This could be both a prequel and an OT meme
By - DGH1993
War! The Galactic Empire, has track down the hidden Rebel base on Yavin 4. With the terrifying Death Star closing in, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia lead a desperate attack in hopes to stop the space station before it’s too late.......
Uh Colonel Yularen, what are you doing?
Sorry it’s just a hobby of mine.
I read this in his voice
With the music in the background
I will never ever skip it
Well yeah you're not supposed to skip it, it's the setup for the episode
Anyone who skips the intro is missing out on the complete Clone Wars experience. Seeing the title come in, the bombastic theme song playing, the moral of the day and then the four note transition to the narration and opening reel...it really sets the tone.
The moral of the day is 50% true and relevant and then 50% absolute nonsense and it cracks me up either way.
And then the last few episodes just have that dark intro that fully sets in what you're about to experience...
It's insulting that Disney+ gives you the option to skip it
My dad tried to skip it and it straight up doesn’t do anything
if you try to skip on disney plus it will only jump a few seconds to right before the moral message plays
He’s got that Spotify premium
I would pay good money to hear him read the opening crawls for the movies.
I really really hope he’s doing alright right now. I haven’t heard much since his stroke.
Apparently, he's recovering and making good progress. Still not in any shape to be doing VO work but he's getting better.
Really??? I’m so so happy to hear that. Even if he’s unable to continue VO work at the moment I am thankful that he is alright. I appreciate you letting me know!
You're welcome! Like you, I was very worried when the news about his stroke came in. He basically made a good chunk of my childhood memories so I was absolutely shocked when I heard about his stroke.
Don't forget the quote before the voiceover. For this maybe "History is written by the victors"?
A regrettable casualty of war.
Press F to pay respects
Basically, anakin's son killed his Naval Commander. Wow.
That's why Vader was trying to stop Luke. He cares.
*Keep your hands off my admiral!*
Fuck you and the upvote I gave you…
Luke was jealous he didn't get a show with a dope Narrator.
I would love a animated series set between the movies.
umm, who's gonna tell him
A series about Luke and the rebels set between 4 and 5 and 6?
I tought you meant between PT and OT, my bad
No! No no no no no! That can’t be true! It can’t be! That guy is the immortal voice of the entire Star Wars universe!
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
I refuse to believe it!
So love has blinded you?
Not now bad timing Padme!
Lol someone watches zanny
Well... that’s not exactly what they meant
No! But I refuse to let him die! That man is a saint and I will pull his soul from the force with my bare hands to get him back on this galaxy! He cannot die!
That is why you failed
Noooo! I hate you!
NO THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE
He was alive, I felt it!
Palpatine: “The Clone Wars is ending.”
Yularen: “I’m still gonna be the narrator right?”
Yularen: “I’m still gonna be the narrator right?”
May the force be with you Admiral Yularen. Your spectacular narrations that (almost) every episode of The Clone Wars came equipped with will be cherished forever.
Was it canon that he was also the narrator? I thought they were just supposed to be narrations like in ww2 serials, they just happened to reuse the same voice actor.
Even though they’re obviously the same person, the narrator sounds quite different than the admiral in the sense that the admiral doesn’t talk like an upbeat journalist with a trans Atlantic accent.
Why would it be canon he’s a narrator? It’s for us the viewers, not anyone in universe
I'm imagining all the sith and jedi just telling this dude everything they're up to just for him to say it in a cool voice to everyone.
Emperor Palpatine anonymously gives him the script ahead of schedule - he doesn't know what it's for, but it usually turns out to be eerily accurate.
It is not unprecedent that something seemingly being made for the audience could also exist in universe. The Imperial March, for example, also happens to be the national anthem of The Empire in-universe.
It’s in the movies, so it’s canon.
The entire universe hears his voice as he narrates individual battles. It’s what made him such a great leader, his voice was in everyone’s head.
He was force sensitive, so he could talk in your head like ghost Ben did to Skywalker in the trench run. But he was untrained so his inner monologue was everyone’s inner monologue.
