Rosbjerg Posted August 4, 2008 Share Posted August 4, 2008 But I would take an approach of looking at the history and nature of The Force and it's effect on Galactic history. From the perspective of a scholar looking for evidence on what The Force actually is, while of course being blind to it. It would be like a history book of the Star Wars universe and the mythology of Jedi/Sith, seen from the historical point of view. Meh. First of all, the very black and white aspect of Star Wars is one of its strengths. Yes, it may seem overly simplified and forced, and it even is IMHO, but it's still the charm of the plots and the setting. As for what the Force really is, I honestly don't think we should know, because it would ruin the mystery - never did Lucas harm Star Wars as much as when he introduced midi-chlorians, because it takes away from the mystery of the force, and that's a bit sad, just as it would be a bit sad to uncover the truth of the Loch Ness monster or the Bermuda Triangle, and just as Nihilus would be a lot less scarier and interesting if we knew all about his backstory in TSL. Or to quote Stephen King in a recent article: "... nightmares exist outside of logic, and there's little fun to be had in explanations; they're antithetical to the poetry of fear." We need that scary stuff, because if you explain the force, then you unmask the dark side. And we need to keep the dark side as something we're supposed to fear. Quite obviously I wouldn't be able to explain what the force is, since no one knows for sure. Most crime books solve the crime, but never crime in general. So while I'm sure my character would learn a thing or two about The Force he could never discover the entirety of it - although that would be his goal. -Spoiler- And KOTOR 2 was about the nature of the people using The Force moreso than the nature of The Force itself imo. Darth Traya was trying to destroy it to get rid of it's influence on the universe, not discover what it was. She believed that everyone was weaker because of The Force's presence and hold. Believing it was a kind of deux ex machina for the Jedi and Sith and subsequently bereaved them of any real power. -Spoiler- Fortune favors the bald. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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