Re: I hope for more traditional space battles
There's being an asshole and then there's blowing up entire planets, killing billions of innocent people.
He's an asshole with a weapon. Like Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. He didn't have to blow up Alderaan, but he did because that's what assholes in positions of power do.
Thankfully in fiction they get blow up by the good guys. That only rarely happens in reality.
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