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** In particular, the Yevetha are reminiscent of how the Imperial Japanese were viewed by American eyes in UsefulNotes/WW2: their obsession with honor, refusal to surrender, and their ability to rapidly understand and copy technology from a more technologically advanced enemy (in this case the Empire), not to mention their rapid and violent colonial expansionism and racist tendencies.

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** In particular, the Yevetha are reminiscent of how the Imperial Japanese were viewed by American eyes in UsefulNotes/WW2: their obsession with honor, refusal to surrender, and their ability to rapidly understand and copy technology from a more technologically advanced enemy (in this case the Empire), not to mention their rapid and violent colonial expansionism and racist tendencies. Just to hammer the metaphor home, some official art of the Yevetha gives them [[YellowPeril yellowish skin and almond-shaped eyes]].


* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity by Nil Spaar.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity by Nil Spaar. Spaar unwisely sends video of this to Leia, who shows it to the Senate and destroys all sympathy for them in one fell swoop.


** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter,[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]] Tycho Celchu,[[note]]An Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]].[[/note]] and Crix Madine.[[note]]An Imperial Army officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation.[[/note]]

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** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter,[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]] Tycho Celchu,[[note]]An Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]].[[/note]] and Crix Madine.[[note]]An Imperial Army officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation.[[/note]]



** When the Yevetha are revealed to have an ''Executor''-class star dreadnaught, it's said that the Republic has nothing of the same size to counter it with. The later ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' introduced the SSD ''Lusankya'', which the Republic captured in ''The Bacta War'' and had combat-ready by the end of [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy the war with Grand Admiral Thrawn]].

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** When the Yevetha are revealed to have an ''Executor''-class star dreadnaught, it's said that the Republic has nothing of the same size to counter it with. The later ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' ''Literature/XWingSeries'' introduced the SSD ''Lusankya'', which the Republic captured in ''The Bacta War'' and had combat-ready by the end of [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy the war with Grand Admiral Thrawn]].


** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter,[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]] Tycho Celchu,[[note]]An Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]].[[/note]] and Crix Madine,[[note]]An Imperial Army officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation[[/note]].

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** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter,[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]] Tycho Celchu,[[note]]An Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]].[[/note]] and Crix Madine,[[note]]An Madine.[[note]]An Imperial Army officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation[[/note]].operation.[[/note]]



** In particular, the Yevetha are reminiscent of how the Imperial Japanese were viewed by American eyes in UsefulNotes/WW2: their obsession with honour, refusal to surrender, and their ability to rapidly understand and copy technology from a more technologically advanced enemy (in this case the Empire), not to mention their rapid and violent colonial expansionism and racist tendencies.

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** In particular, the Yevetha are reminiscent of how the Imperial Japanese were viewed by American eyes in UsefulNotes/WW2: their obsession with honour, honor, refusal to surrender, and their ability to rapidly understand and copy technology from a more technologically advanced enemy (in this case the Empire), not to mention their rapid and violent colonial expansionism and racist tendencies.



*** Indeed, the heart-wrenching moment where Ackbar orders a sign declaring proudly how long it's been since the Republic had a military conflict taken down as the Republic prepares for war with the Yevetha loses a little of its punch when you realize that there are plenty of conflicts in the time frame offered (over a thousand days), established by later works.

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*** ** Indeed, the heart-wrenching moment where Ackbar orders a sign declaring proudly how long it's been since the Republic had a military conflict taken down as the Republic prepares for war with the Yevetha loses a little of its punch when you realize that there are plenty of conflicts in the time frame offered (over a thousand days), established by later works.



** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: the later-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point by the successor government.[[/note]]

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** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: ''movie'' canon: the later-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point by the successor government.[[/note]]



* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The SWEU tends to have three broad categories which enemies fall into: 1) Imperials, 2) Sith, and 3) evil alien hordes. Guess which one this is. The Yevetha specifically fall under the Nazi Aliens variety.

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* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The SWEU Star Wars Legends EU tends to have three broad categories which enemies fall into: 1) Imperials, 2) Sith, and 3) evil alien hordes. Guess which one this is. The Yevetha specifically fall under the Nazi Aliens variety.



* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The slave-rigged Imperial fleet at the end automatically flees into hyperspace towards Byss]]. Unfortunately, this was never followed up on (the most it gets is a footnote in ''The New Essential Chronology'' about the [[spoiler:SSD ''Intimidator'' being found destroyed at one point, and the rest of the fleet either defecting to the Republic or joining the Imperial Remnant]].

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The slave-rigged Imperial fleet at the end automatically flees into hyperspace towards Byss]]. Unfortunately, this was never followed up on (the most it gets is a footnote in ''The New Essential Chronology'' about the [[spoiler:SSD ''Intimidator'' being found destroyed abandoned and damaged beyond repair at one point, and the rest of the fleet either defecting to the Republic or joining the Imperial Remnant]].



* SingleGenderRace: The Fallanassi are a single-sex sect.
* SlaveRace: Tarkin enslaved the Yevetha. On top of destroying Alderaan and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cheating on his wife]].

