uh show me anything in SW that will work without its primary reactor. ------------------------------------ If I were Emperor Palpatine: The Empire could have just hid the death star 2 until it was finished finished (without the exhaust port) and when the rebel fleet was bigger no doubt after getting stronger or whatnot. Just go to every known rebel sympathizer planet such as Sullust and Fresia and say tell me where the rebel base is or we will destroy your planet. Traitors will come. Then when the rebel ships show up, just fire when ready commander and destroy everything. The only way the death star 2 got destroyed was because it wasn't finished. Even if the shield generator get destroyed the superstructure should be enough to withstand rebel firepower until the superlaser destroy every single rebel ship that comes in. So how could they get Luke to turn to the dark side? What is the hurry? At most there will be two Jedi and when death star 2 gets finished Palpatine could just send Vader. Oh wait what it Vader turn? Palpatine could just go and electrify the three of them or send like 100 legions of his best troops.