Weve told you before about the schism that has existed between Jon Favreaus vision for Star Wars and the Kathleen Kennedy Crew. Nowhere has that become more apparent than in the latest Star Wars comic as a joint venture between Lucasfilm and Marvel. To say theyre both malicious towards the character of Luke Skywalker, and fully incompetent in their understanding of the Star Wars narrative, is a vast understatement. Lets get straight to the headline (spoilers ahead):
According to Darth Vader #11, which is considered Star Wars canon, The Emperor appears to have created Snoke, and probably much more, using something called The Scalpel of Creation. Ignore for a moment just how stupid that title is. What is the Scalpel of Creation? you ask, while attempting to not laugh. Well, its none other than a severed, pale-skinned hand. Whose severed, pale-skinned hand might that be? Given that Anakins severed limbs were severely burned and damaged, theres just one severed hand in Star Wars lore that matches up: Luke Skywalker.
So what author Greg Pak is almost certainly presenting as official Star Wars canon is that Luke Skywalkers severed hand created Snoke. Talk about continuing to destroy the hero of Luke Skywalker!
So there you go Disney just keeps slaughtering the story of Luke Skywalker. Not only did he cause his own defeat by facing Darth Vader before he was ready in The Empire Strikes Back, but in doing so he gave the Emperor clones(?) his magic hand that would reverse everything he accomplishes in redeeming Darth Vader and defeating Palpatine.
Take that, George Lucas.
So that you can understand whats going on here, lets review the original mythos for Star Wars that made it the most popular franchise in the western world prior to George Lucas selling the property.
Heres now the George Lucas story structure went:
A messianic figure gives into understandable darkness due to his pain and becomes the puppet of pure evil, bringing grave damage and oppression to civilization. His son, unaware of his fathers plight, grows up idealizing what his father once was without knowing his downfall. His innocent son goes on an adventure with his friends, as well as his sister, attempting to right the wrongs of their world. In doing so, the son becomes aware of his fathers fallen state and thus his own potential for great evil. In spite of this, the son attempts to redeem the father of his sins, believing there is yet good in him, and is willing to sacrifice his own life to save even a glimmer of the ideal that might be inside his ancestry. In voluntarily taking this sacrifice, and overcoming the shadow that consumed his father, refusing to take on evil despite every reason to do so, the son redeems the father, defeats evil, and restores balance to his world.
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Thats the Star Wars story before Disney. Thats why its more than space wizards and laser swords.
Heres the Disney Star Wars story:
An evil being, that may be one of many clones, uses a messianic figures downfall to conquer the world and essentially enslave the universe. After doing so, the evil being has sex with someone, resulting in a female child that is abandoned on a desert planet. Meanwhile, the downfallen messiah figure also had children abandoned on a desert planet. However, the son of the downfallen messiah figure decides to attack his father too soon, and as a result he loses his hand in battle. The evil being takes that magic hand and uses it to create more utter evil out of nothing (creation ex nihilo for you theology people). The son defeats the father, and the evil being, except that he doesnt because its just a trick. The son then goes into exile after a while, and everything he believed in his torn down. The evil beings own progeny much later comes onto the scene, finds the now-hermit son to be pathetic, and essentially defeats her own father all on her own. The end.
And lets get real, the Disney story is actually more convoluted and much worse than that but it would take many paragraphs to cover just how narratively flawed what theyve created has become.
But, hey, the good news is that according to the Lucasfilm Story Group, canon doesnt matter anyway, right? Right?
Honestly, this is just becoming predictable. Marvel just finished up creating a controversy by comparing Jordan Peterson to a Hitler-esque super villain, so they waited a bit before making some new ridiculously stupid decision. Maybe next month theyll have Han Solo turn out to be in a relationship with Geode, the sexual rock creature they came up with earlier this year. Theyre really good at writing stuff, everyone.
Theyd like you to believe that people who hate on Star Wars are of a particular political agenda, that the critics are really bad people, and that theyre anti-woman. None of that is remotely true. Star Wars is a laughing stock because the people running it are malicious and fully incompetent to a degree that is hard to comprehend.
At this point, Lucasfilm has become a parody of itself, and Marvel Comics has been there for a while (note theyre separate from the MCU which is somewhat protected from this). Almost anything Lucasfilm produces, outside of Jon Favreau, should be treated as fodder for mocking and lower than fan-fiction. I hate to say it, but thats the reputation theyve earned.
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