1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

SPECULATION Luke’s darkness in TLJ

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by viii, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. viii

    viii Clone Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Credits:
    559
    Ratings:
    +219 / 5 / -3
    So we know we aren’t going to get a complete “good” Luke as they’ve been heavily advertising some darkness too. How dark of a Luke are we going to see? Could that be part of the surprises to come? I never bought into the Luke=Snoke theories but at this point I think some sort of connection is definitely possible. And with the trailer telling us this is not going to go the way we think, I think we’re in for darker turns than we expect.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
    • Wise Wise x 1
  2. NinjaRen

    NinjaRen Supreme Leader

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Posts:
    4,704
    Likes Received:
    101,712
    Trophy Points:
    171,517
    Credits:
    54,798
    Ratings:
    +110,121 / 167 / -32
    He won't be dark. He is scared and desperated. It's a difference.

    I think Luke's line here could show us a flashback of Ren and the KOR. It fits the setting.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  3. Bluemilk

    Bluemilk I AM the Senate

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2014
    Posts:
    4,382
    Likes Received:
    8,660
    Trophy Points:
    92,402
    Credits:
    11,722
    Ratings:
    +14,337 / 149 / -71
    Defintley not dark
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  4. Messi

    Messi G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Posts:
    3,127
    Likes Received:
    8,187
    Trophy Points:
    87,567
    Credits:
    12,319
    Ratings:
    +10,497 / 195 / -29
    Deceptions, hopeless, and probably fear. We can see in his face now. But I dont think we will see Luke turning to the dark side.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  5. Xeven

    Xeven Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Trophy Points:
    7,742
    Credits:
    2,966
    Ratings:
    +2,262 / 231 / -109
    Fear is the path to the darkside.

     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  6. viii

    viii Clone Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Credits:
    559
    Ratings:
    +219 / 5 / -3
    I agree there’s absolutely no shot for Luke to ever be a full out villain but maybe he could be more of a antihero. I don’t think him just being scared and hopeless would be why they’re building him up so mysteriously. I don’t think we’ll ever see him as evil, but something’s up imo
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Great Post Great Post x 3
  7. Darth Malkovich

    Darth Malkovich Rebel General

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Posts:
    662
    Likes Received:
    1,094
    Trophy Points:
    4,892
    Credits:
    1,736
    Ratings:
    +1,915 / 41 / -24
    I think training Rey will rebuild his sense of hope. But I think grey Luke is a possibility. Would love to see him use force lightening.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
  8. Jayardia

    Jayardia Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Posts:
    190
    Likes Received:
    489
    Trophy Points:
    5,822
    Credits:
    1,896
    Ratings:
    +653 / 4 / -3
    I'm definitely with the majority on this, but will paraphrase for the sake of refining my own perspective regarding this potential "darkness" in Luke:

    He's not going "dark", nor is he going to be dark, but he'll clearly be "darker" than he was in the original trilogy. I'm sure most would agree that his blatantly dark experiences will certainly have darkened him somewhat. ...Having said that- it'll be interesting to see where he goes from there!

    ---

    As others have mentioned, (dark or not), -I'd LOVE to see a flash of Luke emerge (briefly) displaying an "unleashed flurry of Jedi hellfire" upon a multitude of baddies. ...However for the most part, I prefer him to be wary, calm and collected.
     
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  9. JediRey

    JediRey Rebel Trooper

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Posts:
    13
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    152
    Credits:
    347
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0 / -0
    Luke being a villain would be one of the things that would make me get up and leave the theater, but I also don't see that happening. I think he's just having a crisis of faith and understandably so....I'd be pretty upset too if I watched my entire life's work go up in flames thanks to my nephew. We'll see a depressed and hopeless Luke but we won't be seeing an evil Luke.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
  10. ChrisI

    ChrisI Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Posts:
    2,069
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    Trophy Points:
    11,017
    Credits:
    5,357
    Ratings:
    +5,160 / 48 / -14
    I'm not sure he'll be dark but more scared, apprehensive and reluctant.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
  11. Darth Basin The Greatest

    Darth Basin The Greatest Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2016
    Posts:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    2,601
    Trophy Points:
    8,842
    Credits:
    3,939
    Ratings:
    +4,429 / 293 / -150
    He'll be like Mace & tap into the Dark. I'll nerdgasim if his Saber is red or uses Force Lightning!
     
  12. Xeven

    Xeven Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Trophy Points:
    7,742
    Credits:
    2,966
    Ratings:
    +2,262 / 231 / -109
    Yoda, Vader, Ben and Palpatine predicted Lukes fall to the Darkside throughout the OT.

