Tank's buddy

Dear Johnny Fanboy,

In the Star Wars graphic novel Rebellion - Volume 1: My Brother, My Enemy, Luke goes against Leia's wishes and heads off to rescue his old buddy Tank, who is employed by the Empire. Luke believes that Tank really wants to switch sides, but Leia thinks otherwise.

Without spoiling the twist, why is Luke unable to tell if his friend Tank is lying or telling the truth? Why does he just blunder into a confrontation that could prove to be deadly?


Tad Fillmore

Johnny Fanboy replies:

Since when was reading minds part of a Jedi's skills? I don't recall it. If it were, then surely Darth Vader would have been able to sense when Lando Calrissian was about to betray the Empire in Episode V. It's true that Jedi can sense the presence of other Jedi, but that's because they're sensing the power of the Force within them.

Even if there is such a thing as a Jedi mind-reading trick, this story is set between Episodes IV and V, when Luke's powers are not at their greatest. Since Tank is quite high up in the ranks, it could be that he is powerful enough to resist mind scans.

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