So the Plagueis thread doesn't get more derailed...
I'd like to pick up on the discussion about Luke being a psychopath.
First off, realistic portrayals of individuals should not equate to everyone who kills people to suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome. Not everyone who comes out of combat suffers from that. Many people go on with their lives. They have memories, good and bad, but that doesn't ruin their lives.
Secondly, Luke has done a lot of good. I'd also go as far as to say that anyone on the Deathstar was more than fair game in a war. You can't be stationed on a weapon designed to annihilate entire planets and think "I'm not such a bad person for supporting this regime and keeping this station going." It doesn't work like that.
Furthermore Luke has reflected on these things in the books, so it's not like he's never mentioned all those people he killed. There's no reason for him to constantly mention it either. That would get old real fast.
Getting back on focus, people who kill other people in combat, and then don't suffer PTSD, are not psychopaths. I just do not agree with that statement at all. Psychopaths are people who kill others when they don't have to, when they are not under combat situations, and generally they kill unarmed people.
If you try to say everyone on the Deathstar was unarmed, or some extrapolation on that degree, then bomber pilots in real life are psychopaths. The worst of them all would be the ones who dropped the A-Bomb.
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