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* AlasPoorScrappy: Jacen.
* BrokenBase: Less so than ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' as far as reception goes - the majority of ''Star Wars'' fans have expressed distaste with the series, while a minority enjoy it.
* CharacterShilling: Karen Traviss's work is accused of this by some any time her Mandalorian subplot comes up.
* DesignatedHero and DesignatedVillain: The first five books, in their Alliance vs. Corellia plotline, abandon decades of previous characterization to make previously tight-knit heroes fight each other in a stupid war. Highlights include Wedge, Han, and Leia becoming standard-bearers for the totalitarian Corellian government and Luke and Mara being 100% okay with their son joining the Alliance equivalent of the SS. It's only after they start suffering personal tragedy that they rethink their allegiances, and by that point, they've all been complicit in so much casual corruption that it's only Jacen's outright Sith brutality that makes it justifiable to even remotely call any of them heroic.
* EndingFatigue: The last few chapters involving Mandalore in ''Revelation''.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Especially among fanfic writers, and especially regarding Mara's fate.
* FoeYay: Ben and Tahiri.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Probably the first time fans started to complain about traits from both some of the authors and Del Rey's handling of the Star Wars license: Denning's DarkerAndEdgier style, Traviss's focus on Mandalorians, and the continued focus on DemocracyIsFlawed and shock deaths all became criticisms.
* FridgeBrilliance: After Jacen kills Ailyn Vel, no one in the cast -- even Jacen -- remembers that she tried to kill him twice in ''Shards of Alderaan''.
* HarsherInHindsight: Back in the ''New Jedi Order'' series, Leia had a depressing vision of Jaina and herself telling Jaina’s kids about their heroic late aunt Mara. The vision seemed to have become irrelevant when Mara recovered from her illness, then 16 years later, Jacen became Darth Caedus.
* HilariousInHindsight: When she "left" Del Rey (rumors are that she was actually let go because of her being difficult to work with, as Troy Denning and Aaron Allston have mentioned), Karen Traviss claimed that if she came back, she'd reboot the universe in order to undo ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'' interpretation of the Mandalorians, as if she actually would have had the authority to do so. Several years later, Disney officially rebooted the EU, and The Clone Wars along with its interpretation of the Mandalorians was one of the ''only'' things that stayed canon.
* IdiotPlot/IdiotBall: The heroes should have been able to catch on to and short circuit the villain's plot relatively quickly. It can also apply to Jacen himself, for thinking that listening to Lumiya in the first place was a good idea.
* MagnificentBastard: Lumiya.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Jacen killing Mara.]]
* {{Narm}}: "My parents are terrorist scum, and ''that'' is why I have turned my back on them."
* {{Padding}}: The Mandalorian subplot is widely considered this, primarily because it is considered the least important aspect of the series. This is the case even more so in ''Sacrifice'', where the Boba Fett and Mandalorian subplot literally doesn't tie in at all to the ongoing story of the book, let alone that of the series.
* {{Squick}}: [[http://gabri-jade.livejournal.com/167587.html#cutid1 Here]].
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: A possible real world version, as the series grew more chaotic, padded, and just plain weird as time went on. Notably, Karen Traviss had a widely different style of writing and concept of the universe from Aaron Allston and Troy Denning, leading to the TrappedByMountainLions plot below, while each author also had their own subplots and interpretations of characters, each of which would radically change the context of the series.
* TrappedByMountainLions: The Boba Fett/Mandalorian subplots in ''Bloodlines'', ''Sacrifice'' and ''Revelation''.

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