History Fridge / TheForceUnleashed

13th Jul '17 7:03:31 PM Peridonyx
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* In ''Ultimate Sith Edition'', Jabba has nothing to gain and everything to lose by trying to kill the Empire's new [[TheDragon Dragon]], especially despite the latter having politely offered the former a big-ass payday in exchange for info about R2 and 3PO.



** You have to read the background information a bit but the unit assigned to to guard the cloning facility? It's the 212th Attack Battalion, lead by Commander Cody and Obi-Wan's old unit. They are utterly wiped out when the Salvation hits and if you read some of the databank info, the 212th was miserable on Kamino. Really the attack just seems like the end cap on an very crappy tour. It's also a bit heartbreaking that an character, while not quite beloved, was still very much someone people who'd watched the Clone Wars had grown to like and he's just killed by having a ship dropped on him? This is a man who'd survived the Clone Wars, the turmoil of the Rise of the Empire and he dies offscreen. He was a minor character in the grand scheme of things but still....

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** You have to read the background information a bit but the unit assigned to to guard the cloning facility? It's the 212th Attack Battalion, lead by Commander Cody and Obi-Wan's old unit. They are utterly wiped out when the Salvation hits and if you read some of the databank info, the 212th was miserable on Kamino. Really the attack just seems like the end cap on an very crappy tour. It's also a bit heartbreaking that an character, while not quite beloved, was still very much someone people who'd watched the Clone Wars had grown to like and he's just killed by having a ship dropped on him? This is a man who'd survived the Clone Wars, the turmoil of the Rise of the Empire and he dies offscreen. He was a minor character in the grand scheme of things but still....still....
* ''Ultimate Sith Edition'': Jabba's VillainBall of trying to kill Starkiller despite his confirmed Imperial power and generous business offer. While nothing ever happens to Jabba onscreen, it's safe to say the Empire probably end up raining offscreen Hell on him for screwing with their new [[TheDragon Dragon]] like that.
5th Jul '17 3:13:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Why does Starkiller's lightsaber have an exposed crystal chamber (something seemingly impractical, as the crystal could get dislodged in the middle of a fight and screw Starkiller over)? [[GenreSavvy Being a video game character]], he wants to be able to change his crystal on the fly, since he finds many other crystals in the overworld.

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* Why does Starkiller's lightsaber have an exposed crystal chamber (something seemingly impractical, as the crystal could get dislodged in the middle of a fight and screw Starkiller over)? [[GenreSavvy Being a video game character]], character, he wants to be able to change his crystal on the fly, since he finds many other crystals in the overworld.
16th Apr '17 8:46:51 PM nombretomado
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* Starkiller's signature lightsaber grip is shared by just one other major character in the official canon: [[spoiler:[[TheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]]]]. Both trained under Anakin Skywalker. Coincidence? Perhaps not. It is quite possible that [[spoiler:after seeing how destructively Ahsoka used the style Vader trained Starkiller in it.]]

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* Starkiller's signature lightsaber grip is shared by just one other major character in the official canon: [[spoiler:[[TheCloneWars [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]]]]. Both trained under Anakin Skywalker. Coincidence? Perhaps not. It is quite possible that [[spoiler:after seeing how destructively Ahsoka used the style Vader trained Starkiller in it.]]
8th Apr '17 4:20:24 PM nombretomado
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* The best way to defeat Vader in the last level is by cutting loose and being as aggressive as possible. It reminds one ''very'' much of Luke's final battle with Vader in ''ReturnOfTheJedi.''

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* The best way to defeat Vader in the last level is by cutting loose and being as aggressive as possible. It reminds one ''very'' much of Luke's final battle with Vader in ''ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi.''
22nd Jan '17 11:56:17 AM CH_Gorog
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* Despite Vader being captured at the end of The Force Unleashed II, he tells Galen that he will always have control over him because Juno's life will always be a possible use of manipulation for Vader. Vader is using Palpatine's own fears of losing someone he loves as a way to control him, and a question lingering over Starkiller's entire relationship with Juno - at what point does attachment, even a mutual one, become a debilitating crutch?
22nd Jan '17 11:52:14 AM CH_Gorog
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* The romance sub-plot. Early on, Galen goes from dark and brooding while kneeling in front of Vader to a gibbering teenager who hushes his best friend around a corner to talk about the hot chick like there's been an UnexpectedGenreChange to teen highschool drama. Later on, he goes from supreme badass to wide-eyed and awkward when she kisses him out of the blue, and General Kota makes a big deal of how his feelings for her helped turn him good, despite [[FridgeLogic the kind of person she must've been]] to have risen in the ranks of the empire enough to get Vader's attention. Except...consider [[FridgeBrilliance how he grew up]] and it's not so unbelievable, since normal, healthy interaction with other people isn't exactly part of Sith training. Does Vader, of all people, seem like the kind of guardian who would bother explaining to a young man growing up in his care that the funny feeling in his stomach (among other places) when a pretty girl is around is normal? She's probably his first kiss, if not the only woman in his life he hasn't either killed as an early target or on the way to one.

