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What if Vader had used the Force to grab Luke after he jumped off the pylon in Bespin (After he says "No! That's impossible!")? Would he be trained enough to withstand the Emperor? Would the Rebel Alliance stand a chance?
A take on episode 3...and a rethinking of the Jedi's understanding...or lack thereof...of the Sith.
We know, from both Episode I and Episode II, that the Jedi have problems with their understanding and comprehension of the events unfolding around them. Indeed, in Episode II, Mace Windu hints at the possibility of informing the Senate of this lack of understanding...only to be rebuffed by Yoda. We also learn that the fabled archives have been tampered with. In short, the Jedi are not as "smart" as they might think...and are even perhaps a bit over confient...boardering on conceit..."Well, if it doesn't exist in the Archives it simply does not exist." Really...?
Well...perhaps the Jedi's understanding of the Sith is itself incorrect.
What if the notion that there can only be one master and one apprentice in the Sith "ranks" is not actually followed by Sideous. Rather, Sideous has several sith lords that do his bidding, one of which is on the Jedi Council itself, one of which is Dooka, and however an author might want to develop the story...
Anyways, I think it might provide some fun for a writer.
What if Vader's "Death Squadron" had launched an all-out attack on Hoth (thousands of Stormtroopers supported by several hundred AT-ATs and AT-STs, plus TIE Fighters and Bombers for air cover) and captured Luke?
I've always wondered what would have happened if Tarkin had done the obvious and instead of 'orbiting the planet' he would have just blasted Yavin out of the way. He could have saved lots of time, right? And the resulting explosion would have also damaged Yavin 4 a lot, confusing and probably destroying most of the rebel fleet before they could attack. Survivors would have been captured and Luke could be among them, Vader, obviously, would've been very interested in Luke. Sorry if this was long.
What if R2-D2 and C-3PO did not loose their memories before ANH.
Author: Sandy11188(signed) Posted: 10/12/2002 4:52:02 AM
Sandy11188's Plot Bunny:
What if... Thrawn conquered the New Republic, and has an Empire, with Pellaeon on his side. How would he beat off the Yuuzhang Vong invasion, 20-odd years later? (And we all know that if anyone can beat the Vong it's Thrawn)
Author: David Fett(signed) Posted: 9/23/2002 12:55:48 PM
David Fett's Plot Bunny:
What if Luke went with Anakin to destroy the Voxyn?
What if Tahiri has been successfully shaped by the Yuuzhan Vong shapers? What if Leia was raised on Tatooine and Luke was raised on Alderaan?
Author: benknobi(signed) Posted: 7/25/2002 9:21:43 AM
benknobi's Plot Bunny:
What if jedi could no longer use the force,but if they turned to the dark side they could?
Author: R. Kenobi(signed) Posted: 7/2/2002 6:18:52 PM
R. Kenobi's Plot Bunny:
How about Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker were actually two different people? (Like how Obi-Wan told Darth Vader had killed Anakin) And what if Anakin was still alive somewhere? (Can add Padme into the picture if you wish...)
The Vong have made a desperate push towards Coruscant. In the midst of the open moments another fleet from beyond the outer rim arives lead by two Jedi brothers. Their fleet crushes the Vong but then show their true selves as they begin to exterminate the New Jedi Order.
I have ALOT of ideas.............. 1)What if Obi-Wan, not Veregre, was taken by the Yuuzhan Vong 50 years before A New Hope?
2)What if Tenal Ka's lightsaber didn't explode, but Jacen's did?
3)What if Ysanne Isard managed to "program" Corran Horn?
4)What if Tycho Celchu was found guilty of treason?
5)What if Wedge stayed in the trench instead of Biggs?
6)What if Kyp hadn't figure out how to save Jag Fel?
7) What if Baron Soontir Fel never found his wife, Wedge's sister?
8)What if Jacen or Jaina made a mistake in their lightsabe rbattle at the shadow Acadamey? ***********SPOILER*************(if you're that far behind.....) 9)What if Jacen, not Jaina, went over to the darkside as a result of Anakin's death?
10)What if Ikirit didn't die on Yavin Four? Ok.......That's enough for now. I have millions more......I came up with these on the spot.
What if after the battle with the sith Obi-Wan had taken the blow instead of Qui-Gob but lived with out Qui-Gon knowing he was a live? Would they meet again and if so what would happen between the two? How have they changed through out the years?
What if Anakin had never turned, BUT, he DID leave the order for Padame? What would his life be like? how would the council react when they found out 'the chosen one' had left? And, what would Obi Wan do?
