History Literature / ShadowsOfTheEmpire

26th Jul '17 7:43:47 AM dangerdan97
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire Shadows of the Empire]]'' is a part of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, coming out in 1996. Conceived as an {{interquel}} between ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it's a multimedia project, like VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed after it, designed to have all of the media that would surround a new movie without actually making a movie. There is a novel (with an accompanying junior novelization), a video game, a role-playing game, a six-issue [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1067082.html comic]] [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1096401.html series,]] a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28soundtrack%29 soundtrack,]] a toyline, trading cards, and a Making Of book. Not all its elements overlap - to get the full story, readers would have to see each story-related component.

to:

''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire Shadows of the Empire]]'' is a part of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, coming out in 1996. Conceived as an {{interquel}} between ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it's a multimedia project, like VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed after it, designed to have all of the media that would surround a new movie without actually making a movie. [[note]]It's speculated that this project was constructed as a marketing "dry-run" for the then-upcoming prequels, testing the responsiveness of the consumer base to the revival of the decade-dormant Star Wars IP.[[/note]] There is a novel (with an accompanying junior novelization), a video game, a role-playing game, a six-issue [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1067082.html comic]] [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1096401.html series,]] a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28soundtrack%29 soundtrack,]] a toyline, trading cards, and a Making Of book. Not all its elements overlap - to get the full story, readers would have to see each story-related component.
19th Jul '17 3:37:20 PM Farnham
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Leia resisting Xizor's advances only makes him more interested in her. Guri points this out to him.
19th Jul '17 3:22:37 PM Farnham
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PetTheDog: Xizor toward the two ship guards who remained at their post to guard the ''Virago'' even when the evacuation of his castle was being sounded. He takes the time to tell the guards to take one of the airspeeders and get away before the building blows up, noting to himself that he will keep said guards in his employ and possibly even give them a promotion for their loyalty.
23rd Jun '17 5:04:27 PM DariusAngel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedShirt: This becomes a BerserkButton for him in ''Shadows of the Empire'' when he considers himself a failure of a commander for always losing men. He becomes so enraged that he single-handedly cripples a ship without the aid of the Force. (It doesn't help that Dash Rendar is whining about not shooting down a super missile over the comm. In the audio book it's taken to Narm levels by the reader.)

to:

* RedShirt: This becomes a BerserkButton for him Luke in ''Shadows of the Empire'' when he considers himself a failure of a commander for always losing men. He becomes so enraged that he single-handedly cripples a ship without the aid of the Force. (It doesn't help that Dash Rendar is whining about not shooting down a super missile over the comm. In the audio book it's taken to Narm levels by the reader.)
1st May '17 6:45:41 PM Rippingtons60
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FatalFlaw: Xizor arrogantly relies too much on his ability to read and predict people and their actions. This costs him his life during the climax when he was convinced that Vader wouldn't dare kill him and risk the Emperor's anger at losing a powerful ally. That may have been the case [[PapaWolf had Vader not found out about Xizor's scheme to kill Luke]].
19th Mar '17 11:44:27 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SkyFace: The comic adaptation that takes place just after ''ANewHope'' features Luke remembering Obi-Wan with his face in the sky.

to:

* SkyFace: The comic adaptation that takes place just after ''ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' features Luke remembering Obi-Wan with his face in the sky.
15th Mar '17 5:52:53 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Wedge''': "Hey, Luke! Mind if we join your party?"

to:

-->'''Wedge''': "Hey, Hey, Luke! Mind if we join your party?"party?



* BraggingRightsReward: Getting all 87 challenge points on Jedi difficulty. Whereas the other modes offer nice benefits for getting them all (i.e. invincibility, a scanner, being able to play as an X-Wing or TIE Fighter in the Skyhook battle) this mode reward is that you receive no damage from Wampas.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Prince Xizor is attacked by a young man named Hoff, who yells "YouKilledMyFather" to him, to which Xizor replies "I'm sorry. Have we met?" It's subverted, however, since Xizor does remember the father once Hoff tells him the father's name. Also subverted in the sense that Xizor didn't kill him. The guy was a competitor whom he bankrupted and who ended up killing himself.

to:

