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8th Jan '18 3:42:18 PM RadiatedRonin
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** There is also the possibility that the Stormtroopers weapons are just plain garbage. This parallels real life WW2 France, and the homemade Sten gun. Made out of any piping available, including bicycle pumps and sewer pipe, the Sten was great for putting out bullets, but had very low accuracy. The Empire requires a lot of weapons, so of course the lowest bidder is going to get the job. Imagine if Winchester suddenly started mass-producing arms in China, the overall quality would most definitely suffer. Now, take that analogy to a ''galaxy-wide'' level, and it is possible that all of the weapons the Empire gives to rank-and-file soldiers is not going to be top-tier equipment. Note how none of the characters willingly use a Stormtrooper rifle (with the exception of Luke, but he didn't have a personal weapon besides a laser sword he could barely use, and even then he hit only 2-3 Troopers in the entire escape) at any point, Han ditches it at the first opportunity for his personal side-arm which has proven much more reliable.
8th Jan '18 3:34:26 PM RadiatedRonin
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*** That.... makes a ridiculous amount of sense. Vader told the troops to "put on a show" to make the escape seem real, with added orders to not actually hit anyone. To add to this theory is the dialogue stated previously by Obi-Wan that "These blast points aren't random like sandpeople, only Stormtroopers are so precise." Adding further to this theory are the actions of Vader on the Death Star after his duel with Obi-Wan, he slowly makes his way towards the Falcon, but gets stopped by a blast door. ''Rogue One'' proved that Vader is scary fast when he needs to be, and the door could have been opened either by the use of the Force or the button that is sure to be there to open it (and Vader doesn't really need ''authorization'' to either override a lock), or he could, you know, use the ''lightsaber'' to cut through. This all points to the above suggestion being plausible.
17th Dec '17 12:31:22 PM I_love_dragons
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* So, did anyone other than Anakin and Sebulba actually survive the pod race?
** The guy who never got off the start line? That's on screen plus another gets an engine blown while stationary, so at least two others. According to Wookiepedia, six racers finished, two more dropped out while stationary (and both as noted were shown on screen), so yeah, at least seven others, plus the pedia says only one actually dies.
17th Dec '17 12:28:38 PM I_love_dragons
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*** It is pronounced with a long 'a', but it was probably unintentional with Vader coming from 'invader', like Sidious from 'insidious'.
10th Dec '17 5:46:05 PM korben600
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* Tie Fighters have no hyperdrive. Why? Because that makes Tie's extremely easy to control. They can't really run away, so any Imperial defectors better have a good plan to bail from the Empire, because otherwise, they'd have to take over an entire Star Destroyer (or an Imperial Shuttle) to get away. This works, as shown by the Rebels TV show, where pilots need to actually contact the Rebellion to leave instead of ditching on a whim, but at the expense of Tie Fighters being ludicrously underpowered compared to their Rebel counterparts.
15th Sep '17 5:47:37 PM DocStone
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* The often-uttered [[ArcWords "I have a bad feeling about this..."]] seems like just a quirky catchphrase and tradition throughout the films, but keep in mind, one of the anomalies of the Force is hyper-aware emotional and mental radar.
14th Sep '17 9:41:26 AM brohan_cruyff
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**It was still pretty dumb to let him keep his last name, though.
26th May '17 6:20:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* Also, I'm not sure if this was already mentioned here, (and it's not exactly easy to look through the list) but I think it's arguably FridgeBrilliance that when it comes to lightsaber colours, Qui-Gon uses green, Obi-Wan uses blue, and Luke Skywalker uses blue in TheEmpireStrikesBack and green in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. [[spoiler:Also, Qui-Gon was more trusting of Anakin than Obi-Wan was, much like how Luke was more trusting of Vader in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' than he was in TheEmpireStrikesBack.]] - [=neoYTPism=]

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* Also, I'm not sure if this was already mentioned here, (and it's not exactly easy to look through the list) but I think it's arguably FridgeBrilliance that when it comes to lightsaber colours, Qui-Gon uses green, Obi-Wan uses blue, and Luke Skywalker uses blue in TheEmpireStrikesBack Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack and green in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. [[spoiler:Also, Qui-Gon was more trusting of Anakin than Obi-Wan was, much like how Luke was more trusting of Vader in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' than he was in TheEmpireStrikesBack.Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack.]] - [=neoYTPism=]
13th May '17 8:42:10 PM billybobfred
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* In the original trilogy, the Emperor is a cackling old maniac that is so evil, he can shoot lightning out of his hands, but can be killed by being dropped in a BottomlessPit. In the prequels, he is a MagnificentBastard that can executes {{Xanatos Gambit}}s, BatmanGambits, and takes over a galaxy through political cunning. And when he has to, he can dispatch all but Yoda in duels. in short, he's AWESOME. Why did they change his personality so much? Because of the other Sith, mainly Dooku. Dooku could also shoot lightning with ease, and he's not exactly learned in the Sith ways. Suddenly, ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has a moderately powerful, frail, insane, ugly old man calling the shots for Darth Vader. Lucas needed a Sith that could still seem formidable without his allies.

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* In the original trilogy, the Emperor is a cackling old maniac that is so evil, he can shoot lightning out of his hands, but can be killed by being dropped in a BottomlessPit. In the prequels, he is a MagnificentBastard that can executes {{Xanatos Gambit}}s, BatmanGambits, {{Batman Gambit}}s, and takes over a galaxy through political cunning. And when he has to, he can dispatch all but Yoda in duels. in short, he's AWESOME. Why did they change his personality so much? Because of the other Sith, mainly Dooku. Dooku could also shoot lightning with ease, and he's not exactly learned in the Sith ways. Suddenly, ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has a moderately powerful, frail, insane, ugly old man calling the shots for Darth Vader. Lucas needed a Sith that could still seem formidable without his allies.
23rd Apr '17 2:56:57 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[Fridge/RogueOne]]

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