Sasuke = Anakin

By bluemist on May 22nd, 2005

Well, this season is supposed to be Star Wars season, and I’m supposed to stop watching anime for a while because of all the hype (ex. rewatching the rest of the old and new trilogy), but oh well…

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What made Sasuke and Anakin similar?
– They’re sorta chosen ones.
– They’re cool-looking, in that fangirls may react the same way once he appears on-screen. (kyaa Sasuke! kyaa Hayden!)
– They’re powerful in the worlds of their own respective franchises.
– They took the path to darkness.

However, the circumstances to which they took the dark path are somewhat different.
– Sasuke wants more power to avenge the death of his family and the rest of Uchiha, by killing his own brother.
– Anakin wants more power to somehow save his wife Padme from his nightmares of her dying at child birth.

Sasuke wants revenge but Anakin simply wants her loved ones to live. So, does that give Anakin enough reason to turn over to the dark side of the Force? Does that make Sasuke only purely evil? Not quite.
– While Sasuke’s intentions seem unjustifiable, he still tries to make good on the rest, like not killing Naruto, or not sacrificing the lives of other people in achieving his goals.
– Over the course of Anakin becoming Darth Vader, he grows from being merely protective of Padme to being extremely delusional of his newfound power, to the point that the dark side has consumed him. He even forgot his original intention of saving Padme’s life at one point, and many lives were sacrificed in achieving his goals.

So, what hope is left of these two dark heroes?
– Well, we haven’t seen too much Sasuke lately, but we still know there is good in him. Hopefully Naruto will bring him back and snap him out of his avenger mode.
– Well, if you have seen the old trilogy of Star Wars, you would know the answer to this. Let’s just say that good is still in Anakin/Darth Vader.

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5 Comments

Posted By: Marc On: May 22, 2005 At: 5:50 pm

Amazing analysis ; this is a good read ^__^ .

Posted By: Kristen On: June 29, 2005 At: 7:43 am

That was very interesting. I never would have thought of all that by myself.

Posted By: ollin On: November 12, 2005 At: 7:54 am

Wow. I’m pretty much one of the biggest Star Wars/Naruto fans I know of, and you still got one up on me.

Posted By: Sami On: November 12, 2005 At: 6:58 pm

Wow, that was a really good analysis and quite well thought out.. I love Sasuke, lol. Hayden is far more evil than Sasuke though..shame, I like bad boys. Kyaa Sasuke! I wish Naruto would show on tv here..but it doesn’t come to Australia till 2006.

Posted By: SAKURA On: December 27, 2005 At: 4:48 am

SASUKE I LOVE YOU n_n

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