Destructionator XIII wrote:Are there examples of fairly regular life in the EU to counter the special circumstances seen in the movies? While they are certainly all extraordinary characters in extraordinary situations, if that's all we have, well, that's all we have.
There are, for most stuff. For example, the Empire does have actual procedures for inquiry and court-martial when incompetence becomes a possible issue.
Sometimes, I even believe Vader adheres to them a little.
Of course, a lot of the EU naturally portrays the Empire and Republic as unjust and/or corrupt for (out-of-universe) thematic reasons. But the "evil" is still more sluggish and bureacratic than capricious like in the films most of the time. Or such, at least, is my impression.