History Literature / ShadowsOfTheEmpire

14th Jul '16 3:47:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Dash Rendar.
10th Jul '16 11:20:43 AM rufusluciusivan
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* TheCameo: Jabba the Hutt makes a brief appearance when Xizor talks to him via holoprojector in the novel. Jix's story in the comic version focuses more heavily on him and the thugs he commands.

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* TheCameo: Jabba the Hutt makes a brief appearance when BadBoss / BenevolentBoss: Xizor talks to him via holoprojector in zigzags between the novel. Jix's story two, as he is just as prone to reward a good working employee as to punish (sometimes in the comic version focuses more heavily on him and the thugs he commands.unpleasant ways) [[YouHaveFailedMe those who failed him]].


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* TheCameo: Jabba the Hutt makes a brief appearance when Xizor talks to him via holoprojector in the novel. Jix's story in the comic version focuses more heavily on him and the thugs he commands.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Xizor apparently loved his family. At least enough to try to bring down the second most powerful man in the galaxy in order to avenge them.
9th Jul '16 3:00:26 PM morenohijazo
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* SkyFace: The comic adaptation that takes place just after ''ANewHope'' features Luke remembering Obi-Wan with his face in the sky.
1st Jul '16 11:04:13 PM 2wingo
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* VocalDissonance: Quasi-meta example. Most official artwork shows Xizor as having a rather {{Bishonen}} appearance, yet the book describes his voice as being very deep and manly.
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.
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