History Literature / HandOfThrawn

22nd Jul '16 2:45:03 PM Daethalion
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-Universe example. [[spoiler: Luke and Mara stumble upon a clone of Thrawn housed just beneath the fortress on Nirauan, which is almost fully mature and about to wake up. Considering the state of matters in the galaxy and what they just learned within the fortress, both of them nearly decide on just letting it live to continue Thrawn's work. Unfortunately, their snooping happens to wake up a pair of very formidable guard droids, and the ensuing battle results in the clone being destroyed anyway.]]
22nd Jul '16 2:37:29 PM Daethalion
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* EndOfAnAge: Represents the final chapter in the story of the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the New Republic. On a meta level, also represents the final publication of the EU under Bantam Books.
22nd Jul '16 2:33:44 PM Daethalion
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* ExactWords: Bel Iblis uses these to [[FalseReassurance reassure]] Booster Terrik about his continuing authority over his ship, the Errant Venture, which Iblis plans to use as part of an infiltration mission.
-->'''Terrik:''' "What are you doing, Iblis? You said I would remain captain of this ship!"
-->'''Bel Iblis:''' "You're still the captain. I'm simply the admiral."
22nd Jul '16 1:48:00 PM Daethalion
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Flim, who [[GenreSavvy sees the writing on the wall]] rather late in the story and calls out Tierce and Disra for acting as if they're above the need for employing fringe elements of the galaxy in their scheme, when half of their plans outright depended on it. Also serve's as Flim's bid for equal standing in ThePlan - even if "Thrawn" is no longer necessary to continue, Flim's knowledge of the underworld will be.
4th May '16 7:38:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* NonAnswer: After Lando and Senator Miatamia are captured by the person they think is Thrawn, the latter deflects several of Lando's questions and tries to switch topics, only for Miatamia to keenly point out that the questions remain unanswered. "Thrawn" is grudgingly forced to address the issue, praising the famous Diamala intellect.
27th Feb '16 11:05:46 PM Kirayoshi
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* PunnyName: Flim, the con artist. Con artists are also known as "flim-flam artists".
27th Feb '16 10:59:38 PM Kirayoshi
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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: At one point during ''VisionOfTheFuture'', Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten clicks out from Galactic Center, from the place where you had no choice." In other words, ten clicks out from Galactic Center from Bespin, [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.]]

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: At one point during ''VisionOfTheFuture'', ''Vision Of The Future'', Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten clicks out from Galactic Center, from the place where you had no choice." " In other words, ten clicks out from Galactic Center from Bespin, [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.]]
27th Feb '16 10:59:12 PM Kirayoshi
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* SomethingOnlyYouWouldSay: At one point during ''VisionOfTheFuture'', Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten clicks out from Galactic Center, from the place where you had no choice." In other words, ten clicks out from Galactic Center from Bespin, [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.]]

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* SomethingOnlyYouWouldSay: SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: At one point during ''VisionOfTheFuture'', Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten clicks out from Galactic Center, from the place where you had no choice." " In other words, ten clicks out from Galactic Center from Bespin, [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.]]
27th Feb '16 10:58:41 PM Kirayoshi
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* SomethingOnlyYouWouldSay: At one point during ''VisionOfTheFuture'', Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten clicks out from Galactic Center, from the place where you had no choice." In other words, ten clicks out from Galactic Center from Bespin, [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.]]
27th Jan '16 7:35:28 PM SSJMagus
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* HeelFaceTurn: The majority of the Empire by the end, and Supreme Commander Pellaeon right at the beginning. Sort of. Even in his first appearance, Pellaeon's Heel status was in doubt. Sure, he was an Imperial, but under Zahn, that doesn't by itself make a character evil or even a PunchClockVillain. Here, Pellaeon's one of the good guys. Even in Zahn's earlier work Pellaeon (and other Imperials) was always depicted as a good man, with some [[FairForItsDay fair for the empire]] FantasticRacism, he just happens to work for very bad people.

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* HeelFaceTurn: The majority of the Empire by the end, and Supreme Commander Pellaeon right at the beginning. Sort of. Even in his first appearance, Pellaeon's Heel status was in doubt. Sure, he was an Imperial, but under Zahn, that doesn't by itself make a character evil or even a PunchClockVillain. Here, Pellaeon's one of the good guys. Even in Zahn's earlier work Pellaeon (and other Imperials) was always depicted as a good man, with some [[FairForItsDay fair for the empire]] Empire]] FantasticRacism, he just happens to work for very bad people.



* ManipulativeBastard: Tierce. Pellaeon points out in his BreakingSpeech that Tierce is just a vision-less manipulator instead of a true leader.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Tierce. Pellaeon points out in his BreakingSpeech that Tierce is just a vision-less manipulator instead of a true leader. [[spoiler:Pellaeon further reveals that the reason for Tierce being the only enhanced clone was not, as Tierce believed, because of Thrawn's premature death. It was because the enhancement didn't work as planned. Thrawn wanted order, stability and unity for the galaxy to give it the strength it needed to face future threats. For that he needed subordinates who shared not just his tactical skill but also his leadership and vision, and one out of three wasn't good enough. Rather than "the first of a new breed", as Tierce described himself, he was merely a failed prototype.]]



* MentalFusion: Luke and Mara do this.

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* MentalFusion: Luke and Mara do this.this in battle against [[spoiler:Thrawn's sentinel droids, marking their truly becoming a BattleCouple]].


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** The closing lines of Pellaeon's glowing description of Major Tierce's distinguished military career: [[spoiler:And that, as part of a stormtrooper unit in Thrawn's campaign against Generis, he died in combat. Ten years ago.]]
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