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    What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Can't seem to find any discussion on this.............
    Even though the Jedi would refuse to train Anikin, they should still see him as a possible dangerous threat. The force is strong with him so he has potential to be dangerous without their influence or someone elses(and likely someone else too). The best course of action would have been to kill him but it is against the nature of the Jedi to do such a thing or they would lead themselves down the dark path.

    Thoughts?????
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    My thought is that it was a piece of bad writing and they just would have let him walk away because it seems like the TPM council may have been staffed by jerks, but they were extremely altruistic jerks (unless you considering hurting a 9-year-old slave boy's feelings... then they're less altruistic I suppose ).

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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks

    "Put him back you will, reimplant him with his slave bomb, you must. On the barren planet you found him, the rest of his life must he spend."
    Was that a quote from the novel??

    Or is that your own fabrication..?
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    My feeling was that they were just going to let him walk away and for whatever reason, they felt he would never go on to learn the ways of the force. That seems odd because at that point they had just learned of the new threat that was seemingly being posed by the Sith.
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Something I've wondered is - why are the jedi so thick? They think he's dangerous, they refuse to train him...then at the film's end, when Obi-wan insists that he will train him, Yoda just says 'alright'. OK great thinking wise jedi master - get all worried about this fearful young boy and what he could potentially become and leave his training to someone who only just became a jedi 'knight' himself. How stubborn and/or thick are the jedi? Surely once Obi-wan says he will defy the council Yoda's change of mind should have been along the lines of 'very well, Skywalker will be trained, but not by a recently graduated padawan'. Instead it seems his attitude must have been 'ok but he's your responsibility' - bad mistake. Read: bad writing error on Lucas' part.

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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffziller
    Was that a quote from the novel??

    Or is that your own fabrication..?
    Only from the mind of a maniac.


    Devo, you have a great point, the council just acquiesces on that point, no discussion, no more argument, just "Qui-Gon's dead, you're now a knight, and do whatever you want".
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Its even worse when you consider the AOTC deleted scene in which Obi wan speaks to Mace windu of his concerns about Anakin before taking off in the starfighter. Mace, one of the primary doubters about Anakin in TPM, simply says (not the exact quote but this is basically how it goes) "ah sure don't worry 'bout it, we'll see what happens, have faith, balance of the force etc etc".....what a curious turnaround. The jedi go from caution in the middle of TPM to 'what will be will be' by the end of that film and that then continues into AOTC (if memory serves the scene actually in the theatrical cut of AOTC is the same as the deleted scene only with Yoda in a floating chair and a different setting)

    This would have been avoided had Obi Wan been a jedi master from the outset (or at least acquiring master status by the end of TPM). This way it wouldn't be so unbelievable that the council would allow him to train Anakin. The mistakes made in Anakins training would then solely be down to Obi-wan and not the entire Jedi council. And this would be appropriate given Obi wans admission in ROTJ 'I thought I could instruct him just as well as Yoda...I was wrong'.
    Last edited by Devo; 05-16-2005 at 05:41 PM.

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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    They think he's dangerous, they refuse to train him...then at the film's end, when Obi-wan insists that he will train him, Yoda just says 'alright'. OK great thinking wise jedi master - get all worried about this fearful young boy and what he could potentially become and leave his training to someone who only just became a jedi 'knight' himself. How stubborn and/or thick are the jedi? Surely once Obi-wan says he will defy the council Yoda's change of mind should have been along the lines of 'very well, Skywalker will be trained, but not by a recently graduated padawan'. Instead it seems his attitude must have been 'ok but he's your responsibility'
    As I recall, it didn't happen quite like that.

    Yoda - "Agree with your taking this boy as your Padawan, I do not!"

    Obi-Wan - "I will train Anakin, against the Council's wishes if I must."

    Yoda - "Agree with you the Council does. Your apprentice Skywalker will be."

    I left out some dialogue to speed things up here. My point is, that after the battle, and what Anakin did, the Council agrees that Anakin should be trained by Obi-Wan. It was Yoda alone who disagreed with the Council's decision. Yoda tried to talk Obi-Wan out of it, but the bottom line was, Yoda got out voted by the Council.

    The point is still valid about Anakin being trained. He was already a powerful force user, but still untrained he was a much smaller threat. In Yoda's mind it was better to raise him as a normal kid with a talent for fixing things, he might have grown up to be an engineer with powerful force sensative abilities, but untrained he would pose little threat to a Jedi Master. As it was Anakin used everything he had against Obi-Wan and we all know how that turns out.

