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1st Aug '16 5:40:17 PM GahmahRaan
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* DeathWorld: In addition to some pre-established death worlds from both canon and Legends, ''Paranormalities'' features a few original to it.
** Unlike most volcanic worlds, Kratzar - which is actually just a planet in its primordial state and not suffering from a cataclysm - is entirely covered in lava, save for a few islands. These islands are used as mining sites by both Mustafarian colonists and Valkoran forces, but are often infested with giant lava snakes that sometimes pop out of the mining siphons.
** Krantisi was once home to some really large creatures, [[RibcageRidge whose skeletons are now part of the environment]]. It's still infested with a lot of dangerous creatures, including giant spiky lizards, sentient cacti that drain their prey's body fluids until they're a brittle husk and [[SandWorm sand sharks]] among others.
** Guaymar is a planet perpetually shrouded in darkness. Its native sentient species are cannibalistic savages that worship a god of death and one of the only forests on the planet is also home to a deceptive, sedentary {{Planimal}} that is disguised among the trees. The massive, crashed starship is also haunted with four ghost-like aliens that, if they don't kill you by sucking out your blood, will cause you to die in four days from a death curse triggered from just having their prey seen all four of them. It also goes through a global ZombieApocalypse every few years (and the summoning of Stythanyx, also the aforementioned Guaymaran god of death, could create a longer lasting one).
** Krishar has trees that fire Force lightning randomly and is home to an insane EldritchAbomination that has driven its native sentient race into insanity as well.
** Chilades is so cold that humans require devices that raise their own body temperature, has toxic lakes and is inhabited by mutated animals, all carnivorous.
19th Jun '16 2:48:52 PM nombretomado
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* PurpleEyes: Grein, of the [[MonochromaticEyes monochromatic]] variety, and this is one of her key physical traits. She is an anomaly in that her species, the Chiss, usually have red eyes. The in-universe reason for this trait is that [[spoiler: purple-eyed Chiss are now an endangered species because of an interspecies race cleansing during the days of the ancient Republic]]. Out of universe, this was specifically to avert the RedEyesTakeWarning trope since Forceless have red eyes already (and that the [[TheThrawnTrilogy most]] [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic notable]] of Chiss have been portrayed as villainous or working with villains).

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* PurpleEyes: Grein, of the [[MonochromaticEyes monochromatic]] variety, and this is one of her key physical traits. She is an anomaly in that her species, the Chiss, usually have red eyes. The in-universe reason for this trait is that [[spoiler: purple-eyed Chiss are now an endangered species because of an interspecies race cleansing during the days of the ancient Republic]]. Out of universe, this was specifically to avert the RedEyesTakeWarning trope since Forceless have red eyes already (and that the [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy most]] [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic notable]] of Chiss have been portrayed as villainous or working with villains).
31st May '16 7:58:02 PM GahmahRaan
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* ArtEvolution: In terms of the concept art.
20th Mar '16 5:35:31 PM GahmahRaan
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* BedlamHouse: The Darksand Correctional Facility in Episode III is a conversion clinic for the Forceless Collective.


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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Some of the Forceless Collective's hosts are tortured and brainwashed into serving the Collective willingly and believing in their cause. One of their favorite methods is breaking them in [[Room101 the Pool of Souls]] (or a simulation of it).
8th Mar '16 8:26:07 PM GahmahRaan
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* DestinationDefenestration: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to Arcidus in the prologue of Episode II. [[FakingTheDead However, it doesn't kill him]].

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* DestinationDefenestration: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to Arcidus in the prologue of Episode II. [[FakingTheDead However, as Zolph predicted, it doesn't kill him]].Arcidus]].



* DistantPrologue:
** The prologue chapter of Episode I takes place five years before the main story, and not very long before the events of ''Literature/NewJediOrder''.
** The prologue chapter of Episode III takes place one month after the end of Episode I, effectively turning it into a short interquel to Episodes I and II. Episode III as a whole takes place one year after Episode II.



