Thad wrote:I don't know who Thrawne is but apparently people are pretty excited about him showing up.
Are you, uh, just being cheeky, or is that legit?
Thad wrote:My knowledge of the EU (or Legends or whatever the hell they call it now) is pretty much limited to a handful of games (KotOR 1&2 and Shadows of the Empire). I've never read any of the novels, and only a handful of the comics. I haven't even seen most of Clone Wars.
I've probably heard the name before, and I can certainly understand fans being excited about a favorite element from the EU being reintroduced (as I was with all the Malacor stuff in the finale). But no, "Thrawne" doesn't really mean anything to me besides what I just saw in that trailer.
Mongrel wrote:I mean, TA, we're talking about the Star Wars EU here. "Is a good character" is kind of a low bar outside the OT.
Mongrel wrote:I mean they managed to take one of the STUPIDEST ideas from all of the EU - legless survivor Darth Maul - and actually make a pretty good character out of him. So I'm more than willing to see what they do with Thrawn.
TA wrote:5) He's secretly a terrible character.
6) He's never a viewpoint character, so instead of seeing an intelligent thought process, we have to be repeatedly told that he is a massive genius who accounts for all the random chance and total asspulls that define his few successes.
7) He believes that if you look at some art produced by a society then you can immediately understand every aspect of how everyone in that society thinks, and is suggested to be right about this.
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