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Rank of Commander Edit

This article states that Pellaeon could not have had the rank of captain until after the Battle of Endor. According to Heir to the Empire, though, Pellaeon merely took command after the Chimaera's original commanding officer had been killed--this does not mean that Pellaeon did not hold the rank of captain (it is known that aboard many naval vessels, there can be more than one person of the rank of captain, one as commanding officer, the other as executive, even if they are of the same rank). Further, the word "captain" and the commanding officer of a vessel are and can be used interchangeably, even if the commanding officer is a man of higher rank such as a commodore or even an admiral (but as long as he is not commanding more than one vessel), so it's quite possible that Pellaeon had already been a captain at the Endor and merely took over when the commanding officer was killed. Therefore, it's quite possible--additionally, given Pellaeon's age by the time of Heir to the Empire--that he might have, in fact, been the same Pellaeon commanding an Acclamator during the Clone Wars.--SOCL 01:20, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

  • all quite possible, even plausible, but I am uncertain if the source material leaves open the gap between rank and billet.--Eion 01:19, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I do not believe any of the source material available puts Pellaeon at any rank lower than captain at any point in between. Again, given his age and years of service (additionally a few mentions he makes of being a captain for so long), it seems possible that in the chaos of the Clone Wars he was promoted quickly to captain and then, later, after the rise of the Empire, he was held at captain until his age caught-up with his rank. Then, given the events at Endor and the virtual collapse of a functioning Imperial government, it would seem likely he would remain a captain until someone got around to promoting him (i.e. in the novel Darksaber he is ranked at Vice Admiral, three ranks above Captain). Further, the former captain/commanding officer of the Chimaera (the man who was killed at Endor) may not have been a regular Captain but a Line Captain, and Pellaeon was merely the executive officer. It is open to debate, but it seems more than likely that it is the same person.--SOCL 01:26, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
      • I'm just not familiar enough with the source material to confirm your theory, but I've always suspected a confusion between the rank and the billet in the EU; it is a common problem in Sci-fi writing to assume the "One Captain" rule refers to rank as well as title. I see no problem in changing it.--Eion 01:30, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
        • Actually, I'd say this passage from The New Essential Guide to Characters, pg. 130, explicitly states he held the rank of Captain before taking the position of captain on the Chimaera: "By the time of the Battle of Endor, he had become the Chimaera's second in command. The fierce fighting above the forest moon decimated the Imperial fleet and killed the Destroyer's captain. Realizing the battle was lost, Captain Pellaeon assumed command and ordered all surviving warships to retreat to Annaj." JSarek 05:01, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
          • Eh, you could read that to say that the moment the Chimaera's CO died, Pallaeon became the new CO, or you could read it as he was already a Captain by rank and merely became CO by virtue of the death of his CO, given the common brain-bug regarding the "one captain" rule, I'd say this is inconclusive at best, but promisingly vague. Thanks for the quotation--Eion 00:06, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • I doubt that an XO of an Imperial destroyer would be a Captain in rank. It is likely that the New Essential Guide to Characters is refering to him as "Captain Pellaeon" beacuse that is how he is best known by standard EU-fans: as a Captain in the Thrawn Trilogy. --SparqMan 01:52, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
            • Why doubt it? There's precedent for it in earthly navies, it helps explain how he would have enough seniority to order the retreat (granted, that takes more than just a captain rank, but it doesn't hurt), it allows the NEGTC quote to be taken at face value (it clearly states that Captain Pellaeon assumed command, not that he became captain by assuming command), and it helps make Pellaeon's history make more sense (because he's been serving WAY too long to be only a Commander by the time of Endor). I see no reason not to think he held the rank of Captain long before he obtained the position of captain. JSarek 08:53, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • Chimera was the ranking ship at the time, IIRC, and that's why he was able to call the retreat (as CO of the ship). Another view to consider: the Empire was highly corrupt, with many high level postings assigned on bribes, connections and nepotism. Pellaeon may have lacked those connections to advance. --SparqMan 16:21, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
            • Yes, Chimaera was acting command ship in the absence of Executor, which partly explains Pellaeon's authority. Still, a Captain giving the order would make it slightly less out-of-place (though not totally so, since there were still admirals on the scene). At any rate, that's not my primary point, which is A) We have real world precedent for XOs to hold the rank of Captain, B) We have reason to believe Pellaeon probably held Captain rank, including direct textual evidence that states he did (and requiring us to ignore its face value to interpret it otherwise), and C) We have no reason to *doubt* that he held Captain rank. Given all of this, I think it's fair to call him a Captain unless later contraindicated for some reason. JSarek 19:31, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
              • For those of you not familiar with the idea of Captains as XOs, or warships with more than one Captain onboard (one as CO, the other as XO), look at the United States Navy. You'll find that all Aircraft Carriers (CV or CVN) and Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA, LHD, or LHD(R)) in the fleets have Captains as both commanding officers and executive officers (if not a Captain, then what's called a Commander/P or an officer of the rank of Commander who is already listed for promotion to Captain). Here's a good website to reference: http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/ffiletop.html#ships. Just thought I'd put in some real-world prespective....--SOCL 00:59, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
              • It is entirely possible that Chimaera was commanded by an Admiral. That would explain why it was the senior vessel after the Executor was destroyed. Or it could simply be that the man on the Acclamator was Pellaeon's father. --User:SFH
                • I agree with SFH. Pellaeon, while not briliant, is a highly capable officer. To be held at the same rank for ~25yrs during the naval expansion of the Empire, especially after the culling of the Clone Wars and various purges is highly unlikely--User:Erl

The article now states that Pellaeon took command of the Chimaera while holding the rank of commander. There has been a whole discussion concerning this, but I do not see anywhere confirm/concluded that Pellaeon was in fact a commander at the time of Endor... I believe that putting that particular line in the article makes a definite statement without any confirmed facts.

