Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Weekly What If: Star Wars!
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This week's "What If" involves a couple of questions regarding the Star Wars universe.
1. What if Anakin had told Obi Wan that he and Padme were married?
I think that Obi Wan would have at first been shocked that Anakin would do something to jeopardize his position as a Jedi Knight, but that he would have aided him out of friendship. He could have helped them escape to a nice place where they could live in peace and raise their children together. Either that, or he would have convinced Anakin to go to the council and confess his actions, resulting in his suspension or expulsion from the Order. Either way, it would have prevented his turn to the Dark Side- or at least delayed it.
2. What if instead of being sent to live on Tatooine, Luke had been sent to Padme's side of the family and grown up on Naboo?
First of all, he probably would have had a very different personality. As revealed by the prequels, Padme's family had a high status on Naboo and were involved in politics. Luke may well have been more like Leia- sophisticated, diplomatic, and politically inclined. He probably still would have wanted to join the rebellion. Indeed, he may have met Leia much sooner through involvement with the rebellion.
Of course, Star Wars as we know it would not likely have happened if he had not lived on Tatooine.
3. What if Padme had lived?
Naturally she would have become part of the resistance, alongside Bail Organa and Obi Wan. Perhaps she would even have led the efforts, and raised Luke and Leia away from the action, forever shielding them from knowledge of their father's history. Of course, her presence could not remain hidden for long... and it would only be a matter of time before Anakin/Vader began suspecting that his beloved wife is not lost after all.
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What are your thoughts on these issues? I'm sure there are hundreds of ways for each of these scenarios to unfold.
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