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* The romance sub-plot. Early on, Galen goes from dark and brooding while kneeling in front of Vader to a gibbering teenager awkwardly trying to suss out who hushes his best friend around a corner to talk about Juno is when she's suddenly chosen as the hot chick like there's been an UnexpectedGenreChange to teen highschool drama.new pilot. Later on, he goes from supreme badass to wide-eyed and awkward when she kisses him out of the blue, and General Kota makes a big deal of how his feelings for her helped turn him good, despite [[FridgeLogic the kind of person she must've been]] to have risen in the ranks of the empire enough to get Vader's attention. Except...consider [[FridgeBrilliance how he grew up]] and it's not so unbelievable, since normal, healthy interaction with other people isn't exactly part of Sith training. Does Vader, of all people, seem like training (especially with Vader being his only role model and 'father figure'), and the kind of guardian who would bother explaining to a young man growing up in his care that the funny feeling in his stomach (among other places) when a pretty girl is around is normal? She's probably his first kiss, if not the only woman in his life time he hasn't either killed as an early target or on the way has a genuine emotional attachment to one.someone he's clearly doing so with gusto.



** To be fair, it's shared romance. And to bring in even more parallels to Anakin, Juno's love is the only light in his life outside of being trained by a Force user (with Anakin being strictly raised on the Jedi code, and Galen having the teachings of the Sith beaten into him).

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** To be fair, it's shared romance. And to bring in even more parallels to Anakin, Juno's love is the only light in his life outside of being trained by a Force user (with Anakin being strictly raised on the Jedi code, and Galen having the teachings of the Sith beaten into him). Not to mention SHE kisses HIM first, and they also make for a pretty damn cute couple.
17th Jan '17 11:33:00 AM CH_Gorog
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* Another thing about the differences between Anakin and Galen's upbringing. Anakin was pampered by the Jedi Order, told that he was TheChosenOne from an early age, and given special treatment compared to other prospective Jedi his age because of it, leading him to become spoiled and arrogant later on. Galen, on the other hand, was constantly belittled, manipulated, and betrayed by Vader, who constantly told him he would never amount to anything more than a tool despite his power. Abusive as this was, it also kept Galen [[HumbleHero humble]] and pushed him toward those who could give him an escape from Vader's cruelty ([[ThePowerOfLove Juno,]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship Kota, and the Rebellion]]), facilitating his eventual [[HeelFaceTurn turn from the Dark Side to the Light]]. Ironically, Vader's TrainingFromHell made Galen a better jedi than Anakin Skywalker ever was.

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** To be fair, it's shared romance. And to bring in even more parallels to Anakin, Juno's love is the only light in his life outside of being trained by a Force user (with Anakin being strictly raised on the Jedi code, and Galen having the teachings of the Sith beaten into him).
* Vader accidentally helping create the Rebellion may tie into the overall theory that he is still the overall architect of ultimately destroying the Sith, even against his own desires.
* Galen's journey as a Jedi-assassin may also be a parallel to Anakin's tale as he eventually turns away from the dark side, despite his evil deeds, and does what's right for the sake of protecting those he loves, even though it costs him his life.
* Why does Vader seem so inherently willing to stop his attack and take in Galen? Because it's the first time he sees the son of a Jedi, and takes him as a surrogate for the child he lost.
* Vader asking Galen to help him kill and overthrow the Emperor adds a new wrinkle of ambiguity to Vader's very similar demand of Luke at the end of "Empire Strikes Back."
* It makes sense that Vader is completely taken by surprise by Proxy as he chose the form of the man who had crippled Vader for life - his old mentor, Obi-Wan.
* Another thing about the differences between Anakin and Galen's upbringing. Anakin was pampered by the Jedi Order, told that he was TheChosenOne from an early age, and given special treatment compared to other prospective Jedi his age because of it, leading him to become spoiled and arrogant later on. Galen, on the other hand, was constantly belittled, manipulated, and betrayed by Vader, who constantly told him he would never amount to anything more than a tool despite his power. Abusive as this was, it also kept Galen [[HumbleHero humble]] and pushed him toward those who could give him an escape from Vader's cruelty ([[ThePowerOfLove Juno,]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship Kota, and the Rebellion]]), facilitating his eventual [[HeelFaceTurn turn from the Dark Side to the Light]]. Ironically, Vader's TrainingFromHell made Galen a better jedi Jedi than Anakin Skywalker ever was.
16th Mar '16 8:13:55 AM MrDeath
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** Fridge Tearjerker more like it. It sounds like classic hyper-rationalization.



** Offscreen Duel of the Fates that ended with both Starkiller and the Dark Apprentice running each other through. The Dark Apprentice dies, Starkiller lives and heals up during the Battle of Endor and later helps Luke? (Someone make a fanfic of that)
15th Mar '16 6:54:59 PM TrulyDeceptive
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** Fridge Tearjerker more like it. It sounds like classics hyper-rationalization.
* In the good ending, you never kill the [[spoiler:EvilKnockoff Dark Apprentice.]] I think it's safe to say "[[OhCrap Oh CRAP.]]
** Offscreen Dual of the Fates that ended with both Starkiller and the Dark Apprentice running each other through. Dark Apprentice dies, Starkiller lives and is healing during Battle of Endor and later helps Luke? (Someone make a fanfic of that)

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** Fridge Tearjerker more like it. It sounds like classics classic hyper-rationalization.
* In the good ending, you never kill the [[spoiler:EvilKnockoff Dark Apprentice.]] I think it's safe to say "[[OhCrap Oh Oh, CRAP.]]
** Offscreen Dual Duel of the Fates that ended with both Starkiller and the Dark Apprentice running each other through. The Dark Apprentice dies, Starkiller lives and is healing heals up during the Battle of Endor and later helps Luke? (Someone make a fanfic of that)
9th Oct '15 6:54:37 PM Archangel1138
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** Offscreen Dual of the Fates that ended with both Starkiller and the Dark Apprentice running each other through. Dark Apprentice dies, Starkiller lives and is healing during Battle of Endor and later helps Luke? (Someone make a fanfic of that)
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