... it's Tarfang. No - seriously! Here's how... [SWARM WAR SPOILERS: Highlight to Read!!] [hl=black]We see in The Swarm War that Jacen can create illusions so convincing that they seem to be real even to the Jedi Grand Master. This is even compared directly with what Lomi Plo does... But that got me thinking.... we never see Lomi's POV. Most of the time, she appears to be invisible; there seems to be nothing there. Couldn't it equally be that Luke even has a niggle of this at the end of The Unseen Queen, expecting her to vanish when he kills her (remember, the "interpretation" of the scene is all tight third-person limited; what Luke sees and thinks, rather than truth - insights can express themselves as stuff that quirks against the flow of thought, as here)... Of course, in support of this, we should note that Luke sees Mara surge forward to shoot Lomi during the battle at Qoribu in The Swarm War... but Mara herself seems surprised when he reacts to this: as though she didn't do it at all... On the other hand, in The Unseen Queen, Jae Juun seems to have no trouble seeing Lomi when the others can't. Now if Lomi isn't really there, that would imply that Jae Juun is himself part of the illusion, his role being to manipulate Han, the Jedi, and the Alliance... in this instance, to confirm the reality of the illusory Lomi Plo... And if Jae is also part of the illusion, then surely, the person most likely to be sustaining the illusion...[/hl] ... is Tarfang. Ni! - The Imperial Ewok [hr] PS - And on a totally different note, why did it take me until now to twig that the insinuation in Destiny's Way that Luke likes Mara to tie him to the bed is subtle character-tweaking to set up how Vergere is able to dominate him so completely in their one-on-ones...?