Star wars AU:
where Obi-wan is the Sithlord, and pushes Anakin to the darkside.
I’m perfectly okay with this because Obi-Wan was also coincidentally always there when horrible things happened involving the Sith.
No I am not writing this I’m not I’m not- fuck
Good to know I am not the only one bitten.
It’s not like I haven’t written this enough as it is, oh nooo.
I’ve got it fiddling around in my brain.
I don’t want to write it though.
…but Obi-Wan becoming the apprentice after TPM and then the master during RotS and then…
I got Obi the full-fledged Sith showing up in TPM, having never been a Jedi at all, and stabbing the fuck out of Maul because Bane’s line is making all the other Sith look bad.
I am so totally supposed to be doing other things right now.
no you should be doing this
this is good
“Qui-Gon…” Obi-Wan explained - or rather, didn’t explain - with a rueful smile at Anakin. “Well. We’ve disowned Dooku for being too… Overt.”
“Overt?” Anakin burst out, and his arm ached with the phantom of a burn.
“Red makes you far too obvious. Flashy will get you killed. Please sit back down, Anakin. If you’re going to be angry for some reason, the least you could do is attempt to focus it. Unfocused rage helps nobody and gets you nowhere. It certainly won’t save Padmé.”
Anakin felt his legs collapse from under him, which at least had the side effect of letting him sit down.
I INSIST THAT THIS ONE ALSO BE CONTINUED.
I wrote 14 pages of this last night. *Facepalm*
Thought/question: what’s going on with Xanatos in this verse? (Esp. if you’re sticking with re-entry canon over Palpatine’s involvement in his fall.) Fake out to get him in position to do something? Went the same way as Dooku? Palpatine fucked with his head, resulting in Qui-Gon’s lineage going to war with Palpatine’s?
(Mostly, I’m picturing force ghost Xan, showing up in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan’s dreams a few nights after his death. ‘That nerf-fucking son of a rancor messed with my brain, I’m going to haunt the shit out of the bastard,’ Xanatos swears, flopping down elegantly on a magically appearing lounging chair. ‘He tried to get me to kill you two in the unimaginative, melodramatic way possible, I’m insulted. I have much more class than that, you know that Master.’)
I just have so many *thoughts* about this ‘verse, I don’t even.
The idea of the existence of more then one Sith line is extremely compelling, and gives a texture and dimensionality to Dark Siders that is, in my admittedly amateur opinion, sorely needed with the Jedi’s dark counterparts. Most of the Sith that we see in canon, to a certain degree, two-dimensional - Dark Side = evil, and that’s - basically the entirety of it.
Darth Bane was pretty much the source material for ‘modern’ Sith. The idea of a Sith Line outside of his, with completely different teachings, is fertile grounds for worldbuilding - what would their philosophies be like? Their attitude towards the Jedi? Would they as well be bent on global domination, or have other, less obvious goals? Would they have infiltrated the Jedi Order itself long ago (thus giving a plausible excuse for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to be at the Temple if an author’s tastes run in that direction) or exist outside of it?
And the idea of the 'Temple’ Sith Line declaring war against Bane’s Sith Line is - well, it’s one thing Palpatine wouldn’t see coming!