History Literature / TheHanSoloTrilogy

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.
25th Oct '16 11:05:58 PM PaulA
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Confusingly this trilogy is the ''second'' trilogy of books to focus on Han Solo's early life. Nearly twenty years earlier Creator/BrianDaley had written ''The Han Solo Adventures'', three stand alone stories about Han's escapades as a smuggler. Crispin retroactively fitted Daley's books into her series so that they now canonically take place during ''Rebel Dawn''. So the chronology goes:

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Confusingly this trilogy is the ''second'' trilogy of books to focus on Han Solo's early life. Nearly twenty years earlier Creator/BrianDaley had written ''The Han Solo Adventures'', ''Literature/TheHanSoloAdventures'', three stand alone stories about Han's escapades as a smuggler. Crispin retroactively fitted Daley's books into her series so that they now canonically take place during ''Rebel Dawn''. So the chronology goes:
30th Jun '16 7:29:35 AM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: The trilogy shows how Han was an officer in the Imperial Navy, and what happened to cause him to leave and begin a life of crime.
29th Jun '16 2:03:48 PM Viper16
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** Roa's Rules, which Han, Chewie, and their general crowd within the smuggling community try to live by. Some of the rules are basic common sense (never play unless you're prepared to lose, always be prepared for a quick getaway, never pilot a ship under the influence), but others are moral imperatives (never ignore a call for help, never take from those who are poorer than yourself).

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** Roa's Rules, which Han, Chewie, and their general crowd within the smuggling community try to live by. Some of the rules are basic just common sense (never play unless you're prepared to lose, always be prepared for a quick getaway, never pilot a ship under the influence), but others are moral imperatives (never ignore a call for help, never take from those who are poorer than yourself).



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Not a supernatural example, but the fact that Han kills a Hutt lord in ''The Paradise Snare'' raises some impressed eyebrows among those who've heard of it. Jiliac and Jabba respect him for having done it, since the Hutt in question was one of their competitors, but warn him not to let it become widely known that a human killed a Hutt and got away with it.



** Also Xaverri's attitude towards the Empire, for having killed her loved ones in the past. When Han offers her an opportunity to help defeat an Imperial fleet, she leaps at the chance.



* NotStayingForBreakfast:
** 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.
** Han himself pulls this on his girlfriend Salla during ''Rebel Dawn'', mostly to avoid marrying her. In his defense, he'd tried multiple times to explain that he wasn't ready for marriage, only for her to dismiss his concerns as pre-wedding jitters and going ahead with the wedding plans.



* ReleasingFromThePromise: {{Defied}}. Han ''tries'' to do this, saying he won't hold Chewie to his life debt, but Chewie tells him he doesn't have the right to. Later Han relents after Chewie saves his life in a bar fight.

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* ReleasingFromThePromise: {{Defied}}.
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Han ''tries'' to do this, saying he won't hold Chewie to his life debt, but Chewie tells him he doesn't have the right to. Later Han relents after Chewie saves his life in a bar fight.fight.
** 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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