The Jedi Council and Old Order thought strictly in terms of black and white Heh. Oh, do I ever have my own theories about that. In fact, I think I'll pimp the theory here, while we're discussing light and dark: As written in another forum: If I had to give it a snazzy name, it might be the Force... in technicolor! See, a lot of people see the Force in black and white. There's light, there's dark, and that's all she wrote. The more liberal-minded crowd will admit to the varied shades of grey in between. That's all fine and good, but I'm an artist, and I tend to see the world in full colour. Think about it: what are light and dark but the presence or absence of colour? Pure white light is the reflection of all colours, and pure black absorbs all colours. But it seems to me, what with the multitude of Force-users in the galaxy, that we can be more descriptive than the monochrome. In fact, I would think that a pure light or pure dark Jedi would be practically nonexistent. Colours have meaning. Red is associated with war, power, energy, passion, determination, and love. Blue is associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth. And so on and so forth. It doesn't take an extensive google search to come up with lists of colour connotations. For example, say there's a Jedi who's vibrant, creative, joyful, energetic, and generally happy. This Jedi might reflect orange into the Force. And I can't imagine anyone's colour would be completely static, though it would center around a certain hue and take up shades around it. This can make for some interesting interactions. For example, mixing colours can be tricky business. Direct complements don't mix well, they create a sort of muddy colour if you try. But unmixed, they create such a sharp contrast when placed together that the eye is naturally drawn there. So if a purple Jedi and a yellow Jedi were trying to be sneaky about something, they might as well give up the game because any Force user in the vicinity would be naturally drawn to the contrast. Also, with direct complements, it can take some proportion juggling to balance out the intensities, so that one doesn't overwhelm the other. I can't see any colour that would be inherently bad, though I can see how a lot of the Sith would be red. Red isn't bad in and of itself, unless you're a stodgy old Jedi and think love is a bad thing, but what they usually refer to as a Dark Jedi may be more accurately described as a Red Jedi. That creates a whole different headache when it comes to the prophecy... though maybe according to this theory, there were too many extremes cropping up, and the full spectrum of colour was lacking. Or maybe one colour was dominating the others. Too many purple Jedi or something, and not enough green Jedi to balance 'em out. I've never attempted to apply this theory outside the KOTOR era, so this is an interesting line of thought. If Anakin is the one who can bring balance to the Force, maybe he is a pure White Jedi- the presence of all colours. If you were writing the PT, based only on the OT, how would you set up the story? I have an outline on my hard drive. It's long, so I'm not going to post it here, unless people really want to read the whole thing. But my friends and I drafted an outline for our own version of the prequels about two years ago, and I still have all the notes plus the 20-some pages of script we wrote.