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30 Years of Expanding the Universe, A Jedi Council event: The Top 100 EU Moments RESULTS!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The2ndQuest , Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Alright folks- you know what we did- we asked for your top 20 moment in the EU, and from the results we ranked the top 100. All together folks nominated about 275 different EU moments. And now, here we begin the results. I've included some user comments, where available, from their nominations:

    Our first installment:

    #99 (tied)- Dooku?s walk on the beach after his battle with Yoda; Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    #99 (tied)- Exar Kun?s "Scream Heard ?round the Galaxy."; Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
    "Amazing."

    #97 (tied)- Enter the Hat. K'kruhk returns.; Jedi: Mace Windu
    "A freakin' sweet illustration* that has had repercussions throughout the EU."
    <img src="http://www.denimfilms.com/r2d2/TheHat.jpg">

    #97 (tied)- Boba Fett escapes the Sarlacc.; Tales From Jabba's Palace: A Barve Like That, The Tale of Boba Fett.
    "The desperate will and struggle to survive and escape, is the defining Boba Fett moment, IMO. Jawas of Doom does not exist."
    [image=http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_unleashboba_3.jpg]

    #95 (tied)- Darth Vader and Luke fight Palpatine together; Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
    "The simple fact that this is the ultimate (save for the Death Star battle) level in an awesome game probably secured its place in my Top#20, but the music, the characters, the level design and the differences with the movie fight (Vader on your side) make it an unforgettable "infinities" experience."
    [image=http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/AE716C89-0F85-410C-9DB4-8B64BAE933FB/0/ilmlegostarwars2xbox360001.jpg]

    #95 (tied)- Kaan activates the Thought Bomb; Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Jedi vs. Sith & Dark Forces: Jedi Knight.
    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/e/e1/ThoughtBomb-JvS4.jpg/574px-ThoughtBomb-JvS4.jpg]

    #94- Vader kills the Dark Woman; Tales: Extinction.
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/a/a5/DarthVaderbattlestheDarkWoman.JPG]

    #93- Kir Kanos vs. Carnor Jax; Crimson Empire
    "Carnor Jax, for your part in the assassination of Emperor Palpatine, and for the murder of your fellow guardsmen, I condemn you to death!"
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/97/Carnor_death.jpg]

    #92- Ben Skywalker discovers that Jacen has been lying all along; Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice.
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Liar_Liar_poster.JPG]

    #91- The Final defeat of Exar Kun; Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force & I, Jedi.
    "I guess they couldn't get a hold of the Ghostbusters..."

    [image=http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/c/c3/ExarKunspirit_egtf.jpg/781px-ExarKunspirit_egtf.jpg]
     
  2. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A few of those I would have expected to rank a little higher, but no real surprises here.
     
  3. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yay, we get pictures!
     
  4. JediHobbit

    JediHobbit Jedi Master star 5

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    Liking the selections so far. I agree though, a couple of these I sort of expected a little higher up the list. Guess we'll just have to see what bumped 'em down...
     
  5. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_laugh]

    Great pic!

     
  6. SithLordKobe

    SithLordKobe Jedi Knight star 3

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    What's up with the Dark Woman? :confused: She looks way different than she did in the Clone Wars comics.
     
  7. Jango_Fettish

    Jango_Fettish Jedi Master star 4

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    She's quite a bit older there.

     
  8. SithLordKobe

    SithLordKobe Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah, but her facial structure looks waaaaaaaaaaay different. At least to me.
     
  9. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    Interesting mix thus far.

    Please continue...
     
  10. Cull_Tremayne

    Cull_Tremayne Jedi Master star 2

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    Not their fault. Extinction, and that picture, came before the Clone Wars comics.

    You quoted yourself! [face_laugh] Yes!

    Not entirely sure why I found that funny. :p

    Edit: Oh, and my top two are 95 and 94...I apparently have impeccable taste. How many people actually voted?
     
  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    #90- "To the Wars true unsung heroes, the spouses"; New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
    "It was moments like this that made the Yuuzhan Vong war worth fighting. Just 7 normal guys, having a drink and a laugh, it really hit home how important the eventual victory was."

