Dark Mirror (AU, Luke, Mara, Jacen, Han, Leia, Jaina, Pellaeon, Thrawn, others, COMPLETE)

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  1. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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  2. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    Hmm, Han seems to be thinking an awful lot about what might have been.

    I like the fact that you didn't just jump into a single pocket dimension, but rather gave us a look at several. Let's see which one the Emperor picks.
  3. Ulrike Jedi Knight

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    A great story - different realities, all very believable. And this 'dark' Han, I like him. Why did Vader save him, by the way? Did he sense his history-changing importance?

    PS: If you ever explore another parallel reality in a later story please remember that with Luke, Palpy and Exar Kun - it sounds *very* interesting.
  4. jedipati Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I'd like to see various realities in other of your stories. Hey, maybe you should mention the Phonix(SP?) one!
  5. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    oh, I like the universe where the Skywalkers tell him not to invade. :) And why is OT Han lucky? He's got three Jedi kids!
  6. Julie Moderator Emeritus

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    I loved how you showed us a few other galaxies and possiblities. This story is going to be such a mind bender. None of us will be able to accurately predict what you come up with next, Gandolf!
  7. Alderaan21 Jedi Master

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    I like how you had Han wander around a little bit first, instead of just happening to come to the galaxy they were going to invade right off.

    This is very well done. I look forward to more. :)
  8. Rokangus Jedi Grand Master

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    YES! Dark Mirror has reposted! I like how this is going. Keep it up!
  9. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    Ulrike: Vader saved Han because of what Han was doing, specifically rescuing a slave. It stirred memories in the Sith Lord, memories of his own slavery.
    I don't see Vader as being a fan of slavery, and Han's gesture touched some darkened corner of his heart, just as Luke's gesture on the second Death Star did, though not to nearly that depth.
    Vader then went back to Tatooine, trying to find himself again, and instead found Luke and Obi Wan.

    If anyone wants to use the three way war between Palpatine, Luke, and Kun for a fic, feel free to. For that matter, any of the unused alternate dimensions are up for grabs if anyone wants them. I don't have a problem with that.


    Rokangus: Yup. caught me red handed. But you missed half of one: Robert April was the first captain of the Enterprise.


    jedipati: I was sorely tempted to have the Phoenix universe show up... but then you'd all know how it's going to turn out (and where is the fun in that?)! ;)


    Julie: That the idea =P


    And because I'm in a good mood...

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    On the Jedi Academy of Yavin 4, Jedi Masters Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade Skywalker were asleep in their shared bed. Mara had in her slumber grabbed most of the covers and rolled over to the very edge, while Luke had somehow ended up on top of the sheets, and only Luke?s continued weight on top of the sheets kept Mara from falling.

    And then Luke sat upright, jolted out of sleep by a dark vision. Mara, no longer supported by her husband, fell over two feet to the cold stone of the temples floor, awakening with a startled yelp. She immediately turned to glare at Luke, rightly recognizing him as the source of all troubles at this hour in the day.

    But he wasn?t even looking at her. He stared in empty space in front of him, mouth working soundlessly, and Mara bit back words forming on her tongue.

    ?Luke,? she asked, feeling a certain panic as she grabbed his hand, ?What?s going on??

    Luke shook his head slowly for a moment, as Mara?s touch brought him back to reality. He saw Mara, and blinked, as if surprised by what he saw, and then shook his head, clearing out the cobwebs. Through their bond, Mara caught the edge of what Luke had just gone through, and realized he had just had a vision of the future.

    ?Mara,? said Luke, working back feeling into his mouth. Once more, he began shaking his head, as if to deny what he had seen.

    ?Luke, are you alright?? she asked. He closed his eyes, and nodded jerkily.

    ?I saw the future. A future,? he began, stopping a moment later. The horror of his vision stained his blue eyes a darker color. ?We were there, you and I. On top of a hill of corpses. Leia?s, Hans, the twins?, Anakin, Kyp, Corran, Karde? everyone. Even us.?

