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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Choosing to depict the lightsaber as anything more than a rarely used ceremonial weapon was an unwise decision.

What would you consider the limits of rare usage?

One-on-one combat with a lone gunman or another lightsaber wielder. Never in the battlefield against multiple gun-wielding combatants.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Choosing to depict the lightsaber as anything more than a rarely used ceremonial weapon was an unwise decision.

What would you consider the limits of rare usage?

One-on-one combat with a lone gunman or another lightsaber wielder. Never in the battlefield against multiple gun-wielding combatants.

I agree with you then. Except when tearing up hoards of killer robots. That’s badass /s

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Spoilers for the canon Darth Vader comic series:

The clone biochips in canon are dumb. I’ve just read the Darth Vader comic and in it a Jedi uses Order 66 to make a clone squad turn on their Inquisitor leaders because they’re technically still in the list of Jedi. He just says “execute Order 66” and the clones start gunning down the Inquisitors. What the hell is that? Why is “Order 66” a magic spell that anyone can use now instead of only the Chancellor himself?

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Zachary VIII said:

Spoilers for the canon Darth Vader comic series:

The clone biochips in canon are dumb. I’ve just read the Darth Vader comic and in it a Jedi uses Order 66 to make a clone squad turn on their Inquisitor leaders because they’re technically still in the list of Jedi. He just says “execute Order 66” and the clones start gunning down the Inquisitors. What the hell is that? Why is “Order 66” a magic spell that anyone can use now instead of only the Chancellor himself?

I’d assume because he (and probably Vader) were the only ones to know about the triggering phrase at that point. Most of the Jedi who heard it ended up dead, and Palpatine did end up replacing (most) clone troopers with recruits during the first couple of years of the Empire anyway.

I also can’t recall it ever being stated that the order had to come from Palaptine himself, which wouldn’t have made any sense as the Kaminoan’s didn’t know about Palpatine. I can’t remember the details, but a few high ranking Kaminoans were told it was a safeguard against rogue Jedi ordered by Sifo Dyas and Tyrannus/Dooku.

And the whole inhibitor chips thing did fail briefly during a Clone Wars arc, so it was never a foolproof method to begin with (probably because of all the secrecy around it). Basically the chips made them suddenly hate all Jedi, and since Sith and Inquisitor’s weren’t a thing when they were programmed into their brains, it makes sense that it’d give them an urge to kill anyone associated with the concept of “Jedi” in a generalized manner.

(Anyway, as with most PT/CW era ideas, it gets rather convoluted.)

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I’d hate to see Palpatine’s long distance bill after making all those calls to every clone commander in the field, conveniently in the daytime no matter where they were in the galaxy. 😛

What are the other 66 orders anyway?

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I didn’t realize until watching the TPM extras again that this is taking place right outside Senator Palpatine’s apartment! I always thought they were meeting at some other location where they were not likely to be seen or noticed. You can even see in the documentary that it’s part of the apartment set.

Either the building Palpatine lives in is really empty, or the neighbors take no notice of him skulking around in a black robe and being visited by creepy characters. Meanwhile, Chancellor Valorum probably can’t go out for coffee without baseless charges of corruption being lobbed at him.

I can almost buy that Chancellor Palpatine has time to sneak off to a broom closet or something to put the robe on and give orders to his minions via hologram, but this is pushing it. 😛

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SilverWook said:

I didn’t realize until watching the TPM extras again that this is taking place right outside Senator Palpatine’s apartment! I always thought they were meeting at some other location where they were not likely to be seen or noticed. You can even see in the documentary that it’s part of the apartment set.

Either the building Palpatine lives in is really empty, or the neighbors take no notice of him skulking around in a black robe and being visited by creepy characters. Meanwhile, Chancellor Valorum probably can’t go out for coffee without baseless charges of corruption being lobbed at him.

I can almost buy that Chancellor Palpatine has time to sneak off to a broom closet or something to put the robe on and give orders to his minions via hologram, but this is pushing it. 😛

It is a bit silly, but Palpatine was only the senator of a fairly unimportant planet at this point, so I guess it kind of make sense.

Though the idea of Maul just striding through the front door of a high class apartment building is kind of amusing. I’m guessing he snuck past the guard, or something.

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Not to mention Maul is an uncommon alien, so much so even Qui-Gon doesn’t seem to know what species he is. I’m guessing he also has to stay well clear of the Jedi Temple lest someone sense his presence.

How were the Jedi going to investigate a potential Sith attack that took place on a backwater desert planet out of their jurisdiction anyway? Fortunately the problem sort of took care of itself.

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SilverWook said:

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Aw, come on! He’s adorable next to this guy! 😉

Reminds me of that toad fellow in the Starfox games.

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