History Literature / OutboundFlight

19th Jun '16 2:37:41 PM nombretomado
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** This whole story was originally one of these. In ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', Thrawn tells us that he destroyed the Outbound Flight Project and killed the original C'baoth (and his vehemence then is now explained) and in ''HandOfThrawn'' Soontir Fel and Voss Parck give more details about the way Thrawn was outnumbered.

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** This whole story was originally one of these. In ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Thrawn tells us that he destroyed the Outbound Flight Project and killed the original C'baoth (and his vehemence then is now explained) and in ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' Soontir Fel and Voss Parck give more details about the way Thrawn was outnumbered.



* HyperAwareness: Luke and Mara can rewind their memories to take another look at what they saw. One might wonder if Zahn would like this trick for himself, as it's [[TheThrawnTrilogy the second time he's featured it in his Star Wars works]].
* InTheBlood: Admittedly, [[TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]] was already crazy from being a [[CloningBlues flawed clone]], but it's pretty easy to see where he got his, well, ''everything'' from.

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* HyperAwareness: Luke and Mara can rewind their memories to take another look at what they saw. One might wonder if Zahn would like this trick for himself, as it's [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy the second time he's featured it in his Star Wars works]].
* InTheBlood: Admittedly, [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]] was already crazy from being a [[CloningBlues flawed clone]], but it's pretty easy to see where he got his, well, ''everything'' from.



* SherlockScan: Thrawn, art, [[TheThrawnTrilogy you know how it goes]].

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* SherlockScan: Thrawn, art, [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy you know how it goes]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Jorus C'baoth isn't as bad as [[TheThrawnTrilogy his clone]], but he's still not the stablest of beings. You can see why he and [[EvilChancellor Palpatine]] get along.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Jorus C'baoth isn't as bad as [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy his clone]], but he's still not the stablest of beings. You can see why he and [[EvilChancellor Palpatine]] get along.
19th Jun '16 2:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* CloningGambit: Sort of. Jorus C'baoth dies, but from TheThrawnTrilogy we know that Palpatine decides he can still make good use of those genes. [[CallForward And, in Outbound Flight, it's mentioned that before they leave every member of the crew is given a thorough medical exam...]]

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* CloningGambit: Sort of. Jorus C'baoth dies, but from TheThrawnTrilogy Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy we know that Palpatine decides he can still make good use of those genes. [[CallForward And, in Outbound Flight, it's mentioned that before they leave every member of the crew is given a thorough medical exam...]]
22nd Jan '16 2:46:28 PM chicagomel
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* FandomNod: Ari Roselani, cosplaying as Grand Admiral Thrawn, [[http://public.fotki.com/Kait/star_wars/tim_zahn_booksigning/thrawntim.html met]] Timothy Zahn in 2002, and apparently they became friends. ''Outbound Flight'' has a female Chiss admiral dressed all in white and aiding in Thrawn's plans named [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ar%27alani Ar'alani]].
22nd Jan '16 2:45:58 PM chicagomel
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** The last seen with Luke and Mara can also be seen as such. It's cute how Mara is lovingly telling Luke that she'll always be with him, til the end of time. And sad when you consider her death in "Sacrifice". She *was* there for Luke and Ben as a force ghost when they needed guidance a couple times, but couldn't be there with Luke physically.
12th Dec '15 8:41:17 PM nombretomado
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* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: As of ''Survivor's Quest'', [[XWingSeries Booster Terrik's]] Star Destroyer has finally been painted red. Doesn't change the fact that it's a Star Destroyer and needs a ridiculous amount of maintenance and an enormous crew complement, and Booster can't keep it in anything like military shape.

