I think Thrawn would be Ravenclaw.
We know he is both ambitious and inquisitive, but it seems to me he’s risked his ambition for the sake of knowledge but hasn’t sacrificed knowledge for his ambition.
In the novel Thrawn, he pursues what the Death Star project is about, even though he doesn’t need to know what it is but it risks his career.
You beat me to it Alpha!
So excited for this issue, it really is the end of an era for Star Wars comics!
So excited for this issue!
I doubt they will want to have another total reboot on the scale that they had it for the EU, I do think they will start to throw out some of the books and comics that are currently in canon in favor of creative freedom for the TV shows and movies.
For example, I’m very curious to see how the upcoming Cassian Andor show will interact with the Cassian and K2-SO one shot comic which depicts their first meeting.
I’m wondering if it will take place before the comic, which would mean no K2 in the show which I kind of doubt since he was a fan favorite from Rogue One. Or maybe it will take place after this comic, which I think is the best option.
I just hope they don’t chose to show their first meeting in a new and different way in the show, as it would totally ruin the idea of the new canon and the story group.
Loved the first three of these, still need to read the fourth.
Couldn’t agree more @UndyingSoldier
@Murphy Falynn Have you read the novel Plaguies? I would LOVE if the author of that book, James Luceno could do a Snoke novel like that book!
@Givinname It’s interesting you point that out, we have lots of example of Force wielders making jumps from impossible heights, but I think you’re correct in that this is the first time we see someone save themselves from a fall. I kind of assumed you could do that, but it’s nice to have confirmation.
I think it would be perfectly viable from an in-universe perspective for Mace to survive, but I don’t see there being an interesting story there the same way there was for Maul or will be for Palpatine I assume in The Rise of Skywalker.
Edit: Actually Givin, I just remembered we see Luke cushion his fall when he trips while fighting Rey in The Last Jedi, granted cushioning a trip is probably easier than saving yourself from a fall from a fatal height, though I would imagine the principle is probably the same.
Please do! I would love to see more participation in that one, as it was one I enjoyed a lot!
My problem with theories like this is there is no evidence that points to this being true. Nothing that happens in the movies or other sources of canon suggests this or hints at it in any way.
I live in an apartment but not in an giant urban metropolis like Coruscant, so I’d say maybe like an apartment in a city or town on Lothal or something.
I think Praetorian guards would be very cool to have, I do agree that Sith troopers are more likely and I wouldn’t mind both either.
They’ve said they’re going to be doing some Rise of Skywalker content so I’m optimistic about new reinforcements for the FO.
Obviously it’s a different hue color for the lightsaber, they’ve never been identical in Star Wars, whether it be in the movies, shows, games, comics, book covers, or whatever.
Sure having NO dismemberment is an odd thing for a Star Wars game focusing on lightsaber combat, but to me that hardly seems like the end of the universe.
But the combat comparison here is the most cherry picked, slanted crap I’ve seen in a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing but love for the Jedi Academy games, but this person chose the best combat sequences from a MODED version of a game and compared it to what little we’ve seen from a game that HASNT COME OUT YET.
I’m not even sure that this person has played any of Fallen Order. Needless negativity, wait till the game comes out before jumping on the bandwagon at least.
Solid write up (as usual) and hilarious picture Givin!
As someone who writes many reviews on here, especially about comics, I cannot emphasize enough what you said about returning to older discussions, it’s like people feel weird about posting in a discussion that has been dormant for a couple days or more.
We are always ready to continue the discussion, even if it’s from a bit ago and has been dormant for a while!
Sadly I won’t be able to reread these before Sunday, but I’ll chime in based on my memory anyway.
It TOTALLY depends on what interests you about Star Wars.
Do you have favorited characters? Time periods?
There really is no wrong place to start other than in the middle of a particular series of course:
Right now we have two explanations for Rey’s power.
The first being the light side of the Force giving her more power to match Kylo’s as referenced by Snoke in The Last Jedi.
“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.”
The second being she basically downloaded Kylo Ren’s training from his mind during the interrogation scene in The Force Awakens, as explained in the novelization of The Last Jedi.
I find these both to be flimsy, and unsatisfying justifications for the powers of a one dimensional boring character.
I hope The Rise of Skywalker gives Rey an interesting story, and gives a satisfying explanation for her powers. I don’t think you can do either, let alone both of these things just by making her a Palpatine, a Skywalker, a Solo, a Kenobi, or whichever other powerful force bloodline you choose.
We know from Luke, even the son of a person conceived by the midichlorians was not powerful in the Force without training.
I do think her being a Palpatine raises some interesting potential.
What I think would be cool, is if we find out she was created by Palpatine similarly to how Anakin was created when Palpatine and Plagiues were trying to create life with the Force, meaning she IS still the daughter of “filthy junk traders” but was created by Palpatine to be powerful, but also to succumb easily to the Dark Side.
Keep in mind in TFA and TLJ combined, only about a week at most has passed, so it could easily be explained that shortly after Rey’s awakening, she quickly became prone to anger hate and fear. Her power came with a cost, being easily susceptible to the dark side.
Then her conflict in the movie can be her fining a way to overcome the way she was designed in the force to be, playing in to the themes of choosing your own destiny that have been dominant themes during the first six films, AND keeping the theme that anyone can be a hero, even the person who was conceived to be a villain.
I am hoping we will get a novel about Snoke that will delve into his origins and motivations, I just don’t think a one shot comic was the place to get into all that. This was a perfect story for the medium of a one shot comic.
Then Mace would have remembered and brought it up
Well it would be silly for them to say that. We are supposed to be sad when something important to Star Wars is destroyed, I will mourn with you!
Well the thing about the statement “let the past die” is it’s not the message of The Last Jedi or any Star Wars movie or other story. That’s said by the villain in order to try to convince the hero to join him. The real message of The Last Jedi comes from Master Yoda when he says, “the greatest teacher failure is” I.E. learn from the past.
It was sad to see the cave be destroyed, although as I never really expected to see it again chronologically , I’m pleased with the emotional impact that scene brought.