Lit Weapons in SW: Question and discussion

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Gamiel, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    But you make it, you don't improvise it. To me an improvised weapon is something that is not actually a weapon; a spear is a weapon either for hunting or fighting
  2. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  3. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    I think the cutting torch used by the battle droid below count as an improvised weapon
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  4. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Have we seen any thing resembling a Mare's Leg gun/shortened rifle?
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  5. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Maybe the EE-3

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  6. Sarge Chosen One

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    Didn't Boba Fett carry some sort of sawed-off shot-blaster? I'm not a Fett fan and never paid much attention to him, but I think it looked vaguely similar.
  7. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Is Orielle Kitai the only one we have seen using a miekka blade?
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  8. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  9. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Maybe this is a stupid question but why did not the jedi in NJO develop some kind of high power lightsabre, a novasabre if you will, that was capable to cut through things like vong armour or beskar?
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    Lightsabers are already on the verge of exploding in your hand, giving them even more power is not that good an idea. Also Mandos have one major problem with "Beskar" (which most don't even have in their armour) stap them in the face or just shoot them, and that is that.
  11. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    TCW seems to have caused some problems here; Mandos aren't stormtroopers. One quick shot won't take 'em out. Beskar can actually take quite a bit of a beating before the wearer dies. Not to say it is invincible; there are definitely things that can pulverize beskar (think what Wedge does to the Vong footsoldiers in Enemy Lines with his X-Wing, only with Mandos), but it's just stronger than your typical blaster bolt (or even a lightsaber). You can find gaps in Mando armor, however; Mace obviously did with Jango (which the Mandos learned from by creating beskar neck braces). There are portions of the flight suit which are not covered by the armor. The visor isn't made from beskar. Same goes with Vong armor; the armpit, neck, and face were especially vulnerable.
  12. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    But the jedi have Jaina "Tech-witch-in-YJK" Solo she would have no problems doing something like that
    Also were is it stated that lightsabers are on the verge of exploding in your hands?
  13. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    It will if you hit them in the head, as you said that T-Thing is not armored.


    Like you said it not even full Armour, just a flight suit covered with some metal, just stap them in the side, though funny enough neither Boba and Jango even have Beskar, they wear Durasteel, because Beskar was supposed to have been mined out, but per Traviss the Empire was just to lazy to keep digging.
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  14. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Do anyone know what this rifle is called
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  15. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Do any body know what gun Droma is shown using?
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  16. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    The one time the artist doesn't draw a DL-44 and everyone wants to know what it is. :p

    Looks like an ion pistol of some sort to me.
  17. Reaper63 Force Ghost

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    This looks to be a Mare's Leg Laser, also, by it's description, the Bryar Blaster Kyle Katarn carries would be one as well.
  18. seeker_two Force Ghost

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    The E-11's seem pretty sawed off....
  19. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    My copy is currently 140 miles to the south, but I want to say that pistol was listed in the appendix to the New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology.
  20. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Hmm could be the DH-23 or some variant of it...
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/DH-23_blaster_pistol
  21. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    I don't think so it has a different silhouette compared to the DH-23
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  22. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Do anyone know how cortosis weave work? If normal cortosis short circuit the lightsabre why do a cortosis alloy make it possible to parry a lightsabre?



    Update: Wookieepedia have updated Mighella's page and her sword is no longer referred to as darksabre
  23. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Because when either someone was writing a story in which someone parries a lightsaber with another weapon (SW Republic?) or KOTOR was being developed, the writer probably invented a new material that could resist lightsabers, and Leland Chee then said "in the continuity holocron cortosis does that!" even though it really doesn't so they changed it to cortosis instead of inventing a new material -- or even using a more appropriate one like phrik.
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  24. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    I think it was the Darth Bane: Path of Destruction novel that first portrayed cortosis itself as as "one of the hardest substances in the galaxy" as well as "impervious to both heat and energy" and "prized in the construction of armor and shielding"

    with cortosis alloy as "highly resistant to blaster bolts" and something that could "supposely withstand even the blade of a lightsaber."

    (The resistance to heat of the ore itself, is portrayed as the reason it can't be mined with plasma torches.)

    Not exactly consistent with the crumbly (but lightsaber-shorting) ore we see in Vision of the Future, portrayed as "aside from the lighsaber thing, basically useless- a good blaster bolt will shatter it". Even in I, Jedi- they don't wear "cortosis-alloy armor" but "armor with cortosis fibre woven into it".
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  25. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Cortosis was first depicted as capable of parrying a lightsaber without deactivating it in SW Republic with the Morgukai and their staves -- unless Jedi Council: Acts of War depicts it similarly, I can't remember.
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