History ComicBook / XWingSeries

21st May '16 12:56:19 PM Doug86
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* AdaptionDisplacement: The novel series started out as a tie-in to the [[VideoGame/XWing video game]].

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* AdaptionDisplacement: AdaptationDisplacement: The novel series started out as a tie-in to the [[VideoGame/XWing video game]].
12th Apr '16 7:30:09 PM Discar
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* MeetTheInLaws: In ''X-Wing: The Bacta War'', Corran Horn is introduced to girlfriend Mirax Terrik's father Booster when they inadvertently run into each other on Tatooine while the Rogues are trying to get supplies to go to war with Ysanne Isard. Booster is understandably furious that his daughter is dating the son of the man who once put him in prison (he later accepts them getting married but never really warms up to Corran).
6th Apr '16 2:50:49 PM WillKeaton
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The comics are collectively titled '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_X-Wing_Rogue_Squadron Rogue Squadron]]'''. The first issues were published in 1995, and the series ended [[NoEnding abruptly]] in late 1998. Stackpole (see below) certainly had a hand in them, but exactly how much influence he had appears to vary from issue to issue and arc to arc. These are set not very long after [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi the Battle of Endor]]. Initially the comics were supposed to run through three arcs, about twelve issues, but they ran for a good thirty-five issues, not counting the bonus short comic "Rogue Squadron One Half" or the prequel '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Rogue_Leader Rogue Leader]]''', which was a three-issue arc that came out in 2005, did not involve any input from Stackpole, and is generally considered inferior due to OffModel art and rampant [[DecompressedComic decompression.]]

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The comics are collectively titled '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_X-Wing_Rogue_Squadron Rogue Squadron]]'''. The first issues were published in 1995, and the series ended [[NoEnding abruptly]] in late 1998. Stackpole (see below) certainly had a hand in them, but exactly how much influence he had appears to vary from issue to issue and arc to arc. These are set not very long after [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi the Battle of Endor]]. Initially the comics were supposed to run through three arcs, about twelve issues, but they ran for a good thirty-five issues, not counting the bonus short comic "Rogue Squadron One Half" or the prequel '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Rogue_Leader Rogue Leader]]''', Leader,]]''' which was a three-issue arc that came out in 2005, did not involve any input from Stackpole, and is generally considered inferior due to OffModel art and rampant [[DecompressedComic decompression.]]
6th Apr '16 2:50:24 PM WillKeaton
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The '''X-Wing Series''' is a sizable part of the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''. This page covers the comic book series and the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing_%28novels%29 novel series]], which were produced more or less in that order, although several of the books came out after the main comics series ended and the most recent comic book was in 2005. As the page image says, the character Wedge Antilles and the X-wing [[SpaceFighter starfighter]] are the absolute constants. For the video games, which are only vaguely connected, see ''VideoGame/XWing'' and ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.

The comics are collectively titled '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_X-Wing_Rogue_Squadron Rogue Squadron]]'''. The first issues were published in 1995, and the series ended [[NoEnding abruptly]] in late 1998. Stackpole (see below) certainly had a hand in them, but exactly how much influence he had appears to vary from issue to issue and arc to arc. These are set not very long after [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi the Battle of Endor]]. Initially the comics were supposed to run through three arcs, about twelve issues, but they ran for a good thirty-five issues, not counting the bonus short comic "Rogue Squadron One Half" or the prequel '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Rogue_Leader Rogue Leader]]''', which was a three-issue arc that came out in 2005, did not involve any input from Stackpole, and is generally considered inferior due to OffModel art and rampant [[DecompressedComic decompression]].

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The '''X-Wing Series''' is a sizable part of the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''. This page covers the comic book series and the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing_%28novels%29 novel series]], series,]] which were produced more or less in that order, although several of the books came out after the main comics series ended and the most recent comic book was in 2005. As the page image says, the character Wedge Antilles and the X-wing [[SpaceFighter starfighter]] are the absolute constants. For the video games, which are only vaguely connected, see ''VideoGame/XWing'' and ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.

