Lit Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I was always under the impression that the lightning completely fried the suit, but not Anakin himself. When Starkiller zaps him with lightning, he gets up and shrugs it off. When Palpatine does it, his suit completely shuts down. Per the ROTJ novel, we know that Anakin was one with the Force in that moment, to an almost omnipotent level (he's described as hearing and seeing things half a galaxy a way), so it's not inconceivable that he was able to do what he did without the suits influence.

    On the original subject, though... I have to wonder why no one's tried an EMP strike on Vader? [face_thinking] Hard to imagine he doesn't have some kind of defense for it, but if he did, that defense would pretty much have to be mechanical...
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  2. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    His suit shuts down because it is extremely powerful lightning as shown by the glowing bones. A non-Cyborg person would probably suffer a severe heart attack or internal organ failure due to the severe burns and also die.

    It's pretty difficult to defend machinery from an EMP. But maybe it is possible? I don't know. If I were to assassinate Vader it would be one of the first things I'd try.
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  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Actually, upon meditation, I withdraw my question. It's obvious that the power of the Glove would be more than enough to protect a True Believer like Vader from feeble weapons such as EMP grenades. I should be ashamed to voice such doubts.
  4. IG_2000 Force Ghost

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    why do i feel like this series is actually a passive aggressive call to arms against disney and their sudden buyout of star wars?
  5. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    If you EMP him, you'll only make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry ;)

    Seriously though, at the end of Lost Command, he functioned for DAYS after his super suit got trashed. He was running on pure fury.
  6. Trip Force Ghost

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    i realize i'm like a week or two late here but i just want to point out that "force lightning" is not, in fact, literally lightning
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  7. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Even though I like Lost Command a lot I always found that part unrealistic.
  8. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Yep. It's the Lightning Power of the Dark Side!

    [IMG]

    Once @instantdeath is done with the GoDV series, these forums will be nothing but quotes from it.
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  9. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    @_Catherine_
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    But it is treated like it, including being vulnerable to grounding.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
  11. _Catherine_ Chosen One

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    You should start a thread about this.
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  12. Trip Force Ghost

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    i really should though
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  13. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    And by "thread" she means "entire website"
  14. _Catherine_ Chosen One

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    Yeah it could include links to pages on every story featuring Jacen Solo, the Marvel comics, Palpatine's resurrection, and a detailed OOU history of the EU, but when you click them it just formats your hard drive.
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  15. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    That's not a website, that's a VPN link to Dave Filoni's computer.
  16. Trip Force Ghost

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    i feel like you guys are joking on me but i cant tell
  17. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    *SPOILERS*



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    Did the vengeful father give his eyes to the cover alien as payment?
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  18. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    No, that was the cost of just looking at the assassin and seeing his masked appearance
  19. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Interesting. I wonder what the cover alien and the assassin will amount to in this arc.

    I haven't finished ghost prison, but what I read was very interesting. I did like Lost Command or whatever it was called too.
  20. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I just finished this issue. Decent set-up; we'll see how the rest of the series goes. I'm already quite pleased with the repeated depictions of Vader that center on his crotch, though!

    Also,
    Thank you for forcing me to Wookieepedia that! Now I'll definitely have to pick up the Wild Space omnibus.