History Literature / RepublicCommandoSeries

5th Nov '16 6:46:19 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Every ''single'' Mandalorian in the series, and most of the other named characters, too.



* BadassCreed: Mandalorian Tenants. Even their marriage vows sound {{badass}}.

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* BadassCreed: Mandalorian Tenants. Even their marriage vows sound {{badass}}.badass.



* CulturedBadass: Vau. He's a disinherited Irmenu aristocrat, so he was raised with the manners, but then he joined the Mandalorians, making him an instant {{badass}}.

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* CulturedBadass: Vau. He's a disinherited Irmenu aristocrat, so he was raised with the manners, but then he joined the Mandalorians, making him an instant {{badass}}.badass.



* NotSoStoic: For a {{badass}} Mando, Skirata really wears his heart on his sleeve, crying multiple times.

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* NotSoStoic: For a {{badass}} badass Mando, Skirata really wears his heart on his sleeve, crying multiple times.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Apparently something that happens often with Skirata. Who knew the [[{{BadassGrandpa}} old guy]] with [[HandicappedBadass a limp]] could be such a {{badass}} PapaWolf?

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Apparently something that happens often with Skirata. Who knew the [[{{BadassGrandpa}} old guy]] with [[HandicappedBadass a limp]] could be such a {{badass}} badass PapaWolf?
20th Sep '16 4:17:59 AM LentilSandEater
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* BerserkButton: Do '''''NOT''''' insult any clones in front of Kal Skirata '''''EVER!!!!!!!'''''
** Likewise, do '''''NOT''''' insult ''Kal'buir'' in front of Ordo '''''EVER!!!!!!!''''' .... As Ensign Luszgoti found out in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
** Don't refer to any commando as "clone", either, especially one that's been all but trained to buck any authority they don't like, such as Skirata and Vau's pods.

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* BerserkButton: Do '''''NOT''''' insult any clones in front of Kal Skirata '''''EVER!!!!!!!'''''
** Likewise, do '''''NOT''''' insult ''Kal'buir'' in front of Ordo '''''EVER!!!!!!!''''' .... As Ensign Luszgoti found out in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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Don't refer to any commando as a "clone", either, especially one that's been all but trained to buck any authority they don't like, such as Skirata and Vau's pods.
13th Aug '16 5:56:52 PM zarpaulus
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* BigEater: All of the clones. They especially like candy or other sweets.

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* BigEater: All of the clones. They especially like candy or other sweets.sweets, in defiance of their tasteless rations.
4th May '16 5:30:55 PM StarSword
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* {{Retcon}}: This series does a number on the then-recent "History of the Mandalorians" article by Abel G. Pena. Instead of Spar being an insane, fanatical, and charasmatic Mandalore who becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, he's a cynical puppet warlord who's in it for the MoneyDearBoy, the Mandalorian Civil War was a minor affair that most Mandalorians ignored, and instead of only around 212 highly dangerous Mandalorians, we have an entire planet of them. Also, that totally awesome City of Bone from the Marvel Comics? Now a failed tourist trap.
** Of course, with the 3rd-person character POV the reader's provided with, we never do get the entire picture of just what was going on with Spar. For all we really know—or at the ease of another writer to elaborate upon in the future—it's not so much an out-and-out retcon as an expansion, with Spar muddying the water with his snarky jerkass personality.

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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This series does a number on the then-recent "History of the Mandalorians" article by Abel G. Pena. Instead of Spar being an insane, fanatical, and charasmatic Mandalore who becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, he's a cynical puppet warlord who's in it for the MoneyDearBoy, the Mandalorian Civil War was a minor affair that most Mandalorians ignored, and instead of only around 212 highly dangerous Mandalorians, we have an entire planet of them. Also, that totally awesome City of Bone from the Marvel Comics? Now a failed tourist trap.
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trap. Of course, with the 3rd-person character POV the reader's provided with, we never do get the entire picture of just what was going on with Spar. For all we really know—or at the ease of another writer to elaborate upon in the future—it's not so much an out-and-out retcon as an expansion, with Spar muddying the water with his snarky jerkass personality.personality.
** ''Order 66'' does a little of it to patch holes between the prequel trilogy canon and the preceding EU material. The Spaarti cloning cylinders from ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' make an appearance, explained as a different technology than used by the Kaminoans that [[QuantityVsQuality can grow clones faster at the cost of reduced quality control]].



