Why? People noted that they didn?t understand the concept ? simply trying to clarify. I realise that most of the people here know what balance is etc, especially following the Mortis arc, however likewise some people made evident they didn?t understand. I don?t see how clarifying for someone is necessarily a bad thing? Is it stating the obvious? Yeah. But not everyone gets the obvious. Just saying ? then again I have been researching this stuff recently so perhaps I am overstating points. Well, yeah, I agree it could have been clarified. It was just a plot devise in my opinion. I think clearly stating what the dagger?s origins or purpose was would be eliminating the metaphor they intended. But that?s just me. One thing they should have clarified more clearly is what constitutes the ?dark side? (since this is the primary factor is regards to the cosmology of the Force ? i.e. is the Dark Side essential, etc). The Son is symbolic of the Dark Side and represents its natural place in the universal system (thus it is essential). However it is then said that he is ?falling to the Dark Side? meaning that either the concept of the ?dark side? is different from what the Son initially was (just ?Darkness? of the Force I guess) or that ?falling to the Dark Side? corrupts something (creating vanity, etc). I?m going to assume the ?Dark Side? is an essential part of nature and that only when a being is fully consumed by it does it create evils, etc. Apart from this ?falling to the Dark Side?, balance was essentially clarified.