That's really the whole point of it
@TheWhiteWolf, yeah I thought that was kinda understood. Sure at the time killing off all the jedi and kids SEEMS bad but you gotta think long term.
@Richard Cypher, are you debating the long term benifits of murdering children?
@Cellembreo, not debating. Its been decided. Really if Anakin wouldve had his way and became emperor himself i think that the empire wouldve been pretty well off
@Guy Fawkes, idk, having an entire galaxy run solely by a unstable, sexually repressed kid with mommy issues, and who has gone on record for massacring an entire village of natives, sounds like a bad idea to me.
@Cellembreo, Anakin is a maybe, but vader would be a no hahaha
@Guy Fawkes, [redacted]
@Cellembreo, its been updated
@TheWhiteWolf, My viewpoint: the Jedi were little more than a political faction.
Fun isn't something one considers when balancing the Force...but this....*murdering younglings*....does put a smile on my face
@Kangaroo Jacked, 😳
The two sith had way more power than the two jedi. It's hardly balanced just because the numbers are equal. That's like saying a college basketball team and an elementary school team are evenly matched because they both have 5 players.
@Cynic8387, I would pay money to see that play out. The rules would be the college team has to play as civilly as possible, but still try hard to win.
@Cynic8387, according to the new
Sh!++¥ movie though, the dark and light side are exactly equal in power. That’s what Snoke said anyway. But I don’t consider last Jedi canon
@griffinstorme, except that Yoda says that in Episode 5
Luke: Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
That’s not how the force works!
No, but seriously, that isn’t how it works. It has nothing to do with numbers, but more with a spiritual understanding and acceptance. It’s vague and not well explained, but that isn’t it.
There used to be an entire population of Siths until 1 rose up to a leadership position and claimed there should only be 2, a master and pupil, and with this he slaughtered them all. I'm sure I may have the details fuzzy, and I can't remember the name of the specific Sith.
@TheSeasonIAm, This was after most of them were wiped out after fighting the Jedi. The Sith who started it was Darth Bane, I believe.
@Soy un Ranchero, the Rule of Two. Good book. Badass character.
I’m not sure if he’s still canon. I think he is.
The plural of Sith is Sith. Not Siths. Also the plural of Jedi is Jedi. Not Jedis.
Stop the f%cking presses.
Yeah I’ve known this since the prequels opening day in episode 1 when it was said. It’s quite literally the first thing that came to mind. Bringing balance to the force means a lot of Jedis have to die. Since they were the dominate side at the time.
By episode 3 the idea that he fulfilled the prophecy by having children that would carry on to balance it further. Also came to mind.
Of course the only true balance that can exist is when the force is no longer used for good or evil.
But then, didn’t the Star Wars Rebels show kinda ruin that?
I’m not sure if Ashoka counts, since she quit the Jedi order before order 66, but Canaan was still a Jedi, and so were the survivors that Starkiller fought in The Force Unleashed.
Also Darth Maul wasn’t dead yet at this point, so there were actually 3 Sith and 6 Jedi in the galaxy.
Aren't technicalities fun
Isn't it more like Jedi are neutral to the force but sith are purely bad?
@Fumble, Knights of the Old Republic games go into the idea of the Grey Jedi or whatever they were called.
@Seohn, the grey Jedi are unaffiliated with the Order. They’re the Shaolin monks of the Star Wars universe.
@I Are Lebo, Well that explanation makes them sound even more awesome. Aside from playing the Old Republic games (and never finishing them). I’ve never really looked into the grey Jedi.
@Seohn, I’m not even completely sure if they’re still canon. The grey Jedi seem badass, but in practical terms they’re probably the weakest of the three disciplines. Gray Jedi are by nature loners. They don’t group up and so lack the support structures of either the Jedi or the Sith (or even that of fallen Jedi).
They are also usually shut off from any force ability that requires a strong connection to either the light or the dark. They draw power from balance, not from passion or serenity.
It’s a lifestyle and belief thing. I’d argue that the blind dude from Rogue One was a gray Jedi.
@Seohn, oh, also so was Jolee Bindo
Well, I mean one of those Siths has unlimited power, so...
But is 1 equal to 1? Its possible 1 sith equals the combined strength of 10 jedi in which case balance would be 2 sith to 20 jedi (speaking with figurative numbers)
I prefer to cut them in half.
Sound logic... can't compete with that.