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Hi, new to here so please forgive me if I make any gaffes in this post. I have tried a search for any information on or discussion of the EU novel "Children of the Jedi," by Barbara Hambly, with regards to a major plot point of the Prequel Trilogy
I specifically thought of this novel when I saw Episode II, with the secret relationship that Anakin and Padme are forced to have because Jedi aren't permitted relationships, and I've been wondering about this issue for years now!
I admit, it's been even many more years since I read the novel, but I remember that the refuge of Jedi targeted by the automated dreadnought was supposed to have been inhabited by Jedi and their families hiding from the Empire's Purge.
Granted, Lucas' films take priority over any EU continuity, but I am wondering if anyone has come up with, or can come up with, reconciliation of a Jedi order that allows for marriage and children and a Jedi order that virtually forbids such emotional ties?
(Not to mention the marriage of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, although I would guess that by that point, the spirits of Yoda, Kenobi et al. would possibly agree that Luke was free to bring back the Jedi order in his own way and not necessarily resurrect the old traditions that got the old order and the Old Republic into so much trouble in the first place!)
As I understand it, the thing about prequel-era Jedi not being allowed to have relationships, but Children Of the Jedi saying that they could, has been explained by the fact that Jedi Master Djinn Altis was a maverick who led a group of Jedi that ignored the rules against mariage, and were willing to have relationships and marriage even though it was officially forbidden. 188.8.131.52 03:48, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
You are correct in recalling that the "Children of the Jedi" were initially portrayed as Jedi families. However, The New Essential Guide to Characters later retconned the children into younglings from the Jedi Temple - making them children that belonged to the Jedi Order, but not children born to other Jedi. --Eyrezer 04:39, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
And it had been established that certain Jedi did have secret relationships and families, hidden from the Jedi Council. Nejaa Halcyon is one (confirmed in Jedi Trial). Others have been given special dispensation to have children, like Ki-Adi-Mundi. since Cereans have such low rates of males being born. And the Order 66 book confirmed that Djinn Altis did allow his Jedi group to be involved and have families and what-not. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 12:51, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
I think, in some way, "relationships" were allowed, but not attachments. This can be proven by T'ra Saa and Tholme's relationship, which they justified as both of them being "above attachment". --- Mislaav 23:00, 4 April 2009 (UTC)