  • Yes, that's exactly what it does - it makes a definite statement without any confirmed facts, which is exactly what we don't want to do (in fact, what little evidence we have - the quote I mentioned above, points to, though perhaps does not confirm, a rank of captain). If we don't know the answer, we don't put it in the article. jSarek
    • Sorry, you're stating a state of affairs, not a correction you made. My apologies for misreading your statement. Yes, this is not desirable and should be changed. jSarek 02:53, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Where does the claim in the [Freja_Covell|Covell] article that Pellaeon promoted him to general rank come from? Because that would imply that Pellaeon was at least a Commodore by rank, or possibly "Commander" (the analog in some WEG stuff, and the real-life Dutch/Russo-Baltic rank system)... --McEwok 01:46, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Age Edit

We know he was 15 when he lied about his age to get into the Raithal Academy, and then went on to the Judicial Forces (similar to the FBI or Homeland Security, I imagine). Heir to the Empire states that he'd served the starfleet for 50 years, and IIRC the Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook states that he was 65 at the Battle of Endor. So assuming that he refers to "the starfleet" as both the Republic and Imperial fleets, the years would line up and make him born in 61 BBY. Before I make any changes, does Zahn's inconsistencies with Lucas' Clone Wars timeline mess any of this up? --SparqMan 18:29, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • Actually, what you just did was rationalize the inconsistencies.--SOCL 19:24, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • How are they inconsistent? Lies into academy at 15, serves for 50 years, was 65 at Endor. Those don't conflict. I'm just using them to get his proper birth year. --SparqMan 20:58, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • How are they inconsistent? I'm not sure if this was directed at me, but I never said they were. I stated that your rationalized the, if any inconsistencies, nothing else.--SOCL 05:30, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I stated the information available on his age and then subtracted. I'm not sure how that was a rationalization of inconsistencies. Feel free to add in something constructive here. --SparqMan 11:26, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • This is a really old discussion, but thought I'd also point out that the Dark Force Rising Sourcebook lists his age in 9 ABY as "70+." Kuralyov 06:16, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Which has been shown to be a discrepancy, since we later learned he'd lied about his age to get into the Academy. Leland Chee states the age they're using internally here. jSarek 07:49, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

The article states he was born in 51 BBY, not 61 BBY. If he were 15 upon enlisting, that puts him at around 55 when the Battle of Endor occurred, 4 ABY, not 65, and 59 when the Thrawn series takes place, 9 ABY. If Pellaeon died in 41 ABY, that would make him 92, not 76. I'm not sure whose dates are off here, but someone's clearly must be. --Mcc1789 02:03, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

Succession box question Edit

Shouldn't his predecessor as de facto head of state be Moff Disra rather than Xandel Carivus? Disra seemed to be in charge, at least politically, during most of the Hand of Thrawn Duology. — Silly Dan 17:23, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)

  • All of these succession boxes should be done away with, because there are no clear answers. --SparqMan 22:39, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I think Disra was the dominant personality amongst the moffs, but was technically equal to them. Kuralyov 16:59, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

If Xandel Carivus's page states the following: Carivus was the last person to attempt to claim the title of "Galactic Emperor"; as such, his death could be considered the dividing line between the Galactic Empire and Imperial Remnant, then why does the succession box identify Gilad Pellaeon as the Head of State of Galactic Empire ? Wouldn't it be much more appropiate for the succession box other than the one for "Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet" to read "Head of State of the Imperial Remnant" and say that he was preceded by "None, eventually Xandel Carivus as Galactic Emperor?

  • No; see the talk page for Xandel Carivus as to why I think so.Kuralyov 21:56, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

OK, let's allow the succession box discussion to continue in the talk page for Xandel Carivus.

  • Sources cited in the talk age for Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet have made it more or less clear that Pellaeon was not the first person to hold the title, so until a timeline of all holders of that title can be properly set down, the succession box should read that he was preceded by "Unknown" instead of "None". --Ace_ETP 23:22, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)
    • Further, it should be made clear that just because the Empire allied itself and became a member-state of the Galactic Alliance, and that Pellaeon was made its military supreme commander does not mean that Pellaeon is no longer Supreme Comander of the Imperial Fleet. He can quite easily still hold both posts within both governments.--SOCL 00:11, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)
      • Except for the fact that The Unseen Queen states that he retired after the end of the YV war. Kuralyov 00:13, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)
        • I stand corrected. My apologies.--SOCL 00:15, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)
          • No problem. Kuralyov 00:15, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)


Techinqly the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet IS the head of state. Admrial Omega 324 Warrior 23:53, 17 December 2007 (UTC)Starwarrior555

Pictures Edit

Are there really the only two pictures we have of him? Could someone who has the comic scan in his appearance from The Best Blades? Kuralyov 02:51, 1 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • I added an image from the Heir to the Empire comic book series, but it doesn't quite fit where it has been placed. Sadly, the only image of Pellaeon between the time of Thrawn and when he became a Grand Admiral is the image called "Admiral Pellaeon" in the old The Essential Chronology; if we could manage to get a scan of that and but it with the subsection of 'Rise of the Imperial Remnant', things would be better off.--SOCL 03:01, 1 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • There's a new pic in the New Essential Chronology. Thanos6 20:12, 1 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • This pic is from the CCG: [1] --SparqMan 03:51, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)
    • I couldn't even tell that was Pellaeon. Admiral J. Nebulax 14:34, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)
    • Yeah, but given that it's an realistic "holo" of him, and not an illustration, we should probably work it in. --SparqMan 19:08, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Quote Edit

why is his quote being deleted? Razzy1319 01:36, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Doesn't really say anything about Pellaeon's character. -- SFH 03:45, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • and Ganner's "none shall pass" does? quotes shouldnt be only about characteristics or information but something that would attract a viewer/user to read on. which defines the quote that was formerly there.

Quote edit war Edit

Here we go again? Why not just discuss the matter on the Talk page? - Sikon [Talk] 15:50, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)

  • Starkeiller, you don't put the pronoun and the word that is replacing it. You only put the word replacing the pronoun. Look what you've started. An edit war. Admiral J. Nebulax 15:51, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
    • Well, we have a precedent - see Carth Onasi, where the pronoun was kept. - Sikon [Talk] 15:53, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Quote Edit

"I'll bet he [Pellaeon] sleeps in his uniform."
Cal Omas

or

"I'll bet [Pellaeon] sleeps in his uniform."
Cal Omas
?

