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FF:VIC Would You Save The Life Of A Helpless Tyrant? (Australia)

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by RoninAquila, Aug 5, 2005.

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  1. RoninAquila

    RoninAquila Jedi Youngling

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    Brother and Sister Warriors:

    I am currently conducting a collection of results from the Japanese and Australian threads to see what how the people of each culture would react in Anakin's situation.

    Picture yourself running into a room, witnessing an old man whom you know to be evil, assailing a Good Warrior with waves of potent demonic lightning, and yet is losing the struggle. Exhausted and weakened, he relents his sorcery, then proceeds to helplessly cry and begs for his life, even as the Good Warrior raises his blade to strike him into hell.

    Now picture yourself not as Anakin, but as a perfect stranger who is nevertheless a patriot, and one who walks the path of the warrior.

    I for one would have done the EXACT same thing that Anakin did.

    No matter how evil a person may be, no matter how heinous his crimes, striking down a helpless old man begging for his life is an act of murder, nay, butchery that renouncees the ties to humanity of the person performing it.

    As a warrior, I would NEVER suffer a defenseless person being murdered before my very eyes if I can ever help it.

    How about you?
     
  2. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE

    JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well- Palpatine wasn't helpless- so I would have killed him, But in Anakin's shoes, he was more concerned with leaving Palpatine alive to give him a chance to save padme.



     
  3. evil-incarnate

    evil-incarnate Jedi Youngling star 7

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    I would've killed Windu, killed Palpatine....

    lost Padme... meh... gain a galaxy FULL of prospective Mrs Vaders....
     
  4. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE

    JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I would've chosen the home viewer.
     
  5. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    I would have killed Palpatine. As a warrior i would have loyalty to my masters.
     
  6. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    Can I Phone a Freind?
     
  7. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE

    JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll take Mike Munro to block
     
  8. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How can anyone even contemplate killing His Imperial Majesty? :(
     
  9. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    Can I buy a vowel?
     
  10. Obi_Frank_Kenobi

    Obi_Frank_Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    I guess a 50/50 is the way to go, yep, 50/50 thanks Eddie
     
  11. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE

    JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow, I was gonna say Brown!
     
  12. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Speaking of tyrants, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Victoria/b10037/17422363/?15]where is he?[/link]
     
  13. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been wondering that myself.
     
  14. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    Getting back onto the topic.

    If you saw someone about to kill the head of state (excluding Johnny Howard) as a patriot, you'd leap to his/her defence. You wouldn't think "is this right or wrong" you'd just do it.

    No matter what the story or what they'd done, they are still the head of state and not deserved of that sort of treatment. Respect for the office must be upheld.
     
  15. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't know about that, LV. I have very little respect for heads of state.
     
  16. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Especially Johnny Howard, whose methods of election can be kindly considered ruthless and perhaps more objectively considered outright inhumane and criminal.
     
  17. Jet-Eye

    Jet-Eye Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Really? Beryl Parker from Moe had only praise for our 'looking out for our interests' leader in Herald Sun's 50/50...
     
  18. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    I did say EXCLUDING Johnny Howard.
     
  19. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, how I love 50/50, JE.
     
  20. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    She was probably listening to the sagely advice of Bolt, so it's only to be expected.
     
  21. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, yes, Bolt is a very wise man.
     
  22. Jet-Eye

    Jet-Eye Jedi Padawan star 4

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    He has been known to wear pink toenails... and really, that was a serious comment, I'll give you the tip.
     
  23. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  24. Jet-Eye

    Jet-Eye Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Really.
     
  25. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bolt once told me that the Greenhouse Effect was really a "greens piecez" conspiracy so I was all "WHOA the turth is like totally revealed" and then gave up on SCIENCE totally because it's obviously been lying to me the whole time.

    I am glad a total nitwit luddite like Bolt is spread all over the Herald Scum to tell me such truths. Oh how the ignorant can hope to one day reach the light!!
     
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