History Literature / HandOfThrawn

1st Apr '18 9:45:56 PM Scooter007
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* ReformedButRejected: Well, YMMV on how much he's "reformed", but Fey'lya is much less a SmugSnake here than he was in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', as stated above in CharacterDevelopment. Further, when the Camas crisis first comes to light, he explains to Leia that the Bothan race were as horrified as everyone else to learn that some of their own had collaborated with Palpatine, and that the Bothans were never able to learn their identities. Nonetheless, Fey'lya correctly concludes early on that the galaxy at large will not be quick to believe this, due to the Bothan's (well-deserved) reputation as a [[PlanetOfHats Planet Of]] {{Smug Snake}}s.
28th Mar '18 9:03:04 PM nombretomado
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* UnusualEuphemism: Shavit. Also "kriff", introduced in these books, has since become Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse {{fanon}}'s answer to [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica "frak"]] in its many contexts.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Shavit. Also "kriff", introduced in these books, has since become Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsLegends {{fanon}}'s answer to [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica "frak"]] in its many contexts.
28th Mar '18 9:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* UnusualEuphemism: Shavit. Also "kriff", introduced in these books, has since become StarWarsExpandedUniverse {{fanon}}'s answer to [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica "frak"]] in its many contexts.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Shavit. Also "kriff", introduced in these books, has since become StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse {{fanon}}'s answer to [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica "frak"]] in its many contexts.
17th Jan '18 7:27:41 AM MaulMachine
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* MemeticBadass: In-universe example. Thrawn is perhaps the most terrifying figure the galaxy has ever seen, so even his impersonator's appearance freaks out Lando and others who see him. It takes Pellaeon, who knew Thrawn best and is not threatened by him, to ferret him out.

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* MemeticBadass: In-universe example. Thrawn is perhaps the most terrifying (non-Force-sensitive) figure the galaxy has ever seen, so even his impersonator's appearance freaks out Lando and others who see him. It takes Pellaeon, who knew Thrawn best and is not threatened by him, to ferret him out.



* PardonMyKlingon: Colonel Bas, Pellaeon's fighter commander (from commoner stock and thus less refined in his speech than most offices) has a habit of using the swearword "kriff".

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* PardonMyKlingon: Colonel Bas, Pellaeon's fighter commander (from commoner stock and thus less refined in his speech than most offices) officers) has a habit of using the swearword "kriff".



* PowerTrio: Disra, Flim, Tierce, generally acting as Id, Ego, and Superego, respectively

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* PowerTrio: Disra, Flim, Tierce, generally acting as Id, Ego, and Superego, respectivelyrespectively.
5th Jan '18 4:20:38 PM StarSword
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* FamousInTheSequel:
** Luke himself may not be instantly recognizable by the entire galaxy, but his green lightsaber for damn sure is. The New Jedi Order itself is now taken seriously enough that [[spoiler:the Cavrilhu Pirates built a trap into their base specifically to hold Jedi. Luke only escapes by using {{telekinesis}} to hotwire a pair of blaster power packs and blast his way out.]]
** [[TakeThat Zahn takes a potshot at the Sueification of Grand Admiral Thrawn]] by writing that his reputation has grown over the years to the point where the mere rumor he's BackFromTheDead has half the galaxy running scared. The main characters all scoff that Thrawn was never ''that'' good.