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Both averted and played straight. The short story ''Odds'' is all about how the Clone Wars have allegedly vastly inflated numbers. Many fans argue that the 1,000,000 clones from ''Attack of the Clones'' could never fight a war across the entire galaxy. They, for some reason, picked a bone with her over this, even though the whole unit=clone concept was first established in the ''AttackOfTheClones'' movie novelization, a G-canon (read: higher tier than her works) source that predated her by over two years.
** Karen Traviss eventually introduces non-Kaminoan clones to compensate.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Both averted and played straight. The short story ''Odds'' "Odds" is all about how the Clone Wars have allegedly vastly inflated numbers. Many fans argue that the 1,000,000 clones from ''Attack of the Clones'' could never fight a war across the entire galaxy. galaxy (a problem noted both by Traviss and better-respected SWEU authors such as Creator/MattStover). They, for some reason, picked a bone with her over this, even though the whole unit=clone concept was first established in the ''AttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' movie novelization, a G-canon (read: higher tier than her works) source that predated her by over two years.
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years. Karen Traviss eventually introduces non-Kaminoan clones to compensate.



* ShoutOut: ''True Colors'' and ''501st'' contain appearances by "data bounty hunters" [[PennyArcade Gaib and TK-0]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''True Colors'' and ''501st'' contain appearances by "data bounty hunters" [[PennyArcade Gaib and TK-0]].



* ThickerThanWater: Skirata, always, but he really proves this when [[spoiler: he aids his sons (who have [[{{OldShame}} formally disowned him]] in finding his missing daughter/their missing sister, Ruusaan, who he hasn't talked to in over thirty years.]]

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* ThickerThanWater: Skirata, always, but he really proves this when [[spoiler: he aids his sons (who have [[{{OldShame}} [[OldShame formally disowned him]] in finding his missing daughter/their missing sister, Ruusaan, who he hasn't talked to in over thirty years.]]
4th Dec '15 3:01:19 AM Durendal_1138
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* WouldHurtAChild: For all his talk that children are sacred, Skirata and Ordo still murder padawans after [[spoiler:Etain jumps in front of one's lightsaber]]
2nd Dec '15 12:27:21 PM HeraldAlberich
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There have been several spinoff novels and short stories from the computer game ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'', known as the ''Republic Commando Series''. Although there is a degree of intertextuality between these stories, they can be split into several defined story arcs that can be read individually from each other. While clone commandos appear in many stories, such as ''Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader'' and ''Jedi Trial'', this list only deals with direct spinoffs from the Republic Commando franchise.

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There have been several spinoff novels and short stories from the computer game ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'', known as the ''Republic '''''Republic Commando Series''.Series'''''. Although there is a degree of intertextuality between these stories, they can be split into several defined story arcs that can be read individually from each other. While clone commandos appear in many stories, such as ''Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader'' ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'' and ''Jedi Trial'', this list only deals with direct spinoffs from the Republic Commando ''Republic Commando'' franchise.
4th Nov '15 11:18:31 AM theLibrarian
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* StupidSacrifice: [[spoiler:Etain sacrifices herself to save a clone from a Jedi padawan during Order 66.]]

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* StupidSacrifice: [[spoiler:Etain sacrifices herself to save a clone from a Jedi padawan during Order 66. Said clone undoubtedly would have killed her without a second thought if he'd known she was a Jedi.]]
27th Sep '15 4:44:43 AM moloch
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** Ordo means "order" in Latin

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** Ordo means "order" in LatinLatin.
** No word on whether it's deliberate, but Etain[[labelnote:*]] Properly spelled Étaín with ''fada''s, and "Éadaoin" in Modern Irish.[[/labelnote]] is an Old Irish name usually considered to mean "fiery" or "passionate".
12th Feb '15 11:16:41 PM MrZAP
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* EasyLogistics: subverted repeatedly. One of the main problems the GAR faces is the area over which the clones are spread. Naturally, this makes for snarled supply transports and difficulty getting materials to the planet they need to be on, such as the beginning of ''Triple Zero'', where Fi talks about how Procurement finally gave them the matte black combat armor that they wanted...just before they went to Fest, which is an ''ice world.''

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* EasyLogistics: subverted repeatedly. One of the main problems the GAR faces is the area over which the clones are spread. Naturally, this makes for snarled supply transports and difficulty getting materials to the planet they need to be on, such as the beginning of ''Triple Zero'', where Fi talks about how Procurement finally gave them the matte black combat armor that they wanted... just before they went to Fest, which is an ''ice world.''



* Foreshadowing: lots, but especially apparent before the quintessential Order 66.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: lots, but especially apparent before the quintessential Order 66.



* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Skirata. He holds a rank in the Army of the Rublic but he's in it for his sons, not the glory or money.

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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Skirata. He holds a rank in the Army of the Rublic Republic but he's in it for his sons, not for the glory or money.



* [[{{OhCrap}} OhShab]]: ''Plenty'' of times, especially during the scene on Haurgab and the fight on Coruscant.

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* [[{{OhCrap}} OhShab]]: [[OhCrap Oh Shab]]: ''Plenty'' of times, especially during the scene on Haurgab and the fight on Coruscant.



* RatedMforManly: There is so much badassery, violence, and bromance if you're a female you will go through a sex change.

