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  •  But did the main gunner hold (1+ / 0-)
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    on his own accord, or did Vader use the Sith Mind Trick to make him hold his fire?

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 11:14:46 AM PDT

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    •  Of his own accord. (0+ / 0-)

      I can't recall if he actually knew Vader was on the station or not.  I do know that a bunch of other people - mostly Imperial defectors to the Rebellion - executed a plan to get the hell out of there before it blew, and most of them made it.

      The whole "inside job" bit is a very timely reminder to us - one does not commit open atrocities, particularly not against high ranking diplomatic third parties - without blowback.  That was the real point of the novel, in the end: to show the blowback.

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