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.
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?
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.