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3rd Feb '18 4:26:11 PM StarSword
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* GeneralFailure: Admiral Daala, whose sole achievements are killing a few dozen refugees on Dantooine, and destroying a floating city on the Mon Calamari homeworld. Not only does this massively pale compared to what [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]] managed to achieve with only slightly more resources, even other characters with no military training whatsoever (such as Kyp Durron and Tol Sivron) manage to cause more mass-destruction in this very storyline.
** Between the brain damage and the fact that Daala's background indicates that in the academy she was a brilliant ''ground combat'' tactician, perhaps her incompetence in space combat is justified. Had Tarkin made her a general and put her in charge of a Stormtrooper legion, she probably would've done a good job. But Tarkin needed her in a position where she could be hidden from his wife, so he had to make her an admiral and station her at a secret facility. Also, in the more recently written novel ''Literature/DeathStar'' she suffered a head injury during a Rebel attack on the construction site, and medics weren't able to get to her quickly enough to allow for a full recovery. In fact the brain damage was [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia about the Rebel attack in which she was injured]], so ''she doesn't even know she has brain damage''. All of which are ex post facto attempts by other authors to justify her GeneralFailure tendencies in her original appearance as even other Star Wars writers couldn't take her being presented as a tactical genius in her original appearance at face value.

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* GeneralFailure: Admiral Daala, whose sole achievements are killing a few dozen refugees on Dantooine, and destroying a floating city on the Mon Calamari homeworld. Not only does this massively pale compared to what [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]] managed to achieve with only slightly more resources, even other characters with no military training whatsoever (such as Kyp Durron and Tol Sivron) manage to cause more mass-destruction in this very storyline.
** Between the brain damage and the fact
storyline. This went through several {{retcon}}s in later material by way of explanation: ''Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy'' states that Daala's background indicates that in the academy she was a brilliant ''ground combat'' tactician, perhaps her incompetence in space combat is justified. Had but Tarkin made her a general and put her naval officer [[TheMistress in charge of a Stormtrooper legion, she probably would've done a good job. But Tarkin needed her in a position where she could be hidden order to help hide their affair from his wife, so he had to make her an admiral and station her at a secret facility. Also, in the more recently written novel wife]], while ''Literature/DeathStar'' states she suffered a head traumatic brain injury during a Rebel attack on the Death Star's construction site, and medics weren't able to get to her quickly enough to allow for a full recovery. In fact the brain damage was [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia about the Rebel attack in which site (damage so severe she was injured]], so ''she doesn't even know she has brain damage''. All remember most of which are ex post facto attempts by other authors to justify her GeneralFailure tendencies in her original appearance as even other Star Wars writers couldn't take her being presented as a tactical genius in her original appearance at face value.the preceding year, including the attack itself).



* MadeOfIndestructium: The Sun Crusher's hull is armored in a material that is, quite literally, indestructible. It's rammed through the bridge tower of an Imperial Star Destroyer and tossed into the heart of a gas giant with zero ill effects.

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* MadeOfIndestructium: The Sun Crusher's hull is armored in a material that is, quite literally, indestructible. It's rammed through the bridge tower of an Imperial Star Destroyer and tossed into the heart of a gas giant with zero ill effects. [[spoiler:A glancing hit from a partially charged prototype Death Star superlaser seriously damages it, though.]]



** ''I, Jedi'' itself had to be retconned by Creator/DavidSherman and Creator/DanCragg's ''Literature/JediTrial'' after the prequels contradicted some of the timing in the Halcyon/Horn family tree (a common problem for pre-''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]]'' novels: Creator/TimothyZahn's [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn trilogy]] ran into this, too).

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** ''I, Jedi'' itself had to be retconned by Creator/DavidSherman and Creator/DanCragg's ''Literature/JediTrial'' after the prequels contradicted some of the timing in the Halcyon/Horn family tree (a tree, a common problem for pre-''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]]'' novels: novels. Creator/TimothyZahn's [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn trilogy]] ran into this, too).too.
28th Jan '18 4:42:19 PM nombretomado
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The [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jedi_Academy_Trilogy Jedi Academy Trilogy]] is a set of books in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends. The three books, ''Jedi Search'', ''Dark Apprentice'' and ''Champions of the Force'', were written by Creator/KevinJAnderson starting in 1994; in 1998, MichaelStackpole of Literature/XWingSeries fame wrote ''I, Jedi'', but we'll get to that in a bit. It should also be noted that in 1995 Anderson wrote ''Darksaber'', a semi-sequel to the Jedi Academy Trilogy, which we talk about [[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy over here]].

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The [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jedi_Academy_Trilogy Jedi Academy Trilogy]] is a set of books in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends. The three books, ''Jedi Search'', ''Dark Apprentice'' and ''Champions of the Force'', were written by Creator/KevinJAnderson starting in 1994; in 1998, MichaelStackpole Creator/MichaelStackpole of Literature/XWingSeries fame wrote ''I, Jedi'', but we'll get to that in a bit. It should also be noted that in 1995 Anderson wrote ''Darksaber'', a semi-sequel to the Jedi Academy Trilogy, which we talk about [[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy over here]].
20th Jan '18 4:26:18 PM MasterFuzzy
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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Corran is badass enough ''weaponize'' it. When a rival from another pirate squadron tries insulting Corran's wingman while he's undercover, Corran deflects it back at him. The rival states that it's typical of Corellians to speak before they think, and Corran launches into an ''epic'' recitation of a variety of Corellian-specific barbs the rival ''could'' have said instead, culminating in the "light-bulb joke" mentioned above. Corran then [[NoSell No Sells]] the guy's first punch, insults him again, and knocks him flat on his ass when the rival tries to attack a second time.

