History Literature / TheHanSoloTrilogy

1st May '17 11:00:43 PM Fireblood
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* BountyHunter: A number of them are sent after Han over stealing from the Besadii clan, including Boba Fett, who becomes his nemesis.



* HasAType: Han with anti-Imperial revolutionaries. His first love [[spoiler:Bria]] becomes one by the end of the trilogy, while another lover,[[spoiler:Xaverri]], is already one when he meets her, and, of course, Leia in the movies and later expanded universe.
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:Han, after Bria leaves him at the end of the first book, oh so very much]]. Plays a big part in forming the cynical personality he's developed by the time we meet him in the movies.

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* HasAType: Han with anti-Imperial revolutionaries. His first love [[spoiler:Bria]] becomes one by the end of the trilogy, while another lover,[[spoiler:Xaverri]], lover,[[spoiler: Xaverri]], is already one when he meets her, and, of course, Leia in the movies and later expanded universe.
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:Han, after Bria leaves him at the end of the first book, oh so very much]]. Plays This plays a big part in forming the cynical personality he's developed by the time we meet him in the movies.



* MasterOfIllusion: Xaverri, who makes a good living as a stage magician. Becomes a ChekhovsSkill when she is brought back towards the end of ''The Hutt Gambit'', [[spoiler:and creates the image of a heavily armed battle fleet around Nar Shaddaa in order to frighten and distract the approaching Imperial warships, helping the smugglers in their battle]].

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* MasterOfIllusion: Xaverri, who makes a good living as a stage magician. Becomes This becomes a ChekhovsSkill when she is brought back towards the end of ''The Hutt Gambit'', [[spoiler:and creates the image of a heavily armed battle fleet around Nar Shaddaa in order to frighten and distract the approaching Imperial warships, helping the smugglers in their battle]].



** In a gender-flipped version of the usual trope, [[spoiler:Bria does this to Han at the end of ''The Paradise Snare''. Doubles as an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy moment, since she's doing it because she's afraid of being a drag on Han's life and preventing him from fulfilling his dreams and joining the Imperial Starfleet]]. That doesn't make Han feel one bit better about it, though.

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** In a gender-flipped version of the usual trope, [[spoiler:Bria does this to Han at the end of ''The Paradise Snare''. Doubles This doubles as an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy moment, since she's doing it because she's afraid of being a drag on Han's life and preventing him from fulfilling his dreams and joining the Imperial Starfleet]]. That doesn't make Han feel one bit better about it, though.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Black Sun has at least one such company under its control, which it makes available to Durga in ''Rebel Dawn'' to protect Besadii's operation on Ylesia. (The Hutts normally rely on Gamorrean mercenaries, who are much less effective).

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Black Sun has at least one such company under its control, which it makes available to Durga in ''Rebel Dawn'' to protect Besadii's operation on Ylesia. (The Ylesia (the Hutts normally rely on Gamorrean mercenaries, who are much less effective).



** Notably, this comes up again later, after [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:Chewie's new wife]], [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle who takes it as an insult to her husband that Han would think he'd abandon his life debt]].

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** Notably, this comes up again later, after [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:Chewie's new wife]], [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle who takes it as an insult to her husband that Han would think he'd abandon his life debt]].debt. He quickly apologizes for the misunderstanding]].



* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: A view shared by the protagonists throughout the series. Han runs away from his first job as a pilot for the Besadii Hutts when he discovers that their main business is slavery ([[spoiler:freeing a slave he'd fallen in love with in the process]]); later he's cashiered from the Imperial Navy after freeing another slave from his brutal Imperial taskmaster [[spoiler: (Chewbacca, who escapes to pledge Han a life debt for it)]]; and specifically only accepts a job smuggling for Jabba after he's made it clear that he will never transport slaves for him. Bria and Chewbacca, being former slaves themselves, naturally share this outlook [[spoiler: which is a big part of the reason Bria joins the Rebellion]], but contempt for slavery is widespread even beyond that-Lando's way of expressing contempt for bounty hunters, for instance, is that they're "on a level with slavers." Given that the protagonists and their friends are all drug smugglers, con artists, and other "scoundrels," arguably a case of EvenEvilHasStandards.

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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: A view shared by the protagonists throughout the series. Han runs away from his first job as a pilot for the Besadii Hutts when he discovers that their main business is slavery ([[spoiler:freeing a slave he'd fallen in love with in the process]]); later he's cashiered from the Imperial Navy after freeing another slave from his brutal Imperial taskmaster [[spoiler: (Chewbacca, who escapes to pledge Han a life debt for it)]]; and specifically only accepts a job smuggling for Jabba after he's made it clear that he will never transport slaves for him. Bria and Chewbacca, being former slaves themselves, naturally share this outlook [[spoiler: which is a big part of the reason Bria joins the Rebellion]], but contempt for slavery is widespread even beyond that-Lando's way of expressing contempt for bounty hunters, for instance, is that they're "on a level with slavers." Given that the protagonists and their friends are all drug smugglers, con artists, and other "scoundrels," this is arguably a case of EvenEvilHasStandards.



* SoundOnlyDeath: Vader Force-choking Greelanx for taking a bribe and throwing the battle of Nar Shaddaa.