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* LegendaryInTheSequel:
** Luke is well-known, and although he may not be instantly recognizable by the entire galaxy, his green lightsaber for damn sure is. The New Jedi Order itself is now taken seriously enough that [[spoiler:the Cavrilhu Pirates built a trap into their base specifically to hold Jedi. Luke only escapes by using {{telekinesis}} to hotwire a pair of blaster power packs and blast his way out.]]
** [[TakeThat Zahn takes a potshot at the Sueification of Grand Admiral Thrawn]] by writing that his reputation has grown over the years to the point where the mere rumor he's BackFromTheDead has half the galaxy running scared. The main characters all scoff that Thrawn was never ''that'' good.
5th Jan '18 4:19:33 PM StarSword
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* FamousInTheSequel:
** Luke himself may not be instantly recognizable by the entire galaxy, but his green lightsaber for damn sure is. The New Jedi Order itself is now taken seriously enough that [[spoiler:the Cavrilhu Pirates built a trap into their base specifically to hold Jedi. Luke only escapes by using {{telekinesis}} to hotwire a pair of blaster power packs and blast his way out.]]
** [[TakeThat Zahn takes a potshot at the Sueification of Grand Admiral Thrawn]] by writing that his reputation has grown over the years to the point where the mere rumor he's BackFromTheDead has half the galaxy running scared. The main characters all scoff that Thrawn was never ''that'' good.
5th Jan '18 4:12:59 PM StarSword
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* ConflictBall: One attempt to avenge the past leads to a host of ethnic conflicts flaring up nearly destroying the New Republic. More or less justified, and explained on a couple occasions, in that for most species, the Caamas crisis really served as an excuse to legally get at longstanding enemies and rivals. Not a lot of people cared that profoundly about something that had happened so long ago.
** Old enmities also frame the debate. Notably, the Diamala and Ishori take opposite sides on the debate, partly due to their racial outlooks, but mostly because their opponent is on the opposite side.

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* ConflictBall: One attempt to avenge the past leads to a host of ethnic conflicts flaring up up, nearly destroying the New Republic. More or less justified, and explained on a couple occasions, Justified in that for most species, the Caamas crisis really served as an excuse to legally get at longstanding enemies and rivals. Not a lot of people cared that profoundly about something that had happened so long ago.
** Old enmities also frame the debate. Notably,
For example, the Diamala and Ishori Ishori, between whom Han and Luke try to mediate an argument early in ''Specter'', take opposite sides on the debate, partly due to their racial outlooks, but mostly because their opponent is on the opposite side.side. Not a lot of people cared that profoundly about something that had happened so long ago.



* DevilsAdvocate: In ''The Thrawn Trilogy'', Captain Pellaon acted as a Devil's Advocate to Grand Admiral Thrawn, and commended his subordinate for playing this trope in ''Hand of Thrawn''.

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* DevilsAdvocate: In ''The Thrawn Trilogy'', Captain Pellaon acted as a Devil's Advocate to Grand Admiral Thrawn, and commended commends his subordinate for playing this trope in ''Hand of Thrawn''. Thrawn''.
13th May '17 5:11:08 PM ErikModi
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** Old enmities also frame the debate. Notably, the Diamala and Ishori take opposite sides on the debate, partly due to their racial outlooks, but mostly because their opponent is on the opposite side.
13th May '17 5:07:53 PM ErikModi
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* TheChessmaster: Tierce, who is actually [[spoiler: a partial clone of Thrawn, though his actual genetic material came from a former Royal Guardsman; it's just that his mental programming included elements taken from Thrawn's own mind]]. As Pellaeon points out, though, he lacks the charisma and leadership necessary to be a truly MagnificentBastard.

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* TheChessmaster: Tierce, who is actually [[spoiler: a partial clone of Thrawn, though his actual genetic material came from a former Royal Guardsman; it's just that his mental programming included elements taken from Thrawn's own mind]]. As Pellaeon points out, though, he lacks the charisma charisma, vision, and leadership necessary to be a truly MagnificentBastard.
27th Apr '17 10:51:00 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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The Caamasi people were a group of peaceful {{Actual Pacifist}}s, so respected by even some warlike species that "caamasi" was a word for "friend from afar" or similar in numerous languages, and there is even a legend that the first Jedi came to the Caamasi to learn ethical use of the Force. Shortly after the Clone Wars, their planet's surface was razed; the few survivors were offworld or didn't see what initiated the Holocaust, but the genocide had long been believed to have been directed by Palpatine. Palpatine's copy of the Caamas document confirms this--but more importantly, notes that a number of Bothans, working for him, helped to lower Caamas's planetary shields, allowing the destruction. Unfortunately, the document Leia has found is corrupted, and the actual list of names is lost. When the news gets out, the New Republic is engulfed by demands for justice. The heatedness of the debate, with leaders of entire species coming down on either side, leads to a resurging of old inter-species rivalries, and the New Republic begins to fracture...just as word arrives on Coruscant that Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned.

