August 27th, 2012

Anyone still here...?

This idea got stuck in my head, so I'm sharing it. Most of it is worldbuilding...

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy fusion with the Sentinel: Jedi strong in the Living Force are focussed on the moment, drawn to immediate problems - Sentinels. Jedi strong in (the fanon version of) the Unifying Force tend to think of the bigger picture, look at long-term effects and consequences - Guides. Given the Temple's disapproval of attachment, there's a rule against Living Force and Unifying Force being master/padawan; it's officially because you need to be taught by someone whose abilities are like your own, but really it's to lessen the attachment from the training bond.

Dooku was strong in the Unifying Force, and took Qui Gon (strong in the Living Force) as his apprentice because he wanted a student who would best learn swordplay. This led to mild disapproval. Qui Gon reluctantly took Obi-wan (strong in the Unifying Force) as his padawan. This led to stronger disapproval, but Qui Gon was offered a seat on the Council as a token Living Force member - most/all of the Council are Unifying Force. Anakin (Living Force) was found by Qui Gon, who believed that he should be trained strongly enough that he brought him to the Council and offered to train him himself - which hit Obi-wan hard, because he's spent the whole of his apprenticeship hearing that Qui Gon made a mistake deciding to train him and was going to realise it at some point.

Qui Gon died, and spent his last breath insisting that Obi-wan train Anakin. If Obi-wan had been another Living Force user, it would have just emphasised how important Qui Gon felt it was... but because of their stronger bond, it was an order/compulsion that Obi-wan had to obey. He tried to get around it by looking for a Living Force user who'd be willing to train Anakin, but he couldn't - and Anakin accused him of trying to get rid of him, which stirred up the compulsion and drove him into a coma.

Terrified, and desperate to wake him up, Anakin promises to be his padawan. The Council disapproves, and exiles both of them. (The reaction is worse each generation that's Living/Unifying (or Unifying/Living) instead of Living/Living or Unifying/Unifying.)

...And that's as far as I got.