I wonder if Thrawn keeps Pryce around because of her many failures. She should have been reprimanded. Or at least demoted for her various mishaps, especially with the Mon Mothma AND the Kallus fiasco. But she’s still there by Thrawn’s side.
And I wonder that, if going by the speculation that Thrawn is crippling the Empire, he keeps her around despite her many failures for that purpose. Because if he keeps her in a high position she’ll screw up on a large scale and eventually she’ll lose Lothal to the Rebels, and I think with that, the Empire will be very crippled.
He’s manipulating her and setting her up for disaster by giving her so many opportunities despite knowing she isn’t qualified, only so that she can cripple the Empire for him. It’s almost karma, considering she manipulated him at a point.
And I think this applies to Konstantine as well. Thrawn could have ruined his career, but he kept him around, despite his failures. And I feel that Thrawn did it only because he wanted Konstantine to fail, so that he could cripple the Empire. Which he did.
Thrawn’s uses the Empire’s players against them, and exploiting everyone’s weakness so that they can destroy the Empire for him. I believe he’s been thinking about this since the knowledge of the Death Star, and has put his plan into motion ever since. It could also be why he sent Eli Vanto away, because he doesn’t want him to be caught up in the disaster that will soon be the Empire.
What purposes would it serve me to cripple the Galactic Empire run by a Sith, named Palpatine and his apprentice, Darth Vader?
No. Let sleeping dogs lie. Leave well enough alone…
I cannot not be fully summed up by one hologram (season) and one holotext (novel). Otherwise, a different author would have been used than Timothy Zahn, and there would massively gross retcons that would have sunk the entire campaign. There is no new thinking on Thrawn’s motives to learn about the Empire other than his own desire for freedom than the regimented life of the Chiss – peaceful observance. That knowledge is from the “co-opted” Legends Books. And Heir to the Empire shows a side of Thrawn more ruthless than we’ve seen. The annotations say why.
Not disagreeing with fan theory opinions, but the grounded opinion is out of character for Thrawn and his fans.