* LighterAndSofter: Played with. Compared to every other post-ReturnOfTheJedi ''Legends'' novel following Literature/NewJediOrder, it starts off relatively light-hearted, especially with the [[LampshadeHanging self-awareness]] and sometimes BlackComedy, [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVsSeriousness but at the same time]], the premise of this series is a war against a group of [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]] and that changes some when the [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Collective]] [[CosmicHorrorStory enters the scene]].

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* LighterAndSofter: Played with. Compared to every other post-ReturnOfTheJedi post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Legends'' novel following Literature/NewJediOrder, it starts off relatively light-hearted, especially with the [[LampshadeHanging self-awareness]] and sometimes BlackComedy, [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVsSeriousness but at the same time]], the premise of this series is a war against a group of [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]] and that changes some when the [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Collective]] [[CosmicHorrorStory enters the scene]].



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2nd Mar '16 6:41:59 AM GahmahRaan
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So far, Episode I and II have been completed, with Episode III yet to be announced. It can be found on [[http://gahmahraan.deviantart.com/art/Paranormalities-Episode-I-Prologue-Crashdown-286905768 DeviantArt]] (where you can also find some of Gahmah's concept art for the trilogy, as well as cover art for individual chapters), [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8436479/1/Star-Wars-Paranormalities-Trilogy FanFiction.net]] and the [[http://boards.theforce.net/threads/star-wars-paranormalities-trilogy-post-njo-au-ocs-episode-ii-complete-updated-2-21-15.50026974/ Jedi Council Forums]].

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So far, Episode I and II have been completed, with Episode III yet to be announced.in progress. It can be found on [[http://gahmahraan.deviantart.com/art/Paranormalities-Episode-I-Prologue-Crashdown-286905768 DeviantArt]] (where you can also find some of Gahmah's concept art for the trilogy, as well as cover art for individual chapters), [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8436479/1/Star-Wars-Paranormalities-Trilogy FanFiction.net]] and the [[http://boards.theforce.net/threads/star-wars-paranormalities-trilogy-post-njo-au-ocs-episode-ii-complete-updated-2-21-15.50026974/ Jedi Council Forums]].
16th Nov '15 11:35:23 AM GahmahRaan
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** Grein's cross-guard lightsaber manages to make [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren's]] lightsaber look safe by comparison, as her cross-guard is made up of ''four'' blades instead of two and seemingly lacks the finger guards. She's only able to use it safely because she has had enough practice wielding it and she is capable of [[HealingFactor re-assimilating her severed arms]] if she does so (WordOfGod implies that she has accidentally done so when she first started wielding it).



** The Valkoran [[HumongousMecha Fortress Tanks]]. Much more imposing than the Imperial [=AT-AT=] and armed with an impressive amount of weaponry to deal with just about any form of attack against it. However, a land vehicle that size takes a lot of time and resources to build (space frigates, which the tank's size equates to, are usually built in space-bound dry docks and thus not impeded by gravity), and according to Admiral Cephal, only less than ten were ever built and they are nearly impossible to transport from planet to planet unless disassembled, relegating them to defense. They also require lots of personnel to operate and maintain against infiltrators and inertial dampeners to keep the crew from being thrown around by the stomping. They have a [[WaveMotionGun hypervelocity cannon]] for taking out orbiting capital ships, but it's too slow moving to make the cannon mobile enough.

