Lit Why did the Jedi support the Arkanian Dominion?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by darklordoftech, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    The Dominion was experimenting upon its citizens without the consent of those citizens. Why would the Jedi support that?
  2. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Jedi didn't interfere with a lot of bad situations. For example, slavery.
  3. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, and - THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
  4. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Actually, they DID intervene to SUPPORT the Dominion. The OP is asking why they would do that.
  5. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Probably greater political dividends. They don't want to piss a whole society off just for some minorities. The Jedi supported sexist Hapes.
  6. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Then why intervene at all?
  7. Likewater Force Ghost

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    They do intervine when they can do so practicaly.

    There is no legal slavery in republic space, But they cant do much about the hutts they dont have the power base, not unless they are for a drawn out war.

    Some times one must let a smaller evil prevail to fend off a greater evil.
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  8. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Not intervening at all > intervening to support the bad guys
  9. Likewater Force Ghost

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    imperfect solution to an imperfect galaxy

    look at Dragon Age origins whats better support a Prograssive villian like Prince Bhalen, or Support the kind honest but socially backwards duke? Both will help you fight the Blight, but the fate of the dwarves after could differ wildly.
  10. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    The NJO helped Hapes. That is supporting the sexist (bad) guys. There's a trade-off.
  11. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    The Dominion would help the Jedi?
  12. Likewater Force Ghost

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    helped them against the Genociadal YV? yep.

    Helped Tenal Ka against often retractionist opposition? yes.

    The Jedi don't live in an Ideal galaxy.
  13. Likewater Force Ghost

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    Didnt they help during the Mandalorian wars?

    Dosent the Arkanian Dominion create vital medical breathroughs that save millions of lives?
  14. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Yup - through near-slave labor. But Arkanians are really smart, so the Republic wants to stay in their good graces.
  15. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    The OJO left Hapes alone since they were isolationists and weren't part of the republic.
  16. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Which is a good thing. Hapes causes more problems than helpful contributions.
    The NJO stories have Hapes prominent because a member of the order is from there. If this was the old order, Tenel Ka would have had to give up her family, probably.
  17. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I'm aware of all that. Tenel Ka probably wouldn't have been born if the prince of Hapes didn't try to marry Leia and tag along with Luke to Dathomir and met the woman he married.
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  18. Havac Former Moderator

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    Have you seen Jarael? You don't interfere with that.
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  19. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    The OJO is just like any other government agency. They pick and choose which cause to get behind and which evil to fight.
  20. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    I think the Jedi have mostly championed democracy, peace, and order but there's been plenty of times they've done...questionable things.

    * The Sith Genocide.
    * The support of Empress Teta.
    * The Jedi Lords.
    * The Shiodo Shifter massacre.
    * That world they accidentally destroyed whose name escapes me (the race is bald but for a bone in the middle of their heads - one was on the cover of Wanted by Cracken)
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  21. Blithe Force Ghost

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    Are you referring to the Nikto of the world of Kintan?