It started when he was born and went on for all his life. everyone else just thought it was part of their own inner monologue. What else would it be anyways? Some universal narrator?
When the Death Star was destroyed it was like the voice of the universe cried out and was suddenly silent.
You either die a hero or live lo by enough to see yourself become a villain
So which was he?
Imperial admiral, so you tell me.
Well after he resigned as an admiral he went on to become a very high ranking officer in the Imperial security bureau hunting rebels.
Buddies with Thrawn, no less.
Who wouldn’t want to be?
Top ten ~~anime~~ cartoon betrayals
Colonel in charge of the ISB. Wasn’t an admiral anymore by that point.
But the empire did nothing wrong
Died a hero, obviously.
He was a Villein.
The master or the apprentice?
So? He went and worked for the Empire, just like this guy did. Still mad about this.
I never knew that about Panaka. That’s really interesting.
I always liked Panaka from Phantom Menace too
Just blew my mind with this, I had no idea
Who is that?
Cool colonel of the space variety. The chicken one has glasses.
wtf did I just read
You know, 🍗. Some time after the war ended, he traded in the rank of Admiral for Colonel to become head of the ISB. It's entirely possible that he is both men, after all spice is a regulated substance and the secret recipe is "11 herbs and spices".
Admiral Yularen from the clone wars. He was sort of anakins right hand man in space and he narrated all the episodes of the clone wars. People stop disliking this comment, it’s just a legitimate question. Don’t be the type of toxic fans that sequel-lovers think we are.
Is luke the bad guy? “He’s outta line, but he’s right”
Man was running the ISB which is basically the Empire’s Gestapo.
Ehh, he became yet another imperial asshat after order 66. Such a shame
So did almost all the clones we loved in TCW
Those guys were programmed tho
They were programmed too. I bet none of them would have if they didn’t have the chip inside of them
They were created to serve not to ask questions, AotC was clear on this
They would have done it even without the chip, orders are orders
It was called Grand Army of the Republic not Grand Army of the Jedi Order
The clones who didn’t have functioning chips had a pretty good record of not betraying the Jedi or the Republic.
Yeah, I won’t stand for this Rex erasure!
Jedi are not interchangeable with the Republic
There is chain of command
Clones serve the Republic and take orders from Commander in Chief which is Palpatine and if he says that Jedi are to be executed for treason than they get executed
Rex hesitated because he knew Ahsoka but if there was some other random Jedi in her place he would have pulled the trigger no questions asked, chip or no chip
Dogma executed Pong Krell for treason on his own, other Clones there were on their way to doing the same just with more paperwork in the process
The clones didn't really have a choice, he did.
Hey at least he was one with a cool voice, him and Thrawn and Tarkin and the only three with that honor.
Tarkin was just as bad as Palpatine
You mean just as great as the senate himself.
He's pretty cool in the Thrawn books
I'm still working through TCW but I'd like to get into the Thrawn books. Can I start reading them before I get into Rebels, and which book do I start with?
Thrawn (2017) takes place between RotS and season 3 of rebels. Alliance takes place between season 3 and 4, and Treason takes place around the later half of season 4.
Definitely check out the audio books if you get the chance. The narration is amazing and features music from John Williams. Not to mention the sound effects and ambience. Like a really well done radio drama.
There really isn’t much between rebels and the thrawn books. In the second or third book he mentions something that happened when he showed up in the series, but it doesn’t have any major significance to the Thrawn story or spoilers for Rebels. It’s more of an Easter egg then anything.
The audiobooks are definitely great.
He actually ever suppose to be the imperial background-charakter in the first film. From this point of view, it's a bit easier to get it, but still... They made us bothering about a charakter for at least 2 seasons (after that, he lost a bit of relevance), even if he suppose to be a random badguy in the future.
Either you die a hero....
Or you live long enough to be blown up as a villain.
Btw, does anyone know why he was basically demoted from Admiral to Colonel?
Empire did nothing wrong!
Except for allowing slavery, crime lords to operate freely and openly, the constant confiscation of land/resources/food, conscription of child soldiers and the all around dickish nature of the Imps.
