A interesting theory has come forth regarding the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Many have wondered where Luke Skywalker is, and why he has been left out of any trailer/posters regarding Episode 7. Medium.com is proposing that Luke Skywalker in fact has turned to the Dark Side by the end of the original trilogy. The article brings up several convincing points and is definitely worth reading. Here’s a short snip it from the article.
I’ve had this argument with friends so many times; some think as I do, others remain convinced that Luke ended the original trilogy as a Good Guy.
I say he, in fact, had turned to the dark side and we watched it happen in blissful ignorance, choosing to believe that he would always be The Good Guy. Lucas wanted it this way so he could sell more toys. But there’s way more to this story.
Seeing these previews I think my theory might be correct: Luke gave in to the dark side to save his friends and defeat Vader and the emperor. We don’t know what will happen after that, and hopefully we’ll find out in December and we’ll see if I’m right.
Here are my arguments, in no particular order…
“The cave… remember your failure at the cave…”
Yoda knew the whole time that Luke was on the same path as his Anakin. He was reluctant to train him and said flatly that Luke would give in to the dark side if he left Dagobah to save his friends. The most striking part of this whole sequence (Luke’s training with Yoda) is The Cave.
Many people (my friends included) put it off as foreshadowing Luke’s discovery that Vader is his father. I think it’s foreshadowing that Luke will become his father. Of course you don’t know Vader’s his dad at this point — but at the end of the film, when I thought back to the cave… it made perfect sense. It’s good, solid Plot Juice. Becoming your parents (or trying not to) is a huge motivator.
And Luke failed, according to Yoda. More than that — Yoda issued this warning which Luke completely ignored:
Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his emperor. If you end your training now… if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did… you will become an agent of evil.
There it is: Yoda said it point blank. How many times has Yoda been wrong in the first six films? He knew Luke was on a path to become his father and, by leaving, he failed at preventing it.
Told you I did, wreckless is he… now… matters are worse.
This is the start of Luke’s slide.
Read the full article at Medium.com “Luke Skywalker, Sith Lord”