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  • Broken Base: Either a great anniversary stunt with some nice new stories and characters, or a poor imitation of the Legends omnibus Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina with weaker writing and far worse continuity between stories. To wit, in three consecutive stories, Greedo goes from a self-pitying nice guy with a grudge, to a genuinely dangerous bounty hunter people are afraid of, to a known idiot nobody takes seriously.
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  • Ending Fatigue: The problem of having all the stories in chronological order becomes apparent when we're treated to four consecutive tales on Rebel pilots during the Battle of Yavin, all of which are incredibly similar and repetitive.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Aunt Beru's final regret is that she'll never see Luke have a family of his own. This is even more tragic in light of The Last Jedi where her nephew dies alone on Ahch-To, never having had any children of his own, partly the cause of his own nephew's fall to the Dark Side and with only his sister and a single remaining student to mourn him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This video depicting the post-Yavin award without the background music becomes more hilarious when "By Whatever Sun" effectively confirms that John Williams' score was playing during the ceremony In-Universe, thus avoiding a lot of Awkward Silence.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Garindan in "The Secrets of Long Snoot". He's willing to perform criminal activity and do spy work against the Rebellion for credits, and has a very low opinion of humans (partially as a result of discrimination from them towards him), but it's revealed in this story that the Empire tried to brainwash him and his people as spies, and he's only playing along so he can free his people later. However, he's been stuck on Tatooine for years, separated from his family and struggling to balance the credits he's made between saving for his trip home and curing his homesickness with calls to his family. During one of these calls, he learns from his daughter that his wife died. It's also revealed that selling out the Rebel droids to the stormtroopers was supposed to be his last job to get him off Tatooine, only for the bounty to be forfeited with their failure to capture the droids and Garindan no closer to getting home. While Garindan's failure ultimately saved the galaxy in the long run, it's really difficult to not feel bad about his situation.
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  • Narm: In her story, Aunt Beru goes on for quite a bit about blue milk, and how she could've built a career serving blue cheese.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The end of "Eclipse" gives us the destruction of Alderaan from the Organas' perspective. It's what happened on Jedha taken Up to Eleven. Even worse, Bail knew exactly what was coming as soon as the sun was blocked out.
  • Spiritual Successor: This may be considered the canon counterpart of Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, a compilation of stories by different writers about the cantina patrons in Star Wars Legends. In addition to the Mos Eisley characters, From a Certain Point of View includes side characters throughout A New Hope.
  • The Woobie: R5-D4 in "The Red One". He's an old and poorly-maintained astromech droid that desperately wants to be bought so he can have a purpose and not get scrapped. Suffice to say, he feels threatened when the much more functional R2-D2 is added to the Jawas' inventory.

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