History Literature / RepublicCommandoSeries

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.
Mandalorians.
4th Oct '14 4:10:41 PM StarSword
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* ''501st''

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* ''501st''
''501st'' (marketed as ''Imperial Commando'')



** [-'''Fi:''' "Ordo shoved his head down a fresher for bragging his dad could wipe the floor with ''Kal'buir.''"-]

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** [-'''Fi:''' "Ordo -->'''Fi:''' Ordo shoved his head down a fresher for bragging his dad could wipe the floor with ''Kal'buir.''"-]''
* MyGreatestFailure:
** Skirata, on being formally disowned by his sons.
** Not being there for the Battle of Galidraan is hinted to be this for Vau in ""Order 66"".



* OldShame: Skirata, on being formally disowned by his sons.
** Not being there for the Battle of Galidraan is hinted to be this for Vau in ""Order 66"".


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* VowOfCelibacy: As is frequently the case, the Jedi Order's produces plenty of drama. Etain and Darman have a SecretRelationship that produces a son. There's also a cameo by Callista Ming from the earlier-written ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Callista Trilogy]]'', who as in that series' backstory has a boyfriend. The series fixes the conflict by establishing that Callista is a member of a Jedi splinter sect that encourages romantic love, which the mainstream order considers semi-heretical.
3rd Oct '14 4:56:53 AM SamMax
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* CutShort[=/=]LeftHanging: A sequel to ''501st'' had been planned at the time it was written, but was later canceled; as a result, a number of arcs from that novel have gone unresolved.

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* CutShort[=/=]LeftHanging: A sequel to ''501st'' had been planned at the time it was written, but was later canceled; as a result, a number of arcs from that novel have gone unresolved. Disney declaring the old EU [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] makes any sort of conclusion even less likely.
23rd Sep '14 1:49:19 PM LentilSandEater
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* BadassNormal: Rede
** To clarify, Rede is a clone trooper who was flash trained, meaning he was trained in only one year and is technically still a year old when he becomes a commando. Yet during the second mission he goes on with Darmand and Niner, he single handedly takes out a Jedi Master in close combat. He rushes in, punches the Jedi, then when the Jedi is down, he executes him, all in one move. And let me remind you, this guy is a year old, not even as well trained as a regular mook, yet he goes hand to hand with a badass who has been learning for decades and is a master in close quarters combat.
* BadassTeacher: Skirata, Vau, Gilamar, Bralor, Jango Fett, etc.

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* BadassNormal: Rede
** To clarify,
Rede is a clone trooper who was flash trained, meaning he was trained in only one year and is technically still a year old when he becomes a commando. Yet during the second mission he goes on with Darmand and Niner, he single handedly takes out a Jedi Master in close combat. He rushes in, punches the Jedi, then when the Jedi is down, he executes him, all in one move. And let me remind you, this guy is a year old, not even as well trained as a regular mook, yet he goes hand to hand with a badass who has been learning for decades and is a master in close quarters combat.\n* BadassTeacher: Skirata, Vau, Gilamar, Bralor, Jango Fett, etc.
24th Dec '13 12:45:03 AM GuyIncog
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* ConLang: Mandalorian. ''Triple Zero'' even includes a Mandalorian dictionary in the back.
* ContractOnTheHitman: the Nulls, Skirata, Vau, and other defectors after Order 66.
** Any clones that defect, actually. Look at what almost happened to [[spoiler: Sull]].



* ContractOnTheHitman: the Nulls, Skirata, Vau, and other defectors after Order 66.
** Any clones that defect, actually. Look at what almost happened to [[spoiler: Sull]].
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