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#41 Lyriqz ✪

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:34 PM

Still *censored*ing stupid and not needed. Should have kept light sabers same.

 

There's a light saber whip and all that shit in the Star Wars universe, so yeah.



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 03:20 PM


Still *censored*ing stupid and not needed. Should have kept light sabers same.

 
There's a light saber whip and all that shit in the Star Wars universe, so yeah.

I think expanding on lightsabers is a good idea IMO. Its cool to see what they come up with.

Plus a saver with a handguard really makes sense.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 12:38 AM

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 12:52 AM

so i guess people are having a hissy fit that there is a 'black' Stormtrooper. OH NO'S  :o   LOCK YOUR DOORS AND HIDE. :nerves: THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END! pffffff :facepalm:  GTFO!

 

oh my god, check these light saber memes. :lol:

http://mashable.com/...ghtsaber-memes/


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:27 AM

Why the *Censored* are people having a hissyfit about a Stormtrooper being black?


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:20 AM

I've actually kind of been surprised by the amount of negativity surrounding that too. Like it hasn't been a lot, but more than I expected. Did people forget about Lando and Mace Windu or something?

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:46 AM

Maybe they're just super into the prequel lore and are upset that a trooper isn't a Jango Fett clone



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 03:21 AM

for all we know there was probably a hell of a lot more black ST's in the original trilogy. we just didn't see them cause they never removed their helmets. people need to shut their pieholes


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:41 AM

Maybe they're just super into the prequel lore and are upset that a trooper isn't a Jango Fett clone


But the stormtroopers never were clones. I mean few were, but for the most part Storm troopers were recruits from all over the galaxy. That's why they don't all have that shitty accent in the original trilogy.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:48 AM

I still don't see how the sidelaser things make sense. Like, I'm cool with new designs but srsly wat



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:56 AM

Maybe they're just super into the prequel lore and are upset that a trooper isn't a Jango Fett clone

But the stormtroopers never were clones. I mean few were, but for the most part Storm troopers were recruits from all over the galaxy. That's why they don't all have that shitty accent in the original trilogy.

Is that true? I thought they were just all Jango Fett clones. I like the idea that there are a few clones left. What happened to most of them? Did they all get killed?

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:17 PM

Maybe they're just super into the prequel lore and are upset that a trooper isn't a Jango Fett clone

But the stormtroopers never were clones. I mean few were, but for the most part Storm troopers were recruits from all over the galaxy. That's why they don't all have that shitty accent in the original trilogy.
Is that true? I thought they were just all Jango Fett clones. I like the idea that there are a few clones left. What happened to most of them? Did they all get killed?

Yeah, I believe that Vader's 501st legion of troops were all originally clones or something. I think they just quit cloning after the clone wars or something. I don't know the full explanation I just know Stormtroopers aren't clones for the most part.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:46 PM

I think people are pissed because stormtroopers belong to the dark side and a black actor plays one. I don't know, maybe they don't want black actors to play villains or some shit like that. Either way, it makes no sense whatsoever and the whole thing's insanely retarded.

 

Anyway, back to the new lightsaber:

 

Immediately, speculation began about the possible wisdom or stupidity of this design. Here at The Verge, we fell roughly into two camps. On one side, there are those who say this is terrible design. Their argument is as follows:

  1. You're going to chop your hand off.
  2. It doesn’t even protect you, because the laser-hilt isn’t flush with the blade, so if a lightsaber slides down you'll just get a cut hand and a broken lightsaber.

To which the other side responded:

  1. It solves a big lightsaber design problem, which is blades sliding down and cutting your hand off.
  2. Bonus: You can jab opponents with the laser hilt.

The big question, in my opinion, is whether lightsaber blades can even slide. I don’t recall a time in the original three movies when blades slid. Opponents would cross blades, which seemed to stick together and make that crackling sound, and then push apart again. I assumed there was some sort of electrical force that locked blades together when they touch.

 

But Russell Brandom points out that there seems to be case of sliding here at 1:08 in the Anakin / Obi Wan / Yoda / Count Dooku fight, and that a crossguard could’ve helped. I'm not so sure.

 

The best explanation I’ve heard comes from the commenter squiz, who points out that the crossbar beams look unfocused and that maybe this guy is an old Sith "reawakened," and that he has an early model lightsaber. This seems plausible! But then the question is: did people realize the crossbar makes no sense? Did lightsabers get stickier at some point, making the crossbar useless? Is the crossbar a good idea or a dumb one?

 



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

Why can't the hilt guard just be made from what Vibroblades are made from. They can withstand a Saber strike and don't serve any risk to the wielder

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:33 AM

Can't believe people are actually hating on the black Storm Trooper. How pathetic :lol:



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:18 AM

and now the teaser trailer in LEGO form :lol:



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:08 AM

See, if we knew absolutely that the black stormtrooper was a part of the 501st, THEN I could kind of see why people would be mad, but really, its just a bunch of assholes bitching for the sake of bitching.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:16 PM

The 501st would mostly likely all be dead by this point seeing as clones age more rapidly than normal humans and this is almost 50 years after the Clone Wars. They'd either be dead or like extremely old. Not to mention Darth Vader's dead too so I'm not sure what their purpose would be.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:18 PM

We're 50 years after the Clone Wars? That seems like a hell of a lot of time, but then when you think of how old Kenobi was in Episode 4 and how old Luke will probably be now.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:23 PM

A New Hope takes place 19 years after Revenge of the Sith, which is the end of the Clone Wars. Return of the Jedi takes places four years after a New Hope. Force Awakens is confimed to take place exactly 30 years after Return of the Jedi. So this movie takes place precisely 53 years after the Clone Wars.

I've always felt that Obi Wan aged pretty horribly in that 19 year span.