The EU wasn't allowed to touch him. He was dead until Lucas changed his mind.
My point isn't so much that they screwed up a character I like (though, yeah, they've done that dozens of times). It's why use the one minor Jedi who actually had a full story. (Barriss even had an actual death in Order 66, and not just in a cut scene or video game.) Couldn't Hi-Yaah Girl have worked instead of the Jedi they bothered to write two books about? Or why not create a new Padawan early on? Plo Koon could've been training someone. Everyone likes Plo Koon, and he's surprisingly open.
Again, Barriss' Order 66 death was based on a scene deleted from ROTS (as seen on the Blu-ray animatics), only put in the comic adaptation since the film wasn't done at that point. I still don't know why the Medstar books in and of themselves can't take place between her appearances in Season Two and Five, though since I now know for a fact you aren't reading anything I'm saying on the topic, I'll just give up now.
Seems like you're just holding a grudge because you don't like that someone who you invested in could have her path changed.
I don't have a problem with adding wrinkles or changing course. Only thing is now (in addition to everything about her age being wrong by a few years), she will now have, what, a couple of months to get back into the Order's good graces and go off to Drongar. Given that Ahsoka was apparently being drummed out of the Order for what Barriss was really doing, that's stretching it, unless they like Barriss more and won't hold her accountable.
Shaak Ti's deaths only appeared in cut scenes and in a video game. Games are low on the canon scale. The cut scenes would trump them, but they contradict one another, so I think that means they cancel one another out. I don't recall the novelization or comic addressing her. TFU seems to be higher on the scale than most games (since it has the tie-in novel, no matter how bad).
Barriss, on the other hand, is shown in the comic being blasted from behind by a Juggernaut while looking through binoculars, IIRC. Since nothing disputes that, that's how she went out. (Then again, the same Order 66 sequence showed Quinlan Vos dying, and we now know he's one of about sixty Jedi who survived and lived on Kashyyyk without ever knowing about the other fifty-nine. :D )
Of course, on the subject of Jedi deaths, Adi Gallia is a huge honkin' contradiction.
Just saying, the EU isn't as fun to navigate when it ceases to be a straight line with a few little zigs and zags, and becomes a full-on Choose Your Own Adventure.
I don't think your timeline is right, this says MedStar I and II are during 20 BBY, this episode of Clone Wars is 20 BBY, so this episode takes place after the events of MedStar II. Be thankful her Bota accident wasn't used as justification for her becoming a mad bomber.
Games are the same canon as novels and comics, C-canon. Cut scenes are either S-canon (secondary) or N-canon (not).
So she's not a Padawan here?
She most definitely is a Knight following the Medstar books.
A decent episode, not the best, definitely not the worst. The fact that no evidence was gathered for the trial on either side is a glaring hole. If all those clone murders took place in a high security prison, wouldn't there had been video? And if there wasn't video, wouldn't that have raised eyebrows in Ahsoka's favor? I liked Anakin's emotional roller coaster throughout the episode, although I still find it hard to believe that even though Anakins lightsaber skill rivals Master Yoda's, he still has problems with everyone in a duel. The real Anakin would have mopped the floor with Barris; I kept expecting her hands to be cut off. All being said, the score of this episode was the best, emotional score of the series.
It wasn't that it led to something we didn't expect, it was it led to something that can't physically happen. Darth Mauls eyes rolled into the back of his head, and even though that doesn't mean death, it does mean unconsciousness. Because of this, he couldn't force push himself into a crevice to save his life. Had a fan been used to "cushion" his fall, the fan would have had to such a flow to catch his weight from that height that it would have hit him like a concrete floor. The same thing goes for water; had he hit water from that height every bone in his half body would have broke twice over and he would have drown. When Lucas killed Maul off in TPM, he did a great job, unfortunately, as in the case with life insurance policies, if you don't have a body... anything can happen.Quote:
Darth Maul surviving his injuries on Naboo isn't an EU retcon, it's just saying that something we saw in TPM led to something we didn't expect.
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They weren't shipped back to Coruscant, that's where they were killed - unless you're arguing they were blown up so hard they flew off the planet.
Your point about not cremating them though, that's right on the money.
IIRC, didn't Lucas say something to the effect of, "I chose to show Maul split in two so other writers couldn't bring him back."