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Discussion What will be the Protagonist's Struggle?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Ghost, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Darth Claire Madam Curator of New Films Fan Art

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    Trying to live up to the skywalker name while dealing with people not trusting him due to their fears that since he is a skywalker he is either going to become some great hero or the next sith lord.
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  2. Lurknomore Jedi Knight

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    The protagonist finds out that he is the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker. He is wracked with guilt and struggles to make up for wrongs committed in a former life. He wonders if it's even possible for him to be a good person, or if he is irredeemable.

    That would be really cool, I think, continuing the story of Anakin. And it would fit in well with the saga: Episodes I-III, Anakin's fall, Episodes IV-VI, Anakin's villainous deeds, Episodes VII-IX, Anakin corrects his karma.
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  3. Darth_Articulate Jedi Master

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  4. Darth Downunder Chosen One

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    In that case Anakin should come back as a Sandperson. I'd like the irony, + a Sandman Jedi would be cool.
  5. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    That has to one of the more intriguing ideas I've seen around here. Honestly, I'm not sure if I love it or hate it ( :p ) but it would be interesting to see play out if nothing else.
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  6. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    Of course the protagonist will have a struggle; it's Star Wars.
  7. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master

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    I want to say that the new protagonist(s) will find it difficult with and if they should get involved with this re-established Republic, which this time around the majority of its Senate has openly shunned any Force users, and that he or she will only be forced to do so out of necessity.
  8. markdeez33 Jedi Knight

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    It'd be cool to see them denounce their destiny and attempt to avoid it
  9. markdeez Jedi Master

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    Living up to the Skywalker name
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  10. Ghost Force Ghost

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    Interesting, but not sure if reincarnation could fit into Star Wars.
  11. yogacat Jedi Knight

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    This is basically exactly what I expect it to be, starring Daisy as Han and Leia's sheltered kid.
  12. Ghost Force Ghost

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    But isn't that Luke's story?
  13. 2old2Bhere Jedi Padawan

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    Previously in movies bad guys were always simple, they were bad just to be bad. However, if you look at how JJ portrayed Khan in Star Trek: ID you'll be inclined to agree that the bad guy is much more complicated and in the eyes of the bad guy, he's the good guy. I imagine we'll get to experience the same in this next installment. I was also thinking maybe the Protagonist(s) would start a holy war jihad against the great satan Jedi's to use todays vernacular. Rally forces not so much to attack the Republic but rather, just the Jedi. Either way we do know every Star Wars movie has a jedi vs sith fight in it, so you can take that to the bank.
  14. JediKnightWax Jedi Master

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    Passing on the torch. The new heroes will struggle with their destiny as reviving the Jedi Order.
  15. Granek Jedi Knight

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    ^^

    this Like Joe Montanna's son playing QB AND going to Notre Dame..and he sucks... talk about following a legend's footsteps and failing... sorta like Cade Skywalker becoming a bounty hunter and his addiction to cut himself off from the force
  16. Darth Archimage Jedi Knight

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    The Jedi finding a way to set up their new Order, between:
    1) A good and humane Sovereignty that has outlawed the organization of Force users.
    2) An oppressed and tyrannical Empire that endorses Force users as long as they are under the Empire's command.
  17. lovelikewinter Jedi Knight

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    The struggle with be against the powers of the Dark Side, the worst being the darkness found in yourself.
  18. redlightning Jedi Knight

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    The protagonist is dealing with the legacy of the Skywalker family, namely Vader's impact on the galaxy in the last several decades. It's about families coming to terms with the past and trying to do what's possible to repair the damage that has been done.
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  19. Ghost Force Ghost

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    Any other ideas? It seems like the main protagonists will be the characters played by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Issac.
  20. GMGalenMarek Jedi Knight

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    Possible purpose in the galaxy during this war Im sure we will more trailers in March next year will reveal more.
  21. Red_Leader_313 Jedi Knight

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    The most compelling antagonists in any story are the ones who believe they're doing the right thing. I like this idea of comparing the Sith to religious extremists who need to eliminate the false force users, but it seems like it would be out of place in a post-clone wars galaxy. It would have been an interesting angle for the PT.

    One of the compelling ideas that the OT suggests with Anakin is that he feels as though the system is broken, and that when a governing body is unable to come to a consensus, they should be "made" to. I feel like this idea got lost in the mix, and didn't necessarily pay off in the end, but it was a cool thing to drop in.

    Recalling the old Lucas quote about how this new trilogy would blur the lines between good and evil, I hope that we do see moral complexity in the characters, and that the writers are developing a character-driven piece, rather than a plot-driven one.

    I'm sure we're all familiar with the stages of the hero's journey and what not. Thematically, it seems as though the protagonists would need to fall into this form to some extent, simply to remain consistent with the earlier films. But I am also concerned that, since the LotR/Hobbit films, the Harry Potter series, and countless other "sagas" that Hollywood is churning out, the heroic form is getting more and more challenging to do in a unique and satisfying way.
  22. Ghost Force Ghost

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    So, what do we think Rey and Finn will be struggling with?
  23. thoso1973 Jedi Padawan

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    I reckon both of them will struggle with who they are, their place in the world and what is expected of them by others. I reckon TFA will end with Rey embracing the light side, as well as Kylo Ren embracing the dark (more than he does when we first meet him).
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  24. IG_2000 Jedi Master

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    The fanboy is strong with this one.
  25. Chewies_bandolier Jedi Grand Master

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    Goodness me. I really hope that it is with her trying to deal with her powers and not succumbing to the dark side like her brother (and grandpa) did. She has a LOT of aggression in the trailers which as Yoda said, is not the way of the Jedi.