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Worst Ideas in Star Wars/Good Ideas that went Horribly Wrong — Page 5

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If Luke could see the good in Darth Vader and redeem him, why didn’t he do the same with more bad guys, like the Emperor, Snoke, Jabba the Hutt, etc.?

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FreezingTNT2 said:

If Luke could see the good in Darth Vader and redeem him, why didn’t he do the same with more bad guys, like the Emperor, Snoke, Jabba the Hutt, etc.?

Because they aren’t daddy.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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FreezingTNT2 said:

If Luke could see the good in Darth Vader and redeem him, why didn’t he do the same with more bad guys, like the Emperor, Snoke, Jabba the Hutt, etc.?

Whatever he saw in Vader simply wasn’t present in the others you mentioned.

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Another reason why Star Trek is better than Star Wars. Sybok is a better Jedi than Luke.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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I legitimately like Sybok. It was pointless making him Spock’s half-brother, but I like how the character was written and performed.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Alright, I can run with clone madness being inherent in Force-sensitive clones. Vader’s persisting handicaps remain unresolved, though (or is Palpatine just that huge a dick?)

Isn’t it obvious?

Vader’s replacement parts would have to be Midi-compatible, and thus would individually go insane. Have you ever had a psychotic pair of lungs or a pyromaniac left leg?

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Tack said:
Again, my main problem with ESB is the fact that his casual dispatching of his underlings is almost played as a running gag.

No problem with that at all. It shows the complexity of Vader’s character, in fact. What TESB does is establishing how Vader punishes Imperial officers for failure (Admiral Ozzel, Captain Needa). However, when the Falcon flies off to hyperspace at the end, despite the hyperdrive being disabled by Piett’s order, he actually does NOT punish Piett. By doing so Vader reveals his own emotional turmoil from the confrontation with Luke. I daresay, this is the first sign we see of Vader’s redemption which is developed in ROTJ.