I say the first. The second one is confusing and ugly. --Master Starkeiller 15:52, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)

  • The second one. That's the way it's supposed to be. Admiral J. Nebulax 15:53, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
  • How about the following:
"I'll bet he sleeps in his uniform."
Cal Omas about Gilad Pellaeon

- Sikon [Talk] 15:54, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)

  • I was just posting that. But we don't need the "about Gilad Pellaeon" part. We know it's him, since it's his article. Admiral J. Nebulax 15:55, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
    • There we go. No more need for a discussion on it. Edit war over. Admiral J. Nebulax 15:57, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
    • Nice. --Master Starkeiller 15:57, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
      • I apologize, Starkeiller. I usually see it where the pronoun is removed, which is why I kept removing it. Admiral J. Nebulax 15:58, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)
  • Hate to bring up a dead issue, but should we alter it to "Grand Admiral," since that's how the quote actually reads? Thanos6 17:48, 5 Jan 2006 (UTC)
    • Does it really? Admiral J. Nebulax 20:50, 5 Jan 2006 (UTC)
      • Yes, I read it just last night. It's near the end of the third Force Heretic book. Thanos6 02:36, 6 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Later Life QuoteEdit

  • I don't think the quote under the Later Life section really adds anything to the biography (i.e. "It's sneaky...."); for that matter, I think it just seems a bit silly. Those of you who have read the later books (such as Swarm War or Betrayal), could you maybe find a quote that is more relevent and perhaps actually says something about Pellaeon other than the fact he likes being sneaky?--SOCL 15:11, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Yeah, it wasn't really meant to be an attack on the idea of the quote, but given the fact that Betrayal apparently has loads of information on Pellaeon, I'm sure another quote can be found.--SOCL 20:46, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Grand Admiral already in 12/13 ABY?!Edit

In the RPG adventure Nightsaber, the heroes arive at Agamar in 12 ABY to find an Imperial fleet "preparing for an assault on the world of Orinda, under the command of Grand Admiral Pellaeon. The fleet is currently fuelling and taking on supplies while it awaits the arrival of the Grand Admiral."

I don't recall anything saying he wasn't a Grand Admiral in the Hand of Thrawn books.

</me whistles innocently>

And another quick quibble: "Following Thrawn's death, Pellaeon retreated to the Core where he joined the massing fleet at Byss"? Umm, The Last Command Sourcebook says that Pellaeon took the fleet to the edge of the Unknown Regions.... --McEwok 14:26, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Whistling won't save you, McEwok. ;-) As for the other quibble, the Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook, p. 65 (and presumably also The Last Command Sourcebook, as well, though I don't actually own that one) indicates that New Republic Intelligence lost track of Pellaeon after he went to the edge of the Unknown Regions; The New Essential Chronology, p. 155, states that Pellaeon, still unaware of the return of Palpatine, fought alongside the Deep Core Warlords in their thrust from the Deep Core. Sounds like he made his way to the Deep Core after NRI lost track of him. jSarek 10:30, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Two problems: (1.) everyone in the Empire (supposedly) fought together during that thrust; (2.) the Warlords weren't based in the Deep Core. Teradoc controlled a chunk of Zsinj's territory, while Children of the Jedi links Harrsk with Spuma and Atravis sector...
  • </me whistles again>
  • Pellaeon (supposedly, though the only evidence is from in-universe NR sources) joins the Imperial offensive in 10 ABY, but so does almost everyone; the only mention of him in the Deep Core comes in Darksaber, bracketed by Hambly books in which the Rim is liberally scattered with Moffs, warlords, and other Imperial sorts... --10:42, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Actually, Pellaeon was described in Vision of the Future as wearing "the chest insignia of a Fleet admiral."

  • It's possible that particular reference to Pellaeon as a Grand Admiral is merely some sort of honorific title. With the Empire in disarry and chaos, it's quite likely that people will get confused and start referring to anyone commanding the Imperial Starfleet or at least a sizeable Imperial fleet as "Grand Admiral." I believe in Planet of Twilight one of the characters refers to Harrsk as a grand admiral (he was a high admiral). This may just be another example of the state of matters in the remains of the Empire. One way or another, we know he was a Fleet Admiral in 19 ABY (as stated in Vision of the Future) and a Grand Admiral during the Yuuzhan Vong War.--SOCL 20:01, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

"Endor Retreat Rhetoric?" Edit

I fail to see how stating that Pellaeon's retreat order was questionable and that he left behind a Grand Admiral to eventual capture and execution is "rhetoric." It's not "Gilad-bashing" it's stating what happened. We don't need to be all nicey-nicey to 'ole GP just because he's the guy who made peace with the Republic. He made mistakes, and ommitting them is, IMO, watering down his In Universe History.--jerry 16:04, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Agreed. Admiral J. Nebulax 17:50, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • The thing is, the New Essential Chronology clearly states that Pellaeon called the retreat AFTER the capture of Osvald Teshik. There's some questionableness left regarding what was going on with Harrsk, but including the word "questionable" seems a bit NPOV to me, especially when the remaining facts still can speak for themselves. jSarek 21:37, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Harrsk is explained by the NEC saying his unit was under a separate command strcuture than the normal fleet. Also note that "jerry"'s profile says I prefer to logically figure things out rather than blindly follow whatever the EU says. It can be wrong people, and has been many times before. I don't think we should take the argument of someone who basically says he feels that his views supercede canon. Kuralyov 21:46, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Jsarek: The NEC finds itself in conflict with "Who's Who: The Imperial Grand Admirals" which states that Teshik fought for three hours after the fleet retreated.

Looking at this in-verse, the NEC was written by New Republic historians, while the "Who's Who" article has no in-verse author, which would make it more authoritative, as the In-verse historians may be subject to bias towards their faction. Given that the New Repub was in favor of Pellaeon, it is understandable that they would want to depict him as a model commander, who flew behind the Grand Admiral until his capture, but out-of-verse texts (the WW:IGA article) contradicts that assessment.--jerry 22:30, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

    • Kuralyov: Pehaps I should make my profile more clear then. That statement is meant to say that I hold the films high above the EU which, while canon, can be overruled by those sources. It also means that I use the method of "Suspension of Disbelief" when reading or discussing this saga, which is to say when a mistake or contradiction is found, a means to fix it is found, or a retcon is made. Before any publcation was made, I believed that the length of Executor was 17.6 kilometers despite what the literature wrote because that's how it was depicted in the films. Certain things can be derived logically from the films, and those conclusions, if true and honest, can override lower canon without an official publication. My profile is not meant to suggest that I will simply disregard all forms of canon in favor of my own opinions without any basis, but that I will try to make connections between all the works, to decide, in discussions like these, which sources are more authoritative, and which are not. Which sources are wrong, and why would they be wrong in an in-universe context (i.e: the NEC "authors" having pro-New Republic bias). I'm not here to troll and make baseless changes. I only make changes that I have thought through. --jerry 22:42, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Okay, in-universe things can be wrong because the real author made it wrong. Think logical there. Admiral J. Nebulax 23:27, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Isn't there a way to resolve all this? Let's see what all the sources say, and work out where the potential contradictions are (and bear in mind that Teshik was still aboard the DS when the Ex goes down - and incommunicado for some length of time, while he removed himself from wherever he was to back aboard his Star Destroyer). If they do fundamentally contradict, then, the answer is simple; we note the contradiction, and supply the reader with information to allow them to make up their own mind...
  • So, what are the quotes? --McEwok 19:08, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Nebulax: Yes that's true too, if outside the realm of SoD (which is what my rant above is all about) ;-)

