History Literature / TheThrawnTrilogy

14th Jul '17 6:12:44 AM JediGoalie30
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* MirrorMatch: Luke faces one at the climax of ''The Last Command'' when Joruus C'Baoth forces him into a lightsaber duel against a clone of himself. [[spoiler: Mara kills the clone Luuke, thus fulfilling the Emperor's last command to her.]]
23rd Jun '17 12:30:21 PM DragonRanger
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** Zahn based his description of Talon Karrde on the character of Avon from ''Series/Blakes7'', who was clean-shaven. Thuse, there was no mention of Karrde having facial hair. However over time the depictions of Karrde have given him beards and/or mustaches.

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** Zahn based his description of Talon Karrde on the character of Avon from ''Series/Blakes7'', ''Series/BlakesSeven'', who was clean-shaven. Thuse, there was no mention of Karrde having facial hair. However over time the depictions of Karrde have given him beards and/or mustaches.


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* PromotionNotPunishment: The second tractor beam operator in Book 3 benefits from this. Skywalker had gotten away, yes, but not for lack of trying; and Thrawn liked the operator's problem-solving skills and his taking responsibility. Contrast the first operator in Book 1, who had screwed up something he should have known and tried to pin the blame on someone else.
22nd Jun '17 6:40:48 AM JediGoalie30
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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thrawn explains to Pellaeon exactly what happened during the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Battle of Endor]]. Thrawn claimed that, because Palpatine was using [[JediMindTrick mind control]] to coordinate his forces in battle, his death led to a high level of fleet-wide disorganization that resulted in the loss of the ''Super''-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'', six other ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers, the Death Star, and the Endor garrison, which changed the course of the battle from what should have been the LastStand of the Rebellion into a [[EpicFail catastrophic defeat]] for the Empire. Pellaeon, who was present at the battle, initially tries to argue that Palpatine was not personally directing the fleet and the losses were a result of battle stress, but is rebuffed by Thrawn. During a later battle where Thrawn has C'Baoth using the same type of mind control to coordinate three separate engagements, Pellaeon compares the fleet's current performance against it's historical benchmarks and notes a 40% improvement across every measurable category, and he reluctantly admits to himself that the issue is no longer open to argument.
13th May '17 5:48:29 PM lorgskyegon
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** He also realize that a light-year is an enormous distance; when Luke's X-Wing is determined to be somewhere within a light-year of Thrawn's Star Destroyer, Thrawn hires mercenaries to find it since it would take too long to search for themselves. Just because hyperdrive allows ''traveling'' along such a distance very rapidly doesn't mean that ''searching'' every inch of that light-year is an easy prospect.

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** He also realize that a light-year is an enormous distance; when Luke's X-Wing is determined to be somewhere within a light-year of Thrawn's Star Destroyer, Thrawn hires mercenaries to find it since it would take too long to search for themselves. Just because hyperdrive allows ''traveling'' along such a distance very rapidly doesn't mean that ''searching'' every inch of that light-year finding a 40-foot ship in a cubic light year is an easy prospect.
29th Apr '17 11:31:23 AM nombretomado
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A trilogy of novels written by TimothyZahn that form part of the old [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars Expanded Universe]].

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A trilogy of novels written by TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn that form part of the old [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars Expanded Universe]].
21st Apr '17 5:07:27 PM Golondrina
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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: ''Dark Force Rising'' - Creator/HarrisonFord is about to shoot you while MarkHamill is about to lightsaber you.

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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: ''Dark Force Rising'' - Creator/HarrisonFord is about to shoot you while MarkHamill Creator/MarkHamill is about to lightsaber you.
18th Apr '17 1:49:04 PM Ciara25
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** Although he still gets taken down a peg or two when he seizes control of all but a few of the 37,000 minds aboard the ''Chimera'' in order to go and seize Leia's kids -- and then Thrawn starts pointing out that yes, he's got his forces, but he's also got to actually ''get'' the ship to Coruscant over a minimum of five days, keeping control of the crew all the while; bypass Coruscant's defences, etc.

