clone/storm trooper armor

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by darthbarracuda, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    why was it white? I know the Kaminoans had a different spectrum of vision, but when they created the phase II armor they knew more about the human anatomy. So why exactly was it still white. It really stands out and doesn't offer much camoflauge...
  2. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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  3. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Why did Jedi wear brown? Why did Sith have red sabers? Arbitrary aesthetic choices made by higher-up artists.
  4. Sistros Force Ghost

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    a better question would be

    why do they wear armour at all?

    it doesn't give them any protection what so ever
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  5. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    It actually does. The plastoid armor (for stormtroopers at least) protects from slugs and projectile weapons, and low-level energy bolts from a blaster (ignore the Ewoks on Endor and the Talz on Ord Mantell). It also provides protection from the enviroment. plus it's intimidating. I just don't understand why it's completely white on the outside. Doesn't really blend in.
  6. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    ONLY NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND FIGHTING A WAR WOULD EVER USE A BLASTER ON LOW-LEVEL.
    Seriously, we've seen that armor defeated by sticks. Me in underwear could survive those sticks.
    In-universe, stormtroopers are even called "plastic boys". Because the armor doesn't work. Except maybe in physical brawls.
  7. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    Bro look on wookieepedia. Technically the ewoks targeted the body suit that showed in the joints of the armor plating. That's where it was weak. And I'm not saying they would set their blasters lower. I'm saying some blasters were more powerful than others.
  8. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Ewoks are smaht? [face_hypnotized]
  9. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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    I think it is just aesthetically pleasing, and the pristine white paired Vader, the dull grey of the Death Star, and the white of the Tantive IV gives cool colour schemes.

    But...

    I also remember reading some discussion about white and black... and how it represents differing personas of good and evil. (I don't remember the exact source...)

    The Stormtroopers have the white, with black underneath, which in this case the white is the portrayal of good, and they seem to be protectors of the galaxy, but by having the black underneath, they are showing the truly menacing evil beneath the Empire's "fa├žade". (Which ties into the "evil" black robes of Vader & Palpatine).

    I might be reading too much into this.