Lit What do you think Morrigan Corde, Hogrum Chalk, Darth Maladi, etc. are up to now?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ghost, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Ghost Chosen One

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    "Now" being a little less than a year after the alliance's defeat of the One Sith Empire, at the start of Volume II of Legacy?

    The characters with the biggest "loose ends," in my opinion, are: Morrigan Corde, Hogrum Chalk, and Darth Maladi.

    What do you think they are up to now, whether they will actually appear in this volume or not?


    I'd guess that "Nyna" will stay dead, but can you ever see Morrigan truly retiring? Perhaps that scene of her vowing to make things up to Rulf Yage and her daughter is some indication, but I just don't see her becoming a housewife. Maybe she continues to work as an agent of the Triumvirate, helping them track down missing Sith such as...

    Darth Maladi. Cade may have twisted her mind and forced her to forget some things, but she's still extremely dangerous. Especially since she can apparently create Omega Red in just a few days. Plus Maladi framed the Yuuzhan Vong, and is the true mastermind of the Ossus Project sabotage, but I think the YV have still not been officially cleared or redeemed in the eyes of the galaxy. What could be up to now? And let's not forget who conveniently delivered her (as part of at least her and Krayt's plan, to tempt Fel with Omega Red) into Fel's hands...

    Hogrum Chalk. He claims to love his niece, Marasiah, yet he apparently leaked the meeting on Agamar to Veed and nearly got her killed, and did get her captured and tortured by Dark Havok. Then he betrayed Nyna to Veed (and Morrigan must still be wondering how Veed found out she was the spy). Then Chalk conveniently found Maladi, and pushed Roan Fel to the dark side... knowing that either Roan or the entire planet of Coruscant would be killed. Now, it seems like he is the chief adviser of his niece, the new Empress and Triumvir.


    I think those characters are the biggest loose ends, though feel free to add more. What do you think they're up to now?
  2. Ghost Chosen One

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    Eshkar Niin (aka Darth Havok) is someone else who might pop up again, since Marasiah and Antares are in the second volume. Why did he kill the Empress, why did he think it was "regrettable but necessary"? Did he join the One Sith before or after his apparent death?
  3. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    When the Legacy series first started, I read every issue as soon as it came out. About half way through I switched to TPBs, and read the last 3 along with "War" all at the same time. I'm not sure if anyone else got this impression, but when you read the second half of the series it seems as though there are a ton of characters (Chalk, Havoc, etc) introduced at the 11th hour who obviously have some sort of complicated backstory and hidden agenda. It's almost like the introduction to Act II of a play that was never completed.

    That, combined with the fact that John and Jan had originally planned to introduce a even more characters before DH's editors told them to cut back, makes me convinced the authors have a bunch of notes somewhere on potential future plots. And although the new writers claim they're mostly doing their own thing for the sequel series, I doubt they're doing it from scratch. Surely they've picked John and Jan's brains about these characters? Especially the ones introduced toward the end of the series -- Chalk, Havok, etc?
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  4. Jedifirefly5 Jedi Master

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    Well, you can't take Maladi seriously. Her name is like Melody and reminds me of songs, not diseases, mainly because malady is kind of an archaic word now, like melancholy.
  5. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I just wonder if the Starbuck clone Gunner Yage knows that Cade is her half brother.
  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    She's known since the Tatooine issues.

    And Morrigan told Jariah that her daughter was in Skull Squadron... and after learning Nyna=Morrigan, Cade probably put together that Gunner was his half-sister.
  7. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    For me, Chalk is the really interesting one. I very much would like to know more about his backstory and what he was up to.
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  8. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Hopefully, if it's allowed to, Legacy Vol 2 will answer all these Qs and more.
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  9. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Wow...

    I feel archaic now then as I still use malady and melancholy. :p
  10. Parnesius Jedi Grand Master

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    Surely you jest. Society cannot have plumbed such depths that the populace is barely conversant in its mother tongue. A scant score of synonyms for 'sickness' or 'sadness' is simply inadequate, at least in the expression of any higher meaning. Forsooth, it is monstrous!

    I suppose you'll next be saying that whenever you hear the words 'Darth Maul' your brain, conditioned by this present intellectual vacuity, makes the subliminal connection to 'shopping centre' rather than the intended 'physical violence' or, indeed, 'rugby'. Hah! A fine world that should be, wherein the general population immediately associates Darth Maul with row upon row of unnecessary, overpriced merchandise!
  11. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Oh ok. I never got that issue. Not yet anyways.
  12. Jedifirefly5 Jedi Master

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    Charlez Dikins agrees with you.

    o_O
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  13. Ghost Chosen One

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    Let's hope so!
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  14. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Darth Havoc was introduced too late into the series. He had some potential, but still I thought when they introduced him "oh, no, another red-tattood Sith Lord".

    Personnally, I do not think they will appear. And if they appear, their appearances will be brief ones. The writers told us they were not going to focus on old characters, but that they could make an appearance along the line.

    I think I would love to see Nihl more than the other Sith Lords.
  15. Skaddix Jedi Grand Master

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    Maladi is probably the most dangerous Sith left on an individual basis.
  16. DarthNefaris Jedi Master

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    The big issue with the end of Legacy is that there is myriad of unsolved plots such as :

    - Chalk the Betrayer : what were his motives for betraying Roan and helping Veed?
    - Siths still alive such as Maladi,Nihl, Saarai, Havok, Talon : they all are important folks, and they can't be dealt with easily.

    They all are important characters : it's not possible to have them being ignored, considering their ability to be a galactic nuisance.

    And here's come the dilemma : I don't want them being the core of Legacy V 2.0, the authors must set up their own story, not being hindered by the previous plots. BUT! I want these plots being solved!
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  17. Rawne Force Ghost

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    Agreed. One of my favourite villains from Legacy who barely did anything in the series. Guess I'm just a sucker for cold badasses. Or maybe it's just because he didn't look like Darth Maul.
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  18. Shadojoker Force Ghost

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    I think most of us are in agreement that after Tattooine it was rushed..so many characters with unresolved plots with major back stories..I'm curious to see how far from "War" they have.picked up from..