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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:58 am    Post subject: Little Question
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Hey, I don't mean to be picky at all, just an honest question, based on Thrawn.

When, by the movies, the Emperor and Darth Vader died, as well as the loss of a lot of the Navy, at the battle of Endor, the Empire was crippled. The Rebellion then was victorious. However, 5 or 10 years later (I'm not quite sure exactly how the timeline works, but my facts are generally correct I believe) Thrawn rallied most of the remaining Empire back together, and made himself the head of it, or, the Grand Admiral.

So my question is this: Since Grand Admiral is almost the same as Emperor, why would Darth Vader choose someone to be Grand Admiral? Wouldn't Thawn still be something lower? I mean, of course not a Private or an Ensign, but not Grand Admiral.

And, I'm not trying to pick on you Nubis, heck, do even change it because of this post, I'm just a little iffy about a power-hungry guy like Darth Vader picking a person who has as much control over the Empire as he does, except he has to report to him.
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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject:
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I've wondered this question before, and come to the resolution we don't go by the SW books.

As for Thrawn, he would have the rank of Grand Admiral were Darth Vader alive, as Vader held politically rank suchas a Commander in Chief. If Vader held Grand Admiral, Thrawn would become Admiral. Admiral of the Fleet or Fleet Admiral is the proper term for Grand Admiral.
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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject:
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Sorta... I'm not quite sure Vader actually held a certain rank. I, of course, haven't read many of the books, but I've never heard of Vader being Commander in Chief.

Secondly, Grand Admiral is not a common rank. It's akin to a Five-star General. Very few people have had it, but those who did had complete control over the Army, like Mac Arthur in World War II.

All I'm trying to say is, I think the point of a Grand Admiral was due to the lack of an Emperor.

And your point that we don't follow the books...doesn't my argument kind of say that? The books say he was Grand Admiral Thrawn after the Emperor and Vader died, and as Vader isn't dead....
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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject:
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Thrawn was made a Grand Admiral in a secret ceremony hosted by Palpatine himself, if I remember correctly. So, it happened before Palpatine died in RotJ, therefore is still canon in this RPG.
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Alright, I guess that answers my question then... I'm gonna have to look into that though, I want to know why he made Thrawn Grand Admiral. Seems kinda wierd to me.
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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject:
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Because he was a good officer. Joke

Actually, the Imperial Grand Admiral is based on the German Gro▀admiral, which translates to "Grand Admiral." He would rank slightly higher than a Fleet admiral, as I recall.
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I know he was a good officer, but before Ep. 5 he was still a captain I believe, or around there. Who can progress the 5 highest ranks in 5 years?
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Well if he was popular enough with the Emperor - which clearly he was going by the private promotion ceremony - then it's quite possible.
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Yeah I suppose it possible, he was a cold, ruthless, calculating officer that cared about every single on of his troops. Who else would you want as Grand Admiral? Confused
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Me Joke .
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