* BraggingRightsReward: Getting all 87 challenge points on Jedi difficulty. Whereas the other modes offer nice benefits for getting them all (i.e. invincibility, a scanner, being able to play as an X-Wing or TIE Fighter in the Skyhook battle) this mode reward is that you receive no damage damage... from Wampas.
Wampas. All nine of them, eight in one level.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Prince Xizor is attacked by a young man named Hoff, who yells "YouKilledMyFather" to him, to which Xizor replies "I'm sorry. Have we met?" It's subverted, however, since Xizor does remember the father once Hoff tells him the father's name. Also subverted in the sense that Xizor didn't directly or intentionally kill him. The guy was a competitor whom he bankrupted and who ended up killing himself.himself after Black Sun bankrupted his business.



* DebugRoom: Typing in " Wampa Stompa" (case sensitive--one space before Wampa, two spaces before Stompa) as a file name and putting in an elaborate cheat code as soon as you start a level [[note]] Pause the game as soon as the level starts, then press and hold all at once C up, C right, C down, C left, L, R, Z and Left on the d-pad. While holding these down gently move the control stick left halfway, and hold all this until you hear a sound. Do the same thing with the joystick facing right, then left, right and finally left. Make sure you keep the other buttons held down during this time. If it worked pink writing will come up on the pause screen. To make the menu reappear each time you go back to the pause screen C up, C right, C down, C left, L, R, Z and Left on the d-pad.[[/note]] will grant you access to the games Debug mode, where by cycling through options with the shoulder buttons, which includes getting 50 lives, wall ghost, next level, gravity, jump power etc.

to:

* DebugRoom: Typing in " Wampa Stompa" (case sensitive--one space before Wampa, two spaces before Stompa) as a file name and putting in an elaborate cheat code as soon as you start a level [[note]] Pause the game as soon as the level starts, then press and hold all at once once: C up, C right, C down, C left, L, R, Z and Left on the d-pad. While holding these down gently move the control stick left halfway, and hold all this until you hear a sound. Do the same thing with the joystick facing right, then left, right and finally left. Make sure you keep the other buttons held down during this time. If it worked pink writing will come up on the pause screen. To make the menu reappear each time you go back to the pause screen C up, C right, C down, C left, L, R, Z and Left on the d-pad.[[/note]] will grant you access to the games game's Debug mode, where by cycling you can cycle through options with the shoulder buttons, which includes getting 50 lives, wall ghost, next level, gravity, jump power etc.



* EasyModeMockery: If you beat the game on Easy Mode, you don't get to see if Dash survives. The novel implies that he dies at the end, so you have to play the game to find out what really happens. [[spoiler:He lives.]]

to:

* EasyModeMockery: If you beat the game on Easy Mode, you don't get to see if Dash survives. The novel implies that he dies at the end, so you have to play the game on at least Normal difficulty to find out what really happens. [[spoiler:He lives.lives, using a well-timed hyperspace jump as Xizor's skyhook blows apart to make it look like he was caught in the blast. As he says, after all the trouble he's caused the Empire is going to have all sorts of bounties out for him - but if everyone thinks he's dead, nobody's going to be looking to collect. Plus, it's nice to be thought of as a martyr for a good cause without actually being dead.]]



** Rendar gets one of these when he fails to shoot down a missile and twelve Bothans on his side are killed by it; previously he'd thought he was invincible. It turns out [[spoiler:the missile was [[MadeOfIron made of diamond-boron]]]].

to:

** Rendar gets one of these when he fails to shoot down a missile and twelve Bothans on his side are killed by it; previously he'd thought he was invincible. invincible and never missed. It turns out [[spoiler:the missile was [[MadeOfIron made of diamond-boron]]]].diamond-boron]], impervious even to starship cannons]].



* HowDoIShotWeb: Luke is depicted as still learning to become a Jedi, and there are several times when he struggles to use the Force. He does build his own lightsaber, though.

to:

* HowDoIShotWeb: Luke is depicted as still learning to become a Jedi, and there are several times when he struggles to use the Force. He does build his own lightsaber, lightsaber without it blowing up, though.



