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    Stormtroopers tend to berated on their shooting skills apparantly missing obvious targets.

    However, sifting through the evidence I have found this to be a massive lie.

    When targeting heroes protected by the force only then do they tend to miss, and then not always, as Princess Leia found out a few seconds after we first see her. Also in Return of the Jedi.

    In Star Wars IV, the Stormtroopers easily overcame the rebel guards in the first scene, and Obi-Wan Kenobi said And these blast points, too accurate for Sandpeople. Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise.



    Further, we learn that Stormtroopers are clones of a known Bounty hunter with extreme marksman skills. They are fully trained from birth in multiple combat techniques, and able to take out robots/terminators with ease.

    So why do people believe Storm troopers can't shoot? Its pure propaganda, but by whom? We need to know!!?
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    Further, we learn that Stormtroopers are clones of a known Bounty hunter with extreme marksman skills. They are fully trained from birth in multiple combat techniques, and able to take out robots/terminators with ease.

    If I remember correctly, Stormtroopers are not clones. At the time of the Galactic Civil War, the Empire forces are made from ordinary humans when the majority of clones are dead since long time. For their accuracy it belongs to the same category as the fighting skills of the orks in LOTR or the intelligence of the machines in Terminator or Matrix. If things will be logical heroes will be killed quicky and the bad guys will win.
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    • #3
      I suspect rebel scum are answerable to this heinous lie. One only has to watch old footage from their first deployments back in The Clone Wars to know they are a reasonable shot with a blaster rifle.

      Having said that, everything during the Galactic Civil War looked old fashioned and poor quality, from armour to ships. It's possible that this decline of standards also effected small arms. Case in point the X wing looks like a late 70s Ford, the Naboo Starfighter; much more modern.
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      • #4
        If I was Emporer, I would use those guys instead.

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        • #5
          Nah, trouble with Space Marines is... not enough character, you want Intergalactic Cockney Bastards - they're allready better off by having more character; The Helghast.
          And none of that Spartan/Masterchief or GoW rubbish either.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Emtos View Post
            If I remember correctly, Stormtroopers are not clones. At the time of the Galactic Civil War, the Empire forces are made from ordinary humans when the majority of clones are dead since long time. For their accuracy it belongs to the same category as the fighting skills of the orks in LOTR or the intelligence of the machines in Terminator or Matrix. If things will be logical heroes will be killed quicky and the bad guys will win.
            I believe Lucas retconned the Stormtroopers of the Civil War as Clonetroopers. It was in the aftermath of the Battle of Endor that the various Imperial factions started recruiting people to be Stormtroopers.
            Grand Admiral Thrawn did manage to recover some Sparti cylinders and was able to clone troopers before he was defeated.
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            • #7
              Feydakin FTW.

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              • #8
                I wonder how good this guy is:

                If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                • #9
                  The only thing I get from that picture is the guy must've thought that Cap was a mindless goon ensuring 'truth, justice, and the American way' in much the same manner as the 501st mindlessly followed the dictat of the Emperor. Or he just thought it was a lulz costume ^_________^
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      That made me lol. I had never noticed that before. I had just assumed that while operating, the armor must have been too strong, but once it was inoperable, down it goes.

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                      • #12
                        I do think those things had some limited shield generation ability. Anyway the neck portions should have been vulnerable, but a very small target to hit. With all that shooting going on, one has to ask why the Rebels chose to attack them head on. Attacking from the side all day long would have been a walkover.

                        As a final nail in the coffin, in "Isard's Revenge" (Star Wars Rogue Squadron number 8 IIRC), the Rogues easily tear up walkers with X wing lasers and Proton torpedoes. With that in mind, the whole force could have mounted up on their fighters, flown around the big pile of ice, and put a torp up the poop chute of each walker.....thereby turning this scene into a combination of 80s porno and cruelty to animatronic dogs.

                        I guess Lucas went for the airspeeder thing to create suspense, and while it makes no tactical sense at all, seeing as you've got a superior weapon system capable of handling the threat easily, it does make for good cinema to have underequipped rebels trying to handle a giant robot dog with a nerf dart and 550 cord.
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                        • #13
                          It's doctrine, I think. Simply put, Imperial Stormtroopers aren't equipped and trained for accurate shooting.

                          The E-11 blaster has a rickety folding stock that's folded out of the way most of the time. It does not look like a weapon that can be used to deliver accurate, well aimed shots. No wonder troopers fire from the hip most of the time, relying on firepower to close with the enemy and overwhelm them.

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                          • #14
                            That seemed to be a theme in Star Wars.

                            We will build these massive attack robots and space stations with increadible power and armor and defenses.......except for that.....one.....little.....spot over here.....which if hit with any kind of fire will.....destroy us totally.

                            Yeah.....

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                            • #15
                              It was plausible in the first movie, but got increasingly lubricious when it was used over and over again. Can't George Lucas actually come up with something new?

                              The large set-piece battles of his latter movies are a real pain to watch too, especially with the faux tension of seeming failure and impending death on the hero's part before some deux machina thing will happen to conveniently resolve the crisis.

                              George Lucas is just lazy.

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