Headscratchers / Darths & Droids

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    Anakin and Dooku 

  • Dooku is implied to be Anakin's father, but then the dialog here makes no sense.....
    • Well he hasn't technically contradicted himself. Maybe the G.M didn't want to reveal this plot twist just yet and put it in as foreshadowing.
    • This strip seems to imply that Governor Tàrkin is Dooku's son.
    • The only indication we have that Dooku is Anakin's father is a short line of Dooku, when he's desperate enough to tell Anakin anything if it means saving his skin. Probably a lie.

    Vader 

  • So, what, Padme is ALIVE? Or is Vader screwing around?
    • The latter is most likely the case. Padme was Jim's character, not Annie's, and while it's been a while since the Episode III strips, IIRC they still used the scene of Anakin being put in the armor. So most likely it's Vader messing with Luke.
    • Nope, it's confirmed: she's the one in the cyborg suit. This makes soooooo little sense and here's why: http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0650.html
    • Instant Mystery, Just Delete Scene from our perspective.note  My take is that Anakin was on that operating table so that Palpy could extract the midichlorians from him to put into Padme. The seeming-non-gap from Anakin's last words to the sealing of Vader's armor was a Jump Cut and Palpy's comment about octaves was meant to imply that Padme's voice would now be similar to Anakin's old voice.

    Vader and the Force 

  • If Vader is Padme, how can she use the Force?!
    • They explained that with The Reveal: the Emperor transfused Anakin's midichlorians into Padme, a process we already know is possible because that's how Jim!Qui-Gon gave Anakin Force powers in the first place.

    Lost Orb 

  • Okay, I'm stumped. When was the Lost Orb taken from the Peace Moon? And when and where did R2 come across it?
    • The Lost Orb, being such a powerful entity, was not destroyed when the moon detonated - instead it got chucked into space and R2 calculated the trajectory and snagged the Orb on the way to the rendezvous point. This was lampshaded in the comic, which led to the explanation.

    Shapeshifters and Spies 

  • So if Mace was the spy, and he specifically says he remembers the clone army as one of the things being forced to help with, where does Boba Fett's mother come in if she supposedly impersonated Mace to gain access to the Jedi Treasury? Since Jango is working with Nute Gunray, why not have Nute make Mace pull the strings himself? Why use an imposter when you can use the real thing?

    Are Keybounce & aurilee as blind as Chirrut? 
  • How are they mistaking Chirrut's staff for any kind of bladed weapon? The title of the strip even refers to it as a "Big Stick".
    • They probably assumed that the title was just another twist on the old "talk softly and carry a big stick" quote. Chirruts staff looks a bit like a really long katana in that comic, and they both apologized in comic #1557.

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     Pete's minmaxing 
  • What's with Pete's odd minmaxing? He seems to be lacking in all the skills that you'd think the minmaxer would try to optimize. He didn't pick the spellcaster class, the traditional refuge of the minmaxer. His only attack is a 1d4 damage melee shock probe and he's the slowest character in the team, making him the worst combatant by far. He's got some built-in gadgets, but nothing that seems particularly useful or exploitable (possibly even slightly underpowered compared to what Jim and Ben started with). He's apparently got a development plan for his character, but doesn't to have any notable new capabilities in later installments. He's got a few skills that he's maxed out, but not very many, and ones that depend highly on the story, map design and campaign setting to determine their usefulness, which Pete would have no way of anticipating. He wasn't familiar with the campaign when he designed the character, it probably didn't have the aspects he'd have to rely on designed yet, and he wasn't familiar with the GM.
    • He heard "sci-fi space campaign" and assumed "Space Dreadnaughts Bristling With Atomic Missiles," and so made a droid that would be awesome if he was anywhere on one of those. Unfortunately, Star Wars is a rather different animal, so Pete's best use almost never comes up. Also, the GM seems to short-circuiting a lot of Pete's Maxing to keep the campaign fun for everyone else, and Pete doesn't really adapt either because he's just contrary like that or because he's invested too much in things he's really good at (that almost never come up) that he can't branch out into the things that do happen routinely in the campaign. Coming to Minmaxing for Chirrut in Rogue One, and he's much more successful at anticipating a character who could break that adventure in half.
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