Poll: Shoould Anakin Solo get his grandfather's sabre by the end of the NJO?

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Poll: Shoould Anakin Solo get his grandfather's sabre by the end of the NJO?

Poll closed Sep 23, 2001.
Yes 12 vote(s) 15.4%
No 61 vote(s) 78.2%
I don't care as long as he has a sabre. 5 vote(s) 6.4%
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  1. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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  2. exar-tull Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2001
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  3. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 9, 1999
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    I don't think Mara would think too highly of giving her saber to someone else.
  4. Balance_Point Jedi Master

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    Jul 10, 2001
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    Wow, it is cool to be the only one to have voted on a poll. *watches 'no' option shoot out to 100%* :D

    It's nothing against Anakin, but I think that his grandpa's lightsaber is really more of a father-to-son heirloom. In other words, I think that when Ben is ready, he ought to inherit it.

    EDIT: Well, that didn't last long. :)
  5. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 16, 1999
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    I can see the symbolism of it but the lightsabre he has now seems to be working REALLY well. And Keyes said there is some reason it stayed violet... hmm.

    And he has always had a fear of turning into Vader. I don't think having Anakin Skywalker's sabre would be good for that. But, hey, maybe it would!
  6. Ace-777 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 3, 2001
    star 1
    I think Anakin should get Anakin's

    lightsaber after like getting his hand or

    arm cut off (kind of like Luke) so he

    realizes that he isn't immortal.
  7. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 29, 2000
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    Thanks for saying 'yes', y'all.

    Anakin basically is his grandfather at this point in time. Giving the lightsabre of the Chosen One to some Emperor's Hand chick seems like blasphemy to me.
  8. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2001
    star 5
    Anakin has a too cool lightsaber now. its made of a special Yuuzhun Vong crystal that works ONLY for him.
  9. ChildOfWinds Chosen One

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    Apr 7, 2001
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    No, I think that someday (and not for a very, very, very long time!) that lightsaber should be passed to Ben Skywalker or his son or daughter. It was once HIS grandfather's, his father's, and his mother's. I think it should be wielded by another Skywalker in the future.
  10. Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 2, 1999
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    It should go to Ben. Or possibly one of Ben's future children. After all, it was Ben's father's, and Ben's mother's. Anakin already has a neat lightsaber.
  11. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
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    It should eventually go to Ben. Under no circumstances should Anakin get his hands on that thing.
  12. XWing5 Jedi Knight

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    Aug 29, 2001
    No! That lightsaber should be inherited by Ben Skywalker. As someone said, Anakin Skywalker was his grandfather also, and it belonged to Ben's Dad and Mom too.
  13. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Chnaged my mind. Anakin should get the lightsaber and his 2 cool lightsaber should go to Ben.
  14. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    What if Ben dosn't want to be a Jedi?

    :(
  15. Balance_Point Jedi Master

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    Unfortunately, it probably doesn't really matter much. Look at what happened to the Solo kids; they were instructed in the Jedi arts practically since infancy. Since they were direct descendants of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and a part of the Skywalker bloodline, they were almost automatically expected to become great Jedi Knights. Ben, being the son of two of the greatest Jedi currently in existence, likely has a similar path in front of him whether he wants it or not. Hopefully, he'll be able to accept and live up to the responsibility that's going to be placed on him.
  16. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Unless the authors consiously choose a different fate for Ben.
  17. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    I agree with Slimybug. Anakin's saber right now is too fascinating to replace. And as for Ben Skywalker inheriting the vadersaber, I still think the little brat should be force-blind. ::Ducks rotting fruit.::
  18. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Kinda what I was trying to say. But just "force blind" is kinda cliche too. Maybe something else...
  19. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    The Saber belongs to Mara. She gets to keep it until she decides to pass it on to one of
    their children. Anakin should NOT get it.
    EVER.
  20. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 17, 2001
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    No the vong sabre works for him. Ben should get it. It makes sense to me.
  21. EmpressMara Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    I like Anakin. He is my favorite Solo kid, but he was not meant to have that heirloom.
    The saber should be given to Ben. When Luke's son has his "call to adventure" maybe there will be a scene something like this:

    MARA: Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough.

    BEN: What is it?

    MARA: Your grandfather's lightsaber.

    And so another hero's journey begins....

  22. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 5, 2000
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    Luke presented that lightsaber to Mara. It's her's now. And Anakin's lightsaber now gives him a bit of an edge against the Vong that none of the other Jedi have. Why should he give it up to use his grandfather's blade? I say he shouldn't.
  23. Mazzic Force Ghost

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    Nov 6, 2000
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    No way. It's Mara's saber now. Don't get me started on the whole Mara topic...

    Another reason I think that Anakin should NOT get it is because it should be passed on to Ben. Personally, I think Mara should make another saber and actually USE it, but that is beside the point.

    And besides which, it wouldn't seem logical for Anakin to get it with the way things to be shaping up in future books and all...unless Mara dies or something.
  24. MaceWinducannotdie Jedi Master

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    Aug 31, 2001
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    Building one's own saber is a higher status of Jedi knighthood than inheriting one, so ASolo using ASkywalker's blade would be a step backward.

    But speaking of used sabers, what happened to Obi-Wan's. I mean, I think it would be logical for Vader to pick it up on the Death Star on the theory you can never have too many lightsabers. In that case, there'd be a good chance that he would have it on his person and it wouldn't be destroyed at the Battle of Yavin. Perhaps it could resurface? In the hands of the new Ben, when he's old
    enough?
  25. Skydancer Jedi Knight

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    May 16, 2001
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    No - it should go to Ben, but if making a lightsaber is the mark of jedi knighthood than he could always rebuild or strengthen it. I'm sure by his age the technology would be much better by then.


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