History Literature / ShadowsOfTheEmpire

7th Apr '16 8:55:55 AM GunarmDyne
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* HeroicBSOD: 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]]]].

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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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.
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invincible. It turns out [[spoiler:the missile was [[MadeOfIron made of diamond-boron]]]].diamond-boron]]]].
** Luke gets one at the same time, but his anger snaps him out of it, even delivering a BigShutUp to Dash to stop whining and start shooting.



* IdiotBall: Xizor, which ultimately led to his undoing. He wanted to curry favor with the Emperor by delivering Luke Skywalker alive, but only succeeded in bringing down the ''combined'' wrath of Rogue Squadron ''[[EnemyMine AND]]'' Darth Vader upon him.

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* IdiotBall: Xizor, which ultimately led to his undoing. He wanted to curry favor with the Emperor by delivering Luke Skywalker alive, but only succeeded in bringing down the ''combined'' wrath of Rogue Squadron ''[[EnemyMine AND]]'' and]]'' Darth Vader upon him.


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* ItsAllMyFault: Luke blames himself for the twelve Bothans are killed by a missile and is convinced he's a lousy commander since he always loses men when he's in charge. He has a brief HeroicBSOD, but it quickly turns into anger, causing him to unleash MoreDakka on the ship they're trying to capture to disable it. The narrative outright states he was too angry to bother using the Force, light or dark side.
26th Mar '16 8:10:35 PM DariusAngel
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* OminousFloatingCastle: Prince Xixor's Skyhook.

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* OminousFloatingCastle: Prince Xixor's Xizor's Skyhook.



* ThePornomancer: Xixor's {{pheromones}} allow him to boink any woman without so much as a struggle.

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* ThePornomancer: Xixor's Xizor's {{pheromones}} allow him to boink any woman without so much as a struggle.
8th Mar '16 6:39:50 AM BreakinBenny
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** We learn in the video game that luring the Rebels to the Death Star II to wipe them out in the Battle of Endor was ''all'' Xisor's idea, not the Emperor's. Xisor even provided the ships to construct the new station.

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** We learn in the video game that luring the Rebels to the Death Star II to wipe them out in the Battle of Endor was ''all'' Xisor's Xizor's idea, not the Emperor's. Xisor even provided the ships to construct the new station.



** The Human Replica Droid [[TheDragon Guri]] is basically a Franchise/{{Terminator}}. Simulates all human functions, so perfectly imitates a human that special tech or the Force is needed to tell otherwise (dogs probably wouldn't work), implacable, NighInvulnerable, faster and stronger than any human, and there is no being which can best her at hand-to-hand. [[spoiler: Except Luke Skywalker.]] Yet she's also starting to understand emotion, particularly the search for challenge. A later-set comic has her looking for ways to reprogram herself so she's not so violent.

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** The Human Replica Droid [[TheDragon Guri]] is basically a Franchise/{{Terminator}}. Simulates all human functions, so perfectly imitates a human that special tech or the Force is needed to tell otherwise (dogs probably wouldn't work), implacable, NighInvulnerable, faster and stronger than any human, and there is no being which can best her at hand-to-hand. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except Luke Skywalker.]] Yet she's also starting to understand emotion, particularly the search for challenge. A later-set comic has her looking for ways to reprogram herself so she's not so violent.



** It turns out [[spoiler: the missile was [[MadeOfIron made of diamond-boron]]]].

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** It turns out [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the missile was [[MadeOfIron made of diamond-boron]]]].



** After he seems to die, Wedge informs Luke that [[spoiler: Dash didn't actually miss and the missile that destroyed the Bothan ship was an experimental diamond-boron weapon invulnerable to blasters]].

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** After he seems to die, Wedge informs Luke that [[spoiler: Dash [[spoiler:Dash didn't actually miss and the missile that destroyed the Bothan ship was an experimental diamond-boron weapon invulnerable to blasters]].



* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Dash Rendar.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Dash [[spoiler:Dash Rendar.]]



* OminousLatinChanting: The first part of "Xizor's Theme", and "The Destruction of Xizor's Palace", the climax of which is used in the final stage of the N64 game.

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* OminousLatinChanting: The first part of "Xizor's Theme", and "The Destruction of Xizor's Palace", the climax of which is used in the final stage of the N64 video game.



* TurnsRed: In the N64 game - as you destroy the Gladiator from the feet up, its attacks become deadlier.

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* TurnsRed: In the N64 video game - as you destroy the Gladiator from the feet up, its attacks become deadlier.



* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: ''Vader'' of all people is on the business end of one when he figures out why Xizor is hell-bent on killing Luke: [[spoiler: Xizor knows Luke is Vader's son, and he wants to kill Luke in revenge for Vader killing Xizor's family.]] It's notable as one of the few times in the old canon that Darth Vader is caught on the wrong foot. But, true to form, he takes ''zero'' chances in dealing with Xizor after that moment.

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* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: ''Vader'' of all people is on the business end of one when he figures out why Xizor is hell-bent on killing Luke: [[spoiler: Xizor [[spoiler:Xizor knows Luke is Vader's son, and he wants to kill Luke in revenge for Vader killing Xizor's family.]] It's notable as one of the few times in the old canon that Darth Vader is caught on the wrong foot. But, true to form, he takes ''zero'' chances in dealing with Xizor after that moment.
21st Feb '16 6:19:37 PM zarpaulus
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* ThePornomancer: Xixor's pheromones allow him to boink any woman without so much as a struggle.

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* ThePornomancer: Xixor's pheromones {{pheromones}} allow him to boink any woman without so much as a struggle.
19th Feb '16 9:16:47 PM Jaro7788
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* PolishedPort: Arguably, the PC port of the game is a significant improvement over the N64 original, what with much more responsive controls and fully voiced, rendered cutscenes that hold up well enough till this day.
19th Feb '16 9:16:23 PM Jaro7788
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* PolishedPort: Arguably, the PC port of the game is a significant improvement over the N64 original, what with much more responsive controls and fully voiced, rendered cutscenes that hold up well enough till this day.
12th Feb '16 12:47:46 PM Prfnoff
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Naturally, Luke is able to parry blaster bolts with the lightsaber he builds.


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* ParryingBullets: Naturally, Luke is able to parry blaster bolts with the lightsaber he builds.
1st Jan '16 11:16:39 PM Drgonzo
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* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: ''Vader'' of all people is on the business end of one when he figures out why Xizor is hell-bent on killing Luke: [[spoiler: Xizor knows Luke is Vader's son, and he wants to kill Luke in revenge for Vader killing Xizor's family.]] It's notable as one of the few times in the old canon that Darth Vader is caught on the wrong foot. But, true to form, he takes ''zero'' chances in dealing with Xizor after that moment.
30th Dec '15 12:51:24 PM Fireblood
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* AscendedExtra: Durga the Hutt, who previously appeared as the BigBad of ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]'' the year previous (set years after this novel), show up as a Vigo of the Black Sun. Xizor pulls a BlofeldPloy on him to remind him that he isn't trusted.

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* AscendedExtra: Durga the Hutt, who previously appeared as the BigBad of ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]'' the year previous (set years after this novel), show shows up as a Vigo of the Black Sun. Sun ('Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'' explains how he got there). Xizor pulls a BlofeldPloy on him to remind him that he isn't trusted.not to have any ideas of taking over.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Subverted, actually. There's a mention of Vader once altering records to make it seem as if Prince Xizor was present on the Lars homestead when Luke's aunt and uncle were killed, but he wasn't there.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Subverted, {{Subverted}}, actually. There's a mention of Vader once altering records to make it seem as if Prince Xizor was present on the Lars homestead when Luke's aunt and uncle were killed, but he wasn't there.



* 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.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Prince Xizor is attacked by a young man named Hoff, who yells "YouKilledMyFather" to him, to which Xizor replies, replies "I'm sorry. Have we met?". met?" It's subverted, however, since Xizor does remember the father once Hoff tells him the father's name.



* ContinuityNod: The radio drama for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' makes an offhand mention to these events, namely the trip to Coruscant and allowing the droids to fly the ''Falcon''.

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* ContinuityNod: The radio drama for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' makes an offhand mention to of these events, namely the trip to Coruscant and allowing the droids to fly the ''Falcon''.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Luke and Lando liberate some stormtrooper uniforms for their jaunt to Imperial Centre.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Luke and Lando liberate some elite stormtrooper uniforms for their jaunt to Imperial Centre.Center.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: ''Shadows of the Empire'' was a multi-media minifranchise, with a game, a novel, and comic books each centering on different characters running through the same plot in parallel. Wherever any two versions of the story intersect, this trope is brought into play.
* HeroicWillpower: Leia's righteous anger, once Chewie awakens it, lets her resist Xizor's supposedly irresistible pheromones; she feels a ghost of attraction still, but can shrug it off. Xizor is disbelieving.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Spearing two fleek-eels with the same trident. [[note]]Killing two birds with one stone.[[/note]] Another day, another credit - before taxes, of course. [[note]]Another day, another dollar.[[/note]] Going to entropy in a turbolift. [[note]]Going to Hell in a handbasket.[[/note]] What I know about programming you could inscribe on a microdiode lead with a dull sword. [[note]]What I know about [topic] you could write on the back of a postage stamp.[[/note]] Like shooting snakes in a shoebox. [[note]]Like shooting fish in a barrel.[[/note]]

