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28th Nov '17 11:42:32 PM Ares101
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* C'baoth gets plenty of impressive moments throughout the series as well. While Thrawn was able to talk him down from it, C'baoth did manage to simultaneously take over over 3,000 members of the ''Chimera'''s crew, placing the entire Star Destroyer under his mental command. Other feats include coordinating military strikes across galactic distances, showing that C'boath's mastery of the mental aspects of the Force were great indeed. By the end of the trilogy, he's being compared to the Emperor in terms of power and ability.



* 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.'' [[{{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.

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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.'' [[{{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.behold.
* Luke Skywalker is a walking MomentofAwesome. While he often gets overlooked due to the series introducing fan-favorites Thrawn and Mara-Jade, Luke continues to show why he's the hero of the series.
** Despite repeated attempts directed by Thrawn personally, Luke is one person the Empire never manages to capture. And while Leia also managed to escape repeated capture attempts, she always had Han, Chewie or the Noghri to help her, and Thrawn never personally lead the capture attempt. Luke was alone save for R2 and his X-Wing, and Thrawn used the full resources of a Star Destroyer to try and capture Luke, only for both attempts to fail.
** When Luke finally decides to stop holding back, almost no one can stand against him. The elite Noghri squad sent to capture him lasted only as long as Luke attempted to subdue them without hurting them. When time constraints forced him to use lethal force, they went down with little effort on his part.
** Luke is often able to end fights based on his presence alone. More than once a conflict ends simply because Luke Skywalker showed up, making everyone involved stand down.
** Luke takes out an entire Storm Trooper detachment and the troop transport they were on by dropping a multi-ton archway on top of them. What others acknowledge as even more impressive is that he did that without using the Force, since he was inside of a Ysalamir Anti-Force bubble at the time. Even the normally unflappable Talon Karrde was almost rendered speechless when he saw the results.
--> '''Karrde''': "One man did all of this?"
** Luke is able to settle a dispute between two aliens, earning the respect of everyone involved. One of the aliens was a great admirer of the Jedi, and even when Luke makes a ruling against him, the alien accepts it as fair. Later, when C'boath forces Luke to take a position of leadership, Luke's decisions are much more fair and reasonable than C'boath's, showing Luke isn't as bad a mediator as he thinks.
** When dealing with an overwhelming number of Storm Troopers aboard one of the Katanna ships, Luke calmly tells the others that he'll handle it. How does he do so? By picking the location of the battle. He makes himself an obvious target, deflecting blaster bolts until all of the troopers are in the corridor he wants. Then he slashes a long gash in the ships wall, opening the hallway to the vacuum of space. The blast doors behind the troopers comes down, sealing them in, while Luke jumps backwards before the blast doors behind him close. Cue the Storm Troopers being sucked out to space.
** When Mara Jade is forced to eject from her starfighter, a glancing blast from an Ion Cannon disrupts the electronics of her escape rig, leaving her without a locator beacon for the other ships to find her and with quickly depleting life support. As the book says, it would be impossible for any ship to find her in the debris left over from the space battle. But for Luke it was "nothing at all".
** Luke generally has a low opinion of his skills and abilities with the Force, feeling that he's weaker and less skilled than Master Yoda or C'boath. Yet he only actually tests his Force Skills against C'boath once, during a Force 'tug of war' over the Clone Luuke's lightsaber. Luke is actually able to match C'boath evenly, and only loses eventually due to the pressure on his mind due to the clone's presence in the Force screwing with his mind.
** Likewise, Luke is able to fight evenly with his clone despite the clone's presence greatly impairing Luke's skill (due to the nature of flash-grown clones effect on the Force). It's implied that Luuke is actually being controlled by C'boath, so Luke essentially fighting C'boath in a copy of his own body, yet he not only holds his own, but would have won several times if not for the impairment or C'boath essentially cheating. And even then, he's able to use the surroundings to sucker the clone into a fatal mistake that leaves it open for Mara to kill it.
** Luke is able to help Mara take down C'boath, not through any use of lightsaber skill or massive display of power, but by using the right amount of power in a small but intelligent fashion. Rather than get into a Force duel with C'boath, Luke simply undoes the restraints on Karrde's pet Vornskers, dangerous predators who target aggressive Force users, and watch as the Vornskers attack C'boath, distracting C'boath so that Mara can once again go in for the kill.
** Luke and Mara manage to break Karrde out of an Imperial Star Destroyer, right out from under Thrawn's nose, with nothing but the skills Mara and Luke personally bring to the table.
** Several times Luke is rendered powerless throughout the trilogy, but is never shown as being weak or helpless. He escapes from Karrde on his own, uses some quick thinking to talk Mara into sparing him and R2 due to their usefulness, manages to defeat a wild Vornsker without the Force (and hold it off initially without his lightsaber), and then there's the aforementioned DroppedABridgeOnHim with the Storm Troopers.
** Luke's patience, kindness and compassion with Mara eventually turn the woman who hated him and wanted to kill him into a close friend, and then later [[RelationshipUpgrade his wife]].
8th Aug '17 2:04:46 PM ErikModi
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*** Interestingly, the New Republic's count of total "cloaked" tractor beam firings is accurate. . . Thrawn the ships in his task force managed fire the tractor beams (real and faked) 237 times, and the New Republic counted 237 tractor beam firings during the battle. But they still can't be certain they didn't miss any during the battle, and they quickly surmise that Thrawn wouldn't have squandered the resources 300 cloaking shields would take, so they know he's using a smaller number. They just don't know what, specifically, that smaller number is.
27th Apr '17 10:26:05 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Thrawn's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to C'baoth when C'baoth seizes control of the minds of the ''Chimaera''`s crew.

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* Thrawn's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to C'baoth when C'baoth seizes control of the minds of the ''Chimaera''`s ''Chimaera'''s crew.
26th Jan '17 2:31:34 PM GoblinCipher
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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 just priceless.

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* When Thrawn uses his [[UnSorcerer [[AntiMagic 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 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.
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