History YMMV / XWingSeries

2nd Jan '16 6:11:59 PM StarSword
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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard is Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''[[note]]''Lusankya'' is a 19-km Super Star Destroyer buried under the Coruscant cityscape, serving as a HellholePrison and ManchurianAgent factory as well as Isard's base. Isard leaves Coruscant by lifting off ''through'' the city above, killing millions upon millions of innocent people.[[/note]]. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.

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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard is Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, power (framing her father, the previous Director, as a double agent for the Rebels), she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''[[note]]''Lusankya'' is a 19-km Super Star Destroyer buried under the Coruscant cityscape, serving as a HellholePrison and ManchurianAgent factory as well as Isard's base. Isard leaves Coruscant by lifting off ''through'' the city above, killing millions upon millions of innocent people.[[/note]]. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
31st Dec '15 11:14:12 AM spoonofevil
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** Erisi would also count due to her role as [[spoiler:a traitor]].
31st Dec '15 11:10:03 AM spoonofevil
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* HilariousInHindsight: Ton Phanan is a bitter, disabled medic with a misanthropic attitude. Face is a charming, attractive young man who happens to be Phana's best friend since he's the only one that can tolerate his behavior and overlook his fault. Essentially, Phanan and Face are [[HouseMD]] [[InSpace]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: Ton Phanan is a bitter, disabled medic with a misanthropic attitude. Face is a charming, attractive young man who happens to be Phana's best friend since he's the only one that can tolerate his behavior and overlook his fault. Essentially, Phanan and Face are [[HouseMD]] [[InSpace]].HouseMD InSpace.
31st Dec '15 11:09:36 AM spoonofevil
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* HilariousInHindsight: Ton Phanan is a bitter, disabled medic with a misanthropic attitude. Face is a charming, attractive young man who happens to be Phana's best friend since he's the only one that can tolerate his behavior and overlook his fault. Essentially, Phanan and Face are [[HouseMD]] [[InSpace]].
7th Aug '15 9:38:18 PM MetaBuu
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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard is Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.

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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard is Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''.''Lusankya''[[note]]''Lusankya'' is a 19-km Super Star Destroyer buried under the Coruscant cityscape, serving as a HellholePrison and ManchurianAgent factory as well as Isard's base. Isard leaves Coruscant by lifting off ''through'' the city above, killing millions upon millions of innocent people.[[/note]]. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
29th Jun '15 7:51:51 AM MarsJenkar
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** ''Wraith Squadron'': Seeing the effects of {{Gaslighting}} from the victim's perspective is not pleasant. It's easy to see how [[spoiler:Grinder]] might have ended up passing out from shock over the squadron's counter-prank.
12th Jun '15 1:31:45 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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8th Aug '14 7:55:22 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard. Let us count the ways. In the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example of humanity himself, as a traitor to save herself after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill nonhumans in the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty and would MakeAnExampleOfThem if the subordinate turned on her.

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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard. Let us count Isard is Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name. Along with the ways. In traditional things that come from being at the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example head of humanity himself, as a traitor to save herself after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill Empire, like oppressing nonhumans in and ordering strikes against the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would MakeAnExampleOfThem if both bankrupt itself trying to treat the subordinate turned infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on her.the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
23rd Nov '13 9:15:04 PM IchigoMontoya
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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard. Let us count the ways. In the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example of humanity himself, as a traitor to save her own ass after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote, also an irredeemably evil bastard, design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill nonhumans in the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty and would MakeAnExampleOfThem if the subordinate turned on her.

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* CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard. Let us count the ways. In the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example of humanity himself, as a traitor to save her own ass herself after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote, also an irredeemably evil bastard, Derricote design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill nonhumans in the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty and would MakeAnExampleOfThem if the subordinate turned on her.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Awesome/StarWars}} Oh, yeah]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Flip to a random page in an AaronAllston book, and you'll probably find one. Seriously, there are too many examples to list. [[Funny/XWingSeries Not that we won't try.]]
** If that Aaron Allston book is ''Starfighters of Adumar,'' pick a random PARAGRAPH.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tycho Celchu. Stackpole did not know he would become so popular when he created him. And in a way, Wedge Antilles, who has a small but devoted set of fans. There's also Wes Janson, who was offscreen for the first four books, reached this status incredibly quickly when he replaced Tycho as Wedge's "on-screen" second-in-command and brought the funny with him.
---> '''Janson''': "Performing a puppet show while flying is a felony on some worlds."
* HarsherInHindsight: ''Isard's Revenge'' (published 1999) has several rather eerie parallels with the Iraq War: a highly controversial invasion of a neutral power to depose a dictator for political reasons, publically spurred on by supposed evidence of a bogus superweapon.
* MagnificentBastard: Ysanne Isard has her moments.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Awesome/StarWars}} Oh, yeah]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Flip to a random page in an AaronAllston book, and you'll probably find one. Seriously, there are too many examples to list. [[Funny/XWingSeries Not that we won't try.]]
** If that Aaron Allston book is ''Starfighters of Adumar,'' pick a random PARAGRAPH.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tycho Celchu. Stackpole did not didn't know he would become so popular when he created him. And in a way, Wedge Antilles, who has a small but devoted set of fans. There's also Wes Janson, who was offscreen for the first four books, reached this status incredibly quickly when he replaced Tycho as Wedge's "on-screen" second-in-command and brought the funny with him.
---> '''Janson''': "Performing Performing a puppet show while flying is a felony on some worlds."
worlds.
* HarsherInHindsight: ''Isard's Revenge'' (published 1999) has several rather eerie parallels with the Iraq War: a highly controversial invasion of a neutral power to depose a dictator for political reasons, publically publicly spurred on by supposed evidence of a bogus superweapon.
* MagnificentBastard: Ysanne Isard has her moments.