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* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: As of ''Survivor's Quest'', [[XWingSeries [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Booster Terrik's]] Star Destroyer has finally been painted red. Doesn't change the fact that it's a Star Destroyer and needs a ridiculous amount of maintenance and an enormous crew complement, and Booster can't keep it in anything like military shape.
7th Sep '15 11:07:51 AM nombretomado
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Forty-seven years later comes ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Survivor%27s_Quest Survivor's Quest]]'', set between the HandOfThrawn duology and the NewJediOrder. Newlyweds Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade are contacted by the [[HandOfThrawn Empire of the Hand]] with a message from the Chiss, who invite them as New Republic representatives to come visit the wreckage of Outbound Flight, and reclaim the remains. They feel responsible for that rogue Commander's actions. Things are complicated when they are accompanied by a faux New Republic ambassador with his own agenda, and when the pair find that representatives from the Empire of the Hand, Commander Chak Fel and four stormtroopers of the Five-Oh-First, were sent along as their escort. Things are complicated more when some aliens show up claiming that the Jedi of Outbound Flight saved them from the Vagaari, and they want to pay their respects.

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Forty-seven years later comes ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Survivor%27s_Quest Survivor's Quest]]'', set between the HandOfThrawn duology and the NewJediOrder.Literature/NewJediOrder. Newlyweds Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade are contacted by the [[HandOfThrawn Empire of the Hand]] with a message from the Chiss, who invite them as New Republic representatives to come visit the wreckage of Outbound Flight, and reclaim the remains. They feel responsible for that rogue Commander's actions. Things are complicated when they are accompanied by a faux New Republic ambassador with his own agenda, and when the pair find that representatives from the Empire of the Hand, Commander Chak Fel and four stormtroopers of the Five-Oh-First, were sent along as their escort. Things are complicated more when some aliens show up claiming that the Jedi of Outbound Flight saved them from the Vagaari, and they want to pay their respects.



* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Survivor's Quest'', Aristocra Formbi believes that [[spoiler: the Vagaari have allied themselves with someone more powerful and dangerous]]. While it's never outright confirmed, [[spoiler: the Vagaari's pack of Wolvkils and swarms of Schostri are reminiscent of [[NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] biots. The absence of either creature during Car'das' time on Vagaari ships in ''Outbound Flight'' supports Formbi's fears, suggesting the Vagaari are being backed by the Vong to help weaken the Chiss Ascendancy in preparation for the imminent invasion.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Survivor's Quest'', Aristocra Formbi believes that [[spoiler: the Vagaari have allied themselves with someone more powerful and dangerous]]. While it's never outright confirmed, [[spoiler: the Vagaari's pack of Wolvkils and swarms of Schostri are reminiscent of [[NewJediOrder [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] biots. The absence of either creature during Car'das' time on Vagaari ships in ''Outbound Flight'' supports Formbi's fears, suggesting the Vagaari are being backed by the Vong to help weaken the Chiss Ascendancy in preparation for the imminent invasion.]]
19th Aug '15 2:31:05 PM MarsJenkar
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--> '''Mara Jade (in ''[[HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'')''': So... just how badly did Thrawn slaughter them?

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--> '''Mara Jade (in ''[[HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'')''': So... [[GenreSavvy just how badly did Thrawn slaughter them?them]]?



* BittersweetEnding: ''Outbound Flight'' has either this or a DownerEnding, from a certain point of view.



* BittersweetEnding: ''Outbound Flight'' has either this or a DownerEnding, from a certain point of view.



* FantasticRacism: In ''Outbound Flight'', Doriana knows about his master's kneejerk distaste for nonhumans, but he thinks that Thrawn just might be impressive enough to make Sidious overlook species. In ''Survivor's Quest'', Mara Jade is told that the stormtroopers are from the Five-Oh-First, thinks back to her time working with them as Emperor's Hand, and remembers that the Emperor's xenophobia rubbed off on them. The Empire of the Hand's 501st is not the original 501st remaining in the Imperial Remnant, but if they decided to take the name they might also have taken the attitudes. Then she and Luke discover, to their shock, that at least one of the stormtroopers isn't human.
** Also, the Survivors of Outbound Flight almost uniformly hate and fear the Jedi, and they lock away any children who show signs of being Force-Sensitive. One of the stormtroopers is angry about this. Locking up and 'disappearing' people who hadn't done anything happened on his homeworld, before the Empire of the Hand came.

