Lightsabre's 'sharpness' -1 reply

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WJTW

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#1 15 years ago

I read in starwars.com that a lightsabre can practically cut through ANYTHING, except for the blade of another lightsabre.

However, in a scene where Luke's sabre 'touched' Vader's upper arm, should that arm be seared off completely? I mean, it seem to just touch it, even though it was clearly obvious that Luke was swinging it hard. You might say that Vader's arm might be replaced with a mechanic hand, but since the lightsabre can cut through practically anything, wouldn't that not be spared as well?

And vader's lightsabre didn't even touch Luke's hands and it got cut off. Yup, it didn't touch it, when I slowmo it.

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#2 15 years ago

logical...:agreed:

you should send a mail to starwars.com and ask them.write down their answer here then.:dance:




Xenomorph VIP Member

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#3 15 years ago

What exactly is the point of that attachment?




The_Getaway

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#4 15 years ago

maybe vader's armor is made up of cortosis... it's the only metal that resists lightsabers, maybe that's why...




samm666

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#5 15 years ago

I'm in a nit-picking mood today to mehh:p.

First of all WJTW it is "lightsaber" not "lightsabre".

And on the point of the saber cutting through Vader's arm, why don't you go and try it out?

What I'm trying to get at with my sarcasm is that, it's only a film and when they had filmed The Empire Strikes Back, the stuff George and people went around making up including "a lightsaber can practically cut through ANYTHING" had been made up yet because he made up that stuff AFTER ESB.

And on the other point you made about Vader's saber not touching Luke's wrist, remember, it's just a film, I doubt that David Prowse was going to whack Mark Hamill across the wrist with a wooden pole during filming.

And The_Getaway, Cortosis was made up for Jedi knight II: Jedi Outcast, it had not been invented at the time of the original trilogy. And it is also NOT a metal, it is a composite ore alloy.




The_Getaway

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#6 15 years ago

dear god, you are in a nit-picking mood today indeed... all i was doing is suggesting a possible explanation to all this, even if we all know it's impossible... it's fun to sometimes pretend star wars is real so we can sort of test our knowledge of the galaxy far far away by trying to give logical explanations to illogical stuff... it's just a stupid little passtime, and not meant to be taken seriously (not to me anyway...)




samm666

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#7 15 years ago

Lol, well then I go and give logical explainations for Star Wars in the real world :D.




Arric

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#8 15 years ago

Okay, first of all, Jedi Outcast screwed up Cortosis. Cortosis doesn't resist lightsabers, it shuts them down. But a lightsaber will cut at least partway through the cortosis before it gets closed down, and it can always be reactivated again. Read the Hand of Thrawn Duology for more info (Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future are the names of the two books, and cortosis appears heavily near the end of book 2.)

As for Vader's arm. . . it is technically not true that a lightsaber can cut through anything. A lightsaber has the POTENTIAL to cut through anything. As evidenced in The Phantom Menace, when Qui-Gon is trying to bust through to the bridge of the Trade Federationb Battleship, he didn't just make one quick slice and head on in. He had to work at it. The lightsaber was cutting through the door far more effectively than anything else could have, but it still took time and effort. Likewise with Vader's armor. I doubt that it's immune to lightsabers, or even highly resistant. The glancing blow off Vader's shoulder was just that. . . a glancing blow. Even if Luke put a great deal of force into the swing, the swing wasn't aimed quite right, it hit a rounded peice of armor, and Vader pulled back just enough to avoid the brunt of it. And personally, to me, it didn't look like Luke put that much force into the swing. Considering all this, the lightsaber blade did do some damage, throwing up sparks and making Vader grunt in pain. I think it got through his armor, not enough to cause substantial damage or sever anything, but enough to hurt like hell.




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#9 15 years ago

... yes vader didnt cut Lukes Hand.. but how could it? they used iron sticks in the movie! they cant cut the actors hand:rolleyes:




The_Getaway

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#10 15 years ago

arric, once again, you're the man... i didn't remember the cortosis in the hand of thrawn, since i read them a while ago, and of course you're right about its properties, which i remember now... so, once again, nice one man... you have my vote for SW freak of the year ! may the force be with you...




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