History Literature / TheThrawnTrilogy

20th Jul '16 5:29:32 PM wkcia
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** His reactions based on hypothetical scenarios so as to flesh out his character (he can't stand incompetence):

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** His reactions based on hypothetical scenarios so as to flesh out his character (he can't stand what Thrawn is actually punishing - failure to act in the best interests of duty and position (so, incompetence):
20th Jul '16 5:27:02 PM wkcia
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---> First Book: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries to blame superior officer - death
---> Third Book: Follows proper procedure, notices it doesn't work, tries something different - promotion for obeying the spirit of the order as well as the letter
---> First hypothetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, accepts responsibility - demotion or re-training
---> Second hypothetical: Follows proper procedure - nothing (he did everything required)
---> Third hypthetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries something different because he knows proper procedure wouldn't work - public dressing down for not following orders; but no other effect
---> Vader would have killed all of them for failing.

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---> - First Book: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries to blame superior officer - death
---> - Third Book: Follows proper procedure, notices it doesn't work, tries something different - promotion for obeying the spirit of the order as well as the letter
letter and showing initiative
---> - First hypothetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, accepts responsibility - demotion or re-training
---> - Second hypothetical: Follows proper procedure - nothing (he did everything required)
---> - Third hypthetical: hypothetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries something different because he knows proper procedure wouldn't work - public dressing down for not following orders; but no other effect
effect (perhaps he might be taken aside to develop the new system "on the sly")
---> - Vader would have killed all of them for failing.
20th Jul '16 5:25:21 PM wkcia
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** His reactions based on hypothetical scenarios so as to flesh out his character (he can't stand incompetence):
---> First Book: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries to blame superior officer - death
---> Third Book: Follows proper procedure, notices it doesn't work, tries something different - promotion for obeying the spirit of the order as well as the letter
---> First hypothetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, accepts responsibility - demotion or re-training
---> Second hypothetical: Follows proper procedure - nothing (he did everything required)
---> Third hypthetical: Fails to follow proper procedure, tries something different because he knows proper procedure wouldn't work - public dressing down for not following orders; but no other effect
---> Vader would have killed all of them for failing.
19th Jul '16 5:03:36 PM julietvalcouer
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On July 16, 2016, it was announced at Celebration Europe that Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikelsen) would appear in Season Three of ''Star Wars Rebels'' and in a new non-Legends novel by [[Creator/TimothyZahn]], making him the first major post-Jedi Legends character to be transitioned back into the new timeline.

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On July 16, 2016, it was announced at Celebration Europe that Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikelsen) would appear in Season Three of ''Star Wars Rebels'' and in a new non-Legends novel by [[Creator/TimothyZahn]], Creator/TimothyZahn, making him the first major post-Jedi Legends character to be transitioned back into the new timeline.
19th Jul '16 4:54:38 PM julietvalcouer
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On July 16, 2016, it was announced at Celebration Europe that Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikelsen) would appear in Season Three of ''Star Wars Rebels'' and in a new non-Legends novel by [[Creator/TimothyZahn]], making him the first major post-Jedi Legends character to be transitioned back into the new timeline.
11th Jul '16 9:39:03 PM drac0blade
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** Even with so many things going wrong at once, it seems to be taken mostly in stride by Thrawn. And then he's informed of the truly unthinkable, a betrayal by [[spoiler:[[HonorBeforeReason the Noghri]]]].
11th Jul '16 9:28:08 PM drac0blade
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** Sure, the Republic stopped Thrawn's plan to steal several dozen capital warships, but considering that the warships were crippled in the process, I don't think the Empire had too much to complain about...

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** Sure, the Republic stopped Thrawn's plan to steal several dozen capital warships, but considering that the warships were crippled in the process, I don't think the Empire had didn't have too much to complain about...
30th Jun '16 7:28:27 AM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: A conversation with Bel Iblis establishes that Han Solo went through officer training in the Imperial Navy before becoming a smuggler. ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'' would later show what happened to cause Han to leave.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Garm Bel Iblis spends years fighting a private war against the Empire because of a personal grudge against Mon Mothma before reluctantly joining the New Republic. The teeth unclench when she unbends enough to ''ask'' him, personally, to help. Also, Mara asking Luke for help when she tries to rescue Karrde off the ''Chimaera''.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Garm Bel Iblis spends years fighting a private war against the Empire rather than joining the Rebel Alliance because of a personal grudge against Mon Mothma before reluctantly joining the New Republic. The teeth unclench when she unbends enough to ''ask'' him, personally, to help. Also, Mara asking Luke for help when she tries to rescue Karrde off the ''Chimaera''.
30th May '16 10:37:50 AM StarSword
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* TortureIsIneffective: Thrawn torturing the location of the ''Katana'' Fleet out of Karrde doesn't work, although Karrde says it's just because Thrawn was still on the food-and-sleep-deprivation phase when Luke and Mara break him out.
30th May '16 10:17:39 AM StarSword
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** Even the Interdictor Cruiser trick, which few characters (or authors) have tried before or since. Interdictors are supposed to create inverted {{Hyperspeed Ambush}}es--instead of jumping in on the enemy, Interdictors use huge gravity projectors to ''un''-jump the enemy onto ''you''. Thrawn uses this to his advantage by re-inverting the trope: by having his backup wait just outside the battle zone and having his Interdictors aim their gravity wells in certain directions, Thrawn can order the ships in on a heading that directly intercepts said gravity wells and essentially ''spawn reinforcements exactly where he wants them'', with far more precision than even the most skilled pilots and navigators could manage. And with a much greater safety margin as well; hyperspace microjumps, especially in the vicinity of planets (where most battles take place), are very dangerous maneuvers.

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** Even the Interdictor Cruiser trick, which few characters (or authors) have tried before or since. Interdictors are supposed to create inverted {{Hyperspeed Ambush}}es--instead of jumping in on the enemy, Interdictors use huge gravity projectors to ''un''-jump the enemy onto ''you''. Thrawn uses this to his advantage by re-inverting the trope: by having his backup wait just outside the battle zone and having his Interdictors aim their gravity wells in certain directions, Thrawn can order the ships in on a heading that directly intercepts said gravity wells and essentially ''spawn reinforcements exactly where he wants them'', with far more precision than even the most skilled pilots and navigators could manage. And with a much greater safety margin as well; hyperspace microjumps, especially in the vicinity of planets (where most battles take place), are very dangerous maneuvers. This gets dubbed the Thrawn Pincer, and Admiral Ackbar borrows it in the chronologically next book ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries X-Wing: Isard's Revenge]]''.
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