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Old 05-27-05, 04:52 PM
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Tarkin - who is he ?

Sorry i just don't remember him from the OT, who is he ?

Also where in ROTS did he appear as a youngster ?
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Grand Moff Tarkin:


In Episode III he is the officer on the bridge of the ship who is standing with Vader then walks away.
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Also where in ROTS did he appear as a youngster ?
He was the man on the right standing next to the Emporer on the deck when Vader entered at the end. As Vader approached, Tarkin turned and left.

To me he looked alot like Odo (from DS9).
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Grand Moff Tarkin was the Imperial governor of the Outland Regions, and the mastermind of the Death Star project. A brilliant and ruthless tactician, Tarkin was a loyal adherent to Emperor Palpatine's vision of the New Order. He saw the Death Star as the ultimate weapon to ensure absolute rule over the galaxy. The power of the battle station's prime weapon was enough to deter any rebellion, he reasoned. To demonstrate the Death Star's power, he destroyed the planet of Alderaan.
Some questioned whether Tarkin's methods were merely bids to aggrandize his own status, in defiance of the Emperor's ultimate goal. The truth will never be known, for Tarkin perished aboard his creation. The Rebel Alliance dared to wage war with the Empire, and targeted a weak spot in the battle station. A proton torpedo volley fired by young Luke Skywalker sealed the station's fate. Tarkin was killed in the resulting explosion.

Even as a young man, Wilhuff Tarkin was a being of vision. He saw the decay inherent in the Republic all too well from his base of operations in the Outer Rim. He ascended the military and political ranks of his native Eriadu, a densely populated world in the Seswenna sector. During the waning days of the Republic, he made valuable contacts in Palpatine's senate, and in the world of corporate interests.
When Palpatine restructured the galactic government, Tarkin was granted command of the Seswenna sector. This came on the heels of an outrage orchestrated by Tarkin on the distant world of Ghorman. Tarkin landed his vessel on a platform filled with activists protesting Imperial taxation. Rather than be reprimanded for the murder of hundreds, Tarkin was rewarded for orchestrating the Ghorman Massacre, as it later became labeled by the Rebellion.

From the start, resistance forces fought against the New Order. They took advantage of the bureaucratic borders that separated sectors, knowing that they could elude Imperial sector forces by jumping out of their spheres of influence.

To counter this tactic, Tarkin proposed a new organizational scheme to the Emperor. In addition to the sectors defined by astrographic and political boundaries, there'd be overlapping 'priority sectors' defined by the amount of treasonous activity therein. A single official would command these territories -- a Grand Moff -- who would oversee the allotment of resources personally. Palpatine was pleased with Tarkin's proposal, and granted Tarkin with the title and an enormous area of operations in the Outer Rim Territories.

Another of Tarkin's visions was the so-called doctrine of fear, or the Tarkin Doctrine as it is officially known. Rather than expend the incredible amounts of resources necessary for subjugating all the worlds of the Empire, the New Order would instead make visible a single show of force that could be used to cow any treasonous activity. This mindset culminated in the creation of the Death Star, a brainchild of Tarkin realized by a cadre of advanced scientists in a secret laboratory known as Maw Installation.

During the secrecy surrounding Maw Installation, Tarkin took a mistress, a young Imperial commander named Daala. Tarkin considered the young Naval officer his protégé, and taught her the basics of military tactics. She was assigned the duty of protecting Maw Installation. No one in the upper echelons of the Empire knew of the secret laboratory, and the engineers who had fashioned the deep space installation were killed after its completion. When Tarkin died at Yavin, he took the Maw secret to the grave with him.

Tarkin was survived by his widow, a severe woman who ran a megonite moss mining operation on Phelarion. On that planet, a solid black obelisk stands as tribute to the memory of this influential Imperial.
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from the OT, he's the one that got Leia to give up the goods and still ordered the nuking of alderaan just because.
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Found the pic:

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Between Vader and Tarkin, who wielded more power within the empire?
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Originally Posted by tonymontana313
Between Vader and Tarkin, who wielded more power within the empire?
I think in A New Hope, Tarkin has more official power, he has a rank and position, whereas Vader is just the Emperor's lackey. By ESB, however, it seems like Vader assumes more and more command over standard military operations.

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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan
Another of Tarkin's visions was the so-called doctrine of fear, or the Tarkin Doctrine as it is officially known. Rather than expend the incredible amounts of resources necessary for subjugating all the worlds of the Empire, the New Order would instead make visible a single show of force that could be used to cow any treasonous activity. This mindset culminated in the creation of the Death Star, a brainchild of Tarkin realized by a cadre of advanced scientists in a secret laboratory known as Maw Installation.

During the secrecy surrounding Maw Installation, Tarkin took a mistress, a young Imperial commander named Daala. Tarkin considered the young Naval officer his protégé, and taught her the basics of military tactics. She was assigned the duty of protecting Maw Installation. No one in the upper echelons of the Empire knew of the secret laboratory, and the engineers who had fashioned the deep space installation were killed after its completion. When Tarkin died at Yavin, he took the Maw secret to the grave with him.
Well, we were going good until we got to this part, which doesn't jibe with ATTACK OF THE CLONES at all...
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Found the pic:


grand max headroom?
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it also says in the credits Wayne Pygram...."Governor Tarkin"...not sure if anyone caught that.
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costanza's picture looks much more like the man I saw in the movie than Rammsteinfan's, but I like Rammsteinfan's better...
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It was kinda cool including him it E3. When was the last time Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing appeared in a movie together (Even though Cushing's appearance was either an actor in makeup or CGI)??
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Tarkin is DA MAN! He's the only other person other than the Emperor who told Vader what to do...and Vader did it.

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Who is tarkin?

Tall, about 5'11", brown hair, blue eyes, mid 50's. Distinguished gentleman. High ranking official. Loves stamping out the rebellion, Dianoga steak dinners and long walks along the Calamari sea. Looking for young lady, open to a controlling partner, and willing to iron Imperial uniforms. Call me at ##-##-####. Nothing serious, just looking for some good clean Bantha fun.
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I'd recognize his foul stench anywhere.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
I'd recognize his foul stench anywhere.


Pretty funny line until he tricked the Rebel info out of Leia and blew her home planet to Kingdon Come.

HARDCORE!!!
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Originally Posted by scott1598
it also says in the credits Wayne Pygram...."Governor Tarkin"...not sure if anyone caught that.
Scorpius is Tarkin?

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