Discussion in 'Literature' started by sabarte, May 12, 2008.
Nick Jameson, Sam Witwer, Ian McDiamirnd
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Sidious is the only one in Star Wars to ever show deformity from Force lightning (and of course many theorize that it wasn't the lightning that deformed him at all)
Yes, that's what I was getting at.
The hiccup is, he's the only one to get it back off a lightsaber. It's not completely crazy that that would've been amplified somehow. Plus it was basically point blank range, and directly to the face.
I always enjoyed the "Force masking" theory myself. I always preferred the idea that the dark side was so strong with Palpatine, it had been decaying his body, and of course using that disfigurement to his own political advantage is something he'd definitely do.
As for lightning scarring, there is actually one other example I can think of, but it wasn't really the lightning. When Revan fought the Sith Emperor, he was left with a scar on his face, but if memory serves, it wasn't the lightning that did it, but the lightning heating his mask enough to leave a mark on his face. Ouch.
Also, Plagueis mentions how lightning can deform the victim, but he says nothing about this being dependent on reflection by a lightsaber.
I too have always followed the force masking theory, as it just adds a bit to his character, even if it seems a plausibility stretch.
But what hints do we have that this upcoming arc could be the exit for Ashoka? I really, really want it to lead to some major change just as this current one did, but I remain skeptical that we won't be back to status quo by the end. (Though I do know Filoni claimed the arc would have a major revelation)
Having said that... Tarkin being involved highly is interesting, very interesting. Especially given the anti-Jedi sentiments. And even more-so given his recent letter to the chancellor regarding the droid arc's events. Given that he now sees the Jedi as incompetent, I have little doubt that he will push for Ashoka's guilt in the upcoming arc when events mounts to suggest that one of their own committed an act of violence (An act with Sidious no doubt had at least a slight hand in, as it plays out for him oh so well).
Anakin: "Ahsoka, you're the Chosen One"
That's hardly a revelation now, is it?
See now the Return of the Jedi: Ultimate Edition 3D, complete with CGI Ahsoka inserted onto the Death Star where she kills Palpatine at the bottom of the reactor shaft (which, as we all now know, long falls do not kill Sith Lords; see Darth Maul).
I am glad Tarkin is coming back. There should be more episodes focussing on characters such as him.
Glad the Maul episodes are over...
Come on, they introduce Savage only to kill him off some time later on.
I always thought he would become more powerful than Maul.
The only purpose Savage served was re-inroducing Maul, that is it!
I still think they should not have let Maul come back. His spirit could have come back, but that is all.
Originally, Savage was the 'Maul' of TCW. They should have kept it that way.
Best episode ever. Seriously, time to pack it in. There's no way they can ever top that.
How can you possibly top Darth Sidious going off on Darth Maul? You can't! It's already been topped by Darth Sidious vs Yoda. That was so freaking epic.
The only thing that could be better than that is an animated Dark Empire.
I just saw it again, and I'm aware of the disparity between the episode and the book in terms of whether or not Sidious has something in mind for Darth Maul. If he intends to use him, I know that there's concern for continuity. I have a solution for this. Yes, Sidious does have a use for him. But it won't be in the field or as bait, like how Satine was bait for Obi-Wan. Bring Maul to the brink of death, then use him as a guinea pig in his attempts to learn how to manipulate midi-chlorians like his master Darth Plagueis did. Obviously, Palpatine's experiments won't succeed, but we might get to see a cameo of Maul floating in some sort of tank like Plagueis' experiments were.
So I wonder what exactly Mother Talzin was planning, and how what happened here fits into those plans.
If you think about it, Savage's life really sucks - does everything he can to protect his brother only to be forced to kill that brother, and then he winds up being electrocuted, shot up, and de-limbed (more than once if I remember correctly).
Oh I would love, love, love to see that.
That would actually be perfect, but no chance in hell.
I don't expect the cameo mentioned, but I immediately assumed that was the very reason for Sidious preserving Maul. Then I realized how silly I was being for making assumptions concerning TCW.
The episode was amazing, plain and simple. Badass Sidious, crazy lightsaber fight, ******-******g anarchy on Mandalore... this is all insane, yet awesome at the same time. Now, to continuity things:
Bo-Katan Kryze is Korkie's aunt, according to Episode Guide. Weird, I assumed she was his mother based on the episode. Guess there is a third sibling somewhere out there, huh? Which brings us to this gemstone from the Awesome Essential Guide to Warfare, Page 42:
Jason Fry, you lucky in-the-know bastard! As a writer of tie-in material of TCW in general and Shadow Conspiracy specifically, you knew this all along, didn't you? Now, go and give me a Kryze among the True Mandalorians under Fenn Shysa
Also, the Encyclopedia reveals that the red-armored guys are officially called the Supercommandos. Yahoo! I can't wait until somebo-*fry*-dy can retcon Spar into all this
On the other note, I really like how the cadets from The Academy have aged. Especially the girls. It is very realistic indeed.
We can't have Episode 7 without a villian. Thus they can keep Maul around for that.
Episode guide is up.
Easy to miss them in the episode itself, but there are Red Guard in the scene where Palpatine calls Mas Amedda. A first for the show?
The updated models for the Mandalorian kids make Korkie and Amis look even more like Fenn Shysa and Tobbi Dala.
The Twilight's noseart says "WIZARD!!!"
I was looking forward for the beat-down by Palpatine since the preview at Celebration. Certainly a highlight of the series.
Disappointed, but not surprised, that the character progression of Satine and Savage went precisely nowhere.
So if we go with JediAlly's idea, Luke's sondaughter finds Maul's petrified I'm talking the frozen kind of petrified, but Maul just being so scared of Palps he literally hasn't moved for sixty years works too body in a storage tank beneath the Imperial Palace and unknowingly sets him free onto the world once more.
Time to lock Filoni in a closet.
I got around to watching the Onderon arc. First of all, I can tell these arcs work much better on being viewed as a whole than as individual episodes. That said, I liked it, for the most part. Very fun to see Star Wars urban warfare. The battle in the final episode was beautifully choreographed, and the characters, while very thin, were at least likable.
That said, it's not all good. Lux is in it, and he continues to be... Lux. In other words, he annoys the piss out of me. On that same note, I really couldn't buy the half-attempted love triangle (I'm really glad the warfare elements outweighed the Lux-Steela-Ahsoka thing). Also, the Jedi not interfering, but doing everything possible to interfere without actually fighting felt very contrived to me, but it did remind me of KOTOR, and I was genuinely glad when Ahsoka decided to step in.