Friday, October 23, 2009

Luke Skywalker Should Have Known Better

I apologize because I'm going nerd alert in this post.  It's the part of "Star Wars" that everybody likes to forget because it's uncomfortable to think about.  If  Luke Skywalker was such a great Jedi,  then why didn't he realize he was kissing his sister Princess Leia?  Even knowing just a little bit of the Force should have told him that.

I've heard the argument that maybe he was attracted to Leia because he sensed the Force in her.  I don't buy it.  If that's true, he also should have realized it was his sister.  Yeah he's still training as a Jedi at this point, but come on.  I bet Luke did already know, although he was so desperate from his lack of action on Tatooween that he ignored it.

Yoda and Obi-Wan did him no favors though.  Despite knowing that Luke and Leia were working together, they still waited to tell him him the truth.  I think they could have stopped Luke's Jedi training for a second to mention that important fact. 

What's even worse is that Luke doesn't seem too bothered when he learns that Leia is his sister.  It's just like oh well these things happens.  That's just messed up.  At the very least, he should have gone into exile Yoda style once he realized what he had done.  Being a Jedi doesn't put you above the laws of decency.

Although. it's possible that Luke used the Jedi mind trick to make himself and everyone else forget about the incest.  Too bad he can't make us forget his transgression .

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