The comics are collectively titled '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_X-Wing_Rogue_Squadron Rogue Squadron]]'''. The first issues were published in 1995, and the series ended [[NoEnding abruptly]] in late 1998. Stackpole (see below) certainly had a hand in them, but exactly how much influence he had appears to vary from issue to issue and arc to arc. These are set not very long after [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi the Battle of Endor]]. Initially the comics were supposed to run through three arcs, about twelve issues, but they ran for a good thirty-five issues, not counting the bonus short comic "Rogue Squadron One Half" or the prequel '''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Rogue_Leader Rogue Leader]]''', which was a three-issue arc that came out in 2005, did not involve any input from Stackpole, and is generally considered inferior due to OffModel art and rampant [[DecompressedComic decompression]].
decompression.]]
11th Feb '16 11:38:03 AM ObsidianFire
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** The look on Phanan's face when he tries to cover up a fight, when Wedge [[GenreSavvy asks him how many times he, Wedge, has heard the "we were discussing a boxing maneuver" excuse]].

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** The look on Phanan's face when he tries to cover up a fight, when Wedge [[GenreSavvy asks him how many times he, Wedge, has heard the "we were discussing a boxing maneuver" excuse]].excuse.



* GenreSavvy:
-->'''Wes:''' [[YouKilledMyFather I killed his father]]. He hates me. He knows how to make ''bombs''. Tell me, Wedge, how does this end?
** Also, Tyria.
--->'''Tyria:''' This isn't going to be one of those squadrons with one female pilot that all the men are chasing, isn't it?
** And in ''Iron Fist'', after Castin's plan to sneak aboard Zsinj's ship gets shot down by Wedge, the Wraiths going on the mission are savvy enough to check their ship for a stowaway. [[spoiler:Too bad they don't look hard enough ...]]
--->'''Face:''' All right, strap in and prep for space. We have an appointment to keep. No, wait a minute: Kell, drag Castin out of the smuggling compartment and send him packing. We can't have any stowaways.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Wes, for a long time, thinks Kell is out to get him [[YouKilledMyFather because of his father's death]] (and that Kell, as demolitions expert, might be able--[[MadBomber and willing]]--to carry it out). Kell, meanwhile, is scared stiff of Wes because he thinks Wes is [[YouHaveFailedMe an avenging monster who would kill people for a single mistake]]. Both realize they're wrong about the other about midway through the book, after Kell realizes that Wes [[spoiler:is secretly helping to cover for Donos's HeroicBSOD, even though it's supposed to be a secret kept from him and Wedge]], and decides to have a talk with Wes about it.
15th Jan '16 7:41:06 PM SSJMagus
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* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: During the final battle of ''Solo Command'', Zsinj inexplicable sends the 181st Fighter Group, his most elite unit, away from the battle to start strafing an already-destroyed colony on Selaggis' moon. Despite it being ridiculously implausible that any of the colonists could have survived when a few years earlier Zsinj had subjected it to ''orbital bombardment by his Super Star Destroyer'', Wedge decides they can't ignore even an infinitesimal chance that innocent people are being slaughtered and sends the Rogues and Wraiths to investigate. Exactly as expected, it's a trap to draw him away from the Iron Fist.
15th Jan '16 6:42:44 PM SSJMagus
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** Another character adds to the dissonance by mentioning her homeworld of Toprawa, which had been subjugated back to the Stone Age by the Empire for their support of the Rebellion, but which the New Republic hasn't even considered liberating because they want Krennel so badly.

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** Another character adds to the dissonance by mentioning her homeworld of Toprawa, which had been subjugated back to the Stone Age by the Empire for their support of the Rebellion, but which the New Republic hasn't even considered liberating because they want Krennel so badly.
badly. And presumably because they consider Torpawa, fairly deep in Imperial-held territory, to be more difficult target than Cuitric (which was unable to call for help from any of the larger warlord factions or from the remnants of Thrawn's fleet).



* ActuallyFourMooks: In ''Starfighters of Adumar'' the antiquated "light-bounce" system used as sensors on Adumari aircraft reads objects in tight formation as single objects until they get get closer. This is inverted by the heroes later: they reprogram the IFF transponders on some of their heavy aircraft, including bombers and gunships, to read as fighters. The GloryHound Cartannese pilots come in thinking they're up against other Blades only to be faced with a single GiantMook.

