History ComicBook / XWingSeries

4th Sep '17 11:48:03 AM Ingonyama
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** ''Isard''. When one of her ship captain minions [[HeelFaceTurn betrays her]], her response is to order not just his death, but the death of his girlfriend's ''entire family''; a calmly delivered, easily missable line reveals that she started killing the families of all the ship's crew hours ago. Her management style was mocked in one of the later Wraith Squadron books by a more AffablyEvil villain, who noted that anyone who worked for a capricious psycho like Isard only had one of two things to look forward to: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, or YouHaveFailedMe.[[note]]Of course, Admiral Trigit, the Imp in question, is not much better. He's a BenevolentBoss as long as this are running smoothly, but when the chips are down, he's perfectly willing to sacrifice his Star Destroyer and everyone aboard to [[ItsAllAboutMe save his own sorry ass]].[[/note]]

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** ''Isard''. When one of her ship captain minions [[HeelFaceTurn betrays her]], her response is to order not just his death, but the death of his girlfriend's ''entire family''; a calmly delivered, easily missable line reveals that she started killing the families of all the ship's crew hours ago. Her management style was mocked in one of the later Wraith Squadron books by a more AffablyEvil villain, who noted that anyone who worked for a capricious psycho like Isard only had one of two things to look forward to: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, or YouHaveFailedMe.[[note]]Of course, Admiral Trigit, the Imp in question, is not much better. He's a BenevolentBoss as long as this things are running smoothly, but when the chips are down, he's perfectly willing to sacrifice his Star Destroyer and everyone aboard to [[ItsAllAboutMe save his own sorry ass]].[[/note]]



** In one novel, the Wraiths play a prank that convinces a cantina-full of people that [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Falynn_Sandskimmer Falynn]] was married to [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Voort_saBinring Piggy]]. Piggy [[WhatTheHellHero asks]] an ''extremely'' pissed-off Falynn if she would have been so upset if it were, say, her and Face? Surprisingly for this trope, she realizes she's being kind of an unwitting dick to Piggy, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming apologizes, and they agree walk out of the bar holding hands]].

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** In one novel, the Wraiths play a prank that convinces a cantina-full of people that [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Falynn_Sandskimmer Falynn]] was married to [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Voort_saBinring Piggy]]. Piggy [[WhatTheHellHero asks]] an ''extremely'' pissed-off Falynn if she would have been so upset if it were, say, her and Face? Surprisingly for this trope, she realizes she's being kind of an unwitting dick to Piggy, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming apologizes, and they agree to walk out of the bar holding hands]].



** Allston also fixes (with LampshadeHanging) a slight continuity error on Stackpole's part, where Corran Horn meets Han Solo for the first time in ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I Jedi]]'', despite having served on his ship during the Zsinj campaign several years earlier. Allston has the pilots have an InUniverse RunningGag that Horn and Solo are the same person, despite being completely diffent physically, because thanks to several coincidences they are never seen at the same time in the same room.

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** Allston also fixes (with LampshadeHanging) a slight continuity error on Stackpole's part, where Corran Horn meets Han Solo for the first time in ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I Jedi]]'', despite having served on his ship during the Zsinj campaign several years earlier. Allston has the pilots have an InUniverse RunningGag that Horn and Solo are the same person, despite being completely diffent different physically, because thanks to several coincidences they are never seen at the same time in the same room.
4th Sep '17 10:46:02 AM Ingonyama
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* EurekaMoment: In ''Wedge's Gamble'', after the initial plan to deactivate Coruscant's shields by taking control of the computer system ends in failure, the Rogues are trying to figure out another way before the invasion has to be called off. When it's mentioned that taking the planet by storm (ie a direct assault in which the shield is broken via orbital bombardment) would be a bloodbath and also leave it difficult at best to ''hold'' the planet afterward, Gavin responds with "That's it! We take the world by storm!" As in, create a giant thunderstorm that will knock out the shields from the inside.



** In ''Wedge's Gamble'', after the initial plan to deactivate Coruscant's shields by taking control of the computer system ends in failure, the Rogues are trying to figure out another way before the invasion has to be called off. When it's mentioned that taking the planet by storm (ie a direct assault in which the shield is broken via orbital bombardment) would be a bloodbath and also leave it difficult at best to ''hold'' the planet afterward, Gavin responds with "That's it! We take the world by storm!" As in, create a giant thunderstorm that will knock out the shields from the inside.
26th Aug '17 2:41:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Stackpole also namedrops a lot of species, events, and places established in other novels. Black Sun from ShadowsOfTheEmpire has a role, for example.

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** Stackpole also namedrops a lot of species, events, and places established in other novels. Black Sun from ShadowsOfTheEmpire Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire has a role, for example.
20th Aug '17 10:58:53 PM GrammarNavi
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--->After reviewing Tycho's flying history (training originally in [=TIEs=], moving to A-wings and X-wings when he moved to the Rebel Alliance) and his performance in ''Literature/IJedi'', I concluded that Tycho's strengths as a pilot might not translate so well to less maneuverable spacecraft. In short, Blades, Y-wings and the lot can't really keep up with the speed of his own physical reactions.

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--->After reviewing Tycho's flying history (training originally in [=TIEs=], moving to A-wings and X-wings when he moved to the Rebel Alliance) and his performance in ''Literature/IJedi'', ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', I concluded that Tycho's strengths as a pilot might not translate so well to less maneuverable spacecraft. In short, Blades, Y-wings and the lot can't really keep up with the speed of his own physical reactions.
26th May '17 10:16:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Shortly before they went fully pacifist, the Alderaanians loaded all of their weapons into a cruiser called the ''Another Chance'', crewed it with droids, and sent it off into space with a trio of automated frigates to serve as escorts. The intention was that Alderaan could call the cruiser back if the planet ever needed to rearm. Then the planet got blown up. The Alliance eventually found the ''Another Chance'' and one of the frigates around the time of ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''. [[spoiler:The third frigate had become separated from them and returned to Alderaan, where it saved the Rogues' bacon in ''The Bacta War'']].

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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Shortly before they went fully pacifist, the Alderaanians loaded all of their weapons into a cruiser called the ''Another Chance'', crewed it with droids, and sent it off into space with a trio of automated frigates to serve as escorts. The intention was that Alderaan could call the cruiser back if the planet ever needed to rearm. Then the planet got blown up. The Alliance eventually found the ''Another Chance'' and one of the frigates around the time of ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. [[spoiler:The third frigate had become separated from them and returned to Alderaan, where it saved the Rogues' bacon in ''The Bacta War'']].
26th May '17 7:21:05 AM Hyrin
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** It also doesn't hurt that [[spoiler:General Cracken, a member of the Tribunal and Tycho's greatest critic thus far, declares he's known all along that Tycho wasn't the traitor in Rogue Squadron and was using Tycho's trial to draw out the real traitor.]]


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** Phannan, to a lesser degree, due to people reacting to his cyborg status as opposed to recognizing his talents as a doctor.
26th May '17 6:57:09 AM Hyrin
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Before Tycho's trial, one person suggests that the reason they are finding so much evisence against him is that Isard wanted him to face justice if he were ever caught spying for her. [[spoiler: Justified in this case, as the prosecuting team knew that Tycho was innocent and were using thr trial to draw out the real traitor.]]
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.
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