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Who the heck is Wedge Antilles?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by padawanskywalker, Apr 19, 2003.

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  1. padawanskywalker

    padawanskywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is he some space pilot?
     
  2. atomik

    atomik Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yes he is padawanskywalker :)
    He flew with the Rebel Alliance in both the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor.

    [image=http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/wedgeantilles/img/movie_bg.jpg]

    [link=http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/wedgeantilles/index.html]Official Site Databank entry[/link]

     
  3. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    He was also in the Battle of Hoth.
     
  4. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He is perhaps one of the greatest pilots to ever fly during the Civil War period.

    He was disabled at Yavin covering Skywalker, and managed to survive Vader. He was one of the defenders at Hoth, and he flew with Lando into the Second Death Star and helped vape it. In the post-ROTJ EU he has been one of the best pilots in the New Republic/Rebel Alliance and eventually became a general.
     
  5. tun_dot_com

    tun_dot_com Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wedge is one of the coolest characters ever! :cool:
     
  6. ForceHeretic

    ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Errant_Venture Summed it up pretty well
     
  7. Jeff 42

    Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Who the heck is Wedge Antilles?

    Blasphemy!
     
  8. Trojan_Sock

    Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling star 4

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    "Blasphemy!"

    Can't we say "heck" on the forums? ;)
     
  9. Daughter_Of_TheForce

    Daughter_Of_TheForce Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think so, but Blasphemy! sums it up pretty well. :p
     
  10. Kizakh

    Kizakh Jedi Youngling star 3

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    No, "heck" is a euphamism substituting for profanity.

    Blasphemy is defined as "irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable," which some (like Jeff 42) would classify Wedge as.

    Dictionary, kids! Dictionary! ;)
     
  11. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Who the heck is Wedge Antilles?

    I am.

    Surprised, eh?


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  12. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    How the hell could you NOT know who Wedge is??

    ANH: Wedge piloted Red 2.
    ESB: Wedge piloted Rogue 3.
    ROTJ: Wedge was Red Leader.



    SW.com bio: [link=http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/wedgeantilles/index.html]Click here[/link]
     
  13. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

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    Who is Wedge? That's harsh.

    Wedge = greater than all of us.
     
  14. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't you mean
    Wedge > all of us
    ?



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  15. Tayschrenn

    Tayschrenn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mah!

    Wedge > Crap.

    But not by much. He is pretty insignificant, but rather hard to miss if you are actually watching the screen while the movies are playing. :p
     
  16. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Insignificant? He was one half of the team that destroyed the second Death Star, plus he was the first one to take down an AT-AT at the Battle of Hoth.
     
  17. Darth_Tallwon

    Darth_Tallwon Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Wedge is an anchor character, he surrounds us,penetrates us, he binds the galaxy together. He shows us all that a simple human can change the course of history.

    He fought bravley everytime we saw him on film. Wether braving Walkers on an Ice world or giving Luke just enough time, Wedge is your man. Behold Wedge, man for the ages!

    (i though that last part was pretty good myself. BTW have you noticed the way we react whenever we here that somone hasnt heard of a major character. Disturbing this is!)
     
  18. Kizakh

    Kizakh Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I wouldn't really classify Wedge as a major character.

    In important battles - yes.
    Token survivor - yes.
    Minor character - yes.

    Just because someone else isn't as big of a geek as you or I doesn't mean you can make fun of them. When I was your age, it was the geeks who were made fun of!
     
  19. GivePeaceAChance

    GivePeaceAChance Jedi Youngling star 1

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    He's also Obi-Wan's uncle.
     
  20. jimkk29

    jimkk29 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Interesting.
     
  21. MeBeJedi

    MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.piett.org/piett/p-fileswedge.html]Wedge Antilles: Cowardice Rewarded[/link] :D

    //runs like a coward
     
  22. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

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    He's also Obi-Wan's uncle.

    Now that would be weird if Wedge was Obi-Wan's uncle :p .

    For those of you non-Wedge fanatics, that means that Wedge's actor, Denis Lawson, is Ewan McGregor's uncle. :p
     
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