History Literature / NewJediOrder

28th Mar '18 10:14:07 PM nombretomado
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The New Jedi Order was the first novel series Del Rey Books produced once they acquired the license to produce StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels from Lucasbooks after Bantam lost it. Originally intended to have twenty-five books, it ended up as a still-sprawling nineteen-book series over five years of both in-universe time and real time, composed mostly of hardcover one-shots and softcover miniseries, written by several authors. It was embroiled in controversy from the start, with the killing of a major movie character--one of the seven characters to appear in all three movies of the original trilogy and survive ([[spoiler:Chewbacca]]). It continued by killing a small host of minor, secondary, and non-movie major characters, including several fan-favorites, and ended up exploring the very meaning of the Force, and whether the Dark Side existed at all. (Short answer: Not really. Long answer: Yes, it does, but not as previously thought.) The published novels are in chronological order as follows (hardcovers with a indentation, softcovers with two, even though they aren't necessarily direct sequels).

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The New Jedi Order was the first novel series Del Rey Books produced once they acquired the license to produce StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novels from Lucasbooks after Bantam lost it. Originally intended to have twenty-five books, it ended up as a still-sprawling nineteen-book series over five years of both in-universe time and real time, composed mostly of hardcover one-shots and softcover miniseries, written by several authors. It was embroiled in controversy from the start, with the killing of a major movie character--one of the seven characters to appear in all three movies of the original trilogy and survive ([[spoiler:Chewbacca]]). It continued by killing a small host of minor, secondary, and non-movie major characters, including several fan-favorites, and ended up exploring the very meaning of the Force, and whether the Dark Side existed at all. (Short answer: Not really. Long answer: Yes, it does, but not as previously thought.) The published novels are in chronological order as follows (hardcovers with a indentation, softcovers with two, even though they aren't necessarily direct sequels).



* TheEpic: Nineteen books, five years of in-universe time, and a borderline-apocalyptic war that shakes the galaxy to its foundations. It's the largest and most sweeping of any of the multi-book or comic arcs in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, and its scope is unmatched by anything in the entire Star Wars 'verse with the ''possible'' exception of the core twelve movies.

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* TheEpic: Nineteen books, five years of in-universe time, and a borderline-apocalyptic war that shakes the galaxy to its foundations. It's the largest and most sweeping of any of the multi-book or comic arcs in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsLegends, and its scope is unmatched by anything in the entire Star Wars 'verse with the ''possible'' exception of the core twelve movies.
11th Mar '18 6:28:06 PM StarSword
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* CallBack: The YVH droids' armor is made from laminanium, the self-healing metal that the Qellan ship in ''Literature/BlackFleetCrisis'' was made of.



** The GFFA develops its own MechaMooks countermeasure in ''Star By Star'' with Tendrando Arms Yuuzhan Vong Hunter droids, equipped with self-healing structural materials, a blaster cannon that can bring down a coralskipper at full power, and a sensor package capable of ferreting out disguised Vong.

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** The GFFA develops its own MechaMooks countermeasure in ''Star By Star'' with Tendrando Arms Yuuzhan Vong Hunter droids, equipped with self-healing structural materials, a blaster cannon that can bring down a coralskipper at full power, and a sensor package capable of ferreting out disguised Vong. They're devastating when deployed, though too expensive for common use.
11th Mar '18 6:17:35 PM StarSword
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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: {{Discussed}} somewhat obliquely in ''Destiny's Way'', which includes a scene where Fyor Rodan, a New Republic politician, gets into it with Luke over the proper role of the Jedi Order in the war. Rodan wants to incorporate the Jedi into the regular military chain of command with all that entails, including subjecting them to the military justice system when they screw up. Luke prefers the status quo of an autonomous Jedi Order where the Jedi can follow the will of the Force and intervene in the war as needed.
28th Feb '18 3:29:55 PM StarSword
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** In the very first book, the Yuuzhan Vong drop Sernpidal's moon onto the planet itself, killing thousands in the process [[spoiler: (including Chewbacca during the half-successful evacuation attempt)]]. This is actually a military tactic called Yo'gand's Core, named after the first Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong. It gets used again at least once during the war (against the planet Kalarba), and Shedao Shai at one point threatens to use it on Ithor. During and after the fall of Coruscant, the Vong bombard the planet with its own orbital defense stations.
** During their assault on Borleis, the Yuuzhan Vong use a dovin basal to sweep the planet's orbital defense platforms out of the sky and plunge them into the planet's atmosphere.

