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

    Nov 9, 2007
    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. Snowy Road

    Snowy Road Crimbo crossing Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Nerys Myk
    Cleaning them keeps the troopers busy.
  3. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 22, 2001
    As crappy as the armor is, I'm sure it's better than fighting naked.
  4. KJbushway

    KJbushway Commodore

    Sep 20, 2010
    ^ 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

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2004

    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

    saturn5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 2, 2010
    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

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 14, 2003
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    either that or the laughter gets the blood boiling and you proceed to wipe them out like Anakin in a tusken camp.