History Literature / TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia

27th Apr '18 6:19:44 AM MasterFuzzy
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* DeflectorShield: Isolder has a personal one. It's stated to get unbearably hot. He uses it as a PowerFist at one point, which burns the living crap out of thee spy he and Luke were fighting and cuts another one in half when it's thrown at him.
* DoAndroidsDream: As seen under Nice to the Waiter, Luke can sense droids through the force and thus treats them no different to any other sentient, pointing to "yes".

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* DeflectorShield: Isolder has a personal one. It's stated to get unbearably hot. He uses it as a PowerFist at one point, which burns the living crap out of thee the spy he and Luke were fighting and cuts another one in half when it's thrown at him.
* DoAndroidsDream: As seen under Nice to the Waiter, Luke can sense droids through the force Force and thus treats them no different to any other sentient, pointing to "yes".



* LostTribe: the Dathomiri
* MeaningfulName: Luke levitates both himself and the ship to a graceful landing, suggesting where the name "Skywalker" comes from.

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* LostTribe: the The Dathomiri
* MeaningfulName: Luke levitates both himself and the ship to a graceful landing, suggesting where the name "Skywalker" comes from.appropriate for a guy called "Skywalker."
26th Jan '18 7:59:27 PM Twiddler
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[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Courtship_of_Princess_Leia The Courtship of Princess Leia]] is several storylines in one: Leia is engaged to [[PrinceCharmless Isolder]] so that she can get a home planet for Alderaan expatriates. Han wins a planet in a sabacc game. Luke is looking for information on the Jedi. All of this takes them to the Hapes Cluster and to Dathomir.

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[[http://starwars.''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Courtship_of_Princess_Leia The Courtship of Princess Leia]] Leia]]'' is several storylines in one: Leia is engaged to [[PrinceCharmless Isolder]] so that she can get a home planet for Alderaan expatriates. Han wins a planet in a sabacc game. Luke is looking for information on the Jedi. All of this takes them to the Hapes Cluster and to Dathomir.
8th Jan '18 8:31:34 PM Twiddler
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Written by noted science-fiction/fantasy author [[Literature/TheRunelords Dave Wolverton]], it was the first novel to feature the future Literature/XWingSeries antagonist Warlord Zsinj, although the way he is portrayed here is [[TooDumbToLive substantially different]] from what [[ObfuscatingStupidity fans of that series]] [[MagnificentBastard may be used to]].

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Written by noted science-fiction/fantasy author [[Literature/TheRunelords Dave Wolverton]], it was the first ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novel to feature the future Literature/XWingSeries antagonist Warlord Zsinj, although the way he is portrayed here is [[TooDumbToLive substantially different]] from what [[ObfuscatingStupidity fans of that series]] [[MagnificentBastard may be used to]].
8th Apr '17 4:19:34 PM nombretomado
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'''Tropes:'''

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'''Tropes:'''!!This book provides examples of:



* OhCrap: Leia's reaction upon seeing the rancors. After what happened [[ReturnOfTheJedi the last time she saw one]], it's not surprising.

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* OhCrap: Leia's reaction upon seeing the rancors. After what happened [[ReturnOfTheJedi [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi the last time she saw one]], it's not surprising.
19th May '16 11:49:10 PM lorgskyegon
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* AllAmazonsWantHercules - Teneniel wanting Luke, who just happens to be [[WorldsStrongestMan the most powerful Jedi ever]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology - The origins of the Hapes Consortium - and how! The Hapans' ancestors were a large band of SpacePirates that pillaged nearby shipping lanes, taking the most beautiful females they found on the ships back to their bases, and over time, having only beautiful women giving birth led to the entire Hapan race being extremely beautiful. Put very simply, just because your parents are beautiful, there's no guarantee that you won't have [[{{UnusualEuphemism}} a face for radio]].

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* AllAmazonsWantHercules - AllAmazonsWantHercules: Teneniel wanting Luke, who just happens to be [[WorldsStrongestMan the most powerful Jedi ever]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology - AnimalsNotToScale: The whuffa worm Han catches is over 800 feet long. The rancors as well.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
The origins of the Hapes Consortium - and how! The Hapans' ancestors were a large band of SpacePirates that pillaged nearby shipping lanes, taking the most beautiful females they found on the ships back to their bases, and over time, having only beautiful women giving birth led to the entire Hapan race being extremely beautiful. Put very simply, just because your parents are beautiful, there's no guarantee that you won't have [[{{UnusualEuphemism}} a face for radio]].



