History Awesome / TheThrawnTrilogy

4th Nov '16 11:38:23 AM ErikModi
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* Leia learning the truth about when the battle that ravaged the Noghri homeworld actually took place. Her whole time there, she's heard the maitrakh address Khabarakh as "thirdson," and assumes this means "third-born son." Then Leia and the Noghri are reflecting on motherhood in general, when the maitrakh notes that she sent all four of her sons to the Empire's wars, three of them died far from home, and the fourth returned home a cripple who died shortly afterward. [[EurekaMoment Suddenly, Leia realizes]] that "thirdson" can't mean third-born, since all the maitrakh's sons are dead, and the maitrakh confirms "thirdson" means "son of my son of my firstson." Then Leia asks how long ago the battle was, and the reply is ''forty-four years.'' [[{{Understatment}} Leia is somewhat upset,]] since she and Chewie has placed the amount of arable land the Noghri have as being the result of about ''eight'' years of decontamination work. Though the exact numbers are somewhat undermined by the Prequels establishing the Clone Wars happened only thirty or so years ago, and Anakin Skywalker never could have come to the Noghri as Darth Vader during them, it's still a chilling moment, and Leia's immediate quest fueled by righteous anger to reveal the Empire's treachery is breathtaking to behold.

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* Leia learning the truth about when the battle that ravaged the Noghri homeworld actually took place. Her whole time there, she's heard the maitrakh address Khabarakh as "thirdson," and assumes this means "third-born son." Then Leia and the Noghri are reflecting on motherhood in general, when the maitrakh notes that she sent all four of her sons to the Empire's wars, three of them died far from home, and the fourth returned home a cripple who died shortly afterward. [[EurekaMoment Suddenly, Leia realizes]] that "thirdson" can't mean third-born, since all the maitrakh's sons are dead, and the maitrakh confirms "thirdson" means "son of my son of my firstson." Then Leia asks how long ago the battle was, and the reply is ''forty-four years.'' [[{{Understatment}} [[{{Understatement}} Leia is somewhat upset,]] since she and Chewie has placed the amount of arable land the Noghri have as being the result of about ''eight'' years of decontamination work. Though the exact numbers are somewhat undermined by the Prequels establishing the Clone Wars happened only thirty or so years ago, and Anakin Skywalker never could have come to the Noghri as Darth Vader during them, it's still a chilling moment, and Leia's immediate quest fueled by righteous anger to reveal the Empire's treachery is breathtaking to behold.
4th Nov '16 11:37:56 AM ErikModi
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-->"An hour later, it was all over."

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-->"An hour later, it was all over.""
* Leia learning the truth about when the battle that ravaged the Noghri homeworld actually took place. Her whole time there, she's heard the maitrakh address Khabarakh as "thirdson," and assumes this means "third-born son." Then Leia and the Noghri are reflecting on motherhood in general, when the maitrakh notes that she sent all four of her sons to the Empire's wars, three of them died far from home, and the fourth returned home a cripple who died shortly afterward. [[EurekaMoment Suddenly, Leia realizes]] that "thirdson" can't mean third-born, since all the maitrakh's sons are dead, and the maitrakh confirms "thirdson" means "son of my son of my firstson." Then Leia asks how long ago the battle was, and the reply is ''forty-four years.'' [[{{Understatment}} Leia is somewhat upset,]] since she and Chewie has placed the amount of arable land the Noghri have as being the result of about ''eight'' years of decontamination work. Though the exact numbers are somewhat undermined by the Prequels establishing the Clone Wars happened only thirty or so years ago, and Anakin Skywalker never could have come to the Noghri as Darth Vader during them, it's still a chilling moment, and Leia's immediate quest fueled by righteous anger to reveal the Empire's treachery is breathtaking to behold.
29th Jul '16 5:37:09 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Even better, when the plan is foiled by Lando's intervention, Captain Pellaeon waits in trepidation to see how Thrawn will react to seeing his work undone... and Thrawn calmly orders an immediate, well-ordered retreat. There isn't even any TranquilFury. He then gives Pellaeon a short-but-sweet speech about [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to fold 'em]], solidifying himself as one of the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains in all of fiction.

