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Grand Moff Tarkin
You can absolutely read James Luceno’s Tarkin if enjoy Star Wars literature and want more insight into the rigid, calculating Imperial leader. But if you are intent on just sticking to visual media, then The Clone Wars will give you everything you need to understand what Wilhuff Tarkin is all about.
Trusted with Republic secrets from the get-go, Tarkin quickly curries favor with Palpatine, planting the seeds for the former’s eventual rise to power prior to A New Hope. During the Jedi rescue from The Citadel in Season 3, we discover that Tarkin really doesn’t change much during his life. And that’s more than okay. Sometimes, confirmation of a person’s character is more interesting than added layers are.
He’s infuriatingly self-righteous and unfailingly cruel, two qualities that end up serving him absurdly well when Darth Vader becomes his new employer. So yeah, next to nothing has changed. He’s the same irritating suck-up, right up to his obliteration aboard the exploding Death Star. A true jerk to the very end.
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