“Into the Dark” brings Grey Jedi & Plant Monsters into Star Wars Canon (Canon Fodder Reviews)

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KrazeeCraves
KrazeeCraves
5 months ago

"Now…"

James Traynor
James Traynor
5 months ago

I am pro swampthing. But plant monsters are kind of lame.

Ahsoka Skywalker
Ahsoka Skywalker
5 months ago

Ying & Yang

We are forgetting basic Philosophy.

ironjehoshaphat
ironjehoshaphat
5 months ago

I wish these High Republic book had more Star Wars words and phrases. Like the words “Stang” from some clone wars books. Also, similar phrases like “Dank Farrik” from the Mandalorian. These Jedi and characters sound too much like a modern person.
Edit:
Most of my dislikes from this book and a Test of Courage is small bit picky things. Other than those points that can be discussed I like these books so far.

Dan Smith
Dan Smith
5 months ago

Honestly the plant monster idea isn't terrible but it has the potential to be. I'm willing to give it a chance.

Daniel Medina
Daniel Medina
5 months ago

It isn't weirder than anything the EU had to offer but a lot of people just like to hate what Disney puts out. I hate KK and a lot of things Disney has done, but come on. It's not the best book ever, but it's not thrash nor anything like that.

Matthew Whisennand
Matthew Whisennand
5 months ago

Plant Monsters. Back when I was reading the comics Neti were Jedi and were not monsters.

Dabrickishaw
Dabrickishaw
5 months ago

"Cool as hell" – Boring, real, cliche

"That's so wizard!" confusing, otherworldly, in universe.

Magemo
Magemo
5 months ago

did she use Grey Jedi because her name is Gray ?

Mark Laurenzi
Mark Laurenzi
5 months ago

I find these books are good, but don't feel like Star Wars. It's like eating Mexican food in Ohio. It's good, but off.

LeFetish
LeFetish
5 months ago

Wait. Did I hear "spoiler free review", followed by virtually the entire plot of the book?!

Matthew Whisennand
Matthew Whisennand
5 months ago

The best description of what grey jedi are and how the entire concept fails, look up a video called "The Philosophy of Kreia."

Crafter Gamer
Crafter Gamer
5 months ago

Weren’t gray Jedi already cannon because of Ashoka?

Mark Laurenzi
Mark Laurenzi
5 months ago

That's the Kennedy verse in general, horrible to pretty good, but all off nonetheless.

David
David
5 months ago

"Feed me, Jedi!
Feed me all night looong…
'cause if you feed me, Jedi…
I can grow up, big and strong!"

strikeflyer aquamos
strikeflyer aquamos
5 months ago

While I never planned on getting this book, I was excited to hear that the Drengir appear in it. However I'm very dissapointed that they aren't the Lovecraftian horror villains I thought they would be, they were honestly the most interesting things in concept, but they just come off as boring "Gimme meat" plants. Hopefully they get better overtime but my first impression of them is not positive.

Lord Dagovere
Lord Dagovere
5 months ago

I actually REALLY liked this book more than light of the Jedi. The Drengir are so sick LOL.

Rick Arrow1776
Rick Arrow1776
5 months ago

Thor, your being way to kind and forgiving of a twisted take on a "Star Wars" story.

Sir Doge
Sir Doge
5 months ago

Oh no

El Toro Lucky : Patient Zero
El Toro Lucky : Patient Zero
5 months ago

Why can't there be Grey Jedi and Wayseeker Jedis as separate things?

Anywho, I loved the books but the books need development.

Venzynt
Venzynt
5 months ago

Force + Lightsaber doesn't make someone a Jedi. A Jedi is a recognized member of a specific group.
I think alot of the "Grey Jedi/Dark Jedi" confusion would cease if people were more diligent about that.

stormhawk31
stormhawk31
5 months ago

Thor, the easiest, most simple way to proudly understand the Force and its use is as follows:

A. There is actually no "Dark Side" of the Force. There is only the Force. Light and Dark exist only within the wielder. The Force is like a blaster: it is merely a tool, not inherently good or bad. It is the way it is used that makes it light or dark. As such, there's no such thing as a "dark side" ability. Force lightning could just as easily be used to jumpstart someone's heart as to electrocute them, and force choke can just as easily be used to incapacitate rather than kill (as Luke showed in Jabba's palace). It's all in HOW you use the Force and what the intent of your heart is. Which leads me to:

B. The job of a Jedi is not so much to seek "balance" in the Force, it's to understand The Good (in the philosophical sense), and then pursue The Good as the will of the Force gives them the opportunity. They're not crusaders, and they're not warriors – at least, not primarily. They're humble servants who seek to understand the Force and use it to do good. Period. A Jedi whose life is dedicated to pursuing The Good will only use the Force in pursuit of that goal, and will therefore never "turn to the dark side". The dark side is simply what happens when a force wielder allows himself to be motivated by selfishness, greed, hatred, etc., rather than the pursuit of The Good.

Anything outside that is, I think, a misunderstanding of the Force, and the right Way. That's why Qui Gon Jin was so awesome. He truly understood this, though he was certainly not perfect.

Matt sell
Matt sell
5 months ago

I always thought of the dark side like a cancer or a disease and like when u aren’t sick your in balance and feel healthy but when your sick or the dark side comes it breeds destruction just like some diseases destroy your body and that’s why I’ve never liked grey Jedi how can u be in balance while using the dark side like people think Ahsoka is a grey Jedi sometimes which is wrong she still uses the light side she just doesn’t follow all the rules of the Jedi order

Dana Chavey
Dana Chavey
5 months ago

This High Republic stuff sounds as awesome as the late Pontiac Aztec: Another example of a high caliber designer showing up to give the public what they really need.

Kevin Street
Kevin Street
5 months ago

Thanks for another great video! I haven't read this book, but I really enjoyed your discussion of it.

Your point about Way Seekers is well made. Their existence is an implicit criticism of the Jedi as an organization, but I can imagine the Jedi being tolerant of these dissenters, and even sort of co-opting them over time by creating a tradition for them to fit into. (With the white hooded outfit the author seems to be implying that "present day" Ahsoka isn't filling a new role, but rather a very old one.) It's the kind of thing an organization that's officially supposed to be tolerant and dedicated to the light might do when faced with criticism – they make a place for the critics to do their thing that's neatly separated from the main tradition. The Jedi Council probably doesn't even think the Way Seekers are wrong, they're just dedicated to following the Force alone, while the Jedi feel it's better to stick together.

Willie Houle
Willie Houle
5 months ago

The funny thing about grey jedi, is the fact that most people think they're cool because they can use ALL aspect of the force, that apparently it makes them better than a regular Jedi, but isnt that what a sith want? More power? More ways to harm and destroy?

John Byrne
John Byrne
5 months ago

When I was little I used to whack the bushes around my house with my toy lightsaber. Glad it’s cannon now.

Revan Tobias
Revan Tobias
5 months ago

Grey Jedi, those who do not wish to be shackled by the incompetent Jedi Order but are not psychotic like the sith

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