Some quotes (I apologize for no page numbers I don't have the NEC with me, picked up these quotes online) From the NEC "after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Imperial fleet had continued to fight for four hours under the command of Grand Admiral Teshik – but were systematically beaten back by their numerically inferior foe," and "when Rebel forces disabled Teshik's ship, Captain Gilad Pellaeon of the Star Destroyer Chimaera ordered the fleet to retreat and regroup at Annaj, where the first signs of stress began to show" Now, the Who's Who article tells a very different story; "when the Imperial retreat was called, Teshik stayed behind," and "as a testament to Teshik's brilliance, the battle raged for another three hours before his Star Destroyer Eleemosynary succumbed to overwhelming ion cannon fire." The Who's Who artcle is the source out of the two which was not written "in-universe" by partisan historians.--jerry 20:04, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

  • "Nebulax: Yes that's true too,...". It always is. Admiral J. Nebulax 20:24, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
    • including the word "questionable" seems a bit NPOV to me

How is it NPOV? "Questionable" implies that there are questions regarding the legitimacy of the order, which there are.

    • Again, I'm not trying to put down Pellaeon, just say what his record reflects: a competant and reliable administrator (Chimaera was considered the best run Star Destroyer in the Empire) but overly conservative unaggressive and quick to flee when the going gets tough in combat. His (presumed) first CO position (on a frigate in the Clone Wars) Pellaeon flees at the sight of CIS forces abandoning ground troops to the enemy. He then seems to have been demoted to a XO position for most of his career where he excelled, he has all the qualities of a good XO. But then, as soon as he is vaulted into a commanding role again at Endor he orders a retreat, which (however unintentionally) led to a Grand Admirals capture, and an Admiral's defection, and giving the Rebel Alliance complete victory in the Battle of Endor. He kept command of Chimaera until Thrawn chose it as his flagship (probably because it was regarded as "one of the best run Star Destroyers" due to Pellaeon's administrative prowess) and became the the Grand Admiral's Flag Captain where he performed well effectively relegated to his role of XO despite being the official CO of Chimaera and was never fully in charge of anything. Thrawn kept Pellaeon on a very tight leash. However, upon Thrawn's death Pellaeon immediately orders a retreat, habing the Bilbringi shipyards over to the Republic intact. He made no attempt to evacuate Imperial personnel from the yards, or to damage or otherwise destroy the shipyards to deny the Republic victory, he simply fled. His record up to this point displys administrative prowess, not combat ability.--jerry 20:40, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
  • You do have a point, I guess. Admiral J. Nebulax 21:23, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Well, Pellaeon maintained a fleet in being, loyal to the ideal of the Empire. I'd say he did well there. And, as to Endor, could the order to retreat be different than Pellaeon's final withdrawal - who high-tails from the battle? Who, for that matter, could order Teshik to do anything? Not Pellaeon, nor the commanding officer of Chimaera... --McEwok 02:41, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Exactly. No one could have ordered a retreat without Teshik's permission/corroboration once he assumed command. --jerry 21:24, 14 February 2006 (UTC)--
    • In the end, whether you consider Pellaeon's actions correct or not, he circumvented the chain of command by bypassing Grand Admiral Teshik, Admiral Harrsk, and every other CO present at the battle.
    • No matter what position Chimaera's former CO held (probably some sort of Admiral), Pellaeon does not get that authority when he takes over the ship; he's just an acting CO, outranked by every other CO in the fleet. The fact that his order was largely obeyed does not justify his calling it. It is clear that while some commanders (including Captain Dorja who reluctantly obeyed despite not being obligated to) knew that it was in fact Pellaeon issuing the order (and not the his CO), others like Admiral Harrsk, did not know that Pellaeon ordered the retreat, and were outraged when they discovered it at Annaj. Perhaps a communications breakdown or the damage to Harrsk's ship allowed the retreat to get through but not who the order was coming from, thus leading Harrsk to believe that Chimaera's CO, not Pellaeon was issuing the order. A communications disruption could also account for Teshik not issuing a counterorder or such an order not being recieved. In any case, the retreat was questionable and illegal, regardless of your opinion of Pellaeon himself.--jerry 21:24, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
      • That sums it up pretty well. Admiral J. Nebulax 21:27, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
      • If it was illegal, then Pellaeon wouldn't have kept his position and rank, especially since the Empire tended to punish retreats; even the confusion of the post-Endor Empire wouldn't have saved him. No, he had at least an arguable authority to make the call, which tells us that A) The New Essential Chronology is the correct source regarding Teshik; given that it's written by the same author as the Grand Admirals article, we should probably read it as a correction, rather than in-universe bias, and B) The authority vested in the Chimaera as command ship in the absence of Executor (as established on Chimaera's SWCCG card) was most likely worded in the Order of Battle in such a way that the ship itself was given the authority for some reason, rather than its CO. We also mustn't assume that Pellaeon was junior to anyone other than the admirals and Dorja; just because he held the post of XO, there's a fair amount of evidence suggesting he held the *rank* of Captain while in that post. Given his age, he might well have held that rank for longer than anyone other than Dorja at the Endor fleet. jSarek 21:51, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
    • jSarek: FOr a long time I too thought that, since he went unpunished, he had some amount of authority. However, then we look at the worse crimes of Grand Admirals Makati and Takel who didn't even attept to help the situation and fled from the battle, not even regrouping with the fleet at Annaj. They went unpunished for what was surely a capital offense, and both remained loyal to the Empire until their eventual deaths. Why weren't they punished? It's very possible, perhaps even likely, that the Imperial State made the decision to overlook any discretions by senior officers at the battle to avoid further political embarrasment, so long as said officers remained loyal to the State and refrained from defecting (like Harrsk did).
  • His position is more important to his rank in this case. Yes he was a Captian in the position of XO, and yes has over 50 years of tenure in the Navy at that time, however, IIRC he had only recently returned to the rank of Captain after having been a Commander for some time, and as such did not have seniority over the other Captains dispite his tenure. I also find it difficult to believe that a ship could be named in a chain of command rather than it's commander. That would mean, if Pellaeon had also died, some Commander or Lieutenant aboard the Chimaera would have had authority over the whole fleet simply due to the ship they are stationed on, despite the presence of Captains and Admirals on other vessels. That's hard for me to swallow.
  • Even if we decide to accept that the NEC was in fact a correction, not a mistake (which could be retconned as In-Universe bias), we still have Pallaeon circumventing the chain of command (whether by intention or instinct) and that deserves a mention in the article. It would NPOV not to.--Jerry 22:39, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • I am looking for the source on my reccoloction that Pellaeon only recently returned to the rank of Captain, hang tight with me. --Jerry 23:03, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Jerrycurl, why did you remove what I had said? Admiral J. Nebulax 23:04, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • On Pellaeon's rank, two things:
(1.) The rank of Commander in the Imperial Navy by the time of Endor indicates a rank above, not below, Captain
(2.) Covell's promotion to General - if this was Pellaeon's work, then it would imply that he ranked at least as Rear-Admiral --McEwok 23:07, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • True. Admiral J. Nebulax 23:08, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
    • And I would like an explanation as to why Jerrycurl removed what I had said. Admiral J. Nebulax 23:10, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I apologize, it was non-intentional. You seem to have have posted while I was typing my lengthy reply, and I must have accidentaly overwrote your comment when I copied and pasted my statement in. Again, apologies.--Jerry 23:30, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • The rank of Commander in the Imperial Navy by the time of Endor indicates a rank above, not below, Captain

