I really miss Ezra’s absolutely unhinged blaster-lightsaber combo
I really miss Ezra’s absolutely unhinged blaster-lightsaber combo
People encouraged me to share this so here we go:
Jango escapes spice ship slavery and retakes Mandalore instead of becoming a bounty hunter. He reaches out to the Temple and demands reparations from the Jedi. Through an incredibly stupid series of events, he gets a Kenobi-shaped “blushing bride that is only demure because they’re trying very hard not to kick your ass right now.”
Qui-Gon was involved in reparations negotiation because it’s his job and he’s, for some reason, one of the best at it. He brought along 20yo Obi-Wan for Training Reasons, and between Jango’s consistent vitriol and a dumb comment of “Well I’m not going to demand a spouse out of this, for all that it’s traditional,” getting met with Obi-Wan’s (more politely worded) “why, are you chicken?” a political marriage happens out of SPITE, and it’s Obi-Wan because he’s a sensible age, legally Dooku’s grandson, and volunteering to call Jango’s bluff.
Jango is calling Obi-Wan’s bluff.
As we all can guess, neither of them is going to back down.
I’m absolutely wheezing over this, it’s brilliant.
Dooku being the fussy gentleman he is probably absolutely terrorized the people putting this last-minute wedding together. Mother-of-the-Bride, except it’s Grandmaster-of-the-Groom and he has Opinions about everything from the music to the lighting.
“I do not approve of this.”
“No, the flower arrangement. Far too garish.”
He wasn’t even on this mission to begin with but he showed up after Qui-Gon commed him in a panic of “master my padawan is marrying the manda'lor out of spite and I’m not ready for that”
Qui-Gon is panicking because Obi-Wan’s too young to get married. He is drinking unholy amounts of tea. He has to walk his padawan down the aisle. He’s pretending he’s fine. He is not fine.
Dooku is criticizing literally everything he sees and there are a solid dozen threats of assassination relating to either Galidraan or the wedding, sometimes both.
A number of Jedi had to come fill out Obi-Wan’s side of the venue, whatever it may be. I’m going to say Stewjoni weddings resemble pop culture standard for the US enough for me to shape tropes around it, namely that Quinlan bursts out of the ship before even Mace (there to represent the Council) can get out, and Obi-Wan is tackled by a very excited kiffar dude demanding to be his Best Man. Garen and Bant are only a few seconds behind him, more or less demanding the same thing. Yoda keeps getting addressed as The Jedi Groom’s Great-Grandfather instead of Grandmaster of the Jedi Order and he finds it very funny. There is much whacking of shins.
Obi-Wan and Jango make it to altar and hold hands and in the literal seconds before they exchange vows everyone just hears
“You ready to back down?”
“You kriffing wish, Fett.”
And all anyone can say is that these idiots deserve each other, actually.
Count Dooku? He never even counts anything smh
goodnight to original trilogy fans, girls who relate a little too much to anakin skywalker, people whose favorite movie is rogue one, everyone who thinks rebels is good despite (or because of!) the animation, people who know the names of the clones in the 501st, everyone who’s had a crush on luke skywalker, lesbians in love with any female star wars villain, people who cry while watching revenge of the sith, and everyone who watched the sequels but has no idea what the plot was
One of my controversial Star Wars opinions is that the Jedi council didn’t actually do the wrong thing in the temple bombing story arc. Because fuck, it’s complicated, looking at this from an outside perspective.
For starters, it I try to approach this as someone who doesn’t know she’s innocent, keeping her safe smacks of the same issues as “police found not guilty by internal investigation” and uh. The council doesn’t know she’s innocent.
And like yes Tarkin is absolutely trash and by this point things have swung around to an authoritarian enough bent that the courts are not to be trusted but things have changed so drastically and so quickly that. By the standards of three years ago in-universe this probably would’ve turned out much much better even if the council acted the same. Hell, maybe two years ago. Or maybe even one.
And should they have protected her on the basis of “Ahsoka didn’t seem like she could do that?”
Well neither did Bariss.
And they probably know well that nearly no parent or sibling or whatever ever believes their loved one is guilty. They don’t want to believe she could do it. But hey, they didn’t want to believe Dooku could’ve fallen.
