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Episode 1622: Dying Wish

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Characters' dying words are often important. If an NPC dies within hearing distance of a PC, make sure to give them some notable dying words. Preferably something cryptic, but which leads to an important plot clue.

Or an important red herring...

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

If all she wanted was to kill him, she had plenty of opportunity here. She walked up, gave her rant, and then waited for two beat panels.

She didn't want to kill him. She wanted him to know that she was killing him. That was her failure.

And the last thing he says, is for her to get a copy of his presentations. I'm sure that will include a full copy of the technical specs of the Death Star... sorry Peace Moon.

Now the Rebels have to figure out some way to get these plans off this planet. If only there was a Rebel base in communication range that they could just radio the plans to.

Nah, this presentation probably contains the secret backdoor access key to the secure data archives. If they just radio the plans in now, we don't see Jim's third character. It's too early for the TPK.

— Keybounce

He really, really, really likes his PowerPoints doesn't he?

This is some good roleplaying by Jim though. At the moment when Bria/Jyn's father was dying, he decided she would hear out his last wish, maybe even honour it. But then, upon realising that Galen is in fact still the guy that made her sit through endless presentations, she remembered why she was there: to kill him.

And of course for drama reasons she doesn't even get to do that. I'm curious as to what Jim will do next with the character. Her driving force thus far was all to do with her father. Will she decide to try to undo her father's work? Or take revenge on the Empire that corrupted him?

Or just loot his body and move on?

I guess that depends on how much Jim has progressed at this point.

— aurilee

Transcript

{Bria walks up to Galen's supine form}
Bria: Father! I finally found you!
Galen: Jyn??
Bria: You didn't think you could hide from me forever, did you?
Galen: Jyn! You need to...
Bria: What?
Galen: ... get a copy...
Bria: Yes, yes?
Galen: ... of my presentations!
Bria: What?! Seriously? Screw you, Dad!
Bria: You betrayed my mother, you betrayed me, and now you've betrayed the whole Galaxy!
Bria: Killing you won't be justice enough!
GM: Galen's last breath passes his lips, and he slumps into the waiting arms of Death.
Bria: Nooooooo!!!


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Published: Tuesday, 06 March, 2018; 02:11:01 PST.
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