Further proof that Yoda was a fucking idiot.
This is something that’s been driving me nuts about Star Wars.
Yoda is always presented as being wise and knowledgeable, but everything he says and does is wrong. Every piece of advice he gives is wrong.
In TPM he doesn’t believe the Sith are active. He bungles the crisis on Naboo. He lets Obi-Wan train Anakin in tne ways of the Force… we know how that turned out.
In AOTC he brings the clone army under the control of the Jedi. The same clones who will turn on them. He’s wrong about Dooku.
In ROTS, he and Obi-Wan split up and confront Vader and Palpatine separately.
In the prequels, Yoda wandered into every single trap Palpatine had set for him.
In ESB, Yoda doesn’t want to train Luke. He tells Luke not to save his friends. He tells Luke not to give into his anger. He tells Luke that Vader can’t be redeemed.
In ROTJ, Luke gives into his anger to protect his sister and redeems his father, which leads to the death of Palpatine.
And I don’t get what I’m supposed to take out of this.
Yoda is never presented as a chump in any of the ancillary material – he’s always the wise Jedi Master – but what we’re shown onscreen, when you stop and think about it, says otherwise.
Was this George Lucas’ intent? Or did he just not realize what he was writing?