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* FantasticRacism: In ''Outbound Flight'', Doriana knows about his master's kneejerk distaste for nonhumans, but he thinks that Thrawn just might be impressive enough to make Sidious overlook species. In ''Survivor's Quest'', Mara Jade is told that the stormtroopers are from the Five-Oh-First, thinks back to her time working with them as Emperor's Hand, and remembers that the Emperor's xenophobia rubbed off on them. The Empire of the Hand's 501st is not the original 501st remaining in the Imperial Remnant, but if they decided to take the name they might also have taken the attitudes. Then she and Luke discover, to their shock, that at least one of the stormtroopers isn't human.
''isn't human''.
** Also, the Survivors of Outbound Flight almost uniformly hate and fear the Jedi, and they lock away any children who show signs of being Force-Sensitive. One of the stormtroopers is stormtroopers--appropriately, the aforementioned non-human--is angry about this. Locking up and 'disappearing' people who hadn't done anything happened on his homeworld, before the Empire of the Hand came. (The story "Fool's Bargain", included in the book, goes into this in further detail.)



* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: As of ''Survivor's Quest'', [[XWingSeries Booster Terrick's]] Star Destroyer has finally been painted red. Doesn't change the fact that it's a Star Destroyer and needs a ridiculous amount of maintenance and an enormous crew complement, and Booster can't keep it in anything like military shape.

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* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: As of ''Survivor's Quest'', [[XWingSeries Booster Terrick's]] Terrik's]] Star Destroyer has finally been painted red. Doesn't change the fact that it's a Star Destroyer and needs a ridiculous amount of maintenance and an enormous crew complement, and Booster can't keep it in anything like military shape.



* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Fawning Idiocy]]: How the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] got in position in ''Survivor's Quest''. The Chiss knew or at least suspected, but the others didn't.

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* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Fawning Idiocy]]: How the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] got in position in ''Survivor's Quest''. The A few of the Chiss knew or at least suspected, but the others didn't.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: C'baoth delivers one to each side in the dispute between the Corporate Alliance and the people of Barlok, due to [[{{Understatement}} neither side covering themselves with glory]].



* YouSuck: C'baoth delivers one to each side in the dispute between the Corporate Alliance and the people of Barlok, due to [[{{Understatement}} neither side covering themselves with glory]].
25th Jun '15 3:09:04 PM HeraldAlberich
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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: No one ever learns what Thrass and Lorana did.

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: No one ever learns what Thrass and Lorana did. When Luke and Mara find their remains (only identifiable as a Jedi and a Chiss by their weapons), the best theory they can conjecture is that the Jedi was defending the ship against a Chiss invader.



--> '''Thrass''': "It appears we will both be giving our lives for your people."

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--> '''Thrass''': "It -->'''Thrass:''' It appears we will both be giving our lives for your people."



** The Hardcell-class ships get destroyed ''by their own missiles'', thanks to some brilliant maneuvering by Thrawn

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** The Hardcell-class ships get destroyed ''by their own missiles'', missiles,'' thanks to some brilliant maneuvering by ThrawnThrawn. He [[AttackItsWeakPoint attacks the same weak point]] that Anakin uses in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones.''
24th Jun '15 12:29:40 PM HeraldAlberich
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The novels were published in AnachronicOrder; readers who picked up on the clues left in the wreckage and hints in the dialogue in ''Survivor's Quest'' in 2004 had to wait until 2006 for ''Outbound Flight'' to connect the dots.
28th Jan '15 10:11:23 PM tdwally
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* PaintingTheMedium: Humans are biologically incapable of speaking Cheunh properly, shown when Car'das calls himself a fishing boat instead of a merchant. When Thrawn speaks the two words to show the difference, they are spelled exactly the same.
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