Date: 2019-03-03 06:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
I feel like Aphra deserved that.

Date: 2019-03-03 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
That's what she gets for being a Star Wars character with any self awareness and/or moral ambiguity!

Date: 2019-03-03 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
There isn't much moral ambiguity about Aphra. She's just straight up horrible.

Date: 2019-03-04 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
True, but she's better than Darth Vader, the Sith and more honest with herself than the Jedi ("Child soldiers, yay!")

Date: 2019-03-04 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
I'd say there's more to her than that, and this issue almost painstakingly spelled out what: she's a very moral person but only when it doesn't really count. She feels all kinds of anguish about the bad things she's done but when push comes to shove, she'll do them again and again. Whether that makes her better than a straight-up psycho like Trip or worse is, to me, an interesting question, though I think it's fair to say that many readers have made up their minds on it.

Date: 2019-03-04 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I don't think guilt in itself makes you morally ambigious: Certainly not when you keep doing bad things. (though it can make you a more compelling character, which isn't quite the same thing)

Like don't get me wrong, I like Aphra (though i think her kind of character by nature has a limited shelf-life, at some point she's going to come to the end of her rope, or mend her ways, either of which ends the character as-is) but she's not really particularly ambigious.

Date: 2019-03-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Sure... but I didn't say ambiguous, just somewhat rounded. "Straight-up horrible" seems like a better descriptor for, say, the Emperor or Jabba the Hutt.
Edited Date: 2019-03-04 05:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-03-03 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
It's Aphra. She'll somehow manage to escape, screw everyone else over, and be horrible about it.

Date: 2019-03-04 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
And then quietly lament about the fact that she just can't seem to stop being horrible.

Date: 2019-03-04 07:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I feel like you're implying Spurrier is not as good of a writer as Gillen and unable to handle a character like this with the requisite amount of subtlety, but that can't be possible.

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