* CerebusRetcon / HistoricalVillainUpgrade - The Literature/XWingSeries did this to Zsinj, here presented as a rather one-dimensional CardCarryingVillain. Aaron Allston, author of the Wraith Squadron books, justified it with ObfuscatingStupidity, and also implied that Zsinj was having a gradual VillainousBreakdown as the New Republic gained the upper hand.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mother Rell. Justified in that because of her ability to see the past and future and her extremely advanced age (She's over 400 years old), she often gets lost in her own mind. At
* CombinedEnergyAttack - Inverted. The CombinedEnergyAttack ''heals'' Luke, rather than destroys him.

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* CerebusRetcon / HistoricalVillainUpgrade - HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The Literature/XWingSeries did this to Zsinj, here presented as a rather one-dimensional CardCarryingVillain. Aaron Allston, author of the Wraith Squadron books, justified it with ObfuscatingStupidity, and also implied that Zsinj was having a gradual VillainousBreakdown as the New Republic gained the upper hand.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mother Rell. Justified in that because of her ability to see the past and future and her extremely advanced age (She's over 400 years old), she often gets lost in her own mind. At
mind.
* CombinedEnergyAttack - CombinedEnergyAttack: Inverted. The CombinedEnergyAttack ''heals'' Luke, rather than destroys him.



* CrystalDragonJesus - a "lost tribe" of Jedi in a book by a Mormon.

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* CrystalDragonJesus - CrystalDragonJesus: a "lost tribe" of Jedi in a book by a Mormon.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale - [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Luke.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale - DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Luke.Luke.
** Not rape, but sexual harassment. Han, Luke, and Isolder are all groped while in the village. One particularly lusty witch attempts to drag off Isolder so she can show him where she sleeps.



* FixFic - The Literature/XWingSeries does this for Zsinj and Melvar and the ambiguity of whether the ''Iron Fist'' is destroyed or not. It also contains plenty of straightforward continuity nods to Leia's mission to the Hapans.

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* FixFic - FixFic: The Literature/XWingSeries does this for Zsinj and Melvar and the ambiguity of whether the ''Iron Fist'' is destroyed or not. It also contains plenty of straightforward continuity nods to Leia's mission to the Hapans.



* ForegoneConclusion - Han marries Leia in the end, a fact established a couple years earlier by ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''.

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* ForegoneConclusion - ForegoneConclusion: Han marries Leia in the end, a fact established a couple years earlier by ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - The B plot might as well be subtitled ''The Erotic Adventures of Luke Skywalker'', as he gets to be [[FemmeFatale seduced by a queen who tries to kill him]] and [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale enslaved by an amazon]].
* HarmlessVillain - Played ''ridiculously'' straight with Zsinj

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The B plot might as well be subtitled ''The Erotic Adventures of Luke Skywalker'', as he gets to be [[FemmeFatale seduced by a queen who tries to kill him]] and [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale enslaved by an amazon]].
* HarmlessVillain - HarmlessVillain: Played ''ridiculously'' straight with Zsinj



* KillSat - The superweapon of the week is a cloaking device that surrounds the planet.
* LadyLand- Dathomir-Women run the tribes and the men are essentially slaves

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* KillSat - KillSat: The superweapon of the week is a cloaking device that surrounds the planet.
planet. It's even lampshaded as only working on a primitive planet. Like most Empire superweapons, a single ship destroys it.
* LadyLand- LadyLand: Dathomir-Women run the tribes and the men are essentially slaves



* LostTribe - the Dathomiri
* MeaningfulName - Luke levitates both himself and the ship to a graceful landing, suggesting where the name "Skywalker" comes from.