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** In the very first book, the Yuuzhan Vong drop Sernpidal's moon onto the planet itself, killing thousands in the process [[spoiler: (including Chewbacca during the half-successful evacuation attempt)]]. This is actually a military tactic called Yo'gand's Core, named after the first Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong. It gets used again at least once during the war (against the planet Kalarba), and Shedao Shai at one point threatens to use it on Ithor. During and after the fall of Coruscant, the Vong bombard the planet with its own orbital defense stations.
Ithor.
** During their assault on Borleis, the Yuuzhan Vong use a dovin basal to sweep the planet's orbital defense platforms out of the sky and plunge them into the planet's atmosphere. [[spoiler:They repeat this on Coruscant.]]



** The voxyn, bio-engineered servants of the Vong, are ''Jedi'' killers.

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** The voxyn, bio-engineered servants of the Vong, Vong creatures made from [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Myrkr's vornskyrs]], are ''Jedi'' killers.


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* HistoryRepeats: The Yuuzhan Vong capture Borleias as a stepping-stone to the New Republic's capital Coruscant, just as the New Republic itself did two InUniverse decades earlier in the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.
28th Feb '18 3:21:16 PM StarSword
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* PowerfulPeopleAreSubs: There's a joke about this from Luke and Mara of all people in ''Destiny's Way'' after Luke has a less-than-productive meeting with Fyor Rodan, a New Republic politician who wants changes in the Jedi Order's role in the war.[[note]]Specifically, he wants them incorporated into the regular military chain of command with all that entails, especially in terms of accountability, whereas Luke favors the status quo of a largely autonomous order.[[/note]]
-->'''Luke:''' He kept calling me "Skywalker". Because I don't have a title--I'm not a senator, I'm not a general any longer, I'm not an ambassador. He used the word like an insult.\\
'''Mara:''' He could have called you "Master". Like I do sometimes.\\
'''Luke:''' I don't think it would be the same as when you do it.\\
'''Mara:''' It better not be... ''Skywalker''.
27th Feb '18 4:02:38 PM StarSword
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* [[spoiler: TheDogWasTheMastermind: The Yuuzhan Vong's leader is Shimrra, the Supreme Overlord, a god king who truly looks the part. At the liberation of Coruscant, it's revealed that he's been controlled through the Force by his jester Onimi, a being so far beneath him, he was considered little more than a pet.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler: The Yuuzhan Vong's leader is Shimrra, the Supreme Overlord, a god king who truly looks the part. At the liberation of Coruscant, it's revealed that he's been controlled through the Force by his jester Onimi, a being so far beneath him, he was considered little more than a pet.]]
12th Feb '18 6:03:11 AM ErikModi
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* BringMyRedJacket: Luke all but cites this trope by name in Dark Tide I when he sees Jacen in a dark red combat jumpsuit.
8th Feb '18 4:11:48 AM ErikModi
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** Also used literally, as the New Republic works hard to find a way jam yammosk coordination. The Vong respond by deploying backup yammosks.
8th Feb '18 4:09:32 AM ErikModi
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* LensmanArmsRace: A tactical variant, as both sides adapt and refine their tactics to overcome each others' special abilities:
** Vong volcano cannons are easily shrugged off by New Republic deflector shields, until the Vong learn their dovin basals can yank the shields right off a ship's hull. The New Republic quickly learns to extend the acceleration compensator envelope to protect their shields.
** Some Jedi develop the "Shadow Bomb," firing unguided torpedoes and aligning them with the Force to hit enemy ships. With no active drives, the Vong dovin basals don't know the torpedo is incoming until it's too late. Eventually, Jedi-piloted X-Wings have torpedoes with the drives removed and replaced with extra explosive to get the most out of this trick.
** To bypass the shielding singularities Vong ships use to protect themselves from enemy fire, the New Republic develops "splinter fire," lowering the power of their laser weapons so they can fire faster and quickly exhaust the dovin basals, then fire full-power to damage the ship itself.
8th Feb '18 3:34:24 AM ErikModi
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** "Coralskipper" is treated as the name for all Yuuzhan Vong craft in ''Vector Prime'', from small one-man starfighters to larger, multi-crew vessels. Later books would have the New Republic identify them by their closest analogue to a traditional craft, and would reveal proper Vong class names for many of their larger ships, while "coralskipper" was used exclusively to mean "starfighter".
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