What? This is news to me.

  • Covell's promotion to General - if this was Pellaeon's work, then it would imply that he ranked at least as Rear-Admiral

Yes, assuming it was Pellaeon. What makes you think it was him that made the promotion and not Thrawn?--Jerry 23:34, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Nebulax: Yes, it was careless on my part, again, sorry.--Jerry 23:34, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Wait a minute, when was Covell promoted? Admiral J. Nebulax 23:36, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
      • I don't know. I assumed it was during Thrawn's campaign. In any case can a Navy officer (other than a Grand Admiral I would assume) promote an Army officer at all? Could it be that Pellaeon was simply reiterating the orders of some Army officer when he "promoted" Covell? In any case, P. can't be any sort of Admiral during Endor or even the Thrawn crisis. The title "Captain" denotes rank not position quite clearly in this matter.--Jerry 23:44, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • What? This is news to me.
Yep! Kratas, Pter Thanas, and Ait Convarion, are all Commanders who outrank Captains (and for what it's worth, Pellaeon is fairly often shown with the same rank insignia as them, with a rank cylinder at either shoulder). The OOU origin of this quirk may be nothing more than a confusion over exactly what the movie/WEG rank insignia meant, but it's stated clearly in canon - most notably as a general principal with regard to Convarion in The Bacta War, identified by his insignia as "a Commander, not a mere Captain". As it works out, there are exact real-world parallels in the Dutch Navy and the Imperial Russian Navy, in which Commandeur and Kapitan-Commandor are and were the equivalent ranks to Commodore ("Commodore" is actually just a phonetic spelling of the late-seventeenth-century English pronunciation of Commande(u)r; the lower RN/USN rank of Commander has a different origin). And that was more on the subject than you wanted to know.
  • Yes, assuming it was Pellaeon. What makes you think it was him that made the promotion and not Thrawn?
I'd seen it stated in a few places online, which made me wonder if there was a canon reference... and after a little searching, I've just now found one! Guide to the Star Wars Universe, 2nd. ed., page 181, in the General Covell entry: "Captain Pellaeon promoted him to major general in charge of the Chimaera's ground troops after the battle of Endor". And Thrawn then promoted him to full General. The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook (page 77) just says "After Endor, Covell was promoted to major general, in charge of the Chimaera's ground forces", and doesn't mention a further promotion under Thrawn, but it is an in-universe Rebel production; and perhaps the New Essential Guide to Characters or the individual Heir to the Empire Sourcebook might have different wording - anyone able to help out?
  • In any case, P. can't be any sort of Admiral during Endor or even the Thrawn crisis. The title "Captain" denotes rank not position quite clearly in this matter.
The title of "Captain" denotes that he's commanding a ship. It needn't indicate what his substantive rank is. --McEwok 12:01, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
  • As to the matter of the title "captain" yes it can denote either position or rank. For example Captain Solo is a courtesy title because he is the captain of that ship, but not a Naval officer with that rank. However, the vast majority of sources make it quite clear that Pellaeon's title of "Captain" with reference to the Chimaera is stating it as his rank, a post captain, not simply a courtesy title. (I'm going to move other commments regarding you theory on "Commander" to that rank's page whenever I have time to write up my response.)--Jerry 17:08, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Yes, but in the sense of the Empire, captain is a title. Admiral J. Nebulax 19:27, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Yes but it's also a rank, which is what gets confusing. For example, LCDR Needa commanded the Carrack-class cruiser Integrity, he was the courtesy-captain of that ship but did not hold the rank of Captain. Later when he commanded the ISD Avenger he was Captain in both courtesy and rank; he commanded the ship and was a Naval Captain.--Jerry 17:11, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Oops, I meant rank. Admiral J. Nebulax 17:15, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Well, it seems that I failed to convince some of the rationale behind adding "questionable" in front of the retreat. It was again edited out this time by a third party. Can we come to a concensus now then? "Questionable" should be in as I think I've proven that at the very least this was order was questionable (it was also illegal but I can live with leaving that out for now). I won't say anything about the abandonment of Teshik as the circumstances around the retreat and his capture are disputed. Is that acceptable?
          • I personally think it should be kept in. Admiral J. Nebulax 21:31, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
            • "Questionable" is very POV. --Imp 21:34, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
  • No it's not. It would be if it was merely MY POV, but it isn't simply my POV. As I went to great lengths above to prove, according to the chain or command at Endor (whether Teshik was captured before or after the retreat call) Pellaeon's call for retreat was at the very least questionable and probably illegal, no matter how well intentioned it was. You can believe that his retreat was the right call despite being questionable, that's your POV, but it's not POV to say it was questionable because it unequivocally was.--Jerry 21:46, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
    • If he made his own/disobeyed orders, I don't think that it really matters if it's POV. Admiral J. Nebulax 21:47, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Thank you Jack. I mean should really have to go through all this again? the page is filling up!--Jerry 21:49, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
        • IU POV is still POV and doesn't belong here. --Imp 21:54, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
          • Again, it is NOT POV. It is an IU fact that Pellaeon circumvented the Cahin of Command. That is not POV. Just because that order was followed does not justify the order. What is so difficult to understand. There is no POV involved.--Jerry 22:04, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

