Who was your favorite commander and why were these men the best characters of the OT?
Wait a minute, those aren't clones of a Samoan..
its like all the people who complained about that never even saw starwars before
You don't think those people actually have similar faces, do you?
Veers willingly knew the weakness of the ATAT (getting cables wrapped around it), but when Davin Felth told him about it, he demoted the guy, and kept the weakness under wraps. All just to further his career. What a piece of shit.
i had friends who complained about it
and i thought it was jokes, so i said "Nobody's that stupid"
I looked like an asshole
But they only watched StarWars like one time when they were young.
> you will never have a real and reachable goal in life all throughout your childhood
> you will never feel the joy of seeing the world fall into an intergalactic war of a scale never seen before just after you graduate school so you can instantly apply for the Republic Academy Assault Armored Division
> you will never bond with your colleagues over learning how to control and maneuver AT-TEs in perfect unison
> you will never learn how to banter from space australians aka clone troopers
> you will never invent new tactics during your time at the academy that are given directly to the on-field troops and safe countless lives with your discoveries just at the ripe age of 21
> you will never graduate on top of the class just after the reformation into the glorious Galactic Empire that will stand for eons to come and be one of its first new lieutenants
> you will never become commander of your own prototype AT-AT walker
> you will never be sent on suicide missions and succeed to show the galaxy that you are not just a helmeted mook
> you will never help iron out the faults in the early AT-ATs and become THE authority on one of the empires most feared war machines
> you will never regularly get leave from the front to test new walker models and guest-lecture aspiring drivers at the academy
> you will never be able to talk about the intricacies of walker engineering and maneuvering in ridiculous detail like its your mothertongue to the cadets
> you will never find a qt Dantooine gf on shore leave
> you will never marry her and have the most handsome coreworld-boy together
> you will never teach him how to drive an AT-AT at 8 years old on the test ground
> you will never teach him proper coruscantian etiquette
> you will never get invited to one of Tarkins banquets
> you will never meet Sheev and thank him for enabling your dreams and he compliments you on your model family
> you will never crush the rebels on Hoth
> you will never be General Veers
Veers was alright but just disappears after Hoth.
Guy from 6 was a whiny bitch and doesn't do anything notable but be scared of the Emperor
Tarkin was pretty good I guess, but he was just kind of "the bad guy"
Piett was the best. Had his own little plot in Empire, reappeared in 6 for continuity, died fighting the Rebel terrorists.
What the actual fuck has happened f a m???
I thought this was Star Wars, not The Hungry Games
>Who was your favorite commander
Piett. All the poor bastard wanted to do was help the Empire and he got screwed over hard all because Sheev wanted to try out his new toy.
>and why were these men the best characters of the OT
Because, along with a couple Rebel leaders, they're the only actual human characters in the OT. Everyone else is either
>superhuman (or close enough to superhuman that the difference is arbitrary)
Also, Jerjerrod was supposed to have way more screen time in ROTJ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EAifD072UM
Tarkin without a doubt, reading the book the new book they released about him last year, makes me appreciate the character even more with the backstory they give him. Really justifies his mindset and world view we only get a glimpse of in ANH.
That reminds me. Anyone else think it was kind of messed up for Leia to try to goad Tarkin into blowing up a planet with many millions more people on it than the actual Rebel base at Yavin IV?
He's the only good author that they contract to write books. I hope they keep him around. I've read Tarkin and Lords of the Sith and I'm never touching anything that isn't written by Luceno again.
I think she thought he was only threatning to blow up Alderaan because of her personal connection and that he wouldn´t seriously blow up a planet especially not one strongly affilated with the empire or not openly associated with the rebels (like Alderaan was).
The whole dialogue also happened very fast, she probably wasn´t able to think her responses through that well.
>Captain, Lord Vader demands an update on the pursuit.
>Get a shuttle ready. I shall assume full responsibility for losing them, and apologize to Lord Vader. Meanwhile, continue to scan the area.
Needa went to the Executor alone to get killed by Vader rather than put any of his subordinates on the line. A real hero, and a real human being.
Needa was a stone cold killa in the Episode 3 novelization. During the battle over Courascant his ship was about to fuck up General Grievous but then Anakin and Obi-Wan flew in and ruined everything
Veers was the man. I remember once for Christmas getting a dope ass huge AT-AT toy, and It would play his quotes from the movie. Fuck, I think I can still remember it from pure memory.
"Distance to power generators?"
