Nice chat between Mark and Ben! (Although, who goes to dinner before a date?) More philosophical rambling: don't all Jedi have the power of life and death at their fingertips? They all carry lightsabers and could kill indiscreminately, if they so desired. Mara is skating an awfully thin line, IMO. '...those who have tried have died...' Did anyone actually try? My recollection is that Lumiya was more of a 'classic' villian and escaped before the 'law' showed up. Is not wanting someone dead just because they oppose your views a dark act? Again, Lumiya has disappeared for twenty-odd years; for all Mara knows, she might have had a change of heart. (In fact, she has). And what is a 'Sith technique'? Is it like the old adage about pornography--'I'll know it when I see it?'