History ComicBook / XWingSeries

8th May '17 2:02:43 PM CountDorku
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** Both Lara Notsil and Dia Passik get their own breakdowns in ''Iron Fist'': Lara because of the whole double-agent thing, and Dia because of having to shoot Castin Donn (having been ''pretty'' sure he was dead, but not certain). Lara's is more drawn-out, Dia's more immediately catastrophic (to the point of attempting suicide).


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** Lara Notsil's breakdown includes having something like three different identities go to war in her head.
9th Apr '17 9:37:03 AM nombretomado
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** The "''Redemption'' Scenario" in ''Rogue Squadron'' is based on an [[ThatOneLevel infamous level]] in the [[VideoGame/XWing PC game]], which also later appeared in the ''RogueSquadron'' game for the N64.

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** The "''Redemption'' Scenario" in ''Rogue Squadron'' is based on an [[ThatOneLevel infamous level]] in the [[VideoGame/XWing PC game]], which also later appeared in the ''RogueSquadron'' ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game for the N64.
5th Apr '17 7:56:58 AM MarsJenkar
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** Hallis Saper. Her initial stated reasons for wearing "Whitecap" (A 3PO droid's head with her holography equipment inside) were that 3PO droids were found to be reassuring to children. (Whitecap actually provoked other reactions in-universe; Wedge noted the creepiness of the setup.) [[spoiler:It turns out to be a cunning method of disguise; while she wore Whitecap, people paid attention to the droid head and not to Hallis's face. Hallis also had other, more covert methods of disguising her holography equipment, some of which were seen later on]].

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** Hallis Saper. Her initial stated reasons for wearing "Whitecap" (A 3PO droid's head with her holography equipment inside) were that 3PO droids were found to be reassuring to children. (Whitecap actually provoked other reactions in-universe; was an in-universe example of AccidentalNightmareFuel; Wedge noted the creepiness of the setup.setup, and it got mentioned later as well.) [[spoiler:It turns out to be a cunning method of disguise; while she wore Whitecap, people paid attention to the droid head and not to Hallis's face. Hallis also had other, more covert methods of disguising her holography equipment, some of which were seen later on]].


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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Subverted with Kell. While inside a building during an escape in ''Solo Command'', he notes a metal support column. Face, knowing that Kell's main role is [[StuffBlowingUp Demolitions]], informs Kell that blowing up the building with them inside it is a bad idea. Kell replies that wasn't the idea; he wanted to use the column as a makeshift antenna to signal Rogue Squadron for help.
19th Mar '17 11:55:58 AM nombretomado
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** Averted. Bail Antilles, the Alderaanian captain killed by Lord Vader in ''ANewHope'', happened to be the former owner of the Wraith's quartermaster, one of the droids aboard ship. He's pleased to be serving another of the same name, though they aren't related, and he hopes he has better luck. It's implied that "Antilles" in ''Franchise/StarWars'' is like "Smith", a rather common last name. For example, there's a Jedi named Jon Antilles (his real name is unknown, with the alias being chosen apparently to be as generic as possible).

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** Averted. Bail Antilles, the Alderaanian captain killed by Lord Vader in ''ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', happened to be the former owner of the Wraith's quartermaster, one of the droids aboard ship. He's pleased to be serving another of the same name, though they aren't related, and he hopes he has better luck. It's implied that "Antilles" in ''Franchise/StarWars'' is like "Smith", a rather common last name. For example, there's a Jedi named Jon Antilles (his real name is unknown, with the alias being chosen apparently to be as generic as possible).
9th Mar '17 2:34:37 AM GuyIncog
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* BarBrawl: ''Iron Fist'' features a ZanyScheme where two Wraiths start a bar fight with some off-duty soldiers so that other Wraiths disguised as military police can arrest the drunk and disorderly soldiers, and thus get waved through the gate of their base when they show up at the gate in the role of [=MPs=] escorting the drunken losers of the fight to the provost for punishment. The fact that the Wraiths consider starting a bar fight to be a perfectly sensible way of starting a covert operation says a lot about them.

