The epic battle between good and evil in the original Star Wars trilogy was a classic tale of heroism, but few know the unintended consequences of Luke Skywalker’s victory. When he defeated Emperor Palpatine, Luke unknowingly destroyed the last trace of an ancient Jedi science that had been practiced since the days of the Je’Daii.
The Je’Daii were an order of balanced Force users who dedicated themselves to maintaining the true balance of the Force. As guardians of this balance, they were able to use a form of Force-science to genetically alter living creatures in a way that better served the Force. This allowed them to create creatures like the Rancor-Dragon, which they used to explore a chasm that was interfering with their senses.
Unfortunately, Emperor Palpatine was able to bend this ancient science to his will and use it to create monsters such as Snoke. While Palpatine’s creations were unnatural and corrupted by the Dark Side of the Force, they were the only known examples of the ancient Jedi science. When Luke defeated Palpatine, he effectively destroyed the last trace of this science, and it was lost forever.
The original Star Wars trilogy was a classic tale of good triumphing over evil, but it also had unintended consequences. Luke Skywalker’s victory over Emperor Palpatine meant the destruction of an ancient Jedi science that had been practiced since the days of the Je’Daii. While this science was corrupted by Palpatine’s use of the Dark Side of the Force, its loss is still a tragedy for the Star Wars universe.