Tatooine Ghost. I have a question about what the Stormtrooper leader was talking about

Discussion in 'Literature' started by JediMasterKendo, Jan 14, 2009.

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  1. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    As to the part where he was giving some speech about methods of questioning people and stuff. What was up with him taking off his pauldron and putting it on another trooper and then putting back on himself?
  2. CaptainJackBauer24 Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude, that was Grand Admiral Thrawn.
  3. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    but still. I'm asking bout what was up with Thrawn if he that was him in disguise as a stormtrooper. Why did he take off the pauldron and put it on one of the stormtroopers and then put it back on himself?
  4. Master_Keralys Sometime Technical Aide and Erstwhile Lit Mod

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    Can you post the specifics of that? Did he put it on another for a brief period of time, or for a significant period of the book, or what? It's been about three or four years since I've read the book...
  5. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I don't really remember the scene, so a quote or page numbers would be nice. Otherwise I'll just assume he was doing it to prove some kind of point and being his usual unconventional self.
  6. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    yeah the head stormtrooper was trying to prove some kind of point about something related to getting answers from questioning people with or without brute force or something.

    This scene occurs when Han and Leia are that one Inn where Leia finds out about Shmi's holojournal datapad. I just find it odd with the pauldron being taken off him and put on another trooper and then put back on him
  7. jSarek VIP

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    [Italics mine]

    It looks to me like the pauldron switching was to show Dama and Keesa that it was impossible to tell which stormtrooper was which without the pauldron indicating who was in charge, and that the pauldron could be switched quickly when a trooper was demoted.
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