Thanks for the positive feedback on my theory on Jacen?s personality change. There are indeed similarities between Luke and Jacen?s philosophies. However, they both gained those philosophies in very different ways. And because of those differences, their philosophies are not as similar as it may seem. I see Luke as being more lenient than Jacen; some times he might even be too lenient. Jacen, on the other hand, is inclined to be too rigid (as much as I like the guy, he isn?t without his imperfections). I see Jacen as more of a Yoda than a Luke. Both Yoda and Jacen are strict in there beliefs. They are both peaceful Jedi, and they both even have a talent for seeing the future (I think Jacen has had more visions in the NJO than Luke has). I don?t know what Yoda?s philosophy on the YV would have been, but I think that he wouldn?t have been very opposed to Jacen?s ideas. ?And Jacen does not seem to be the only one who is different. All of the books I read that had Anakin (I haven't read the JJK books, so I could be waaay off) as a very brooding, silent and introspective child.? I agree with you, mj. I tried to give what I think could be a partial explanation for Anakin?s change in my theory that I stated earlier.