Topic: Can a "True Jedi" carry a blaster?
Ok im starting this topic due to recent events that transpired on the chat room.
I pose the question...
Can a "True Jedi" carry a blaster?
First, you may ask, what is a true Jedi? Well I believe it to be a Jedi who accepts the ways of the Jedi. And I mean the ways that the Jedi Temple describes and puts out. I mean Jedi like Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Obi-wan Kenobi.
Now you may have noticed that TWO of the Jedi I have just mentioned have used blasters. Those occasions have been certain circumstances:
Luke Skywalker- Used blasters BEFORE he became a true Jedi. He got rid of his blaster in ROTJ when he became a Jedi Knight
Obi-wan Kenobi- Used a blaster to kill General Grievous. However, was it his blaster? No. Could he have used his lightsaber? No. Was he on the brink of death? Yes. He fact was, he either used the blaster or died and Grievous lived. It was an extreme case. And afterwards he did not enjoy the fact that he had to use it.
I believe that a true Jedi accepts the lightsaber as his only weapon. Which is why they train with lightsabers and only lightsabers. Not blasters or grenades. A true jedi is confident with his skill with the lightsaber and relies solely on that. A lightsaber is fit to take on any other saber or blaster, which is why they dont need blasters. It is more destructive than a thermal detonator, which is why you never see them on any Jedi's belt.
Cujo posed this to me, if the Jedi in question has no philosophical beliefs or religion then he can use what he wishes.
I say, if the Jedi in question has no philosophical beliefs or religion, then he is not a true jedi. He is not a Jedi at all. He is simply a force user. Jedi is a title, not a race. Jedi and Sith are force users, they are called Jedi or Sith due to their beliefs. If they have none, then they are not true Jedi.
Peter5158 posed this... Kyle Katarn and Jaden Korr have both used blasters.
Yet, this happened in games. Video games are barely canon at all. As Lord Revan put it, the events that transpire in them are. If the player chooses to use a blaster, so be it. However, in NO cutscene do you see the characters using blasters. They dont even acknowledge them in conversation. The blasters are there to be used for fun, it is not meant to be canon.
What do you think Fett Fans?
Last edited by Valthonin (Friday, January 25, 2008 4:06 pm)
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