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** The Valkoran [[HumongousMecha Fortress Tanks]]. Much more imposing than the Imperial [=AT-AT=] and armed with an impressive amount of weaponry to deal with just about any form of attack against it. However, a land vehicle that size takes a lot of time and resources to build (space frigates, which the tank's size equates to, are usually built in space-bound dry docks and thus not impeded by gravity), and according to Admiral Cephal, only less than ten were ever built and they are nearly impossible to transport from planet to planet unless disassembled, relegating them to defense. They also require lots of personnel to operate and maintain against infiltrators and inertial dampeners to keep the crew from being thrown around by the stomping. They have a [[WaveMotionGun hypervelocity cannon]] for taking out orbiting capital ships, but it's too slow moving slow-moving to make the cannon mobile enough.
4th Nov '15 2:43:34 PM GahmahRaan
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** The Valkoran Shadow Troopers wield mocksabers, a weapon that is essentially a lightsaber designed for use by non-Force Sensitives. However, in a galaxy that mostly uses blasters, the weapon is severely out-matched (the lightsaber's ability to deflect blaster shots comes from the user's Force connection). Even worse, they are not as stably built as a real lightsaber, as the "blade" is really just a high-powered laser sandwiched between an emitter and a receiver separated by an extendable but fragile metal rod (think how [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes beam katanas]] would be viewed in this galaxy). As demonstrated on Taris, when Zolph severs the rod on one trooper's blade, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace the laser shoots through the trooper's head]], and Zolph's response is to destroy the hilt to prevent more collateral damage.
** The Valkoran [[HumongousMecha Fortress Tanks]]. Much more imposing than the Imperial [=AT-AT=] and almost armed with an impressive amount of weaponry to deal with just about any form of attack against it. However, a land vehicle that size takes a lot of time and resources to build (space frigates, which the tank's size equates to, are usually built in space-bound dry docks), and according to Admiral Cephal, only less than ten were ever built and they are nearly impossible to transport from planet to planet unless disassembled, relegating them to defense. They also require lots of personnel to operate and maintain against infiltrators and inertial dampeners to keep the crew from being thrown around by the stomping. They have a [[WaveMotionGun hypervelocity cannon]] for taking out orbiting capital ships, but it's too slow moving to make the cannon mobile enough.
** Subverted with the gravity control ship. When it's sent to Christophsis and activates the controller, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it ends up crushing itself]]. However, Machinus, it's designer, reveals that not only was the ship not finished yet (it did not have the shields to prevent this installed), [[spoiler: it wasn't even intended to be a superweapon (it was designed to [[BoringButPractical supplement the Valkoran forces fighting on worlds with unusual gravity]]) and was only launched by Valkor as a decoy for his real superweapon, a sentient-being capable of selectively killing an infinite number of people over the range of the entire planet without collateral damage.]]

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** The Valkoran Shadow Troopers wield mocksabers, a weapon that is essentially a lightsaber designed for use by non-Force Sensitives. However, in a galaxy that mostly uses blasters, the weapon is severely out-matched (the lightsaber's ability to deflect blaster shots comes from the user's Force connection). Even worse, they are not as stably built as a real lightsaber, as the "blade" is really just a high-powered laser sandwiched between an emitter and a receiver separated by an extendable but fragile metal rod (think how [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes (essentially a laser hacksaw sword, similar to the first few beam katanas]] would be viewed katanas in this galaxy).''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''). As demonstrated on Taris, when Zolph severs the rod on one trooper's blade, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace the laser shoots through the trooper's head]], and Zolph's response is to destroy the hilt to prevent more collateral damage.
** The Valkoran [[HumongousMecha Fortress Tanks]]. Much more imposing than the Imperial [=AT-AT=] and almost armed with an impressive amount of weaponry to deal with just about any form of attack against it. However, a land vehicle that size takes a lot of time and resources to build (space frigates, which the tank's size equates to, are usually built in space-bound dry docks), docks and thus not impeded by gravity), and according to Admiral Cephal, only less than ten were ever built and they are nearly impossible to transport from planet to planet unless disassembled, relegating them to defense. They also require lots of personnel to operate and maintain against infiltrators and inertial dampeners to keep the crew from being thrown around by the stomping. They have a [[WaveMotionGun hypervelocity cannon]] for taking out orbiting capital ships, but it's too slow moving to make the cannon mobile enough.
** Subverted with the gravity control ship. When it's sent to Christophsis and activates the controller, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it ends up crushing itself]]. itself]] due to its own gravity shields being sabotaged. However, Machinus, it's its designer, reveals that not only was the ship not finished yet (it did not have the shields to prevent this installed), [[spoiler: it wasn't even intended to be a superweapon (it was designed to [[BoringButPractical supplement the Valkoran forces fighting on worlds with unusual gravity]]) and was only launched by Valkor as a decoy for his real superweapon, a sentient-being Force user capable of selectively killing an infinite number of people over the range of the entire planet without collateral damage.]]
4th Nov '15 2:31:15 PM GahmahRaan
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* GroinAttack: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to a [[HumanoidAbomination Forceless Collective warrior]] during a fight with a trio of them in the Flying Lamp Cantina. It has little (if any) effect on [[NoBiologicalSex it.]]

