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#1 6 years ago
Anson992;5601650Oh yeah! It cost a little dark-side points to romance her, but I don't care. I've never believed in the whole "Jedi can't love" douche-baggery.

I understand the concept, though I may not be thoroughly convinced by it. Jedi are supposed to be servants to the general population, selflessly aiding the galaxy. The problem with love entering this equation is that the Jedi's priorities shift from selflessly helping others, to considering the needs of one individual, and from there selfishness can enter in.




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#2 6 years ago
nazoa93;5601843I understand the concept, though I may not be thoroughly convinced by it. Jedi are supposed to be servants to the general population, selflessly aiding the galaxy. The problem with love entering this equation is that the Jedi's priorities shift from selflessly helping others, to considering the needs of one individual, and from there selfishness can enter in.

Whilst I understand that, the Jedi Order can't automatically assume that you're going to turn into a completely selfish person just because you're in love with a single person.

I understand my duties as a Jedi come first and foremost, so I would ensure I would never be put in that situation. BUT hypothetically speaking if I had to choose between saving 10,000,000 people, or saving the one woman I love, I would save the 10,000,000 FIRST and THEN attempt to save her if I can, because I understand that my duties always come first.

Else I'll pull a Spider-Man and save Mary-Jane AND the kids at the same time cause I'm a beast like that. :nodding:




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#3 6 years ago

Your emotions would be different at the time. Right now it's easy to say you'd save the 10,000,000 first, and put your love second. Problem is, you aren't under any stress to do so, so you can think more clearly.

Personally I'd go for my love, because if I'm a Jedi who has done countless selfless deeds beforehand, I've earned the right to be selfish. =p




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#4 6 years ago
Oh yeah! It cost a little dark-side points to romance her, but I don't care.

Ha! And here I am, getting a bunch of 'light side' points so I can romance my apprentice. She's way too cute! :naughty:




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#5 6 years ago

I much prefer Luke Skywalker's Grand Mastery over the Jedi Order. He took a wife, Mara Jade, and he seemed to get along just fine.

Now granted, I haven't read every book in the works of the Expanded Universe (though I am working on it), so I'm sure I'm missing a few details. But by 40 ABY, he seems to be doing just fine in dealing with having a spouse and being a Jedi.




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#6 6 years ago
Totes;5602703Luke Skywalker

YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.

Ehh... I can see where the Jedi philosophy can say that love leads to fear, and so on. Makes perfect sense. For all intensive purposes, people in love are clinically insane (myself included), and therefore are without the presence of mind to fully serve the Republic.




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#7 6 years ago

Giz;5602700Ha! And here I am, getting a bunch of 'light side' points so I can romance my apprentice. She's way too cute! :naughty:[/QUOTE]

Squisitor or Sith Warrior?

[QUOTE=Totes;5602703]I much prefer Luke Skywalker's Grand Mastery over the Jedi Order. He took a wife, Mara Jade, and he seemed to get along just fine.

Now granted, I haven't read every book in the works of the Expanded Universe (though I am working on it), so I'm sure I'm missing a few details. But by 40 ABY, he seems to be doing just fine in dealing with having a spouse and being a Jedi.

I concur. I've always mentioned that Luke's New Order allowed for love and families and all that, I've always agreed with it. I haven't read every book either, but I do know Luke had a few treads towards the dark side a few times, but to my knowledge it never had to do would love.




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#8 6 years ago

From the "What book are you currently reading?" thread...

Master Lindale;5604624"If one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace a larger view of the Force."

I 100% agree with this statement. Granted, it was made by "the bad guy", Palpatine, but it just makes sense. It is this very statement that convinced me that if I were in the Star Wars universe, I would be a Gray. Walking no line but my own; neither good, nor evil.

Discuss.




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#9 6 years ago

I'm strongly considering taking my Jedi Guardian neutral. I've already taken darkside options because I don't particularly see them as evil. We'll see how that works out...




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#10 6 years ago
Inyri Forge;5604632I'm strongly considering taking my Jedi Guardian neutral. I've already taken darkside options because I don't particularly see them as evil. We'll see how that works out...

I've discovered that dark doesn't necessarily mean evil. The best case of this I can think of is the Mando Raiders Flashpoint, with the missiles. You can launch them at an empty moon (light side) or you can launch them at an orbiting Imperial fleet (dark side).

Now since Imperials are enemies, its not really an evil thing to do, but its not the Jedi was to do things because there was a possible way to avert all death. :rolleyes:

This is why I would more than likely be a gray Jedi.... I feel like eradication of Imperials is justice.




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