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Rogue One Admiral Raddus Discussion Thread (and Fan Club)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by Gigoran Monk, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I wonder who killed him? Vader?
     
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Absurd.

    When Darth Sidious was saying that "only one" had managed to cheat death he wasn't talking about quite dead Darth Plagueis. He was foreseeing Raddus.
     
  3. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Raddus is Snoke you say?
     
  4. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    If you are going to blaspheme and misuse the thread...
     
  5. cxcfffxx

    cxcfffxx Jedi Padawan star 1

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    No. For me, he died when the Rebels were going to jump to Hyperspace and the Empire came firing on the ships.
     
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  6. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Lefou: "No one's slick as Gaston, no one's quick as Gaston..."
    Gaston: "Lefou, you've obviously never heard of Raddus."
     
  7. BenYodaDagobah

    BenYodaDagobah Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    First time checking since TLJ. I love this place. Sig updated.
     
  8. DL44Jo

    DL44Jo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah same except I've been away even longer. It's great to be back. The continuity of accolade for Raddus has been glorious.

    Admiral Raddus has a Wampa rug in his livingroom; it's not dead - it's just afraid to move.
     
  9. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Knight star 3

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    The word "Radical!" entered surf slang as a homage to Raddus' awesomeness high above the tropical beaches of Scarif
     
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  10. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Raddus married Medusa. They were good influences on each other. Now, Raddus turns Stalins to stone, and Medusa crashes into enemy fleets with clever tactics.
     
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  11. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Thrawn secretly learned from Raddus, hence the line in the Hand of Thrawn duology: "His style is to rancor roll some brilliant strategy over his opponents."

    :p
     
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  12. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  13. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    A missing conversation between Snoke and Hux:


    Armitage Hux: But Raddus was destroyed.
    Snoke: No, General. The spirit of Raddus endured. His life force was bound to the Profundity and the ship itself survived. They are one: the Profundity and Raddus. General, the Resistance must never find it.

    :p
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Raddus fooled April.
     
  15. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Knight star 3

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    A deleted scene from The Phantom Menace shows that the giant Gooberfish that almost ate the Bongo was actually just bait on the end of Raddus' line.

    There's always a bigger fish...for Raddus to catch.
     
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  16. AhsokaSolo

    AhsokaSolo Force Ghost star 5

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    I just watched R1 again yesterday for probably the tenth time, and it was good timing because Raddus is currently a focus in the comics, which I’m also reading. My husband, who isn’t a big SW fan but he does love R1, confused Raddus with Akbar for a second. In explaining the difference between them and the backgrounds, I found that I think I feel more sentimental attachment to Raddus. I don’t know if that’s blasphemous lol, but Raddus’s commitment to the cause and his sacrifice just gets me. I love that guy.

    And now with you guys talking about his off screen death makes me wonder if he was captured alive. I hope that’s not a thing that pops up in comics.
     
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  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Raddus will save them all in IX.
     
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  18. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    The Raddus saved the rest of the Resistance in The Last Jedi, with token assistance from Admiral Holdo. :)
     
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  19. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Raddus was one of the best things about Rogue One. Him and Vader choking Krennic.
     
  20. StartCenterEnd

    StartCenterEnd Jedi Master star 3

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    Raddus lives...it was his nakesake ship that tore through the First Order fleet in TLJ!!!!
     
  21. Lady_Skywalker87

    Lady_Skywalker87 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes!! And her smile when finding out is truly one of my favorite moments...like, yes finally someone who has the grit to do this! I also reminded Padmè's plea to Bail in the ROTS novel..it was truly powerful.

    My view as well, as I feel that Vader would want to get to Leia before any other Imperial, and wasn't Raddus on another ship than the flagship Vader boarded?
     
  22. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    All of the crew HAD to have been killed / died rather than they were taken prisoner - they ALL presumably knew that the "secret Rebel Base" was on Yavin IV since that is where they, well, took off from. Since Tarkin and the Empire *don't* know the location of the base in ANH, one would have to assume that they didn't manage to find even one lowly rebel, would could've told them.
     
  23. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    That's a good point. So, suicide, perhaps? I think Vader would have wanted to keep one of them alive to find the base, unless that fact didn't become apparent until after he had killed them trying to get the Death Star plans back.

    In fact, he said as much in the opening of ANH: "I have traced the rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base." So, it was either an oversight on his part, or suicide on the past of Raddus and the rest of the crew. I would probably think the former.
     
  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Maybe they blew up their flagship. I prefer that kind of suicide to cyanide pills or blowing their own brains out with blaster pistols. At least they could try to take a few Imps with them.
     
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  25. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    I still think that they were mostly killed by Vader and the stormtroopers while trying to retrieve the plans, since their flagship was still intact when the Tantive made its escape.

    It's only when he missed out on the plans that Vader realized he should have kept some of the Rebels alive, which is why he orders the stormtroopers to take prisoners at the beginning of ANH.