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For instance I was reading something on this subject and some were complaining about powers like Bane's thought bomb. What do you think about powers like that?
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Haven't read yet. It's on my list. After Deceived ill do Fatal Alliance and then Annihilation and then read the Bane trilogy.
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I don't put much stock in midichlorians. That was Lucas' dumbass in episode one that sparked that. In regards to force powers I don't believe they've made anything too powerful. Most weaknesses in Jedi are emotions, and no one is invincible. While Luke can do amazing things later on in the books, he's completely drained afterwards. Not everyone can do the same force techniques. Shatterpoint for example has only been performed by few force users.
i agree, i think there is often too much power given to key characters.
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take the darth maul vs sidious fight posted earlier in this thread. it was a cool scene, but maul and his bro were absolutely destroyed by sidious. like they didn't even have a chance.
however, in the original trilogy, luke (a relative newbie to the force) held his own vs vader, probably the most gifted/powerful person in the force and certainly much more experienced. or when obi wan fought him after basically retiring for some 30 years (in light saber battles, anyway).
i like the original trilogy style better. no one questions vader's badass-ery, but he's also at least somewhat vulnerable to even newbies. to believe that sidious is so powerful that 2 strong force users don't stand a chance is not to my liking. and the scene in ep.3 is horse shit when sidious takes out 3 master jedi (council members too, if i remember right) in a split second with little resistance, and they knew full damn well that they were in for a fight too.
Most powerful force users can use extreme techniques to tear their opponents apart. But there is a catch. Like most video games, you have a reserve of force power. Using all of your force power on one move would leave you exposed and vulnerable. Most jedi/sith utilize the force for everything. Saber skills, acrobatics, telekinesis, focus, and most important healing. The most powerful force users aren't necessarily the most knowledgeable on certain techniques, but those who have the biggest "reserves". They also know how and when to use those reserves.
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i don't have a problem with the midichlorians, but like someone said earlier in the thread, they certainly aren't the end all/be all with regards to the force.
fwiw, the midicholrians were part of star wars and the force all the way back to the original trilogy in the 70's. they just never made it into the final version of anything until ep 1.
So Lucas says. I think it was Lucas trying to be too smart, and he just said they were in the original screenplay because he ended up looking like an idiot. They were mentioned for the first time in Episode I, and were never mentioned again in Episodes II and III.
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Interesting points gentlemen.
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Most I've seen are del ray. Comics were marvel early, and then dark horse I believe.
Not sure how I feel about all this Trekkie stuff infiltrating Star Wars.
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No doubt. Don't want Star Wars and Trek getting too mushed together though.
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I am not sure who u dislike more while reading Dark Apprentice, Admiral Daala or Furgan.
And after reading about Exar Kuns first victim, dang he is powerful. That was actually kind of creepy too.
Great series; and if you don't like Daala now, give it time, she stays messing shit up for Luke and crew throughout the continuation of the SW series.
Daala is a cunt, but something tells me she'd be great in the sac.
She would prolly be no dead fish thats for sure.
She just needs to die
How far into the EU are you? Is Dark Apprentice your furthest book as far as timeline?
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