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* BarBrawl: Staged twice in ''Iron Fist'' features Fist''. At the very beginning of the story, Zsinj's operatives start one involving the Wraiths so that other agents posing as [=MPs=] can capture or kill them. This plan is later adapted by the Wraiths into a ZanyScheme where two Wraiths to start a bar fight with some off-duty soldiers Imperials, so that other Wraiths disguised as military police can arrest the drunk and disorderly soldiers, soldiers... and thus get waved through the gate of their base when they show up at the gate in the role guise of [=MPs=] escorting the drunken losers of the fight to the provost for punishment. brig. The fact that the Wraiths consider starting a bar fight to be a perfectly sensible way of starting a covert operation infiltrating an Imperial base says a lot about them.


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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Castin Donn, established early in ''Iron Fist'' as having a [[FantasticRacism deep-seated loathing of alien species]] due to his upbringing, ultimately meets his end trying to rescue one of the non-human victims of Zsinj's experiments. However, the other Wraiths know only that he was caught after disobeying direct orders not to try and infiltrate Zsinj's flagship.
11th Feb '17 11:00:22 PM DustSnitch
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* HospitalSurprise: Wraith Squadron pilot Garik "Face" Loran is injured pretty badly when his X-wing is screwed up beyond repair by enemy laser fire. His behavior and the little detail we're given as to the exact nature of his injuries lead us to believe he's dying, but then he wakes up in the hospital at the end.
29th Jan '17 6:48:13 PM vn70072
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While the [[SyntheticPlague Krytos plague]] ''severely'' strained the New Republic, it is estimated that the outbreak was not as bad as it could have been due to the fact that the virus debilitates and kills its victims so quickly that its ability to spread person to person among effected species is limited.
16th Jan '17 11:58:18 AM SSJMagus
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* TheSyndicate: Black Sun plays a role in Stackpole's run of X-wing novels as a third party in the Galactic Civil War: both the New Republic and the Empire try to enlist kingpin Flirry Vorru in their campaign against the other side, [[spoiler:only to have it blow up in their faces]].

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* TheSyndicate: Black Sun plays a role in Stackpole's run of X-wing novels as a third party in the Galactic Civil War: both the New Republic and the Empire try to enlist kingpin Flirry Fliry Vorru in their campaign against the other side, [[spoiler:only to have it blow up in their faces]].





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\n* YouWouldntShootMe: When Iella Wessiri is holding Fliry Vorru at gunpoint after thwarting his escape attempt from Thyferra, he confidently states that he's familiarized himself with all of Wedge's group and knows she wouldnt kill an unarmed man who's already surrendered. Iella agrees that she wouldn't. [[SubvertedTrope But points out that her companion has no such compunctions, and hands the blaster to Elscol Loro.]] [[spoiler:[[ZigZaggedTrope Iella had in fact switched the blaster to "stun" before doing so, to guarantee that Vorru would in fact be captured alive.]]]]

10th Jan '17 4:16:10 PM Bissek
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* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: The Wraiths avoid a face to face meeting with some of Zsinj's men by infecting them with a contagious disease while on shore leave, so that they have to quarantine themselves. The moral issues of bio warfare (made more severe by the shadow of Isard's Krytos plague in the previous series) are evaded by Phanan deliberately selecting a disease that, while highly unpleasant, is rarely lethal given access to a proper medical facility and works its way of the victim's system in a week or two.

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* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: The Wraiths avoid a face to face meeting with some of Zsinj's men by infecting them with a contagious disease while on shore leave, so that they have to quarantine themselves. The moral issues of bio warfare (made more severe by the shadow of Isard's Krytos plague in the previous series) are evaded by Phanan deliberately selecting a disease that, while highly unpleasant, is rarely lethal given access to a proper medical facility and works its way out of the victim's system in a week or two.
9th Dec '16 5:00:07 PM Bissek
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* ZanyScheme: The Wraiths are a unit designed for the purpose of creating and implementing them that GoesHorriblyRight.

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* ZanyScheme: The Wraiths are a unit designed for the purpose of creating and implementing them that GoesHorriblyRight.GoneHorriblyRight.
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