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* LostTribe - LostTribe: the Dathomiri
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Luke levitates both himself and the ship to a graceful landing, suggesting where the name "Skywalker" comes from.from.
* MindControlDevice: The Gun of Command, which brainwashes people (or more accurately, briefly shuts down their conscious mind and renders them extremely open to suggestion; apparently there are no long-term effects) instead of killing them. Apparently Luke's Jedi powers render him immune to it, but it works perfectly on the untrained Leia.



* MindControlDevice: The Gun of Command, which brainwashes people (or more accurately, briefly shuts down their conscious mind and renders them extremely open to suggestion; apparently there are no long-term effects) instead of killing them. Apparently Luke's Jedi powers render him immune to it, but it works perfectly on the untrained Leia.
* RomanceNovel - The Han/Leia plot.

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* MindControlDevice: The Gun of Command, which brainwashes people (or more accurately, briefly shuts down their conscious mind and renders them extremely open to suggestion; apparently there are no long-term effects) instead of killing them. Apparently Luke's Jedi powers render him immune to it, but it works perfectly on OhCrap: Leia's reaction upon seeing the untrained Leia.
rancors. After what happened [[ReturnOfTheJedi the last time she saw one]], it's not surprising.
* RomanceNovel - RichesToRags: In a way. After she finds out Luke is a Jedi, Teneniel loses almost all interest in Isolder. He's aghast when she says he's just a commoner compared to Luke.
* RomanceNovel:
The Han/Leia plot.



* WeAreAsMayflies - Mother Rell.
* WhatTheHellHero - The titular "courtship" refers to Han Solo shooting Leia with a brainwashing gun and kidnapping her. He's called on it at first, but the whole thing is all but forgotten by the end of the book, probably because it's so very creepy, and by that point they went through hell together. Chewbacca even offers to beat Han for Leia over it, life debt or not.
* WickedWitch - Gethzerion.

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* WeAreAsMayflies - WeAreAsMayflies: Mother Rell.
Rell, though WordOfGod says she dies shortly after the events of the novel.
* WhatTheHellHero - WhatTheHellHero: The titular "courtship" refers to Han Solo shooting Leia with a brainwashing gun and kidnapping her. He's called on it at first, but the whole thing is all but forgotten by the end of the book, probably because it's so very creepy, and by that point they went through hell together. Chewbacca even offers to beat Han for Leia over it, life debt or not.
* WickedWitch - WickedWitch: Gethzerion.
19th May '16 11:33:40 PM lorgskyegon
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* AbusiveParents: Ta'a Chume had her first son killed because he was too weak to rule properly. She did the same thing to Isolder's first love.



* CloudCuckooLander: Mother Rell. Justified in that because of her ability to see the past and future and her extremely advanced age (She's over 400 years old), she often gets lost in her own mind. At



* HeroicWillpower: Mother Rell's spirit is so strong, it won't let her die until she passes on the knowledge of the Jedi to the one who was prophesied to claim it.



* SirSwearsALot: Zsinj. According to Han, he can curse in sixty languages.



* WickedStepmother - Ta'a Chume.
19th May '16 11:10:56 PM lorgskyegon
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** Talking to her itself was a BatmanGambit to keep her occupied and not notice the ''Millennium Falcon'' coming to the rescue.
19th May '16 11:04:02 PM lorgskyegon
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* DeflectorShield: Isolder has a personal one. It's stated to get unbearably hot. He uses it as a PowerFist at one point, which burns the living crap out of thee spy he and Luke were fighting.

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* DeflectorShield: Isolder has a personal one. It's stated to get unbearably hot. He uses it as a PowerFist at one point, which burns the living crap out of thee spy he and Luke were fighting.fighting and cuts another one in half when it's thrown at him.
17th Jan '16 3:52:30 PM dvorak
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* DeflectorShield: Isolder has a personal one. It's stated to get unbearably hot. He uses it as a PowerFist at one point, which burns the living crap out of thee spy he and Luke were fighting.
15th Jan '16 6:33:40 PM SSJMagus
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* MindControlDevice: The Gun of Command, which brainwashes people instead of killing them.

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* MindControlDevice: The Gun of Command, which brainwashes people (or more accurately, briefly shuts down their conscious mind and renders them extremely open to suggestion; apparently there are no long-term effects) instead of killing them. Apparently Luke's Jedi powers render him immune to it, but it works perfectly on the untrained Leia.
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