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Can Jedi Marry?
In Episode II Clone War the answer seems to be no. Yet Luke gets married and Kam does too. So can Jedi marry?
Thank you for answering this. —Unsigned comment byC.K. (talk • contribs).
Actually, marriage is not recommended by the New Jedi Order but it was extremely common as Grand Master Luke married Mara another Jedi and Leia too. In fact the whole order was full of marriages. Jiang Mothma 09:05, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
In The New Jedi Order it was allowed (unlike the Old Jedi Order post-Great Sith War) but not encouraged. By the same token it was not discouraged either, leading to the conclusion that The New Jedi Order quite simply didn't care. This is typical of The New Jedi Order in that they allowed greater freedom and independence etc. User:AHS0KA
You can blame the EU authors,they jumped the gun between 1983 and 1999.Sith-venator 03:25, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
I've got a really disturbing image in my head! :( User:AHS0KA
And it appears that marriage was allowed pre-Ruusan. Andur & Nomi Sunrider were married. Barrison & Krynda Draay were married. Alek claimed that it was under debate, but still allowed back then. Maybe when the Jeid Order decided to take only infants post-Ruusan, they also outlawed marriage (with some exceptions, such as Ki-Adi-Mundi, and aof course in cases where they didn't know about it, like Anakin Skywalker and like Nejaa Halcyon). Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 17:35, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Marriage was allowed pre-Great sith war. This we know for sure. The KOTOR Campaign Guide states that Atris wanted to ban marriage, training of students unless they were infants,and the practice of one master with multiple apprentices. Seeing as during Kotor 1 there are signs of these practices still existing in a limited form, we can assume that these measures were slowly phased into the old jedi order. User:Revanthereformer1138
I believe that it wasn't nessicarily marriage that the Jedi were worried about. Only the fact that that institution finalized and confirmed attachment, which, as you all know, was forbidden. Marriage constitues attachment, sometimes to such degree as turing to the Dark Side. Just look at Anakin Skywalker! The sole reason for his turning was for Padme`'s sake! But, of course, if he hadn't became attached to her the story would have been boring and would have ended right there. Much to the dismay of many (including me) people!Xada storm 21:42, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
It is also likely that Luke's New Jedi Order did this to allow more individuals to join his order instead of placing restrictions on them, which would limit the order's numbers and make them less likely to survive the challenges of the future. -- Riffsyphon1024 04:41, 18 December 2008 (UTC)