You know that bit in the prequels was a little hard to understand since it was never really explained how the force is not in balance to begin with. Was it balanced too much to the light because there were thousands of Jedi for only two Sith or because the Sith were the ones really running the show and the Jedi were practically blind?
A little more of that and a little less juvenile tantrums and board meetings would have been nice I think...
It seems that the Jedi are supposed to be far more powerful than they were in the prequels- which only makes sense I suppose if an order of maybe a couple hundred could have served as peacekeepers for an entire freakin' galaxy.
In Episode II Mace Windu suggests to Yoda that it might be time to tell the Chancellor that their ability to use te force is diminished- What that means exactly is never made clear, though obviously clarivoyance used to play a much larger role in things.
Of course, the Chancellor already knows exactly how blind and "diminished" the Jedi are- since they could not detect his evil from across a desk!
Even Luke was more on the ball than that!
I think that the inbalance has less to do with the overall number of Jedi or Sith and more o do with the trillions of lifeforms in the galaxy living in an environment devoid of the darkside's components: fear, anger, etc. In that sense, Anakin's going bad and the rise of the Empire would indeed have balanced scales- if the books are any indicator, the New Republic that takes the empire's place is a far less tranquil place- strife and turmoil is common but it's not total fear and oppresion either.
I can see the Jedi and Sith as focal points for opposing forces- Sith might each be compared to giant coal plants: belching pollution all the time and each causing a huge amount of damage to the environment while each Jedi is like a single tree in a forest: processing the bad in large numbers.
Or maybe Lucas just wrote someting he thoght sounded cool with no clear idea.
-------------------- Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering. -Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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Mortis is interesting (for a Darth Malak-clone), if Anakin didn't already have too much retconning and reverse backstory stuffed into him to choke a space slug. It's one thing for CW to come up with plot events that go against the Old trilogy, but it's bad if they put in stuff that challenges the narrative of the prequels, even.
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