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CT Is Han Solo useless in ANH?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by StartCenterEnd, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2015
    Han had no idea just how important Luke, Ben and the droids were. Ben says "no questions asked, let's just say we'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements." Han wasn't an angel and never pretended to be. He was a brash smuggler who was hired for one trip to Alderaan. When Alderaan was destroyed the mission became something else entirely. That's why he walked away near the end of the film. He had that mindset of 'this isn't my fight, I just got pulled into it'. But his attitude changed.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
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  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
    The entire opening post is a big spin sounding much like those people who claim the Empire was actually good and the Rebellion was evil.
  3. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

    May 1, 2014
    This is the latest in a series of threads from the same poster that to me are a total wind up.
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  4. ForcePushUp

    ForcePushUp Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 19, 2016
    *Pilots the ship the good guys need to move the story forward
    *Helps Luke sneak onto the Detention Block to save Leia
    *Provides a hiding place onboard the Falcon once the ship is captured on the Death Star
    *Saves the day at the end with the last ditch rescue

    And all this happens despite Han not appearing until about halfway through the movie.

    So yeah, I'd say that's a no.
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  5. JamieH

    JamieH Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 25, 2015
    Seriously, how can anyone come to this conclusion with a straight face? The Han Solo character was an independent smuggler who got reluctantly drawn into a much larger conflict that initially had nothing to do with him. Just because his somewhat selfish sense of self-preservation meant he didn't want to get involved doesn't mean he was "useless".

    In the end, he decides he actually cares about these people enough to come back and help them, despite the suicide nature of their mission. Given that he already has his money and can go and do whatever he wants, it is an entirely selfless act.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
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  6. DarthTalonx

    DarthTalonx Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 12, 2014
    Exactly! Isn't it his 'save' that saves them at the end?

    Vader: I have you now
    [blast of a wingman/wingwoman, destroyed by the returning Falcon]
    Han: Yeeee haaa!
    Vader (and everyone): Whaat?
    Other wingman/wingwoman: Look out! (saving their commander, by pushing Vader's ship out of the line of fire and taking the hit/crashing into the wall)
    Han and Luke speak, Luke fires. The rest is history.

    Pretty sure Han is crucial there right!!!
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  7. JamieH

    JamieH Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 25, 2015
    You're all clear kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home.
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  8. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

    Sep 27, 2015
    I ain't falling for this bait.
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