It's been what you'd call a slow news week here, not much happening and I'm really okay with that given all the excitement and thrills we've had the past couple weeks. The kids are back in school and I'm back to work. But there's been a nagging question going around the house that's been causing some "issues" and you've got to help us settle this.
We've had an ongoing debate here about who was "The Chosen One." You know, the one who was prophesied to "bring balance to the Force"? Well it's an important point of the Star Wars saga and it's brought much division in the family.
Spencer says that it's absolutely, without a doubt, completely undeniably Anakin Skywalker--or Darth Vader--and that anyone who says otherwise doesn't know squat about Star Wars. Them's fighting words.
I say Luke is the Chosen One and the only one who could have fulfilled that roll. Period. End of story. Go back to your hole you bantha scum you.
So which is it? Since Yoda doesn't say "The Chosen TWO" it has to be one or the other--though I guess you could make a case for George Lucas being the Chosen One.
The arguments (in a nutshell, though we could write lengthy treatises on the subject if we wished) are these:
He was the one that the whole series was about, he was the central figure and the story was about his redemption.
He brought balance to the Force because he destroyed the Emperor and eventually became good.
Fair enough. BUT . . .
Luke was the catalyst that brought about Vader's redemption in the first place, without him there would be no end to the Empire's reign of terror and cruelty. No balance. None.
He saves Darth Vader, which is the whole point of the story. Killing the Emperor is a minor point of the plot. Luke, saves the Rebellion, saves R2D2, saves Leia, saves Vader--what else do you want him to save to prove that he's the One. Besides, you can't have a Bad Guy as the Chosen One.
So who's it going to be? Luke or Vader--help me settle this thing once and for all. And yes, our lives are pathetic. Pathetic in a fun way.
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