    He paused again, and Mara wondered what his vision meant. But she knew he wasn?t done yet.

    ?We were standing on our own dead bodies, surrounded by darkness. Around the hill, there were twelve people in the uniforms of Grand Admirals. I recognized Thrawn, Han, Zsinj, Daala, and Soontir Fel? they were all dragging bodies over to the pile. And then we reached up to the stars and snuffed them all out.?

    Mara shivered. It was frightening enough to hear it from her husband, she couldn?t begin to imagine what it had been like seeing it first hand.

    ?I don?t suppose it?s just a nightmare?? she asked, hopelessly. Jedi don?t dream, unless they want to. She had learned that seven years ago, and had taken full advantage of it then, to avoid the dark dreams of her time as the Emperor?s Hand. Now, when she did dream, they were of Luke, and of children.

    ?It was no nightmare,? said Luke grimly. ?It was a possible future. I just wish I knew how, and why.? Indeed, how and why? They were happy, and starting to think about having children. The Republic was at peace, all the old monsters were dead.

    ?It would be far too easy? Mara said bitterly. ?If we knew what might send us over to the Dark Side, we would be prepared to deal with it.?

    ?It?s not quite that simple? sighed Luke. ?I?m not eve
  10. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    the oddest thing is, I was anticipating a post showing us the "real" luke/mara. came later than I expctect, but what the heck. Awesome post as usual, I love it! Now, I just hope the Jedi Prophesies don't show anything about a sith invasion.
  11. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    Why can't women share the covers? :)

    Good to finally see our familiar EU peeps finally.

    Now stop with the two posts in one day. You're making some of us look bad.
  12. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey, great posts! Getting more and more interesting.

    Hmm, thanks for answering my question about the bloodstripes in the post.

    I've got another question though. You say you arn't going to want the invading Empire to fight the Vong.... right? So, the universe with everything normal.... wouldn't the Vong be coming?

    Is this a universe thats like the real GFFA without the Vong... or is the 'Dark Universe's' Empire going to be attacking before the Vong ever come?

    I'm just really curious. I guess your story will show whats going to happen.. wheather the Vong come into play or not.

    It is your story, and a great one too! As always, keep it up.
  13. Keila_ Force Ghost

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    Good post, glad to see the *real* Luka and Mara finally turn up... only one problem, if there's a war, I'll have a tough time choosing who to support! :D
  14. technomage Jedi Knight

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    That's exactly what I was wondering about, Keila. Lightside Luke and Mara vs. Darkside Luke and Mara. Who to root for? Choices, choices.
  15. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    You root for Dark Side Luke and Mara of course. What's the matter with you? ;)
  16. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    Intersting it would be if the Emporer and Empress battled another set of Dark side Villains, yes? I can just see it: "You do not know the power of the dark side...wait a second. you do. Then, I guess I'll just have to kill you." :)
  17. Darth_Duck Force Ghost

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    Hmm Up until now i didn't think Star Wars and mirror universes went together I was wrong
    Concerning the name Tiberius, In the Star Trek Mirror universe from Classic ST"Mirror,Mirror" Kirk declared himself Emperor and ruled with the name Tiberius.
    Comming soon"Broken Mirror" by Darth Duck
  18. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    Chapter III

    Danni Quee watched the sun slowly set over the forests of Belkadan. The systems star was a pink globe, and cast a gentle rosy light over the dalloralla trees as it sank past the horizon. This was Danni?s favorite part of the day, and her only small regret was that she had no one to share it with, and that this was one of the last such sunsets she would see.

    Not that the male researchers of ExGal 4 would be adverse to spending any amount of time with her, she just didn?t want to spend any great amount of time with any of them. She didn?t to end up like her mother had, married to a man she didn?t love to support a child.