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** Although he still gets taken down a peg or two when he seizes control of all but a few of the 37,000 minds aboard the ''Chimera'' in order to go and seize capture Leia's kids -- and then Thrawn starts pointing out that yes, he's got his forces, but he's also got to actually ''get'' the ship to Coruscant over a minimum of five days, keeping control of the crew all the while; bypass Coruscant's defences, etc.
18th Apr '17 1:36:07 PM Ciara25
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* AndThenWhat: C'Baoth's original question to Thrawn as to why he should help him conquer the galaxy. C'Baoth states that he has no desire to rule over millions of people he will never meet, preferring a smaller and more intimate society that he can micromanage down to the last shirt button. [[spoiler: Subverted when C'Baoth's [[MagikarpPower rapidly expanding powers]] allow him to take control of people's minds from great distances. AndThenWhat gets thrown out the window, as now he has the means to [[MindControlConspiracy mentally dominate everyone in the entire galaxy]]. In a way, his victory would be far worse than Thrawn's, as C'Baoth would control everyone in the galaxy, mind, body, and soul.]]

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* AndThenWhat: AndThenWhat:
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C'Baoth's original question to Thrawn as to why he should help him conquer the galaxy. C'Baoth states that he has no desire to rule over millions of people he will never meet, preferring a smaller and more intimate society that he can micromanage down to the last shirt button. [[spoiler: Subverted when C'Baoth's [[MagikarpPower rapidly expanding powers]] allow him to take control of people's minds from great distances. AndThenWhat gets thrown out the window, as now he has the means to [[MindControlConspiracy mentally dominate everyone in the entire galaxy]]. In a way, his victory would be far worse than Thrawn's, as C'Baoth would control everyone in the galaxy, mind, body, and soul.]]]]
** Although he still gets taken down a peg or two when he seizes control of all but a few of the 37,000 minds aboard the ''Chimera'' in order to go and seize Leia's kids -- and then Thrawn starts pointing out that yes, he's got his forces, but he's also got to actually ''get'' the ship to Coruscant over a minimum of five days, keeping control of the crew all the while; bypass Coruscant's defences, etc.
8th Apr '17 4:23:09 PM nombretomado
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This trilogy was one of the cornerstones of the now non-canon Star Wars Expanded Universe, being the first major work set after ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' (five years after to be exact), the first truly ''popular'' entry of the franchise since ''Return of the Jedi'', and serving as the introduction of some of the most beloved figures in Star Wars EU canon, like [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Admiral Grand Admiral]] [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mitth%27raw%27nuruodo Thrawn]], [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mara_Jade_Skywalker Mara Jade]], [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gilad_Pellaeon Gilad Pellaeon]] and [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Talon_Karrde Talon Karrde]]. For a long, long time, many fans considered them to be the honorary Episodes VII, VIII and IX, and when the actual movies were announced, initial speculation was intense about whether or not they would adapt parts or all of this story.

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This trilogy was one of the cornerstones of the now non-canon Star Wars Expanded Universe, being the first major work set after ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (five years after to be exact), the first truly ''popular'' entry of the franchise since ''Return of the Jedi'', and serving as the introduction of some of the most beloved figures in Star Wars EU canon, like [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Admiral Grand Admiral]] [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mitth%27raw%27nuruodo Thrawn]], [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mara_Jade_Skywalker Mara Jade]], [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gilad_Pellaeon Gilad Pellaeon]] and [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Talon_Karrde Talon Karrde]]. For a long, long time, many fans considered them to be the honorary Episodes VII, VIII and IX, and when the actual movies were announced, initial speculation was intense about whether or not they would adapt parts or all of this story.



** In a broader sense there are several examples of this trope for the StarWarsExpandedUniverse as a whole, as this is the first canon post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' work. For instance, the idea that Jabba the Hutt was the galaxy's biggest crime lord--later works present him as a smaller figure, able to be ordered around by, for example, the leaders of Black Sun (though to be fair, most of those bigger fish died ''before'' Jabba did, so it's possible that by ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' he really was the top crime lord in the galaxy).

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** In a broader sense there are several examples of this trope for the StarWarsExpandedUniverse as a whole, as this is the first canon post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' work. For instance, the idea that Jabba the Hutt was the galaxy's biggest crime lord--later works present him as a smaller figure, able to be ordered around by, for example, the leaders of Black Sun (though to be fair, most of those bigger fish died ''before'' Jabba did, so it's possible that by ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' he really was the top crime lord in the galaxy).
4th Apr '17 10:54:16 AM eroock
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* CompromisingCall: Discussed then averted. Han goes off to follow a suspicious looking character, leaving Lando and Luke on their own. Han tells Lando not to call him, as he might be somewhere he wouldn't want a callbeep going off. Lando later tries to comm Han anyway, since there's an Imperial raid happening, but it's moot because the Empire is jamming comm traffic and Han had his comlink taken by the suspicious-looking character's associates anyway.
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