Thursday, February 23, 2017

Obi-Wan Kenobi's "Certain Point of View" Being Retconned?


Katharine Trendacosta of website io9 dug up what appears to be a verse from the Guardian of the Whills from Chuck Wendig's upcoming novel "Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End" in which there's a familiar line we've heard Obi-Wan Kenobi quote while trying to explain away his deception about Darth Vader's true identity to Luke Skywalker. Apparently, Kenobi was just practicing his religion. Check out the verse right here:
The truth in our soul
Is that nothing is true.
The question of life
Is what then do we do?
The burden is ours
To penance, we hew.
The Force binds us all
From a certain point of view.
What in the world does any of that even mean? Honestly, it sounds like a bunch of meta-physical mumbo-jumbo. There are times where I long for the simple days of the original trilogy where there was just good (Jedi and the Force) and evil (the Dark Side and the Sith). There was no Bendu, gray middle-ground, or different factions of the Force (Night Sisters, etc.). Does everything have to be so complicated? Of course, I'm just letting off some steam here. I love "Rebels" and many of the expansions made to the "Star Wars" canon.

I asked Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo about the meaning of the verse via Twitter, but haven't heard anything back.

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