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Sep 20th 2020 at 4:16:38 PM

They didn't. They just made a toy out of it. Let's not go nuts over one toy.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
So I Am
Sep 20th 2020 at 5:17:57 PM

In universe, the answer to why is that it's a Jedi Temple Guard's lightsaber that Luke acquires and uses in between losing his first blue saber and building his later green one.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Sep 20th 2020 at 5:55:51 PM

it's a Jedi Temple Guard's lightsaber

So it's a double-bladed one?

Ceterum autem censeo Iam Primum Postem esse delendam.
Sep 22nd 2020 at 7:27:24 AM

I've been viewing the Star Wars comics and I find it strange that in the comics, Kylo is so absurdly powerful, while in the movies he is so weak.

Edited by JoLuRo075 on Sep 22nd 2020 at 7:47:28 AM

Sep 22nd 2020 at 7:30:16 AM

[up] All force users are. Live-action has limitations that animation/comics/books just don't. Look how much more impressive Kanan and Ezra from Rebels are than anyone in any of the films, and in-universe, they're nothing special, jedi-wise.

Sep 22nd 2020 at 7:34:32 AM

The Knights of Ren are also supposed to be almost as strong as an Inquisitor, and in the movies all they do is arrest Chewbacca.

"In past generations, they would have been perfect stock to become imperial inquisitors-if they could be tamed"

Still, I have a hard time believing these guys were a threat to Cal Kestis or Season 1 Kanan.

Edited by JoLuRo075 on Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:00:48 AM

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:34:19 AM

Inquisitors are more than a match for the sort of Jedi who survived Order 66 through luck, rather than skill. Against an actual competent Jedi who's not a Padawan, or someone who's not a Force-user, they go down fairly fast.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
FrozenWolf2 The Man, The Myth, The Legend from ?????
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:37:13 AM

I mean Kanan with a little ring rust defeats Their best

Cal defeats their 2nd Best.

and that doesn't even go into the moment they fight some with a lightsaber they are screwed despite the fact they are called Knights of Lightsaber that don't use lightsabers

"He's devious and amoral and unreliable and irresponsible and… and definitely not to be trusted."
miraculous The white haired vampire from South Africa
The white haired vampire
Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:43:45 AM

Tbf a Lot of them are just random jedi and padawan tortured and indoctrinated into the empires foots. Their not exactly the gold standard of the jedi.

"I'm going to turn this hell back to what it used to be."
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Blue Reflection
Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:46:25 AM

And since they aren't really taught anything about Sith practices they are basically just angry people with lightsabers. For anyone decent, there is Darth Vader, so they don't need much.

Sep 22nd 2020 at 8:50:36 AM

[up]Fallen Order also shows The Inquisitor Academy being thoroughly destroyed. Presumably Palpatine saw no need to rebuild it.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Sep 22nd 2020 at 12:05:28 PM

As weak as they are, they are still strong enough to be a threat to Cal Kestis.

Something that seems not to apply with the knights of Ren.(Unless they get better feats)

Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
Sep 22nd 2020 at 12:31:32 PM

Apparently a talent agency representing one of the actors in The Mandalorian accidentally leaked some information confirming something that everyone kinda already knew about the next season. You can probably guess what from that, but spoilering anyway: Temuera Morrison will be playing an older Boba Fett, not a surviving clone trooper. This was from them updating his credited roles on their website; they swiftly deleted it but the internet had already shared it everywhere by then.

"Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Sep 22nd 2020 at 4:35:21 PM

Nice to see him back in Star Wars.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Windona Hiya from the void Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hiya
Sep 22nd 2020 at 4:46:42 PM

Admittedly Star Wars just movies versus the add on of ancillary material is... interesting. Going by just the movies, there's zero reason to think the Republic or Rebellion ever had child soldiers or anyone under 18 fighting for them, and (until the ST) Force powers seem relatively tame.

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blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:14:19 PM

technically, the argument could be made Boba IS a surviving clone trooper

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
miraculous The white haired vampire from South Africa
The white haired vampire
Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:20:04 PM

From a certain point of view......

"I'm going to turn this hell back to what it used to be."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:29:39 PM

So I guess now it's confirmed that Boba survived the Sarlacc.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
RedHunter543 Nothing is absolute. Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Nothing is absolute.
Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:40:04 PM

[up] It found him a little indigestible.

slimcoder King Shark is a Shark
King Shark is a Shark
Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:40:12 PM

Looks like he’s no longer Mandalore.

In the sense that it will be extremely unlikely for him to become it like in the old EU now.

Edited by slimcoder on Sep 22nd 2020 at 5:41:12 AM

"It's been an honor to fight by your side."
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Sep 22nd 2020 at 6:07:43 PM

[up] I mean, how would he? Boba only became Mandalore very late into his life in Legends, long after the events of the OT etc.

Ceterum autem censeo Iam Primum Postem esse delendam.
slimcoder King Shark is a Shark
King Shark is a Shark
Sep 22nd 2020 at 6:09:30 PM

Well if this was the old EU, through being an invincible unstoppable barbarian soldier God who can take anyone down no challenge I believe.

"It's been an honor to fight by your side."
Sep 22nd 2020 at 6:10:12 PM

A dialogue that I imagine.

Edited by JoLuRo075 on Sep 22nd 2020 at 6:10:29 AM

DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Sep 22nd 2020 at 6:15:20 PM

[up][up] Honestly, I personally mainly read some of the older stuff (including the story set shortly after he got out of the Sarlacc) and he wasn't really "invincible" at that point.

He was always portrayed as competent at his job, but the whole "invincible whatever thing" was likely a product of Karen Traviss' pet project.

Ceterum autem censeo Iam Primum Postem esse delendam.

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