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If theres a balence between good and evil

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What happens if there's too much good?

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  • If you believe in such things, presumably the universe will restore the balance somehow. Maybe evil gets a bunch of lucky breaks. Maybe a lot of paragons of good get corrupted.
    Funny thing: for a long time I've thought restoring balance to the Force was exactly what Darth Vader did by wiping out all those Jedi who were unbalancing it towards the Light Side.

  • @Harald B said: Funny thing: for a long time I've thought restoring balance to the Force was exactly what Darth Vader did by wiping out all those Jedi who were unbalancing it towards the Light Side.



    That is exactly what it was.

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    They discuss that in Darths and Droids. Give me a minute and I'll find the exact one.

    EDIT: Got it.

    [Quote=Darths and Droids] Many people have considered the idea of bringing "Balance to the Force" as silly, because that (they assume) would mean balancing the Light Side and the Dark Side. In other words, increasing the amount of evil in the Galaxy, since during The Phantom Menace it is mostly still good. Obviously, if this was what was intended by this phrase, that's just stupid.

    According to George Lucas, in a documentary released before The Phantom Menace was made:

    "Anakin Skywalker, a young boy who is destined to be a significant player in bringing balance back to the Force and to the Republic. [...] Which brings us up to the films 4, 5, and 6, in which Anakin's offspring redeem him and allow him to fulfill the prophecy where he brings Balance to the Force by doing away with the Sith and getting rid of evil in the universe."

    So it is meant to be the existence of evil that is the imbalance, and restoring balance involves defeating and eliminating the evil. Which makes a whole lot more sense. Unfortunately the choice of phrasing turned out to be ambiguous and easily misinterpreted.[/Quote]

  • @coolsome said: What happens if there's too much good?



    There's actually a book about that. If you can locate a copy of Villains by Necessity by Eve Forward, it's a fantastic book about a world where the good guys won and started getting rid of all the villains. Unfortunately this leads to the world going to be destroyed in a supernova of good energy, so a bunch of lower tier villains have to go around being evil to restore balance to the universe.

  • Evil is everywhere -
    Good doesn't have a prayer!
    Good is commendable -
    Evil's dependable!
    Evil is viable
    Good's unreliable!
    Good may be thankable!
    Evil is bankable!

  • In Soviet Russia, bot posts in coolsome thread.

    edit: aww that one should have remained for irony sake.

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