History Literature / TheHanSoloTrilogy

26th Oct '17 11:17:34 AM Fireblood
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* WarmUpBoss: Bria Tharen intends the Ylesian operation to be this. She argues for her and her troops to be sent in to liberate it, partly for ideological reasons and partly in the hopes of recruiting some of the pilgrims, but also because many of her troops are still inexperienced and need to test themselves in real combat before taking on an enemy as deadly as the Empire. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Durga had already anticipated this and buffed up Ylesia's defenses by hiring a private military firm to secure the place. The Rebels still win the battle, but it's bloodier than expected]].

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* WarmUpBoss: Bria Tharen intends the Ylesian operation to be this. She argues for her and her troops to be sent in to liberate it, partly for ideological reasons and partly in the hopes of recruiting some of the pilgrims, but also because many of her troops are still inexperienced and need to test themselves in real combat before taking on an enemy as deadly as the Empire. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Durga had already anticipated this and buffed up Ylesia's defenses by hiring getting Xizor to send a private military firm to secure the place. The Rebels still win the battle, but it's bloodier than expected]].
26th Oct '17 6:54:57 AM Viper16
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** A subtler one: Jabba is already well known to enjoy humanoid females, and after meeting with Bria to coordinate [[spoiler:the attack on Ylesia]], comments that he wouldn't mind having her as a dancer. Han replies that it might not be wise to try to force a trained and experienced Rebel commander into that situation. As anyone who's seen [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Return Of The Jedi]] knows, Jabba will find out soon enough just how true that is.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bria Tharen is this, from the point of view of the t'landa Til and their Besadii overlords. At the beginning of the trilogy, she's just one humble and self-effacing pilgrim among thousands. By the end of the first book, she's [[spoiler:indirectly caused Han Solo, Muurgh, and Mrovv to escape with her, stealing a number of the high priest's precious valuables and killing the Hutt overseer of the colony]]. By the ''third'' book, she's become a Rebel Commander whose squadron specializes in freeing slaves and gives no quarter to their owners. And by the end of that book, [[spoiler:she and an entire Rebel force come back to Ylesia and destroy the entire operation for good, along with Besadii's main source of income. Making matters even worse is that Besadii overlord Durga had just had to indebt himself further and further to underworld kingpin Xizor by asking him for help and protection against her raids, and he was planning to pay off his debt by sharing Ylesian profits. With those profits gone, any hope of keeping his independence from Xizor disappears, and he becomes little more than another one of his underlings, as seen in his next appearance in [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Shadows of the Empire]].]] BewareTheQuietOnes, ''indeed''.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bria Tharen is this, from the point of view of the t'landa Til and their Besadii overlords. At the beginning of the trilogy, she's just one humble and self-effacing pilgrim among thousands. By the end of the first book, she's [[spoiler:indirectly caused Han Solo, Muurgh, and Mrovv to escape with her, stealing a number of the high priest's precious valuables and killing the Hutt overseer of the colony]]. By the ''third'' third book, she's become a Rebel Commander whose squadron specializes in freeing slaves and gives no quarter to their owners.owners, which is beginning to put a serious dent in Besadii's trade. And by the end of that book, [[spoiler:she and an entire Rebel force come back to Ylesia and destroy the entire operation for good, along with Besadii's main source of income. Making matters even worse is that Besadii overlord Durga had just had to indebt himself further and further to underworld kingpin Xizor by asking him for help and protection against her raids, and he was planning to pay off his debt by sharing Ylesian profits. With those profits gone, any hope of keeping his independence from Xizor disappears, and he becomes little more than another one of his underlings, as seen in his next appearance in [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Shadows of the Empire]].]] BewareTheQuietOnes, ''indeed''.



* KidSidekick: Han picks one up for part of the trilogy, a StreetUrchin from Nar Shaddaa named Jarik Solo who claims to be a distant relative. [[spoiler:Han figures out quickly that it's not true, but likes him enough to keep him around and allows him to keep the last name]].



* ShoutOut: One of Han's aliases is "Jenos Idanian," an anagram for [[IndianaJones the other most famous movie hero portrayed by Harrison Ford]].

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* ShoutOut: One of Han's aliases is "Jenos Idanian," an anagram for [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones the other most famous movie hero portrayed by Harrison Ford]].



* WarmUpBoss: Bria Tharen intends the Ylesian operation to be this. She argues for her and her troops to be sent in to liberate it, partly for ideological reasons and partly in the hopes of recruiting some of the pilgrims, but also because many of her troops are still inexperienced and need to test themselves in real combat before taking on an enemy as deadly as the Empire. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Durga had already anticipated this and buffed up Ylesia's defenses by hiring a private military firm to secure the place. The Rebels still win the battle, but it's bloodier than expected]].



