History Literature / ShadowsOfTheEmpire

3rd Jan '18 9:59:24 PM DariusAngel
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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.

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* ItsAllMyFault: Luke blames himself for the twelve Bothans are killed by a missile 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.
3rd Jan '18 8:35:51 PM DariusAngel
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* ContinuitySnarl: In the video game, Dash arrives in the Echo Base hanger just in time to see the ''Millennium Falcon'' take off. In the movie, Vader and a whole platoon of stormtroopers were right there to see it take off, but he's absent from the video games depiction of the scene.

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* ContinuitySnarl: In the video game, Dash arrives in the Echo Base hanger hangar just in time to see the ''Millennium Falcon'' take off. In the movie, Vader and a whole platoon of stormtroopers were right there to see it take off, but he's absent from the video games game's depiction of the scene.
3rd Jan '18 8:33:21 PM DariusAngel
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* BodyHorror: The novel shows Vader meditating in his chamber without his helmet, where he thinks about the horrific injuries he got long ago in his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, such as his burned skin and destroyed lungs. He attempts to use ThePowerOfHate to heal himself and breath again without his mask, but has only limited success.

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* BodyHorror: The novel shows Vader meditating in his chamber without his helmet, where he thinks about the horrific injuries he got long ago in his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, such as his burned skin and destroyed lungs. He attempts to use ThePowerOfHate to heal himself and breath breathe again without his mask, but has only limited success.
2nd Jan '18 11:34:15 PM omega05
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* Foreshadowing: At one point in the novel, Darth Vader attempts to locate Luke with the Force only to sense his presence in ''two'' different locations. Since most readers are likely familair of the big reveal in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it is pretty obvious Vader is now sensing Leia.

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* Foreshadowing: At one point in the novel, Darth Vader attempts to locate Luke with the Force only to sense his presence in ''two'' different locations. Since most readers are likely familair familiar of the big reveal in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it is pretty obvious Vader is now sensing Leia.
2nd Jan '18 11:32:55 PM omega05
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* Foreshadowing: An inversion. At one point in the novel, Darth Vader attempts to locate Luke with the Force only to sense his presence in ''two'' different locations. Since most readers are likely familair of the big reveal in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it is pretty obvious Vader is now sensing Leia.

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* Foreshadowing: An inversion. At one point in the novel, Darth Vader attempts to locate Luke with the Force only to sense his presence in ''two'' different locations. Since most readers are likely familair of the big reveal in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it is pretty obvious Vader is now sensing Leia.
2nd Jan '18 11:31:25 PM omega05
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* Foreshadowing: An inversion. At one point in the novel, Darth Vader attempts to locate Luke with the Force only to sense his presence in ''two'' different locations. Since most readers are likely familair of the big reveal in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', it is pretty obvious Vader is now sensing Leia.
29th Nov '17 3:03:27 PM modgethanc
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* AMasterMakesTheirOwnTools: Luke spends almost a month working on his new lightsaber at Obi-Wan's former house, since it's his first time making one and he wants to be as exacting as possible.



* GenderReveal: Leia is momentarily surprised that her contact with Black Sun is a woman, but then reasons that as a high-ranking woman in the Alliance herself, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.



* OhCrap: Xizor's reaction to Luke [[ParryingBullets parrying blaster bolts.]]

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* OhCrap: Xizor's reaction to Luke [[ParryingBullets parrying blaster bolts.]]blocking all of his shots.



* OminousFloatingCastle: Prince Xizor's Skyhook.

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* OminousFloatingCastle: Prince Xizor's Skyhook.skyhook, a space station above Coruscant and has its own space elevator.



* ReactorBoss: The Skyhook core.

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* ReactorBoss: The Skyhook skyhook core.
29th Nov '17 2:49:22 PM modgethanc
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* AffluentAscetic: As the head of the largest criminal enterprise in the galaxy, Xizor is one of the wealthiest people alive yet has no use for ConspicuousConsumption. He even throws away a valuable jewel that one of his clients sends him as a gift since he has no use for it. He notes that Vader is the same way, since he has access to all the resources the Empire can offer but doesn't care for money at all.

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* AffluentAscetic: As the head of the largest criminal enterprise in the galaxy, Xizor is one of the wealthiest people alive yet has no use for dislikes ConspicuousConsumption. He even throws away a valuable jewel that one of his clients sends him as a gift since he has no use for it. He notes that Vader is the same way, since he has access to all the resources the Empire can offer but doesn't care for money at all.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Guri, Xizor's very expensive Human Replica Droid. She breathes, she has muscles and a heart that pumps fluid...

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Guri, Xizor's very expensive Human Replica Droid. She breathes, she has muscles and a heart that pumps fluid...fluid. Even a full-body scan can't tell that she is a droid, other than her weight being higher than it should be for someone of her build.
* {{Robosexual}}: Xizor and Guri.



* {{Robosexual}}: Xizor and Guri.