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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Corran is badass enough to ''weaponize'' it. When a rival from another pirate squadron tries insulting Corran's wingman while he's undercover, Corran deflects it back at him. The rival states that it's typical of Corellians to speak before they think, and Corran launches into an ''epic'' recitation of a variety of Corellian-specific barbs the rival ''could'' have said instead, culminating in the "light-bulb joke" mentioned above. Corran then [[NoSell No Sells]] the guy's first punch, insults him again, and knocks him flat on his ass when the rival tries to attack a second time.
16th Jan '18 12:23:06 PM NoxSky12599
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* PragmaticVillainy: For obvious reasons, when Corran goes undercover with the Invids in ''I, Jedi'', he starts encouraging the other pirates to practice this to promote cooperation in the future. While a few of the pirates are in it more ForTheEvulz, most of them recognize the potential of this racket [[spoiler:and end up accepting a legitimate security contract at the end of the novel.]] Later, when the pirate gang has to fight its way out of a confrontation with the New Republic Navy, Corran convinces the crew's leader that they should use ion cannons to disable the Republic fighters... because some forces will have to be diverted to rescue the pilots, distracting them from chasing after the Invids.
-->'''Corran:''' Yeah, a refueling station might blow up really pretty, and might even set half a city on fire, but that's not the objective here. Look, you can kill a woolly-nerf and make a coat out of its skin, or you can shear the beast's coat and come back year after year for more wool. We play this right, six months from now we show up in the system, send a list of demands and they'll freighter the loot out to us.
23rd Dec '17 6:26:02 AM ErikModi
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** And of course, with the ''Legends'' retcon in April of 2014, these books in their entirety are non-canon unless referenced by a new source, and even then, [[BroadStrokes only to the extent that they're referenced]].

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** And of course, with the ''Legends'' retcon in April of 2014, these books in their entirety are non-canon [[SchrodingersCanon unless referenced by a new source, source]], and even then, [[BroadStrokes only to the extent that they're referenced]].
28th Oct '17 4:56:24 PM ZarbiNerada
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Tavira's belief that Luke Skywalker ordered the destruction of Carida was because: 1, that's what she would have done to her foes had she a Sun Crusher; and 2, grace such as Durron was shown is completely outside her understanding.
18th Sep '17 1:03:02 AM SamMax
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** And of course, with the ''Legends'' retcon in April of 2014, these books in their entirety are non-canon unless referenced by a new source, and even then, [[BroadStrokes only to the extent that they're referenced]].
21st Aug '17 11:29:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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Then Corran goes to his homeworld, Corellia, talks things over with his grandfather, and [[TheInfiltration infiltrates]] some of the pirates who associate with the Invids, in the meantime picking up a [[HandOfThrawn Camaasi]] who is able to straighten out his morals. Eventually he chases all of the pirates off a planet with a campaign of intimidation, faces down the Sith-influenced Jedi sect called the Jensaari alongside Luke, and saves Mirax.

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Then Corran goes to his homeworld, Corellia, talks things over with his grandfather, and [[TheInfiltration infiltrates]] some of the pirates who associate with the Invids, in the meantime picking up a [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Camaasi]] who is able to straighten out his morals. Eventually he chases all of the pirates off a planet with a campaign of intimidation, faces down the Sith-influenced Jedi sect called the Jensaari alongside Luke, and saves Mirax.



** The romance between Mara and Lando in the Jedi Academy trilogy was retconned into being a cover story in ''HandOfThrawn'', and given the links between ''I, Jedi'' and that duology, it's unsurprising that there's a brief nod to this RetCon in ''I, Jedi''.

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** The romance between Mara and Lando in the Jedi Academy trilogy was retconned into being a cover story in ''HandOfThrawn'', ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'', and given the links between ''I, Jedi'' and that duology, it's unsurprising that there's a brief nod to this RetCon in ''I, Jedi''.



* FixFic: Stackpole uses ''I, Jedi'' to make the ''Jedi Academy'' trilogy more palatable. Note that ''I, Jedi'' also has lots of crossover with the ''HandOfThrawn'' books by Creator/TimothyZahn, which are even more of a FixFic for the whole EU.

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* FixFic: Stackpole uses ''I, Jedi'' to make the ''Jedi Academy'' trilogy more palatable. Note that ''I, Jedi'' also has lots of crossover with the ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' books by Creator/TimothyZahn, which are even more of a FixFic for the whole EU.
17th Aug '17 8:33:11 PM MarsJenkar
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** Mirax later has a similar reaction to Admiral Tavira saying much the same thing.

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** Mirax later has a similar reaction to Admiral Tavira saying much the same thing. After that, Luke decides that Corran's earlier comment about making sure that Mirax and Mara never meet is good advice.
30th Jul '17 9:48:06 AM ErikModi
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* MadeOfIndestructium: The Sun Crusher's hull is armored in a material that is, quite literally, indestructible. It's rammed through the bridge tower of an Imperial Star Destroyer and tossed into the heart of a gas giant with zero ill effects.
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