Welcome to the Trayus Academy, <insert name here>.
"…Taking the life of an innocent is always harder even than taking your own, if you're sincere. This is the ultimate test of selflessness—whether you're ready to face unending emotional pain, true agony, to gain the power to create peace and order for billions of total strangers. That is the sacrifice. To be vilified by others, by people you know and care for, and for your personal sacrifice to be totally unknown to those billions you save, to do your duty as a Sith. To do your duty for the good of the galaxy. It's easy to be a clean-cut hero slaying monsters. There's always a little bit of vanity in it. There can be no room for vanity or pride in being despised."
Hello and welcome to my userpage. I'm Darth Trayus, a Wookieepedian and a massive fan of Star Wars. And by massive I mean I like Star Wars immensely, not that I, myself, am massive. I had always been interested in Star Wars, but I fell in love with the saga after seeing Attack of the Clones on opening day. I've been obsessed with knowing every little aspect of the galaxy since. I love the Prequel and Original Trilogy equally, however Revenge of the Sith is by far my favorite film. I joined Wookieepedia way back in 2007, however I didn't become a serious editor until the end of 2008.
Fans who say they'll be pissed if/when Luke/Han/Leia die. It has to happen eventually.
Traviss haters (out of virtue of the fact that their reasoning is generally immature).
And finally, fans who are entirely too close-minded about new directions. The Star Wars galaxy is ever expanding, and if someone wants to make a new show, or a new comic, or a new book series, it should be met with excitement instead of skepticism.
I really hope someone establishes that Krynda Draay, Shoaneb Culu, and Kreia are sisters. It would really tie things up nicely. And if Lucien Draay ever turns out to actually be Darth Sion, it adds a whole extra level of subcontext to his and Kriea's interactions in KotOR II. Also, Kreia/Traya needs to be Arren Kae. The end.
Wookieepedia is NOT a platform for users to insult or otherwise bash contributors to Star Wars canon, whether it be Filoni, Traviss, Saxton, or Lucas himself. Criticize the work, not the creator.
"If you seek to aid everyone that suffers, you will only weaken yourself … and weaken them. It is the internal struggles, when fought and won on their own, that yield the strongest rewards. You stole that struggle from them, cheapened it. If you care for others, then dispense with pity and self-sacrifice and recognize the value in letting them fight their own battles. And when they triumph, they will be even stronger for the victory."
"Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless. Even though he failed to live up to his full potential, there was much pleasure in transforming Anakin Skywalker from a bright-eyed, tousle-headed youth into the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Yes, he ultimately turned against his Master, as monsters sometimes do, but that was my fault, not his. Given the opportunity to create Vader again, I would, and with zeal."
"Beyond the movies, his artwork has inspired at least two generations of younger artists—all of whom learned through Ralph that movies are designed. Like me, they were thrilled by his keen eye and creative imagination, which always brought concepts to their most ideal plateau. In many ways, he was a generous father to a conceptual art revolution that was born of his artwork, and which seized the imaginations of thousands and propelled them into the film industry. In that way, we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator."
"I used to be respected, you know. My word carried weight. One tiny mistake, and suddenly no one trusts me! My troops were acting strangely—plotting something. Obviously, they were traitors; all the warning signs were there. The smart move was to kill them all. How could I have known they were planning a surprise party for my promotion?"