"One Seven Decimal Two Eight"
>Who was your favorite
Almost impossible to choose. If I had to pick though, Tarkin by a slim margin.
If they included the deleted scenes for Jerjerrod he might have been right up there with Tarkin.
> not patrician
Literally a product of the unfair world he was forced to inhabit.
He spent 10 years in a prison for something Sidious blackmailed him to do.
Then he tried to get away from him as far as he could but he didn´t know that Dooku was just his proxy. He only wanted a peaceful life and a shit ton of money.
> Plo Koon
> Filonis pet is patrician
the girl who played secura had weird kate upton hips. you know, the sort of hips that dont flow smoothly into the legs in a feminine curve but instead sit directly on top of the legs, creating an odd figure 8 shape to the lower body.
i know putting anyone above tarkin is blasphemy to some people but what can i say, veers steely determination and piett's put-upon, almost pitiable nature are way more compelling to me than the aristocratic air of tarkin
dat determined scowl
dat smug look as he guns down rebel
In addition to being an excellent commander, the guy had an imposing physique as well. He was as tall as Vader.
I could tell from the movie he had Vader's respect.
I don't know anything from the EU, I had no idea Sheev and Tarkin knew and respected him as well. You can't be any more based that being respected by the top 3 and most ruthless men in the Empire.
Poor Piett looked like he was getting no sleep
Entirely possible he had no desire for promotion, yet he gets instantly elevated from Captain to Admiral on the spot. Just because Ozzel was a sloppy retard
He probably didn't get much sleep. Admiral and a captain both choked to death by Vader.
>That look on his face when the Falcon escaped at the end.
Why doesn't 'le ancient religion man' get love here
All the others bar Tarkin literally grovel and beg for mercy at the feet of Vader and instead this guy shits in his face so blatantly.
Piett looks like my old boss
I still maintain that the dude on the far right there, sitting next to Caesar Hair, looks like Gary Cole. The one who's like "ayo tarkin maybe we should bounce just in case cuz they in that trench son"
You forgot the greatest general in the galaxy OP.
I can't be the only one who noticed the similarity.
What kind of autistic facial blindness are you afflicted with?
Think about how long it took for a new Star Wars movie to come out. Lucas was practically giving away the license for the best part of 20 years, of course most of it is going to be about every last detail of the original movies.
Besides, who the fuck wants to write about the prequels?
That's what naval commanders do. They take responsibility for the ship, everyone on it, and mission failures/successes.
Vader was a fucking retard for killing so many of his officers, especially good ones like Needa.
>Vader was a fucking retard for killing so many of his officers, especially good ones like Needa.
He was secretly aiding the rebellion by taking out key figures in the Imperial navy's ranks. In the end, everything went according to keikaku.
>I thogh the Senate was gone by the end of RotS?
It wasn't, though, he just extended his emergency powers by the end of it indefinitely and proclaimed it the first imperium of man or whatever. The senate was there cheering him on and all.
Pls don't bully me dubs
You have to admit. Passing resemblance
These are rough feels to feel. Typically I care only about the Sith/dark side users and nobody else, but Veers and several other characters are just too cool and get my attention as well.
The Empire certainly had style and a lot of damn interesting characters. They act well enough in their role as commanders that they seem real. Veers gives off a very cool, respectable Napoleon/Alexander the Great vibe.
>Example armored walker cadet
>Revolutionized walker battle tactics
>Rescued entire stormtrooper company from native savages
>Personally oversaw the creation of deadliest AT-AT ever
>Removed Rebel from Hoth
>Got shot down, survived on Yavin 4
>Was a bro to Vader
I swear he sounded like the Emperor when I was young
Tagge is definitely in the running for underappreciated. He called out Tarkin and Motti on the DS's "invulnerability" and knew not to underestimate the Alliance in canon.
He's pretty badass, becomes Grand General and superior to Vader in the EU for what it's worth
>which is nothing now i guess
I would have hated to see him get gayed over by heavily plot armored characters and koalas. I really glad that didn't happen.
We all know that position would have never fallen with him in command though.
Came in here to say I know you blantantly copied my thread I made about this same topic last night you dick. You saw it's success and decided you could get away with posting the same thing the next day. Real original.
