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Lit Did Jacen Change the Future?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Darth Droid, Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. Darth Droid

    Darth Droid Jedi Knight star 2

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    The question raised at the end of Apocalypse is a complicated one. It was eventually revealed that all of Jacen Solo's actions in LOTF were done to change a certain future he saw. Was this future Legacy? Or was Legacy the future he created? (Darth Krayt hinted that the future was only delayed by Jacen) Perhaps this whole "changing the future" thing is an opening for Episode VII to use? Although if I were a betting man I would say Denning himself probably has no idea what the answers to these questions are, that's no reason not to speculate!
     
  2. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm hoping Legacy is the future Jacen saw because otherwise Legacy would restrict the novels taking place before it.
     
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  3. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    Jacen did change the future. But so did Disney :p
     
  4. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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    There Is No Chance That The Events Of Episode VII Will In Any Way Be Linked To FOTJ
     
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  5. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Has anybody ever not changed the future? Changing the future is easy; we all do it each day. It's changing the past that we worry about.
     
  6. A Tool

    A Tool Jedi Padawan star 1

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    That sounds hella deep....
    Especially with your avatar. :p
     
  7. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    just ask Historians... changing the past is as easy as changing the future ;) you just have to silence or ridicule those who remember it different ;)
     
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  8. AlyxDinas

    AlyxDinas Jedi Knight star 4

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    Now that everything's basically retcon'd to be less about stopping the Dark Man and more about preventing Allana from serving at his side? Sure. But if the original goal of the whole Throne of Balance thing was about Krayt or someone else...then he really didn't.
     
  9. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    well it was a retcon itself that the Dark Man is/was Krayt. originally it could have been anything from dark Ben, dark Luke, or Jacen himself dark even. making it Krayt does make sense too but is less fun than any of the other options. so basically Jacen could have switched the original Dark Man for a later/delayed one being Krayt. Who the original was.. probably Krayt too, but could be all others too. So he did change it indeed, even if only delayed or a new person became the Dark Man.
     
  10. AlyxDinas

    AlyxDinas Jedi Knight star 4

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    Denning has Krayt offer the notion that the future's only been delayed. But, really, it's only delayed because Krayt decided to show himself. With TOR, we at least get some tomfoolery with Revan exerting mental influence on the Emperor. With FOTJ, it's because Krayt just kind of shows up to fight Abeloth....because...uh...well, I'm sure he had a reason to risk his entire Order's existence. Probably.

    I mean, you can argue that Jacen's sort of responsible for things because his wanting to seize Centerpoint from Corellians, which led to its destruction, leading to Abeloth. But that's a bit tenuous. I only mention all this because Denning tries really hard to tie what he can together by the end of FOTJ. Tries being the key word. Because it really hinges on Krayt deciding to show up and fight, which would make sense if Abeloth had been treated differently as a villain.
     
  11. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pfft. Every moment in the present is the past to a future observer.

    Eternalism or death!
     
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  12. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    Sad Fringe is over? Watch Adjustment Bureau instead ;) great movie. There are Observers everywhere [face_whistling]
     
  13. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Future 1 - the Future that was saw by Jacen

    Darth Krayt rules the galaxy with Allana by his side as an acolytes

    Future 2

    Allana is on the throne, surrounded by Jedi and friends; Darth Krayt emerges in 128 ABY

    The assumption is that Krayt planned to emerge earlier. Instead, Jacen's actions makes such a catastrophe of it all that it puts back Darth Krayt's plans. Jacen implied, rather pettily, that it was Luke on the throne in Abyss. Essentially, Jacen takes on the Dark Man mantle, making himself into the Dark Man, and then passes the future to Allana rather than allow her to die.

    In Future 1, Abeloth did not escape, Ship did not find the Lost Tribe, and Daala didn't emerge from hiding. Caedus' actions may very well have undone Darth Krayt's first plan, but not stopped him entirely, and, fundamentally, did more harm than good. Thus, the Tragedy of Darth Caedus, running from DNT through to FotJ, with maybe Crucible as the book to end it all, dependent on Sword of the Jedi.
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Rubbish! Legacy took extensive steps to avoid doing that to a very great degree and indeed got blasted for having no character descendants. Even now, at 44-45 years after Yavin, there's at least over 7 decades worth of space. Only a moron could fail to use that well.
     
  15. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    But how is Abeloth a threat when we all know that Krayt ends up taking over the galaxy?
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    From what everyone's posted about FOTJ, she isn't much of one!

    How is what FOTJ does the fault of Legacy? Legacy was done 2006-2010, FOTJ started 2010.

    But you may as well ask why the Separatists in Clone Wars are a threat on the basis the Empire take over anyway.
     
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  17. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    speaking of morons... :rolleyes: *looks at FOTJ*
     
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  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, that's kind of the point Ceiran....

    After Apocalypse, I was amazed we got the DOTJ novel and that it meshes well with the comics, as the former could have easily blasted a big hole in such company collaborations.
     
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  19. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Except the PT was advertised as just that: prequels. FATE of the Jedi sounds like a grand finale.
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    But so what? Why should I believe anything about them as the Empire takes over anyway? Why should I let myself get involved in the story at all when it's basically pointless?

    As to FOTJ, don't confuse a story title or how it's marketed with the actual quality, the 3 things are very different.

    A grand finale? [face_laugh][face_rofl][face_laugh] Apocalypse? With its gazillion hanging plot threads to be covered in future series that you suckers will keep on buying right up until the point Disney death-stars the EU as it stands? THAT grand finale?
     
  21. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    So true. I'm really bashing the marketing more than anything else.
     
  22. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Did Jacen change the future? Well yes. We went from a future where Legacy was the destined endpoint and quality would likely continue to go downhill in stories, to a new one where the future is up in the air thanks to Disney. So yes, the future was changed.
     
  23. AlyxDinas

    AlyxDinas Jedi Knight star 4

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    You're giving Jacen credit for a business decision by Lucas?
     
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  24. Darth Droid

    Darth Droid Jedi Knight star 2

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    This might be a different topic all together, but something else that always bugged me was why the series was called Fate of the Jedi anyways. At least the Legacy of the Force title made some bit of sense. Fate of the Jedi makes no sense at all. The best I can guess was it was the Fate of Jacen? Like Fate of the Jedi as in Fate of Jacen? I don't know.
     
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  25. JStepp

    JStepp Jedi Padawan star 2

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    According too Yoda and the Jedi we all change the future, "Always in motion, the future is, so yes. Did he change it in a good way? Who knows, but I don't think so. The galaxy would have been a lot better off with the TUF Jacen, leading the Jedi.
    Imagine Jedi Master Jacen Solo and Grandmaster Luke Skywalker beating the beep out of Abeloth or Krayt.
     
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