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* {{Robosexual}}: RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Xizor was a prince on his home planet but keeps himself busy running a massive company, and Guri.practices martial arts and shooting in his spare time in case he has to fight anyone himself. And as usual for Star Wars, Princess Leia.
29th Nov '17 2:41:01 PM modgethanc
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: How Luke, Dash and Lando sneak into Xizor's palace.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: How Luke, Dash and Lando sneak into Xizor's palace. The trope is justified by the novel by explaining that the large sewer is needed because it's a huge building.



* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Palpatine muses about this upon hearing the news from Vader that [[spoiler: Xizor]] has been killed, reasoning that someone similar will replace him.



* AffluentAscetic: As the head of the largest criminal enterprise in the galaxy, Xizor is one of the wealthiest people alive yet has no use for ConspicuousConsumption. He even throws away a valuable jewel that one of his clients sends him as a gift since he has no use for it. He notes that Vader is the same way, since he has access to all the resources the Empire can offer but doesn't care for money at all.



* AttemptedRape: Xizor's attempt at seducing Leia becomes a lot creepier than it otherwise would be since his species' pheromones act more or less like a date-rape drug. She is saved partly by Chewbacca intervening, and partly because she uses HeroicWillpower to rid herself of his mind control and knees him in a very unpleasant location.



* BadassInDistress: Leia and Chewie's attempt at infiltrating Black Sun's headquarters doesn't end so well. He escapes and Xizor decides not to pursue him, but Leia has to be rescued by Luke and the others.



** Dash was also integral to the theft of the Imperial super computer containing the plans of the Death Star II.

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** Dash was also integral to the theft of the Imperial super computer supercomputer containing the plans of the Death Star II.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Luke often feels protective towards Leia in this way, despite not yet knowing he's literally her brother at the time the story is set.



* BodyguardingABadass: Xizor has Guri as his bodyguard despite being a skilled martial artist who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Dash also shows up to protect Luke from a swoop gang that comes after him on Tatooine. Luke protests that he could have handled it himself, but Dash points out that he still evened the odds for him quite a bit.
* BodyHorror: The novel shows Vader meditating in his chamber without his helmet, where he thinks about the horrific injuries he got long ago in his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, such as his burned skin and destroyed lungs. He attempts to use ThePowerOfHate to heal himself and breath again without his mask, but has only limited success.



* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Dash unexpectedly shows up behind the swoop gang that attacks Luke on Tatooine, taking potshots at them and forcing them to scatter.



* CorporateWarfare: Black Sun has its own fleet, which Xizor deploys against the Rebels and unwisely, against the Imperial navy.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: C-3P0 briefly gets the chance to pilot the *Millennium Falcon* for a GunshipRescue on Coruscant. His flying is a bit rough, to say the least.



* EyeScream: Luke blocks a shot from Xizor that would have hit him in the eye if he hadn't. Also, in the video game, the dianoga in the sewers that Dash shoots in the eye.



* GeniusBruiser: Xizor is a criminal mastermind, martial artist, and a skilled marksman as well. On the other hand, his rival Darth Vader fits this trope too.



* HallwayFight: Guri, being a ChallengeSeeker, confronts Luke in a hallway during the escape from Xizor's palace, looking to fight him one-on-one. After narrowly being defeated, she then asks him to GetItOverWith and kill her, but he refuses and instead urges her to [[LastSecondChance leave with him and the Rebels instead.]]



* InferredSurvival: Luke notices that one of the paragliders on the roof of Xizor's palace is missing as the heroes take off in the *Falcon*, implying that [[spoiler: Guri]] may have escaped.



* KingpinInHisGym: Xizor has an "exercise chair" that strengthens his muscles while not having him actually exert himself since he considers exercise for its own sake to be boring, though it's also established that he does practice martial arts and is a crack shot. Vader cuts down large numbers of lightsaber-wielding droids.

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* KingpinInHisGym: Xizor has an "exercise chair" that strengthens his muscles while not having him actually exert himself since he considers exercise for its own sake to be boring, though it's also established that he does practice martial arts and is a crack shot. Vader cuts is shown practicing with his lightsaber, which he uses to duel and cut down large numbers of several lightsaber-wielding droids.



* NeckSnap: Guri kills one of Xizor's underlings this way for double-crossing him. Xizor himself uses it to kill a man with a vendetta who accosts him on Coruscant.



* OhCrap: Xizor's reaction to Luke parrying blaster bolts.

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* OhCrap: Xizor's reaction to Luke [[ParryingBullets parrying blaster bolts.]]



* WorthIt: During the final battle, [[spoiler:Vader is fully aware that he'll be risking the Emperor's wrath by killing Xizor (whom currently has the Emperor's favor as a major resource-provider), but still invokes this trope after finally having enough of Xizor's bullcrap.]]

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* WorthIt: During the final battle, [[spoiler:Vader is fully aware that he'll be risking the Emperor's wrath by killing Xizor (whom (who currently has the Emperor's favor as a major resource-provider), but still invokes this trope after finally having enough of Xizor's bullcrap.]]]]
* WorthyOpponent: Xizor sees Vader as this, disliking him on a personal level but respecting him as a warrior. Guri also sees Luke as this since as a droid programmed for combat, most humans are no match for her but a Jedi is.
26th Jul '17 7:43:47 AM dangerdan97
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''[[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.

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''[[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.
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