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Episode 1752: Paling by Comparison


Another version of Galen's holographic recording, in which Galen targets his message to Bria/Jyn, and tells her about a plan he has to undermine the Peace Moon. Ultimately, we didn't go this route in the comic, and Galen's motives remain mysterious, so we couldn't use this strip as written.

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

Project Twilight Sparkle.

There are some fanfics of My Little Pony where Twilight really does become that destructive. "Nightmare Sparkle" or "Nightmare Twilight" are characters that we have seen; there was even one (in comic book format, no less) that had Pinkie Pie as the Star Wars Emperor, or Empress. (Let's just say she had a dark sense of humor).

And of course, a hologram recording is always going to be able to react to what the players are asking. That's just perfectly normal. Of course, some hologram recordings will manage to respond to the players' questions and comments without actually responding to the players' questions and comments.

But the idea that "no railings" is a fatal weakness? That was explained away in campaign number one. Or was it number two?

Still, what's the best that you could possibly expect from having a railing? We've seen people fall overboard even with a railing.

— Keybounce


Galen: {hologram} We've incorporated Stardust into the Peace Moon.
Galen: At current power levels it can destroy a city. With a larger power source, we could annihilate planets.
Galen: A symbol for peace, turned into a tool for tyranny and destruction.
Bria: So this Project Twilight Sparkle...
Galen: Stardust.
Bria: You're saying it can destroy planets?
Galen: I'm a hologram recording, but yes.
Galen: But I lied to Krennic. I played the part of a beaten man resigned to the sanctuary of his work.
Galen: I made myself indispensable, and all the while I laid the groundwork of my revenge.
Galen: I installed a weakness in the Peace Moon, deep within the system.
Galen: No railings. Anywhere.
Galen: Clone troopers will fall to their deaths by the thousands.

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Published: Thursday, 03 January, 2019; 02:11:04 PST.
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