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Ep1: what if Amidala shot Nute gunray?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by grievious, Apr 24, 2005.

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  1. grievious

    grievious Jedi Youngling star 3

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    What if Queen Amidala killed Nute Gunray and his compagnon in the battle for the throne room, instead of 'just'arresting him? Would the she be punished from the republic side? And would the Sith be interrested in killing her? Would they still have tied to kill her in
    Episode 2, with the bounty hunters and the arena?

    And what would be the consequences for the Prequel Triology, for Padme, and for the Trade Federation?

    Please join this discussion, and together we will find the answer!
     
  2. Deeysew

    Deeysew Jedi Youngling star 4

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    As we learn throughout the next few movies, Padme's pretty stupid.

    Maybe she didn't truly care for human life, all the people Nute ordered to be killed. Yes, yes, that's it. I think she's a cyborg and was just following her programming rather than acting on emotion.

    Imagine if the rebels flew into the death star somehow, got past all the stormtroopers, and tried to arrest tarkin. The man killed billions, it'd be stupid to even bother arresting him right? Just shoot him and call it a day.
     
  3. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    She would reduce herself to his level.
    Padme represents the good and noble public servent. A woman of ideals, principles and the belief in democracy and justice.
    It would go against her character to shoot him unless it was in self defense.

    Padme has conviction that the judicial system will take care of him and see that justice is served.
    That is her character.

    -Seldon
     
  4. Obi_Frans

    Obi_Frans Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Then there would be even more threads about how coldhearted Padme is.

    - O_F
     
  5. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If she actually shot Nute Gunray, Lucas would have to go back 25 years later and edit it, making Nute shoot first.

    ;)

    -Seldon
     
  6. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN

    GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Jedi Master star 5

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    Seldon has it right, its just not in Padme's character.
     
  7. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You remember that Padme is a public servant? She couldn't shoot anyone. It's not in her character.
     
  8. Yazid_Skywalker

    Yazid_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL!!! bacon164 !! good one! hyahyahyahyahya
     
  9. grievious

    grievious Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Bacon164

    She's in public service so she doesn't shoot him? He let over a thousands of people die... give me one reason why she didn't shoot him.
     
  10. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I was joking...
     
  11. TrueJedi

    TrueJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    In the original, Lucas had Nute making sweet, sweet love to Padme. The background music was "Evil woman". It was a beautiful moment and I wish Lucas had left it in.
     
  12. Bad_Feeling

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

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    Nute Gunray is far to much of a great character to be killed off in the first episode, I'm glad that he lived until ROTS.

    Plus, Padme shooting him would be so out of character it's just not true. She's not Dirty Harry 'ya know? :p
     
  13. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    "He let over a thousands of people die... give me one reason why she didn't shoot him."

    Thousands of people? hmmmm.
    By the way she had no idea what the results were from the Gungan battle, that was on going when she confronted him.

    She didn't shoot him because of her sense of justice and doing what is right. She is confident that the courts will take care of him. She isn't Anakin, and isn't out for revenge. Padme Amidala is doing what is right for her people and for all people under a democracy.

    Once again, that is her character.

    -Seldon
     
  14. CBright7831

    CBright7831 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    But she shot those poor, poor battle droids.

    :(
     
  15. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    I think she's a cyborg and was just following her programming rather than acting on emotion.

    Wait. So you're saying that Anakin did it with a robot?

    [face_worried]
     
  16. Lank_Pavail

    Lank_Pavail Jedi Knight star 7

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    the correct term is 'fembot', Thrawn. ;)

    :p
     
  17. mjerome3

    mjerome3 Jedi Knight star 6

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    I never liked Nute Gunray. Padme should have shot him. But maybe she felt that she would be a better person to outsmart him and discuss a 'new' treaty than flat out shoot him.
     
  18. Yazid_Skywalker

    Yazid_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    There was a scene left out. it was the one where nute said "if u strike me down, i wud become more powerful than u can ever imagine"
    .......
    But seriously, even if padme shot nute, another neimodian wud have just took his place. so its rather pointless.
     
  19. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, it didn't seem like Darth Sidious had too much concern for Gunray's well-being, which probably meant he was expendable to him.
     
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