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CT How had Yoda been watching Luke?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by HevyDevy, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. HevyDevy

    HevyDevy Jedi Master star 4

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    In Empire Strikes Back Yoda comments "This one a long time have I watched. All his life as he looked to the future, to the horizon, never his mind on where he was! What he was doing!" (Likely not an exact quote)

    So my question is... by what medium could Yoda watch over Luke? I know after becoming one with the force some Jedi have this ability, but how is that possible when still alive? Is it a similar connection to the force that caused Luke to forsee his friends pain at Bespin? Or Yoda and Obi-Wan sensing extinguished lives from so far away?
     
  2. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    "Through the Force, things you will see."
     
  3. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Hidden camera.
     
  4. HevyDevy

    HevyDevy Jedi Master star 4

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    Right, but this seems more powerful an ability than anything else we've seen the Jedi do IMO. Without being one with the force, Yoda is watching from afar, enough to know what Luke was thinking. I guess it could be like when he senses Anakin's pain when Shmi dies, but you would think dark side activity would be easier to sense than Luke's passing thoughts.
    I just found it interesting.
     
  5. starkiller1980

    starkiller1980 Jedi Knight

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    "Hiding in your bushes, I was. Notice me, you did not."
     
  6. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    He was wearing a clever disguise:

    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100113212637/starwars/images/2/29/Eg-6_Power_Droid.jpg]
     
  7. thejeditraitor

    thejeditraitor Chosen One star 6

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    hidden camera may not be that far off.

    obi lived nearby, checked on him from time to time.
    maybe he communicated with yoda via force or even holos.
    perhaps yoda did learn from qui-gon the ability of far-seeing
    and communication, in turn taught it to obi.

    or coded messages sent between planets.

    or maybe he did visit in secret.
    he could have spoken to luke and then mind tricked him into forgetting.
    planting thoughts of dagobah and its location.
     
  8. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    In Yoda speak, "Gonk Gonk Gonk" is "Gonk, Gonk Gonk".
     
  9. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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  10. HevyDevy

    HevyDevy Jedi Master star 4

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    That's interesting. What part of TPM was this? I've only read the ROTS novelisation.
     
  11. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    The podrace.
     
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    "Masturbating again, he is."
     
  13. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Bwahaha! That made me spit my tea.
     
  14. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    "To his sister, he masturbates. Wrong, this is."
     
  15. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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  16. FALC0NDRIVER

    FALC0NDRIVER Jedi Master

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    I always (and I mean way before the prequels existed) assumed Yoda was referring to Anakin with this comment. Pre-Vader Anakin. He was letting Luke know that he'd better learn to focus if he really wants to do this Jedi thing. And that Jedi training not working out can have disastrous outcomes.
    Yoda seemingly talks himself out of training Luke, then reluctantly agrees with Obi Wan to proceed. Just as he did with Anakin in the Ep1. My assumption about this conversation in Ep 5 made Episode 1 a VERY important link in the saga to me, where most fans didn't care for it.
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Damn. [face_laugh]
     
  18. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/7/70/Wed15-77.jpg]


    Off to the left:

    [image=http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/news/images2011a/TreadwellDroidFound.jpg]

    ...AND ABOVE:

    [image=http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/galleries/2011/Review_PowerDroidTreadwellDroidTSC/Review_PowerDroidTreadwellDroidTSC_stillB.JPG]

    It is always watching.
     
  19. anidanami124

    anidanami124 Jedi Master star 6

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    That is kind of funny.
     
  20. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Luke: Yoda spoke of another.
    Obi-Wan: The other he spoke of is your twin sister.
    Luke: But I have no sister.
    Obi-Wan: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you
    were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous.
    Luke: Leia! Leia's my sister.
    Obi-Wan: Your insight serves you well. What's wrong?
    Luke: Uhh... nothing. Nothing!
     
  21. JediofJade

    JediofJade Jedi Master star 5

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    I quite like this interpretation. Good one, Falcon.
     
  22. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Remote viewing. With the Force.