    #88 (tied)- The Jedi students disperse or destroy the Imperial fleet & defend Yavin IV; Darksaber.
    "Cool! Even though they?re new to the Force, they still do something so Jedi-ish that it?s awesome!"
    "Laugh all you want, but in a lost, aimless, pointless novel, this part was mounted with perfection.

    "They're gone, my friend".
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/f/f1/Dorsk_81_Death.JPG]

    #88 (tied)- Death of Jesmin Ackbar and Wedge's Reaction; X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
    "it was this moment that defined the Wraith Squadron series. Unlike the Rogue books, where nobodies died, and were forgotten wihtin a page, here a death had consequences. Wedge's struggle to write to Ackbar was a brilliant touch as well"
    "Sir, it is my sad duty to report to you the death of Jesmin Ackbar"
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/8/87/Jesmin_ackbar.jpg]

    #86 (tied)- Zayne's Final Message to the Jedi Covenant; Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
    "Really, totally awesome. "
    ?Don?t look for me, Lucien. Because I?ll find you. And if I do end up collapsing the Jedi order, just remember one thing. You started it.?
    [image=http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/63/200px-Zayne.jpg]

    #86 (tied)- Thrawn captures the Katana Fleet; Dark Force Rising
    "That battle itself was great fun, but what pushes this sequence to the next level is the drama with Borsk happening back on what I believe was a Nebulon-B."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/69/Battle_for_the_Katana_Fleet.JPG]

    #85- Jacen vs. Onimi; New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force.
    "A little creepy, very well-done, and sets the stage for what?s coming next?"
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/a/ac/JacenOnimi.jpg]

    #84- The Empire of the Hand is revealed; Hand of Thrawn Duology
    "needs to be seriously explored."
    "the reveal of the Empire of the Hand, the Chiss, and the Unknown Regions in Vision of the Future was a moment of awe."

    #82 (tied)- Battle of Sluis Van; Heir to the Empire
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/35/Sluis_van.JPG] [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/2/27/Sluis_van_2.JPG]

    #82 (tied)- Jacen defends Luke's body from Exar Kun;
    "At this point you knew big things were going to happen with the Solo kids"

    #79 (tied)- The Padawans, Dead at the Hand of Their Masters; Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
    "with this startling page-turn, we were catapulted into an incredible adventure that hasn't ended yet."
    "Until this moment, I wasn't terribly interested in KotOR. The horric nature of the massacre and the luck of Zayne's incompetence keeping him from joing his friends turned the series from dull to brilliant in one double page."

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/7/7d/WhatTheHeck.jpg]

    #79 (tied)- The "Supposed" death of Exar Kun and his awakening within his tomb; Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War & The Jedi Academy Trilogy.
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/08/Exarkuncollapsing.JPG]

    #79 (tied)- Ulic Qel-Droma kills his brother, Cay; Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/6f/CayStrickenDown.jpg]
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    They probably wouldn't have made the list if you hadn't ranked them so high ;)

    A little over 30- so, not a huge cross section of the fanbase, but a decent polling turnout considering the more specific nature of the poll as compared to the EU works topic. As such, the bottom half of the list has a few more eccentricical entries (ut they make this more fun!), but the top 60 or so is more solid.
     
  13. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I guess I'm surprised that Thrawn capturing the Katana Fleet is so low, other than that no big surprises.
     
  14. Cull_Tremayne

    Cull_Tremayne Jedi Master star 2

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    I'll take solace in the fact that your number 3 was #97. :p
     
  15. JediHobbit

    JediHobbit Jedi Master star 5

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    nice to see a good mix of the classics and some newer material so far.
     
  16. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    I must say that I am finding a greater level of approval with this rundown in comparison to the "works" results.

    I'm curious as to how many people voted in that one compared to this one...how many voted in both contests.

    I'm also going to be very interested in calculating how many of these results come from single sources...already we've seen cases where a source has had a couple events included.

    More! More!
     
  17. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I didn't vote for Ulic killing Cay, but I'm glad someone else did. I don't care if it was a cliche scene that was coming from day one. It was still powerful to me.
     
