Never said otherwise.And it still doesn't change the fact that George Walton Lucas said he needed to reduce Amidala's age in order to sell the romance angle.
That is because there are different situations in the OT versus the PT. In the OT, we have two potential recruits that the Jedi are aware of and are waiting to train until the time is right. One of those potentials, Luke, has trouble understanding the Force because he's spent his whole life not being aware of it. Obi-wan and Yoda have to work from the ground up to make Luke into a Jedi. In the PT, the situations is different. This is at the twilight of the Jedi Order. A time period in which the Jedi were training children from a young age, to become Jedi. Shaping their minds from the get go to understand the Force and to accept it as part of their lives. They don't have trouble believing in it because of this. Anakin believes in his ability to use the Force, because he's had ten years of training from Obi-wan. He knows that the Force can allow him lift heavy objects like a ship, or like Yoda did with the crane. He knows that he can see blaster bolts without even looking for them. This is the opposite of Luke. If Luke had been trained from birth, he wouldn't have trouble doing the things a Jedi can do.Again, the OT never says that the Force depends on your DNA or how many you have in your cells.
Doesn't mean that they didn't, either.And by the new rules re: midichlorians in your blood, even being the son of a Jedi wasn't a guarantee that you'd be Force sensitive. There's no way Yoda and Obi-Wan would know Luke even had midichlorians. Remember that we don't see them testing L & L in ROTS.
Twenty three. Twenty in ANH.Wasn't he 18 in TESB?
There's no mention in the OT, because Luke never pursues a relationship with Leia. Thus the Jedi don't tell him to not fall in love. The Jedi worry about his relationship to Han and Leia, which is why Obi-wan tells Luke to bury his feelings deep down, because the Sith will exploit them. Which they do. As to Luke being the son of Anakin, why wouldn't they be fine with it? What's done is done. What mattered was protecting the children and making sure that they could destroy the Sith. This was addressed in ROTS.And there are problems in the concept, because the concept is flawed. In 4 movies, there is no problem/no mention of Jedis not being able to marry. Everything works fine until we're told that they can't love/get attached and then the idea of jedi family dynasties goes out the window and then you wonder why everyone was so fine with the idea that Luke was the son of Skywalker. That's where it doesn't match.
Again, nothing has changed. Belief plays a part. It's not highlighted in the PT, because we've got a few thousand Jedi running around who know about the Force and have lived with it's existence. It's different for Luke, who has to play catch-up to his teachers and his enemies.Midichlorians are why the Jedi and Sith can do after TPM. Before, it was all belief.
It didn't make it into the OT, because Lucas had trouble working it in. He didn't in the PT, which is why he could introduce it.Those are concepts that never made it into the movie, and for good reason. Midichlorians was one of such ideas that should have remained as a scribble between other ideas.
Which I do not deny. Han plays his part in ANH and ROTJ, just as Luke has his part in all three OT films. But Lucas could have easily had Han say that he believes in it and thus wants to become a Jedi, after seeing Luke do what he did. But he didn't. Lucas had specific story in mind and a specific reason for it to be that way.Even with all the Force working for him, it took the non-believing scoundrel to give him an all clear. To show us that we need everyone when we're fighting against the most pure form of evil.
Yes, there were different ideas. Once he settled on it, he used it. Other ideas though, were just as good and were worth revisiting. They may not have been right for one movie, but for another, they were.No, it shows that it was one of hundreds of concepts -and a pretty shallow one, at that-, regarding Anakin. He even put that Anakin was a mutant? Doesn't mean he was hanging with Xavier's crowd.
We've been over this. The people either come to the Jedi Temple seeking testing, or the Jedi are summoned to the world. But because the Republic is so big and because of the guidelines for admittance, it was like 1 in every 50 were recruited. That's why there are only ten thousand active Jedi in TPM. They all met the guidelines and they were all the ones that the Jedi had found up to that point. There were still thousands of other potentials out there, who wouldn't be found and trained, similar to Anakin's situation. Or they were too old to begin the training. That's why Qui-gon said that if Anakin had been found within the Republic's boarders, he would have been found and taken in sooner.Massive testing of newborns of every species in all the Core worlds? The paperwork alone would give bureaucracies conniptions. It's an organization older than anything they've known. The Jedis are ubiquitous. That should be enough to have people stand in line in order to try to join up. Maybe have masters travel the galaxy, searching for promising recruits.
Which isn't in doubt. The only thing that changes is that Luke can do this to begin with, because he had a connection to the Force. This is why the Jedi were waiting on the children, instead of Joe Blow off the street.And Luke was capable of defeating Darth Vader and the Emperor because trained to be a Jedi and believed he was saving the galaxy.
The Jedi and Bail are being as cautious as possible. If they started training right away, the Sith would sense it and start looking for them. Vader starts his pursuit of Luke as soon as he's able to get back to Coruscant and begin his quest. For twenty years prior to that, he's unaware of his son's existence. He believes all the Jedi are gone, which is why he boasts that no one can stop the Empire now. Then he finds out Obi-wan is alive and then he thinks that he has killed him, which is why he again boasts about absolute victory. Then he senses the Force in Luke at Yavin 4, when he didn't at Alderaan. Not even from five feet away when Luke sees their duel end and he starts shooting at Vader. He only knows of Luke because he was using the Force to prepare to destroy the Death Star. And Sidious doesn't consider Luke a threat until he reaches Dagobah.The children have midichlorians, but they cannot be detected unless the Force is active within a Jedi? Then why are they hidden? They don't know how to use the Force, so they can't be sending out red flags.
Nope, because Bail and Leia agreed to work together to fight the Empire. He couldn't keep her from participating in the Alliance. That's why she was in the Senate and why she was there to intercept the Death Star plans. Even if she fell, there was still Luke.Leia being out there, in the Senate, no less, squashes the theory.
Right and before then, they didn't know.Now, Luke being trained first by Obi-Wan and then by Yoda, makes him a threat because he is now a bona fide Force user. He believes he can use the Force -and we see he can, albeit slowly, and that's why Vader-Sidious go after him.
It was the side that was causing the problem. The Force is in balance so long as good and evil are on even sides. It's not about how many Jedi and Sith there are, because they are not the Force. The Sith cause the imbalance because they promoted greed, fear, power mongering, hate and selfishness. They turned everyone against each other through these emotional states. The Jedi work with the larger universe to promote compassion, love, charity, selflessness and knowledge. Anakin's task was to excise the cancer Vidocq mentioned. The Jedi and the Republic exist as symbiotic entities with each other, living together for mutual benefit. The Sith are that cancer and Anakin's the cure.Originally Posted by carabas
Which comic?I much prefer the idea put forward in a comic that Anakin brought balance by evening out the numbers between Jedi and Sith.