** Throughout ''Solo Command'' we get to watch the plan unfold that makes one of these out of [[spoiler:Nawara Ven]].

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** Throughout ''Solo Command'' Command'', we get to watch the plan unfold that makes one of these out of [[spoiler:Nawara Ven]].



* NightmareFuel: [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/728104.html The story]] of the ''colossally'' [[RoyallyScrewedUp fucked up]] Prince Harrandatha Estillo, a CreepyChild described as "[[EnfantTerrible a thing from the deepest pit of the Sith]]". The picture of him playing toy spaceships with ''Darth Vader'' is kind of awesome, though.

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* NightmareFuel: [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/728104.html The story]] of the ''colossally'' [[RoyallyScrewedUp fucked screwed up]] Prince Harrandatha Estillo, a CreepyChild described as "[[EnfantTerrible a thing from the deepest pit of the Sith]]". The picture of him playing toy spaceships with ''Darth Vader'' is kind of awesome, though.Sith]]".



** [[spoiler: AlasPoorScrappy]]: [[spoiler: Maybe. Maybe.]]
* TearJerker: Aaron Allston is really ''good'' with these.

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** [[spoiler: AlasPoorScrappy]]: [[spoiler: Maybe. Maybe.]]
* TearJerker: Aaron Allston is really ''good'' with these.
AlasPoorScrappy]]



* {{Woolseyism}}: Arguable, but Russian versions of novels have a lot of text, that wasn't in the original - it really debeigifies Stackpole's books, making them much more entertaining to read.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: Arguable, but Russian versions of novels have a lot of text, text that wasn't in the original - it really debeigifies Stackpole's books, making them much more entertaining to read.
25th Aug '13 7:17:51 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster:
** Ysanne Isard. Let us count the ways. In the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example of humanity himself, as a traitor to save her own ass after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote, also an irredeemably evil bastard, design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill nonhumans in the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty and would MakeAnExampleOfThem if the subordinate turned on her.
** Zekka Thyne. He's a {{jerkass}} sociopathic murderer who delights in killing. [[FlatCharacter And that's basically all there is to him]]--as Corran states, there's nothing to him ''but'' evil. What's more, there's literally ''nothing'' about the character that makes him likeable at all. Even the one person who thought she liked him, Inyri Forge, realized this about him. [[spoiler:Inyri killed Thyne after she realized he'd basically left her for dead, and when he was threatening the other Rogues.]]

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* CompleteMonster:
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CompleteMonster: Ysanne Isard. Let us count the ways. In the novella ''[[Literature/TalesFromTheNewRepublic Interlude at Darkknell]]'', framed her father, not exactly a shining example of humanity himself, as a traitor to save her own ass after she [[spoiler:failed to recover the Death Star plans]]. She's a TortureTechnician very fond of turning people into BrainwashedAndCrazy {{Manchurian Agent}}s. She had General Derricote, also an irredeemably evil bastard, design and implement a bioweapon designed to kill nonhumans in the most nauseatingly painful way possible. She held her subordinates' entire families hostage to their loyalty and would MakeAnExampleOfThem if the subordinate turned on her.
** Zekka Thyne. He's a {{jerkass}} sociopathic murderer who delights in killing. [[FlatCharacter And that's basically all there is to him]]--as Corran states, there's nothing to him ''but'' evil. What's more, there's literally ''nothing'' about the character that makes him likeable at all. Even the one person who thought she liked him, Inyri Forge, realized this about him. [[spoiler:Inyri killed Thyne after she realized he'd basically left her for dead, and when he was threatening the other Rogues.]]
her.



** Wedge proves he can be one, when he teaches Falynn a valuable lesson about respecting her superior officers, and when he plays an epic prank on Janson involving the ''entire'' crew of the ''Mon Remonda''. Not to mention the plan he uses against Isard at the end of ''Bacta War''.

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** Wedge proves he can be one, when he teaches Falynn a valuable lesson about respecting her superior officers, and when he plays an epic prank on Janson involving the ''entire'' crew of the ''Mon Remonda''. Not to mention Plus the plan he uses against Isard at the end of ''Bacta War''.
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