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: ''Shadows of the Empire'' was a multi-media minifranchise, mini-franchise, with a game, a novel, and comic books each centering on different characters running through the same plot in parallel. Wherever any two versions of the story intersect, this trope is brought into play.
* HeroicWillpower: Leia's righteous anger, once Chewie awakens it, lets her resist Xizor's supposedly irresistible pheromones; she feels a ghost of attraction still, but can shrug it off. Xizor is disbelieving.
disbelieving. Possibly her latent Force powers also helped.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Spearing two fleek-eels with the same trident. [[note]]Killing two birds with one stone.[[/note]] Another day, another credit - before taxes, of course. [[note]]Another day, another dollar.[[/note]] Going to entropy in a turbolift. [[note]]Going to Hell in a handbasket.[[/note]] What I know about programming you could inscribe on a microdiode lead with a dull sword. [[note]]What I know about [topic] you could write on the back of a postage stamp.[[/note]] Like shooting snakes in a shoebox. [[note]]Like shooting fish in a barrel.[[/note]]



* ItsPersonal: On Prince Xizor's homeworld, when Xizor was off ruling his criminal enterprise, there was a hazard lab that a flesh-eating bacteria escaped from, and Darth Vader had the city around it and the two hundred thousand people in that city, "sterilized" (ie. incinerated with lasers) 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".

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* ItsPersonal: On Prince Xizor's homeworld, home world, when Xizor was off ruling his criminal enterprise, there was a hazard lab that a flesh-eating bacteria biological weapon escaped from, and Darth Vader had the city around it and the two hundred thousand people in that city, "sterilized" (ie. (i.e. incinerated with lasers) 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".



* IWantThemAlive: Subverted. Xizor orders his forces to shoot down the Millennium Falcon, adding that capturing it and securing its crew and passengers would also be acceptable.

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* IWantThemAlive: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. Xizor orders his forces to shoot down the Millennium Falcon, adding that capturing it and securing its crew and passengers would also be acceptable.



* PunchClockVillain: The Barabel who captures Luke insists it's only business, and she has nothing against him personally (in fact, her species generally respect Jedi quite a lot).

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* PunchClockVillain: The Barabel who captures Luke insists it's only business, and she has nothing against him personally (in fact, her species Barabels generally have a great respect Jedi quite a lot).for Jedi).
-->'''Luke''': "You'll excuse me if I take it personally."



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Xizor is a reptilian-humanoid [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Falleen Falleen]]. Subverted since the Falleen are generally thought to be one of the more beautiful races of the galaxy. Doubly subverted since the only Fallen we meet is Xizor, and he's a duplicitous creepy bastard.
* RevengeByProxy: Xizor wants Luke dead and Vader in disgrace as payback for Vader killing his [[YouKilledMyFather family]]. And neighbors. And anyone else within a hundred-mile radius of [[DoomedHometown Xizor's old home]].

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Xizor is a reptilian-humanoid [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Falleen Falleen]]. Subverted since the Falleen are generally thought to be one of the more beautiful races of the galaxy. Doubly subverted galaxy (their pheromones help). {{Double subverted}} since the only Fallen we meet is Xizor, and he's a duplicitous creepy bastard.
* RevengeByProxy: Xizor wants Luke dead and Vader in disgrace as payback for Vader killing his [[YouKilledMyFather family]]. And neighbors. And anyone else within a hundred-mile radius of [[DoomedHometown Xizor's old home]].home]]...


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* SexSlave: Guri sometimes serves as this for Xizor, in addition to his personal assistant and assassin.
22nd Nov '15 7:27:16 AM BrotherFlounder
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* GroinAttack: Leia explains to Xizor that no really does mean no. Immortalized on a [[http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1467/img196r.jpg playing card]].

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* GroinAttack: Leia explains to Xizor that no really does mean no. Immortalized on a [[http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1467/img196r.[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:LeiaFightsDirty-SOTETC.jpg playing card]].
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