Child That's both odd and silly! Luke didn't know how to use his lightsaber at that time, and he's a member of the Rebel Alliance, which means he might be in battles often. Why wouldn't Luke carry a blaster??? an oversight on Zahn's part. Considering Luke figured he would be on the ground with the dignitary it would have made more sense for him to carry a sidearm. IIRC maybe the dignitary told him only to bring his saber.... And Han had already told Luke he was willing to have him join him, way back in ANH, when Han was planning to leave before the Death Star arrived. He told Luke he was "good in a fight. I can use you." So Han shouldn't be looking at Luke like an annoying nephew or kid. exactly, while Luke will always be referred to as "the kid" by Han. that term is used as a friendly nickname by a fellow brother in arms. Han here seem a bit more snarky to his friends than he should in some cases. True! But Luke as a vengeance killer at nearly age 60 doesn't work for me either. Yet, that seems to be the way Karen Traviss wrote Luke in Sacrifice. So, yes, I was glad to see it confirmed that Luke wasn't the dark man on the throne. I'm not as opposed to the idea as you are on killing his wife's supposed murderer but the way it was written could be argued for either side you favor. on a opposite note, she also had Luke try to redeem his nephew and capture him alive which isn't as mentioned enough. I wonder what all that "white eyes" stuff was supposed to be about though? I think it was the description of the Sith eyes. It does seem rather "feat-worthy", but for me, it doesn't fit with the visions that Luke was having of the Dark man in Betrayal. Why would Luke say that the dark man didn't exist when he first told Mara, but then, after Jacen killed Nelani, Luke told her that the "dark man exists"? Didn't Krayt exist as a dark man already at the beginning of Betrayal? Perhaps that was due to Krayt being cloaked by the DS aura. In LotF, Krayt didn't do anything to warrant the Force's attention hence why Luke didn't have any definite details on what he look and perhaps that's why he interprated as him not existing as of yet...ergo he hasn't made his move. as far I remember Luke did recall this dark man would bring pain to the galaxy and to Luke personally before Jacen made any actions towards his downfall. It's coming to me through currents in the Force, he's all wrapped up in shadows… he brings great pain to the galaxy, and me." But didn't Luke say in that essential guide that since the only the Jedi can defeat the Sith, that they will be concentrating on the Sith and not really working with the GA on threats like pirates, warlords, etc.: It seemed as though we wouldn't be getting many stories where the Jedi and the GA work together anymore. i'm not willing to believe one line Luke had in a guidebook will dictate exactly how the jedi order will act for the next 50 years. It's important for the jedi to prioritize the Sith as their #1 enemy but I don't believe the jedi will forgo other type of threats too. Yes, they could have missed a few. But most of the senators at the end weren't Sith. And I got the impression that it was the people of the galaxy who blamed the Jedi for everything that happened in Apocalypse too. and i got the impression it was the politcians rather than the common ciziten We don't really know how many Lost Sith are left at the end of Apocalypse. There could still be more than 5,000, though even that many seems like a huge number for Luke's small Jedi Order. I don't know how many Jedi there are either, but I do think there are likely no more than 300 or 400 Fully trained knights. Do you remember where that 1,000 quote is in Apocalypse? no, but that quote is in the book.