And. Gosh Ahsoka does deserve better but what would it mean if the council were the type of body to unconditionally protect people because they like them?
And especially because the council has three people with personal ties to her on it.
Most notably her grandmaster who has honestly nearly as much a hand in raising her as Anakin did. (Side note - he really should’ve recused himself)
It would be good in this specific case but that’s an awful thing if you apply it more broadly
Din knows four kind-of Jedi. Ashoka (pretty cool, he has so many friends that are just like... Terrifying and competent women), Leia (same friend category), Luke ( who is leias brother, most oft seen at formal functions and on war zones) and Wormie (poncho wearing, feeds his son many eggs, a dork, /definitely/ lukes twin). Grogu is presumably trained by both Luke and Wormie. This is fine, din was trained by multiple people also.
Okay I’m assuming that this ask is inspired by this post, which, great, I love it, let’s talk about it.
First of all, WORMIE???!!?!?!?!! FUCKING WORMIE????!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! THAT’S WHAT LUKE IS CALLING HIMSELF WHEN HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE AN OFFICIAL JEDI????? HIS MEAN HIGH SCHOOL NICKNAME?????????? I love it.
So clearly, Din meets up with Luke a couple months after Luke took Grogu, but instead of being in The Chanel Boots™ and gucci tunic, he’s in a beige poncho and space crocs, Grogu under one arm working on a giant worm with his little sharp as hell baby teeth. He does not, in short, look like a Jedi Knight, savior of the galaxy and father of the new Order. He looks like a twenty something with a kid who’s a bit out of his depth, even if he’s looking at the kid with something between amusement and adoration.
The reason for the… interesting getup is twofold. First, they’re in the Mid-Rim, so they’re close enough to the core that there are a bunch of people who know who Luke is, both because of Leia and because of the whole Jedi thing, but they’re also close enough to the Outer Rim that people are going to be looking to collect the not insignificant bounties on Luke. No one expects to see a Jedi in a poncho and space crocs, even if he does sometimes seem a little off, like the light doesn’t hit him quite right.
So Din catches up with him, sees the getup, sees Luke grabbing bites of Grogu’s worm, and assumes that the Jedi he met on the bridge cannot possibly be the same as this man. Okay, Din thinks when Grogu spots him and makes the man come over, it’s probably fine. Maybe they’re twins.
“What’s your name?” he asks.
Luke, who never did give Din his name while they were on Gideon’s lightcruiser, sees nothing wrong with this. He does, however, think that saying his name in a crowded marketplace where the screens are all talking about his sister might be a bad idea.
“Wormie,” he replies, and winks.
It is either very lucky or very unlucky that Luke can’t see Din’s blush. On one hand, Din doesn’t have to feel embarrassed. On the other, he’s about to fall in love with both Luke Skywalker and Wormie Skywalker, and the only thing worse than the ridiculous pining that follows is the fact that the people around Din have to live with the knowledge that he’s head over heels for someone named Wormie. Wormie.
Fake Affair to Cover Up the Real Affair
Anakin asks Rex to cover for him while he calls up Padme because he needs to speak with his Wife. Obi-Wan approaches, and Rex has to scramble to come up with a reason to get Obi-Wan to leave. He panics. He rambles.
He accidentally implies that he, Captain Rex, is the one that’s having an affair. I’m not sure if he implies that he’s having an affair with Anakin or that he’s having an affair with Padme, but Obi-Wan comes away from the conversation entirely convinced that the private conversation behind closed doors is someone getting a shovel talk to protect Rex’s virtue. He makes vague allusions about it to Anakin’s face later. It’s just enough for Anakin to panic about his marriage.
Rex has to explain the actual mess to Anakin, followed by either Anakin pretending his employee is having an affair with his secret wife, or pretending that he himself is blatantly fraternizing with his second-in-command that his secret wife is very fond of and gave him a shovel talk about.
I’m not entirely sure Obi-Wan knows which of these situations is more likely. There’s a betting pool over whether Rex is with the General or the Senator.
Every Jedi that hears about it just quietly assumes that Rex is with Padme so they can have plausible deniability about Anakin’s nonsense, but then someone questions the consent situation because clones are underage and legally owned by the senate and actually no I’m not going there that’s too depressing.