I've protected the page, as per the Three Revert Rule. We'd best come to a consensus quick on whether or not the "questionable" is POV. For *my* part, it still sounds POV, even though it's backed by facts; it's an opinion, justified or otherwise, that doesn't add anything to the article. Other thoughts? jSarek 23:22, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Okay, POV should not be here, especially since there has been an edit war now. Jerrycurl, enough. Let's unlock the page, and if Jerrycurl does it again, we'll consider it vandalism. Agreed? Admiral J. Nebulax 23:35, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I've only heard three opinions on whether this is NPOV so far - yours, mine, and Jerry's. Hardly a consensus at this point. We could be in the wrong about it being NPOV, after all, and thus we should get at least a couple more opinions from people outside this argument. jSarek 23:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Doesn't Imperialles count? Listen, I just want to do a few things to help make the article better, and having it locked doesn't exactly help. Admiral J. Nebulax 23:59, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Whoops, missed Imp's opinion. Okay, I'll unlock it; Jerry, if you want to put "questionable" back in, you'd better convince us that it's necessary and proper on this page before doing so. jSarek 00:19, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
        • I also think talking about Pellaeon being "illegal" at Endor is NPOV. I mean, Clone Palps consigned Thrawn to death merely because he was fighting while having no idea Palpatine was back; if Pellaeon had illegally retreated, there's no way Clone would let him love. Also, in Terrinald Screed, Jan Dodonna, and Vanicus we have examples of captains commanding entire fleets legally. Kuralyov 00:30, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
          • if Pellaeon had illegally retreated, there's no way Clone would let him live.
The treachery by Grand Admirals Takel and Makati and their continued service without any punishment goes against this notion.
And couldn't this article at least mention Pellaeon's order to retreat as "controversial"? Since the command-structure towards the end of the battle of Endor seems so muddled... VT-16 16:04, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes, I suppose "controversial" could be in there... But let's not put it in yet, just to avoid an edit war. Admiral J. Nebulax 20:18, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Yes. Controversial would be appropriate. Thank you VT-16. I think I proved enough to warrant at least a "controversial" ;) I wish the Admins had actually read the debate before stating their grievances. Kuralyov, you will see that I addressed your point above already in an earlier response to jsarek. --Jerry 01:21, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Jerrycurl, just some advice for the future: If an administrator keeps reverting something you did, don't continue to add it in unless there's a source. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 01:59, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Indeed. I made one reversion. I hardly started an edit war, and only made that reversion after I made, what I felt was a compelling case using multiple sources to back up my comclusion. After several days with no reply, I considered it a concession and reverted the article slightly, by no means as much as when I originally edited it a month ago. However, I don't want any Admins to have a vendetta against me, so I won't touch the article until I hear back from one of them.--Jerry 03:59, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
          • I'm hesitant to say that even "controversial" is appropriate. It's certainly controversial from our point of view - this talk page alone is proof enough of that ;-) - but I don't think there's been any indication that anyone in-universe considered his actions inappropriate, other than Harrsk's hissyfit, which seems to have been more an exercise in egoism than anything. "Controversial" is probably NPOV, but it's also unverifiable. Anyway, there's no vendetta here - just a difference of opinion, one that I admit I may be wrong about. jSarek 09:26, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
  • He violated the chain of command, how is that not, at the very least, controversial? How is the decision to violate the chain of command, no matter how noble the intentions may have been, not controversial in the context of the Star Wars universe? Unless you're suggesting that that sort of violation is allowed and apropriate in the Imperial military.--Jerry 22:32, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
And yes, I know there's no vendetta, I was referring more to Kuralyov's general attitude towards me, nothing you did persee, jSarek. Our association on starwars.com have always been very friendly.--Jerry 22:36, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Tarkin went outside of his authority at least four times (against Zonama Sekot, Kashyyyk, Ghorman, and Alderaan) and Palpatine never punished him. Palpatine welcomed the former Imperial warlords back in DE. Han kidnapped a chief councilor of the Provisional Council and Mon Mothma begged him to return to active duty. The Rogues went on essentially an illegal vendetta and they were welcomed back into the NRDF with open arms. Mon Mothma launched a coup when Leia went AWOL and was neevr persecuted. Violating the chain of command in Star Wars is anything but controversial. Kuralyov 22:41, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Good point. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 00:11, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Since you're basically saying it was a violation of chain of command, why do you then argue against noting it? A violation of the chain of command is still a violation. It's not to be encouraged or practiced. The only reason these people got relatively off the hook, was because they were percieved as good leaders. If they had been deemed inadequate, then of course they would have been punished for their offences. VT-16 11:07, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
        • The reason I had argued against it before was because I didn't want to encourage an edit war. But what you are saying is true. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 12:45, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
          • I'm not saying that it was a bad call or inappropriate, far from it, with the situation deteriorating as it did, it might have been the best decision after all. I'm just saying if there is some doubt as to his authority, this should at least be noted. Maybe not even use "controversial", just noting it, even if it had a benefitial effect in the end. VT-16 00:01, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Because we don't know if it is a violation of the chain of command. After Teshik surrenders, the only officer we know of who was higher-ranking than Pellaeon was Harrsk, and it's made clear in NEC that he's under a different chain of command. Kuralyov 00:22, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Different chain of command? How so? Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 00:24, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Kuralyov has a point. Different units may have been assembled for the battle. Just because there's a Grand Admiral or a High Admiral or Fleet Admiral out there among the ships doesn't mean individual captains follow those orders. Rather, Pellaeon would have answered to his direct superior and the Emperor, not just anyone who happened to tote a higher rank. So in that case, Harrsk may have been under someone elses command and Pellaeon may not have fallen under that same command. I mean, if a unit falls apart, officers answer to their direct superiors, and if their direct superiors are gone, they follow their own initiative until someone else is placed above them. Hence, it is a controversial move since the situation of command was very much in debate.--SOCL 05:36, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • This is a (very rough) interpretation of how the NEC painted the Endor command structure at the time of the retreat:
                 Teshik
                     |
             +--------------+
             |              |                            
           Harrsk      Pellaeon
             |              |
        Harrsk's fleet   Pellaeon's fleet

