Monday, May 23, 2005

The Hand that held the Saber

The Sith order started on Korriban thousands of years before a long time ago. They set about a program of communion with the Dark Side, evil deeds and Galactic conquest.They fought with their hereditary enemies, the Jedi, and their powers waxed and waned as the millenia ground on. Somewhere along the way they acquired a fetish for hand-cutting.

Consider the facts. Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku) cuts off Anakin Skywalker's hand on Geonosis. Skywalker in retaliation cuts off both of Dooku's hands on his flagship.He then cut off Mace Windu's hands at Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious's office in the Galactic Senate. As Darth Vader he had his other hand cut off by Obi-wan Kenobi. And finally, he cut off his son Luke's hand in Bespin's Cloud city.

Now why, why would the Sith concentrate so hard on the cutting of hands. Advances in medical sciences seem to make the use of bionic hands as easy as buying a lollipop. In fact, were I a Sith Lord/Jedi Knight, I would go for the lightsaber handle rather than the hand, for replacement hands are two-a-penny, while good lightsabers are hard to find. But will the Dark Jedi listen to reason? No, they continue with their manicidal spree. So, the problem remains for us to worry about, and Dark Lords of the Sith to agonise over.



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