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"He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damnfool idealistic crusade, like your father did."

Discussion in 'Literature' started by OccamsVibroaxe, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. OccamsVibroaxe

    OccamsVibroaxe Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 1, 2004
    Has any PT era EU material done anything to flesh out this quote?
  2. TwiLeksRokMySox

    TwiLeksRokMySox Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 28, 2004
    Not yet, but just wait until Obsession.
  3. Jort

    Jort Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 2, 2004
    Owen considers going to rescue Obi-Wan from a bunch of insects a damnfool idealistic crusade. I bet he wonders why that old fool even went there.
  4. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Apr 26, 2002
    did owen know that anakin was going to geonosis to rescue obi-wan... or just that he and padme were leaving, taking threepio with them... since obi-wan is the one who says the quote, he may or may not know if owen knew that anakin was off to geonosis... obi-wan might think that owen believed the whole clone wars to be a 'DFIC' -- perhaps gleaned from discussions when obiwan and owen meet on tatooine at various times.

    side note: at first when you talked about going to rescue a planet of insects i thought you meant ord cestus... and wondered.. when did anakin join obi there?
  5. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    Clone Wars. The idealistic quest to save the Republic.
  6. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Oct 8, 1999
    I was always hoping for Owen to say that in AotC (Anakin: We have to stop the Seperatists! Owen: That's nothing but a damn fool idealistic crusade! Stay here and help me fix the vaporators, damnit!) But alas, no mention of it.
  7. EwokStromboli

    EwokStromboli Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    Wilde_Karde: While it would have been pretty neat to see SurlyUnc characterize the Clone Wars that way, Obi-Wan wouldn't have been in on the conversation, so it wouldn't have necessarily answered the question.
  8. Alia_Solo_Vos

    Alia_Solo_Vos Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 20, 2004
    Is it possible that Anakin, perhaps, visited his step family...if only to visit his mother's grave and then perhaps he and Owen had a conversation about these issues? There are a couple of years between AOTC and ROTS. Maybe he even took Obi-Wan with him. How did Obi-Wan know who to give Luke to? Did Padme tell him or did Anakin fill him in? I have to think that there were other meetings between all of these men--Owen, Obi-Wan, and Anakin--before Anakin turned, and that possibly one of those meetings led to the quote.

    Another question is: Was Owen fully informed about Anakin's turn to the darkside or was he merely told that Anakin died? He only mentions a fear that Luke has alot of his father in him...but that does not conclusively prove that he knew Anakin was Darth Vader.
  9. Master_DuSai

    Master_DuSai Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 16, 2002
    Its more likely that Owen overheard 3PO say to Anakin that he had a message from Obi-wan Kenobi. Anakin and Padme left immediatly afterwards and Owen figured they left on a mission, which over time and considering the circumstances with Luke became some damn fool idealistic crusade.
  10. Gunnehill

    Gunnehill Jedi Youngling

    Feb 17, 2004
    There´s still hope this quote will be said in ROTS. Think about it; when Obi-Wan arrived at the Lars moisture farm at the end with baby Luke. Owen says (about Anakin): "He should have stayed here, and not gotten involved. Shouldn´t have followed you on some damnfool idealistic crusade."
  11. Dark_Kael

    Dark_Kael Jedi Youngling

    Oct 27, 2004
    It could be just a line he told Luke, no actual reference to events.

    Wait, what am I saying, as if Ben Kenobi would ever lie to Luke...
  12. stung4ever

    stung4ever Jedi Master star 3

    May 17, 2002
    It's possible that Obi-Wan was refering to Anakin becoming a Jedi.
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