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22 July 2010 @ 11:11 pm
Reasons Luke Skywalker got SCREWED his whole life.  
I just finished rewatching Revenge of the Sith, and decided to take a break in my Star Wars marathon to have a bit of a rant.

You know what really grinds my gears? Luke Skywalker was just as screwed as his father in life. (Which I guess is a symbolism in a way, showing how much alike he and his father really are. Going a bit far though Lucas.) HOWEVER THAT'S NOT THE POINT.

Luke is the oldest. We learn that when they're born, which as Dan pointed out, SPOILER! if no one has watched the movies before when we get to Empire, we find out Darth Vadar is his father. DUN DUN DUN because Padme blurts out their names as she spits them out? C-section? WHO the hell knows what's happening in that dome. Okay back to why Luke gets a massive dump taken on him. WITH THIS AND THAT :D

Leia: Adopted because this guy and his wife want a DAUGHTER to spoil and love and make a princess.

Luke: Sent to a moisture farm to live with his poor Aunt and Uncle.

Leia: Probably doesn't have to worry about anything and is in a nice clean palace.

Luke: Shoots dust rats and lives in a HOLE IN THE GROUND.

Leia: Has ladies in waiting.

Luke: Has a creeper Jedi stalking him from the mountains.

Leia: Gets caught by her father and put in a cell.

Luke: Gets assulted by Sand People and knocked out.

Leia: Planet gets blown up

Luke: Aunt and Uncle get burned alive.
(Okay, so they're kinda even there...)

Leia: Gets to have a boyfriend.

Luke: Can not know love.

Luke: Also kissed his sister. Twice. Gross.

Leia: Pretends she's doing something important and princessy/democratic

Luke: Gets his ass handed to him in Jedi training by Master Yoda.


Luke: Gets his hand cut off by Daddy.

Leia: Has her man candy frozen in carbonite.

Luke: Still, can't love anyone.

Leia: Gets to party with Ewoks.

Luke: Long and the short, is responsible for his father dying.

Leia: Gets snugglely with Hans.

Luke: Sees dead people.

I'm sure there's a million more of these, but basically I feel bad for Luke, the first three movies made me think the Jedi weren't as great as everyone though and I shall be rooting for the Dark Side forever. Silly catholic priest in disguise. That's a whole 'nother rant for another time :) Or on aim if anyone is interested. LOL
Stephanie: SW-jedi leiachiigusa on July 23rd, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Well, Luke does eventually get married. Leia & Han have 3 children, one of which turns into a Sith lord and his twin sister must kill him, so not all is happy and golden for her. Plus, at least Luke was with his real family and had a normal childhood (as normal as you can be in Tatooine), while Leia was adopted by strangers and forced to grow up in the middle of the Rebellion and take on a political role from an early age.

So, they were both pretty much fucked over, lol.
Maragrayhour on July 23rd, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Actually, both of Leia's sons are dead. I am so pissed about that on her behalf that I stopped reading the EU. :/ Also, I loved Jacen in the earlier books and they destroyed his character later...
Master of Ceremonies AAC 2007: do not likejugglesgeese on July 23rd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Yes in books XD But I'm talking about just the movies here. During those, I think it was like 12 years all together? (two between the first two and then ten years passed before return of the jedi?) and all the time before that when Luke was a kid... totally screwed XD Yeah she may have been with strangers but she had a much shwankier upbringing XD!!!
Maragrayhour on July 23rd, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)

Although I dunno about rooting for the Dark Side, unless being on the Dark Side with a brain (and not being stupid and killing your wife by kinda accident like Ani) is possible.
Master of Ceremonies AAC 2007jugglesgeese on July 23rd, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Dude those first three movies, almost make you WANNA root for them lol!
Foxie: it's all just shit (achewood)foxie on July 23rd, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
But Leia has to be a love slave for Jabba. None of the dudes ever have to be love slaves!

Also there's that creepy cut-away right before Darth Vader interrogates her with the weird robot thing when she's captured. A lot of Leia's "suffering" is off-screen and implied to be somehow sexual or about domination, because she's the one female character. Whereas Luke's suffering is onscreen and manly, because he's a dude (although he starts out as a wussy dude, the progression is him going from wuss to bad-ass).

ANYWAY, yeah Luke suffers more, but he's also the protagonist. There's a reason why the story isn't about Leia. Also, stories are always about dudes and not ladies, because dudes are WAY more interesting and important and have penises and stuff. Leia's just supposed to look pretty and live in a castle or something off-screen, maybe get tortured or something by the bad guys (but don't think too hard about it) and at least she gets rescued later by some dudes. It's the Princess Peach formula.
magepathfinder: why be serious?magepathfinder on July 27th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Poor Luke.... he needs a hug.