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Old September 12 2012, 02:47 PM   #46
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But even then, she's really NOT that much of a badass. Fun character, sure, but Hasn't really gone anywhere. Thing with Jag is fun, and she started to go somewhere with Boba Fett, but really she still takes a backseat to Luke whenever there's anything important going on.

And Ben's had most of the development screen time lately, so Jaina is just a support character at the most.

To justify this mysterious force-dream inspired title, would really need to see something. Implications behind being the Sword of the Jedi really implies a few things. Some crazy, elite-level skills (haven't seen anything unusual at all there), or usage of her as basically the weapon the Jedi send when they need something done. "Aggressive negotiation", a hit/extraction, or just a one-woman wrecking crew.

So far, she's just handy/tough in a fight, and has a little bit of a sneaky side which she got from Han. Aside from that, generic Jedi X. To justify the weight of that title, pretty much need her to take on a role similar to Mara's old job; the Jedi version of the Emperor's Hand...
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Old September 12 2012, 07:04 PM   #47
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Yeah, Jaina's character development has been severely undercut by Del Rey's insistence on pushing Ben as the new hero. Apparently you can only be the lead hero character if you're a male and your last name is Skywalker.
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Old September 12 2012, 10:15 PM   #48
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I find Ben's personality and character arc infinitely more interesting than Jaina's...
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Old September 12 2012, 10:29 PM   #49
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I think that might be so because Jaina has gotten such short shrift. I'm just glad that Fate of the Jedi writers remembered her and gave her more action and at least a big supporting role in taking on Abeloth. I wish that Legacy of the Force had been her coming out party, and even though her battle with Caedus was "the Duel" of that series, it was hampered by Jaina having to rely on Luke's assistance, after being 'taught' by Boba Fett.

I see Jaina as the Mace Windu of the New Jedi Order. I wish that they would let her really cut loose. Granted, Mace got less character development than she did, but at least we got to see some really cool moments, mostly from the Clone Wars microseries to be fair, that established how much of a badass he was.
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Old September 28 2012, 03:07 PM   #50
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LucasBooks Editor Jen Heddle recently addressed diversity in the EU. Here's a quote focusing on Sword of the Jedi:
Jen Heddle wrote:
[...] does Sword of the Jedi presage a greater focus on Jaina’s (and Ben’s) generation going forward? Many of us feel that there’s a great deal of room to continue expanding the younger cast of major characters in the “flagship” novels, and that could be an ideal area to boost both human and alien diversity without seeming to shoehorn new characters in where they aren’t needed.
Also, earlier this month, Aaron Allston hosted an X-Wing: Mercy Kill Q&A session at Dragon*Con. Here are a few select quotes not tied specifically to that book:
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Del Rey is keenly aware that the dark tone of the SWEU hasn't fit well with fans. We were asked to make FOTJ more Star Wars-y

Denning took point on where to steer LotF and FotJ in regards to the Legacy comics.

Changes at Del Rey (digital shorts) may be opening up doors to new Rogue and Wraith tales.
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Old January 17 2013, 08:07 PM   #51
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We're getting a Dawn of the Jedi book!

http://www.hollywood.com/news/star_w...eveal/48337774
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Old January 17 2013, 10:25 PM   #52
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Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
We're getting a Dawn of the Jedi book!

http://www.hollywood.com/news/star_w...eveal/48337774
Continuing the tradition of crossovers between Del Rey and Dark Horse.

It sounds like an immediate prequel to the first volume of the Dark Horse series.
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Old January 17 2013, 11:28 PM   #53
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DR is always the Johnny-come-lately following in DH's footsteps.
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Old January 17 2013, 11:42 PM   #54
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DR is always the Johnny-come-lately following in DH's footsteps.
Yep, they have been for years now. It's a shame Dark Horse might not be handling the comic line in the future, because they've done an excellent job with it.
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