    Go watch the movies and listen. He may well Rule the galaxy.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  13. viii

    viii Clone Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Credits:
    559
    Ratings:
    +219 / 5 / -3
    Guys keep in mind that darkness doesn't necessarily mean turning to the dark side. Obviously Luke's purpose in the story isn't for him to be a villain so he won't be going around claiming the galaxy for himself or calling himself a sith. The only way darkness could apply to him (plot wise) is if he does or has previously done something that we wouldn't consider moral. Something OT Luke wouldn't/didn't do. I have no clue how the darkness could apply: it could be related to burning of the jedi temple, have something to do with Rey/her parents, or something so out of left field that we'd have no way of knowing until actually seeing the movie. My money is on the last one.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  14. TheBBP

    TheBBP Jedi Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    Posts:
    1,828
    Likes Received:
    8,396
    Trophy Points:
    86,942
    Credits:
    7,236
    Ratings:
    +11,015 / 56 / -13
    Quite a few in this thread have said it far more eloquently than I am able to. "Dark" will only be as far as he's got a new understanding of the Force and it doesn't toe the line of everything that the Jedi Order said was best for Jedi.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  15. BaranDo91

    BaranDo91 Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Posts:
    187
    Likes Received:
    345
    Trophy Points:
    1,827
    Credits:
    859
    Ratings:
    +478 / 10 / -4

    My sentiments in a nutshell. Luke clearly lost everything from Ben and went to Ach-too for answers. Which begs the question: assuming he's been there for quite a while why was Luke so hesitant? I mean yeah, he feels guilty and perhaps cynical, but knowing Rian Johnson, there has to be a reason beyond. And I suspect the reason might have to due with what Luke discovered in the First Jedi Temple?

    This is hypothetical, but what if Luke discovers in the journals something that made him question the Jedi? Perhaps, a misinterpretation of how the Jedi should have operated. That would make sense, considering the PT and how dogmatic/cultist the Jedi were. But also, it could tie into the current trilogy as in yeah, even if Luke would be willing to re-enter the battle and defeat Snoke/ Kylo, what would be the point?

    Especially, if any new Jedi he trained would be doomed to repeat the same mistakes. Hence, the whole "The Jedi must end comment".
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  16. Duck Duck Goose

    Duck Duck Goose Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    378
    Likes Received:
    348
    Trophy Points:
    2,487
    Credits:
    1,372
    Ratings:
    +619 / 15 / -1
    I think he will become a wildcard, lone wolf.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. Kar Kar Nlins

    Kar Kar Nlins Rebel Trooper

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Credits:
    685
    Ratings:
    +33 / 0 / -1
    I wouldn't mind seeing Luke turning "dark"... I know that most of the fans won't really like this, but I will. Why not? It's in his bloodline after all and Yoda had warned him... Judging by the trailer (and also by the official posters) that might as well be the case... Again, all these thoughts are coming from the promotional material... there's definitely something else going in there, remember the TFA trailer with all these Jedi references when they were showing us Fin? As for the posters, Luke has the "Vader spot" on those... interesting... Many thoughts... I won't say more, in case I'm correct!

    May the force etc...
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
  18. B99

    B99 Rebel General

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    698
    Trophy Points:
    4,272
    Credits:
    1,180
    Ratings:
    +950 / 7 / -3
    [​IMG]

    Honestly don't know what to make of this...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. MarsPhoenix

    MarsPhoenix Sith Psychiatrist

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Posts:
    2,718
    Likes Received:
    3,993
    Trophy Points:
    15,547
    Credits:
    6,716
    Ratings:
    +8,275 / 90 / -75
    Fear is a path that leads to the darkside...


    Fear leads to anger...

    Anger leads to hate...

    Hate leads to suffering.

    Luke is afraid.
    We might see him turn in this trilogy.

    Yoda has foreseen it... so is the Emperor.

    *runs from all the negative ratings that happens when saying negative things about Luke Skywalker
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Bluemilk

    Bluemilk I AM the Senate

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2014
    Posts:
    4,382
    Likes Received:
    8,660
    Trophy Points:
    92,402
    Credits:
    11,722
    Ratings:
    +14,337 / 149 / -71
    Actually it is plausible. Harrison got his wish for Han to die. Mark always wanted Luke to be a baddy. I'm not sure how I would take it but if it happens it happens. Would be a different twist to his story. Will it happen? not sure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page