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Why do Stormtroopers wear that armor?

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Why do Stormtroopers wear that armor?

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Canarys
01.13.2012 , 10:58 PM | #1
Has anyone noticed, in any of the movies, even one instance of a blaster bolt failing to fry the stormtrooper it was fired at? I've been wondering what the point of the armor was since 1977.

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Wolfninjajedi
01.13.2012 , 11:00 PM | #2
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Canarys
01.13.2012 , 11:10 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Awesome link. That does indeed explain it. Obrigado.

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Triforceelf
01.13.2012 , 11:17 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Canarys View Post
Has anyone noticed, in any of the movies, even one instance of a blaster bolt failing to fry the stormtrooper it was fired at? I've been wondering what the point of the armor was since 1977.
Plot, mostly. That and it made it terribly obvious who the bad guys were.

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SammyRath
01.14.2012 , 02:10 PM | #5
Imperial Army Standard Issue.

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JacenHallis
01.14.2012 , 02:56 PM | #6
If you watch the boarding action on the Tantive IV in Star Wars, you'll see one or two cases of blaster bolts bouncing off the armor. Han, Luke and Leia never miss because they are the heroes. Regular people, though, get some of their shots deflected.
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ForlornHope
01.14.2012 , 03:04 PM | #7
As someone who owns and has worn the armor, I can tell you that you feel protected in it even if your really not. Probably gave the troopers a feeling of invincibility which even in itself can make a difference in battle for good or bad.

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hattertea
01.14.2012 , 03:14 PM | #8
The heroes of the movie were aim botting and other sort of hacks...


Other than that, yeah stormtroopers got bad wrap because we couldn't have the heroes of the movies get hurt, wounded, and otherwise defeated by lowly minions right?

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Stormcloudx
01.14.2012 , 08:55 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by hattertea View Post
The heroes of the movie were aim botting and other sort of hacks...


Other than that, yeah stormtroopers got bad wrap because we couldn't have the heroes of the movies get hurt, wounded, and otherwise defeated by lowly minions right?
This..this..a million times this. People fail to realize the cliche rule of thumb is that heroes always hit dead on, don't get hit or hurt by non main antagonists. the only time the miss or get hurt is to elevate them for a plot point that comes immediately afterward.

Thus why many people do not give credit to the stormtroopers (and Imperial military in general) the credit they deserve. Though i want to slap Lucas every time I think of the fury victory on Endor...that took hero auto win waay to far in my book.

The armor, the skill, and the weapons they had were actual pretty good when you remove the hero factor.