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'It was fun because ended up being a really dark take on the old "Droids" cartoon. It's like, "The Adventures of Triple Zero and Bee Tee, mainly involving murder."' -- Kieron Gillen

Date: 2016-06-21 05:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I'll definitely be sad to see this book go. I was entirely dubious about how much mileage you could get out of setting a book between Hope and Empire, but it's proven to be a solid character book for all involved. I do like that Vader has a full understanding of exactly how things are in terms of his status, whereas in say, Shadows of the Empire, he seemed to take Xizor a little too seriously.

Here's hoping we get a new volume between Empire and Jedi, personally.

Date: 2016-06-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Whoops, that reply was meant for a different comment.

It was certainly refreshing to see Vader cut through the Emperor's bullshit.
Edited Date: 2016-06-21 04:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-06-21 08:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I don't know what's better about that cover - the "Boy, it sure is a good day to be a Sith Lord" posing, or 'DORTH VADEF"

Date: 2016-06-21 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2016-06-21 11:19 am (UTC)
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The Sith remind me of James Patterson villains, needlessly, and excessively, killing good reliable talent just to show that they're 'eeevil!' . How have they not been crushed by the Resistance?

Date: 2016-06-21 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
Sheer mass of the Empire really, which was mostly gathered back in the days when Palpatine hadn't secured enough of his power base. Back then, he had to be careful. Once he was certain he was safe though, his own arrogance, and the corruption of his 'loyal' followers, did just as much damage as the Rebellion. In a lot of ways, by the time of A New Hope, the Empire was already starting to destroy itself.

Date: 2016-06-21 03:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I had a theory about Palpatine. He's crazy, he's a killer... But he isn't unnecessarily wasteful. That's why I never quite thought Palapatine would have all Force-sensitive beings killed in the 19 years between Episode III and Episode IV.

But I can buy Palpatine letting his underlings turn on each other by A New Hope. And for no other reason than personal amusement.

Personal amusement also explains letting the Rebels know where the Second Death Star is. "I want the Rebellion crushed, and I want to be there to see it happen."

Date: 2016-06-21 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I think it is less "it amuses me" and more "it will happen, but at least this way I can have it in a controlled enviroment and if i get some entertainment out of this, it is a plus".
Honestly, at this point, I think pretty much the ONLY thing outside of Palpatine's control was Luke's existence, which was vital to the destruction of the Death Star and, as we see here, people starting to doubt if Palpatine is still fit for the job.

I also have another possible theory for giving away the plans for the second Death Star: Palpatine has pretty much been running a decades long conspiracy to completely rule the galaxy, but as the plan has become more succesful, he has become more reluctant to derail from said plan to the point that, by the time of the original trilogy, he is obsessed with his vision of the Death Star crushing the rebellion completely and fully beliefsit HAS to be that way. Thus, he tries to replicate the conditions of the original fight, but this time with Luke far away so he can't get in the way.
And the rebellion still won.

Date: 2016-06-21 06:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liliaeth
all because he didn't see Anakin's other kid coming*g*

Date: 2016-06-21 11:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The flashback in this series where we discover why he didn't know about Leia is a superb one. The reader realising that Padme had the absolutely loyalty and love of those who knew her, even 20 years after her death, makes for a powerful moment.

Date: 2016-06-22 09:56 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
How did that go down?

Date: 2016-06-22 09:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'll see if I can dig it out for posting.

Date: 2016-06-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Evil always cannibalizes itself in the end.

Date: 2016-09-11 10:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] candescencearia
Something of a late comment on this thing, but I have to admire Thanoth's class in facing Darth Vader in person willingly so he doesn't waste Vader's time looking for him. Pity that his entire role meant he was basically flagged for death from his very first appearance, he's a great character, and something of a huge loss of talent for the Empire.


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