Friday, August 22, 2014

101 Star Wars Variations 46: Frozen

So many things change if Luke actually gets frozen in carbonite.  Many more things change if he doesn't survive the process.  For instance:

He never finds out that Darth Vader was his father.  For that matter, if you experience these events somewhere a long time from then in a galaxy very,very close as a form of entertainment, neither do you.

Vader is never motivated to redeem himself.

No one is there to rescue Han, Leia, and Chewie from Jabba the Hutt.

No strike team is capable of destroying the shield generator on Endor.

The Rebellion is crushed.

The Jedi never return.

Balance is not restored to the Force.

Good thing that Luke had good reflexes!


  1. Since he was being frozen for the Emperor it makes you wonder what he had planned? Why not just walk him in like Vader did later on?

    1. For one, he probably wanted to avoid the debacle that happened to Anakin. But then, that still ended up happening anyway. Note to Palpatine: Skywalkers probably make lousy Sith recruits.