Also, how many people did Vader kill for failed operations? I’m no military man but I don’t think you’re supposed to kill your troops and officers because an operation fails.
Yeah, the whole 'empire did nothing wrong' is purely built around the fact that the republic and the rebels weren't perfect. Both sides have war crimes, but it is more about which side allowed or directly ordered them.
And before anyone goes on about Anakin committing war crimes:
1. He wasn't ordered to do things as he did.
2. What he did to the sand people was his own actions and likely would have resulted is some penalties if anyone else had found out.
3. I'm not familiar with the space Geneva convention (a diehard fan might be able to enlighten us), but I think that if it contains laws against any of the actions in starwars, it is much more likely to contain laws against genocide, the slaughter of non-combatants and the destruction of entire planets than it is to contain things like pretending to surrender.
Republic (and/or Jedi) being corrupt and imperfect does not make the oppressive totalitarian Empire that destroys entire planets to make a point good. It isn't a case of right or wrong, but rather, which side was less fucked up.
That’s a very good break down of why the empire is horrible, but I think everyone knows the empire is horrible, and it’s just a joke.
I’m pretty sure if they’d found out about the Tusken Raider camp, the council would’ve expelled Anakin.
It’s just the price you need to pay in order to “bring peace, freedom, justice and security” to a new empire
*A* new empire?!
>Except for allowing slavery, crime lords to operate freely and openly, the constant confiscation of land/resources/food, conscription of child soldiers and the all around dickish nature
So pretty much same as the Republic only without BS excuses?
I'd take honesty any day of the week
All of which the Republic allowed. The republic had already become an empire decades before palpatine took over.
Tbf he joined the empire and committed multiple war crimes
So did the Jedi
Join up with the space-nazis, get vaporized like the space-nazis 🤷♂️
No.... it can’t be 😭😭😭
Well now my emotions are torn between the two.
Wow Luke, how could you!! :( (Guys I’m sorry, but I haven’t watched the clone wars, so who is that???)
Admiral wullf yularen, he was the admiral on anakin’s venator.
RIP Admiral Yularen
Yularan made his choice.
An a F in the comments for my home boi
No that's impossible
HE CAN'T BE
WHA... WHAT HAVE I DONE
You ever wonder how many innocents Luke killed that day? People who were simply trying to make a living?
I never cheered for him. Glory to the Empire!
Also ngl he murdered a bunch of civilians and innocent people by blowing up the Death Star. In fact the Empire used this as propaganda
I hate you!!
Man you spoiled a perfectly good scene for me.
A necessary sacrifice
You mean one of the highest ranking members of the Imperial Security Bureau? I think I'll be able to deal with it.
Hey you know what? If he wasn’t such a punk bitch cad bane wouldn’t have gotten away with the holocron.
(And just to be clear, I'm not saying the empire was good. It was incredibly evil. But this post was also meant to be a joking way of taking a look at the things most people don't consider in movies like star wars - things like economics.
And the destruction of it would also likely ruin the galactic economy. You just lost so much money and resources and manpower and that would have had who knows how many consequences - although the empire could have probably used autocratic power to stave off some off the damages, it still would have been destructive.
Yeah the Empire may have been *literally blowing up inhabited planets with tens of thousands of years of culture* but I mean **think of the economic implications** if we stop them. /s
That is a good point - although I'm not sure from an economics standpoint (leaving out ethics and morality) what the GDP of Alderaan would be.
And you were aware I might not actually believe what the rebels did was a bad thing? Yes, destroying it was the right move, but it's also interesting to consider things things like what I raised earlier.
Nah I get your point. I used to be *alllllll* the fuck about some /r/EmpireDidNothingWrong. I was one of the founding members (not like a mod or anything, but like, there since nearly day 1) on a different account.
