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

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthBoba, Sep 18, 2001.

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

Poll closed Sep 23, 2001.
  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. No

    61 vote(s)
    78.2%
  3. I don't care as long as he has a sabre.

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
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  1. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. exar-tull

    exar-tull Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 22, 2001
    yes he should.
     
  3. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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

    Balance_Point Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Ace-777 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sep 3, 2001
    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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    slimybug Jedi Master star 5

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

    ChildOfWinds Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    It should eventually go to Ben. Under no circumstances should Anakin get his hands on that thing.
     
  12. XWing5

    XWing5 Jedi Youngling

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    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

    slimybug Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 14, 2001
    Chnaged my mind. Anakin should get the lightsaber and his 2 cool lightsaber should go to Ben.
     
  14. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    :(
     
  15. Balance_Point

    Balance_Point Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor star 5 VIP

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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

    pat-fett Jedi Knight star 5

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

    EmpressMara Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jul 19, 2001
    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

    Knight1192 Jedi Knight star 6

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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

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 6, 2000
    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

    MaceWinducannotdie Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Skydancer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    May 16, 2001
    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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