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Lit Anakin Solo in the EU

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Force Smuggler, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    So what did everyone think of Leia naming a son after her father Anakin Skywalker?
    Did anyone not like that choice?
    I like it as you can probably tell by my avatar.
    Great conclusion to Leia's and Anakin Skywalker's arc to me. I don't like kids getting name after dead people, Harry Potter put me off that with Albus Severus, James Sirius and Lily Luna, mainly the first one but in this case it feels that Leia forgave Anakin for his crimes and wanted to honor the good man Anakin Skywalker was.
    Anakin Solo having to deal with dreams of falling to the Dark Side and becoming like Vader was a great plotline in JJK for me.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I know one person who didn't.
     
  3. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

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    I liked it. It shows Leia forgiving her father, something that wasn't easy and gives that storyline closure and a nice ending I always felt
     
  4. Plebeian

    Plebeian Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'm okay with it.
    I'm just glad it wasn't him who became a Sith Lord.
     
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  5. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I, too, have read Dark Empire II.

    :p
     
  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I sort of wish they had Leia and Vader interact in ROTJ.
    Alternate version of ROTJ where the Rebels attack Coruscant. Luke and some men are surrounded by Vader and some of the 501st and Luke gives himself up to save his men. Have a short duel between Luke and Vader. The men return to Leia and Han and those two lead a mission to save Luke from the Emperor and Vader. Leia is told before this and it is found out by Vader and Palpatine. Palpatine is defeated and all try to escape the Palace. Vader and Leia have a conversation and possibly hash out their differences and Vader dies of his wounds once outside.
    Basic description anyway.
     
  7. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Agreed. That was a terrible decision. Anakin Solo was killed because Lucas thought we might confuse him with his grandfather. Thank heavens they did not ruin his character like that. Even though it didn't look like Anakin was going to follow his grandfather's path anyway.
     
  8. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    How so? the Quite brother was slated to be the hero, and the actiony brother was to die? How would Anakin avoid getting torpedoed by Denning?
     
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  9. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I did not care for Jacen in the early stages of the NJO. Loved him in the YJK series but preferred Anakin by a mile. I appreciate Jacen more now but would have liked Anakin to live. All 3 kids together would have been amazing. I don't know how he could have escaped Denning killing him off eventually because he would have died eventually but it would have been nice to see Anakin's full potential unless they stupidly decided to make him evil just like his namesake.
     
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  10. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Would anyone have preferred it if Anakin was named Bail Solo instead?
     
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  11. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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    Really, though, seems like a marketing thing for me.
     
  12. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    No, Jimmy Solo would be the superior name.
     
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  13. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    It never bothered me that Anakin was named Anakin and not something else until I was commenting in the Episode 7 forum in the Episode 7 and EU thread. It doesn't bother me now thinking about it but I can see why people might not like it.
     
  14. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    Eh, My biggest problem with the name "anakin", is that leia never knew "Anakin", and Vader was just Palpatines hatchet man. In the grand scheme of things not overly important to her life as a whole. I don't see why she would care enough to name one of her children after him.
     
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  15. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    She was visited by Anakin's Force spirit at leas once.

    I think when Veitch named Anakin Solo that, he was probably thinking more along the lines of Leia wanting to redeem the name than that she'd forgiven her father. One thing she knew about Anakin was that when he finally emerged from the darkness of Vader, he saved her brother and tossed the nasty old Emperor down the Death Star's abyss and thus saved the whole freaking galaxy.
     
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  16. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    Save the whole galaxy from IG88's deathstar body? Wasn't that lando?

    Or that Palps came back like a roach infestation?
     
  17. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I never read that IG88 story, or I read it once, therefore it's not canon. It's a dumb story.

    Palps coming back has so many angles to address... point is, Endor basically broke the Empire. It fractured pretty quickly after that into numerous warlords and within 5 years the Rebels had taken Imperial Center. Even though they were driven off by the time of DE... that Empire couldn't old it together long enough for the Alliance not to be back on Coruscant immediately after Clone Palp #2 was gone and his spirit trapped in the Force by Brand and every other Jedi that had ever joined the Force.
     
  18. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    Endor broke the empire because (This is my personal theory) because the empire is a system of egoism, to palpatine, of human high culture, to the egotism of the moffs and the various psychopaths the system palpatine placed to put into power.

    A defeat like endor is bad but it likely wouldn't have broken most powers. Is what happend after the Battle of Endor mostly doe to Vader or an inherant weakness in the system Palps set up.

    but that is a level of nerdiness that exceeds the boundries of the threads paramiters.

    Where whas I going with all this?
     
  19. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Fear of Palpatine and Vader kept everything together up to that point. After they died everyone was for themselves. Palpatine and Vader would kill anyone that resisted. Why should the remaining leaders fear the others that remained?
     
  20. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Possibly because those others have big ships with big weapons.

    Anyone in possession of an Executor-class ship is going to have more leverage. If they have a big fleet as well, that's even better.

    It's when there's no one significantly more powerful warlord, that there is strife and war.
     
  21. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    One more for thing,

    Lando would never have destroyed IG88's Death Star body if Palpatine's Sith Battle Meditation wasn't broken by being thrown down an abyss in said body and dark side exploded because of Vader. :p
     
  22. Klingon Padawan

    Klingon Padawan Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I disagree. The Empire had a very skilled army. I don't think their success depended on Palpatine's force powers (ie, Battle Meditation).
     
  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Ewoks ringing any bells?
     
  24. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    like a splinter in my mindseye
     
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  25. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I just want to say this thread is delivering on so many levels.
     
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