The Unifying Force
Jedi in Search of a Purpose
“It’s as if I’m walking around in a circle, circling around the goal I want. Sometimes it seems as if I need to be alone, and others I’m thrust into the heroic mold that has shaped and consumed Uncle Luke. I know there are other approaches, but I don’t know if they are right for me.”
“Sounds like you’re trying to plot a course without knowing what your final destination is.”
“You said you were circling your goal, but you never defined it. You never said what it was.”
―Jacen Solo and Anakin Solo
With parents like Leia Organa Solo and her husband Han, there was little chance the Jacen Solo or his twin sister, Jaina, would grow up to be anything short of extraordinary. Born in 9 ABY, Jacen Solo spent most of his early years as the target of various kidnapping plots and schemes against his famous parents. When he was thirteen, he and his twin sister Jaina began attending the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4, where their uncle Luke Skywalker taught them the ways of the Force. While training, he and his friends defeated numerous plots against the New Republic.Now 16 years old, Jacen is growing into a philosopher who struggles with the idea of employing violence to fight violence. Solo is currently embroiled in a personal crisis, wondering if being a Jedi is truly his calling in life.