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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Master

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

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

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    Can I Phone a Freind?
  7. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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

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

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  10. Obi_Frank_Kenobi Jedi Padawan

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

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

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  13. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    I've been wondering that myself.
  14. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Jedi Master

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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 FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I did say EXCLUDING Johnny Howard.
  19. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Ah, how I love 50/50, JE.
  20. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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  24. Jet-Eye Jedi Master

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  25. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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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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