Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Vialco, Oct 19, 2013.
That's because it is like sending the JLA up against a Superman who is evil, or is under such strong mind control that he doesn't hold back. Only another Kryptonian could stand up to him. Palpatine is so strong in the Force that the Force created someone who was even more powerful to take him out. When Palpatine was first starting his rise to power, that's when Anakin was conceived and born. He was the weapon needed to balance the Force by pushing the dark side back down so that it was in equal footing to the light. Luke had the power, but not the experience necessary to do it.
He is diminished which is why he never challenges Palpatine. He wants Luke because his son is strong like he was and together, they can overpower him and take control. Remember in "The Last Command"? Mara saw a vision of Luke and Vader starting the fight, then stopping and turning their attention on Palpatine. That is similar to, but not quite what was on the table. That Vader wanted Luke to join him on Cloud City, that they would go off for a while to finish Luke's training and then head for Coruscant to eliminate Sidious.
In The Rise & Fall of Darth Vader, we see Vader fantasising for a moment about this during the events of RoTJ- but then he remembers his dream of Palpatine coming after them and killing them despite them having previously killed him. He concludes that it's not going to work.
In a Lightsabers book I have it says specifically that he has two lightsabers, he keeps them hidden in separate locales.
I wish Lucas had stuck to his original vision with this.
You are not alone.
Lucas agreed with them because he was also bothered as to why Anakin would turn, as earlier on, he was in pursuit of power regarding his loved ones. By force Lucas to take stock of the story, was he able to get the tragedy of Vader and tie it into AOTC and TPM.