    I have another interesting question along the same lines. What happens to all the Padawan's who get rejected by the Jedi Order? The novels say they go off to careers in different areas, like the Agriculture Corps. But these are young Padawa's who are trained in the Jedi arts virtually from birth. You can't tell me they just go off and forget about having their dreams crushed, not after years of disciplined training.
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devo
    (if memory serves the scene actually in the theatrical cut of AOTC is the same as the deleted scene only with Yoda in a floating chair and a different setting)
    You are correct, Mace, who Anakin glowered at in TPM so fiercely, now is the one saying that Anakin will do jim dandy and is good to go, he disregards Obi-Wan's concerns and Yoda barely chimes in except to back up Mace and the council's misplaced faith in Anakin.

    As for making Obi-Wan a master though, I think that should never happen, Obi-Wan is brash and headstrong for a Jedi, and once he gets lost with teaching Anakin, he turns to his own mentors only to find them too blinded by prophecy and bureaucracy to pay attention to the real problem, and Obi-Wan follows their lead because he has faith in them.


    Quote Originally Posted by SK99
    I have another interesting question along the same lines. What happens to all the Padawan's who get rejected by the Jedi Order? The novels say they go off to careers in different areas, like the Agriculture Corps. But these are young Padawa's who are trained in the Jedi arts virtually from birth. You can't tell me they just go off and forget about having their dreams crushed, not after years of disciplined training.
    I dunno if you're familiar with my concepts for a 7,8,9 trilogy, but in it are dark youth, angry and evil young men who have powers of the Force and some have lightsabers, but are neither Jedi nor Sith. It opens up a lot of doors, and I suppose that's what would happen to these young failed padawans you mention. Personally, it really bothers me that the post-OT stuff made Jedi apprentices so incredibly young, Yoda said of Luke that he was too old to begin the training in ESB, but in ESB Luke is like 21 years old, I would have found it much more believable to take on padawan learners when they hit their teens, when they started really forming who they were as individuals, that would have been more realistic and still kept the rejects as whole people rather than parentless semi-Jedi.
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    Re: What would the Jedi do with Anikin if he wasn't trained under their wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks
    ...you have a great point, the council just acquiesces on that point, no discussion, no more argument, just "Qui-Gon's dead, you're now a knight, and do whatever you want".
    I don't think it's like that at all!

    (I didn't read the other posts after this one I have quoted, so forgive me if I repeat what someone else might have stated already)
    First: Remember that the Jedi's ability to use the force has been diminished. Palpatine has been plotting this for some time, and he's had to disguise himself even before the events of TPM! The Jedi haven't been aware of the Sith in a milennia according to Ki-Adi- Mundi, and might not recognize the disturbance they feel as a threat! Initially atleast, or not until Maul reveals himself against Qui-Gon in their duel on Tatooine! Who knows, maybe Palpatine disguises himself so well, they don't even notice it at all! --Blind we are. If creation of this clone army, we could not see.-- Yoda
    Now, According to their own mandates, Anakin is too old to be trained, and I'd assume that they know that anyone who has force abilities that is left untrained just remains force sensitive and really can't do much beyond that with out proper training! Just like any skill! You may have a predisposition towards something but if you don't train inorder to hone your skills than you never get anywhere beyond that "Natural Ability"! And cannot be a danger, atleast not to anyone on a Universal scale!
    Now at this time Ben is not on the council, Just like Qui-Gon isn't and Ben says,"if you would only follow the Code, you would be on the council". So his punishment is being kept off the council, but is never banned from the Jedi Order! So when Ben defies his masters and says that he'll take Anakin as his Padawan learner, against the councils wishes if he must, in order to fufill his dying masters wishes; he IS granted the rank of Knight, but only because of his accomplishments proven worthy of such a rank! He is not given Master and Master doesn't insure you a seat on the council! Then Yoda says that, he doesn't agree with him taking this boy as his padawan, and as a result of his defiance Ben doesn't get a seat on the council until the events of EpIII. However, we see Yoda pause, as if he's communning with the other council members through the force, and once he has the answer from the other members, only does he state, "Agree with you the council does, your apprentice young Skywalker we'll be" Now why do they agree to this? Probably because they know Ben's defiance isn't enough to kick him out of the order, and because they know he'll do it anyway, so they probably feel it's better to do it under the councils watching eye than to have him train this possibly dangerous boy completely on his own!
    What they are really blind to though, is not knowing they are being manipulated by the Sith Lord, along with the the Senate and pretty much everyone else in the universe! So they use their abilities as best as they can to their knowing, to unravel the mystery of the Sith! Remember the Sith have been plotting this from every angle for decades, and spring it upon the Jedi who only have the here and now to try to figure out what and who the threat is, and to then mount a defense against it! They assume Anakin as strong as he is, could be an answer to the problem once they discover what that problem is! However, when Palptine discovers this boy at the end of TPM, he see's Anakin as a pawn and the final piece of his elaborate scheme to bring down the kingdom of the Jedi!

    That's my understanding of the situation! Hope that lends some help in answering any questions you still may have!
    Last edited by The 'Xir; 05-17-2005 at 11:16 AM.
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