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Trooper or Smugglers VS Jedi

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Trooper or Smugglers VS Jedi

Solzean's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 12:12 PM | #1
So I was just wondering lore wise if the Trooper and Smuggler would stand much of a chance against a Jedi. I assume that in a 1 on 1 situation in which they were thrown into an arena the Jedi would usually win. The question kinda comes down to would you need the absolute best Smuggler or Trooper to stand up to a mediocre Jedi?

Deshiel's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 12:13 PM | #2
level 3 smuggler will always beat level 1 jedi and so on and on.

HeyImOkko's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:02 AM | #3
If Jango Fett can hold his own against Vader, I think Han would be able to against Luke. or something..

TitusVorenus's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:08 AM | #4
A smuggler, no, I doubt it. Even a seasoned shot would have trouble getting the jump on any competent Jedi.

A trooper (by which we must mean of course an elite sort like Havoc Squad, and not a standard soldier) would stand a much better chance, particularly if he has explosives and/or a rapid-fire weapon.

I would expect a Master to easily be able to handle either of these, however.
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ZanriI's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:16 AM | #5
Skilled Bounty Hunters are often given the nickname "Jedi Killer" so if a Bounty Hunter can achieve it why can't a trooper? Especially a special forces soldier who is trained to fight not only imperials but also sith, and is given the best equipment the republic can get its hands on. As for smuggler, a bit harder to believe since they obviously aren't combat oriented lore wise, it's still possible since they probably can get their hands on tech that not even the empire or republic have access to, and could possibly take down a sith if they have the element of surprise.

BlackBurden's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:23 AM | #6
on the trailers ( namely Hope ) that havoc squad soilder gave the sith a pretty good fight...
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BlackBurden's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:27 AM | #7
in a arena, where u see ur oppoment, already sized him up. a smuggler woud be beaten down, maybe even without drawing his lightsabre ( lore wise ), possibly the same with a trooper....

but say on a jungle, like Kashyyyk or debris filled like taris..
a smuggler may be able to trap a jedi, or maybe even kill him out of a ambush. same with trooper.
and im sure a group of havoc squad could kill a jedi, NO PROBLEM
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if it can break, i shall destroy it ~ Daruss : Bounty Hunter ( Freedon Nadd)

Sonn's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 03:37 AM | #8
Ask the Jedi after Order 66.

That being said, the force and a lightsaber does not make you into an immortal godless killing machine. A jedi misses a deflect, he gets shot. A jedi falls for a feint, he gets shot. A jedi gets a grenade chucked at him, he gets shrapnel in the face. Etc.

DarkestDaemon's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 11:00 AM | #9
If there is ample cover for the smuggler, and they're allowed their arsenal, then they would give a Jedi a run for their money. A smuggler isn't going to fight a stand-up fight. They're going to use every dirty trick in the book to trip the Jedi up.

ZanriI's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 11:27 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackBurden View Post
on the trailers ( namely Hope ) that havoc squad soilder gave the sith a pretty good fight...

Also quite a few of them flipped the sith over their backs/tackled them, after that all it would take is one good shot and they're down.

Also, Harron Tavus, Satele Shan's love interest and a commander of the Republic Special Forces bested Darth Angral (Darth Malgus' rival) and could have finished him off had Satele not gotten in the way.