View Poll Results: Favorite Imperial Leader

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  • Grand Admiral Thrawn

    24 54.55%
  • Ysanne Isard

    2 4.55%
  • Admiral Daala

    0 0%
  • Reborn Emperor

    0 0%
  • Grand Admiral Pellaeon

    18 40.91%
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Thread: POLL: Favorite Imperial Leader during NR

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    Default POLL: Favorite Imperial Leader during NR

    Vote here and then post saying whom you voted for and why. Just interested! Have fun! Oh yeah, mine is ol' Thrawny cause he did what the Emperor failed to do, lose only a single battle and nearly route the ENTIRE New Republic. He's also the coolest character to read about IMHO.
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    This poll is rather similar to one that was posted a few months ago on the Most Competant Military Leaders (link here ). I imagine the results of this poll (which targets a smaller subset of that previous poll) will be very similar to the previous poll. In that poll, Thrawn ran away with it, only Wedge and Ackbar giving any real competition. And given Wedge and Ackbar are not included in the subset for this poll, well, I think it's unlikely Thrawn will get much competition.

    I'm going to let this stand at the moment, despite it's similarity to the previous poll as, well, there's not much else happening on here at the moment. Just don't be too surprised if people don't want to repeat their reasons for voting Thrawn.

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    I voted for Pallaeon, due to the fact that in many ways, he succeded where the rest failed.

    He survived through the war with the new republic, and maintaned his control and authority over the empire/imperial remnant throughout.

    He was also the only one who realized that it was possible to bring an end to the war without the complete destruction of one or both governments.

    Thrawn was a brilliant tactician, but was killed.
    Dalla never realized that patience could be a virtue, and that it was of supreme importance to ally yourself with the splinter groups of her own faction.
    I couldn't vote for the emporer reborn because i haven't read the dark empire comice.
    And Isard gave up the capital world of the empire, lost her fleet and flagship, was unable to hold thyferra, and was killed in the ciutric affair.

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    Uncle Gilad of course. ^^ You just have to love the old man, though he is pretty badly written in the Darksabre novel, but is just great in most of the other novels that show him.
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    This poll is rather similar to one that was posted a few months ago on the Most Competant Military Leaders (link here ). I imagine the results of this poll (which targets a smaller subset of that previous poll) will be very similar to the previous poll. In that poll, Thrawn ran away with it, only Wedge and Ackbar giving any real competition. And given Wedge and Ackbar are not included in the subset for this poll, well, I think it's unlikely Thrawn will get much competition.
    As the creator of said linked ot thread, I'd like to point out the specific (and crucial) difference between this one and last. This one says who your fav. The other requests competency. Alot of peopel voted Thrawn there despite the fact that they might not like him.
    I, personally, like both Thrawn and Pellaeon, so Pellaeon got my vote here because I voted Thrawn before.
    And yes, Thrawn and Pellaeon will run away with this poll. But oh well, IMO.

    Anyways, I think there were a few leaders left off who would have gotten votes in this one. (Just like how I left off some who would have had votes in the last one.) This poll, in my opinion, is missing at the very least Zsinj, Teradoc, Tavira, and Ait Convarion. I would have voted Convarion if possible, and I do recall people liking (or at least discussing)Zsinj and Teradoc (and Harsk), and I figure there's at least one vote out there for Tavira. (probly a Corran hater. )
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    Old Pelly. I remember hating him during the Thrawn trilogy and taking pleasure at his despair when he realized Thrawn was dead. However, his transformation into a genuinely noble and intelligent individual has made me like him a lot.

    Besides, he gets to say, "The Empire will always strike back!" during the NJO series.

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    Having not yet finished the NJO series, I voted Thrawn. Maybe Pellaeon will take his place as I make more progress. Isard's OK -- certainly clever -- but not quite clever enough. Myopic, you might say.

    As for the others, well, Daala is just idiotic, and I have a hard time taking anything from Dark Empire seriously.

    (Also, Thrawn is based on Sherlock Holmes, of whom I'm a fan.)
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    It was a difficult choice, but I voted for Thrawn. He had the mojo to take on the NR, and nearly won. Even the rumors of his resurrection ten years later had the NR panicking.
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    Originally posted by Darth Fierce
    Old Pelly. I remember hating him during the Thrawn trilogy and taking pleasure at his despair when he realized Thrawn was dead. However, his transformation into a genuinely noble and intelligent individual has made me like him a lot.

    Besides, he gets to say, "The Empire will always strike back!" during the NJO series.

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    I voted thrawn, but just because he did so much with what he had. And had it not been for Ruhk, he probably would've defeated the New Republic and rebuilt the empire.
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    I voted for Thrawn because of his tactical finess he possessed. And as Drendar pointed out Thrawn nearly overthrew the New Republic with only the few ( ) resources he had.
    And there goes my vote.
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    Originally posted by Uron Teff
    I voted for Thrawn because of his tactical finess he possessed. And as Drendar pointed out Thrawn nearly overthrew the New Republic with only the few ( ) resources he had.
    And there goes my vote.
    Hey, compared to the OLD Empire of thousands of capital ships he only had a few dozen in his fleet at the battle where he fell.
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    Thrawn. His cold calculating genius was very well realised in the trilogy. He would have done Sidious proud had he been around at that time.

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    gotta be thrawn. Dont ya just love a blue guy who sits in the dark looking at paintings before wiping the floor with anyone that doesnt surrender immediately
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    Pelleon. He defeats the Yuuzhan Vong, from a BACTA TANK.

    That's just awesome. Anyone who can win a battle while floating naked in minty cheese juice is bad ass.
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    I'm going with Pelleon all the way. Sure, Thrawn was a far better tactician and strategist, but he had very little depth. All he was about was defeating the New Republic; he didn't do anything else. Pelleon has an odd little sense of humor, a definite human side, hobbies, nobility, what have you. There is just more to him than the cold blooded Chiss punk.

    As for any others, I think Zsinj could give these guys a real run for the money. He had the tactical and strategetic abilities of an Imp admiral coupled with a shrewd business mind and excessive use of new technologies that outdid Thrawn. Sure, Thrawn made great use of the technology he had, and the couple high-tech gizmos he got his hands on. But Zsinj was much better at finding new avenues of technology to use and exploiting them.

    As for the rest, lets see:

    Daala: She is an overeager, arrogant fool. Far too confident despite the repeated times she gets slapped down for it.
    Ysanne Isard: Psycho.
    Tavira: Self-centered, typical Imperial arrogance, and too self-interested to achieve anything for the good of the Empire.
    Convarion: Fairly typical Imperial, a little trigger-happy. Meh.
    Various warlords (Teradoc, Harsk): Kids on a playground. No concept of alliances, unified forces, business, what have you. Zsinj is the only warlord I've seen with enough wisdom to make an economically balanced empire.
    Empire Reborn: I haven't read the series, but I from what I know he never learns his lesson. The Galaxy Gun, Eclipse I and II, World Devastators: just more superweapons to have fail on you.

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