How was Luke an awesome Jedi Master? Even with training he got his ass kicked by Vader and Palpatine.
ANH: Oh, let's say a day.
ESB: Six months? This might allow for any guidance Kenobi's spirit may have intermittently imparted onto Luke between ANH and ESB (again, speculation, which I'm not sure is supported by EU?).
ROTJ (or the period between ESB and ROTJ): Two-three years.
So - roughly two and a half to three and a half years training, most of which would have been intensive, and under a legendary Jedi Master - does that seem about right?
Isn't there a year between ESB and ROTJ, though, presumably in which Luke does receive further training from Yoda?
Uhhhh... Luke got a brief overview of the force from Obi-Wan when they first meet, a session with the light saber during the trip to Alderaan, and some hang time with Yoda, that couldn't have amounted to more than a couple hours. Not exactly the years of trading that we're told is required to truly master the force.
"the moment Luke meets Obi-Wan to the time he leaves Dagobah for Bespin"
It's not good filmmaking to spend an entire movie making your main character "mysterious" which by definition makes her impossible to relate to. That's an epic screenwriting fail.
*Luke is an expert survivalist living on his own in Tatooine. He isn't subservient to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. He loyally waits for a lost companion to return.
Luke steals R2-D2 from a Tusken Raider on a Bantha who has captured R2-D2. The Tusken just watches and rides away.
Luke can understand everything R2-D2 says. C-3PO is written out since he's not needed to translate.
R2-D2 follows Luke around obediently instead of running away and generally just thinks Luke's awesome.
Luke meets Obi-Wan and tells him he's just a nobody and didn't even know the Force was real.
Obi-Wan hands Luke his father's saber and then disappears from the movie. No training required.
Luke experiences a "vision" upon touching the saber for unexplained reasons. Magic lightsaber?
Luke enters the Cantina and knocks down Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan with a stick when they threaten him.
Luke finds the Falcon with only Chewie inside as TIE Fighters start bombing the area. He jumps in and flies it with some wild maneuvers through Beggar's Canyon while Chewie works the gun port. They destroy the TIEs and return to get Han.
Chewie is injured while running from Stormtroopers to get to the Falcon and Luke takes over as co-pilot.
Luke fixes the Falcon's malfunctions by himself before Han can figure out what to do.
Han is so impressed with Luke that by the time they get to the remains of Alderaan, he offers Luke a permanent job.
They sneak into the back door of the Death Star unnoticed and somehow instantly find Leia's cell.
Luke uses the Jedi Mind Trick on the guards at Leia's cell to get inside. (First time the Jedi Mind Trick appears in the movie.)
Leia says Luke is amazing, thanks him and won't stop talking about wanting to run away with him and devote herself to helping him. Luke is not interested and says he just wants to be friends.
Han somehow instantly finds the head Stormtrooper Commander and says he'll kill him if he doesn't shut down the tractor beam. The Stormtrooper Commander complies and they throw him in the trash compactor
Darth Vader finds the heroes. Luke watches as Han Solo confronts Darth Vader and is killed.
Luke attacks Darth Vader and holds his own. He drops his saber but he is able to Force grab it before Vader can. (First time Force grab is seen in the movie.)
Vader offers to train Luke. Luke lands several blows on Vader and cuts off his hand while remaining unscathed and Vader collapses in a heap.
But there is an explosion that ruptures the platform between them and Luke must join Leia, Chewie and R2 back on the Falcon.
Meanwhile, Wedge leads a small squad to do a bombing run on the Death Star. He easily hits the target without facing much resistance or even thinking about it much and the Death Star blows up.
Luke officially joins the Rebellion at the end of the movie and is instantly selected to pilot a ship on a vital mission they've been waiting years to do. Their best pilot who just blew up the Death Star, Wedge, is passed over.
Luke flies T-16s and it's established he's not such a bad pilot. Plus he inherited some piloting skill from his father, the best star pilot in the galaxy.
Can Jawas not defend their own droids? Of course they can, with guns. If you're on a giant animal, you can direct the animal to chase a human being.
Luke interacted with droids ALL THE TIME on his farm, yet couldn't talk to them. That kind of silly crap only happens in nonsense, kiddie sci-fi.
established that Rey, like Luke, said she didn't know about the Force. That begs the question of how she learns the Force powers out of nowhere, unlike Luke, who trained.
Luke was saved from being shot down by several other pilots including Han. He also wasn't picked to lead the Death Star assault.
Other SUPORIOR pilots were and attempted firing into the exhaust port before him.
If objects magically call to you that have no effect on anyone else, you might be a Mary Sue
Did the aliens Rey knocked down not also have to scavenge and defend themselves their whole lives? Why is she powerful enough to take out two of them with a stick?
Almost" crashing doesn't count.
If you almost crash a ship and then are sent to pilot it later that day on the most important mission in years for the Resistance even when they have experienced pilots like Poe, you might be a Mary Sue.
Han gave Luke a lot of hell until he actually got to know him and see he could fight. Characters are supposed to become friendly as the movie wraps up, not instantly at the beginning when they first meet.
"Layout" didn't help them find Phasma or especially Rey. It was sheer magic that they ended up in the same location on a space station 10 times the size of the DS
uke had 3 years to study the Force before he pulled out the saber. And we don't know what Obi-Wan's spirit told him during that time. It's implied Luke pushed the torpedoes into the DS with the Force, so that is moving objects.
You clearly don't understand what a Mary Sue is. When every other character loves you instantly, you're a Mary Sue
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