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[SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?

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If what we've seen in Rebels is any indication, it would take an army of Inquisitors to take down a fully-trained Jedi, let alone two. 

But it could lead to a cool crowning moment of awesome: Inquisitors doing the ninja army invasion thing, the party's "master" tells the party to flee and they take his or her family, followed shortly after by the Inquisition's commander getting sick of watching his Inquisitors get trashed and decides to go Darth Malak, unleashing an orbital bombardment, completely flattening the place and killing most of the remaining inquisitors, the Jedi, and possibly much of the settlement. 

Which then gives the party dependents who they will, hopefully, care about (and probably need to resettle) and give them a nemesis willing to nuke a city if it means killing them (and because they're probably not going to be fully-trained any time soon, it also gives them somebody they have a legitimate reason to hate and who will be difficult to tackle in a fair fight - something that their nemesis has already demonstrated a desire to not have anything to do with). 

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Yeah, the Inquisitiorius has lost some of its menace after the Grand Inquisitor went down. I don't want to write them off as a threat though. These guys are Jedi hunters and I don't imagine them being dime a dozen. The Grand Inquisitor definitely had a long list of dead Jedi on his resume.

 

Also, remember that when we think of Jedi, we tend to think of the badasses like Obi-Wan, Plo-Koon, and the like. But not all of them were such expert swordsmen. I'd imagine the best blademasters would have been killed on the front lines of the Clone Wars. The survivors would have been teachers, diplomats, retired warriors past their prime... Still powerful, but not necessarily an Inquisitor trained to kill. Especially if they've got 20 years of rust to shake off.

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Yeah, the Inquisitiorius has lost some of its menace after the Grand Inquisitor went down. I don't want to write them off as a threat though. These guys are Jedi hunters and I don't imagine them being dime a dozen. The Grand Inquisitor definitely had a long list of dead Jedi on his resume.

 

Also, remember that when we think of Jedi, we tend to think of the badasses like Obi-Wan, Plo-Koon, and the like. But not all of them were such expert swordsmen. I'd imagine the best blademasters would have been killed on the front lines of the Clone Wars. The survivors would have been teachers, diplomats, retired warriors past their prime... Still powerful, but not necessarily an Inquisitor trained to kill. Especially if they've got 20 years of rust to shake off.

Thats just it really. We do see them being reasonably effective. Kanan is shut down by the inquisition on two occasions, and in some stories just once would be enough to be a death warrant.

 

The Jedi has to succeed all his life, an inquisitor only has to succeed once to do his/her job.

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I wonder what kind of ships Leia is bringing? Probably more A-Wings, B-Wings, or CR-90s but I would love another Pelta, a Neb-B, or maybe some new Alderaanian ship designs.

 

Edit: I found the preview on another subfourm. Definitely new capital ships, and clearly inspired by the Hammerhead and Praetorian classes from KOTOR and the Tales of the Jedi comics. Not sure if they'll be sil 5 or sil 6 though.

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Sabine certainly looks older than the 16 years she's supposed to be.  As I understand it, folks presumed she was in her early 20's vs. being a teenager.  And there are certainly young women that are about Leia's age at this point that either look like they are in their early teens.

 

I'm curious to see how she interacts with the Lothal Rebels.  I've seen a fair amount of shipping art that pairs up Ezra and the young princess, but I'm hoping for her to give the street rat a very cold shut-down if he tries any of the cheesy (and very unpolished) smooth-talking that Sabine largely ignored in their early interactions.  She's probably also heard a fair bit about the Jedi, so Kanan might come as a bit of a shock as well.

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I think that image looks like her within the context of the shows overall art.  Notice how much more angular many of the other faces are in comparison to her face in that still image.

 

 

If I just had that image in the context of it being SW:R, I'd suspect that it might be her.

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Rebels returns? Awesome.

Using a ship clearly based on the Old Republic? Fan-freaking-tastic!

See, this is the kind of "Legends influencing canon" that everyone can get behind. If you're not familiar with the legends stuff, no worries - it's just "an old transport".

If you do recognise it, you get that little fanboy-tickle at the back of your brain going "now that is cool".

It doesn't break anything, and it's a nice little nod to the wider world of media. Good job :)

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Rebels returns? Awesome.

Using a ship clearly based on the Old Republic? Fan-freaking-tastic!

See, this is the kind of "Legends influencing canon" that everyone can get behind. If you're not familiar with the legends stuff, no worries - it's just "an old transport".

If you do recognise it, you get that little fanboy-tickle at the back of your brain going "now that is cool".

It doesn't break anything, and it's a nice little nod to the wider world of media. Good job :)

 

 

Thus my reaction when I saw the episode featuring the Interdictor-class cruiser.

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Personally, I cannot see how Kanan, Ezra, or even a hidden Ahsoka can exist after (or even a few years before) "A New Hope."  I mean, no way Yoda and Obi-Wan's dialogue in "Empire Strikes Back" goes challenged ... by a kids' cartoon.

 

 

Well, everything Obi said was only true from "a certain point of view." He is not a reliable narrator. In fact, he's a dissembler. And, in terms of Yoda, he may well have been focused on destiny rather than force ability in his exchange with Obi-Wan about "only hope" and "another."

 

This is a Skywalker story. A Luke story. Only Luke could have redeemed Vader and taken down the Empire. Obi-Wan and Yoda both outclassed Luke by miles in the Force, but they couldn't do it. It wasn't their destiny. It was his destiny. Or, barring him, Leia's destiny.

 

What is more, if you want to be pedantic, Yoda doesn't say "the last of the force users you will be." He says "the last of the Jedi you will be." Jedi is a title pertaining to a formally recognized member of the Jedi Order. Its a title and a role.

 

When the council told Ahsoka she had earned her knighthood, she rebuffed them and walked. She refused the mantle of Jedi. And, a padawan is not a Jedi. A padawan is merely a candidate in training who may or may not become a Jedi, much like a monastic novice may or may not enter orders as they progress.

 

Kanan was never inducted into the order, which now only exists in Obi and Yoda prior to RotJ. If they don't make Kanan a Jedi - offer the mantle - he's just a force user with a lightsaber who was reared by Jedi for a time. This is the case irrespective of how powerful and skilled and knowledgeable in the force he eventually becomes.

 

Ezra is the same. He can be trained by Ahsoka and Kanan, and talk to Yoda's disembodied voice until he's blue in the face, but he's not a Jedi until he's passed the trials and real Jedi inducts him into the ranks. Ahsoka and Kanan cannot do that for him. It has to be Obi, Yoda, or later on, Luke.

 

And, for the record, Lucas was marketing the OT to kids before ANH was even released. So, live action or cartoon, what's your beef?

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Rebels returns? Awesome.

Using a ship clearly based on the Old Republic? Fan-freaking-tastic!

See, this is the kind of "Legends influencing canon" that everyone can get behind. If you're not familiar with the legends stuff, no worries - it's just "an old transport".

If you do recognise it, you get that little fanboy-tickle at the back of your brain going "now that is cool".

It doesn't break anything, and it's a nice little nod to the wider world of media. Good job :)

Well everyone except Legends fans

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New trailer:

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/01/15/star-wars-rebels-video-lightsaber

 

Also, calling it: they're recanonising KOTOR and Snoke is one of the main players from the game or comic series.

 

Alternative mindblowing theory:

 

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Maul=Snoke

Edited by DeathByGrotz

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