CT The Stormtroopers are NOT bad shooters...

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by darklordoftech, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    Rather, the Big Three are good at dodging blasts! (imo). Does anyone agree or disagree?
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  2. Slicer87 Jedi Master

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    They are good shots when the plot says so.
  3. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    Sometimes those Big Three didn't have to dodge at all...and neither did the stormtroopers. When Luke and Leia were on the platform, they barely moved when stormtroopers opened fire. Blame it on their helmets, or maybe an Oscar Schindler type was manufacturing the weapons that would be assigned to those particular troops.
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  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The Stormtroopers are very very nervous causing their hands to shake.
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  5. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    They're good in practice but not prime time players
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  6. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    Only when taking out Jawa's sandcrawlers are they accurate.
  7. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    There's a theory that when Leia says "They let us go" in ANH- she isn't just referring to there being only a few TIE fighters- she's referring to everything from the breakout on.

    So, by that theory, Vader sent an order across the trooper comm net, to "shoot to miss" and they did.
  8. StarWarsVerses Jedi Master

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    Sharpshooters here...

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    ...keystone cops here.

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    Look closer. The story, as always, is in the visuals.
  9. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    subconscious force use.
  10. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    Stormtroopers aren't bad shots, but everyone else is a bad target.
  11. Chilla Force Ghost

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    Ever since playing the Jedi Knight games, I blame their guns. You can hold a stormtrooper rifle dead on the target and it will fire anywhere else.
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  12. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    Is that what the OP said or am I misinterpreting you?
  13. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I got it.

    The accelerated aging due to their clone births. All the stormtroopers are like 80 years old. They must need glasses!
  14. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

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    This is my new canon.

    That or the helmets are obstructing their vision ("I can't see a thing in this helmet!")
  15. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Given the way they hold their weapons (typically at the hip) it's not the helmets, as they're clearly either aiming instinctually or aren't aiming via conventional means. There are optics on their blasters, but it's rare to see a stormie actually take the time to line up his sights.
  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    They only missed their shots cause they didn't want to hurt anyone :p
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  17. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    They didn't miss the rebels on the Tantive IV...

    I just think they were given a "No Kill" Order...
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  18. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Maybe it's the helmets. They could see through the visor when they were Republic soldiers but the eyes of the skull-helmets are too dark to see through.

    I just spoke to Lucas and he said that was it, and that he intended that to be the reason all along.
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  19. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The stormtroopers are actually rebels!
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  20. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Despite getting their butts kicked by Ewoks, they still managed to score a downright incredible shot on Leia. Look at it: in the middle of a chaotic firefight where the squads are completely out of position, one stormtrooper takes a snapshot one handed and manages to strike Leia in the shoulder.

    When not facing heroes, or comical teddy bears, these dudes are damned lethal. It's the same misconception that all Tie Fighters are useless compared to X-Wings. Last I checked, one squadron of Tie Fighters nearly wiped out a Rebel force twice their size in the Death Star battle. Thirty rebel ships, and only two X-Wings and a Y-Wing escaped. Return of the Jedi has them racking up even more kills.
  21. Slicer87 Jedi Master

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    It is accelerated growth, not aging. The Stormtrooper clones just grow up into adulthood faster, but would age normally as adults.
  22. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Well, on a scientific level, growth is defined as cells dividing, either to expand upon already existing tissue or to replace defective cells. Or maybe I'm just pulling this out of my Midi-Chlorian.
  23. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    Supershadow, is that you?
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  24. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    I think he was joking.
  25. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    What? I was quoting Son of a Bith.