Rebels The prominent female character

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Kez-Iban, Jun 8, 2013.

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  1. Jedi_Kenobi32 Force Ghost

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    Yeah now that I think about it I'm leaning towards the concept of Rebels using a new female character as well if the show does take place closer to ROTS. And judging from the show's official description there's a good chance that it will take place closer to ROTS.
  2. Togruta Force Ghost

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    I'm kinda tired of the smart-aleck badass types. I'd rather have a more human character than a bunch of bombastic Mary Sues.
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  3. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    What I would love to see is a female alien character who's depicted as being quite, well, alien. Don't get me wrong, if the character is a protagonist, she should be relatable, but at the same time not someone with completely human characteristics, sort of like Ahsoka, who could be completely mistaken for a human character if you didn't actually see that she is a Togruta. I'm thinking making use of their alien physiology (like Togruta montrals for echolocation, which I don't remember Ahsoka ever making use of) and putting greater emphasis on cultural aspects of their species that better distinguish them from humans. To be sure, many SW species have a rather distinct cultural identity, but nearly all of them have some sort of analogue to an existing human culture or nationality in the real world, from which many SW alien cultures are derived.

    Point is, it would be quite interesting to see a character whose actions and very identity can be considered truly "alien" to viewers.
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  4. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I want Mara Jade to be the prominent female character in the show.
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  5. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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  6. Mia Mesharad Force Ghost

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    This. So very much this. The only person who seemed to remember that Ahsoka wasn't just an orange human with a funny hat on her head was Karen Traviss. The examination of her Togrutan traits in the movie novelization and No Prisoners added an interesting angle to her character that the show writers never bothered to pick up on. Enhanced eyesight, natural agility and quickened reflexes, the spacial awareness awarded by her montrals...these would've been great ways to distinguish Ahsoka from the typically seen Jedi, not ridiculously cutesy nicknames.
  7. Togruta Force Ghost

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    Not really what I meant by a more "human" heroine.. lol
  8. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    @Mia Mesharad

    Yeah but then the novelizations were always a bit more... intellectual, more scientific and more adult. This was the case for the novelizations of the movies, it's especially so for the novelization of TCW which is somewhat more kid-aimed than the movies were.
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  9. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Satele Shan isn't even a interesting character in SWTOR.
  10. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    She grabs lightsabers by the blade and throws force-hadokens that blow apart rockfaces like JDAMs. This was how she took down Malgus. Immediately before that, she casually killed seven Sith Lords in about seven seconds.

    That kind of uberpoweredness makes her interesting all by itself.
  11. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    She's like a cross between Mace and Yoda as far as force power goes.

    I would like to see a TOR era show at some point, but I don't think the carbon freezing thing would fly with many fans.
  12. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Play the game and you will know how boring she is.
  13. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    Mon Mothma needs to be a major character for one reason: She's the leader of the Rebellion and we haven't seen why. Why is this woman the leader that people rally behind? Why is she afforded such authority and respect. We've seen how Yoda leads as Grand Master and General. We saw with Palpatine how he took power, maintained it and eventually became Emperor. But now, we need to see the same for Mon Mothma. Bail Organa has had more character development but should certainly receive some more. But Mon Mothma needs some serious development. I don't need to see her fighting off hordes of stormtroopers or anything, but something to justify her position in the Alliance would be nice.

    After a few episodes, then she can go to the Mace/Yoda holo transmission relay orders thing. But at some point, we need to see her doing something to inspire others to join the Rebellion.
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  14. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I rather liked her in Fatal Alliance but I haven't read Deceived nor played the games.
  15. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    On Shan she is pretty hardcore although given the time period she was it makes sense.

    As for Mon I am sure she and Bail will be around although honestly they will be in more the Jedi Council role of sitting around talking and handing out orders replace pretty much all council member action scenes (Not Counting Obi and Anakin) with political seasons. Problem for Mon is she is not an action character that is going to be fighting Hands, Bounty Hunters, and Troopers on the front line which is what the lead female character is going to do assuming of course this show has true leads.
  16. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Mothma often feels like a statue. The perfect, unwavering symbol of the rebellion. Not sure if I want her in but if she appears she should be given more vulnerability and some other personal goals besides "the rebellion, the rebellion and the rebellion".

    Bail is even more boring if that is even possible.

    When people speak about the boring members of the rebel alliance they think of Bail and Mothma and knockoff Bail and Mothma.
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  17. agentkrycek Jedi Grand Master

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    Bail and Mothma are both in seriously need of a personality.
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  18. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    No Doubt Cardboard cutouts they are, might as well just have a computer give out orders
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  19. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    I thought the Karen Miller books helped show a bit more of Bail's personality.

    Mothma has always been a bit opaque- still, she seemed a bit more interesting in the Corellia trilogy- when she gives Luke a few pointed bits of advice.
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  20. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Could be. I only go by what I have seen of them and that was very bland. Therefore I hope other characters get more screentime devoted to them.
  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    The Karen Miller books did a great job with Bail and didn't do too badly with Mon Mothma either.
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  22. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I prefer Mon Mothma as the Statue of Liberty and nothing more.
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  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    *snort* Yeah, that resemblance is definitely there...

    In Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth, she was a political figure shown trying to get the Senate to take action after Lok Durd sent the GFFA equivalent of the ebola virus to her homeworld. She was...quieter than Padme was in the deleted opening scene of AOTC but she had a little more personality than she did in the films.

    Bail was kind of a badass in those books but he was a badass in his own way in the prequels as well.

    I don't have a stake in Mon Mothma showing up or not unless the show takes place closer to ANH, when it might make sense to show her working with Bail in the Alliance.
  24. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    I have no problem with Leia, though I don't think she can really be THE lead that is front and center in the action as it is implied that it is not known that she is affiliated with the rebels until ANH. She can be out and about running messages back and forth between Bail and the rebels, but Star Wars is heavy on the action and I don't know that they could really have Leia associated with that at this time, unless all witnesses are killed (and the rebels don't win any major victories until just prior to ANH).

    characters like Ventress or Bo can crop up, but as for a major female lead that would appear in the majority of episodes, I think they'd be best creating an original character.
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  25. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Ḿaybe she'll really appear as a statue in ST. The similarities to the real Mothma would be uncanny. o_O
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