It's another time when I come across this sort of conditional and can't understand why there is a past simple in the "if" clause. Shouldn't there be a past perfect (hadn't been killed)? Here's the sentence:
"But if the family wasn't killed, maybe he'd never have left."
Star Wars context: As probably most of you know, Luke's "parents" were killed by stormtroopers in A New Hope. In one of the recent Darth Vader comics, he goes to a place where that happened.
Here is the picture:
The dialogue in this scene goes like this:
Panel 1: I guess it's an irony. If the boy was here when the jackboot came down, the Empire would still have a Death Star...
Panel 2: ...But if the family wasn't killed, maybe he'd never have left.
Panel 3: Revenge is one hell of a motivator.