Nico (vilakins) wrote,

Watching as a trickster

A while ago tiamatschild told me about a technique called 'reading as a trickster', used to reclaim texts for women. I decided I needed to do it for Star Wars.

Anakin Skywalker, we are told in ep I, resulted from a virgin birth created by the midichlorians; at least that's what Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon thought at the time. However, Palpatine / Darth Sidious tells Anakin about a Sith lord who solved the mystery of life and was eventually killed by his apprentice once he had learned his secrets. Palpy is obviously the apprentice. I think either he or his master created Anakin as an experiment. That Anakin is not wholly evil, but in fact resists the lure of the dark side for so long, is due to also inheriting the strength, love, and great goodness of his mother, and the later influence of Padme.

Anakin is not the chosen one. Luke and Leia may well be, and they are good people due to the power of their inheritance from Padme. The goodness of their mother and grandmother defeats the dark side midichlorians used to create Anakin.

Luke is sent to Tatooine because Obi-Wan is relying first on the ruse of making Padme's corpse look still pregnant, and if that fails, he's there lying in wait for Vader. In the meantime, the child Vader will never find about, the girl Leia, is sent to Alderaan where she will be raised as a ruler, the inheritor of Padme's power and promise, and the leader of the future rebellion. It's chance that Luke ends up the one who gets the Jedi training. :-)

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