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PT Inquiries about Yoda.

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Skelter, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    So Yoda is a 900 year old Jedi that's immensely powerful in the force. This is a guy that went toe to toe against sidious, and was able to fight him to standstill. Not only that, he is the only jedi we have seen that blocks sith lightning with his bare hands. Not only can he block it, but he is capable of throwing it back at Dooku. As I mentioned before, he is almost a millennium old. Something about Yoda is just unnatural. Are jedis supposed to be able to live for that long?? Are they supposed to be able to shoot sith lightning back at sith lords?? Is it possible that Yoda has somewhere in the past dabbled in the dark side?? That would explain why he is so much different than the other jedi...Mace Windu himself, the second best jedi in the order needs his blade to block lightning... and even though he did beat palps, his duel was nowhere near as hectic as Yoda's. Thoughts??
     
  2. K'Kruhk

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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    Force-users are able to live twice as long as regular members of their respective species.
     
  3. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    But we know nothing about Yoda's species though.
     
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  4. K'Kruhk

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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    Then at the moment we can assume that normal members of Yoda's species live to around 450 years old.
     
  5. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not sure that his ability to deflect lightning with his hands is that unnatural. In the ROTS novelization Anakin wants access to information that only Jedi Masters have access to. Obviously Yoda would have been able to study everything the Jedi Order had collected on the Sith. Mace does attempt to block Sidious' lightning with his remaining hand but was unable to fully do so, again according to the novelization, which I could understand since his hand was just chopped off.
     
  6. Darth Ibonek

    Darth Ibonek Jedi Knight star 2

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    Source on this? I'm not doubting your statement- I just want to look into it ;)
     
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  7. K'Kruhk

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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    No problem, I tend to do the same thing from time to time. I remember reading it on Wookieepedia, but for the life of me I can't remember which article it was from. But rarely does anything get accepted there without a source, so I assume this information had one.
     
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  8. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I dont recall Windu trying to block it with his hands...Not even in the novel. But it's ben a while since I read it.
     
  9. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Wookieepedia sometimes reflects a misunderstanding of source material.
     
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  10. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    We also have Yaddle, another member of Yoda's species who was supposed to be very old.

    I don't see Yoda's abilities as unnatural, I see them as the result of centuries of training in the Force.

    Compare Yoda to a shriveled old monk we see in other fiction, say Asian stuff. They live long lives because they live in harmony with nature, because they understand their own chi and are able to manipulate it. They don't look like much, but they can be lightning fast, they can do some crazy somersault and land on the top of your head balanced on one foot and they can make your heart explode with their fingertips. It's the same thing.

    I don't think it's impossible that Yoda has had a brush with the dark side in the past, but I wouldn't bet on it.
     
  11. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I say unatural because no other jedi, to my knowledge, has done the things he has.. Of course, im not including the E.U.
     
  12. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    I tthink you're over thinking Yoda a bit too much,

    he's 900 years old when he dies..might be the average age for his species

    yup he deflected lightning back at Dooku, he didn't shape shift into a huge dragon

    he's just had years of knowlege with the force,

    think of of him as Mr Miyagi of Star Wars
     
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  13. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I tend to agree. He may just be that old because members of his species live that long. Of course, his attunement with the Force could have helped him live longer than average, but it may not be anything like twice as long.

    As far as his Force abilities, I see that simply as him naturally being very strong with the Force, AND his many years of studying and practicing. He's had many more years to do that than other Jedi. So no usage or experience with the dark side is necessary to explain it for him. It might be more necessary for someone much younger than him to get enhanced powers, which I think he alludes to when he tells Luke that the dark side isn't stronger, but is easier, faster, and more seductive.
     
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  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    He is powahful!
     
  15. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    I would have to look it up to be 100% sure, but I'm quite confident it's there. I know it wasn't shown in the film.
     
  16. Alexrd

    Alexrd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Probably because no other Jedi has the knowledge he has. And because not many other Jedi are from his species (thus, don't live that long).
     
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  17. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Forget Yoda and blocking Sith lightning... that was soooo 1980's.
    Tutaminis.jpg
    This thread has me wondering if we'll see Tutaminis in the new trilogy?;)
     
  18. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    This pretty much sums of my feelings on it
     
  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yoda is one of the most powerful Jedi ever because of years of preparation and training.
     
  20. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Midichlorians. Lots and lots of midichlorians.;)
     
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  21. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yoda is secretly Darth Sidious in disguise. The battle between the two in ROTS is a crazy fight between his two personalities.
     
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  22. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    I miss the days when lightsabers could cut things like hands.
     
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  23. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now, they get snuffed like a derpy match.
     
  24. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Well, in the movie universe, no jedi has done what Yoda has.