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PT Trash Dooku's Ship Already!!!

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by darthbarracuda, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 4, 2012
    In Episode II, Anakin and Obi-Wan, and eventually the Yoder himself face off against Dooku.
    Dooku's ship is right there. He's not even that close to it!
    It's obvious that Dooku wanted to escape. He came to a hangar, which has a ship in it, and a pilot droid just got into it.

    So why didn't one of the three just run over real quick and trash the whole insides! Just 2-3 swipes of a lightsaber and the pilot droid is gone, and basically everything else that is necessary for flight could be damaged...even the windshield.

    Now Dooku doesn't have a way off of Geonosis. His only option is to battle the 3 Jedi and win. In Ep. II, Dooku's fighting the Yoder and he senses that he can't win so he jumps aboard his special ship and flies away. But if there's no special ship for Dooku to get into...he's kinda screwed.
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  2. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 4, 2012
    And to add on...when Dooku flings all the rock debris at the Yoder and he just throws them in a different direction...why didn't Yoda fling it at Dooku's ship? One giant rock slams into the ship and destroys it.
  3. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Anakin was blinded by hubris, and felt he could defeat Dooku. Thus, he was more worried about fighting Dooku than stopping him from escaping. Obi-Wan was trying to stop Anakin from getting killed. Yoda felt he could best Dooku also.

    Regardless, Dooku probably could have called for a transport. There is bound to be something that the Seppies have available. It would have slowed him down, but not stopped him.
  4. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

    Jul 24, 2010
    Anakin didn't let Obi finish his speech:

    we'll take him together, you go in slowly on the left and hold him off. I'll sneak on board the sailor trash the controls and join you
    think you can handle that?

  5. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    This is a problem I have with it but if that happened ROTS and the OT would have been forever altered.
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  6. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

    Jul 2, 2004
    the Yoder [face_laugh]
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  7. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 25, 2013
    How is that? Anakin would probably still have turned to the dark side, Dooku's death was just one link on the huge chain that led to his fall.
  8. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 10, 2003
    I think the whole landscape of the Clone Wars hinged primarily on Dooku. It was he who trained Grievous and had the savvy to persuade the systems to join the Separatist cause. If the head was cut off of the CIS in AOTC, I don't imagine that the leadership would have been organized or committed enough to remain together to continue the war. And without the Clone Wars, we don't have any idea what Anakin would have turned out like- that's a huge part of the puzzle for Sidious.
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  9. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    We still would have had Sidious to deal with unless Dooku spilled the beans about him
  10. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2005
    Yeah, the same thought went through my mind in the theater. It's right up there with "Why didn't Vader just have the Falcon's engine gutted, rather than merely deactivating the hyperdrive?"
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  11. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Oh lord. Going to wonder that now
  12. LordMortis315

    LordMortis315 Jedi Knight star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    And after that, let's see Obi-Wan's options:

    Go after Dooku, he ends up fighting Dooku.
    Go after Dooku's ship, Dooku will stop him and they'll end up fighting anyway.

    Better to choose the option where his mindset was "Defeat Dooku" rather than "Destroy Dooku's ship".
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  13. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

    Sep 16, 2009
    it was a joke ;)
  14. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

    May 16, 2010
    Because they wanted to live a little bit? Liven things up after batting away blaster bolts?
  15. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

    May 27, 1999
    Well, considering that by this time the Jedi had pretty much totally fallen for Palpatine's con, we can figure they weren't thinking very clearly at this point.

    And, if nothing else, it cost Padme the chance to show up and quip, "Looks like they've cut off your only escape route." (And Dooku to respond, "Maybe you'd like it back in the arena, Senator.")
  16. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 4, 2012
    Dooku was a SITH LORD. Anakin and Obi-Wan could barely duel him on even ground let alone take the time to destroy his ship. And Yoda as powerful as he is was also not omnipotent enough to simultaneously destroy a starship and duel Count Dooku.