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  Darth Skuldren
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I always found it interesting that the Samurai chopped off their opponents heads and after the battle, they laid them out like trophies to see who had the most. Things like that show a certain desensitivity.

As for people killing hundreds of people in combat and surviving, the easiest people to point out are snipers. They're about the only group of individuals who keep score and the information is made public. There's quite a few WWII snipers with over a 100 kills. I've only read one memoir by one of them, though, so I'm not really sure how affected they were by that.

So, with all this discussion of how people are affected by war and combat in real life, would we the readers want to see more of the reality reflected in the Star Wars novels? Is it better to have the holodramatized stories as hinted at in Mindor?
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
So, with all this discussion of how people are affected by war and combat in real life, would we the readers want to see more of the reality reflected in the Star Wars novels?

I would not. Grittier ≠ better.

The idealized nature of Star Wars is one of the reasons I fell in love with it after I watched the OT. Luke is a good guy, Palpatine is a bad guy. The EU gets a little more into character psychology, which is fine, but for the most part Star Wars has stuck with the idealized, myth-like style of story-telling and I see no reason to change this. Not everything should be Watchmen or THG.
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Gotta agree with you there, Reep.
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