What do you think about Grand Admiral Thrawn?

United States
April 3, 2007 12:32pm CST
Personally, I find him to be one of the most fascinating characters in the Star Wars universe. In the initial series by Zahn, the trilogy, we read about a cold-blooded, calculating mastermind who kicks but on the Rebels- ahem, the Republic- with astonishing ease. In later books we see a more protective, thoughtful side to him. Those opposing views- from the same author, no less- are what make Thrawn so interesting. What are your own views? Positive or negative.
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@usaction (651)
• United States
5 Apr 07
A very interesting character. A while back, I did a powerpoint presenation on Star Wars: EU, and included him under the Villians category. What makes him so impressive is that he does what he does, *without the Force!* In a universe where all the heavy hitters have 'supernatural abilities,' the one who nearly brings the New Republic to it's knees is a "normal person." I've had the chance to read Outbound Flight, the Hand of Thrawn Dualogy, and the one where Luke and Mara meet the the survivors of it, I think it's Survivor's Quest, or something. I guess Zahn wanted to show that not only did Thrawn have a cold and calcualting mind for war, but could have a passionate side. However, I don't know if I'd agree with Mara's "he was probably the best of Palpatine's court..." given that he knew about the Noroghi secret.