I could turn him over to the Empire, but I’m not ready to make him a martyr. And since his previous slave owner is currently unavailable, you’re a perfect candidate to pass him off to. I know you desire an apprentice and I desire a distraction. We both win.
— Thrawn trading of Ezra to Maul (inspired by this post: http://artist-at-heart1.tumblr.com/post/151676754449/lets-pretend)