History Literature / HandOfThrawn

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.]]
26th Jan '16 12:55:32 PM SSJMagus
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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Paleon's initial investigation of Disra is over where he's buying the new Preybird fighters (being constructed by an illegal shipyard Disra has a financial interest in in violation of copyright). That investigation meant a later attack by the pirates who own the shipyard can be connected back to him, and reveals his connection to the main plot.
* MostWritersAreHuman: ...Okay, yeah, Zahn's probably human. But many of his characters aren't, and a lot of them are in prominent positive or neutral roles which in other books get filled by humans. However, like almost every other EU writer, he consigns Chewbacca to minor roles.

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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Paleon's Pellaeon's initial investigation of Disra is over where he's buying the new Preybird fighters (being constructed by an illegal shipyard Disra has a financial interest in in violation of copyright). That investigation meant a later attack by the pirates who own the shipyard can be connected back to him, and reveals his connection to the main plot.
* MostWritersAreHuman: ...Okay, yeah, Zahn's probably human. But many of his characters aren't, and a lot of them are in prominent positive or neutral roles which in other books get filled by humans. However, like almost every other EU writer, he consigns Chewbacca to minor roles. Which is actually a little surprising since in Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Zahn gave Chewie a pretty major role.
7th Sep '15 10:47:29 AM nombretomado
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** For the publishers, anyway; Bantam Books would soon lose the rights to the series to Del Rey, so as a last hurrah, they brought back the writer of the [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy most acclaimed books]] of the Expanded Universe to wrap up the main plot. Additionally, readers who are dissatisfied with [[NewJediOrder later]] [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce books]] can [[FanonDisContinuity disavow]] their existence and come to a satisfying conclusion here.

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** For the publishers, anyway; Bantam Books would soon lose the rights to the series to Del Rey, so as a last hurrah, they brought back the writer of the [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy most acclaimed books]] of the Expanded Universe to wrap up the main plot. Additionally, readers who are dissatisfied with [[NewJediOrder [[Literature/NewJediOrder later]] [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce books]] can [[FanonDisContinuity disavow]] their existence and come to a satisfying conclusion here.
15th Aug '15 2:38:08 AM MechWarrior
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The ''Hand of Thrawn'' duology is a pair of books, ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Specter_of_the_Past Specter of the Past]]'' and ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vision_of_the_Future Vision of the Future]]'', by TimothyZahn. Set in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, they take place ten years after ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' (hence, fifteen years after ''Return of the Jedi'').

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The ''Hand of Thrawn'' duology is a pair of books, ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Specter_of_the_Past Specter of the Past]]'' and ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vision_of_the_Future Vision of the Future]]'', by TimothyZahn.Creator/TimothyZahn. Set in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, they take place ten years after ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' (hence, fifteen years after ''Return of the Jedi'').



* 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 Zhan'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 Zhan's 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.



* InvincibleHero: This is how Zahn saw the overpowered Jedi of the books. He couldn't retcon them into more Yodalike power levels (Pulling a starfighter out of a swamp wasn't easy), so he insinuated that demigod Jedi are relying so heavily on sheer power that they've blinded themselves to the subtler sides of the Force, like precognition (both in the immediate sense - as an awareness of danger before it hits - and in the longer-term, as visions) and that Luke was drawing on the Dark Side by using the Force as a solution for every problem. Zahn was telling other EU authors that they were making Luke out to be a MarySue and cheapening the Force by making it a source of cool powers and nothing more.

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* InvincibleHero: This is how Zahn saw the overpowered Jedi of the books. He couldn't retcon them into more Yodalike Yoda-like power levels (Pulling a starfighter out of a swamp wasn't easy), so he insinuated that demigod Jedi are relying so heavily on sheer power that they've blinded themselves to the subtler sides of the Force, like precognition (both in the immediate sense - as an awareness of danger before it hits - and in the longer-term, as visions) and that Luke was drawing on the Dark Side by using the Force as a solution for every problem. Zahn was telling other EU authors that they were making Luke out to be a MarySue and cheapening the Force by making it a source of cool powers and nothing more.
11th Aug '15 9:51:57 PM ErikModi
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--->'''Mara''': Whatever you were dealing with on Byss--
--->'''Luke''': The reborn Emperor.
--->'''Mara''': Whatever.
30th May '15 11:38:00 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Paleon's initial investigation of Disra is over where he's buying the new Preybird fighters (being constructed by an illegal shipyard Disra has a financial interest in in violation of copyright). That investigation meant a later attack by the pirates who own the shipyard can be connected back to him, and reveals his connection to the main plot.
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