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    Question Who is the "Chosen One"

    My wife and I were watching ATOC tonight and she asked the question,"
    If anakin is the one that is supposed to bring balance to the force -- then why do we see Luke as such a hero?"

    1. -- He destroyed the Death Star.
    2. -- He found his twin sister.
    3. -- He help (sorta) sway Vader/Anakin back to the Good side of the Force.

    In other treads -- and I have to agree -- the SW Triliogy seems to be the story of Anakin. His rise to a jedi -- his fall to the dark side -- then his renewal of his faith.

    Does she have a good point -- or should I just tell her to go back to scrapbooking and leave the hard stuff to the SW Pros
    JediBoulton --
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    I think it's a good point that she makes. I know it's "official" that Anakin is the chosen one (I believe George said something supporting that?) but anyway Luke was certainly the biggest key to helping Anakin fulfill that role . . . so I won't take that away from Luke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar
    I think it's a good point that she makes. I know it's "official" that Anakin is the chosen one (I believe George said something supporting that?) but anyway Luke was certainly the biggest key to helping Anakin fulfill that role . . . so I won't take that away from Luke.
    I guess its the same in any universe -- we sons have to go fix what our fathers screwed up in the past (love ya dad)
    JediBoulton --
    Collecting SW Since 1978. -- Still going strong......

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    Anakin is the chosen one, because without him Palpatine would never have been defeated. Remember he pitches Palpy down the reactor shaft of the second Death Star. Sure he's also responsable for a lot of death as Palpatine's right hand man.

    But that would have happened anyway if Palpatine had a tool like Maul still serving him. Sure, Luke did great things. But that's because he was the Son of Skywalker who also did great things. And if it wasn't for a father's love for his son, Palpatine would have continued his rule of Emperor.

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    Gee thanks guys -- now I am going to tell my wife she has some good insite and allow her to voice her opinions and stuff!!
    JediBoulton --
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    I know Ani is the Chosen One, and there is more evidence to support that, but IMO I think I'd rather Luke be the Chosen One, as it would show Qui-Gon's, Obi-Wan's and the Jedi Council's errors in The Phantom Menace .

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    Even though Lucas has said Anakin was the Chosen One, there could be a compelling case made for Luke (though yes, it is kind of pointless I admit...LOL). In the end, Anakin does bring the Force into balance. He nearly destroys the Jedi, before destroying the Sith. The Jedi Purge also allowed the two wisest and most "perfect" Jedi to survive: Yoda & Obi-Wan (to rebuild a better order).

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    And even if Luke could be the Chosen One, it certainly wouldn't show any errors on Obi-Wan's part. He knew Anakin was dangerous from the get-go. He only trained him out of obligation and love for Qui-Gon. Of course he grew to love and respect Anakin, but more than anyone (and this can be seen in AOTC) he knew Anakin and he knew his weaknesses. Obi-Wan was the one who knew Anakin should not be sent to protect Padme. It was the council that made the mistake, not him.

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    In the end, Anakin does bring the Force into balance. He nearly destroys the Jedi, before destroying the Sith.
    I agree, this is what I find soo funny about TPM and the "prophesy"! Anakin was meant to bring balance to the force. But when you think about it, the Republic was sort tilted towards the light. Order was being maintained throughout the galaxy by the Jedi. So, in order to bring balance Anakin had to kill a lot of Jedi. Then the scale tilts the other way for a while, finally he ends up offing the baddest dude in the galaxy, thus bringing "balance" to the force.

    The Jedi Purge also allowed the two wisest and most "perfect" Jedi to survive: Yoda & Obi-Wan (to rebuild a better order).
    I have to disagree here on one major point, it is Luke who rebuilds the order and it is much different from the one Yoda and Obi-Wan knew. Remember Yoda still held his biases about age and training. "He is too old, yes, too old to begin the training." He ends up training him because there is no choice.

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    I agree with sith killer's post. Vader kills Jedi and then kills Palpatine. By his actions, the force becomes balanced in the end. Luke is the one responsible for rebuilding the next jedi legacy, not kenobi or yoda. They were great jedi, but their duty was to train luke. It became his responsibility to rebuild the order himself after their deaths.
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