Luke Skywalker, Sith Lord
Rob Conery
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Interesting postulation, but not really convincing. As others have commented, Conery’s argument that Luke turns to the dark side in “Return of the JEDI” is long on speculation and short on facts , especially facts that contradict the final argument. Yes, Luke does consider or struggle with the dark side during his climactic confrontation with Vader and Sidious, but that is the whole point — he tastes the dark side and (probably) uses it to overcome Vader but ultimately rejects it which is why is is willing to sacrifice himself at the end to save his father. Sacrifice being the operative word here. The end of “Jedi” is as much about Vader, and Vader’s redemption, as it is about Luke. Luke and Vader’s stories are conjoined; you can’t consider one without considering the other. The titles of Episode 6 (Return of the Jedi” and “Revenge of the Jedi”), Luke’s final moments with his father, and decision to cremate his father in the Jedi tradition simply offer too much evidence against the “Luke to the dark side” argument. This is pure speculation as well, but what images of Luke we have seen from “The Force Awakens” do not really support a Luke as Sith lord argument: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/10/26/evil_luke_in_the_force_awakens_sorry_star_wars_fans_here_s_why_he_s_probably.html