May the Force Be With You, or: Good (Moral) Luck With All That!

beetle bailey
11 min readJun 3, 2023
‘Sup?

So, I came across a question on Quora: “If the Jedi Masters could sense the darkness in Anakin, then why didn’t Mace Windu become his Master and teach him to use Shatterpoint?”

CCTV of me, guzzling Star Wars-discourse and meta.

Now, the answers to this question are pretty great and shout-outs to the loremasters who know their lore. But there was a bit of a tangent that I found to be ten times more interesting than the use of Shatterpoint, or Windu creating Vaapad to channel the dark side to defend against the dark side — and that IS really cool, by the way. I’m not a Windu fan but he’s objectively impressive as Jedi go, and especially Jedi of the latter centuries of the Old Republic.

“I’m tired of these motherfucking JEDI on this motherfucking COUNCIL!”

Of more moment and perennial importance to me, however, was the self-fulfilling prophecy that was Jedi Champ-pawn, Anakin Skywalker. Spoilers ahead if you’ve been in a cave for the past five decades.

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beetle bailey

Just a bug with progressive values, opinions, and Interwebz. Black, atheist, AuDHD, Âû. A-awesome. PROUDLY a transmasc coleoptera. Be warned: I clap back.