What functions do the Storm Trooper armor serve?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by infinix, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well in this case, I was thinking that viewers might find it funny that heavily armored stormtroopers repeatedly get their heads handed to them in gun battles despite the fact that they usually outnumber and outgun Han, Luke, and the other guys.

    Even though I was only seven when The New Hope originally was released, and took it completely seriously THEN, Whenever I see the movies now, more and more often, I see the funny side.

    Looking at it that way, the armor serves no purpose at all.
     
  2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Cleaning them keeps the troopers busy.
     
  3. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As crappy as the armor is, I'm sure it's better than fighting naked.
     
  4. KJbushway

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    ^ true. But you might be a little faster, and if you look funny naked, it might cause the enemy to laugh to death while you escape.
     
  5. Sephiroth

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    I believe it was Karen Traviss throwing a pissy fit because the Clone Wars toon contradicted her fangirl image of Fett & the clones
     
  6. saturn5

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    What purpose does it serve? It allows our heroes to kill them in vast numbers yet makes them look so robotic that the film still get's a U/PG rating
     
  7. Marc

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    either that or the laughter gets the blood boiling and you proceed to wipe them out like Anakin in a tusken camp.