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* GroinAttack: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to a [[HumanoidAbomination Forceless Collective warrior]] during a fight with a trio of them in the Flying Lamp Cantina. [[BallsOfSteel It has little (if any) effect effect]] on [[NoBiologicalSex it.]]]]
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* RealityEnsues:
** Over the course of the story, Zolph suffers several injuries, and said injuries sometimes put him out of commission for times ranging from days to months depending on how severe the injury in question is. The more severe examples of these injuries include getting pinned to a wall, [[spoiler: getting his arm cut off, having a hand dug into his chest and having his heart squeezed on]].
** Valkoran trooper [[ButtMonkey Will Helms']] treatment by his own peers in regards to his [[TheyKilledKennyAgain inability to stay dead]]. If they haven't known him long or do not know of his inability, they are shocked by both his death and resurrection (especially if done an [[AccidentalMurder accident]]). If they've known him long enough and are on generally good terms with him, they are desensitized to his deaths and sometimes have him take the bait for things that would kill anyone else permanently. On the other hand, people like [[AxCrazy Masochus]] will kill him over and over again [[ItAmusedMe for their own amusement]]. By the time of Episode II, [[DeathIsCheap Helms has learned to abuse this trait to his own advantage]], but still finds getting killed annoying.
** Episode I: Chapter 2 - Zolph tries to take on Maesterus, who had just came close to killing Luke Skywalker after cutting off his prosthetic hand. However, as Luke is the Jedi academy's headmaster and Zolph is only simple knight, Zolph doesn't fare any better against Maesterus - in fact, [[CurbStompBattle he fares worse]], as while Luke is able to bounce back and curb-stomp Maesterus back, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Zolph gets nailed to a wall]].
** Episode I: Chapter 10
*** Zolph and Gahmah Raan engage each other in an evenly matched duel that lasts 10 minutes in-universe. It ends with both of them fatigued, and hampers Zolph in two ways. Not only did the duel get every Valkoran personnel on Kratzar's attention, it puts Zolph at a disadvantage when he runs into Maesterus.
*** [[spoiler: When Zolph loses his right arm to Maesterus, Zolph tries to invoke being a HandicappedBadass and fights back in spite of losing his sword arm. Maesterus knocks the lightsaber out of Zolph's hand with little effort and destroys it.]]
** Episode I: Chapter 11 - a few members of the Galactic Alliance's RedShirtArmy have their first encounter with a [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Archfiend]], Hydrojus. After Hydrojus demonstrates its ability to kill people by [[CruelAndUnusualDeath crushing them with their own insides or making them burst]], the surviving RedShirts of that mission are traumatized and ordered on leave for at least a month.
** Episode I: Chapter 12 - Similar to his mission on Kratzar, Zolph disguises himself as a Valkoran Trooper, but carries his lightsaber in case he runs into a Force-sensitive SensorCharacter like Maesterus or Dynn Manthis. He thinks he can work around the blatant giveaway by claiming it's a [[CreepySouvenir battlefield trophy]], but not only can the sensor characters tell who he is, Admiral Gravlek is easily able to out him as a Jedi because Valkoran army procedure prohibits battlefield trophies and was having the rest of the ship's crew play dumb to lure Zolph into a trap. (Gahmah Raan was easily able to out him in Chapter 10 as well, and unlike Gravlek's case, it was the exact same lightsaber he saw a chapter earlier and Gahmah [[TheGadfly just took the time to annoy Zolph into fully exposing himself]]).
** Episode I: Chapter 13-14 - Being only 18 years old, losing close friends and loved ones finally [[BreakTheCutie takes its toll on Zolph's psyche]], [[spoiler: especially when he's forced to MercyKill his girlfriend, Dynn Manthis, due to [[BodyHorror unusually]] [[AndIMustScream horrific]] circumstances]]. In Episode II, this culminates in him not only experiencing some horrifying (and potentially lethal) PTSD episodes in places strong with the Dark Side of the Force (such as the cave on Dagobah), but also temporarily becoming a DeathSeeker. Zolph goes through some psychotherapy (and is prohibited from taking missions as a personal distraction) in response to this and it helps out his mental health significantly, but no amount of therapy is going to make one's PTSD just go away. Even when the end of Episode II [[spoiler: provides a slight glimmer of hope that Dynn may or may not be BackFromTheDead but way out of reach, Zolph acknowledges that he may still be affected by her death for the rest of his life]].