Endgame is poly and I want Rex to have at least three fake-out make-out moments where in order to cover up the secret marriage he just has to have a full-on snog with his boss and/or a politician.
This is very stressful for him but hopefully he comes out of it being Loved And Pampered by these people.
A thought. Obi-Wan knows about Padmé. He may not know about the marriage but he knows that Anakin and Padmé had a Thing and Anakin was real into her. Like. It’d be pretty impossible for him not to. So either way, but especially if Rex is fake-dating Padmé, Obi-Wan goes “I’m sorry things with you and Padmé didn’t work out” to Anakin
Anakin’s brain just short-circuits for SO many reasons. Let’s just address all the points that Anakin has to consider in the five seconds he has:
- Obi-Wan knew about Padme and Anakin being involved?
(Yes, you made out like two feet away from him on Geonosis.)
- Obi-Wan didn’t care about Padme and Anakin being involved?
- Obi-Wan is sorry things didn’t work out, implying he’d have been happy if it did?
- Obi-Wan knows they were involved but doesn’t know they’re married.
- Obi-Wan thinks they broke up.
- Obi-Wan is under the impression that they were definitely together, or at least that Anakin wasn’t over her after Geonosis, and that they broke up amicably, and is actually quite sure of this information, enough that he’s chosen to convey his apologies instead of asking questions.
Rex is a bad liar, but a very successful one.
BRUH WHY ARE YOU APOLOGIZING
Transcript of screenshot tags under the cut.
I keep having this recurring mental image of like.
Okay, Padme and Anakin are making out in a supply closet on board the Big Fancy Battle Spaceship, as they do. They don’t have enough time for a proper quickie, but they’re horny and reckless, so they’re making out to the very last second. Rex is standing guard because his life is suffering.
Cue the dulcet tones of Obi-Wan and Cody coming down the hall, out of sight but getting closer, discussing… IDK tea brands. Something that isn’t boring to them but is pretty boring to Rex and Anakin. Obi-Wan says something about how he can feel Anakin is nearby, maybe they should ask his dear padawan’s opinion on this, clearly needling Cody but also, uh, very obviously about to do exactly that. Rex panics.
Rex leaves his post and enters the supply closet. Padme’s got her skirt half rucked up, Anakin’s got a hickey, there are collarbones on display, all that. Rex ignores that, tells them that Obi-Wan and Cody are on their way, and–
Please remember that, as competent as all three of these people are in battle, they’re also… very dumb about some things.
Padme’s the smallest, so the squirrel her away into a corner where she can’t be seen from the door, but they don’t have enough time to cover up Anakin’s Various Signs Of Recent Raunchiness, so Rex just–as one does– yanks off his helmet and presses himself to Anakin’s front, puts his hands in Strategic Places, and presses his mouth to Anakin’s neck because actually kissing his boss is a Big No (much as he’s maybe been daydreaming about it, late night fantasies, all that fun stuff), but Anakin’s clearly got hickeys already and this angle will hide that Rex isn’t nearly as messed up as Anakin is by their supposed activities, so maybe Obi-Wan and Cody will just assume–
The door opens, Obi-Wan’s cheerful and slightly judgemental “Anakin, what are you doing here of all places, we’ve got lift-off in ten,” dying on his lips because of the very obvious tableau of his former padawan being delightedly ravished by his second in command.
Nobody says anything for a long moment. Rex doesn’t move. Anakin’s staring with eyes wide like a deer in headlights. Padme continues to hide in the corner.
“I see you’re busy. We’ll… be on the bridge.”
The second their out of hearing, Rex springs away, apologizing, and turns to go, except he can’t just leave yet, not without making General Kenobi and Cody a different kind of suspicious, so he just dithers at the door while Anakin and Padme put some time into fixing their clothes and hair and so on.
Nothing comes of it at the time, but later that night, when Padme and Anakin are sharing the afterglow, she maybe tells him that it was actually very distracting to see him with Rex like that, do you think he’d maybe…?
