Indulge my plotbunnies, they get crazy sometimes….
So. Here’s a Clone Wars/Rebels era crossover idea to snicker at. Genjyo Sanzo: Worst Jedi ever.
And yet the Temple probably couldn’t do anything because he demonstrates total lack of Attachment. These three idiots just keep… coming along with him.
Gojyo as a smuggler who really needed a ship. Hakkai as a Fallen Jedi, who hasn’t quite got himself out of using the Dark Side. (The Temple would Do Something about that, but Sanzo sits on him most of the time and the rest of the time they are up to their ears in Separatists and Hakkai vs. killer robots gets very interesting indeed.)
And Goku… oh, hell no, Sanzo’s not even going to try to explain Goku. Sanzo found Goku on a deserted part of a planet – deserted for damn good reason, apparently there was an old Sith compound there – and he has regretted it ever since.
The Sutra – obviously, it’s part of some other Force-sensitive order’s traditions. Likely one Koumyou stumbled on; I see the pair of them as part of the Jedi Archaeology Corps, before everything went to Palpatine in a handbasket.
Which might make Gyumaoh some kind of Sith Lord the Separatists/Empire are trying to revive….
Post Order 66, I so see Sanzo hiding his lightsaber and sticking to a blaster. The Rebellion doesn’t want anything to do with them. They leave chaos and destruction in their wake! They’re terrorists!
Pre Order 66… well, bunnies had this dialogue-snippet.
Master Windu: “That little monster is a Sith weapon.”
Yoda: “Your eyes you should open, Master Windu. A child, Goku is.”
Windu: “A child that could take down this entire Temple if that… thing comes off him.”
Yoda: “Under Sanzo’s care, restrained he will be.”
Windu: “…Did you read his last mission report?”
Yoda: “Indeed. And at the Separatists we have aimed him.”
Windu: “…Right. Not sending any other troops to that planet, they’d only get hurt.”
T’raa Saa: “Master Windu. It was gracious of you to release… Hakkai… from further treatment. But do you think it’s wise?”
Windu: “….I did what?”
Yoda: “Very subtle, Sanzo is. Very subtle….”