Analysis Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy Discussion

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irinicus
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07:28:50 AM May 19th 2016
I'd like to point out that this trope doesn't exist in Star Wars, despite the morons out there thinking it does because no matter how many shots are fired, they miss. Let's start with the first battle they are seen fighting, chronologically, the Battle of the Tantive IV (although it's not actually named in the movie). If you watch, stormtroopers are incredibly accurate against the Alliance defenders (true, they miss R2-D2 an C-3PL, but seeing as they're droids, they don't count (droids age generally considered non-combatants). Next, the one everybody points to, the escape from the Death Star. Everybody completely misses the point. They weren't trying to kill the heroes, because that would have been pointless. Vader and Tarkin wanted to find the Alliance base, so the stormtroopers were under strict orders to "herd" the heroes back to the Falcon. Anyone remember the line "I'm taking an awful risk Lord Vader. This plan of yours ought to work." And Leia mentioning how easy it was to escape the Death Star, saying the Imperials are tracking the Falcon. But people want this trope to exist, so they completely ignore the reason for the supposedly lousy shooting. Same thing on Cloud City. They weren't trying to kill Leia, Han, and Luke, they were driving them back to the Falcon, so the Executor could capture it. An example of how accurate stormtroopers are is when a stormtrooper hit R2-D2 (while he was trying to hack the bunker door) and Leia while Han was trying to hotwire the door after R2-D2 was out of commission. True, they weren't kills, but they WERE hit. This trope doesn't exst in Star Wars (save for the Prequels, but they weren't Stormtroopers). Yes, Cracked has an analysis on this trope, and so does the analysis page, but no one mentions that Stormtroopers were DELIBERATELY missing, making this trope an insult to the brilliance of Vader, and the dedication and discipline of the Stormtrooper Corp.
VanguardIke
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05:16:16 PM Jan 22nd 2012
edited by VanguardIke
"Only Stormtroopers are this precise." -Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSfz9sgeMA4
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