worth fighting for. Have you never been infatuated with a woman that is in turn infatuated with another man? Have you ever heard the song “My Best Friends Girl (and she used to be mine)” by the Cars? Love triangles lead people to the “Dark Side” on Earth all the time.
How can the Dark Side get Anakin a girl? Probably the same way Karate lessons got that goof-ball a girl in the Karate Kid. It works like this; Anakin wants Padme, Padme wants Ben, Ben is a stronger Jedi than Anakin, Anakin turns to the Dark Side in the hopes of gaining the power to kick Ben’s Ass thus eliminating his only competition. The logic seems pretty clear to me. Is it a little simplistic? You bet, but I think it’s better than what we have:
Anakin: What have I done?....What is thy bidding my master.
The last point may seem simple and it is. In my vision of the PT there is a reason that Princess Leia is a Princess and there is a reason that Alderan is pacifist. My solution may not be the best, but it’s better than what George came up with; Queen is later revealed to be an elected Queen, then she’s a Senator, then her daughter is adopted by another Senator and so that daughter is a Princess? WTF? Should I start calling her Princess Chelsea Clinton? It should also be noted that nations on Earth have become neutral and passive for less significant reasons than the death of the head of state.
I came up with this crap at four in the morning on hour 10 of a 12 hour shift. I’m sure I could come up with something better if given the time and the inclination. Originally posted by: Bissrok
But I think Anakin should have been from Tatooine. Owen's a farmer, and by the way he talked about the Jedi, I just assumed that's the way it had always been. I don't think he would have been out on Naboo flying around with Anakin. Because no one would want to move to Tatooine to start up a moisture farm. Unless of course he was just doing it to hide Luke's identity. But if he had done all that for Luke, I think he would have been a little friendlier to the kid.