    Danni had been awkward as a teenager, but as she matured, her gangly form became beautiful. Her long blond hair, which she did back in a ponytail, caught the last light of the sun, and reflected it as crimson. And her flashing green eyes betrayed the keen analytical mind in the holostars gorgeous body.

    She had come here, looking for adventure. She wanted to do something, to make a difference, and to see the galaxy in a way she never would be able to from her birthplace in the galactic core. At night, in the city where she grew up, the sky remained bright even at night, as the countless stars of the core provided enough light to cast shadows.

    Here, it was different. Here, she could make out individual stars, like pinpricks of light against the dark. It had been an awe inspiring sight the first time she beheld it, to see the core strung out across the sky as a band of light against the dark, to be able to make out each light representing a nearby star.

    She turned away from the darkening horizon, and folded her arms under her breasts, shivering as a chill wind blew past the observation tower, and then again as a redcrested cougar howled in the distance.

    The cougars weighed over two hundred kilos, and were viscous predators. During Danni?s first year, a cougar had slipped into the base, leaping down from a nearby tree. Two researchers were seriously hurt, and had been Danni who had finally killed the nasty creature, refusing to panic as it bounded towards her.

    It had taken her three blaster shots to bring it down, and it had died in mid leap, it weight crashing into her, breaking bones. She and her injured colleagues had been forced to go to a nearby world for medical treatment unavailable in their frontier base.

    The world, named Dubrillion, had been a pleasant shock after spending months in a walled compound on a primitive planet. Lando Calrissian, the Baron Administrator, had seen to their comfort as the recovered. When they left, he had offered Danni a position in his group, which she had declined at the time. He had only shrugged, and told her that if she ever changed her mind, he?d be happy to have her.

    He had also made a rather surprising gesture a minute later, by presenting her with a beautiful fur coat. Made from the cougar she had killed. She had thanked him for his kindness, and returned to Belkadan. That coat, somehow far warmer on the long winter nights than the top of the line survival gear they had, was one of her proudest possessions.

    She would be leaving soon. She had had enough of ExGal, of sitting around listening for a signal that would never come, that life existed beyond the galaxy. She wasn?t sure exactly where she would go, but she had three years of savings to cover her expenses while she found her place in life.

    For the short term, she would take up Calrissians offer. And after that, after she had seen some more of the galaxy, who knew? Perhaps she would join the military. She had shied back before, not liking violence, but things were different now.

    The Republic fleet was being mothballed, and recruitment was low. With the Peace Treaty with Empire holding firm for eight years now, and the new order of Jedi watching over the galaxy, there were no more threats. Older ships were being retired, and fewer new ships were being made to replace them.

    If she joined, she didn?t even have to get a position that would put her in combat, if
  19. JEDIAKASH Jedi Master

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    Very good post. I like Danni much better here than in the "canons" and definitely like the characterization of her. Let's see what's worse, a Dark Empire or the Vong. I have a bad feeling about this...
  20. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    <insert ominous music here>
  21. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Whoa, nice.

    One small thing though: Wookiee is spelled with two E's. :D
  22. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    poor Danni. never liked her, now hope that Face kills her. but, of course, that's not going to happen. :)

  23. Rokangus Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice connection to VP.

    Crap! And here all this time I was thinking that Captain Pike was the first captain of the Enterprise! It's a good thing I'm not an official ST fan; I'd have to kick my own @$$ for that one.

    Hey, here's a thought. Is Dark Empire Chewie really evil, or only through association. Would the two Chewie's fight each other, or just become pals or something. That would be funny! The two Hans send their sidekick to fight each other...they meet halfway and start pounding each other on the back and shaking hands, much to the confusion and frustration of their respective 'Hans'. =)

    Keep it coming!
  24. Rokangus Jedi Grand Master

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    Up, up, and awaaaaaaay!
  25. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    This is fascinating. Han travels to several dimensions. Luke and Mara appear in an alternate NJO universe and Danni makes an appearance. So many options and possibilities. Nice job.
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