Suicide by Star Wars Apocrypha: Doubly Deceived

Deceived, the Trailer

(Suicide by Star Wars Apocrypha is a foolish attempt to examine the entirety of the now decanonized Star Wars Expanded Universe and quantify its assorted artistic merits. Read the introduction. Check out the archives.)

Medium: Cinematic trailer

Publication Date: June 2009

Timeline Placement: 3,653 BBY

The earliest of these TOR trailers is also the shortest. Darth Malgus, who now wears a respirator mask because of how his face got exploded in the last video, walks into the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and kills a lot of Jedi, assisted by the latest of the EU’s many pretty redheaded ladies, Mandalorian warrior Shae Vizla. A ship full of more Sith crashes through the wall and everybody fights with lightsabers. Malgus kills the head Jedi then walks away from the temple like a badass, revealing that the rest of the planet is also under attack. THE END!

Once again there’s not enough content here to give a fair rating, but luckily for us, the critical response to this trailer was so positive someone decided, hey, let’s turn this three-minute videogame trailer into a full-length novel. What fun.

2/5 Death Stars or something.