Light Side of the Force or Dark?
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Poll: The Force- Light Side or Dark Side?

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if you had mastery of the force, would you follow the light side or dark? i have asked dozens of people this and not a single person has opted for the light side, and why would they? they forbid you from learning any cool skills or even doing anything cool with your boring skills! Answer the poll and explain your reasoning

i would totally be on the dark side. fear, anger and passion are what make us human and there's no shame in relying on them for strength, and you wouldn't HAVE to go around killing kids and throttling your girlfriends, also, two words for anyone who thinks light side- LIGHTNING HANDS!

I personally don't want to rot away and be betrayed by some young upstart. If I had the option I'd go strong in the force but not a force wielder. Basically I'd be like Han Solo where the force has a boner for me and I roll nat 20's on shit while my enemies roll 1's.

Oh god, dark. Everything leads to dark. Passion? Dark. Love? Dark. Ambition? Dark. Excitement? Dark.

Jedi are the plain oatmeal of heroes.

On one side the dark side gives more freedom, you can do whatever the fuck you wish.

However it also has side effects like: Becoming genre blind, becoming stupid, getting stabbed by an apprentice, getting eaten away, losing body parts.

On the other side of the spectrum the light side is restricted heavily in what you can do.

However it also tends to protect people, heal people, and you can love if your careful.

Meh, I like helping people and I like my body parts, I'll stick with light side.

Neither. I had this kind of chat with a star wars loving friend of mine, and he classified me as a "rogue". Someone belonging to neither.

And to anyone who claims that you CAN'T be neither...That you HAVE to be either light or dark...Might I remind you that "only a sith deal in absolutes?".

I would still hold on to my passions and loves and dislikes. But I would not abuse these powers or consider myself above everyone else. I would definitely help the light side over the dark side (I mean, look at the crap the dark side guys keep pulling!), at least, I would if the jedi would accept my stance on life. Which they probably wouldn't, knowing them. >_>

Oh, and if you're telling me that I'm evil just because I happen to like flinging lightning from my hands.......Come on, really? That's just shallow.

*Uses force lightning to power a pump so it transports clean water to a village of poor people dying from dehydration*

+100 Darkside points

wha?

Fappy:
I personally don't want to rot away and be betrayed by some young upstart. If I had the option I'd go strong in the force but not a force wielder. Basically I'd be like Han Solo where the force has a boner for me and I roll nat 20's on shit while my enemies roll 1's.

So Morgan Katarn, (Kyle Katarn's Dad), basically? That actually sounds like a pretty good plan of action. I definitely would not want to a dark sider, because the downsides outweigh all of the good, but the light side is also pretty heavily restricted. From what I've seen from the EU, untrained Jedi are still a cut above everyone aside from trained Jedi, and they don't have to worry about falling to the dark side, so that would be pretty tempting. Especially if we're talking Galactic Civil War era, when your options are pretty much either to go willingly to the dark side, or to be ruthlessly hunted down by it if you have any light side training.

The Dark Side. Why? UNLIMITED POWAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrNu8lItu0

Code of the Sith
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

Code of the Jedi
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
(There is no chaos, there is harmony.)(*)
There is no death, there is the Force.

I, on a philosophical level, agree with the Sith and the power of emotions. I don't believe in microwaving people with force lighting because they displease you, but I do believe that the dark side is the way to go.

Owyn_Merrilin:

Fappy:
I personally don't want to rot away and be betrayed by some young upstart. If I had the option I'd go strong in the force but not a force wielder. Basically I'd be like Han Solo where the force has a boner for me and I roll nat 20's on shit while my enemies roll 1's.

So Morgan Katarn, (Kyle Katarn's Dad), basically? That actually sounds like a pretty good plan of action. I definitely would not want to a dark sider, because the downsides outweigh all of the good, but the light side is also pretty heavily restricted. From what I've seen from the EU, untrained Jedi are still a cut above everyone aside from trained Jedi, and they don't have to worry about falling to the dark side, so that would be pretty tempting. Especially if we're talking Galactic Civil War era, when your options are pretty much either to go willingly to the dark side, or to be ruthlessly hunted down by it if you have any light side training.

Yeah, if you look at all the non-Force wielding badasses in Star Wars they are all pretty much immortal and are rarely defeated by Jedi/Sith. Also, it is a common occurance that the Force will abandon a Jedi/Sith at a key moment or favor someone else in the conflict, leaving them to automatically fail as they are pretty much completely helpless without the force. Kreia describes exactly what I am talking about near the beginning of Kotor II.

Skip to 8:30 if you're interested:

Red's my favourite colour anyways...

Definitely light... More choice in lightsaber colours... :P

Seriously though, I am always good in games, I like the added challenge of making the right choices morally vs what is good for me, so I would do the same in real life if it were real!

