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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2019, 09:13:49 PM »
 I forgot Mace Windu on my big list, don't know how that happened.  He probably would have been near the bottom of my list so if I had remembered it would have only given him a couple more points.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
#45: Ahsoka Tano




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From wookiepedia:

Ahsoka Tano, nicknamed "Snips" by her Master and known as "Ashla" after the Clone Wars, was a Jedi Padawan who, after the conflict, helped establish a network of various rebel cells against the Galactic Empire. A Togruta female, Tano was discovered on her homeworld of Shili by Jedi Master Plo Koon, who brought her to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to receive Jedi training. Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Jedi Grand Master Yoda assigned the young Tano to be the Padawan learner of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, whom she joined at the Battle of Christophsis. Whereas Tano was eager to prove herself, Skywalker had a reputation for recklessness, and they had a rather difficult start as Master and apprentice. Yet, they worked together to rescue Rotta, the son of crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, and returned Rotta to his father, thus facilitating a crucial alliance between the Hutt Clan and the Galactic Republic.

As a commander in the Grand Army of the Republic, Tano found a mentor in Clone Captain Rex of the 501st Legion, with whom she and Skywalker collaborated to lead frontline campaigns against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. In her first command position at the Battle of Ryloth, Tano disobeyed orders and lost her entire squadron of pilots, but she managed to rebound and helped secure a victory at Ryloth. Her assignments pitted her against a variety of opponents, from General Grievous and Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress to bounty hunters such as Cad Bane and Aurra Sing. Over time, she matured into a respected leader, contributing to key Republic victories like the Second Battle of Geonosis and the Battle of Mon Cala. She even died during a series of events on Mortis, but the Force wielder known as the Daughter sacrificed herself to bring Tano back to life.

Tano gained much experience on and beyond the war front, leading a group of Jedi younglings to revolt against their Trandoshan captors, helping rescue a colony of Togruta from enslavement by the Zygerrian Slave Empire, and serving as an advisor to the Onderon rebels—with her close friend, Lux Bonteri, among them—as they liberated their world from the Confederacy. In a stark turn of events, Tano was framed for the bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar and other homicides, and she escaped into the Coruscant underworld to clear her name. Though she formed an unlikely alliance with Asajj Ventress, she was detained by Republic forces and was consequently barred from the Jedi Order. Ultimately, Skywalker uncovered the true culprit, Tano's friend and fellow Padawan Barriss Offee, and prevented his former apprentice from being convicted of sedition. Nevertheless, the ordeal dislodged Tano's faith in the Jedi. She refused the Jedi Council's offer to rejoin the Order, instead departing in search of a new path.

After the Galactic Empire came to power, Tano went into hiding on Thabeska and Raada. Following the evacuation of Raada, Tano joined Senator Bail Organa's growing rebel movement. She became the manager of his intelligence network and adopted the codename "Fulcrum." As Fulcrum, Tano provided intelligence to various rebel factions including Hera Syndulla's Spectres rebel cell. Tano took a particular interest in Syndulla's rebels because one of their members, a former Jedi named Kanan Jarrus, had begun to train his own Padawan, Ezra Bridger. In addition, Tano's efforts against the Empire brought her into contact with Skywalker, who by then had become the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader, as well as the Imperial Inquisitors known as the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister. Following the mission to Malachor, Tano became lost to the rubble and shadows of the Sith temple and was believed by many including Jarrus and Bridger to have perished during a duel with Darth Vader.

However, Tano was unexpectedly saved from Vader's wrath by a future Ezra Bridger, who pulled her through a time portal into the world between worlds, a dimension of the Force connecting all time and space. After a confrontation with Darth Sidious, who desired access to the dimension, Tano returned to her time, promising Bridger that she would find him once she returned. After the end of the Galactic Civil War, Tano returned to a freed Lothal and joined Sabine Wren in her quest to find a missing Bridger, who had disappeared during the liberation of Lothal.