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* ActuallyFourMooks: In ''Starfighters of Adumar'' the antiquated "light-bounce" system used as sensors on Adumari aircraft reads objects in tight formation as single objects until they get get closer. This is inverted by the heroes later: they reprogram the IFF transponders on some of their heavy aircraft, including bombers and gunships, to read as fighters. The GloryHound Cartannese pilots come in thinking they're up against other Blades only to be faced with a single GiantMook. At the same time, they have Blades group together and put out a single bomber's IFF signal, so that from beyond visible range they'll register as a bomber.



* HiddenBackupPrince: It's implied that ''all'' of the heirs of Cartann are hidden. The ''perator's'' sons grow up under false identities so they won't be shot down for the prestige of it. When the ''perator'' is captured and forced to AbdicateTheThrone, his eldest son is found, identified, and [[YouAreInCommandNow takes the throne]] in the course of about an hour.

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* HiddenBackupPrince: It's implied that ''all'' of the heirs of Cartann are hidden. The ''perator's'' sons grow up under false identities so they won't be shot down for the prestige of it. Or assassinated by the ''perator's'' enemies. Or assassinated by each other. When the ''perator'' is captured and forced to AbdicateTheThrone, his eldest son is found, identified, and [[YouAreInCommandNow takes the throne]] in the course of about an hour.
11th Dec '15 1:57:41 PM SSJMagus
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* WeHaveReserves: Admiral Trigit. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Revulsion over this]] is what drives Gara Petothel's [[HeelFaceTurn defection to the Republic]] in ''Wraith Squadron'', after Trigit decides to sacrifice the tens of thousands of crew members to keep his Star Destroyer out of Republic hands. Trigit's boss Zsinj, though, is a little more canny -- in ''Iron Fist'' he decides to hire a fleet full of mercenaries and pirates to get shot at in lieu of his troops during a major attack. Zsinj is also smart enough to know when not to waste resources on an objective; at one point he refers to "[[SunkCostFallacy throwing good money after bad]]" when choosing to [[KnowWhenToFoldThem fold 'em]].

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* WeHaveReserves: Admiral Trigit. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Revulsion over this]] is what drives Gara Petothel's [[HeelFaceTurn defection to the Republic]] in ''Wraith Squadron'', after Trigit decides to sacrifice the tens of thousands of crew members to keep his Star Destroyer out of Republic hands.hands and doesn't even bother ordering an abandon ship when setting the self-destruct...while [[DirtyCoward taking his own hyperspace-capable TIE Interceptor to flee, hoping that the continued futile resistance of his crew will create enough distraction for him to slip away]]. Despite knowing full fell that the New Republic has insufficient forces on hand to capture the planet below (giving any shuttles and escape pods a safe place to land) and would be unwilling to [[SinkTheLifeBoats shoot down the escape pods]]. Trigit's boss Zsinj, though, is a little more canny -- in ''Iron Fist'' he decides to hire a fleet full of mercenaries and pirates to get shot at in lieu of his troops during a major attack. Zsinj is also smart enough to know when not to waste resources on an objective; at one point he refers to "[[SunkCostFallacy throwing good money after bad]]" when choosing to [[KnowWhenToFoldThem fold 'em]].
11th Dec '15 12:18:03 PM SSJMagus
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* TactfulTranslation: A [[UniversalTranslator translator droid]] that Wedge uses to communicate with Chewbacca removes Chewie's... ''colorful'' language. Chewie (who can understand but not speak Basic due to physiology) is not pleased with this.

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* TactfulTranslation: A [[UniversalTranslator translator droid]] that Wedge uses to communicate with Chewbacca removes Chewie's... ''colorful'' language. Chewie (who can understand but not speak Basic due to physiology) is not pleased with this. The same thing happened in a previous book when C-3PO translates for a Wookiee Senator during a New Republic Council meeting.)
27th Nov '15 11:10:54 AM SSJMagus
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** 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'll take the planet by storm!" As in, create a giant thunderstorm that will knock out the shields from the inside.

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** 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'll We take the planet world by storm!" As in, create a giant thunderstorm that will knock out the shields from the inside.
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