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*** Even better, when the plan is foiled by Lando's intervention, Captain Pellaeon waits in trepidation to see how Thrawn will react to seeing his work undone... and Thrawn calmly orders an immediate, well-ordered retreat. There isn't even any TranquilFury. He then gives Pellaeon a short-but-sweet speech about [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to fold 'em]], solidifying himself as one of the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy clever villains in all of fiction.
9th Jun '16 9:09:27 AM Peridonyx
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* When Thrawn uses his [[UnSorcerer ysalamir]] to NoSell C'boath's Force Lightning. The latter's reaction to a {{Muggle}} somehow managing to stand toe-to-toe with him like that is priceless.

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* When Thrawn uses his [[UnSorcerer ysalamir]] Ysalamir]] to NoSell C'boath's Force Lightning. The latter's reaction to a {{Muggle}} somehow managing to stand toe-to-toe with him like that is just priceless.
4th Feb '16 7:35:09 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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--->'''Thrawn:''' This is a setback, Captain, nothing more.
3rd Dec '15 5:18:44 PM Peridonyx
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* When Thrawn uses his [[UnSorcerer ysalamir]] to NoSell C'boath's Force Lightning. The latter's reaction to a {{Muggle}} somehow managing to stand toe-to-toe with him like that is priceless.
7th Nov '15 3:03:46 PM lightningpastry
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** Awesome because it's the true start of Mara's complete break from the Emperor, because she finally sees through the lies he built around her to control her, even from beyond the grave. And because it demonstrates clearly the unshakeable faith the Noghri have in Luke and Leia.

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** Awesome because it's the true start of Mara's complete break from the Emperor, because she finally sees through the lies he built around her to control her, even from beyond the grave. And because it demonstrates clearly the unshakeable faith the Noghri have in Luke and Leia.Leia.
* The very first scene of ''Heir to the Empire.'' Thrawn gets ambushed by a task force that seriously outnumbers him. He sacrifices a TIE fighter to gain some information, then calmly explains his plan to Captain Pellaeon. Timothy Zahn doesn't even bother describing the actual battle, aside from a single line to end the chapter:
-->"An hour later, it was all over."
11th Aug '15 8:15:30 PM ErikModi
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* It's offscreen, but Yoda's fight with the Dark Jedi was pretty clearly this.

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* It's offscreen, but Yoda's fight with the Dark Jedi was pretty clearly this.this.
* Mara learning the truth about the Emperor's Last Command:
-->'''Mara''': Who's this "son of Vader" you're expecting to show up and help us?
-->'''Noghri''': He travels with you. You serve him, as do we.
-->'''Mara''': You mean. . . ''Skywalker?''
-->'''Noghri''': You did not know?
** Awesome because it's the true start of Mara's complete break from the Emperor, because she finally sees through the lies he built around her to control her, even from beyond the grave. And because it demonstrates clearly the unshakeable faith the Noghri have in Luke and Leia.
24th Apr '15 1:02:01 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Even better, when the plan is foiled by Lando's intervention, Captain Pellaeon waits in trepidation to see how Thrawn will react to seeing his work undone... and Thrawn calmly orders an immediate, well-ordered retreat. There isn't even any TranquilFury. He then gives Pellaeon a short-but-sweet speech about [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to fold 'em]], solidifying himself as one of the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains in all of fiction.
30th Apr '14 6:38:18 AM Kvaseren
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** Thrawn has two cloaked Carrack cruisers towed into position just under where a planet's planetary shield will be when it's switched on. He then openly comes in with the ''Chimaera'' and they raise the shields. He fires at the parts of the shield that the hidden cruisers are situated under and gets Joruus C'baoth to use his Jedi powers to communicate through the cloak so the crews of the ships fire at the planet exactly in time with the ''Chimaera''`s shots hitting the shield. From the planet's perspective, it looks like the ''Chimaera'' has a new superweapon capable of passing straight through they shield, and they promptly surrender.

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** Thrawn has two cloaked Carrack cruisers towed into position just under where a planet's planetary shield will be when it's switched on. He then openly comes in with the ''Chimaera'' and they raise the shields. He fires at the parts of the shield that the hidden cruisers are situated under and gets Joruus C'baoth to use his Jedi powers to communicate through the cloak so the crews of the ships fire at the planet exactly in time with the ''Chimaera''`s shots hitting the shield. From the planet's perspective, it looks like the ''Chimaera'' has a new superweapon capable of passing straight through they their shield, and they promptly surrender.
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