I'll leave it to your expertise Thank you for sharing that quote, that scene is hilarious CoPL we got what I would say a great deal of feats from Luke but his personality was off and I attribute it to Wolverton and his "take" on the character, Obi-wan/Yoda like sounds right not that much Lukish. Hambly during the Callista trilogy got Luke, save for the crazy desire for Callista, and allowing Cray and her boyfriend to sacrifice themselves...also it spawn the repetitive injured Luke trope. JAT had such a passive Luke....which doesn't make that much sense after RotJ and DE. think about it, we probably take for granted his feats from OT since we watched them like eighty times, but for ANH he destroyed the DS after Obi-wan told him to use the Force and maybe 20 mins of training on the Falcon, in TESB he destroys an AT-AT on foot, lifts an X-wing off the ground until he gives up on believing in himself, and held off his father for a good bit, and finally in RotJ he single handily destroys most of Jabba's guards and his pet Rancor...remember he render two gamerreons unconscious by waving his hand , defeats Vader and saves his father from the DS while causing the destruction of the Sith/saving the galaxy and only after that he just became a jedi knight I agree with you partially there about DNT not being too personal...save when Mara, Ben, or Jacen are in danger. SQ I think mentions it too I think... that's why there should be more fact checking by the Del-Rey team.. It's the only memorable thing from Tempest I remember for Luke. oh....well happy to be your beta I mention he was doubtful/fearful when his wife was in danger. Can we agree that Luke was doing gray questionable things ? Dark comes off like what Jacen did during the book and clearly Luke was not that absolute in his actions he held remorse and ultimately reject the principles....if anything Luke at worse is pushing anti-hero territory early in the trilogy. which book ? like ? I'll give you Invincible....mostly due to Denning's grayish tone in that book. Fury is the suicidal book but I can somewhat understand Luke's perspective after losing his wife but Inferno he was full of action. The Traviss books of course have him without his mind...but I think he was alright in Betrayal and Inferno In Tempest he lost early ground in the saber duel due to her well placed strategies...but he won the fight with a blaster...after that he had a stalemate with her in Exile and he kills her in Sacrifice. Not in any of those fights did he lose to her but I understand your meaning in how Luke should have wiped the floor with her yet somehow Luke was written with the Superman mentally of not using his full abilities in their fights. considering he lost his wife in the last book and witness his son being tortured by his nephew there is no denying that Luke is at his emotional low....the FACT that he resists the darker callings of ending his nephew's life still expresses that he was in control but barely. As he mentions in the fight when he gets kicked by nephew..."Good this is suppose to hurt." uh Jaina would have ...admit it was a cool feat that Luke did cause he was healing off a head wound which would have killed a lesser jedi you're preaching to the choir. which could be fixed with more L&M books.