This is what happened to Ahsoka Tano
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Love that "5 sec" vid -laughs-. "Boy did I bet on the wrong horse."
Well just play devil's advocate for a split second, Lucas owns Star Wars, so he can do as he likes.
Back to reality! Lucas really does need to quit jacking up Star Wars. The shit he lets happen to such a glorious universe makes me cry. I could go on down a list of rants I have against things he has allowed/done, one of them the tragedy that is the recent Bioware KOTOR MMORPG. I will now begin a severe rant. Anyone who isn't a strong SW nerd like me, might not want to read.
For gods sake, SITH DO NOT GET FUCKING BULLRUSHED BY BLOODY EFFING MUDANE AS HELL CLONE TROOPERS THAT DID NOT EXIST!! Why in the hell are they wearing crappy looking stormtrooper armor? Why ARE THE SITH using Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters?! WHY DID THE TROOPER AND THE SITH LORD NOT GET ATOMIZED BY A POINT BLANK GRENADE BLAST?!?!
My lord, the lunacy alone in the that KOTOR trailer, is maddening! Then you add in the prequels, the crap-tastic Yuuzhan Vong (me and my friend thoroughly picked that race and its pathetic over powered self to bits and tiny pieces. We found ways, within Star Wars tech limits/possiblities, to beat the Vong without much effort). No Force signature? Fine, I still see a void in the Force which is the Vong and just hack and slash at the black shape within the Force energy... Force Vision anyone? Kill the thing that I can't see through! Besides, since the Force is essentially the life essence of the entire Galaxy, the Vong could not exist, so that solves everything right there. But blowing their World ships to bits and pieces, and just simply (guess what), cutting their FREAKING heads off with a lightsaber or a precise sniper shot, kills them too and is so much more fun!
Why in all that is creative and enjoyable, is Star Wars merely a damned circular occurrence of the same events that happen over and over and over? Sith attack Republic, kill Jedi, Jedi survive, retaliate, drive Sith away, Republic grows back with Miracle Grow, rinse and repeat. I kid you not... Look at Wookiepedia and read the history in chronological order. Its Sith versus Jedi/Republic without fail. They added in some Mandolorian for some spice but then the fans and now Bioware beat that one to death (I loath Mandolorians). One of the wars is Sith wannabes, but eventually even they get subsumed by the Sith. -gags- Why can the Jedi not learn from over TEN THOUSAND years of mistakes and STOP making them?! The Jedi are supposed to be wise beyond compare thanks to the Force. Even an idiot could tell that the Jedi pretty much bring about the Sith every time. They feed the ranks by causing their pupils to spurn their teachings in disgust, somehow becoming evil in the process.
That is another thing! Suddenly just because people don't agree or make life mistakes, they turn evil? How many bloody times has that been used in SW cannon? I'm evil! No I am not anymore, I decided I was being stupid and want to be good again, just because someone told me I was stupid and now I suddenly realize I was such a goober.
Now we have Bioware doing the same damn thing -sighs-. Can anyone be semi-original? Is Star Wars a universe only populated by Sith, Jedi and their Republic lapdogs? Is there not a diverse minagerie of aliens and cultures? Zeltrons, Whiphids, Lorridians, Gand, Zabrak, and the list goes on! What ever happened to new and cool star ships that aren't knock offs of the originals? Why is the SW universe technologically stunted? Why do they call particle weapons lasers? Lasers are a constant stream of energy, while particle energy is a burst of energy that hits equally like a solid object as well as energy. They are not using laser cannons, they are using Particle cannons. Only in Clone Wars did they actually show an honest to god laser cannon, but it was a minor secondary weapon.
Star Wars has Killer Whales for aliens, Werewolves, squid, octopusses, an over abundance of insectoids, and so much more! Does anyone feel like going into a Gothic styled Zoo where the animals might rip your heads off or just bite you and cause you to reawaken later as one of them? There was even a Vampire! Created by the Force in some freak experiment gone wrong! -cringes-
Having vented many of my frustrations with the EU, I still am a diehard Star Wars fan. It is an awesome universe, and of course ORIGINAL first three movies. It captures my imagination like nothing else, and probably like nothing else ever will. In my Graphic design classes, I have used Star Wars to give me inspiration for a few projects, saving me from a previously stalled inspiration.
So as not to bore people with my SW nerdom, I have spoilered more of my ranting, good ranting this time.
Many of the SW novels are great. Thrawn Trilogy was good. Thrawn was such an awesome bad guy. They should have kept him around. Yes, he was powerful, but they should have created a counter to him which kept the Empire and Republic duking it out, or with Thrawn causing havok, and the Republic having to struggle (not as much as the books though), to keep up with his brilliance. The thing about Thrawn, though, was that it was all logical and reasonable. He was not a god complex character. If anyone analyzes his tactics, he was not doing anything impossible. His greatest strength was to see patterns in behavior and predict outcomes. Even I do that! To a lesser extent, yes, but anyone can do it really, even if they don't realize it. He thought outside of the box, equal in value to his behavior prediction, actually.
Starfighters of Adumar of the X-wing series was great! Wedge and his self proclaimed merry band of reprobates were hilarious. Wes Janson and Wedge himself had be laughing so much. Besides the Humor, the book was very well written.
All said and done, I just wish Lucas would leave SW alone, leave it to the people who do it justice, or be more selective in what he allows to become cannon. Is that too much to ask for?