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Lit The Force Awakens and the EU [TAGGED spoilers.]

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    WEG gave the Empire anti-alien policies, which I'm not a fan of.
     
  2. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Dark Empire IS a comic book.
     
  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    So when the guy calls Chewie a thing, you prefer to think that's just one jerk and not indicative of Imperial culture?
     
  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    1. Who wrote that article, and when?
    2. Palpatine worked with plenty of non-humans.
    3. It could be that the Empire hates Wookiees specifically.
     
  6. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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  7. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    So the Stormtroopers were known to be clones in 1978!
     
  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Also note that all evidence of the Empire working with aliens is from the EU, not the movies - RotJ even kind of implies that the DSII is being built by humans. Point being, it's not like WEG just pulled it out of thin air.
     
  9. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Palpatine had a non-human apprentice.
     
  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    True- but in more recent works he's portrayed as more "tool" than "intended successor".

    It's also possible that "near humans" like Zabrak/Dathomirians, and so on, were less distrusted than aliens with no descent from humans (or the common ancestor of humans, if the split was really early).
     
  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    So you're blaming WEG for creating anti-alien bias because it was contradicted in 1999?
     
  12. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I was just saying that future movies should feel free to contradict that part of WEG canon.
     
  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    WEG is one of my favorite sources for contradicting the unsubstantiated allegation of anti-alien bias in Imperial law, so I'm really not sure what this guy's on about. The Imperial Sourcebook establishes that all Imperial citizens are equal under the law. Therefore, any discriminatory treatment is the basis of personal attitudes amongst individual officials -- reflecting views that were already widespread in the Core.

    Edit: Dude, this is like saying that you hate WOTC because of midichlorians.
     
  14. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Interesting...
     
  15. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    >Unifying Force
    > Train wreck

    [​IMG]
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and if so, then all I got from that was gibberish.
     
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  17. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You don't need to resurrect or clone Chewie, just have someone take off with him in a ship mere minutes after the Falcon leaves, and then have Chewie stranded or imprisoned somewhere.

    sorry that does not fly. Han saw Chewie burning to death, as the air ignited. Anakin was correct when he said there only a few seconds left before the falcon would be destroyed. Not enough time for Chewie to be rescued.​
     
  18. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    ITT: Jello not being able to read disdain
     
  19. Grey1

    Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group star 4 VIP

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    That would really explain why Han didn't feel so close to his family in the months after Sernpidal, but it would also ask for a few really weird questions on how his relationship with Leia was repaired and became something even better/closer than before...
     
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Esg, you've used that picture before. Some of us don't get it.
     
  21. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I think it's supposed to show crying.
     
  22. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    Please elaborate. This sounds good and I want to understand it. (Been meaning to reread that bit for ages, anyway.)
     
  23. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    That said, if the Empire's regularly stripping the populations of entire worlds of their citizenship and reducing them to "protectorate" status, that statement can be true in letter, while less true in spirit.
     
  24. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    By "some", do you mean "all"? :p
     
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  25. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I was being diplomatic.
     
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