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Star Mares 2.2.14: Lady Luck

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A bit of a rapid segue here to remind us that Moontear and Wind Whistler's stories are connected.

In the film, of course, the Imperial officers do know (broadly at least) why they're devoting so many resources to chasing one ship, because Darth Vader made no bones about the fact that he was specifically after Luke. But since it doesn't actually make any sense for Piett to know about Vader's interest before the Emperor does, I've assumed that Dark Feather has avoided mentioning that little particular to her underlings.  This makes her actions seem even more reckless, thus making Moontear's suspicions a little more plausible than they might be otherwise.

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albedoequals1's avatar
" it doesn't actually make any sense for Piett to know about Vader's interest before the Emperor does"

Actually, now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense.  If Piett tells any of Vader's secrets, Vader will kill him.  Piett knows this, so he is actually quite trustworthy.  The Emperor, on the other hand, is the guy that tricked him into killing all of his friends.  Dark side or not, Vader has no reason to trust the Emperor, and even plots behind his back to overthrow him.
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The Emperor can read minds.  The chances of him not knowing what Vader's been up to for the past four years are remote, as is the likelihood of him not knowing (in the most recent release) the name of the terrorist who blew up several billion credits of military materiel.

We must therefore assume that he does know, and that the whole 'we have a new enemy' bit is just a ploy to give Vader enough rope to hang himself.  However, we must also assume that Vader knows this because even Anakin "Tell the Sith Lord to His Face That I'm Going to Turn Him In" Skywalker isn't stupid enough to be fooled by something that obvious.  But then, the entire Sith methodology doesn't make a sense anyway (given that their trump card consists of goading their enemies into killing them).

Also, Piett is clearly more scared of the Emperor than he is of Vader, so 'trustworthy' probably only lasts up until he gets asked a direct question.
albedoequals1's avatar
"Skywalker isn't stupid enough to be fooled by something that obvious."

Never underestimate how stupid Anakin can be. :P
fotland42's avatar
It's about time you noticed. I'm just waiting to see if they'll get up to anything that can't be shown on-panel while they're still nominally enemies.
AJR001's avatar
Moontear is like a walking spoiler alert... :XD:
ChrisCmoney's avatar
Hey, I've noticed those same orange and green pegasi flying near Moontear in a few panels now. Intentional recurring background characters, or just a coincidence?
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They're the only other pegaTIEs I've made, so they get a lot of exposure.
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Just be patient, you'll wear her down eventually.
tom117z's avatar
Princess Lace is Cadance's granddaughter huh? That would paint Flurry Heart as Dark Feather, but I doubt it. In Star Wars Princess Leia was adopted by Bail Organa, so I'm going to guess Flurry Heart plays that roll here.
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Honestly, this wasn't supposed to be what everyone takes away from this page.  You'd think no-one had heard of 'hereditary monarchy' before...
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Hman999's avatar
Ayy, Lady Luck! I understood that reference. Lando’s ship from the EU.
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GwDuncanHobbyist Writer
LOL Foemance. I am gonna use that
keybounce's avatar
Isn't "Foemance" basically the "spades" suit from the homestuck trolls?
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GwDuncanHobbyist Writer
Not if I put emphasize on the FOE in FOEmance.......also I have no idea what the Homestuck trolls are
keybounce's avatar
Foemance, as in foe + romance, a kinda love-hate relationship.

Homestuck is a ... web-based story about ...

Well, the relevant details are "Kismesissitude" on this page:
mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wi…

(Homestuck is a strange Heroes Journey story, featuring some 4 dozen or so main characters ... time travel loops ... full-fledged retcons of the past in-story ... and by the end of it, you realize that "free will" was 100% an illusion over the entire story. Very strange. The final end was determined before anything happened. It is worth reading, but it is also long.)
GwDuncan's avatar
GwDuncanHobbyist Writer
But that is exactly what I was gonna use it for.....and I will maybe read it later, sound interesting though
MDWebster's avatar
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Oh? Princess Leia… um I mean… Lace is Flurry Heart's ad...

You know what. I better wait awhile until it unfolds.
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ChrisTheSProfessional Digital Artist
Why is everyone always surprised by the things I thought were supposed to be obvious? :( Royalty usually has this little thing called 'line of succession'...
MDWebster's avatar
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I was about to say "Adopted" hence the "A."
Speaking of Flurry Heart, I wonder how was she?
Her father is handsomely old and fine; her mother is crystalized but still preserved.

But what about their offspring, If she's a foster mother to Lace does that mean she's at Halter… -gasp- 

christhes.deviantart.com/art/S…

:nooo: NOOOOOOO….

Wait… wait… Can you tell me where she is?
tom117z's avatar
Flutterbat hunted down all alicorns but two...
Reshiram95's avatar
if  cadance is  princess lace granddaughter  who is flurry heart to princess lace?
ChrisTheS's avatar
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Flurry Heart was Lace's mother.  Officially, at least.
PhoenixFlambe's avatar
Officially? You mean your own headcanon?
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