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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

The Clone Wars, Season 2 Trailer

by Ken Newquist / May 25, 2009

I have mixed feelings about The Clone Wars animated series. On the one hand, I've found it to be a great source of ideas and inspiration for my Star Wars RPG campaign, but on the other, I hate that Anakin is being made into a bigger hero than Luke. I'm hoping this starts to change in Season 2; we should really start to see the influence of the Dark Side on him (as well as his relationship with Palpatine). If they can use the series to help setup his eventual fall, then it will be far more appealing to me.


I agree with you completely about Anakin. The way I see it, the second season needs to have two things.
1. Anakin beginning his slip into the Dark Side.
2. The death of his apprentice.

Of course, the two could be related. Anakin's not goingto be completely in the grasp of the Dark Side until the death of Count Dooku in RotS, but having someone he's responsible for (Asohka) die through either his actions or inactions just has ample potential to add to his state of mind and the Dark Side's influences.

Why do I say the death of Asohka? Well, she's not around in RotS right? Something's got to happen to her, right?

FWIW, I personally don't have an issue with Anakin being a bigger hero than Luke. In my opinion, the original trilogy was about Anakin's redemption moreso than Luke's ascension as a hero. I'm talking about the trilogy as a whole, because it was without a doubt Luke's Heroic Journey in New Hope. But by the end of Return of the Jedi, I felt that the trilogy was about Anakin's fall and his last chance for some kind of redemption.