Obi Wan KenobiPART I

Question:  What was Obi-Wan’s personality in Episode I?

Uhhh…

Cau…

Cauutious?  That’s all I got…

 

 

 

 

 

Star-Wars-Episode-I-The-Phantom-Menace-Pubilicity-Natalie-Portman-as-PadmeOkay, what about Padme’s personality?

Well… she’s…

Hm…

 

 

 

 

 
3024740118_7bc7402715NOW QUESTION:  How would you describe Leia’s personality?

INDEPENDENT!
BRAVE!
DEFIANT!
AFRAID TO BE VULNERABLE!
RESPONSIBLE!
STRONG WILLED!
TAKE CHARGE!

 

 

 

 

Han_soloQUESTION: How would you describe Han’s personality?

Daring! Sarcastic! Cynical! Proud! Selfish! Disloyal! Dispassionate! (Secretly Unselfish, Loyal, and Passionate)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NAIVE. HOPEFUL. BRAVE. DETERMINED. FRIENDLY. POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON PEOPLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Question!  What does Obi Wan in Episode One WANT?

Uh… N…

N-not…

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To be… around…

Uh… Jar Jar.

 

 

 

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What does Qui Gon want?

Okay, I got this!  There’s his mission.

And also…

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Also…!

I guess… to make friends! with… annoying… things…

 

 

 

 
nutegunray_detailWhat does… um.. Nute Gunray want?

TRADE…

Stuff…!

 

 

 

 

 

NOW QUESTION:  WHAT DOES VADER WANT?

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To end the rebellion.

What does Luke want?

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To be a jedi like his father.

Han?

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MONEY!  (Then LEIA!)

What I’m trying to say is LOOK HOW MUCH DIALOGUE was devoted to establishing personality and character goals in the originals.  LITERALLY GO BACK AND LOOK.  And then LOOK HOW LITTLE THERE WAS IN THE PREQUELS!

I mean COME ON!

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For the most part, dialogue was used not to further character but to explain what was happening in the plot.  TRADE!… stuff.  The only characters whose personalities and wants we really got through their dialogue were this:

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and this:

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And… yeah.  Nobody liked those characters.

Star Wars used to be KNOWN for its characters!  You can make cool and interesting looking characters all day, but if you don’t show their personality and what they want as characters through what they say YOU DON’T HAVE CHARACTERS.  You have PEOPLE SHAPED IMAGES!

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Read MORE in the STAR WARS VS THE PREQUELS series!

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