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Lit What do you consider the most heroic death in the Star Wars Universe?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by wookieworth, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. TychoCorde

    TychoCorde Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 3, 2012
    I don't know if it really counts as heroic maybe more redeeming bt Borsk's death in SBS was pretty awesome. Though I think Ganner and Anakin's deaths are at the top of most heroic.
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  2. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    By saving Anakin, Chewie saved Han as well. I think Chewie knew that Han wouldn't leave so save Anakin so he gets everyone out of there.
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Bite your tongue. It could happen.
  4. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 16, 2005
    Obi-Wan Kenobi, who sacrificed his life for two reasons (IMHO) 1. Luke and 2. Anakin (to teach him a lesson about the Force)
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  5. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jun 16, 2007
    Not sure about most heroic, but imo these are the best written:

    1. Count Dooku (ROTS novel)
    2. Ganner Rhysode
    3. Darth Vader (ROTJ novel)
    4. Mace Windu (ROTS novel)
    5. Lord Kaan
    6. Jai Maruk
    7. Kardue'sai'Malloc
    8. Lumiya
    9. Darth Malak
    10. Kuat of Kuat
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  6. Plebeian

    Plebeian Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 31, 2012
    Kol Skywalker or Ganner
  7. Jedifirefly5

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 5, 2012
    There were a lot, how about Obi-wan? He just gave himsefl over so Luke and Leia could flee.

    Ganner, and many many others.

    Anakin, Elegos, Beru and Owen. The Ewoks? It is heroic to fight an enemy so daunting. The guys on Hoth that flew agaisnt walkers...
  8. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 8, 2006
    I dunno, man, I think I like the Troops version better. :p
  9. Silas Nightstalker

    Silas Nightstalker Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 7, 2012
    Anakin Solo. He sacrificed his life, literally fighting until he died, so that the strike team could complete their mission and take out the voxyn queen. If they would have failed, the Jedi Order wouldn't have survived, because the voxyn were owning the Jedi. Anakin literally saved the Jedi Order.
  10. wookieworth

    wookieworth Jedi Youngling

    Mar 27, 2013
    Thank you all for your answers. Now I'll have to read about Ganner and some of these others. A lot of good points too.
  11. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

    Sep 21, 2012
    I think it's the plant master who beat Exar Kun on Ossus.

    Ood Bnar
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  12. The Extreme Moderate

    The Extreme Moderate Jedi Master star 1

    Jun 30, 2005
    Vergere's was pretty heroic... sacrificing herself so that Jacen, Jaina and the others would live.
  13. CMShake

    CMShake Jedi Knight star 1

    Jun 22, 2010
    It's a toss up between Obi-Wan, Ganner, and Chewbacca for me.
  14. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 5, 2011


    But it was also poorly set up and incredibly frustrating.

    Stover does something beautiful with her and they kill her off in the next book. *** dammit what a waste, she had so much potential as a recurring trickster.
  15. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jun 16, 2007
    DW is like super popular but I did not like it at all when it first came out. Everyone seemed out of character, or at least felt like their voices were off somehow. Especially Jacen and Vergere, because we'd just spent an entire book getting almost nothing but their voices. I have to admit that the Ackbar parts were good, though, so I don't get crucified.
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  16. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 2, 2000
    There's nothing quite as heroic as turning yourself into a tree.
  17. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jun 16, 2007
  18. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 22, 2010
    And that's still approximately 200x cooler than it was in Tales of the Jedi.
  19. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

    Sep 21, 2012
    When the Supernova was coming.
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  20. jmf4

    jmf4 Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 20, 2008
    While his death itself wasn't incredibly heroic, Ton Phanan's death probably moved me the most of any in the EU.
  21. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 22, 2008
    Nom Anor.
  22. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    I reject your statement on the basis that Nom Anor is alive. We never saw him die.
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  23. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

    Feb 18, 2005
    Viqi Shesh. If she hadn't killed herself, we'd have had to put up with her for several more books. She saved us from that.

    Never forget.
  24. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 12, 2013
    Captain Lorth Needa of the ISD Avenger.

    He took full responsibility for a bad screwup, losing the ship with Vader's son on it that Vader was desperate to catch. He took full responsibility and traveled to meet Vader face to face and apologize to him in person.

    He knew Vader would kill him, but he took responsibility and went to face him anyway, to protect his men.

    His is the true measure of a hero, and one who makes Vader even more of a miserable wretch.
  25. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 3, 2009
    This. After everything Needa does to show that he is loyal and courageous and can take full responsibility (of something that I don't think counts as a same kind of mistake Ozzell did... and how many times did Ozzell blunder?), Vader still kills him. What was he trying to prove?