Discussion in 'Literature' started by Max Nocerino, Dec 16, 2013.
and that is?
He is Galak Fyyar from Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and don't forget about the Dark Trooper Phase II and III, which can both double as powered armor.
I could see the heavier variants of spacetrooper armour being powered:
I understand why, at least for the helmet, jetpack, and gauntlets, but the rest of the gear isn't "powered" per se. For example, the breastplate is just a breastplate, nothing more. To me, "powered armor" means something like Mjolnir Spartan armor, with full-body energy shields that also enhances your strength.
I tend to think of it as more Starship Troopers (novel) version- a mass of sensors inside the armour - as the body moves - the sensors feed the info to the armor and the armor moves the same way:
No energy shields needed to enhance strength.
I find it amusing that one of the real-life makers of exoskeletons is called Cyberdyne.
There's plenty of powered armor - most advanced armor in Star Wars, including Clone Trooper, Stormtrooper, and Mandalorian armor is at least partially powered. We don't see much heavier powered armor because apparently the economics of increased armor versus reduced mobility compared to the weapons systems of the GFFA simply don't work out (the GFFA is full of heavy weapons that have a lot of trouble hitting small fast things but smear armored things)
We don't see any true 'mecha' because there's no reason for it to be there. Large humanoid combat machines have weight-bearing issues. Tracked vehicles or many-legged quadrupedal or spider designs make more sense, Star Wars has these in abundance. Likewise, it has short-range walkers, such as the AT-ST for close-quarters combat where useful. The AT-ST is a mech without the largely useless arm appendages. There are also large droids of humanoid form, such as the SD-series of combat droids.
Realistically, Mecha are actually kind of stupid. There's no reason to impose a humanoid form on something that's too big to take advantage of that form's utility in navigating a human-designed environment. Mecha look cool, but something like the AT-ST has almost all of their advantages - tight turning radius, turreted weapons for enhanced coverage, walking motion for terrain navigation - without a bunch of unimportant stuff tacked on.
mecha: Dark Trooper Phase 3
Would the AT-PT count?
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Do people know what the performance difference between the Mitrinomon Z-6 and Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpacks? Also which one is most cost effective?
Sure. The Z6 tends to go off accidentally when hit by a blind man swinging a staff while the JT-12 tends stop working just when a bounty hunter needs it most.
To be fair, that was AFTER a Reek used the thing and the attached Bounty Hunter as a soccer-ball.
And concerning the one going off accidentally, it has to be easily reached and activated to serve as an escape-mechanism. Imagine the thing needing half a minute to go off, when an angry Jedi approachs you with his lightsaber.
What are the Vegas odds on the Reek to win the World Cup?
Have we seen droids that have been mae to be very human (or other lifeform) like but with enough clues to show you that is a droid?
Other than a Human-replica droid?
They are the reason I said "but with enough clues to show you that is a droid" since you need special equipment to know if a human-replica droid is a droid.
Like one of these? That's the closest thing I can think of.
I think I am looking for something just above a betty droid but below a human-replica droid.
An outdated human-replica droid
Planet of Twilight had such human-like androids as servants and sex-slaves. They were easily recognisable by their lifeless eyes, but otherwise appeared almost completely human IIRC.
Here we have it: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Synthdroid
Regarding lightsabres the wook' says
and I was wondering how this go togheter with Qui-Gon's door "opening" in the Phantom Menace.
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If the electromagnetic field caused resistance when it hits dense material would he not be unable to put his 'saber into the hilt in the door after the security doors slamed down?