History YMMV / RepublicCommandoSeries

9th Feb '16 4:34:57 AM Durendal_1138
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** Out of universe, Skirata and a Ordo murdering Padawans during Order 66 could also qualify.
15th Dec '15 2:40:54 PM hamza678
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*** This would, however, have contradicted ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', as that book depicted the same ruler, decades later, as an optimistic idealist.
15th Dec '15 2:40:00 PM hamza678
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** Amusingly, fans have a similar view of the Mandalorians, treating them as essentially psychotic killers under the control of a VillainProtagonist. *** ... which is a perfectly valid interpretation. Much as the attitudes of the Mandalorian POV characters might obscure it, Traviss shows them doing plenty of nasty things.

** [[FridgeBrilliance That is the entire point of the Republic Commando series.]] These are not Jedi seen through the eyes of Jedi, or Jedi seen through the eyes of normal civilians and the like; these are Jedi seen through the eyes of the '''MANDOLORIANS'''. Traviss' books are a viewpoint of how the Mandalorians see the Jedi Order, and those raised by Mandalorians. *** Which was fine when Traviss was writing from Mandalorian and Mandalorian-trained Clone Troopers perspectives, except quite often she was guilty of having non-Mandalorian characters agree with or hold perspectives they absolutely shouldn't. Etain and Bardan were practically written so Traviss would have Jedi who agree with her incorrect assertions regarding the Order and its practices. In the twenty-plus thousand years the Jedi Order has been in existence it has always required parental permission to take children for Jedi training, and yet Etain, a trained Jedi, breaks down in the belief the Order will steal her child from her.

** [[{{squick}} So what does that make their lovers?]] *** [[{{BrainBleach}} Just try not to think about it too hard.]] **** But that is the thing: the clones may be 10-13 years old by the standards of normal Humans, but they are still physically and mentally adults. They simply lack the experience normal adults would have because of their accelerated age and the focus of their lives on training for a war they were bred for.
13th Nov '15 9:36:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The storyline takes place during the same time period as the Mandalorian Protectors are supposed to be rampaging through the galaxy, even launching an attack on the clone's homeworld of Kamino. Do we get to see some more Mandalorian versus clone action? Nope. Do we even get a cursory run-through of the campaign? Nope. And by the last books, our protagonists are regularly teaming up with the last survivors of the Protectors without any tension about the whole "attacking our little brothers," or "wiping out almost everyone we fought alongside."
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The storyline takes place during the same time period as the Mandalorian Protectors are supposed to be rampaging through the galaxy, even launching an attack on the clone's clones' homeworld of Kamino. Do we get to see some more Mandalorian versus clone action? Nope. Do we even get a cursory run-through of the campaign? Nope. And by the last books, our protagonists are regularly teaming up with the last survivors of the Protectors without any tension about the whole "attacking our little brothers," or "wiping out almost everyone we fought alongside."
13th Nov '15 9:34:12 PM Theriocephalus
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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 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''. 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 Creator/RASalvatore's 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''. Karen Traviss and others had no choice but to use it because, at the time, movie canon overrode EU novels.
29th Sep '15 10:18:15 AM MechWarrior
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* 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 ** The Mandalorian marching song ''Vode An''

* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: 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 ** The Mandalorian marching song ''Vode An''

* MarySueTopia: How many view Karen Traviss' Mandalorians
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* MarySueTopia: MarySuetopia: How many view Karen Traviss' Mandalorians
16th Sep '15 3:26:34 PM Scienza
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** We ''do'' actually see some of this in ''True Colors'', when Omega ends up stationed with some troopers who've been fighting Mandalorians aligned with the Confederacy, underlining how alienated the commandos had become from the majority of their "brothers".
25th Jul '15 2:56:50 AM WanderingBrowser
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*** 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. *** [[FridgeBrilliance That is the entire point of the Republic Commando series.]] These are not Jedi seen through the eyes of Jedi, or Jedi seen through the eyes of normal civilians and the like; these are Jedi seen through the eyes of the '''MANDOLORIANS'''. Traviss' books are a viewpoint of how the Mandalorians see the Jedi Order, and those raised by Mandalorians.
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*** ** 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. *** ** [[FridgeBrilliance That is the entire point of the Republic Commando series.]] These are not Jedi seen through the eyes of Jedi, or Jedi seen through the eyes of normal civilians and the like; these are Jedi seen through the eyes of the '''MANDOLORIANS'''. Traviss' books are a viewpoint of how the Mandalorians see the Jedi Order, and those raised by Mandalorians.

* BrokenBase: Caused mainly by Traviss's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] of the Jedi and Mandalorians.
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** 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. * BrokenBase: Caused mainly by Traviss's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] {{Alternate Character Interpretation}}s of the Jedi and Mandalorians.
8th Jul '15 4:39:30 PM nombretomado
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*** This would, however, have contradicted LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor, as that book depicted the same ruler, decades later, as an optimistic idealist.
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*** This would, however, have contradicted LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor, ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', as that book depicted the same ruler, decades later, as an optimistic idealist.
21st Sep '14 10:52:33 AM saiyan5ninetail
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* FridgeHorror: Season Six of The Clone Wars revealed what Order 66 really is: a physical chip inside the head of every clone that drives them to kill Jedi against their will. In other words, in the official setting, it could very well not have been a Jedi who kills Etain when she attempts to protect a clone soldier, but '''Darman''' and Omega Squad, who would be forced to kill her via Order 66 and the implant, if they could not resist it.
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