** Episode II - Chapter 8 "The Enforcer": To the midi-chlorian concept and [[DoingInTheWizard the general controversy of them]]. When Mursama is seen trying to train some of the Kur'Ada warriors to use the Force, they attempt to complain that their shortage of midi-chlorians makes them incapable of using the Force. Mursama then tells them that their counts don't really matter, that they are a mere biological indicator that isn't always accurate and that all living things can potentially use the Force.

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** Episode II - Chapter 8 "The Enforcer": To both the midi-chlorian concept and [[DoingInTheWizard the general controversy of against them]]. When Mursama is seen trying to train some of the Kur'Ada warriors to use the Force, they attempt to complain that their shortage of midi-chlorians makes them incapable of using the Force. Mursama then tells them that their counts don't really matter, that they are a mere biological indicator that isn't always accurate and that all living things can potentially use the Force. In Chapter 12, [[ImAHumanitarian Rakan the Devourer]] tries to eat Zolph, [[CannibalismSuperpower thinking that eating his midi-chlorians will make him a Jedi]], and Zolph has to point out [[InsaneTrollLogic how flawed his logic is]].



* YouKilledMyFather: And mother. Zolph's main vendetta against Maesterus and the Valkoran Empire. [[spoiler:This eventually extends to his love interest, but he is brought to reason not too long after. With the revelation of Maesterus being [[LukeIAmYourFather one of Zolph's distant ancestors]], [[DemonicPossession that the deaths of Alec and Veene Vaelor weren't entirely his fault]] and that the Forceless Collective is far worse than he is (especially with them being behind all of it), Zolph seems to be putting this grudge aside.]]

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* YouKilledMyFather: And mother. Zolph's main vendetta against Maesterus and the Valkoran Empire. [[spoiler:This eventually extends to his love interest, but he is brought to reason not too long after. With the revelation of Maesterus being [[LukeIAmYourFather one of Zolph's distant ancestors]], [[DemonicPossession that the deaths of Alec and Veene Vaelor weren't entirely his fault]] and that the Forceless Collective is far worse than he is (especially with them being behind all of it), Zolph seems to be putting this grudge aside.]]]]
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* PoweredArmor: Admiral Gravlek uses this in the first chapter of Episode I against Zolph. [[MightyGlacier It's very protective and powerful, but pretty slow in movement speed]]. [[spoiler:This same type of armor later became standard-issue for the [[EliteMooks Valkoran Exo-Troopers]]]].

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* PoweredArmor: Admiral Gravlek uses this in the first chapter of Episode I against Zolph. [[MightyGlacier It's very protective and [[MightyGlacier powerful, but pretty slow in movement speed]]. [[spoiler:This same type of armor later became standard-issue for the [[EliteMooks Valkoran Exo-Troopers]]]].
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