* WretchedHive: Par for the course in Star Wars. The one we see the most is Nar Shaddaa, the "smugglers' moon" orbiting the Hutt homeworld, where Han and most of the other smugglers employed by the Hutts make their home. It's so bad that the Imperials decide at one point to destroy the entire surface from orbit (see Orbital Bombardment above) as a demonstration of their getting tough on crime. And then there's Mos Eisley, the trope namer.

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* WretchedHive: Par for the course in Star Wars. The one we see the most is Nar Shaddaa, the "smugglers' moon" orbiting the Hutt homeworld, homeworld of the Hutts, where Han and most of the other smugglers employed by the Hutts them make their home. It's so bad that the Imperials decide at one point to destroy the entire surface from orbit (see Orbital Bombardment above) as a demonstration of their getting tough on crime. And then there's Mos Eisley, the trope namer.
24th Oct '17 9:39:42 AM Viper16
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bria Tharen is this, from the point of view of the t'landa Til and their Besadii overlords. At the beginning of the trilogy, she's just one nondescript pilgrim out of thousands. By the end of the first book, she's [[spoiler:indirectly caused Han Solo, Muurgh, and Mrovv to escape with her, stealing a number of the high priest's precious valuables and killing the Hutt overseer of the colony]]. By the ''third'' book, she's become a Rebel Commander whose squadron specializes in freeing slaves and gives no quarter to their owners. And by the end of that book, [[spoiler:she and an entire Rebel force come back to Ylesia and destroy the entire operation for good, along with Besadii's main source of income. Making matters even worse is that Besadii overlord Durga had just had to indebt himself further and further to underworld kingpin Xizor by asking him for help and protection against her raids, and he was planning to pay off his debt by sharing Ylesian profits: with that option gone, any hope of keeping his independence from Xizor is gone, and he becomes little more than another one of his underlings]].

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bria Tharen is this, from the point of view of the t'landa Til and their Besadii overlords. At the beginning of the trilogy, she's just one nondescript humble and self-effacing pilgrim out of among thousands. By the end of the first book, she's [[spoiler:indirectly caused Han Solo, Muurgh, and Mrovv to escape with her, stealing a number of the high priest's precious valuables and killing the Hutt overseer of the colony]]. By the ''third'' book, she's become a Rebel Commander whose squadron specializes in freeing slaves and gives no quarter to their owners. And by the end of that book, [[spoiler:she and an entire Rebel force come back to Ylesia and destroy the entire operation for good, along with Besadii's main source of income. Making matters even worse is that Besadii overlord Durga had just had to indebt himself further and further to underworld kingpin Xizor by asking him for help and protection against her raids, and he was planning to pay off his debt by sharing Ylesian profits: with that option profits. With those profits gone, any hope of keeping his independence from Xizor is gone, disappears, and he becomes little more than another one of his underlings]]. underlings, as seen in his next appearance in [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Shadows of the Empire]].]] BewareTheQuietOnes, ''indeed''.
24th Oct '17 9:31:23 AM Viper16
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Only a short while after hiring him, the t'landa Til priests think nothing of revealing to Han that Exultation and the entire religion built around it are a giant scam, and laughing at the stupidity of the pilgrims who fell for it. Admittedly they had no way of knowing that he'd fallen in love with one of the pilgrims in the meantime, but it still says something about them that they couldn't imagine that anyone "strong minded" could be offended by the revelation.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bria Tharen is this, from the point of view of the t'landa Til and their Besadii overlords. At the beginning of the trilogy, she's just one nondescript pilgrim out of thousands. By the end of the first book, she's [[spoiler:indirectly caused Han Solo, Muurgh, and Mrovv to escape with her, stealing a number of the high priest's precious valuables and killing the Hutt overseer of the colony]]. By the ''third'' book, she's become a Rebel Commander whose squadron specializes in freeing slaves and gives no quarter to their owners. And by the end of that book, [[spoiler:she and an entire Rebel force come back to Ylesia and destroy the entire operation for good, along with Besadii's main source of income. Making matters even worse is that Besadii overlord Durga had just had to indebt himself further and further to underworld kingpin Xizor by asking him for help and protection against her raids, and he was planning to pay off his debt by sharing Ylesian profits: with that option gone, any hope of keeping his independence from Xizor is gone, and he becomes little more than another one of his underlings]].



* UpperClassTwit: Played straight with Bria's mother and brother. Once Han returns Bria to her family, as soon as they discover he hasn't been entirely honest about his past, they [[spoiler:report him to the police]]. Subverted with Bria's father, who opposes this and actually gives Han a generous loan to help him on his way, and with Bria herself. It's implied that the father being a SelfMadeMan who also started out as a lowly pilot has a lot to do with his being sympathetic towards Han, and just generally less of an all-around snob.