What if, on a backwater planet near/in the Outer Rim, a skilled young newcomer in need of credits joins one of the many illegal swoop-races, wins easily, and is soon being paid by the local gangsters to race for them? But then, just as things are looking up, the local law enforcement agencies arrive, and...(I'll let you devise the ensuing shootouts, high-speed chases, and, of course, the fate of the racer)
What if Boba Fett was hired for one-billion (Or more) credits to attack the ultimate target: The Emperor!!! (End twist note: Iif you want your story to have a cool twist at the end, you could have the real employer actually be the Emperor, who reveals himself only at the end. He could than ask Fett to join the Empire, now that he has "passed the test", or something along those lines. I'll leave Boba Fett's answer up to you guys.)
I've been thinking about this idea ever since all the AU fanfics have been showing up. after owen and beru are killed by stormtroopers, what if luke decides to go to the academy like he wanted to instead of following ben. totally different storyline than what really happened.
1. I've already tinkered with this idea but what if at least 200 years after the Battle of Endor, the Trade Federation returned with new droids, more power and a new prototype Suncrusher that causes the Republic and Empire to crumble?
2. What if the Jedi and Sith were all extinct and then reborn in the same time era. Whom of the Dark Siders would claim to be the true DLOS?
3. What if Mara Jade and Luke had teamed up and killed Palpatine, becoming the Emperor and Empress of the galaxy, who would fight them?
4. What if Vader had found out how to transfer his soul into a clone, and had not told this to Palpatine when he was killed? What would Vader do to repent for his sins against slaughtering The Jedi?
5. What if Sidious was in fact Palpatines twin brother, killed him and took over his identity, how would the secret come out? What would be the result?
In the WEG Imperial sorce book it say that the military arm of compnor is resented among the imperials because they get all the best equipment. On the TIE fighter technical commentary page off this one (theforce.net) it say that TIE Avengers and TIE Defenders are used by highly skilled TIE pilots who are very loyal. This would fit the compnor image. Maybe you could have a story about a compnor guy and follow him as he attacks what the TIE fighter TC page said was that the Emperor used the Avengers and defender squads to fight warlordism among his own Navy. Following one of them would make for a great story with many possibilities.
What if the Jedi Counsel had found someone they had been looking for over the past ten years? But when they send Jedi Master Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan, to intercept this unique child everything goes wrong. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are separated, and a misterious being is hunting the child and Obi-Wan. What would happen.
What if Darth Vader had survived ROTJ, become a Jedi again, and taught Jedi? I'm thinking of the Jedi Academy series here, so what if he'd had an influence on his grandchildren or Tenel Ka or Lowbacca?
What if...10 years after TPM Padme is kidnapped by Tyranus on Palpatine's orders, Anakin and Obi-Wan go to the rescue, and discover just WHO is Darth Sidious? What effect would that have on the galaxy?
What if Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had found Anakin earlier (say age 4-5) and Anakin had been with them during the whole of TPM? Also, say Obi-Wan's only 10 years older than Anakin? Another spin-off sort of thing - what if Anakin and Obi-Wan became the Temple pranksters?
What if Maul had survived the battle of Naboo and killed both Kenobi and Qui-gon Ginn and Amidala? What would happen to Anakin? Would his fame as a Nubian hero gain the new Chancellor's attention? What if Maul ended up turning Anakin to the dark side, training him and giving him his Sith name, Darth Vader? Would they betray Sidious and rule the republic together?
What if Luke had decided to listen to Yoda and Obi-Wan and never would have left Dagobah to save Han, Leia, Chewie, and Threepio in "The Empire Strike Back"? Would they all have died? Would the Empire have prospered and not fallen? Would have the Empire risen to greater power? Or would have the Empire crumbled worse than it truly did?
Set many years after ROTJ (in fact, it's today), the Jedi have created a "vaccine" to make worthy people into Jedi. Only six are left, and the Sith have re-emerged and have found the formula to the Vaccine, and are turning innocent people into Sith. One day, the Jedi encounter a falling spaceship, that only contains carbonite. When they let the inhabitant out, he reveals that he was one of the people used to make stormtroopers. He says that he was frozen so that he couldn't rebel, and blasters being fired in the place he was at would be foolish. They make him into a Jedi, and then he reveals that the Death Star was recreated and was abandoned. Then they find the ghosts in the Death Star...
I think it's be so cool if Obi-Wan and Anakin meet up with Bant and her padawan (Bant is in the Jedi Apprentice series...a friend (Mon Calamari) of Obi-Wan at the Jedi Temple before/during he became a Padawan). Like, something goes wrong and they team up to solve it...reminiscue, etc.
800 years after ROJ, the Jedi take sides in a war against each other, pitting the Yavin Jedi against the --insert planet name here-- Jedi. A Jedi couple flee the carnage (light Jedi killing light Jedi, mind you, because they each think the other group has turned to the dark side) with their small children, and encounters Force-senstivies in the Unknown Regions, start up their own Jedi Order, and sort it all out.
