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CT What do you think of the idea of Luke and Leia being siblings?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by DarthVist, Aug 15, 2019.

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What do you think of the idea of Luke and Leia being siblings?

  1. Love the idea

    9 vote(s)
    28.1%
  2. Hate the idea

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. Have mixed feelings on the idea

    17 vote(s)
    53.1%
  1. DarthVist

    DarthVist Jedi Knight star 1

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    I personally love the idea, but that's probably because I watched Return of the Jedi for the first time when I was like 6 years old, and so the idea of them being siblings is just something that I grew up with, and so that's why I love the idea.
     
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  2. Vader fan 99

    Vader fan 99 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    While I don't mind it I don't see how it helped the story of the trilogy or saga
     
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  3. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    If I were watching ROTJ for the first time, I think I would hate it. But since this has been an established fact for so long, and with all of Legends built around it, there's really no way to head-canon it away.
     
  4. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Unless one throws the idea of a single SW "canon" out the window, that is.
     
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  5. Fifi Kenobi

    Fifi Kenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    Not even on my radar as a potential issue to argue over on the internets.
     
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  6. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's a bit clumsy, and eye-rollingly convenient plot-wise, but it's not a deal-breaker. It didn't add anything though and if there was ever a remake somewhere down the line, I would hope that it wouldn't be included.

    Isn't this the same as the other thread?
     
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  7. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Actually now that I've thought more about it, maybe the Legends EU could be modified to have Luke and Leia not as siblings. Luke's sister is still out there...maybe Luke finds her eventually, maybe he doesn't. Leia marries Han just as in Legends, but not being related to Luke, she doesn't develop Jedi abilities. Jacen, Jaina and Anakin are Force sensitive children adopted by Han and Leia. Did I miss anything?
     
  8. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    I don't mind except that it makes the love triangle between Luke-Han-Leia awkward and the kiss at the end of ESB kind of uncomfortable in hindsight. It's such an established part of the Star Wars lore, though, that I wouldn't want it to change.
     
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  9. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    In 97 in the SE the theater cheered when Luke and Leia kissed. It was pretty funny.
     
  10. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, there is another thread with almost the same topic opened by the same person. Shouldn't the 2 threads be merged?
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    We’re going to keep all continuing discussion on the topic here.

    As to what I thought of it—I loved it. I hate love triangles and I was glad for a definitive door-closing.
     
  12. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    even Jack/Sawyer/Kate from Lost?
     
  13. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Love triangles are great for dramatic tension. Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot is the classic of course.

    They should have gone that route with Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme.
     
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  14. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    the book kind of did. or at least Palpatine planted the idea in Anakin's head.
     
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  15. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Of course Arthur also sleeps with his half-sister Morgause, resulting in the birth of Mordred. Who's portrayed as an albino in TH White's Once and Future King due to his incestuous lineage.

    If only there were such a flashing neon sign that might reveal the genesis of Rey in the ST...
     
  16. Dandelo

    Dandelo Chosen One star 10

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    don't think I'd have liked this, but this would make a great discussion in the PT forum! you should make one :)

    as for the subject matter neither like it it or dislike it....it is what it is I guess, like Yoda being the colour green is what it is.
    Sorry for the tepid answer :p
     
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  17. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    how dare you sir. how dare you. :p
     
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  18. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Don't get me started on how the ESB scripts describe Yoda as blue. ;)
     
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  19. Binary_Sunset

    Binary_Sunset Force Ghost star 5

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    I am full of HATE for the idea.
     
  20. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Like me you will
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  21. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's bad writing, 101. That's like saying that there was no need to confirm if Vader was Luke's father. Or we never see Han being rescued, he's just forgotten about. It's a giant middle finger to the audience. Any story teller will tell you that you need to resolve dangling plot threads, so that your audience will feel satisfied with the outcome of the story. The only way your argument would work is if Lucas stuck with the original line of, "Now we must find another".
     
  22. miasma

    miasma Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't hate it, but it did feel like an overly contrived way to wrap up the Han-Luke-Leia love triangle, and it also just made the galaxy feel that much smaller. Also, the fact that Leia has zero reaction to learning that Vader is her father makes it really feel like an afterthought that was solely done as a plot convenience, and not really explored in any meaningful way.
     
  23. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    To me, the love triangle in the OT wasn't so important in the grand scheme of the story, so I didn't mind that it was ended by the sibling reveal.

    My only complaint is that Leia being the other hope didn't serve much of a role except enraging Luke during the final duel with Vader when he threatened to convert her.
     
  24. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    I wasn't a fan of the love triangle between Han, Luke, and Leia (love triangles aren't my thing, in general), but I do think that it makes it awkward that two of the participants in it turned out to have been long lost siblings, and it feels like a kind of convenient ending to that drama. In my opinion, with the benefit of hindsight, it simply would have been better not to include the love triangle at all.

    I do agree that it was disappointing that Leia being the other hope didn't have much of a narrative point or development beyond Luke getting enraged by Vader's threat. That's always something I wished had been developed more.
     
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  25. sith_rhino

    sith_rhino Jedi Master star 2

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    I didn't really like it. I didn't necessarily hate it, but I certainly didn't like it. It doesn't add anything to the saga, and it feels a but unnatural, and I'm not in general a fan of everything (or everyone) being somehow connected or related. The one good thing about it is it settled the question of whether Han or Luke would wind up with Leia. Of course, it was only done in the first place so that Lucas could tie up loose ends, which is probably why it feels unnatural to me.
     
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