But Really, We Don't Have a Star Wars Thread? Feb 15, 2012 21:40:09 GMT -5
Post by WildKnight on Feb 15, 2012 21:40:09 GMT -5
The mere fact that Obi-Wan specifically tells Luke that the purpose of his becoming a Jedi will be to defeat the Empire says that the Jedi were always warriors.
Obi Wan describes the Jedi Knights as having been the "guardians of peace", and mentions nothing about sending clone troopers on suicide missions, nor leaping about on battlefields cutting down sith and blasting people through mountains with the power of the force. I just never got the impression that Obi Wan was talking about the sort of stuff that goes on in SWOTR.
I'm not trying to imply that they were pacifists; but at the same time, the word "Knight" does not exactly conjure images of guerrilla warfare and the use of clones as cannon fodder.
I actually agree with you there. Broadly speaking, I think that there is a disconnect between the image we're given of "Jedi" in the OT vs. what they were made out to be in the PT. I would have liked to have seen some suggestion that they questioned the morality of the whole "clone army" thing (nevermind the fact that they didn't bother trying to discern the real origin of the clones on a practical level).
Actually, in that regard, the Jedi themselves were internally inconsistent in the prequels. Qui-Gon tells Padme that the Jedi can't fight a war for her. Mace tells Palpatine that the Jedi aren't his army... yet they fall quite readily into the roles of Generals over a massive army, to the point that they apparently don't have time to look into the whole "Sith" thing very much.