In every story something happens to our heros. What if we had a story about nothing. What does Luke, or Han or even 3PO do on a normal day. A day when the solo twins arn't kidnapped. Or day where they're is no politcal mishapp and a small civil war is almost started.
Has a story been done focusing entirely on smugglers? For example, The adventures of Jaril and Han Solo's other old smuggling mates at Smuggler's Run. I think this may have some potential rather than just the usual characters and story lines.
What if Darth Vader came back 30 years later as a clone?
Author: Kadue(signed) Posted: 8/22/2001 3:04:51 AM
Kadue's Plot Bunny:
The Emperor was killed at the explosion of the DS2, and we know that the Rebellion celebrated. But how did the average Imperial civillian react? Were the happy to see the back of a tyrant, or were they shocked and angered to see their political head ruthlessly murdered?
In ANH, when Han says "there's no mystical force that controls my destiny" I've always noticed that Ben makes almost a reminiscent look and a slight smirk, like he's heard those EXACT words before. I know it's not much to go on, but maybe an early Obi-Wan adventure where he meets up with someone who has a very similar outlook on the universe.
What if Vader and Palpatine had known about Leia being Anakin/Vader's child rather than Luke? THat would make for a very interesting memory of her interrogation in ANH - and it would probably be LEIA - not Luke - who went to Dagobah, LEIA who had to tell her sibling about their relationship (how would LUKE react? He had a CRUSH on her!), and LEIA who would have to fight Vader in ROTJ. With Leia's completely different personality, who's to say she would have managed to save her father? Would she even have WANTED to?
Scene: A reporter for the Coruscant Times is given the story of a lifetime. An exclusive tour of the Jedi Temple and a chance to follow around two Jedi. Namely Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.
One of the things the prequel EU has established is that the Temple is closed to outsiders. It got me thinking, how are Jedi viewed by the public and especially the media? Do they have a policy for public relations?
Scene: Endor. Palpatine has fallen, and with him the second Death Star. Aboard a stolen Imperial shuttle, a weary Luke Skywalker lands on Endor with a passenger: a badly wounded Anakin Skywalker. Knowing the Alliance would execute him on sight, and knowing that even headless, the Empire still had strength, the two hatch an insane plan: Vader would take command of the Empire, and topple it from the inside...
At fanfix.com there's a fic about how Mara seduces Luke when he's still on Tatooine. An idea would be if good ol' Mara had gotten good n' pregnant and good ol' Vader found out it was his good ol' grandson. Don't you love all those good ol good ol's?
Four Tie Fighters were shot down as the Millenium Falcon made its escape from Death Star I. According to Leia, Tarkin and Vader this was supposed to happen. (as per Vader's plan) Who were the pilots? Were they newly recruited fighter pilots? Or better yet, could they have been incompetant officers (possibly inept engineers and techies with minimal flight training) that Vader wanted to do away with? What does that make Vader, sacrificing four individuals in the hopes that they WOULD FAIL?
Admiral Parck and General Fel recieve a distress call from a nearby Chiss outpost that they are under attack. As part of Grand Admiral Thrawn's assingment they investigate the attacker and the whereabouts of there habitats.
Se-Ras-OUtar of the Opjka clan has been informed of a new species threatening his homeworld who are allied with the Chiss. Humans.
We all know that Luke and Leia were hidden by Obi-Wan when they were born. What if Luke was sent to Alderaan, and become Prince Luke Organa and Leia was sent to live with Aunt Beau and Uncle Owen. Same story almost Luke is aboard the Tantive IV (the blockade runner at the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope) and Leia was still on Tatooine. I think it would be an interesting twist of events in the Star Wars universe.
We started this one on the forums and got a few responses: What if Vader disobeyed Palpatine's order in RotJ to wait for Luke at the bunker? What if he got down to the surface, and just kept on going, following the Force to find Luke and Leia both in the Ewok village before the battle?
We all know about the political intrigues in the Imperial court, with everyone in sight vying for the favor of the Emperor and Lord Vader. And we also know of the intense rivalry between Mara Jade and Vader as trusted servants close to the Emperor. But what if it is some sinister outside force purposefully pitting them against each other to cast them both in a bad light and ultimately win the supreme favor of Emperor Palpatine?
An interesting concept would be to write a story, short story, or lengthened scene from a droid's point of view. Imagine: an X-wing duels with a TIE Fighter while defending a small Rebel convoy. We know what the pilot might be thinking, but what is that little R2 unit doing up there behind the cockpit?
What if Amidala escaped from her prison camp (assumed) shortly after Ep. III and ran off to Tatooine, and tried to get Luke from Owen and Beru, and they wouldn't give him back? And what if, because they wouldn't of their own free will, she kidnapped him?