in-depth . . .
Write-ups concerning Jacen that came into my brain out of boredom. I'm sure there are more floating around somewhere, maybe one day I'll actually type them out.
jacen and the color green . . .
Green is an important color when it comes to Jacen. Here's why. XDDDD Now you'll also get to learn why I named the site the way I did.
sources: one & two
jealousy, envy - renewal, life:
"Green is a dualistic color. It can represent envy, evil, and trickery, and/or growth, renewal, and life, as lush vegetation. In Arthurian legend the green knight slew all who attempted to cross his bridge, until he was killed by Arthur. In this respect green can be seen as death's unbiased nature and the slaying of the naive."
Jacen doesn't strike me as the jealous type in any of the books he appears in. Some might think he holds some envy for his little brother, Anakin, who is hailed to have potential to be one of the greatest Jedi's ever. Some also might think he holds a jealous grudge against his twin sister, Jaina, who flys for Rogue Squadron (among many other squadrons) and is now a Major. But really, even if he is a bit jealous, he still loves them both. XP
The flip side to the dualistic nature of the color also shows in Jacen's character. He pretty much adores almost every living thing. And after Traitor, some say he's like a new person. Being on Yuuzhan'tar and learning from the Yuuzhan Vong and Vergere taught him many things about himself and the Force. So when he went back, you could say he was a new man.
This is where green really comes into play with Jacen. Jacen's lightsaber is green, number one. Number two? He's a nature buff. Throughout the Young Jedi Knights series, he's seen collecting various crazy little animals from many different places. He has a collection of animals and plants he's gathered. He's usually seen feeding them, playing with them or showing them off to Jaina, Tenel Ka and Lowie... who don't really pay attention. >_< Jacen cares about living things no matter what they are. That's why he's so hesitant to use the ALPHA RED on the Yuuzhan Vong in Destiny's Way --- Yuuzhan Vong are living creatures... and not all of them are bad. They're just taught that way.
So giving him a green lightsaber was ultimately a VERY good choice, seeing as how the color defines Jacen's attitide towards many things.
And now you know why I named the site the way I did. Viridity basically means "greenness" --- ^_^
jacen and his brother anakin . . .
Anakin and Jacen love each other yet they get into many spats throughout the series. Here's some info on how they argued and how they felt, etc.
The brothers sit on opposite sides of the spectrum in the matter of the Force.
Anakin thinks the force should be used like a tool --- like a hammer. ^_^ Anakin thinks that the force should be used all the time for just about everything while Jacen thinks it should be used only where needed. Not for evil... and to HELP. While Anakin Solo is more like their grandfather, Anakin Skywalker --- Jacen Solo is more like his Uncle Luke.
In many instances, they're seen arguing. One that stands out is in Star by Star, during the battle meld. One of the strike team members, a bith named Ulaha Kore, is getting maimed and tortured by a voxyn. Anakin sends a message to Jacen through the battle meld, telling him to tell Ulaha to react a certain way. Jacen doesn't get the whole message and he tells Ulaha [through the battle meld] to use what she has left of her strength to attack. Ulaha attacks and gets herself hurt even more. And that causes Anakin to get angry at Jacen. O_O There are many times when Anakin wonders if he should've let Jacen come along with the strike team. ...and that's only one instance.
Anakin does look up to Jacen though. In Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse, Jacen and Anakin are at Centerpoint Station --- Anakin can activate the station and the brothers are debating whether or not to use it against the Yuuzhan Vong. It's a critcial point in the battle and they have no time to lose... that's when Anakin starts panicing. He looks to Jacen for advice. Jacen doesn't think Anakin should use it [being the semi-pacifist he is] so Anakin doesn't.
After Anakin dies, Jacen gets captured by the Yuuzhan Vong and taken to the YV homeworld of Yuuzhan'tar. Jacen has a lot of time to think about the death of his brother. He sees apparations of him [a la Yoda/Luke] and he speaks to the apparation. He chases it throughout the overgrown world that used to be Coruscant. One of the strongest scenes in Traitor is when he's sitting in his old living room that's been run over by Yuuzhan Vong "greenery" --- and he's thinking about his family and his brother. Cobwebs gather on him as he continues to wonder what's going to become of him.
Overall, Anakin and Jacen get in many arguments about many different things but they love each other. XD