CT Did the Rebels blow up their own guys?

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  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    When Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star I, and Lando and friends the Death Star II, did they blow up the Rebel prisoners that were held there?
  2. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Perhaps, if you assume that there actually were prisoners on board at the time.

    I highly doubt there were prisoners on the second Death Star, it wasn't even completed yet and was supposed to be a secret.

    The first Death Star was new, too. Still might have been some prisoners on board, perhaps from the Tantive IV.
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  3. CaptainRegor Jedi Master

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    I think there were a couple of prisoners on the first Death Star too, they had a multiple prison blocks ready at least.
    So how did that go out?

    (after the death star is destroyed)
    "Oh, blast we killed our friends, but we had to right? Not like we could have had them on the Falcon...!"

    But the Second yeah as it was top secret was probably mostly Imperials.
  4. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    Most definitely I think there were prisoners on the first Death Star.

    And yes, they had no choice. While we're at it, why not mention those countless innocent lives on the Death Star as well? Contrary to what the movies presented and going by EU stuff, the Death Star was more than just a stuffy space weapon.
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  5. Abernati Jedi Youngling

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    There was riot in Battlefront 2, so most of them were probably killed anyway.
  6. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    The space weapon bit is the important bit though. It's a battleship that happens to have civilians aboard, not a civilian city that happens to have weapons.
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  7. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    It was a space weapon that was designed to also be a sort of, to quote Detours, "Space Mall". The obvious intent was that the conceived invincibility of the thing would've meant people would live on it for extended periods of time. Hence the addition of various comforts aboard it.

    You tell me a battleship that has a cantina and a clothes shop, for starters.
  8. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    The Russian Akula (Typhoon in Western codenaming) submarine was pretty heavy on the creature comforts- since it was designed to spend months underwater at a time.

    Star Trek TNG's Galaxy class starship is an even more extreme example. Yet, while tasked with exploration, it qualified as a warship.
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  9. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    "Do you think the average stormtrooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms." - Randal Graves
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  10. jimslendorn Jedi Youngling

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    All is far in love and war
  11. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    It goes to show that live ain't perfect in Star Wars. Some prisoners would have been terminated anyways, but the point is that the rebels really couldn't do anything else at this point.

    Now, the Death Star is referred to as a weapon itself in the opening crawl. The whole point is to instill fear by the destruction it causes. Even if there were innocents onboard, the whole thing had to be destroyed one way or another.
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  12. JediMasterChiefYoda Force Ghost

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    That's war. Sometimes it doesn't provide a pretty solution. Loosing a few of captured men destroying a major enemy weapon is a fair trade-off. Granted, it sucks to be one of those men, but war is rough.
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  13. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    What innocent lives?????
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  14. darth.ender Jedi Master

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    Tarkin! Tarkin was a married man. He was a misunderstood fellow who tried to balance administering the most powerful space station and quelling a rebellious populous with being a husband and lover (though to a different woman). Not to mention, but he was a galaxy renowned ballroom dancer and won third place in Imperial Idol! It was sad to see him go like that, and he was just starting to reconnect to his estranged son who had left because his father wouldn't accept that he wanted to be a speeder mechanic.

    Sure, Tarkin made a terrible decision in destroying Alderaan under the stress from his superior...you know how crap rolls downhill. He had to find the Rebel base or take a 6% pay cut. But really, he was a completely good guy who was just fighting for what he believed was a just cause.
  15. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Casualties of war I suppose...[face_thinking]
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  16. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    We saw the dread that Vader brought when he rocked up on Death Star V2.0 in ROTJ, imagine Tarkin's stress of having Vader there all the time - force chocking people in meetings, parading round like he owned the place etc - it's a big load to carry.

    As for the innocents that were destroyed hmmmm......... whoops?
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  17. Bale Force Ghost

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    The real casualty is all of the mouse droids that were killed! Why isn't PETA making a fuss about this?
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  18. Iefan Jedi Master

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    Blow up a machine that can destroy an entire planet full of billions of people, or don't blow it up because there are 100 prisoners on board...
  19. Bale Force Ghost

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    No, they had Friendly Fire turned off.
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  20. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, if they weren't willing to give their lives in order to blow up the Death Star, they weren't very committed Rebels now were they?
  21. Jedi Ice Queen Jedi Youngling

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    I kind of wish the Empire would have won and Luke joined them. Alternate universe?!
  22. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    In Infinities, A New Hope, the Empire kind of wins, for the next few years after the Battle of Yavin- in which the Death Star is not destroyed, Leia is captured, and eventually turned into an Imperial loyalist.

    At the end of the book though- they lose, and Luke turns Leia back to the light side.
  23. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    That sounds more like a suicide bomber than a rebel!!

    If I'd been detained for standing against an Imperial terror, then where i was being held was blown up by my own people i'd be pretty miffed....dead, but still miffed!
  24. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    If you're dead, how can you be miffed?
  25. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    Non-jedi ghost!!

    Alderaan caused a disturbance in the force when it was destroyed, did the deathstar?
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