And hence why Harrsk didn't want to follow Pellaeon's orders. Kuralyov 05:43, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Further, we know that Pellaeon was not the original commanding officer of the Chimaera, much less whatever unit the Chimaera was flag. So, in this case, it is also quite likely that Pellaeon wouldn't have wanted to follow Harrsk's orders either since he hadn't yet been told who was his new superior. Hence, though controversial, Pellaeon acted as would be expected: he followed his initiative in the face of chaos and a failing command structure.--SOCL 05:53, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Interesting. It seems to be all fitting together. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 12:50, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Pellaeon had no task force. His CO likely did. However, his CO's death does not give him the authority vested in his former superior. He gets control of the Chimaera while the next senior officer in the task force would take command of the flotilla.--Jerry 00:16, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
        • Yes, but remember, there were probably many things going through his head. He might not have known what to do, and he probably thought that it was best to do what he did. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 00:22, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
    • If they follow different command-structures, why did Harrsk retreat as well? Pellaeon would have no authority over him. This reasoning doesn't make any sense. VT-16 13:08, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
      • It is indeed confusing. Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 21:15, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
        • Sorry to rehash this months later. Been way too busy to get involved in SW debates for a while. But to question something about Nebulax' last point, that "He might not have known what to do, and he probably thought that it was best to do what he did." He didn't HAVE the authority to make a decision like that at all. If he didn't know what to do, he should have let the appropriate authority make the decision, as it stood, he had authority over only one vessel at Endor, the Chimaera after the death of her CO. His retreat order, no matter how noble he may have thought it was, violated the CoC and was illegal. He likely only got away with it because of the cowardice displayed at Endor by some high officers (GADMS Takel and Makati fled immediately and didn't fight at all) and the Imperial state wanted to risk further embarrasment.--Jerry 00:25, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
  • I did write a blog on the topic over at TOS, which details my feelings. Life and Trials of Gilad Pellaeon--Jerry 00:25, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Wow, this is old. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 00:29, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
      • And one other thing: Since the leader of the Empire was killed, the Imperial Navy would probably be in chaos and wouldn't know what to do. That way, it would come down to "Every man for himself!" If this happened, the CoC wouldn't be working properly, and that would give Pellaeon the chance to evacuate. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 00:32, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Clone Wars stuff should be in main article, not "behind the scenes"Edit

  • The Pellaeon info from the Clone Wars comics should be in the main article, not "Behind the Scenes" (since it is a canon event")... even if there is disagreement on if it's Gilad. Solution? Put it in the biography, but state something like, "A Captain Pellaeon commanded a fleet of Acclamators during the Clone Wars, but whether this was Gilad or merely a relative is unknown." QuentinGeorge 09:26, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Actually, what you just suggested would be in a Behind the Scenes section. We don't know for sure that it's him. Admiral J. Nebulax 20:58, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
      • No, you didn't read what I said. It's a canon event - the only behind the scenes info should be about the controversy. QuentinGeorge 06:32, 16 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Nonetheless, we don't know if it was Gilad Pellaeon. Admiral J. Nebulax 22:24, 16 February 2006 (UTC)
      • I suppose we can assume it is, in fact, Gilad. He would have been a 29 year veteran by the time of "Bloodlines," and in this case, the artist took some liberties when depicting the characters in the comic, leading their images to fall into "Cerasi's Foggy Window" and how "not every artist draws Luke Skywalker the same" and yet it's still him. IMO the incident should be included in the article and then say in BTS that there is some conjecture as to whether this is in fact Pellaeon. However, we shouldn't assume it's not him IMHO.--Jerry 20:27, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Assuming isn't good enough. We need a source that it was, in fact, Gilad Pellaeon. Admiral J. Nebulax 20:30, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
          • On the rank thing, it's worth noting that there's nothing to say Pellaeon is necessarily a Captain by rank in Bloodlines, simply the officer in command of the support fleet - and his moustache looks blond to me, not grey! --McEwok 21:06, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
            • Still, we need to know if it was him. Admiral J. Nebulax 21:08, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
            • For what it's worth, both the author and artist intended it to be Gilad. QuentinGeorge 21:50, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
              • Still, it just seems wierd. I don't know why, but it seems wierd. Admiral J. Nebulax 01:45, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I've actually thought about this a lot, and it's actually pretty likely that the character is Gilad. The rank badge he's wearing is lower than Captain (two blue squares followed by two red squares), and I know people who are very close to completely gray who are in their mid to late twenties, so the gray hair isn't necessarily a sign that the character is too old, just that he's genetically unlucky in that regard. Granted, there is no source confirming it's Gilad, but there's no reason we can't word it in a fashion similar to how QuentinGeorge suggested at the beginning of this subheading. jSarek 10:07, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
      • I think JSarek has just nominated to add it in. ;) ....additionally, the hair on the character looks BLONDE to me. Unless it's just my copy of the TPB.... QuentinGeorge 10:08, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
        • Oh, sure, volunteer me at three in the morning, when I'm technically still on a Wookieevacation. ;-) Anyway, it's done, though my tweaks to Behind the Scenes may need some cleaning up, since I'm too tired to make better prose out of it right now. jSarek 11:45, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
          • If the author and artist intended it to be Gilad, then I guess it can be in the article. Admiral J. Nebulax 12:08, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
  • The rank badge he's wearing is lower than Captain (two blue squares followed by two red squares) - jSarek
Technically, would I be awkward if I point out that we don't yet know how rank badges worked in the Clone Wars, except that at least some (including Pellaeon's) were different than the "standard" ones? I mean, we don't even see the "standard" ones in ANH! --McEwok 17:43, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
    • No, you wouldn't be awkward; I thought of this too after I wrote it, and thus inserted the weasel words "what appears to be" into my reiteration of this point in the actual article. jSarek 07:10, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes, you have a point. Speaking of which, in the Episode III Visual Dictionary, on one of the last pages, there's a picture of an Imperial officer in a "Datafile" box. I wonder what rank that is. Admiral J. Nebulax 19:47, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
  • jSarek, please don't post in the middle of the discussion. It's then hard to find what you wrote. Admiral J. Nebulax 12:42, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • I'll add it in. Can someone scan in a picture of him from the comic? Kuralyov 00:28, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Yes, an image on this would be very useful. Admiral J. Nebulax 00:45, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

