‘The Mandalorian’: Why Was Luke Skywalker Still Dressed In All Black?

End of Season 2 of Am Mandalorian viewers so happy that this is probably the most recommended television program in 2020. (Spoilers ahead). This is probably the most talked about, and that boils down to one name: Luke Skywalker.

The heroic reappearance of many a childhood revived the faith of many fans in the franchise, although some questions remained. One of those was, why Luke was still spending his share The Jedi return rough five years after the fall of the Empire?

Luke Skywalker: The man in black

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As long as Hollywood has been around, black has represented the color of the villain. A “black hat” was sometimes used as a shorthand for a villain character. If someone is dressed in black in a story of heroes and villains, at least they feel disillusioned. At worst, they’re useless.

So even though Luke Skywalker worked as a hero throughout the majority The Jedi return, for the most part if not all of that film, he was dressed in black, unlike Darth Vader’s father. Most fans took this suit to mean that Luke was in danger of falling into the dark side of the Force, just as Obi-Wan and Yoda had warned. Of course, it all turned out well in the end.

So why is Luke still wearing this in his womb Mandalorian seemingly, when it certainly plays the hero? In addition, the fact that Luke’s battle with the robotic Dark Troopers reminded fans of the battle of Vader Hall in Rogue One. Fans have questions, and they also have answers.

What do fans say about Luke’s clothes?

Air a Reddit forum, a fan commented, “I really enjoyed the ending! I thought it was great! But something bothered me … It has been argued that Luke in ROTJ wears all black as a symbol of his ability to fall to the dark side. By the end of the film, after he confronts the Emperor, his black line opens at the lapel revealing the white color below as a symbol of being against the dark side and his to return. ”

Another fan commented that the explanation was simple: continuity. “He dressed in black with black gloves so that anyone who saw RotJ would recognize him on screen immediately, before his face appeared. Also I’m sure it was a deliberate wardrobe choice to make a visual connection to Vader’s hallway rampage. Rogue One.

But another fan said the question reads too much into a simple choice. Ahsoka, which we also saw in season 2 of Am Mandalorian, also wearing black or dark clothes, and her heroes were not there at all. Then again, she’s also not an Original Trilogy character with a complex moral journey that has sparked endless debate.

Even this brief scene with Luke started a debate about at least Am Mandalorian he should have shown Luke at all.

Did Luke’s appearance go to nostalgia?

Even before season 2 began, fans raised suggestions that Luke would at least make some sort of cameo, but his looks were going higher than many expected. All in all, not everyone was cheering. Some people thought this represented Star Wars looking in the wrong direction: backwards.

Entertainment analyst Scott Mendelson wrote in Forbes that “The Rescue” brought the franchise to nostalgia, something that hindered other Star Wars stories.

He wrote:

“The Luke series, whether or not it works, serves as a response that has been met by many of the worst and most poisonous Star Wars fans, the ones who defeated Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley. off social media and swore that The Last Jedi ‘Star Wars Ruin’ just because it didn’t feature Luke Skywalker dragging and dragging his way through First Order soldiers like a Jedi Academy or a Super Star Wars video game character. ”

So is giving fans a bad thing? For some people, it at least establishes a slippery slope, and that slope could make its way through the aforementioned Star Wars series.

Some people want to see Star Wars tell new stories, never to be seen by the old ones. Perhaps the color black just predicts a cloudy future after all.

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