- Nov 28, 2012
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Did they want to do this all along or it's happening because they can get some online buzz about the show? I know Filoni read the Thrawn trilogy, but i still wonder why he is brought back.
If they do it right, I'm sure you'll like him. I always like him more than Vader TBH. To me he seemed more that just a one dimensional character.I did not read the Thrawn trilogy, so I am looking forward to discovering what all of the excitement is about with this character.
Thrawn was pretty universally loved but keep being a spice girl with the "eu power!"I think they will do him justice....And all of the EU haters can finally go away...We need MORE of this not only is it good for the fans it will be good for the story of star wars
Ysalamir need to be very, very rare.Thing is, they weren't supposed to have 'a worm on your shoulder'. Thrawn, Pellaeon, etc were supposed to wear these backpacks consisting of tubes with some sorta nutrient-solution in 'em that the ysalamari attached to, since they couldn't survive long when not attached to their trees back home on Myrkr (they fed by the hollow claws on their feet drawing nutrients thru tree branches). It was the comic artists who decided they wanted to have Thrawn carry 'em around and pet 'em like Blofeld from the Bond films (this was before Dr. Evil, of course) and dropped the idea of the nutrient frame. I Googled "ysalamiri nutrient frame" and didn't even see a single depiction of one in the top images shown. And Hasbro obviously skipped the frames for both old Thrawn figures, since they were going off the comics.
Midi-chlorians work to the advantage of ysalamiri, IMO... a lot of people complain that a living thing shouldn't be able to create a bubble where the Force doesn't exist, since the Force is part of every living thing. My take on it is that the ysalamiri scramble the signals sent by midi-chlorians, like changing the language on a TV show from English to Spanish... the midis are still communicating, enabling life to function (per Qui-Gon's explanation of them being the reason there's life in the first place), but Force-users and Force-hunters like vornskrs can no longer understand it. I think mixing it with the ysalamiri-grown clone soldiers from Thrawn's Empire is maybe a decent way of handling it, how Luke sorta "heard" a buzzing sound when trying to read their minds, and around his own clone "Luuke". So around a ysalamiri, a Jedi or Sith or whatever could still sorta feel the Force within them, but can't do anything with it...
...at least, not without some serious training, like learning a new language. That could be a fun thing to explore in some new SW story down the line, if they ever bring ysalamiri into canon.
The thing I find interesting about all this Ysalamiri talk is Filoni said something along the lines of he didn't like the idea of them not being part of the Force, which TBH is not how I've always seen it I've always thought of it as a defense mechanism that can repel the Force by creating a Force-neutral bubble, but they are still actually part of the Force like all living things. But anyway I'm pretty sure Dave said "not part of the force", now we know from concept art and con panels that they we're going to use the Yuuzhan Vong in TCW before it got cancelled. Makes me wonder what changes they might have made to the Yuuzhan Vong had they appeared in TCW.They are not using the Ysalamiri at all. The decoration that was framed so it looked like he had lizards on his shoulders was a nod to the ysalamiri, but nothing more.