Obviously there’s another incident a week or two later in Rex’s rooms, where the three of them are talking about something unrelated, but Obi-Wan’s about to enter the room and Anakin is on the other side of the room because he was fiddling with his arm so they don’t have time for the same trick as before, so Anakin hides in Rex’s (tiny) closet while Rex gets on his back on the bed and Padme straddles him and rips her bodice open and when Obi-Wan just stares, and maybe quietly points out that Rex is in full kit, she gives a tiny shrug and a tiny smile and says, in a tiny voice, “Armor kink,” and Obi-Wan just has to leave and start trying to map out whatever the fuck Rex’s love life apparently is.
I'm imagining a specific cody shirt which just says "thick thighs save lives (and kills droids)" the boys were very pleased with themselves after giving it to him
I hope this delivers 😂
Okay so canon Obi-Wan dresses incredibly conservatively BUT is frequently interpreted by fandom as a slut, which is fun… but where’s my AU that pairs that with Anakin, who is a dedicated monogamist in a loving and closed marriage as in canon, dressing like he’s looking for the next chance to get dicked down in a nightclub bathroom.
Anakin dresses like a slut, is not one; Obi-Wan is a slut, does not dress like one. Somehow this causes shenanigans.
Bonus Points: Anakin being accidentally flirtatious because he learned all his social cues from Obi-Wan and doesn’t realize what he’s doing.
Anakin busting out his all leather tiddy window outfit while Obi-Wan’s clothes are buttoned up to the neck, exclusively in shades of beige.
‘One of these men have slept with half of the Senate. The answer may surprise you!’
we can’t have fun and decadent conversations about how yoda is essentially living the same reality obi-wan was after ROTS all the way through the clone wars if none of you will let the jedi be properly fucked up motherfuckers. we can’t! we just can’t! i can’t regale you with thoughts about how sad the space frog must be if you can’t make it really fun and exciting by throwing in the exhilarating spice of dooku leaving the order because he hates yoda, his master, specifically, and it can’t possibly have all the dimension it must if yoda was just perfect and dooku just has slimy bitch disease. fuck you, i want to have to dig through dooku’s motivations and peel off the layers of unhinged evil and sidious-related manipulations and misunderstandings until you hit the glorious parts where dooku maybe had a fucking point, before catastrophically losing his way and becoming the worst.
i want to sift through yoda’s undoubtedly intense problems with connection relating to the fact that he is 900 years old and he has outlived all that he loves and could barely stand it when he began to care for dooku and started pushing his ferocious little padawan away, a pattern dooku would pass down to qui-gon, that qui-gon would pass down to obi-wan, that obi-wan would pass down to anakin, who would pass it down to ahsoka. i want to peel back the layers of damage until the raw truth lays bare, the raw truth being that if you’re in pain you will teach others how to be in pain if you don’t interrupt it, and that cycle will continue until it destroys itself. there’s story potential here and you motherfuckers would deprive me the joy of it because it’s “"sweeter”“ if yoda’s just one happy little space frog, well i’ll replace your handsoap in your dispensers with lotion, i don’t care. sorry it’s just way more fun if everyone had sympathetic beginnings to their ~damage~ and some Notable Motherfuckers in the family took it to irrational levels of atrocity. i’m going to imagine locking this entire lineage in a room with ghost qui-gon for five days so they can scream it the fuck out, because you know how real people handle intergenerational trauma? we lock ourselves in a house together and stay at each other’s throats the whole time and call it thanksgiving. now THAT’S what i call family
you know i often think ‘wow this person is having That Opinion about Star Wars because of Stuff With Their Parents’ so aces for just slamming that down there in the middle of the table
you’re welcome, you know me, i’m very upfront that have i desires i want to see carried out. one of those desires is jedi lineage group holiday, that ends like a real family holiday, with people screaming at each other because unfortunately most everyone here is a product of some pretty shitty circumstances.
