Welcome to the new Jacen Solo character discussion thread! [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/YodaKenobi/redjacendiscussion.jpg] "I want to be something more. I don't know what it is, but I guess I think there's something more to the Jedi order than we've been able to recover. I know it's out there, but I don't know what it is."? Jacen Solo, Dark Tide: Onslaught Since obi_ew closed [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/18278770/p1/?553] the first Jacen Solo discussion thread[/link], I've decided to start a new one. In this thread we will discuss the rise and fall of Han and Leia Solo's most controversial child. From the kind-hearted young Jedi Knight with a fathomless reserve of empathy for all living things, to a manipulative and murderous Sith Lord. Jacen's journey began in the old Bantam and Young Jedi Knights books, continued in the New Jedi Order, and now his fall is being featured in the new Legacy of the Force series. This will also be a resource for information on Jacen Solo and analysis of his characterization for those of us who wish to improve our writing of this important character. Fanfic challenges will be issued eventually for those interested in participating. All are welcome to participate, but please be respectful of others and their opinions, and be certain to blacken in spoilers from the new books until 30 days after their release when the board-wide spoiler ban is lifted [hl=green]Our first official topic of discussion:[/hl] When did Jacen Solo really fall to the dark side and what was the cause? Was it the Killiks attacking his daughter? The war with the Yuuzhan Vong and his breaking by Vergere? Was there something about Jacen from the beginning that made him destined to become evil? Or something else? Perhaps there are even some who think he hasn't truly fallen yet. Why? And since this is our first discussion, feel free to post your general thoughts on Jacen, why you like or dislike the character and what you like about writing/reading him in fanfic. Let's discuss!