History YMMV / RepublicCommandoSeries

13th May '18 6:22:50 AM StarSword
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12th May '18 11:26:00 AM StarSword
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: This series has a very controversial one of the Jedi Order. The Jedi Knights have severed themselves from their families and made use of a slave army in order to protect a Republic that's obviously not worth protecting. As a result, they're individuals who deserve nothing but scorn and derision.
** Skirata reflects on this in ''Order 66'' and calls his motley crew his "syndicate." He thinks what they are doing is completely justified because they are saving millions of lives. He may be right, he may be wrong.
** Ironically, Traviss' depiction of Mandalorians is itself an example of this trope; previous EU material had established Mandalorians as a race hated and feared throughout the galaxy due to being brutal warmongers who eventually took up a racial proclivity towards bounty hunting and mercenary work after their empire was shattered, who were responsible for the complete ''genocide'' of several species, and who sided with the ''Sith'' in every single Sith/Jedi war. Hardly admirable characters -- and certainly not better than the Jedi.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: the sounds of LAAT/i gunships to the commandos. There's a sound clip here (from 5:19) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBivZBxAF0Q

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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This series has a very controversial one of the Jedi Order. The Jedi Knights have severed themselves from their families and made use of a slave army in order to protect a Republic that's obviously not worth protecting. As a result, they're individuals who deserve nothing but scorn and derision.
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derision. Skirata reflects on this in ''Order 66'' and calls his motley crew his "syndicate." He thinks what they are doing is completely justified because they are saving millions of lives. He may be right, he may be wrong.
** Ironically, Traviss' depiction of Mandalorians is itself an example of this trope; previous EU material had established Mandalorians as a race hated and feared throughout the galaxy due to being brutal warmongers who eventually took up a racial proclivity towards bounty hunting and mercenary work after their empire was shattered, who were responsible for the complete ''genocide'' of several species, and who sided with the ''Sith'' in every single Sith/Jedi war.war (though if you look closely, this is because they're {{Challenge Seeker}}s, i.e. they considered the Jedi, [[StealthInsult and not the Sith]], to be {{Worthy Opponent}}s). Hardly admirable characters -- and certainly not better than the Jedi.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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sounds of LAAT/i gunships to the commandos. There's a sound clip here (from 5:19) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBivZBxAF0Q



* EvilIsSexy: Mentioned with the Falleen.
** Vau in some circles.

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* EvilIsSexy: Mentioned with the Falleen.
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Falleen, in a CallForward to ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' ([[SmellsSexy Falleen have pheromones that make them attractive to many humanoids]])
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* FanHater: Traviss is a notorious one of these towards the Jedi. YMMV on whether it is justified or not. What ''isn't'' justified though is comparing anyone who doesn't agree with her as terrorists. [[note]]Traviss infamously named any fans who criticized both her writing and character interpretations as "Talifans", an action that was received about as well as you'd expect.[[/note]]

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* FanHater: Traviss is a notorious one of these towards the Jedi. YMMV on whether it is justified or not. What ''isn't'' justified though is comparing anyone who doesn't agree with her as terrorists. [[note]]Traviss to terrorists: Traviss infamously named any fans who criticized both her writing and character interpretations as "Talifans", an action that was received about as well as you'd expect.[[/note]]



* TheWoobie: Etain pulls this off surprisingly well. [[spoiler: Right up until she dies trying to save clones who would have killed her had she realized what was going on.]]Actually, all of the clone troopers pull this off to some degree, especially Atin, who blames himself for his squads' death. [[{{Wangst}} He's the only survivor of his squad TWICE.]]

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* TheWoobie: Etain pulls this off surprisingly well. [[spoiler: Right up until she dies trying to save clones who would have killed her had she realized what was going on.]]Actually, ]] Actually, all of the clone troopers pull this off to some degree, especially Atin, who blames himself for his squads' death. [[{{Wangst}} He's the only survivor of his squad TWICE.]]
29th Apr '18 10:24:08 PM jormis29
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* MisBlamed: Whatever the series' faults, the [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale 3 million clone troopers number]] wasn't one of them. That blame lies at the feet of R.A. Salvatore's ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' {{novelization}}, movie-level canon which interpreted Kaminoan Prime Minister Lama Su's line, "200,000 units are ready, with a million more well on the way," as meaning 200,000 ''clones'' rather than a more sensible 200,000 ''military units'' (at ''least'' make it 200k companies!). Karen Traviss and others had no choice but to use it because, at the time, movie canon overrode EU novels.