  18. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Several of these I expected higher, especially the Padawan Massacre and Jacen vs. Onimi.
     
  19. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I also expected the Padawan Massacre to rank higher- I wonder if it's just because it was 2 years ago and more recent/upcoming KOTOR elements have been on people's minds in lieu of essentially the opening act of the series.

    BTW, alternate image for the Jesmin Ackbar entry:
    [image=http://www.haowah.com/sample%20sushi%20platter1.jpg]

    ;)
     
  20. JediHobbit

    JediHobbit Jedi Master star 5

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    Nothing beats some good sushi.
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    #78- Battle of Ebaq 9 & Jaina defeats Tsavong Lah; New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way
    "The other massive fleet battle in the NJO executed terribly well."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/f/f8/MR_T.Lah.jpg] [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/93/Jainasolo.jpg]

    #75 (tied)- The Exile vs. Darth Sion; Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
    "[The] Exile convincing Sion to let go of his pain and lay down his life was an extremely poignant moment and the climax of the game for me."
    "I hate you because you are beautiful to me, and in that weakness lies death."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/b/ba/Sionsfal.jpg]

    #75 (ted)- Luke and Mara's Wedding; Union
    "So wonderful and beautifully done."
    -"They were made for each other. A sweet and amusing tale."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/3c/Lukemarawedding.jpg]

    #75 (tied)- Thrawn's Introduction; Heir to the Empire
    "Ahh, the best villain of all makes his entrance. Fantastic"
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/2/2d/Thrawn_NEC.jpg]

    #71 (tied)- Escape from the Palace: Wedge, Janson, Hobbie and Tycho as the four Stooges; X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
    "Their escape from the palace would be what I'd say as the defining moment of the book."
    "Going down the staircase, swords and cloaks and Janson's humor. The high point in a wonderful, endearing book."


    #71 (tied)- The Battle of Haruun Kal; Shatterpoint
    "From the moment Kar tries to assassinate Mace to the minute Nick shoots Depa's lightsaber out of her hand, the best ground battle in the entire EU, with unforgettable moments: the stampede out of the caves, Mace and Depa shredding enemy gunships and then jumping out of them to destroy others, a careening battle through the streets of a burning city in a tank: and the sheer and utter darkness of it all."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/c/c6/Kar_Vastor.jpg]

    #71 (tied)- Anakin duels Asajj Ventress on Yavin 4; Clone Wars
    "It's not so much the pleasure of seeing Anakin and Ventress duel, it's more about the way the whole thing is animated, and the definitely dark-side moment at the end of the fight."
    "Realized with a unique visual flare, this is Genndy Tartakovsky at his best. The intercut flashbacks as Anakin backs Asaj off the cliff was pure genius."

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/e/e7/Anakin_vs_asajj.jpg]

    #71 (tied)- Jacen Speaks with "Anakin"; New Jedi Order: Traitor

    #69 (tied)- Yoda speaks with Qui-Gon Jinn; Revenge of the Sith
    [image=http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/The2ndQuest/Misc/ROTSYodaQuiggy.jpg]

    #69 (tied)- The Jedi Council posse confront the Crimson Nova bounty hunters; Republic: Show of Force
    "The bounty hunters' bewilderment as their chapter house is destroyed around them. Mace Windu calmly gazing into the surveillance camera while it happens. 100% pure awesome."
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/6d/Masters-therig.jpg]
     
  22. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oooh, yay, I voted for that one. My favorite scene in all of Traitor.
     
  23. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Its funny that a lot of Thrawn's big moments are coming in so low, while I bet his death scene will finish quite high. I just find it odd that his accomplishments are always overshadowed by his death scene.
     
  24. Master_Starwalker

    Master_Starwalker Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm surprised the Covenant murdering their Padawans is on the list. Of course, that's one of my least favorite moments of the EU so I differ from the norm fairly significantly on that.
     
  25. Corusca_One

    Corusca_One Jedi Knight star 3

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    The escape from the palace in Adumar is brilliant! Good to see it on the list.
     
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