History Awesome / TheThrawnTrilogy

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.
20th Mar '14 12:05:44 PM Tdwalls
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--> "It's a minimum of five days to Coruscant from here," Thrawn said coldly. "Five days during which you'll have to maintain your control of the Chimaera's thirty-seven thousand crewers. Longer, of course, if you intend for them to actually fight at the end of that voyage. And if you intend for us to arrive with any support craft, that figure of thirty-seven thousand will increase rather steeply... I merely present the problems you and the Force will have to solve if you continue with this course of action. For instance, do you know where the Coruscant sector fleet is based, or the number and types of ships making it up? Have you thought about how you will neutralize Coruscant's orbital battle stations and ground-based systems? Do you know who is in command of the planet's defenses at present, and how he or she is likely to deploy the available forces? Have you considered Coruscant's energy field? Do you know how best to use the strategic and tactical capabilities of an Imperial Star Destroyer?"
29th Aug '13 8:48:10 AM ZarbiNerada
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** To neutralise Coruscant, Thrawn has 22 asteroids fitted with cloaking shields, then brings a fleet of ships into orbit of the planet and has them use their tractor beams to fling the cloaked asteroids into orbit. But he also has them run a power surge through their tractor beam emitters many dozen more times (which, as the asteroids are invisible, is indistinguishable to the New Republic from launching a real asteroid). The result is that Coruscant can't risk lowering its planetary shield in case an asteroid hits, but has no idea exactly how many asteroids were launched, [[ParanoiaFuel so has no way of knowing if it's accounted for them all or not]].

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** To neutralise Coruscant, Thrawn has 22 asteroids fitted with cloaking shields, then brings a fleet of ships into orbit of the planet and has them use their tractor beams to fling the cloaked asteroids into orbit. But he also has them run a power surge through their tractor beam emitters many dozen more times (which, as the asteroids are invisible, is indistinguishable to the New Republic from launching a real asteroid). The result is that Coruscant can't risk lowering its planetary shield in case an asteroid hits, but has no idea exactly how many asteroids were launched, [[ParanoiaFuel so has no way of knowing if it's accounted for them all or not]].not]].
* It's offscreen, but Yoda's fight with the Dark Jedi was pretty clearly this.
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