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Star Wars: 10 Times The Jedi Went Too Far

Oh, how different the Sequel Trilogy would've looked had Luke Skywalker decided to keep his lightsaber holstered.

Instead of facing off against a savage yet conflicted Kylo Ren for much of the series, Rey, Po, Finn and the gang would've likely found a strong ally in Ben Solo to help them during their battle against the dark forces of the First Order. Sadly though, late redemption arc in The Rise of Skywalker aside, our only real glimpses of an un-turned Ben come in the form of a series of flashbacks revealing Luke Skywalker's biggest ever mistake.

In a moment of weakness, fearing Solo could soon wander down the path to the Dark Side and inflict all the pain and misery his father had done when he initially turned, Luke brandished his lightsaber went to attack his Padawan and nephew (!), only to hesitate and realise his mistake at the last minute. But the damage was done. Ben woke up to find his Master brandishing his green blade above him, panicked, and embraced the hatred that was growing within him.

This one moment of weakness opened the door for a frightening amount of pain and suffering.