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    Yoda could have made Luke stay...

    In an indirect way, if Yoda would not have gotten Luke's X-Wing out of the "puddle" then Luke would not have been able to go to Bespin. From ROTJ, Yoda says, "Unfortunate that you rushed to face him...that incomplete was your training...that not ready for the burden were you." I keep thinking of this possibility and many ideas go through my head.
    Would Luke have killed Vader in ROTJ if he did not know that Vader was his father?
    Would Leia and Chewbacca still have escaped from Bespin?
    Han would never have been carbon frozen!! (testing it for Skywalker) What is up with Vader saying that he was going to freeze Luke and it would be his "journey to the Emperor" ? That is kinda odd to me. They were just going to defrost him and *ding* meet the Emperor, Luke.
    Weird. I am not saying that I wish Luke would not have gone. I know his leaving was vital for the story...but I decided to bring this up because so seldom do we think about how the seemingly "small" events play a BIG role in the trilogy.
    One way to out think people is to make them think you think they'll think what you are not really trying to get them to think what you think.

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    Re: Yoda could have made Luke stay...

    Originally posted by TheDarthVader
    In an indirect way, if Yoda would not have gotten Luke's X-Wing out of the "puddle" then Luke would not have been able to go to Bespin. From ROTJ, Yoda says, "Unfortunate that you rushed to face him...that incomplete was your training...that not ready for the burden were you." I keep thinking of this possibility and many ideas go through my head.
    Would Luke have killed Vader in ROTJ if he did not know that Vader was his father?
    Would Leia and Chewbacca still have escaped from Bespin?
    Han would never have been carbon frozen!! (testing it for Skywalker) What is up with Vader saying that he was going to freeze Luke and it would be his "journey to the Emperor" ? That is kinda odd to me. They were just going to defrost him and *ding* meet the Emperor, Luke.
    Weird. I am not saying that I wish Luke would not have gone. I know his leaving was vital for the story...but I decided to bring this up because so seldom do we think about how the seemingly "small" events play a BIG role in the trilogy.
    This was a decision for Luke to make. Even Mr. Miagi allowed his young apprentice to make his own way. It isn't for the teacher to choose, rather, it is the teacher's job to guide and instruct through example. True, had Yoda not pulled the XWing from the swamp, Luke would have been stuck there until he perhaps realized the deeper teachings of the Jedi. However, I'll wager that Yoda felt that the lesson of the XWing (size matters not) was a far more vital lesson, particularly at that moment, than any future ramifications of having the ship available to fly. Without that lesson, Luke may never have truly grasped the otherwise ubiquitous words of the little green man. But by actually SEEING the lesson in a tangible way, Luke's instruction went forward by leaps and bounds.

    LUKE: I...I don't believe it!
    YODA: That...is why you fail.

    Luke saw the impossible happen. And from that, it could be argued that that lesson gave him the strength and confidence to face the dragon (Vader) in his own lair (Cloud City and Death Star II). Without that lesson, Luke may have faced Vader, but he would have likely cowered into weak submission and fallen prey to the seduction.

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    Yes, yes...nice points.
    One way to out think people is to make them think you think they'll think what you are not really trying to get them to think what you think.

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    Re: Yoda could have made Luke stay...

    Originally posted by TheDarthVader
    Would Luke have killed Vader in ROTJ if he did not know that Vader was his father?
    I don't think it could have gone down as it did in ROTJ if Luke had remained on Dagobah. For one thing, he wouldn't have surrendered to Vader (unless Yoda eventually told Luke the truth, as I suspect he would've done). For another, Vader would've tried at least once to turn Luke against the Emperor as he did in ESB.

    Would Leia and Chewbacca still have escaped from Bespin? Han would never have been carbon frozen!! (testing it for Skywalker) What is up with Vader saying that he was going to freeze Luke and it would be his "journey to the Emperor" ? That is kinda odd to me. They were just going to defrost him and *ding* meet the Emperor, Luke.


    If Vader didn't know about Yoda hanging around the swamp, I doubt he would have been able to sense Luke enough to know he was or wasn't coming. So Han still would have been carbon frozen. As for Leia and Chewie, difficult to see this is. Lando probably would have still engineered a getaway plan, but with Vader not occupied with Luke, he may have fought against them and I think Vader could've taken down at least one of the Rebels.
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    Vader had no idea where Luke was. It's not like Luke was sending out a constant radio beacon with his whereabouts (thus the need for the probes at the start of the film). But Vader was counting on Luke having had enough training to be able to "sense" the pain that his friends were going through. It was a long shot, and it turned out to be a good guess. But that's all it was. Vader could very well have been wrong and the lot of them would have hung around on Bespin a while longer. Palpatine's "plan" in the Prequels also is entirely dependent upon dumb-luck to keep it moving. The Sith have an uncanny knack for having things work out.

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    Well they felt Luke in ESB as a disturbance in the force. They knew he was out there. They didn't know his location, but they knew he could see or reach his freiends feelings. It was a gamble that paid off. Like above stated "dumb luck". Vader might have foreseen it with the force or even the Emperor, we don't know for sure.(at least I don't)

    I don't think Leia and Chewie would have gotten away either. Without Luke popping up, Vader might have taken a different approach and made sure they were brought to his ship personally. As in any good movie timing is everything and Luke showed up at a good time.
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    Yoda was glad to see Luke go, he couldn't wait to get away from his whining!
    When Luke returned in ROTJ, Yoda just pretended to die to get away from him .



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    Originally posted by Pendo
    Yoda was glad to see Luke go, he couldn't wait to get away from his whining!
    When Luke returned in ROTJ, Yoda just pretended to die to get away from him .



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    Originally posted by Pendo
    Yoda was glad to see Luke go, he couldn't wait to get away from his whining!
    When Luke returned in ROTJ, Yoda just pretended to die to get away from him .



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    Spirit Ben wanders back into the hovel. A little set of green eyes peeks out from under the blanket.

    YODA: Gone, he is?
    SPIRIT BEN: Yes, finally.
    YODA: Much whining in him, like his father.
    SPIRIT BEN: Yes, good thing you learned that vanishing trick from the travelling magician on Zoltar VI.
    YODA: heh heh heh

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    Yoda knew that Luke had to follow his own path and also, he knew that Luke would have to face Darth Vader
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