main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Lit Why did the Jedi support the Arkanian Dominion?

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

  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 30, 2012
    The Dominion was experimenting upon its citizens without the consent of those citizens. Why would the Jedi support that?
     
  2. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Jedi didn't interfere with a lot of bad situations. For example, slavery.
     
  3. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Oh, and - THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
     
  4. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Actually, they DID intervene to SUPPORT the Dominion. The OP is asking why they would do that.
     
  5. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    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

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Then why intervene at all?
     
  7. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 31, 2009
    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.
     
    thesevegetables likes this.
  8. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Not intervening at all > intervening to support the bad guys
     
  9. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 31, 2009
    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

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    The NJO helped Hapes. That is supporting the sexist (bad) guys. There's a trade-off.
     
  11. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 30, 2012
    The Dominion would help the Jedi?
     
  12. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 31, 2009
    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

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Didnt they help during the Mandalorian wars?

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

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Yup - through near-slave labor. But Arkanians are really smart, so the Republic wants to stay in their good graces.
     
  15. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Registered:
    Aug 31, 2000
    The OJO left Hapes alone since they were isolationists and weren't part of the republic.
     
  16. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 11, 2012
    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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Registered:
    Aug 31, 2000
    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.
     
    thesevegetables likes this.
  18. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Have you seen Jarael? You don't interfere with that.
     
    Tinwe likes this.
  19. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Oct 25, 2012
    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

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

    Registered:
    Jul 30, 2000
    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)
     
    Blithe likes this.
  21. Blithe

    Blithe Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 24, 2003
    Are you referring to the Nikto of the world of Kintan?