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Are the Resistance Really the Good Guys?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Amalgam, Dec 25, 2015.

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Are the Resistance Clear-Cut Good Guys?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. No, but predominantly good

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  4. No, they're just as bad as the First Order

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  5. Yes, of course, it's Star Wars

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  1. Amalgam

    Amalgam Rebelscum

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    Is the ST setting itself up to be a typical Star Wars battle between black & white, good & evil, or is the ST going to be more muddled?

    Many theories about the Resistance getting their own Death Star have come about, but that begs the simpler, more boiled down question:

    Are the Resistance really going to be your clear cut, straight shot, good guys?

    Is this really going to be another story of good triumphing over evil? Or is it going to be a lesson in moderation, mediation, & the middle way?

    If this is the case, how will it divide our characters? Does it divide them? Each character has different levels of devotion, with some having none at all.

    I think this is a real question that we need to speculate on.

    Let me know what you all think.

    Is this a factor in why Luke Skywalker isn't allied with the Resistance?
     
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    With General Leia leading them yes.
     
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    From what we have seen in the Force Awakens, it is clear that the ST is going to heavily reflect the OT. Though there will undeniably be some changes, the broad plot and themes from the OT will definitely continue to reappear in VIII and IX, one of which is the good versus evil motif occurring between the light and dark side as well as the empire and the rebellion (in this case the first order and the resistance). Therefore, in this battle between the resistance and the first order, the resistance will most definitely be the good guys as long as VIII and IX mirror the OT like VII did.
     
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    I think the Resistance really are the good guys but I think the Republic will be the one that isn't so black and white. I'd be interested to see The Resistance drifting further away from a Republic which begins to turn sour and show signs of becoming just as evil as the First Order which it fights against.
     
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    From what we have seen in the Force Awakens, it is clear that the ST is going to heavily reflect the OT. Though there will undeniably be some changes, the broad plot and themes from the OT will definitely continue to reappear in VIII and IX, one of which is the good versus evil motif occurring between the light and dark side as well as the empire and the rebellion (in this case the first order and the resistance).


    It would be a pity if this was true. I see potential for a possible Vietnam War allegory in the relationship between the Republic, the Resistance and the First Order.
     
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    Hopefully, they will keep the politics safely embedded in the PT, and not bring it into the ST. The OT had the underpinnings of politics, but it wasn't really in the movie itself. I like that approach better, so hopefully they stick with it.

    We can debate about the politics all we want in the forums, but leave it out of the movies themselves.

    My $0.02
     
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    Snoke defeated in VIII, Leia uncovered as the true power behind the FO in IX (having set up the Resistance and the FO to spark a conflict to destroy the Republic she had become disenchanted with, rhyming with her grandfathers loss of faith in democracy in II and III), with a penultimate battle between Luke and Leia, and Kylo as Luke's sleeper agent all along becomes the true hero after Leia beats Luke - you read it here first. Rey blows something big up with the Falcon and her, Poe and Kylo run off into the unknown regions to have a 3way.

    (I wrote this for lols, just in case you couldn't tell there towards the end)
     
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    A war-mongering private military organization which operates without state approval and upsets vast parts of the Galaxy through its illegal and asymmetrical form of warfare. It receives illegal funding from a number of rogue senators and forces loyal soldiers and retired fishmen into its service. Its actions give a legal motive to The First Order to strike against the Republic and take down the threat to its peacefull existance. It accuses the first order of taking down planets, but when it comes to it the resistance sees no problem in taking down starkiller base and the actual planet that houses it and in the process killing trillions of innocent life forms. The resistance is a disaster waiting to happen and should be eliminated a.s.p.
     
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    I thought the white guys burning villages and executing innocents were the good guys, the ones that destroy an entire stellar system and obey a dark Sith Lord.

    (were this guys get some ideas)
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 19, 2016, Original Post Date: Jan 19, 2016 ---
    Actually Leia being a Sith Lord, manipulating everything from behind and ruling the galaxy with Kylo as Mother and Son is a pretty good plot.
     
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    I remember when Kylo was interrogating Rey and he said someting about her friends being liars, murderers, and thieves. I wonder if Leia had to make some hard decisions that rubbed her son the wrong way? Of course, Kylo's view of events has certainly been distorted by Snoke.
     
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    (@Amalgam) When someone calls this trolling i must wander about serious lacking sense of humour.
     
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    The resistance are liars, murderers and thiefs! They steal first order property (rey), they murder trillions of innocent life forms on Starkiller, and lie against the senate!
     
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    I think that everyone on all sides thinks they're "the good guys."
     
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    It's not like it would be incredibly out of character and insulting to one of the most moral, "do the right thing, no matter what" characters in the entire series.
     
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    Since Leia is simply a powerful FS player in the game, I could see her as not having a necessarily moral compass of good/bad ...her being a literal Sith, though, she'd have to train in their ways like training as a Jedi and since the Sith no longer exist, it's an original but ridiculous idea from the poster you replied to .
     
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    I find it odd in the film how JJ/Kasdan seemed to gloss over the 30-34 year span. Leia really being a military leader or general for DECADES would mean she'd be a hot mess & stressed out. Not looking like a grandmother who just strolled in from a garden.
     
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    I think that Leia is well aware of this, and it's why she is so desperate to find Luke. In the OT, the Rebellion's tactics changed from open warfare with heavy losses to a single strike against key persons at the top of the Imperial food chain, thanks to Luke's Jedi training.
     
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