You know those teacher pet kids who act like perfect angels around adults but are like always up to mischief? Yeah that’s the Jedi vibe
What do you think abt Jangobi?
here are my thots
after the war ends, Obi-Wan desperately wants to quit the Council, but Mace keeps rejecting his resignations
so Obi-Wan decides to take matters into his own hands: if he can’t resign formally, he’s going to get himself kicked off
he starts by showing up to Council meetings intoxicated, and wearing increasingly outrageous (and frequently revealing) clothing
when his own efforts fail to get any reaction out of Mace, he recruits outside assistance
he sends Anakin wearing a fake beard and mustache to attend as him (which has the side benefit of convincing Anakin that he never, ever, wants anything to do with the Council)
Cody attends wearing Obi-Wan’s clothes and lightsaber, but making no other attempt to disguise himself
Quinlan breaks in during a meeting, makes out with Obi-Wan for two minutes straight, then smashes through a window to make his daring escape
Ahsoka does her best Hondo impression and shows up to kidnap Obi-Wan in the middle of a session, with Rex and the Bad Batch (in their normal, full armor) as her dastardly pirate crew
and while certain members of the Council are outraged, Obi-Wan still can’t even get Mace to consider his resignation
of course, Mace isn’t going to tell Obi-Wan that his efforts have backfired: this is the most entertainment Mace has had in YEARS, he’s wasn’t letting Obi-Wan quit before he started this, and now at least half the reason is that he wants to see what Obi-Wan’ll try next
me: so you see star wars can be understood as a hero story for every generation each trilogy was released in. the og being released in the 70s means it’s both hopeful and cynical, it tells the story of a hero who does good despite how close evil is to him, who’s kind no matter the circumstance, even when everything seems bleak. his goodness doesn’t exactly fix everything or everyone but it does set the universe a little more straight, a little closer to an ideal people aren’t even sure exists. the prequels are actually a cautionary tale: this is what will happen to your heroes if you do not give them proper attention and care, this is what will happen to the best of us if you only teach them repression and violence, this is what will become of your youth if you don’t give it a fair shot at being good. a very 90s/early 00s message if you ask me. now the sequels never stood a chance at being the hero story this generation needed—
the burglar who broke into my house: because rogue one already did that perfectly
me: exactly. Now,
Obi-Wan actually knows what all the new space memes mean, even before Anakin or Ahsoka, he is absolutely on top of that shit, he could have an Extremely On-line way of speaking, but he resolutely thinks it’s far, far funnier to pretend to not understand any of these references and to use them wrong, just to watch the light die in Anakin’s eyes, like “Yesterday, I yeeted my lunch because I was so hungry.”, hopeful look pointed at Anakin, like, did I use it right? and watching Anakin cry real tears of frustration because that’s not how you use it is the funniest thing Obi-Wan has ever seen.
Ahsoka is 100% on to him, but she also thinks it’s funnier this way, so she pretends to be annoyed with him, “No! Master Kenobi, WHY.” meanwhile secretly fistbumping him behind Anakin’s back, to which Obi-Wan gentle wraps his hand around her stuck out fist and tries to shake her hand like he doesn’t recognize the gesture, which DELIGHTS her.
god I fucking love space opera aristocracy
like oh??? you’re a count??? you own a county??? a space county??? am I supposed to be impressed by that
like ok “count” probably means you have authority over An Entire Planet instead of an Earth-sized county but like. what determines whether a planet is considered a county? a barony? a duchy? or an entire fucking kingdom
who does Count Dooku collect taxes for
I still want to write the fic where an outsider has all these preconceptions about what the Force is and then goes into a room with a bunch of Jedi who are tearing into each other like bitchy old academics.
“Ooh, look at Master Structuralist over here with his ever-so-deep ‘everything is attachment actually’ reading”
“I don’t want to hear that from someone who calls every new opinion ‘new depths of their relationship with the Force’”
“The Jedi Order is a social construct–”
“Could you stuff the po-mo and pick up a book once in a while? These aren’t new ideas! You are not a pioneer because you asked one question!”
“I think you could all benefit on more reflection on how our rooting in the Force is actually deeply sexual–”
“If I have to hear one more word about lightsabers being penis envy you are going to be one with the Force immediately.”
Mandalorians and Jedi have the same vibe but different energy
credit to @boracyk-jetii for the text ideas
Weapon of choice - pool noodles but each contestant must make their own lightsaber sound effects when battling. Points are awarded for style, robe drop, dialogue and drama. “Something, something, daaaark side!” looses points due to overuse by Fives.