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* RatedMforManly: RatedMForManly: There is so much badassery, violence, and bromance if you're a female you will go through a sex change.



* Retcon: This series does a number on the then-recent "History of the Mandalorians" article by Abel G. Pena. Instead of Spar being an insane, fanatical, and charasmatic Mandalore who becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, he's a cynical puppet warlord who's in it for the MoneyDearBoy, the Mandalorian Civil War was a minor affair that most Mandalorians ignored, and instead of only around 212 highly dangerous Mandalorians, we have an entire planet of them. Also, that totally awesome City of Bone from the Marvel Comics? Now a failed tourist trap.

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* Retcon: {{Retcon}}: This series does a number on the then-recent "History of the Mandalorians" article by Abel G. Pena. Instead of Spar being an insane, fanatical, and charasmatic Mandalore who becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, he's a cynical puppet warlord who's in it for the MoneyDearBoy, the Mandalorian Civil War was a minor affair that most Mandalorians ignored, and instead of only around 212 highly dangerous Mandalorians, we have an entire planet of them. Also, that totally awesome City of Bone from the Marvel Comics? Now a failed tourist trap.



* ScrewYouElves: Traviss's irrational hate of Jedi is astounding. It gets to the point that if your a Jedi and aren't openly critical of using the clones as a slave army then you're a fool and not worth the time of the 'oh so proud' Mandalorians.

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* ScrewYouElves: Traviss's irrational hate of Jedi is astounding. It gets to the point that if your you're a Jedi and aren't openly critical of using the clones as a slave army then you're a fool and not worth the time of the 'oh so proud' Mandalorians.
29th Jan '15 12:07:04 PM crazysamaritan
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* ScrewYouElves: Traviss's irrational hate of Jedi is astounding. It gets to the point that if your a Jedi and aren't openly critical of using the clones as a slave army then you're a fool and not worth the time of the 'oh so proud' Mandalorians
** ...not so irrational to others. The Jedi order did some *very* questionable things in the name of doing the *right* thing and Traviss is the first author to truly ponder these. The savage treatment of FanFavorite, DesignatedHero Jedi has lead to a BrokenBase.
*** Untrue, The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes came out almost four months prior covering many of the same bases as the Republic Commando series (including Clone humanity and the morality of the GAR) without being anywhere near as divisive despite the fact Alpha-98/Nate was as much a protagonist as Obi-Wan.
** It all depends on point of view. To the Mandalorians themselves, who have strong familial bonds, the nature of the Jedi taking children away from their families and raising them to live without strong emotional attachments would be abhorrent. To be perfectly honest, Traviss' writing could easily be depicted as simply the Mandalorian viewpoint of the Jedi Order.
*** There is also Pong Krell from Star Wars: the Clone Wars. Retroactively, he is EVERYTHING that Karen Traviss depicted Jedi as being from the Mandalorian viewpoint: an arrogant individual that [[GeneralRipper treated Clone troopers as]] CannonFodder, and no better than droids... only for us to find that he was EvilAllAlong, sabotaging the battle on purpose. The (non-Mandalorian) Clone Troopers get praised for mutinying against him in ''The Carnage of Krell'' by the ''real'' Jedi. The Krell arc of TheCloneWars seems to have been written as a response to these criticisms.

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* ScrewYouElves: Traviss's irrational hate of Jedi is astounding. It gets to the point that if your a Jedi and aren't openly critical of using the clones as a slave army then you're a fool and not worth the time of the 'oh so proud' Mandalorians
** ...not so irrational to others. The Jedi order did some *very* questionable things in the name of doing the *right* thing and Traviss is the first author to truly ponder these. The savage treatment of FanFavorite, DesignatedHero Jedi has lead to a BrokenBase.
*** Untrue, The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes came out almost four months prior covering many of the same bases as the Republic Commando series (including Clone humanity and the morality of the GAR) without being anywhere near as divisive despite the fact Alpha-98/Nate was as much a protagonist as Obi-Wan.
** It all depends on point of view. To the Mandalorians themselves, who have strong familial bonds, the nature of the Jedi taking children away from their families and raising them to live without strong emotional attachments would be abhorrent. To be perfectly honest, Traviss' writing could easily be depicted as simply the Mandalorian viewpoint of the Jedi Order.
*** There is also Pong Krell from Star Wars: the Clone Wars. Retroactively, he is EVERYTHING that Karen Traviss depicted Jedi as being from the Mandalorian viewpoint: an arrogant individual that [[GeneralRipper treated Clone troopers as]] CannonFodder, and no better than droids... only for us to find that he was EvilAllAlong, sabotaging the battle on purpose. The (non-Mandalorian) Clone Troopers get praised for mutinying against him in ''The Carnage of Krell'' by the ''real'' Jedi. The Krell arc of TheCloneWars seems to have been written as a response to these criticisms.
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