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The Skywalker Lineage - Apostolic succession

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Akar, Jun 17, 2005.

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  1. Akar

    Akar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    According to TPM, Anakin was concieved by the midichlorians. In RotS it was alluded to that perhaps Anakin was concieved at the direction of Plagus or Palpatine. Is their a reason or "back story" as to why the Skywalker lineage was chosen? I recall hearing once that the Skywalker line had ties into some ancient group similar to Christ's 12 apostles. And because Shmi was the last surviving person from that ancient clan, she was chosen.
     
  2. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Um, where did you hear that?
     
  3. RebelScum77

    RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Did Palpatine tell you that?
     
  4. Akar

    Akar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You know, I can't remeber where I heard that. It seems to me that I read it somewhere - but it's been a while ago. As for Anakin being concieved due to Palpatine, I heard that it was alluded to in the book.
     
  5. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It was alluded to in the movie as well. However, I think that was just another of Palpatine's schemes to get Anakin to join the dark side. The FORCE created Anakin, not any living being.
     
  6. darkside61490

    darkside61490 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    So the Jedi say...
     
  7. Jedi_Master_Ryokono

    Jedi_Master_Ryokono Jedi Padawan star 4

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    as we all know, the prophecy (like most "prophecies") were comprehended solely from each side's point of view. I believe the reason Kenobi had such an altered view of the Force (and why he fed Luke the "so what I said was true... from a certain point of view" stuff) was because his interpretation of the prophecy, and essentially the Jedi's interpretation of the Prophecy was flawed.

    As Yoda said in ep3, "a prophecy, misinterpreted could have been."

    The same goes for Anakin's conception itself. Shmi's cryptic conversation with Qui Gon will be a source of controversy for years to come, but I think many overlook the key: the vagueness of the Prophecy itself. "meditate on this, I will." [face_thinking]
     
  8. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Akar may be referring to Lucas' earlier ideas about the Jedi Knights pointed out in Larent Bozereau's The Annotated Screenplays book.

    In the book, Lucas thought that the first Jedi was a man named Skywalker who first discovered the force and how to harness it. He passed his knowledge onto his 12 sons, who passed it to their sons, and the jedi knights were born.
     
  9. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They need to canonize that-that's a great idea.
     
  10. Akar

    Akar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thats it! I knew I heard thata somewhere. It's nice to know I wasn't loosing my mind. And yes, that should be canonized. It's an incredible story that would add to the weight carried by Luke and Anakin.
     
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