Registered: Nov 2011
Location: In a galaxy far far away!
Why did Luke Skywalker marry?
I've heard that Luke fell in love got married, but isn't forbidden for Jedi to fall in love & marry? And after what happened to his father, wouldn't Obi Wan Yoda & even Anakin himself worn Luke that it's not a good idea?
Anakin did fall due to love, he fell due to obsession and greed. He craved power, by his own admission. Half the reason he wanted a promotion to Master was to get his hands on restricted holocrons. Luke was a better person than his father, he didn't possess such desires.
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During his training, Yoda made mentions about the Jedi code and the part where Jedi are forbidden from love. But Yoda, began to somewhat believe that some of the teachings were flawed - especially that part. Luke established the New Jedi Order and he kind of 'rewrote' the rule book.
The last Jedi to fall to the dark side due to love was Jacen. If you want to call it that because of Allana. He was willing to do anything to protect her.
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Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Land of Little Cubes and Tea
Actually he fell to the dark side because he looked into the future and saw that if he didn't Luke would die (and iirc that the galaxy would get butt****ed). Thats why Betrayal is the best of LotF: Because Jacen is still a good person who will sacrifice his own purity for the good of others. At this point I was actually rooting for Jacen because I really liked him as a character.
He just starts to justify his crazy, totalitarian policies later by saying that he's 'doing it to make the galaxy a safe place for Allana.' Which is a lie because he specifically works to prevent a peace-treaty at one point. A few books in he goes completely loony, gains +50 Self-Delusion points with his Sith Upgrade and he becomes comically corrupt. I didn't bother finishing the series after that point.
i always subscribed to the theory that the old republic jedi were flawed in having zero trust in terms of love, which is arguably a form of possession.
"the force is strong in your family. pass on what you have learned"
while it can be argued with equal validity that yoda only meant that luke would train his sister, i always had the suspicion that yoda was suggesting that him and leah both continue their bloodlines and raise jedi masters. isnt that nicer than for them both to die virgins?
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Luke married because he understood the power of love. It was father's love for his child that redeemed Darth Vader.
Anakin became Vader not because of love but because he had to keep it secret. If he shared that knowledge about his relationship and nightmares with Order, he would not fall to dark-side as he would get advice and guidance. So it is flaw of Old Order rules. Anakin's mistake was to keep this information secret even from Obi-Wan. How couldn't he realize that Kenobi would help and support him regardless?
Same with Jacen. He wanted to keep better future for Alana but he decided to keep her existence secret even from family. It was his biggest mistake to distance from his family.
So the problem is in trusting. If someone doesn't trust and hide things, then he becomes vulnerable to influence of other sources.