Obviously entitled to your opinion but when you post that opinion on a messageboard you have to be ok with someone disagreeing with your opinion or at least having an opinion about your opinion. I said earlier I liked the idea of a dark Jedi, for lack of a better term, who is basically evil but doesn't like the Sith. I like the idea, I'm not putting the concept down. I'm just saying I don't like the idea of that character being the main character of an entire trilogy.
That's fine then. You say it wouldn't work cause kids don't want to run around as a bad guy... But I loved Darth Vader when I was a kid. I loved Boba Fett. I always liked the Joker more than Batman when I was a kid despite the fact I was afraid of clowns. I used to recite jack nicolsons dialogue as the joker all day long and wear purple trousers. Just because your experience with (your?) kids is that they wanna run around playing heros doesn't mean every kid does. So I don't buy the argument that having a dark sider as the main character wouldn't work. You just need to write them more cleverly, make them more sympathetic than what we are currently have, and make them more fun than the "good" guys. It's not that hard a sell.
Look... Even in return of the Jedi Luke is acting a little more of a badass than he was in ANH and in empire. He's wearing black, threatens Jabba with death if they're not released... Goes full anger to defeat Vader. He's just a little more badass than what we got before. That was my favorite Luke when I was a kid too.
I don't want a purple light sabre wielding emo-fringed edgelord as the main protagonist. (Ramons fear). But I'd like a character that is compelling in that they could inspire legitimate fear/dread and respect. One that doesn't take any **** and who's lessons are the rejection of passivity. That nothing tangible, no external change happens by sitting around meditating and being pious. A character that can teach inner strength to people and for them not to fear their own darkness, or their anger, but how to harness those feelings for strength and to channel them in a beneficial way.
Again I don't want an emo edgelord. But someone compelling.
Edited by Odine, 24 November 2017 - 02:03 AM.