>read Dark Rendezvous (Sean Stewart), it's okay, definitely geared toward younger readers
>two main characters are young teenage padawans, like 14/15, that sort of thing
>read Episode III novelization (Matt Stover)
>story makes a point of mentioning Obi-Wan recognizing one of the padawans from DR being killed by Anakin on holotape
I guess it was in the movie too but there's literally no way you'd know it was him. Anyway, I just remember that really sticking with me because I was still in that untouchable-young-adult-novel-protagonist state of mind I guess.
Also, the part where Obi-Wan stares at Anakin's ass.
>yfw we're not on /lit/
It still existed after RotS, but was basically a powerless puppet organization, with Sheev holding the strings. After the rebels became an actual threat he said "fuck it" and just dissolved the Senate outright
Piett and Veers are both great. I place Veers above Piett because he was able to overcome Ozzel fuck up and still accomplish the Hoth Invasion. Sadly Piett was not able to overcome Sheev's fuckup in not being more aggressive with the grand fleet at Endor.
That A-Wing shit was absolutely retarded though. A ship as massive as the Executor would have has auxiliaries on it's fucking auxiliaries. Even the piece of shit Galactica had proper auxes for if the CiC was compromised.
>no Wullf Yularen
I'm shaking my head
For as little screen time as they had, they conveyed a lot of interesting facets about their characters. Good actors, that definitely looked the part(unlike the imperial officers in TFA)
And who the fuck wants to talka bout luke, han, and leia (unless she's in bondage) anymore?
Reminder only the GOAT officer saw Vader's true head
Not just the officers. The Empire has style all over the place.
Legend of the galactic heroes has even better Imperial officers
i would unironically write a story during the prequel era, focusing on the intricacies of intergalactic trade law in a political thriller with backroom dealing between the mega-coprs influencing trade laws that led to the larger role of the trade federation in control of the economy of the galaxy
I feel bad about top right. His character had a bunch of deleted scenes where Palpatine orders him to blow Endor's moon but he's conflicted because they have troops there. You can tell the actor did his best in those scenes.
Also who was bottom right? I forgot.
Plageuis was good, mostly for Sheev backstory, but it's out of canon now and it made a lot of references to old EU garbage, half the time I didn't know what was being talked about.
I just realized how much I'd like to see a character reminiscent of Valentine Strasser in these new movies. I mean, if we have to do the whole "young inexperienced leader" thing.
>young officer takes control of The Order with a military coup after becoming disillusioned with how it's being run
>once in power, he realizes he's not cut out for leadership on this scale
>he's young, lacks advanced education and training, and has now inherited a broken military
>he makes pragmatic but controversial decisions such as hiring PMCs, mercenaries, bounty hunters, ect.
>learns the value of nationalistic rhetoric, them-vs-us mentality, and general propaganda
>grows into himself over time, learning to use political tactics/skills more at home in the business world than in conventional space politics
>breeds and nurtures corruption in Republic
>PMC units more or less annihilate rebellion
>The Order expands and thrives as more leaders are intimidated, bought off, or killed
wait what am I talking about
i dont remember where I was going with this
Well whatever, the point is that I think it would be cool to see Valentine Strasser in space
that would be neat as hell, too bad Disney will never let anyone else touch it
>story focuses on a young alien officer during the end of the Old Republic who slowly watches all his other alien colleagues get sacked and replaced
>he has his doubts but constantly tries to prove he's a good Imperial citizen
>the other officers make fun of him and try and get him kicked out, but he perseveres and eventually turns into a grizzled Admiral Piett type
>all he wants to do now is retire, but the Empire that doesn't even want him needs his skills for yet another mission
not him but I agree with you familia, Fassbender could be good but Hiddleston's portrayal of Loki in the Avengers movies makes me think that he would be a great Imperial commander
I don't think any part of Plagueis has been contradicted yet and many instances have been referenced in the Tarkin book, therefore, until it's contradicted, I'm assuming it's canon
Not that I disagree with you, but we already know that Fassbender makes a great imperial officer.
Plagueis is part canon part non-canon. The stuff that was in Tarkin is canon but everything else isn't. Came out at just the wrong time or something, I suppose.
One moment, one moment.
I'd like to confirm your previous communique: the structure of this operation is, fundamentally, to be a fireteam faced with an objective which places its constituent members into extreme peril?
WE DA PRESIDENT NOW PHASMA
This picture encapsulates perfectly what I hate about the JJ Star movies: everyone looks like they crawled straight off the set of a Harry Potter movie or some shit. I just can't get threatened by someone who looks like they still have to raise their hand and ask the teacher every time they have to pee.