Look at you, a general!

By Pranks Paul

[Spoilers for Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One.]

My roommate loves military sci-fi.  One criticism he often levels at Star Wars is that it’s ridiculous that Han and Lando are given generalships after their short stints with the Alliance.  I don’t agree with him because I think he’s missing some fundamental points about Star Wars:

  1. In Star Wars, heroes are often created by accident or coincidence.
  2. Star Wars heroes are combat monsters.
  3. The Rebel Alliance literally cannot survive without relying on outside recruits.
  4. Star Wars is making a point about trust.

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