* ItsPersonal: On Prince Xizor's home world, when Xizor was off ruling his criminal enterprise, there was a lab that a biological weapon escaped from, and Darth Vader had the city around it and the two hundred thousand people in that city, "sterilized" (i.e. incinerated with turbolasers) from orbit. This included Xizor's [[YouKilledMyFather mother, father, brother, two sisters, and three uncles]]. The way this is phrased actually makes it seem like a comparatively benign decision on the Empire's and Vader's parts - this spared the billions of people on the planet, potentially trillions if it escaped into the rest of the galaxy, from "a horrible, rotting, always fatal infection for which there was no cure".

to:

* ItsPersonal: On Prince Xizor's home world, when Xizor was off ruling his criminal enterprise, there was a lab that a biological weapon escaped from, and Darth Vader had the city around it and the two hundred thousand people in that city, "sterilized" (i.e. incinerated with turbolasers) from orbit. This included Xizor's [[YouKilledMyFather mother, father, brother, two sisters, and three uncles]]. The way this is phrased actually makes it seem like a comparatively benign decision on the Empire's and Vader's parts - this spared the billions of other people on the planet, potentially trillions if it escaped into the rest of the galaxy, from "a horrible, rotting, always fatal infection for which there was no cure".



** Parodied in [[http://3do.jediknight.net/dcm/strips/76.gif this comic strip]].

to:

** %%** Parodied in [[http://3do.jediknight.net/dcm/strips/76.gif this comic strip]].
9th Mar '17 3:16:01 PM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire Shadows of the Empire]]'' is a part of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, coming out in 1996. Conceived as an {{interquel}} between ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it's a multimedia project, like VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed after it, designed to have all of the media that would surround a new movie without actually making a movie. There is a novel (with an accompanying junior novelization), a video game, a role-playing game, a six-issue [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1067082.html comic]] [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1096401.html series]], a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28soundtrack%29 soundtrack]], a toyline, trading cards, and a Making Of book. Not all its elements overlap - to get the full story, readers would have to see each story-related component.

to:

''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire Shadows of the Empire]]'' is a part of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, coming out in 1996. Conceived as an {{interquel}} between ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it's a multimedia project, like VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed after it, designed to have all of the media that would surround a new movie without actually making a movie. There is a novel (with an accompanying junior novelization), a video game, a role-playing game, a six-issue [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1067082.html comic]] [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1096401.html series]], series,]] a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28soundtrack%29 soundtrack]], soundtrack,]] a toyline, trading cards, and a Making Of book. Not all its elements overlap - to get the full story, readers would have to see each story-related component.
17th Feb '17 8:35:26 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HarderThanHard: The Jedi difficulty setting in the video game. Most enemy attacks (except from Droid enemies) will kill you in two or three hits, and health and ammo is much more scarce and their placement is changed around. NintendoHard doesn't even begin to describe the hair pulling insanity of this mode--basically, one or two slip ups anywhere, and you're done for. You'll struggle to even get past the first two stages on this setting. On the upside, Dash's own laser pistol does much more damage as well (it can kill Imperial Troopers in one hit when the laser pistol is fully charged) so you can have ''some'' fighting chance of winning in this mode.

to:

* HarderThanHard: The Jedi difficulty setting in the video game. Most enemy attacks (except from Droid enemies) will kill you in two or three hits, and health and ammo is much more scarce and their placement is changed around. NintendoHard doesn't even begin to describe the hair pulling insanity of this mode--basically, one or two slip ups anywhere, and you're done for. You'll struggle to even get past the first two stages on this setting. [[HardModePerks On the upside, upside]], Dash's own laser pistol does much more damage as well (it can kill Imperial Troopers in one hit when the laser pistol is fully charged) so you can have ''some'' fighting chance of winning in this mode.
17th Feb '17 6:48:26 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** During the Skyhook battle, there is a cheat that allows you to play as a TIE Fighter, in addition to an X-Wing.

to:

** During the Skyhook battle, there is a cheat that allows you to play as a TIE Fighter, in addition to an X-Wing. You can also unlock them by getting all 87 Challenge Points on Medium difficulty.
This list shows the last 10 events of 106. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.ShadowsOfTheEmpire