Several 1v1 duels between vod who’ve adopted the same name, or something similar enough for confusion… Five vs. Fives… Kix vs. Kicks… lot of ’__ the greater’ and ’__ the lesser’ titles gained that day.
Royal rumble ends in 6 y/o Boba being crowned Vod'alor, though he does absolutely bite several people to get there, so it’s not undeserved.
Find-and-replace fanon use of “releasing emotions into the Force” with “thinking about my feelings”
I’ve never really understood the first statement, honestly. Do the Jedi ever actually make that suggestion in canon?
gffa’s document says the phrase never appears in canon, and though that’s quite a big claim to make their research is thorough enough that I’m inclined to believe them.
It also helps that you’re right–the phrase simply doesn’t make logical sense. That’s not how anyone in the OT talks about the Force. When something doesn’t hold up to even internal consistency, that’s often a hint that it’s fanon.
We have “search your feelings”, “your feelings do you credit”, “your feelings betray you”, “a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force”, “stretch out your feelings”, and “be mindful of your feelings”.
But no “release your feelings”.
I actually wonder if this whole thing is a bastard mutation of the ANH trench dialog…
Ben tells Luke to “let go”.
The context, though, is pretty specific: he’s telling Luke to let go of his assumption that he needs the targeting computer, to let go of his fear that he won’t be able to do the shot himself. He’s telling Luke to let go of his self-doubt because that is a moment in which Luke is plagued by self-doubt and…yeah. That’s really the only useful thing you can do with self-doubt–let go of it and move past it.
I can’t speak for all of Legends, but within Canon (and the Legends stuff I remember reading), I can’t recall ever seeing “release your feelings into the Force” appear in any source material and I tried to keep an eye out for it. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!
I think it’s fanon that I’m pretty fond of when used in the vein of being a metaphor for letting go of something! But I’m not sure it works as a literal description of how the Force works because it’s contrasting a couple of things:
- In Attack of the Clones, Anakin says, “Believe me, I wish I could wish my feelings away… but I can’t.” which says that he can’t just give those feelings to the sponge of the Force. To be fair, it’s Anakin and he doesn’t actually want to let go of those feelings, so I wouldn’t lean too hard on this as evidence, LOL.
- The Force is a sponge for feelings, but those feelings don’t just disappear into the ether, they stick around. In Rebels, Kanan teaches Sabine how their thoughts become part of their lightsaber. In Princess Leia, Leia goes to Naboo and still feels Maul’s rage soaked into the walls. In The Clone Wars, Anakin and Ahsoka walk through the hangar that was bombed, still hearing the screams of the people inside it, despite that they themselves weren’t even on the planet when it happened. In The Last Jedi novelization, Luke still feels Rey’s presence in the rock she was meditating on. Etc.
Releasing feelings to the Force, especially negative feelings, is against how the Jedi view the Force, that they wouldn’t pour negative feelings out into the walls around them, because then that just echoes back into their faces.
Their teachings (like we see with the younglings going to the cave on Ilum or the Jedi Temple on Lothal) is more about that you have to face your fears, work through it, and then let those fears go. You have to do the work yourself to let them go, you have to discipline yourself into letting go of those feelings, just like any of us even without level 100 psychic wizard powers, but the metaphor of “releasing something to the ether/the Force” when you’re ready to let it go, is one I actually think fits pretty well with How The Force Works!
Hi my name is M’ando Besk’ar Trauma Mythosaur Fett and I have shiny indestructible metal armor (that’s how I got my name) with red streaks and green tips that reaches my entire body and an icy blue visor like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Boba Fett (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Boba Fett but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a True Mandalorian but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white blastters. I’m also a bounty hunter, and I go to a bounty hunting school called Mandalorian Bounty Hunter School in Mandalore where I’m in the seventh year (I’m seventeen). I’m a beroya (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly armor. I love ammo shops and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a beskar corset with matching lace around it and a black cumleather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow but no one could tell because of the helmet. I was walking outside MBHS. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of the Kryze Clan stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
ID: a wikihow panel of two people talking, captioned, “Flirting Subtly With Your Crush”. The person on the left’s speech bubble has been edited to read: “would you like to hear star wars lore”. End ID.
Me, on a date: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.