Wiser = More Powerful?

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  1. Terz Jedi Knight

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    When Jedi get older and wiser their perspectives change entirly.

    And it is brought up in a point in The New Jedi Order book Edge of Victory: Conquest.

    Kyp Durron says that when Jedi Masters get older they just battle between the idea of Light and Dark and the myth of the Force and never get anything done.

    I dont agree with that completly but it seems true.

    In the PT Yoda is already 800 years old. In almost every scene he is in he is making a reference to the Light side or the Dark side. Obiwan in the PT is much more rougelike and isn't scared to go hands on. But in the OT at his old age you can tell he is more wise and more attuned to the force than ever before. Hence letting himself die to become one with the Force. All of that just to fulfill a beleive he had about bringing balance between the darkside and lightside.

    Later on in EU Luke has established his Jedi Order and prevents hands on action many times because of the balance point between Lightside and Darkside.
  2. Da_Joker Jedi Knight

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    Depends.







    Depends on what, Dex.
  3. PalpatineAntikristos Jedi Knight

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    "On how good your manners are and how, um, big your pocketbook is." [proposition at the end of sentence, bad Dex]

    Seriously, Sith seems to equate greatness with power. Note, "I see you becoming the greatest of all the Jedi, Anakin, even more powerful than Master Yoda." As for the Jedi, initially, they equate greatness with wisdom. Qui Gon is somewhat a rogue for manipulating the force, here and now, rather than deliberating, as the Council do. Qui Gon flirts with a different path, one which his master, Dooku, took. Obi Wan is torn between the words of Qui Gon and the lessons of Yoda (and other orthodox Jedi).

    In the OT, after the massive failure of the Jedi in the PT, the only remaining Jedi, Yoda and Kenobi, makes the choice to follow different tactics - focusing on the objective rather than an uncertain future, as they did in the PT. They, in a sense, adopt some of Qui Gon's views and switch places with the Sith of the PT. They use tactics used by the Sith to defeat the Sith, because they have no other choice if they wish to defeat Vader and Palpatine. Power is no longer equated to wisdom, but intelligent and useful action. The Jedi have become pragmatic, but only at a huge and terrible price: destruction of the order in their ivory tower and the Republic.
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