By Alrik Fassbauer ?Well, I might be a rogue Jedi, but I have my own opinions on the Force. I believe differently, because of that I belong to the ?Lost Twenty?. I might be a rogue Jedi, but I have my ways and reasons.? This might be said by a character I created for (so far unwritten) stories reflecting my own opinions on the Fore in Star Wars, Balacing and all this stuff. I think I?ve even made my own philosophy on that. In this text, I?ll try to explain it to you. Basicaly, it?s Jedi = good and Sith = bad. That?s the clichÃ©. But I believe in the Grey Jedi, and they are in the middle. Luke is one of them. Why ? Well, Luke definitively uses Dark Side Powers in the Gamorrean Guards - that is, as long as the same powers used by Darth Vader on several high-ranking Imperials (like Admiral Ozzel) is considered a Dark Side power. No-one has ever raised the question if this is really the case. It might also be a ?skill? that is known by both Jedi AND Sith and therefore not ?Dark Side?. But since Vader is definitively a Sith Lord, everyone assumes that this kind of ?skill? is a ?Dark Side? thing. On the other hand, Luke is a Jedi. Definitively. He stumbles, struggles (especially in the Great Tree on Dagobah), but is finally deciding towards the Light Side when facing the Emperor (and after almost killing his father). So, I assume Luke is something different. But I have some more reasons for that, and that has to do with Balancing. My current scheme goes like that : There are thousands of Jedi (I assume) out in the Galaxy, but only two Sith. The Balance is not established, but the board is heavily leaned towards the Jedi. But the Force wants Balance. No matter why. The thing goes then that thse several thousand Jedi must be eliminated to give Balance back - which happens, seemingly. Tarkin says to Darth Vader that he is ?the last remains of that ancient order? (quoted from my memory) - which by the way shows that he doesn?t understand the whole concept - so we must assume that every Jedi is dead at that point - except those we know : Obi-Wan & Yoda. And there are two Sith. Vader & the Emperor. ( I assume that the Emperor is a Sith, because he is Darth Vader?s Master - apart from spoilers.) We know that there must have been an ominous ?Jedi Purge?. At that point the Balance is established. But Vader kills Obi-Wan. I don?t really know why, but Obi-Wan let himself be killed - in the end he didn?t stop Vader from doing so. With that deed, the Balance has gone again. One Jedi (Yoda) & two Sith. Luke is trained to become a Jedi, to re-establish the Balance. Later, Yoda dies - again the Balance is lost. To cut it short, in the last battle high above Endor Luke faces two Sith. One of them actually becoms a Jedi again through the deed of killing the Emperor, and dies. One one remains. Here comes in my thought from above : That Luke is indeed a ?Grey Jedi?. He in himself incorporates both Dark Sid and Light Side - assumed I?m right (Gamorrean Guards & Jedi Training). So he is the first of a ?new breed?, so to say. That is, unless George Lucas has planned another Episodes for that (I heard of 9 parts), in which Luke might be facing a Dark Side guy again - for Balance reasons. ----------------------------------------- Okay, that was part one of my theory, part two is even weirder. At one point I wondered about the Force itself - and when a Jedi is a (true) Jedi. Everyone would agree that the Jedi are Light Side Force users. That means they protect the weak, don?t destroy life and keep everybody happy, so to say. The Dark Side is in my opinion the opposite : Struggle for power and might, not caring about the environment, people, friends, anything. Only hate, power and might seem to count. (Actually that?s only an attempt by me to understand what drives Dark Force users on. I really cannot understand it, due to my RL character layout.) A person driven by hate is willing to destroy anything that?s hated - and if that?s the last thing that person can do.