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So the old Jedi legend tells of a Chosen One who will bring balance to the Force. What I'm curious about is - why the "Chosen" One? Who supposedly does the choosing? The Force, as a conscious entity that can choose stuff? The Jedi Order? Some deity? Where does the "Chosen" bit come from?

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    The Maker chooses – Valorum Dec 29 '15 at 11:14
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    @Richard Twist: Vader was supposed to be a Droid messiah :) – Misha R Dec 29 '15 at 11:24
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    The Force, without doubt... – Captain Cold Dec 29 '15 at 12:09
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    @MishaRosnach - SPOILER TAGS! – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 29 '15 at 13:22
  • Bill Murray chooses. – Wad Cheber Dec 29 '15 at 18:55
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According to Clone Wars cartoon (specifically, "Ghosts of Mortis" episode), it's the Force.

Why?

Because to confirm if Anakin is the Chosen one, he had to be brought to The Ones (presumably evolved Celestials) on Mortis, who literally represented the Force and its Light and Dark side.

In addition, the Jedi don't seem to believe in deities, so it couldn't be that. Everything flows from the Force. Very Zen :P


Yes, that was the point at which I decided (once I learned of it) not to watch Clone wars

So much for Dumbledore's "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities". Star Wars is clearly not in Harry Potter universe, unlike E.T. :)

  • Hmm.. +1 for an interesting link. It doesn't seem to imply, however, that the Force is an entity with a conscious intent. After all, here we have a Son and a Daughter, who are capable of tearing the universe asunder and, yet, who got their light and dark powers by simply bathing in and drinking some forbidden knowledge water. I'm not sure any of it implies that the Force itself is capable of choosing anything. If anything, it seems to imply that it isn't. PS. What a weird Biblical insertion into the Star Wars universe. I can see why you didn't want to keep watching it. – Misha R Dec 29 '15 at 20:17
  • @MishaRosnach - the rest of the canon implies that the Force can have intent. Darth SIdious talks explicitly about the Force "Striking back" - full intent there - in New Disney canon novel "Tarkin" – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 29 '15 at 20:22
  • What's the context for that? That seems closer to what might be my answer. A stumbling block for me in the Force doing the choosing is - if the Force can choose someone, why can't it just "unchoose" any bad guys who are screwing with it? They seem pretty powerful. And if power isn't the result of the "choosing," then what exactly does the Force's "choosing" do? – Misha R Dec 29 '15 at 20:48
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    @MishaRosnach - I got delusions of grandeur too? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 29 '15 at 22:00
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    Plagueis: "Do you fancy yourself extraordinary?" Palpatine: "I only meant that I want to live an extraordinary life." Plagueis: "Make no apologies for your desires." – Misha R Dec 29 '15 at 22:10

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