History Literature / TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia

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.
15th Jan '16 6:30:32 PM SSJMagus
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** Possible subversion if it was done on purpose, for several reasons: 1) the Sabacc player is a strapped-for-cash noble-ish owner, 2) said owner most likely knows that the planet is not only in a sector under Zsinj's control but also inhabited by pesky (and more-powerful-than-they-look) natives, hence driving down the value of the planet - after all, what good is owning a planet if you can't come in and collect taxes or colonize it?, 3) this takes place in a "galaxy far, far away" wherein inhabitable planets aren't exactly scarce, and 4) this particular game of Sabacc is quite clearly pegged as being the equivalent of getting a Royal Flush at the high-rollers table of the MGM Grand. So all in all, it could go against the trope and be more realistic. Granted, Dathomir is described as particularly inhabitable, but it is also remote (location, location, location) and mostly unknown.

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** Possible subversion if it was done on purpose, for several reasons: 1) the Sabacc player is a strapped-for-cash noble-ish owner, 2) said owner most likely knows that the planet is not only in a sector under Zsinj's control but also inhabited by pesky (and more-powerful-than-they-look) natives, hence driving down the value of the planet - after all, what good is owning a planet if you can't come in and collect taxes or colonize it?, 3) this takes place in a "galaxy far, far away" wherein inhabitable planets aren't exactly scarce, scarce (in real life Earth is unique and even if a similar planet were located it would be near-impossible to relocate to it, but in Star Wars there are literally millions of planets where humans live and travel between them is relatively trivial; something that's irreplaceable is inherently going to be more valuable), and 4) this particular game of Sabacc is quite clearly pegged as being the equivalent of getting a Royal Flush at the high-rollers table of the MGM Grand. So all in all, it could go against the trope and be more realistic. Granted, Dathomir is described as particularly inhabitable, but it is also remote (location, location, location) and mostly unknown.



** 1) It's mild canon that Obi-Wan used a mind trick to get a better price on the speeder. Remember that this is not some BMW series vehicle that could sell for that kind of price used. This is more akin to a beat-up old model pickup truck that he is selling. 2) It states clearly that Han had to go through several games before making it to this high-rollers table and that he used his Hutt loan shark to get into it. 3) This isn't just any old ship. This is probably the most famous ship in the entire galaxy. It's worth far more than a million credits. 4) Omogg said the planet was worth 2.4 billion credits, not 1.6 billion. And Omogg is completely tapped out and doesn't think Han could win again. Even so, as Omogg says, the planet is of little use to her as a methane breathing creature and it's behind the largest Imperial blockade in the galaxy. Who else would buy it?

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** 1) It's mild canon that Obi-Wan used a mind trick to get a better price on the speeder. Remember that this is not some BMW series vehicle that could sell for that kind of price used. This is more akin to a beat-up old model pickup truck that he is selling. 2) It states clearly that Han had to go through several games before making it to this high-rollers table and that he used his Hutt loan shark to get into it. 3) This isn't just any old ship. This is probably the most famous ship in the entire galaxy. Its primary value isn't its not-inconsiderable performance, but the simple fact that ''it's the Millennium Falcon''. It's worth far more than a million credits. There's probably not a real-life vehicle in existence that would be of equivalent value to the Falcon. 4) Omogg said the planet was worth 2.4 billion credits, not 1.6 billion. And Omogg is completely tapped out and doesn't think Han could win again. Even so, as Omogg says, the planet is of little use to her as a methane breathing creature and it's behind the largest Imperial blockade in the galaxy. Who else would buy it?
13th Dec '15 4:16:52 PM nombretomado
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Written by noted science-fiction/fantasy author [[Literature/TheRunelords Dave Wolverton]], it was the first novel to feature the future 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 novel to feature the future XWingSeries 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]].



* CerebusRetcon / HistoricalVillainUpgrade - The 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.

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* CerebusRetcon / HistoricalVillainUpgrade - The XWingSeries 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.



* FixFic - The 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.
** It also, perhaps accidentally, leaves room for Zsinj to have survived. [[spoiler: In Courtship, Zsinj is on his bridge talking with Solo over the comm when Solo launches torpedos into the Iron Fist's bridge windows. In the XWingSeries, we find out that Zsinj liked to hang out in a complete duplicate of his main bridge with all control screens being echoed there so that he could watch over his subordinates shoulders without their knowledge. He also uses it as a stage for acting out his decadent leader persona for visitors without impairing the proper crew from running the ship. If Zsinj was in this bridge, he wasn't where the torpedoes hit and may have escaped. No such luck for Melvar though, who we see die on the planet surface.]]

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* FixFic - The XWingSeries 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.
** It also, perhaps accidentally, leaves room for Zsinj to have survived. [[spoiler: In Courtship, Zsinj is on his bridge talking with Solo over the comm when Solo launches torpedos into the Iron Fist's bridge windows. In the XWingSeries, Literature/XWingSeries, we find out that Zsinj liked to hang out in a complete duplicate of his main bridge with all control screens being echoed there so that he could watch over his subordinates shoulders without their knowledge. He also uses it as a stage for acting out his decadent leader persona for visitors without impairing the proper crew from running the ship. If Zsinj was in this bridge, he wasn't where the torpedoes hit and may have escaped. No such luck for Melvar though, who we see die on the planet surface.]]



** [[XWingSeries That's what he]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity wants you to think]]...

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** [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries That's what he]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity wants you to think]]...
20th May '15 8:00:25 PM Tallens
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* RoyalCruiser: The Hapan Queen Mothers travel aboard a 4000-year-old starship called Star Home, which is essentially a flying castle designed to show off Hapan splendor wherever it goes, though it hadn't been seen outside the Hapes Cluster for nearly 2000 years before this point.
23rd Jan '15 3:45:54 AM RebelFleetTroper
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* ShoutOut: "King Han Solo"? Clearly a reference to ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''

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* ShoutOut: "King Han Solo"? Clearly a reference to ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''...
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