* WretchedHive: Par for the course in Star Wars. The one we see the most is Nar Shaddaa, the "smugglers' moon" orbiting the Hutt homeworld, where Han and most of his fellow smugglers make their home while employed by Hutts; it's so bad that the Imperials decide at one point to destroy the entire surface from orbit (see Orbital Bombardment above) as a demonstration of their getting tough on crime. And then there's Mos Eisley, the trope namer.

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* WretchedHive: Par for the course in Star Wars. The one we see the most is Nar Shaddaa, the "smugglers' moon" orbiting the Hutt homeworld, where Han and most of his fellow the other smugglers make their home while employed by Hutts; it's the Hutts make their home. It's so bad that the Imperials decide at one point to destroy the entire surface from orbit (see Orbital Bombardment above) as a demonstration of their getting tough on crime. And then there's Mos Eisley, the trope namer.
24th Oct '17 9:10:06 AM Viper16
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* FantasticRacism: The Hutts consider themselves the superior species, and thus entitled to cheat and exploit the "lesser" ones. Xizor seems to share these sentiments, and uses this to flatter Hutts by noting that their species are cold-blooded and therefore rational, rather than hot-blooded and given to emotions as mammals like humans are. It goes both ways, of course, as the Empire bases its rule at least partly on the idea of human supremacy.


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* ShoutOut: One of Han's aliases is "Jenos Idanian," an anagram for [[IndianaJones the other most famous movie hero portrayed by Harrison Ford]].


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* ThievesCant: "Trader talk." A sort of dialect that mixes multiple languages together and is very heavy on colloquialisms and YouNoTakeCandle. Han uses it to speak with Jalus Nebl, a fellow pilot for the Ylesian operation, when he wants to make sure their bosses can't understand.
24th Oct '17 8:51:43 AM Viper16
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* WretchedHive: Par for the course in Star Wars. The one we see the most is Nar Shaddaa, the "smugglers' moon" orbiting the Hutt homeworld, where Han and most of his fellow smugglers make their home while employed by Hutts; it's so bad that the Imperials decide at one point to destroy the entire surface from orbit (see Orbital Bombardment above) as a demonstration of their getting tough on crime. And then there's Mos Eisley, the trope namer.
24th Oct '17 7:40:33 AM Viper16
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* AnalogyBackfire: Imperial governor Sarn Shild gives a RousingSpeech calling for a crackdown on the Hutts, culminating in a pledge that they will be ''brought to their knees!'' [[MomentKiller "... Um... figuratively speaking, of course."]]



* TheDreaded: Black Sun and its leader Prince Xizor. Even the Hutts, among the most powerful criminal elements in the galaxy, are wary of it. Aruk repeatedly warns Durga against involving himself with Black Sun or being in Xizor's debt, and when speculating on whether or not he will, Jiliac says that she hopes not, as this would put her and Desilijic in direct confrontation with them.

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* TheDreaded: Black Sun and its leader Prince Xizor. Even the Hutts, among the most powerful criminal elements in the galaxy, are wary of it. Aruk repeatedly warns Durga against involving himself with Black Sun or being in Xizor's debt, and when speculating on whether or not he will, debt. His rival Jiliac says that she hopes not, as that he follows this would put her and Desilijic advice, as she has no desire to be in direct confrontation competition with them.Black Sun.



** Notably, this comes up again later, after Chewbacca's marriage--Han doesn't try to release him so much as just assume that this means he's been released, as his new duties would obviously take precedence over a life debt. This nearly causes a minor meltdown from Chewie's new wife, [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle who takes it as an insult to her husband that Han would think he'd abandon his life debt]]. He quickly apologizes for the misunderstanding.

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** Notably, this comes up again later, after Chewbacca's marriage--Han doesn't try to release him so much as just assume that this means he's been released, as his new duties would obviously take precedence over a life debt. This nearly causes a minor meltdown from Chewie's new wife, [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle who takes it as an insult to her husband that Han would think he'd abandon his life debt]]. He quickly apologizes for the misunderstanding.
15th Oct '17 1:08:08 PM Fireblood
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Having received word that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knew'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its more than certain that Shild was right.


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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Having received word that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knew'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, it's more than certain that Shild was right.
15th Oct '17 8:56:33 AM Rippingtons60
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Having received word that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knows'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its more than certain that Shild is right.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Having received word that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knows'' ''knew'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its more than certain that Shild is was right.
15th Oct '17 8:55:01 AM Rippingtons60
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Given that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knows'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its almost certain Shild is right.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Given Having received word that the Emperor has summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he is ''most'' displeased, Sarn figures that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath--and almost certainly a slow and agonizing death. Given just how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knows'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its almost more than certain that Shild is right.
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