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Vader spared jail after attacking the founder of a Jedi church 星際大戰「維德」迷 打傷「絕地大師」

Boys look at Darth Vader at the Star Wars exhibition in Brussels on Feb. 15, 2008.
二月十五日,兩個男孩在布魯塞爾的星際大戰特展中望著達斯.維達。照片:法新社

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A British man who got plastered and then dressed up as Darth Vader and assaulted the founders of a Jedi “church” was given a suspended sentence last week.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, wore a garbage bag for a cape as he attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones — aka Master Jonba Hehol — with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head.

He also whacked Jones’ 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones — known as Master Mormi Hehol — bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones’ brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the main characters in the Star Wars films.

“We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh,” Barney Jones said. “But a lot of people do take it seriously.”

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

“Darth Vader! Jedis!” Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn’t remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 10 liter box of wine beforehand.

“He knows his behavior was wrong and didn’t want it to happen but he has no recollection of it,” said Hughes’ lawyer.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay £100 (NT$6,015) to each of his victims and £60 (NT$3,610) in court costs.

Hughes’ punishment was light compared to what the “real” Darth Vader had to endure. He had his hand chopped off by his son and was killed by deadly electricity bolts shot from the evil Emperor Palpatine’s hands.(AP)

OUT LOUD 對話練習

Roger: I think that girl is looking at me.

Tim: You mean the one pointing and laughing at you.

Roger: I bet she thinks I look strange.

Tim: News flash Captain Obvious: Of course she does! You’re dressed like a Wet Droid.

Roger: Thank you, Tim. It’s always a delight to speak to you.

羅傑:我覺得那個女孩在看我。

提姆:你說的是那個指著你笑的人嗎?

羅傑:我猜她覺得我看起來很怪異。

提姆:大觀察家新聞快報:她當然覺得你很奇怪!你穿得像星際大戰裡面的機器人一樣。

羅傑:謝謝你噢,提姆,和你聊天總是相當愉快。

Captain Obvious 大觀察家(反話)

Captain Obvious refers to a person who points out something that is self-evident. For example, “Thanks Captain Obvious, I wasn’t aware that the sun is hot.”

Captain Obvious」指的就是點出一個不言而喻的事實的人,例如:「謝啦,你還真是觀察入微啊,我才剛知道今天太陽很大呢」。


一位英國男子酒醉後,打扮成達斯.維達的樣子,跑去攻擊絕地「教會」的創立人。他在上週被判緩刑。

二十七歲的亞維.韋恩.修斯身穿垃圾袋做的斗篷,手持一根金屬手杖,攻擊了絕地教會的創立者巴尼.瓊斯的頭部(他自翊為喬巴.赫霍爾大師)。

檢察官表示,三月二十五日事發當天,他也用手杖猛打瓊斯十八歲的堂弟麥可.瓊斯(墨爾米.赫霍爾大師),並打傷了他的大腿。

這對堂兄弟和巴尼的弟弟丹尼爾,三人追隨《星際大戰》電影中主要角色的「絕地」信念,在去年創立了「絕地主義會之安格西爾教團」。

巴尼.瓊斯說:「有人可能會嘲笑我們,但我們都熱愛這部電影,以及電影中的精神,很多人和我們有相同的理念。」

攻擊事件發生時,這對堂兄弟本來在拍他們的光劍戰鬥,倒楣的修斯打人的畫面也因此被拍了下來。

修斯走向他們時大喊:「達斯.維德來也,絕地武士們!」

修斯宣稱他不記得攻擊事件,他在事前喝了大半瓶十公升裝的酒。

修斯的律師表示:「他知道他做錯事,而且並非蓄意如此,但是他實在是意識不清。」

該區法官安德魯.蕭判修斯兩個月有期徒刑,緩刑一年,及賠償每位受害者英鎊一百元(新台幣六千零十五元)和負擔法院費用英鎊六十元(新台幣三千六百一十元)。

和「真正的」達斯.維達的下場比起來,修斯受到的懲罰實在是小巫見大巫;達斯.維達最後被親生兒子砍斷一隻手,並死於邪惡的帝國皇帝白卜庭的強大電流下。(美聯社�翻譯:袁星塵)

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