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Vader Force-choking Greelanx for taking a bribe and throwing the battle of Nar Shaddaa. Han listens to it while hidden in a nearby closet.
1st May '17 10:43:50 PM Fireblood
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* PathOfInspiration: The Cult of The One and The All, created by the Besadii Hutt clan and run by the T'landa Til, who use their mating call to ensnare "pilgrims" for slave labor.


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* ScamReligion: The T'landa T'il can produce a state of complete pleasure in a person. This state of pleasure is highly addictive. Normally it is used to attract T'landa T'il females, but instead the self-appointed clergy use it to lure their victims to Ylesia. They go from planet to planet and recruit people. People who experience it and are not strong enough to resist it are drawn into it and become addicted. The pilgrims become slaves in the Ylesian spicemines. The revival is a major part of their day where the pilgrims get their daily fix. These poor slaves are completely brainwashed and can not live without their drug. The faux religion that the T'landa T'il have established is just a ploy to get free slaves and spice. The whole operation is owned by the Hutts. When the slaves are brainwashed and dependent enough they get shipped off to the spice mines of Kessel or sold as sex slaves in a brothel.
19th Mar '17 11:51:04 AM nombretomado
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title might suggest the story focuses on Han Solo]], specifically on his adventures in the years leading up to ''ANewHope'' as he goes from StreetUrchin and petty thief to Imperial pilot to the LoveableRogue we all know and love.

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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title might suggest the story focuses on Han Solo]], specifically on his adventures in the years leading up to ''ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' as he goes from StreetUrchin and petty thief to Imperial pilot to the LoveableRogue we all know and love.
25th Jan '17 6:11:12 PM Fireblood
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Given that the Emperor had summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he was ''most'' displeased, Sarn figured anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath and almost certainly facing a slow and agonizing death. Given how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knew'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its almost certain Sarn was right.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Given that the Emperor had summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he was ''most'' displeased, Sarn figured that anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath and almost certainly facing 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 almost certain Sarn Shild was right.
25th Jan '17 5:36:38 PM Rippingtons60
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his failed attack on Nar Shaddaa. Given that the Emperor had summoned him back to Coruscant and made it clear he was ''most'' displeased, Sarn figured anything would be better than facing Palpatine's wrath and almost certainly facing a slow and agonizing death. Given how sadistic Palpatine famously is and that he ''knew'' the Moff was planning to rebel against him, its almost certain Sarn was right.
30th Dec '16 9:59:24 AM Fireblood
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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Someone used this method to kill themselves in Han's childhood.
30th Dec '16 9:55:07 AM Fireblood
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* ExplosiveDecompression: In ''The Paradise Snare'' Han remembers having to clean up after someone cycled the airlock to kill themselves, and it was apparently quite messy.
25th Dec '16 1:00:17 PM StarSword
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* AffablyEvil: Crispin does the impossible and makes Jabba somewhat ''likable.'' Jabba seems to have a genuine soft spot for Han, he's better than most of his fellow Hutts at least, and they consider him deranged due to his fetish for humanoid females. Perhaps this is because Jabba is indeed ruthless, but also ''fair'' in his dealings with his underlings.

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* AffablyEvil: Crispin does the impossible and makes Jabba the Hutt somewhat ''likable.'' ''likable''. Jabba seems to have a genuine soft spot for Han, he's better than most of his fellow Hutts at least, and they consider him deranged due to his fetish for humanoid females. Perhaps this is because Jabba is indeed ruthless, but also ''fair'' in his dealings with his underlings.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Hutts, like slugs, (their closest real-world equivalent, which is also used as an insult for them) are hermaphrodites [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Slug#Reproduction]], with both male and female sex organs. After reproducing they identify as female, but apparently can go back to identifying as male later (as Durga and Jabba's parents do).

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Hutts, like slugs, slugs (their closest real-world equivalent, which is also used as an insult for them) them), are hermaphrodites [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Slug#Reproduction]], with both male and female sex organs. After reproducing they identify as female, but apparently can go back to identifying as male later (as Durga and Jabba's parents do).



* CallForward: Greedo is noted as being a terrible shot and an idiot who will most likely get himself killed.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
** In the first book, Han Solo's accounts are flagged by Corellian Security Force Agent Hal Horn, the father of Corran Horn from the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.
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Greedo is noted as being a terrible shot and an idiot who will most likely get himself killed.



** Emperor Palpatine (as usual) [[spoiler: who instigates the Imperial attack on the home system of the Hutts as well as its failure all in order to disgrace an Imperial Moff that was getting too big for his britches]].

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** Emperor Palpatine (as usual) [[spoiler: who instigates the Imperial attack on the home system of the Hutts as well as its failure all in order to disgrace an Imperial Moff that was getting too big for his britches]].britches. However, he doesn't anticipate the smugglers making their ''own'' pact with the admiral in charge. It doesn't affect how the plan goes off since both smugglers and Palpatine wanted the same thing (for the admiral to retreat from the battle), but Darth Vader still summarily executes him for treason.]]
21st Nov '16 6:03:54 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for a "review" on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for a "review" an inquiry on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.
21st Nov '16 5:10:16 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide: Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for a "review" on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.
* DuelToTheDeath: Durga challenges Jiliac after he learns she poisoned his parent. He manages to win despite her far larger girth.
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