InfoboxEdit

Should we change the infobox from Imperial to GFFA? I realize that might cause some controversy, but I believe our standard is to hold the most recent infobox. And considering the fact that he appears to be Supreme Commander of the Galactic Alliance Defense Force during the Second Galactic Civil War, I think it would be accurate. -- SFH 02:09, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Pronunciation Edit

Tasty sez, "PELL-lay-onn". Can someone handy with the ol' IPA code throw that in? --SparqMan 06:52, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

  • You mean the one with blocks? Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 11:08, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Jack, please stop reverting the pronunciation. If it doesn't work, it's likely a problem with your browser; it displays fine on mine. Check that it's set to read Unicode. And it is useful; otherwise people wouldn't be constantly asking about pronunciations on the OS and other sites. And in this case, it's non-obvious enough that people would want to know (and Chee would have to explain it). - Lord Hydronium 20:04, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
    • Lord Hyronium, I wasn't the only one who had problems the last time these stupid pronunciation templates. I'm going to remove it for the time being. Please stop adding it in. Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 20:06, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Pellaeon in Crimson Empire II?Edit

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Pellaeon?

Some time ago I added Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood to Pellaeons Appearances-Section. But now someone reverted it, so I'm not sure anymore if it really was him in CEII. Xandel Carivus only calls him "General" and "Admiral", his name is never mentioned at all. But he definitely looks much like him. So what do you think? Is this guy Pellaeon or not? Borsk Fey'lya 20:18, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm going to re-add it, because he does look an aweful lot like Pellaeon. Perhaps it's a HRD or a clone, but I doubt it. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 20:20, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
    • It can't be Pellaeon. The eye color is wrong, Pellaeon was with Teradoc at this point, and he wasn't an admiral until a year later. Kuralyov 21:44, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
      • Haven't sources done this before? It could still be Pellaeon. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 23:49, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
        • Done what before? Kuralyov 04:18, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
          • Mixing up eye color, ranks, and where they were supposed to be. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 12:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
            • I can see ranks getting mixed up for minor one-shot characters, but Pellaeon is not only well known, he is well known as being a fleet man. It'd be like someone calling Han "Admiral Solo" or Ackbar "General Ackbar." Kuralyov 19:07, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
              • Wasn't Solo called "Admiral Solo" in some place, though? Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 19:47, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
                • Regardless of precedent, the eye colour is wrong, he's addressed with the wrong rank and shouldn't even be there according to his timeline - therefore, there's no proof it is Pellaeon, so going by the rules of the Wookiee, it isn't him, but rather some random Imp - Kwenn 19:49, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  • I asked Randy Stradley if he intended it to be Pellaeon, and his answer was: "Do you want it to be him?" Kuralyov 20:27, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
    • Good enough for me. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 22:02, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
      • The question is, if that IS Gilad, then how do we reconsile the fact that at that point in time he is NOT in service to the Empire proper? He is with Teradoc's fleet when CI II takes place.--Jerry 00:15, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Oh, well it didn't appear resolved (if anything the last two statements seem to support the idea that it's Gilad. Apologies for the unnecesary rehash.--Jerry 01:53, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Age at Battle of Merson Edit

  • As it says in Behind the Scenes, Pallaeon looked too old at the Battle of Merson. He was supposed to be 37. I was thinking that it might be premature aging. High stress careers can do that.--Darth Oblivion 01:44, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
    • As of now, it's speculation, though. But that would be probably the only canonical explanation. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 12:55, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Well, I can come up with a couple of others (Gilad's father or sibling, for instance), but the premature aging thing is probably the best solution. I happen to know someone who was in a pretty high stress job (he was an Air Force satellite jockey when 9/11 happened). He's already mostly gray, and he's only in his mid to late 20s. No reason Pellaeon couldn't have had the same problem. jSarek 09:45, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
    • In my comic, his hair looks blonde, not gray. QuentinGeorge 03:23, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
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Clearly looks a "yellow" ( ie, blonde) to me.

Name of the Acclamator he commanded? Edit

From Senate hall thread to be deleted Edit

If I leave this in the Senate Hall archives, none of these images will ever be marked as "unused". So I'm copying the text instead. —Silly Dan (talk) 15:35, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

From Forum:SWG ScreenshotsEdit

If anyone needs a screenshot of anything from the game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, or any of it's expansions, I can get them for you, just ask and I'll go get one A.S.A.P Trenton Vinh 23:54, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

sure, I think hes in coronet, I'll have it by tomorrow afternoon. (on the 26th :P)Trenton Vinh 00:06, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

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There ya go, good luck :) Trenton Vinh 12:00, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Can I kill the modeler? Please? I promise to be merciful and quick. jSarek 21:48, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Well...I was going to try and put that in the Pellaeon article...but...he doesn't really look like Pellaeon, does he? .... 23:33, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
    • I understand this is a very old topic, but seeing as we have a Clone Wars-era Gilad who looks practically the same as he did in 40 ABY, can we just stick a non-canon label on Galaxies already? —Grand Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 15:37, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Humanocentrism Edit

Pellaeon's Remnant is said to have discarded the humanocentrist element once prevalent in Palpatine's Empire. However, when discussing the sculpture made by ackbar with thrawn in the thrawn trilogy, its said that Pellaeon thought the mon calimari disgusting. Did he undergo a change of opinon? --Logan Felipe 07:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

slavers? Edit

Pellaeon is listed as a slaver but dos this go ageist his anti slavering policy by reforming the Empire?--Jack Black 18:42, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Pellaeon's slaving occurred early in his career, long before he was in a position to reform the Empire. jSarek 21:37, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you I'd found the info about transporting slaves in the article.--Jack Black 01:22, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

quoteEdit

im confused as to why Havac reverted my edit to link to Ardiff in the opening quote attribution. could you at least give a reason in the edit summary? ASDF1239Chiss Ascendancy-DISCUSSION- 04:24, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Sectioning Edit

This article's biography section needs to be subdivided. Currently, the biography goes from 1.1 to 1.20, and if you look at FAs like Darth Caedus or Jaina SOlo, you'll see that the biography section is subdivided by wars and eras. Pellaeon's article should be subdivided into various sections, such as "Rise of the Empire", "Yuuzhan Vong War", "Second Galactic Civil War", etc. Is it OK with you if I subdivide the bio section?--ID-21 Dolphin DolphinJedi(Talk) 00:16, September 28, 2010 (UTC)

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