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16th Jan '18 11:26:56 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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Luke specifically asked Obi-wan "How did my father die?" Obi-wan answered with a MetaphoricalTruth specifically because the question was based on a metaphorically true premise; he might have been more straightforward if Luke had not assumed that his father was already dead.

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Luke specifically asked Obi-wan "How did my father die?" Obi-wan answered with a MetaphoricalTruth specifically because the question was based on a metaphorically true premise; he might have been more straightforward if Luke had not assumed that his father was already dead.dead.

[[WMG: Tarkin was going against the Emperor's wishes when he destroyed Alderaan.]]
Make no mistake, Emperor Palpatine certainly intended to blow up planets with it, and highly populated ones at that. However he felt that destroying an industrious Core World would be going too far. Not because he has standards, but because [[PragmaticVillainy Alderaan and the Core Worlds were too valuable]], especially when they're first testing its full destructive capability. Even Palpatine knows wiping out a peaceful planet in the heart of the Empire would piss people off far more than cow them into obedience. The plan was for the Death Star to destroy a populated planet somewhere in the Outer Rim outside of the Galactic Empire's control. Recording this, they'd get the point across and show their ruthlessness. It'd be a warning. Maybe target another planet heavily associated with the Rebels as a second warning, in case the lesson hasn't been hurt.

Unfortunately Grand Moff Tarkin was too emotional about Leia and drunk with the power the Death Star gave him, so blew up Alderaan. Had Tarkin escaped, Palpatine would've used him as a scapegoat and executed him [[StupidEvil for doing something so stupid]], Even if the Death Star wasn't destroyed. While it could just be overconfidence, part of Tarkin realized he screwed up and didn't want to leave to avoid the Emperor's repercussions. Vader got off lightly because he wasn't directly involved with destroying Alderaan, has the whole Sith Apprentice thing and was following orders.
5th Dec '17 3:10:23 PM Anorgil
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Kind of like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Kor78QPNw this Robot Chicken sketch]]. The Stormtroopers were interrogating the two, however either their blaster was broken or a nervous twitch resulted in a misfire. A house fire broke out, and the two burned to death. That's why their charred corpses are outside-they were running to get out of the house but collapsed from the shock before they could find the nearest water supply. The stormtroopers managed to escape and they or the elements prevented the fire spreading completely, and tried to sweep it under the rug rather than be fired for firearms incompetence.

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Kind of like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Kor78QPNw this Robot Chicken sketch]]. The Stormtroopers were interrogating the two, however either their blaster was broken or a nervous twitch resulted in a misfire. A house fire broke out, and the two burned to death. That's why their charred corpses are outside-they were running to get out of the house but collapsed from the shock before they could find the nearest water supply. The stormtroopers managed to escape and they or the elements prevented the fire spreading completely, and tried to sweep it under the rug rather than be fired for firearms incompetence.incompetence.

[[WMG: Obi-wan was invoking YouDidntAsk when he said that Darth Vader had killed Luke's father.]]
Luke specifically asked Obi-wan "How did my father die?" Obi-wan answered with a MetaphoricalTruth specifically because the question was based on a metaphorically true premise; he might have been more straightforward if Luke had not assumed that his father was already dead.
8th Oct '17 8:50:04 AM nombretomado
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-->[[TheBluesBrothers "You guys know the theme from Rawhide?"]]

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-->[[TheBluesBrothers -->[[Film/TheBluesBrothers "You guys know the theme from Rawhide?"]]
9th Sep '17 3:20:18 AM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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Han's Force-sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, he knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).

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Han's Force-sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, he knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).all).

[[WMG: Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's death was an accident.]]
Kind of like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Kor78QPNw this Robot Chicken sketch]]. The Stormtroopers were interrogating the two, however either their blaster was broken or a nervous twitch resulted in a misfire. A house fire broke out, and the two burned to death. That's why their charred corpses are outside-they were running to get out of the house but collapsed from the shock before they could find the nearest water supply. The stormtroopers managed to escape and they or the elements prevented the fire spreading completely, and tried to sweep it under the rug rather than be fired for firearms incompetence.
1st Sep '17 8:40:29 AM AFP
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' gives us some more details which might inform the Imperials' evaluation of the Rebel strength. Immediately before the events of ''A New Hope'', the Rebels were able to muster a battle fleet powerful enough to destroy two Imperial Star Destroyers and an orbiting space station, as well as launching a successful commando raid of the planet-side installation. While the viewers know that the base on Scarif was then destroyed by the Death Star under Tarkin's orders, we never find out if the ''other'' Imperial officers know that. They might just assume that the Rebels were able to overwhelm the defenses and destroy the installation themselves. Beyond that, the Imperials [[ParanoiaFuel don't necessarily know]] ''what'' other resources the Rebels have, being unaware that the raid on Scarif was basically a Hail Mary play: the Rebels had to win there or face certain defeat, so they went all-in.
1st Sep '17 8:27:47 AM AFP
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*** Perhaps the best thing to have been was to put a grate over it. The designer may not have thought of this since grates are usually meant to keep people from falling in than anything else. Still, though, if exterior maintenance was required, they should have put a grate there since the moon has it's own gravity (unless they used geostationary ship or magnetic boots). Shields and source guns may well have protected the port from space debris, but weapons using plasma or electricity could possibly go through the shield and into the port. It was obvious that none of the designers considered the possibility of the port being found let alone targeted, but it IS placed in an awkward position in which to attack and it is defended by countless guns.

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*** Perhaps the best thing to have been was to put a grate over it.it (something done with warships in RealLife to prevent this exact sort of problem). The designer may not have thought of this since grates are usually meant to keep people from falling in than anything else. Still, though, if exterior maintenance was required, they should have put a grate there since the moon has it's own gravity (unless they used geostationary ship or magnetic boots). Shields and source guns may well have protected the port from space debris, but weapons using plasma or electricity could possibly go through the shield and into the port. It was obvious that none of the designers considered the possibility of the port being found let alone targeted, but it IS placed in an awkward position in which to attack and it is defended by countless guns.
1st Sep '17 7:44:48 AM AFP
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**** Although it is worth noting that Luke confronts the father figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi in ''Return of the Jedi'', when he demands to know why Ben lied to him about his father. The fact that he later ''also'' confronts his ''actual'' father, Darth Vader, and argues with him about whether or not he is actually [[ThatManIsDead Anakin]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight Skywalker]], gives a nice sense of symmetry to things.
1st Sep '17 7:31:23 AM AFP
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*** Which, if anything, sounds like an excellent case for the Imperial forces needing to deploy screening forces further out to protect the station. That they failed to do that suggests either some rather lax military readiness on the part of the Empire (they did, after all, only manage to muster a total of one Star Destroyer and the Death Star to respond to an all-out assault [[Film/RogueOne on Scarif]]), supreme arrogance on Tarkin's part, or perhaps even some problematic [[WeAreStrugglingTogether internecine friction]] within the Empire, which brings us back to military readiness.
3rd Jul '17 2:40:35 PM arisboch
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Han's Force sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, he knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).

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Han's Force sensitivity Force-sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, he knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).
3rd Jul '17 2:04:06 PM arisboch
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Han's Force sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, the knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).

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Han's Force sensitivity is rather low, too low to do any of the flashy stuff Jedi, Sith and other Force-sensetives do, but he could pick up the clear intent of Greedo to kill him and got his blaster ready. When Greedo started to boast how he'd love to see Han dead, the he knew he's in danger and killed Greedo before he could kill him and chalked the Force-premonition up to Greedo behaving suspiciously (which he did, forcing him back on his seat at gunpoint and all).
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