Lit Barriss' End after TCW

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Slowpokeking, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    No need for forgiveness after causing the deaths of Jedi, clones, and some maintenance crew at the temple?
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  2. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Indeed. That's on a Sith-level of evil. Barriss killed her fellow Jedi. Beings that had pledged their life to serve the Force. Also, she is completely unrepentant. She doesn't deserve forgiveness, she hasn't done anything to earn it.

    Mark my words, we'll probably never see her again.

    Your Barriss is dead, son. Accept it.
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  3. Pax Bandica Jedi Knight

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    I was bothered by Barriss's heel turn in TCW, mostly because I had just finished reading the MedStar books and took a liking to her.

    But here's the thing...does anyone remember when she took the bota in, I think, the second MS book? It had some serious side effects, and almost like a "gateway drug" to the dark side.

    So it's logical that the bota would have some lingering effects on her psyche, which would explain her shift to the dark side. I mean MedStar was towards the end of the Clone Wars, so there couldn't have been much time between the two incidents.

    That's how I justify it in my head, anyway. In my heeead movies.

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  4. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    The bombing happened, but she didn't do it, just took credit for it as part of a cover story.
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  5. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    So the real murderer got off scott free, Ahsoka was nearly executed and ended up leaving the order, numerous people died, and the reputation of the Jedi was worsened for a cover story for Barriss?

    That'd be incredibly sloppy handling of the situation.
  6. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I love the idea of the Jedi Temple having a gas chamber. You know, cuz they're the real bad guys.
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  7. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    The Jedi don't execute their prisoners! So speaketh Bastila!

    :)
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  8. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    What are you refering to?
  9. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    A number of characters in AOTC were supposed to be the same characters as in TPM, but since they didn't get the same actors, they were made (technically) different characters.

    Daultay Dofine became Neimoidian Rune Haako, Adi Gallia became Stass Allie, Eeth Koth became Agen Kolar, Depa Billaba became Sar Labooda, I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.
  10. Backbench Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    We had enough of that already.
  11. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Don't be absurd.

    Barriss doesn't deserve such a painless death. She killed clones! The only suitable punishment for that is a firing squad. For what she did to Ahsoka, Rex would probably insist on doing it himself.

    It's a fairly fitting end for Barriss. After all, she seems utterly unrepentant. If she actually regretted bombing the Temple, then redemption might be possible. But she's completely remorseless before the court. She'd do it all again, including framing the closest friend she has.
  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Moral outrage against a fictional character for fictional crimes is fun I'm sure, but if I need to be pissed off at someone, there are plenty of real people available.

    Since this thread has gone srs bsns all of a sudden--they can execute Barriss or leave her in jail, I don't give a ****, the damage to her character is done already. I once hoped that the ludicrous solely-for-shock-value ending of season 5 would be explained by Barriss still being under the influence of Geonosian brain worms or the aforementioned bota, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. As it was, her "I don't think the Jedi should have resorted to war and violence so I'm going to blow up the Temple and kill a bunch of them" is as absurd as Anakin's "I am upset by the prediction that I'm going to the Dark Side so I'm going to go to the Dark Side to keep myself from going to the Dark Side" in the Mortis arc.

    If the writers wanted me to care what happened to TCW Barriss later on, they should have written her well in the first place.
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  13. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Well said. Though I was joking about the firing squad thing. Morbid humor is tough to pull off :(
  14. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Nah, you're fine. [face_peace]

    Jedi executions would probably involve lightsaber beheadings though. Pull in Mad Skillz Snips and she can do four at a time.
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  15. Vialco Force Ghost

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    I loved that scene!

    [IMG]
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  16. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    ^Meh, Savage Opress did better:

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    Quintuple decaps!

    And those Death Watch guys put shame to the name of Mando'ade!
  17. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    She also claims the Hutts never build an Empire. [face_dunno] As other have brought up the only way to really fix it if they just send her back on missions to proof her worth.
  18. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    You're right, the Jedi would never be so merciful. Mercy isn't even in their vocabulary.
  19. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Compassion is for those who deserve it.
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  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I will hate that to the end of my days. If Ewan McGregor can turn into Alec Guiness, how could anyone possibly give a **** what the guy in the back of the room with the horns looks like.
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  21. Vialco Force Ghost

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    I recall a distinct lack of mercy when Obi-Wan slashed off Anakin's limbs and left him to burn alive on Mustafar's fiery shores. Anakin betrayed the Jedi Order and killed his fellow Jedi. For that crime, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi decided that he did not deserve mercy.

    Barriss Offee betrayed the Jedi Order and caused the deaths of many Jedi. The Jedi didn't show Darth Vader any mercy, why would they give any to a vile traitor like Barriss?
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  22. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Obi-Wan only shows mercy depending on one's "unconditional surrender", if I recall correctly. I believe he said that himself once.[face_tee_hee]
  23. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Considering Vader lived to enact 20 some years of suffering and terror on the galaxy, specifically because Obi-Wan chose not to kill him, there's probably a message there from the Force. [:D]
  24. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    There's a good question there, actually--what's more in tune with the light side, letting a murderer live so he can continue murdering for twenty years but be redeemed in the end, or just killing him in the first place?
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  25. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Obi-Wan said he couldn't kill Anakin to Yoda and he meant it.