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01.10.2013 , 06:11 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
I'm opposed to bringing mara back[eventhough i loved her character] for the following reasons. It shows that the characters are indeed mortal and can die.

Sorry up until Vector prime, you really didn't see many people die. Oh sure you had the secondary character die here and there, and ofcourse prime bad guys here and there, but you never saw the main heros die till chewie.

It always seemed, didn't matter how much they danced on the razor's edge, they always came back alive, and it was starting to become "throw the original cast into the fire, let them burn a bit and bleed some, but they will never die!" That was getting BORING. Showing chewin, then anakin solo, then mara jade dying, brought in mortality and shows, even the best can die.
Yeah, but there's no reason to sacrifice a character that can still be used productively pointlessly. There were about a million better Jedi characters to kill off (what about Kyp? He hasn't done anything in EVER). One of the Solo kids was going to die at some point, we all knew that, and there was no point having Chewie around anymore either. I agree that the Bantam books were playing it way, way too safe, but the sword cuts both ways.
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
Does losing a beloved character suck? Yes. Try RA Salvatore, in his latest drizzt books, most of the original gang cept drizzt are dead. that's a rude shock right there. But it and these deaths show, life even in fantasy must roll along.
Not familiar with that series.
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
Why someday if they go as far as cade skywalker in the EU books, most the cast we know now, are going to die, whether we like it or not. Guess what guys. Han, Luke, Leia, Kyp durron, even Saba Sebatine, are not the spring chickens they used to be.
Yeah, by Cade's time, everyone will be dead. Sure, whatever, even if you accept Legacy as canon.
But those deaths won't and shouldn't be elaborated on or even mentioned, as it'll make Mass Effect's "Tali's face" controversy look miniscule by comparison. Just leave a huge *********** gap there. Just because they age and are mortal doesn't mean that they should just be killed off with no real sense behind it, to say nothing of the behind-the-scenes BS.
And what's Saba's lifespan, btw? Just curious.
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
By this point Han is pushing damn near 75-80, Leia and luke are WELL into their 60's.
Luke and Leia are both 63, yes. And Han is 73.
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But the writers have them running around like they are still 30 years old assaulting the first death star.
You bring up a good point, however, there is one factor you're overlooking. In at least one book (Truce at Bakura), the author offhandedly mentions that the average human lifespan (due to all dat bacta, presumably) has now been extended by decades - to around 100-110, even 120 years old. Hell, force-sensitives have been able to extend their lives up to 800 years, according to Wookiepedia. 60-70 could be the new 40-50, for the SW universe. We shouldn't assume all our age paradigms apply there too.
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These people are OLD. Hell right now, Luke is about as old as Obi-wan was in episode IV. Time for the books to start reflecting this.
Obi-Wan kinda aged quickly because Tatooine does that to people. It isn't necessarily a glimpse into Luke's future.