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* SingleGenderRace: The Fallanassi are a single-sex sect.
sect (only women).
* SlaveRace: Tarkin enslaved the Yevetha. On Yevetha, on top of destroying Alderaan and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cheating on his wife]].



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Nil Spaar manages to maintain this for a while.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Nil Spaar manages to maintain this for a while.while, playing at being the victim of New Republic aggression toward his people.


* CanonForeigner: Straight from ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'', it's Lumpy!

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* CanonForeigner: CanonForeigner:
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Straight from ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'', it's Lumpy!



** For its release date it was pretty dark and edgier than any previous EU works- the language is rougher (Han gets to drop both a "son of a bitch" and a "bastard" on the Yevetha's leadership, and neither expression had been used in the EU before this), the violence is more graphic (the first EU decapitation that actually contained blood, as well as a [[{{Gorn}} very descriptive]] evisceration), and Akanah is asked whether she ever had sex in hyperspace (the first use of the word "sex" in the EU that was referring to action rather than gender).
** Two words: ''Castration knife.''

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** For its release date it was pretty dark and edgier than any previous EU works- the language is rougher (Han gets to drop both a "son of a bitch" and a "bastard" on the Yevetha's leadership, and neither expression had been used in the EU before this), the violence is more graphic (the first EU decapitation that actually contained blood, as well as a [[{{Gorn}} very descriptive]] evisceration), and Akanah is asked whether she she's ever had sex in hyperspace (the first use of the word "sex" in the EU that was referring to action rather than gender).
physiology).
** Two words: ''Castration knife.''''castration knife''.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite being an unredeemable asshole in every other respect Nil Spaar demonstrates genuine affection for his first consort, even going so far as to order her chambers kept forever unoccupied in her memory.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite being an unredeemable irredeemable asshole in every other respect respect, Nil Spaar demonstrates genuine affection for his first consort, even going so far as to order her chambers kept forever unoccupied in her memory.



* ForcedToWatch: {{Exploited}}. Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating. Leia parlays this into destroying any sympathy for the Yevetha to secure a war declaration against the Duskhan League.
* FourStarBadass: Etahn A'baht, the newly appointed leader of the Fifth Fleet. Even Admiral Ackbar admits A'baht is a better strategist at conventional warfare than he is, as most Rebel commanders were used to guerilla tactics, but A'baht was used to ''fighting''.

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* ForcedToWatch: {{Exploited}}. Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating. Leia parlays this into destroying any sympathy for the Yevetha to secure a war declaration of war against the Duskhan League.
* FourStarBadass: FourStarBadass:
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Etahn A'baht, the newly appointed leader of the Fifth Fleet. Even Admiral Ackbar admits A'baht is a better strategist at conventional warfare than he is, as most Rebel commanders were used to guerilla guerrilla tactics, but A'baht was used to ''fighting''.



* GadgeteerGenius: Aside from their obsession with honour and blood purity, this is the Yevetha's other [[PlanetOfHats hat]], with them presented as being capable of duplicating and improving the Imperial technology they were exposed to when they were slave workers in the shipyards. An interesting {{Foil}} to the Yuuzhan Vong.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Aside from their obsession with honour honor and blood purity, this is the Yevetha's other [[PlanetOfHats hat]], with them presented as being capable of duplicating and improving the Imperial technology they were exposed to when they were slave workers in the shipyards. An interesting {{Foil}} {{foil}} to the Yuuzhan Vong.Vong (who later wipe out most of the Yevetha).



* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the UsefulNotes/CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the prologue, Nil Spaar captures the Imperial Garrison at N'Zoth when they were ordered to evacuate. During the final battle, [[spoiler: the last remnants of that garrison use a slave routine to complete the evacuation mid-battle... taking the Flagship and Nil Spaar with them!]]

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* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus battle,[[note]]Versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], ''himself''[[/note]] is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and he was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the UsefulNotes/CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the prologue, Nil Spaar captures the Imperial Garrison garrison at N'Zoth when they were ordered to evacuate. During the final battle, [[spoiler: the last remnants of that garrison use a slave routine to complete the evacuation mid-battle... taking the Flagship flagship and Nil Spaar with them!]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: Replace father with mother, and deconstruct. [[spoiler: Though Nashira exists, she was only a passing teacher to Akanah[[note]]who later abandoned her[[/note]] who lost a son and a daughter to the Emperor[[note]]; which makes her just as likely to be Mara Jade's mother as to be Luke's[[/note]]. Akanah just put a wrong pair of two together.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Replace father with mother, and deconstruct. [[spoiler: Though Nashira exists, she was only a passing teacher to Akanah[[note]]who Akanah[[note]]Who later abandoned her[[/note]] her.[[/note]] who lost a son and a daughter to the Emperor[[note]]; which Emperor.[[note]]Which makes her just as likely to be Mara Jade's mother as to be Luke's[[/note]]. Luke's.[[/note]] Akanah just put a wrong pair of two together.]]