My thoughts:
I need to catch up on my cartoons someday as I pretty much have no idea who this character is. The Clone Wars and Rebels often seem to get rave reviews. Does anyone know if adults will find them entertaining or are they just for the younger crowd?


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 10:36:58 AM »
I seriously considered putting her on my list, especially considering how few women there are in SW (and only two I actually like), but I just haven't seen enough of Clone Wars to justify it.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2019, 11:07:46 AM »
Clone Wars has a shaky first season, but the writing got really good really fast. It is able to be appreciated by adults for sure. I only caught the first season of rebels, and it's a little bit more kid-friendly, but there was potential and I plan to watch it all someday.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2019, 11:28:25 AM »
I don't know why but the idea of a Star Wars TV show(Animated or not) just doesn't work for me. I'll for sure try to watch The Mandalorian but not sure I'll be able to keep up with it.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2019, 02:54:38 PM »
I forgot Mace Windu on my big list, don't know how that happened.  He probably would have been near the bottom of my list so if I had remembered it would have only given him a couple more points.

Yeah I find that happened a lot too. I made my list then watched some of the movies. Turns out I missed a lot of characters I would've otherwise considered.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2019, 03:03:44 PM »
I forgot Mace Windu on my big list, don't know how that happened.  He probably would have been near the bottom of my list so if I had remembered it would have only given him a couple more points.

Yeah I find that happened a lot too. I made my list then watched some of the movies. Turns out I missed a lot of characters I would've otherwise considered.

That's par for the course. I expect everyone who has been involved in a LoC eventually thinks: Why didn't I think of that?


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2019, 03:18:55 PM »
#44:  Pateesa (The Rancor)




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From wookiepedia:
Rancors were large semi-sentient reptilian carnivores native to the planet Dathomir.[8] Standing around five meters tall, with their long arms, immense jaws, and armored hides that could withstand blaster fire, they were formidable predators. Despite this, the creatures were inherently benign and were even domesticated by the Witches of Dathomir, but could be provoked over time into a violent nature. A subspecies known as the jungle rancor populated the planet Felucia. The proper term of venery for rancors in Galactic Basic was a crash of rancors.

A rancor, named Pateesa, was kept as a pet by Jabba the Hutt in a pit below his palace court, to which he fed any who displeased him. The beast was killed by Luke Skywalker, after which its human handler could be seen mourning its death.


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I didn't even know the rancor in Return of the Jedi had a name until I looked it up for this post. However the Rancor is basically the face of big monsters in the Star Wars universe. It also seems to be required that they be featured as a boss in pretty much any game.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2019, 04:44:11 PM »
Pound for pound, one of the top contenders on the list.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2019, 05:13:51 PM »
The Rancor had a name? Seriously? Next you're going to tell me the Rancor Handler had a name.

<Quick Google search>

Oh come on, are you kidding me!?  :speechless:    It was Malakili BTW


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2019, 06:56:54 PM »
That's probably the only thing I don't like about Return of the Jedi is the Rancor handlers weeping over it's demise. I mean FFS it's a goddamn Rancor, not a 2 week old kitten!!!!


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2019, 07:05:23 PM »
That's probably the only thing I don't like about Return of the Jedi is the Rancor handlers weeping over it's demise. I mean FFS it's a goddamn Rancor, not a 2 week old kitten!!!!

I kind of have to disagree with you. It's little touches like that scene that helps make Star Wars what it is.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2019, 09:15:06 PM »
Read Tales from Jabba's Palace if you want the EU justification for the Rancor mourning. That was my favorite "Tales" book.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2019, 09:18:41 PM »
I kind of have to disagree with you. It's little touches like that scene that helps make Star Wars what it is.
You really think so? I always thought it was very awkward and very out of place. Seeing that part always makes me cringe, just a little bit.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2019, 09:22:54 AM »
I like that moment myself, but since it's played for comedy a little bit in tone, I can see why you find it cringy. It's definitely campy, but I like that. It's certainly a unique moment.