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SOG: 63 | +/-: 6
When Erik Karlsson was lost for the season, fantasy owners felt a great disturbance in the force similar to the one that Obi-wan experienced when the Galactic Empire destroyed the planet Alderaan in Episode IV: A New Hope.
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force," Kenobi says in the aftermath of that cinematic event. "I fear something terrible has happened."