For those who accuse me of having some sort of anti-Jacen bias when I'm really arguing a pro-Lucas bias (hard duality, non-Potentium, Evil == Evil, etc.), it's not to say I don't have thoughts about the universe which don't serve my arguments. Here's one of them. Let's suppose for a moment, that Luke had slept with a bunch of women and all of them were Force sensitive. Hypothetically, of course... The first became a Dark Lady of the Sith. The second became incapable of touching the Light Side after being an old-sk00l Jedi Knight of the old Order. The third had used Luke to begin with and was a member of a pacifistic Force tradition who then had to deal with the Yuuzhan Vong in their Galaxy. The fourth, his wife, was a former Emperor's Hand. Now if I were writing a nonology about the "Legacy of the Force," and I wanted to hit Luke in the breadbasket, I'd make sure that the antagonists could hurt him. Not physically, of course, 'cause he's Luke, but what would happen if all of the previous women had gathered for their own personal reasons against Luke? Lumiya, sister to Mara Jade or not, still has her own issues. She very likely doesn't know EXACTLY what Mara had been taught and to secure her position as "top Sith," needs to eradicate her primary competitor. Callista, seeing the destruction wrought by the Yuuzhan Vong invasion and the stories of the New Jedi Order having a "variable morality," knows the only way to save the Order to to destroy its leader. Akanah, knowing that the only threat to her order is a Force-sensitive planet containing all of the individuals who could destroy her people, needs to eradicate the people standing in the way of the destruction of that planet. (Yuuzhan Vong would very likely not be affected by Fallanassi illusions due to them not being affected by the Force; much like viewscreens and droids aren't) Which would make Akanah's attempts at preventing Jacen Solo from leaving at the very beginning of The Joiner King into something far more sinister than a bit-part cameo, wouldn't it? Of course, even if I'm right, it doesn't mean that Akanah wasn't trying to lure Jacen into their fold -- or that he wouldn't still turn -- but I felt it worthy enough to at least consider the alternatives... EDIT: Legacy == Sith + Jedi + Alternate Force Tradition.