** Another example of this is Luke using the Force to mess with people's perceptions when he wants to disguise himself, in an example of WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture. Creator/TimothyZahn delivered a direct TakeThat to both of these powers in ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' and came up with an in-universe {{Retcon}} for why Luke was stupid to use them and Yoda never would (basically, they're so unnecessarily showy and power-consuming that they drown out your deeper perceptions of the Force and cut you off from your sense of morality).
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity.

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** Another example of this is Luke using the Force to mess with people's perceptions when he wants to disguise himself, in an example of WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture. Creator/TimothyZahn delivered a direct TakeThat to both of these powers in ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' and came up with an in-universe {{Retcon}} {{retcon}} for why Luke was stupid to use them and Yoda never would (basically, they're so unnecessarily showy and power-consuming that they drown out your deeper perceptions of the Force and cut you off from your sense of morality).
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity.captivity by Nil Spaar.



* PlanetLooters: The stated reason for the Yevethan genocide is so they can have the depopulated planets for their own use.

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* PlanetLooters: The stated reason for the Yevethan genocide Yevethan's genocides of other species in the area is so they can have the depopulated planets for their own use.



** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]], Tycho Celchu[[note]]an Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]][[/note]], and Crix Madine[[note]]an Imperial Intelligence officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation[[/note]].

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** Just for reference, among the heroes Ackbar speaks of are Biggs Darklighter[[note]]Luke's Darklighter,[[note]]Luke's old friend from Tatooine, an Imperial Military Academy graduate who jumped ship to join up, and [[HeroicSacrifice died covering Luke during the trench run]][[/note]], run]][[/note]] Tycho Celchu[[note]]an Celchu,[[note]]An Alderaanian pilot who defected after Alderaan and, at the time of ''BFC'', is the commanding officer of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]][[/note]], Squadron]].[[/note]] and Crix Madine[[note]]an Madine,[[note]]An Imperial Intelligence Army officer who defected to the Rebels and helped mastermind the theft of the shuttle ''Tydirium'' for the Endor operation[[/note]].


* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Yevetha, who have no consideration for other species concepts of civilians, kill everyone else living in a star cluster they consider theirs, and use captured prisoners as living shields. It's to the point where the first formal declaration of war ever issued by the New Republic was against them rather than an Imperial faction (who, granted, they were never ''not'' at war with).

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Yevetha, who have no consideration for other species species' concepts of civilians, kill everyone else living in a star cluster they consider theirs, and use captured prisoners as living shields. It's to the point where the first formal declaration of war ever issued by the New Republic was against them rather than an Imperial faction (who, granted, they were never ''not'' at war with).


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nil Spaar's quick capture of the Imperial Garrison in the prologue. [[WhamLine And what he says and does immediately afterwards]].

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Nil Spaar's quick capture of the Imperial Garrison in the prologue. [[WhamLine And what he says and does immediately afterwards]].

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*** Indeed, the heart-wrenching moment where Ackbar orders a sign declaring proudly how long it's been since the Republic had a military conflict taken down as the Republic prepares for war with the Yevetha loses a little of its punch when you realize that there are plenty of conflicts in the time frame offered (over a thousand days), established by later works.


** A blink and you値l miss it cameo that [[spoiler:allows Admiral Drayson to declare war against the Yeevetha]] is a journalist named [[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Cindel]], all grown up after leaving Endor.

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** A blink and you値l miss it cameo that [[spoiler:allows Admiral Drayson to declare war against the Yeevetha]] Yevetha]] is a journalist named [[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Cindel]], all grown up after leaving Endor.


** A blink and you値l miss it cameo that [[spoiler:allows Admiral Drayson to declare war against the Yeevetha]] is a journalist named [[StarWarsEwokAdventures Cindel]], all grown up after leaving Endor.

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** A blink and you値l miss it cameo that [[spoiler:allows Admiral Drayson to declare war against the Yeevetha]] is a journalist named [[StarWarsEwokAdventures [[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Cindel]], all grown up after leaving Endor.

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** A blink and you値l miss it cameo that [[spoiler:allows Admiral Drayson to declare war against the Yeevetha]] is a journalist named [[StarWarsEwokAdventures Cindel]], all grown up after leaving Endor.


* SingleGenderRace: The Fallanassi are a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]].

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* SingleGenderRace: The Fallanassi are a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]].sect.


* ForcedToWatch: Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating.

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* ForcedToWatch: {{Exploited}}. Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating.beating. Leia parlays this into destroying any sympathy for the Yevetha to secure a war declaration against the Duskhan League.


** The depiction of the K-Wing bomber is [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/BTL-S8_K-wing_assault_starfighter#Source_discrepancies very different]] from its finalized design in ''The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels''. Among other things it is stated to have no armaments apart from its ordnance hardpoints. The ''Essential Guide'' added a pair of light turbolaser turrets.

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** The depiction of the K-Wing bomber is [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/BTL-S8_K-wing_assault_starfighter#Source_discrepancies very different]] from its finalized design in ''The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels''. Among other things it is stated to have no armaments apart from its ordnance hardpoints. The ''Essential Guide'' added a pair of light turbolaser turrets.turrets, as well as changing the two-man cockpit from a GuyInBack seating arrangement to a side-by-side one.

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