It was more of a retorical question, but what the hey? I think Mara was right to tell Luke to calm down when he felt Jimmy's death. It was an emotional scene, and Luke was so close to loosing it. Luke is the most powerful Force user in the NJO - can you imagine the power he would unleash if he gave into his anger and grief? And since it was mentioned in Rebirth, Ben is very much in tune with Mara and Luke, and would feel that anger radiating from his parent. IMHO, that strong a surge in the Force would be catastrophic to the infant. And as for Mara's past victims - she was taken by the Palpameister at a young age and warped into his personal tool. She had no say in her development from an early age. I have no problem with the sins committed in her past. Just MHO, of course. R.