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The Caamasi people were a group of peaceful {{Actual Pacifist}}s, so respected by even some warlike species that "caamasi" was a word for "friend from afar" or similar in numerous languages, and there is even a legend that the first Jedi came to the Caamasi to learn ethical use of the Force. Shortly after the Clone Wars, their planet's surface was razed; the few survivors were offworld or didn't see what initiated the Holocaust, but the genocide had long been believed to have been directed by Palpatine. Palpatine's copy of the Caamas document confirms this--but more importantly, notes that a number of Bothans, working for him, helped to lower Caamas's planetary shields, allowing the destruction. Unfortunately, the document Leia has found is corrupted, and the actual list of names is lost. When the news gets out, the New Republic is engulfed by demands for justice. The heatedness of the debate, with leaders of entire species coming down on either side, leads to a resurging of old inter-species rivalries, and the New Republic begins to fracture... just as word arrives on Coruscant that Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned.



** Subtle (it's never explicitly stated) but remember that tractor beam guy in ''The Last Command'' who Thrawn promoted instead of punishing him because he tried an imaginative solution to prevent Luke escaping his tractor beam, even though he failed? The one who Thrawn then ordered to work on the solution properly? Guess how Lando tries to escape an Imperial tractor beam at the end of ''Specter''...same method, only ''now'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Empire has a way to defeat it]].

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** Subtle (it's never explicitly stated) but remember that tractor beam guy in ''The Last Command'' who Thrawn promoted instead of punishing him because he tried an imaginative solution to prevent Luke escaping his tractor beam, even though he failed? The one who Thrawn then ordered to work on the solution properly? Guess how Lando tries to escape an Imperial tractor beam at the end of ''Specter''... same method, only ''now'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Empire has a way to defeat it]].



* DidntSeeThatComing: The conspirators' plan to make everyone think Flim is [[spoiler:Grand Admiral Thrawn]] works so well that it convinces General Bel Iblis...who, when the attempt at infiltrating the Yaga Minor shipyard goes awry, decides that stopping Thrawn is important enough to sacrifice his own ship and life and prepares to ram "Thrawn's." Fortunately for the conspirators, the situation is resolved before this can happen.

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* DidntSeeThatComing: The conspirators' plan to make everyone think Flim is [[spoiler:Grand Admiral Thrawn]] works so well that it convinces General Bel Iblis... who, when the attempt at infiltrating the Yaga Minor shipyard goes awry, decides that stopping Thrawn is important enough to sacrifice his own ship and life and prepares to ram "Thrawn's." Fortunately for the conspirators, the situation is resolved before this can happen.



* FixFic: Like we said...Zahn read the rest of the EU. And it's easy to see which parts he liked and which he didn't.

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* FixFic: Like we said... Zahn read the rest of the EU. And it's easy to see which parts he liked and which he didn't.



** "The Hand of Thrawn" is the only uncorrupted sentence found on one of the damaged Imperial datacards unearthed at the beginning of ''Specter of the Past''. Everyone speculates about what it might mean, but Luke and Mara only find out when the latter realises what the damaged Chiss fortress on Nirauan, with its five remaining towers, looks like...

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** "The Hand of Thrawn" is the only uncorrupted sentence found on one of the damaged Imperial datacards unearthed at the beginning of ''Specter of the Past''. Everyone speculates about what it might mean, but Luke and Mara only find out when the latter realises what the damaged Chiss fortress on Nirauan, with its five remaining towers, looks like...like....
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