History Literature / BlackFleetCrisis

10th Feb '16 6:42:50 AM chicagomel
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* ForcedToWatch: Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity.
7th Sep '15 10:37:31 AM nombretomado
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* NoSuchAgency: These books introduce Alpha Blue, the New Republic's super-secret intelligence group that goes above and beyond the official military New Republic Intelligence (NRI). It would later reappear in the NewJediOrder books.

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* NoSuchAgency: These books introduce Alpha Blue, the New Republic's super-secret intelligence group that goes above and beyond the official military New Republic Intelligence (NRI). It would later reappear in the NewJediOrder Literature/NewJediOrder books.
26th Jul '15 9:18:00 AM DonaldthePotholer
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* DeusExitMachina: Luke. And the Droids go off with Lando on ''their'' own storyline. Subverted with Chewbacca as previously noted.

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* DeusExitMachina: Luke.Luke's quest to find his mother removes him from the main plot during ''Shield''. And the Droids go off with Lando on ''their'' own storyline. Subverted with Chewbacca as previously noted.
11th Apr '15 12:44:13 PM SSJMagus
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. Just as entering hyperspace requires a hyperdrive, so does ''exiting'' it. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].book]].
-->'''Sil Sorannan''': I don't know how long you will survive there. I do know that you will die there. Die slowly.
1st Jan '15 9:52:16 AM DonaldthePotholer
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--> '''[[spoiler: Nil Spaar]]''': Your wars are decided by the death of a tenth of a population, a third of an army. Then the defeated surrender their honor and the victors surrender their advantage. This is called being civilized. The Yevetha are not civilized, General. It would be a mistake to deal with us as though we were.

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--> '''[[spoiler: Nil Spaar]]''': '''Nil Spaar''': Your wars are decided by the death of a tenth of a population, a third of an army. Then the defeated surrender their honor and the victors surrender their advantage. This is called being civilized. The Yevetha are not civilized, General. It would be a mistake to deal with us as though we were.



** There is said to be no single Imperial government anymore, only minor warlords, and the Republic has been officially at peace for nearly three years. ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]''[[note]]Set four years prior to this series and published in 1995 (versus Before The Storm's 1996)[[/note]] introduced the idea of a continuing Imperial Remnant and later books have the Republic still fighting it throughout the timeframe of this book. Ironically enough, the formation of the controversial Fifth Fleet would have been justified better by a unified Imperium. [[spoiler:And in a Double-Irony, the Yevetha actually ''create'' the fiction of a "Grand Imperial Union" to justify the presence of the (by-then discovered) Imperial Ships in ''Tyrant's Test''.]]

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** There is said to be no single Imperial government anymore, only minor warlords, and the Republic has been officially at peace for nearly three years. ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]''[[note]]Set four years prior to this series and published in 1995 (versus Before The Storm's 1996)[[/note]] introduced the idea of a continuing Imperial Remnant and later books have the Republic still fighting it throughout the timeframe of this book. Ironically enough, Ironically, the formation of the controversial Fifth Fleet would have been better justified better by a unified Imperium. [[spoiler:And in a Double-Irony, the Yevetha actually ''create'' the fiction of a "Grand Imperial Union" to justify the presence of the (by-then discovered) Imperial Ships in ''Tyrant's Test''.]]



** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: the latter-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several of said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point.[[/note]]

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** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: the latter-released later-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several of said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point.point by the successor government.[[/note]]



* SingleGenderRace: A [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]], subverted because they allow men in.

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* SingleGenderRace: A The Fallanassi are a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]], subverted because they allow men in.sect]].
26th Sep '14 5:31:24 PM tk421SW
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod into hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod into while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].
17th Sep '14 2:10:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]

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* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the CoastGuard, UsefulNotes/CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]
16th Jul '14 11:16:30 AM hbi2k
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* MightyGlacier: The K-Wing, a two-man heavy bomber introduced in this series and designed to replace the obsolete Y-Wing and aging B-Wing. In the words of one of their pilots in ''The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels'':

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* MightyGlacier: The K-Wing, a two-man heavy bomber introduced in this series and designed to replace the [[MasterOfNone obsolete Y-Wing Y-Wing]] and aging B-Wing. In B-Wing. Slower than the [[MasterOfAll E-Wing]] or [[JackOfAllStats X-Wing]], but in the words of one of their pilots in ''The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels'':
2nd May '14 5:23:37 PM theLibrarian
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: The Yevethans do this in order to throw off suspicion of them while allowing them to purge a number of Deep Core systems of their native populations when they destroy an unarmed survey ship but accuse Leia of warmongering to make the New Republic turn inward to deal with this "issue". Fortunately soon the galaxy sees their true colors.
25th Feb '14 6:12:09 PM Ingonyama
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* GenesisEffect[=/=]NewEden: [[spoiler:Although the Teljkon Vagabond is a TimeCapsule meant to preserve the Qella's culture and history, its true and ultimate purpose is to create one of these, once their home planet had recovered enough from its Ice Age that it could be restored.]]

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* GenesisEffect[=/=]NewEden: [[spoiler:Although the Teljkon Vagabond is a TimeCapsule [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture meant to preserve the Qella's culture and history, history]], its true and ultimate purpose is to create one of these, once their home planet had recovered enough from its Ice Age that it could be restored.]]
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