E: I'm actually the reason there's an Imperial cog on the [finished](https://draemm.li/various/place-atlas/) /r/place - spent the entire time it was up organizing /r/EmpireDidNothingWrong and running multiple accounts to form the shape, fighting off the Italian flag and working out a compromise with their sub so they'd go around, working with the far left side to ensure they didn't wipe us out for being space fascists. And Kanye West's shoe tried to eat the bottom corner. It was a hell of a ride. Never quite finished it because we were really small back then relatively speaking, and like someone said right there at the end "That fucking red dot has left me scarred and deformed" but it was fun. I miss that subreddit sometimes.
Since then, though, I've come to realize people actually use these arguments 1:1 to make real arguments for fascism, so while it's fun to consider alternative interpretations of morality in media, and I do LOVE doing that still, (in fact I go into every piece of media with the explicit intent to try to see the villains point, and in my own writing, I often write the villain as the protagonist, and the main character as a well-meaning unintentional villain to the real protagonists story, but even still) I never say certain defenses of certain things out loud anymore without coupling it with a reminder of what it is that's actually being defended and why it's still wrong despite any musings about moral gray areas and potential unintended consequences.
All interesting points to consider.
Yularen was a hero, rebels just couldn't see it!
Yeah but he became just another imperial fascist, so...
Exactly. They ran a brutal dictatorship, they had it coming.
Now all the poor stormtroopers, I dunno. Casualties of war, I guess.
he had left, it's not canon that he died there, as a matter of fact he appears near the end of Rebels
actually I think it is, Lothal all happens before the first death star im pretty sure
edit: and its noted that after Scarif Yularen was appointed to the death star, so that would be lights-out for him
edit2: Iden also confirms his death in dialogue from SWBF2’s Campaign
Ah my bad i for one seccond thought that the second part of rebels was after BY, mb
I am in immense pain.
Great, now I can't watch that scene without being sad.
Thanks, I hate it (and you).
I honestly don’t feel bad about a high ranking member of the imperial secret police who committed several atrocities dying.
Imagine being a jedi terrorist
So? Dude didn't even have an inhibitor chip but committed crimes for the emire anyway.
So Luke was awarded the medal of honor for killing countless War Heroes. Oof
At least there will be no more long summary intros.
As much as I like Admiral Yularen, he was the head of the ISB and employed brutal tactics in order to mercilessly suppress sedition. As cool of a character as he was, you can see why the Rebels needed him gone
great you have made me hate luke skywalker, the hero of my childhood with just one meme
Are we sure Luke is the good guy?
Yularen can be brought back. it is assumed he died on the death star by others. but i can see them writing a new story where he escaped on a shuttle. and then “quit” by faking his death. if they wanted they could even have vader cover up for him as “anakin” has know him for decades
If you think about it luke is just a schizophrenic terrorist who put millions out of work and killed billions of family’s also he allied himself with CANNIBALS
He was EVIL! And I don't really care about him. Yularen can go be in an exploding Death Star for all I care.
and he did
It is... acceptable.
Yeah and while he was on it, it murdered billions of people
I think it was only 1 mil on it
I think he means the Death Star murdered billions (Alderaan)
I dont recall ever cheering for Luke past the age of 8. I mostly noticed how Vader fires a string of shots right before his wingman is taken out that are just
... removed from existence.
(And if its special edition additions, they're super misplaced)
Also, Empire Forever
There it is.
Who is it?
He was a cunning admiral, and a good friend
So I wonder if Gideon took over for Yularen after he died on the DS1, since both were ISB guys.
Although didn't the Tarkin book say Armand Isard was in charge of the ISB? They seem to have dumped that from Disney canon despite Tarkin being the first book in Disney canon.
I accept my sentence of immediet execution by dc-15 firing squad.
Post it in r/equalmemes
Oh no! Anyway...
When I'm cheering for Luke, I do it for Alderaan reasons.
me after see that : im sorry little one
Yularen: TUEDAY ON THE MOSY DEADLY IMPERIAL BATTLE STATION! Ken from accounting has eaten a bean burrito and is feeling the effects.
Ken from accounting: Shut the fuck up, please shut the fuck up.
Also, how many people do you think were locked up in holding cells on the Death Star?
Do you think Leia was the ONLY political prisoner held on that entire battle station?