I also like the thought of being a member of some galactic police/army! Awesome!

Sorry but I'm on the light side. I don't want to loose my emotion easily due just because someone make a rude comment or disagree with me. Beside being one the light side I do get to use force speed or do Sith can use it aswell? (If that is the case what exclusive ability that only a Jedi can use?)

Dark. One reason: It's quicker and easier. Yoda says that himself.

If the powers take hours of meditation a day to maintain, I'm going to lose them, that's pretty much inevitable. If my powers just run on passion? I will never be stopped.

I'd go with dark side powers.

Because they get lightning. I wouldn't even need a lightsaber or any other force powers, I just want lightning.

Light side, but New Jedi Order style. Far less strict about things, but still morally good. Also, I get to study under (older and less whiny, as well as far more badass) Luke Skywalker.

Light side. If I don't have to work for it, it's meaningless.

I'd go with neither, since the Dark side seems to be full of twats and the light side are just "better behaved twats".

Really... either be evil, or an emotionless drone, those are the options?

Personally: NON-JEDI Light Side. A Force-wielder not afraid to get things done, but with a healthy respect for freedom and justice, but not shackled to a monastic order that says lightning fingers is always immoral even if I'm defending younglings.

Sith seems to have really bad luck with NOT having limbs cut off and being impaled.

So I'll go with psychic powers over lightning.

Dark, they get much more awesome powers

Dark side, theres mindless violence and sex.

Hopefully not together though :S

Lightside. I can live a life of quite contemplation and do some good. Beside I get a laser sword, mystic powers and some true companions, what more could you want?

Can't I choose the pragmatic side of the force? Have emotions and not do the evil shit?

Actually, there is no "Light Side". There is a Dark Side, and there's the Force. The Dark Side is an anomily, a fault in the Force; basically, it shouldn't exist. What we define as the Light Side is actually the Force as it is supposed to be.

Also, I'd still go for Light Side, because the Dark Side always gets screwed over.
It's (dark) also just a shortcut to power; one that never ends well, as the light persists with true power gained from enlightenment.

Dark side. Seems like a lot more fun!
I wouldn't hurt puppies or cats though.

Does the darkside automatically turn you into a child murdering sadistic git that chokes people if they annoy you? If not I choose the darkside, if it does I don't want the force.

Screw becoming a monk.

Dark side. I like the freedom to do whatever I want. I wouldn't be some all corrupted guy though. I'd do what I WANT.

According to the lore of the Expanded Universe, theres not much difference between the two other than the moral used to define them. By the end of the New Jedi Order story arc, all Jedi were using abilities previously attributed to the dark side of the force. This includes Luke using force lightning on one occasion.

OT: Why choose? The powers are there, develop and use them as i need them.

Neither, both the Jedi and Sith teachings are incredibly flawed.

One side sacrifices their willingness and ability to act in the world in favor of personal peace. The other has all the personal power they could desire, but have little to no control over it or themselves, and are ultimately self destructive.

If given only those two options however, I choose Jedi. Not only is a lack of self control abhorrent to me, there are plenty of tricks I can think of to use the manipulation of the force for that would make shooting lightning seem like an amateur's parlor trick.

A halfway decent understanding of the laws of both physics and biology combined with the ability to make the former one's fickle little bitch can work wonders.

aegix drakan:
Neither. I had this kind of chat with a star wars loving friend of mine, and he classified me as a "rogue". Someone belonging to neither.

And to anyone who claims that you CAN'T be neither...That you HAVE to be either light or dark...Might I remind you that "only a sith deal in absolutes?".

I would still hold on to my passions and loves and dislikes. But I would not abuse these powers or consider myself above everyone else. I would definitely help the light side over the dark side (I mean, look at the crap the dark side guys keep pulling!), at least, I would if the jedi would accept my stance on life. Which they probably wouldn't, knowing them. >_>

Oh, and if you're telling me that I'm evil just because I happen to like flinging lightning from my hands.......Come on, really? That's just shallow.

this.

the only true path with the force is NOT picking light or dark

Well seeing that the Dark Side is full of impulsive short-sited 2-D assholes, light side I guess.

Light side.

Probably because all the Tim Burton fanboys/girls would choose the dark side.

Which one lets me shoot lightning from my hands? There's your answer

Yeah, there's the question of whether you'd rather be proficient with the Light Side or the Dark Side, the question of whether you agree with the general sentiments behind those sides, and the question of whether you'd be part of the Jedi Order or be one of the Sith. Personally, I'm not a big fan of following orders, and both the Jedi and the Sith seem VERY keen that you must do EXACTLY what they say and accept their justifications - I wouldn't do that. That said, I'd go with light side overall - the Sith have the advantage of being more efficient at killing and torturing people - I don't see a need for that, and if I did, I wouldn't mind having to get more creative.

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