Re: SF/F Characters with Disabilities
^A lot of modern day people with missing limbs can function now with artificial limbs, but they are still considered disabled. I don't see where situations like are that different from Luke's arm. Sure it's more advanced, but some modern artificial limbs are getting pretty close to that. There quite a few people at the Paralympics who had artificial limbs, who you could pass on the street and not know that they were disabled.
For anyone else who is interested in talking about real life heroes with disabilities, I've started a Paralympics thread
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