The Philosophy of Darth Traya: Lord of Betrayal - A Critical Examination of Star Wars

18 Sep 2021


The character Kreia from the game Knights of the Old Republic 2 is arguably one of the greatest female characters in gaming. However, despite her fame, much of her philosophy has been misunderstood due to the puzzling manner in which the game presents her backstory and motives. This video will serve both as an examination of Kreia's philosophy and her criticisms of the Star Wars universe as a whole. Chris Avellone famously said in an interview that Knights of the Old Republic 2 was meant to question everything there had to be questioned about Star Wars. This video will be answering those questions.This video has been five months in the making.0:00 - Introduction2:28 - The Jedi Code3:56 - Jedi/Buddhist Philosophy comparison5:10 - The Sith Code6:24 - Nietzsche/Sith Philosophy Comparison7:10 - The Duality of Kreia8:25 - Atris's Path mirroring Kreia's Past9:49 - Arren Kae's "Fall" from the Jedi Order11:30 - Darth Traya's Origins12:50 - Why Jedi Keep Falling to the Dark Side17:50 - Anakin's Example19:50 - Jolee Bindo's Rejection of Traditional Jedi teaching21:05 - Luke's Conflict with the Code21:52 - The Self-Destruction of Altruism24:30 - On Jedi Training Children 26:20 - The Sith's Repeating Pattern27:10 - Yuthura Ban's Story29:12 - Anakin's Emotional Entrapment32:18 - Master Morality34:58 - The Emptiness of Revenge37:50 - What Defines Kreia?39:40 - The Ithorians vs Czerka Corporation 43:10 - Kreia's Iconic parable on Kindness/Cruelty47:00 - Nar Shadda's Lessons in Manipulation55:11 - A Lesson in Strength and Power1:02:52 - Kreia's Motivation1:04:47 - Jolee Bindo's parable of Master Hortath1:07:12 - The Jedi Masters' Judgment of the Exile1:09:02 - Kreia's Judgment of the Jedi Masters1:09:34 - The Revelation of Atris' Fall1:10:50 - Jedi/Sith Similarities1:12:20 - Lightsabers' Symbolic Colours1:13:50 - Corruption of the Dark Side1:14:56 - The Weaknesses of Dependence on the Force1:22:03 - Master Morality vs Slave Morality1:26:00 - Why Kreia Hates the Force1:28:53 - Free Will/Choice vs Fate/Destiny1:35:42 - An Unsettling Recurrence of Events1:37:00 - Kreia's Grand Schemes1:41:28 - Name Symbolism1:42:48 - The Significance of the Exile and Malachor1:49:28 - Kreia's Final Wish1:50:52 - Luke's Original Purpose1:51:44 - Conclusion

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