I’ve told you I enjoyed The Force Unleashed, and I’m looking forward to Force Unleashed 2, even though I’ve heard it’s super-short and I’ll probably just rent or borrow it. And I’m looking forward to the DLC, where you can fry Ewoks. Or I was, until I saw this sacrilege:
Not fucking cool, TFU2. I don’t care what Elseworlds-type nonsense the DLC is supposed to be, but Han Solo and Chewbacca do not die, ever, and they certainly don’t die like bitches.
I can’t believe how scandalized I was when I saw this. I know Luke was in the DLC for the first game; did he die? It made me realize I have bizarrely different standards for these characters, even in non-canon. I can handle Luke dying, but Han Solo and Chewie? I’m appalled at the thought. Weird. Thanks to Spaceboy for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.