History Literature / TheHanSoloTrilogy

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]].
29th Jun '16 8:32:38 AM Viper16
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** Boba Fett has one as well. He considers himself a law-abiding being, but also tries to be honorable in his dealings with his clients, and at one point is shown trying to figure out how to respond to an offer from a Hutt ''not'' to kill somebody while still satisfying his honor code.

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** Boba Fett has one as well. He considers himself a law-abiding being, but also tries to be honorable in his dealings with his clients, and at one point is shown trying to figure out how to respond to an offer from a Hutt ''not'' to honor a bounty to kill somebody someone while still satisfying his honor code.



* 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 Shadaa 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 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 Shadaa Shaddaa in order to frighten and distract the approaching Imperial warships, helping the smugglers in their battle]].


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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 Hutts normally rely on Gamorrean mercenaries, who are much less effective).


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* SpacePirates: Recurring throughout the trilogy. In ''The Paradise Snare'', some of them are hired by Desilijic to attack Besadii spice shipments, with Han barely escaping one of the raids. In ''The Hutt Gambit'', a pirate fleet commanded by Drea Renthal is hired by the smugglers to help them defend Nar Shaddaa from Imperial attack. In ''Rebel Dawn'', the same fleet attacks a star liner carrying Boba Fett and his captives, Lando and Bria: [[spoiler:because of her past relationship with Lando, she pressures Fett into releasing them]].
28th Jun '16 1:46:57 PM Viper16
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** Having Han Solo [[spoiler:steal part of his collection, destroy part of his house, kill his boss, and run away with two of his slaves and one of his employees]] similarly provokes this reaction from Teroenza. He vows revenge and spends the rest of the trilogy trying to get it.

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** Having Han Solo [[spoiler:steal part of his collection, destroy part of his house, kill his boss, and run away with two of his slaves and one of his employees]] similarly provokes this reaction from Teroenza. He vows revenge and spends the rest of the trilogy trying to get it. Unlike Boba Fett, this very much interferes with his work.


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* TheStarscream:
** [[spoiler:Teroenza]], towards the Besadii clan. Not at first, but [[DudeWheresMyRespect being unappreciated by his superiors, having an idiot as his immediate boss, being frustrated in his desire for revenge against Han Solo]], and realizing that he can run the Ylesia operation perfectly well without oversight leads him to become this: when Desilijic offers him a chance to turn on Aruk, he jumps at the offer.
** Sarn Shild, the Imperial governor of the sector including Hutt space, is this towards Emperor Palpatine, dreaming of breaking the Outer Rim off from the Empire to become an independent nation, and possibly even then conquering the rest of the galaxy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Palpatine is aware of his ambition and sets him up for a fall]].
28th Jun '16 12:46:03 PM Viper16
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* ItsPersonal: All over the place.
** Being embarrassed by Lando [[spoiler:(who injects him with his own hypnotic drug and then forces him to disarm himself and fly away)]] provokes this reaction from Boba Fett. He keeps this personal grudge separate from his work, however.
** Having Han Solo [[spoiler:steal part of his collection, destroy part of his house, kill his boss, and run away with two of his slaves and one of his employees]] similarly provokes this reaction from Teroenza. He vows revenge and spends the rest of the trilogy trying to get it.
** Durga's determination to find the murderer of [[spoiler:his parent Aruk]]. When he finds the proof that [[spoiler:Jiliac]] is behind it, he challenges her to a duel to the death.
** Bria Tharen's enslavement leaves her with this outlook towards slavers. Her unit develops a reputation for giving no quarter to slavers, and she leaps at the opportunity to destroy the Ylesia operation.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: Han's reaction to seeing the ''Millennium Falcon'' for the first time. Being already a seasoned pilot and starship expert, he can tell immediately that it's been heavily modified and isn't the ordinary freighter it looks like. He never loses sight of the ship again, and acquires it the first chance he gets.


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* TheSoCalledCoward: Lando, being primarily a gambler, con man, and ladies' man, occasionally gets this treatment from those who don't know better. Boba Fett is genuinely shocked when Lando, offered a chance to escape him, refuses to take it unless his other prisoner [[spoiler:(Bria Tharen)]] is also released.
28th Jun '16 10:11:08 AM Viper16
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* CodeOfHonour:
** 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).
** Boba Fett has one as well. He considers himself a law-abiding being, but also tries to be honorable in his dealings with his clients, and at one point is shown trying to figure out how to respond to an offer from a Hutt ''not'' to kill somebody while still satisfying his honor code.
** The Hutts have a rudimentary one, though how much they live up to it fluctuates throughout the series. One of the rules, alluded to in the Hutt Council from ''Rebel Dawn'', is that it's okay to exploit other species, but that better behavior is expected between Hutts.



* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense. This trilogy marks the first appearance of Baron Soontir Fel-Crispin asked MichaelStackpole whether there were any good Imperial pilots available, and Stackpole came up with Fel, later featuring him in the ComicBook/XWingSeries.



* 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 them or being in their 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.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense. This trilogy marks the first appearance of Baron Soontir Fel-Crispin asked MichaelStackpole whether there were any good Imperial pilots available, and Stackpole came up with Fel, later featuring him in the ComicBook/XWingSeries.



* FeudingFamilies: Desilijic and Besadii, the two most powerful Hutt crime families.



* 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 Shadaa in order to frighten and distract the approaching Imperial warships, helping the smugglers in their battle]].



* 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, (Chewbacca, who escapes to pledge Han a life debt for it]]; 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.
5th Dec '15 6:56:39 PM Fireblood
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* CyanidePill: Bria and Red Hand Squadron took fatal "lullaby" pills off page to avoid being tortured into giving up information by the Imperials if they had been captured.


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* HeroicSuicide: Bria and Red Hand Squadron take suicide pills to prevent the vital information they have being tortured out of them by the Imperials if they're captured.
8th Oct '15 7:34:37 PM nombretomado
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* ContinuityNod: Dozens of them. Durga the Hutt (from ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]'') is an important character as are several characters and locations from ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire''. There are even a few shout outs to the MarvelStarWars comics.

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* ContinuityNod: Dozens of them. Durga the Hutt (from ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]'') is an important character as are several characters and locations from ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire''. There are even a few shout outs to the MarvelStarWars ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comics.
12th Aug '15 4:48:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Durga]]. Much like AaronAllston did for [[Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia Warlord Zsinj]] in the ComicBook/XWingSeries, Crispin took a one-dimensional villain created by another author and turns him into a more complex character.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Durga]]. Much like AaronAllston Creator/AaronAllston did for [[Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia Warlord Zsinj]] in the ComicBook/XWingSeries, Crispin took a one-dimensional villain created by another author and turns him into a more complex character.
18th Apr '15 1:32:43 PM Brick3621
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A trilogy of novels written by A. C. Crispin that form part of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse.

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A trilogy of novels written by A. C. Crispin that form part of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse.
former Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, now part of the AlternateContinuity Franchise/StarWarsLegends due to Disney and Lucasfilm establishing a brand new [[ExpandedUniverse EU]] to accommodate the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
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