CT So, Luke wanted to be an Imperial?

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  1. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Why did Luke hate the empire, at that point? That was even before the stormtroopers attacked the Lars. He had no reason to hate them by then. Everyone on tattoine lived a normal and peaceful life.

    Luke knew what the empire had been doing? Like what? Some examples?

    The Tattoine citizens know what's happening to the rest of the galaxy? Like what?
  2. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    From "Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader" we get to see the Holonet showing Vader slaughtering Wookiees on Kashyyyk (their homeworld) - and other Wookiees being lead away into slavery. Obi-Wan, in Mos-Eisley, sees it in a Tatooine bar.

    This is only in the first few months after RotS.

    So- it's an example of how, even early on, the Empire's atrocities are being quickly known as far away as Tatooine.

    The Essential Atlas lists a few of the more notable atrocities that took place between RoTS and ANH.
  3. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Are those books canon? Do they explain enough? Why didn't the movies mention the imperial treating wookies bad? Did they? Were there hints? Why did the empire do that?
  4. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    The books are "canon enough to satisfy anyone who doesn't insist on movie-only".

    The empire does bad things partly to intimidate people into not rebelling (backfired badly) partly because people like Tarkin & Palpatine are sociopathic and willing to exploit people to get what they want.
  5. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    I don't like movie only. I like spin-offs, like books, games, and stuff like that. They make the story more richer and detailed, which I like a lot. I like the EU. But George Lucas made statements implying that they're two different universes-different canon, that I don't know how to explain, and still have the EU be in the same canon as the movies.
  6. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Simplest solution is to assume Lucas is trying to downplay the importance of other people's work- contrary to his own company's attitude which is that nearly everything it licences is "canon" and it's one big universe.

    He thinks that there's a "Lucasverse" consisting solely of things he's had a direct input in (except the Star Wars Holiday Special which he hates and would make non-canon if he could) and an "EUverse" consisting of everything LFL has licenced.

    Leland Chee, head of continuity for Lucasfilm Licencing, prefers to think there's just an "EUverse" consisting of everything.
  7. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    Biggs emailed Luke stuff he'd heard and seen once he had left Tatooine.
  8. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Also, being an Imp pilot was kind of a good job or something.
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  9. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Why did Vader slaughter wookies?
  10. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    Because they were taller than he was.
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  11. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    That's not true.
  12. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    What evidence do you have that my theory is incorrect?
  13. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    There's absolutely no evidence that the theory is correct, and it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, so it's incorrect.
  14. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    I'm going with "wookies were taller" myself. Vader is the jealous sort, after all.
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  15. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Why did the empire hate wookies?
  16. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    Fur. They didn't need expensive fabric to make coats to stay warm, so their standard of living was higher.
  17. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    All the roaring gets on your nerves with Force-enhanced hearing.
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  18. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    This is all joking.
  19. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    Joking? :confused:[face_tee_hee] Evidence?
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  20. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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  21. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    [face_laugh]

    I talk "meow" to my cat, too. And I once "talked" with a crow in Canada; have had several conversations with pikas, too.
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  22. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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  23. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    There was no reason why Luke shouldnt have joined the empire. They did nothing evil to the people on tattoine. The average joe on tattoine lived a normal life.
  24. Valairy Scot Chosen One

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    Yeah, it was a very dry existance on Tatooine.
  25. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, just some casual government-condoned murder over making the terrible mistake of buying droids.
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