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Episode 2430: Fair Shake of the Force Prattle


Naturally, if you make a deal with a bad guy, they're going to want to negotiate better terms, or that you do something awful, or that they'll change the deal. It's not especially reliable or worth doing.

Which is what makes it so fun for someone to try!

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Errrrrrrrr......... This is not just a Force Phonecall like the end of Episode V. This is a whole Force Telepresence thing. How many of the other scenes were like this one and there's just been clever editing to have it look otherwise?? Mind you, the lighting on Kylo's face definitely changed here, but this could just be shown from Luke's perspective now and what he sees. All the better to show how shocked he would be in finding that he couldn't prevent his new apprentice from chatting with the one who destroyed his school a second time.

This would have to be a reverse of the usual "tempt the good guy" going on in the comic now, right? Since we've got proof now that Kylo and Rey have been talking, and in person no less, this means it's possible any or all of the other scenes could be the same way. Like the teleporting water thing; maybe it actually did teleport somehow? So perhaps Kylo really did encourage Rey to find the slime pit so that she'd see Luke is hiding things from her. That could cause a good amount of discord from the lack of communication, which would fit with what Team Bad Guy likes to do to weaken the side of Team Good Guy.

Whatever the case may be, this really changes how interesting the previous comic conversations are for me. It's like finding out that time stops are a thing or that BB-8 managed to tie up and gag the guards without hands. The comic has just gotten all the more wild.


Kylo Ren: All right, I’ll teach you the Dark Side. But I need you to come to me. On Snoke’s command ship.
Rey: Deal.
Kylo Ren: You know, Amidala is a fine name if you want to turn to the Dark Side.
Kylo Ren: Let the past live. Resurrect it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you were meant to be.
Kylo Ren: Bring me Luke as your prisoner.
Rey: Hmm. That might be a bit tough. He’s a Jedi Master.
Kylo Ren: Well... I dunno. Do you want my help or not?
Rey: I’ll figure something out.
Kylo Ren: Shake hands to seal the deal.
Rey: Can we do that?
Kylo Ren: It’s a Force connection. We can probably play thumb wars if we want.
GM: As you reach out to shake hands, Luke enters the hut.
Luke: Whoa! {Luke sees Rey and Kylo apparently sitting together in the hut, reaching out hands to one another}
Luke: I’ll never look at grainy, low-res holograms the same way again. Force FaceTime in 4K!

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