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* MisBlamed: Whatever the series' faults, the [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale 3 million clone troopers number]] wasn't one of them. That blame lies at the feet of R.A. Salvatore's Creator/RASalvatore's ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' {{novelization}}, movie-level canon which interpreted Kaminoan Prime Minister Lama Su's line, "200,000 units are ready, with a million more well on the way," as meaning 200,000 ''clones'' rather than a more sensible 200,000 ''military units'' (at ''least'' make it 200k companies!). Karen Traviss and others had no choice but to use it because, at the time, movie canon overrode EU novels.
16th Jan '18 10:52:28 AM NekoTroper
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* DrinkingGame
** Every time someone says ''shab'' take a sip
** Every time Skirata calls someone ''son'' take a sip
** Every time Ordo is badass take a sip
*** You'll be dead less than halfway through ''Triple Zero''
** Every time Skirata is overemotional take a sip
*** You'll be buzzed after the first chapter of any book after ''Hard Contact.''
** Every time a couple is together and they're supposed to be madly in love but hardly act like it take a sip
*** ''Only'' a sip because there are plenty of these moments
** When Niner starts to sound/act like Skirata, drink the bottle
** When Skirata cries drink the bottle
** When Vau has a PetTheDog moment drink the entire case

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* DrinkingGame
** Every time someone says ''shab'' take a sip
** Every time Skirata calls someone ''son'' take a sip
** Every time Ordo is badass take a sip
*** You'll be dead less than halfway through ''Triple Zero''
** Every time Skirata is overemotional take a sip
*** You'll be buzzed after the first chapter of any book after ''Hard Contact.''
** Every time a couple is together and they're supposed to be madly in love but hardly act like it take a sip
*** ''Only'' a sip because there are plenty of these moments
** When Niner starts to sound/act like Skirata, drink the bottle
** When Skirata cries drink the bottle
** When Vau has a PetTheDog moment drink the entire case
DrinkingGame: Has one [[DrinkingGame/RepublicCommandoSeries here.]]
8th Nov '17 7:16:52 PM CommanderVisor
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* HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Kal notes that Uthan's dyed hair wouldn't last in combat and implies he looks down on it for being un-Mandalorian, since fashion and self-aesthetic isn't a focus in Mandalorian culture. Come [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Sabine]], and no Mandalorians have any problem with her.
28th Oct '17 11:48:32 PM OmegaNemesis13
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* FanHater: Traviss is a notorious one of these towards the Jedi. YMMV on whether it is justified or not.

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* FanHater: Traviss is a notorious one of these towards the Jedi. YMMV on whether it is justified or not. What ''isn't'' justified though is comparing anyone who doesn't agree with her as terrorists. [[note]]Traviss infamously named any fans who criticized both her writing and character interpretations as "Talifans", an action that was received about as well as you'd expect.[[/note]]
2nd Jan '17 7:38:18 AM Durendal_1138
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* MartyStu: Skirata, arguably. He is a father to his men and all of them love him. He is their patriarchal role model and he can do no wrong. He will do anything and everything to ensure his boys get the life that was taken away from them. [[spoiler: Skirata even lets Darman beat the crap out of him for not telling him about Kad.]]
** That said, Skirata does make some rather egregious errors of judgement, including the aforementioned [[spoiler:failing to tell Darman about his son]]. He is also a psychological mess; it is pointed out by several Jedi that Skirata is practically swimming in rage, guilt, and self-loathing.
1st Dec '16 6:00:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MartyStu: Skirata, arguably. He is a father to his men and all of them love him. He is their patriarchal role model and he can do no wrong. He will do anything and everything to ensure his boys get the life that was taken away from them. [[spoiler: Skirata even lets Darman beat the crap out of him for not telling him about Kad.]]
** That said, Skirata does make some rather egregious errors of judgement, including the aforementioned [[spoiler:failing to tell Darman about his son]]. He is also a psychological mess; it is pointed out by several Jedi that Skirata is practically swimming in rage, guilt, and self-loathing.
1st Dec '16 5:56:16 PM Durendal_1138
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* MartyStu: Skirata, arguably. He is a father to his men and all of them love him. He is their patriarchal role model and he can do no wrong. He will do anything and everything to ensure his boys get the life that was taken away from them. [[spoiler: Skirata even lets Darman beat the crap out of him for not telling him about Kad.]]
** That said, Skirata does make some rather egregious errors of judgement, including the aforementioned [[spoiler:failing to tell Darman about his son]]. He is also a psychological mess; it is pointed out by several Jedi that Skirata is practically swimming in rage, guilt, and self-loathing.
5th Nov '16 6:48:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MagnificentBastard: [[{{LargeHam}} Skirata]] [[{{HamToHamCombat}} acknowledges]] [[{{LargeHam}} Palpatine]] to be one.

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* MagnificentBastard: [[{{LargeHam}} Skirata]] [[{{HamToHamCombat}} acknowledges]] [[{{LargeHam}} Palpatine]] Skirata acknowledges Palpatine to be one.
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