Darth Vader triumphantly opens wall street

Steeplerot

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I always knew it.

Too big to fail!

I am sure he will be in front of congress tomorrow with one wave of his hand he will tell them "this is not the regulation you seek." and they will bow.
Weak minded fools.
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fallout man

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If they're going for comic relief, why not have Pinhead ring that bell...

"We have such returns to show you..."
 

sciwizam

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I always knew it.

Too big to fail!

I am sure he will be in front of congress tomorrow with one wave of his hand he will tell them "this is not the regulation you seek." and they will bow.
Weak minded fools.
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I have altered the deal. Pray I do not alter it any further.
 

ViRGE

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Someone screwed up the costuming. The trooper armor is Phase II Clone Trooper armor, which would be prior to the formation of the Empire. But Vader being there obviously makes it after the formation of the Empire, meaning he should be surrounded by Stormtroopers, and not Clone Troopers.
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Fox5

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Someone screwed up the costuming. The trooper armor is Phase II Clone Trooper armor, which would be prior to the formation of the Empire. But Vader being there obviously makes it after the formation of the Empire, meaning he should be surrounded by Stormtroopers, and not Clone Troopers.
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Vader existed at the end of Episode 3, at which point they were still using clone armor.
 

ViRGE

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Vader existed at the end of Episode 3, at which point they were still using clone armor.
Ahh, but the AP story calls them Stormtroopers. They were clearly going for an Original Trilogy style, and someone failed hard with the Stormtroopers.
 

Zebo

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Those storm troopers don't look right. I dressed up as one one Halloween all white with black eyes no colors.
 

Steeplerot

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Can't you just pretend its the 501st hanging out with him right when he got the suit? They were with him when he was sith during the attack on Coursant....close enough.

But yeah, Lucas is getting desperate.
 

jonks

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Ahh, but the AP story calls them Stormtroopers. They were clearly going for an Original Trilogy style, and someone failed hard with the Stormtroopers.

when does a Clone Trooper become a Stormtrooper?

there's a joke in there somewhere
 

Triumph

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Kadarin

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I like how there's a quote from Amidala about ending the galaxy's democracy, yet she was a queen.

Wasn't she elected to the position of queen? And isn't electing a queen like the stupidest idea ever?
 

Fox5

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Wasn't she elected to the position of queen? And isn't electing a queen like the stupidest idea ever?

Well, people get elected dictator all the time. I think even Palpatine is elected dictator in the movies.
 

IronWing

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Well, people get elected dictator all the time. I think even Palpatine is elected dictator in the movies.
My analysis of the Star Wars movies, particularly Epsodes 4,5,6 is that as right thinking modernists we ought to cheer on the Emperor. The Emperor overthrew a hereditary aristocracy and its superstitious warrior cult defenders and replaced it with a meritocracy. Yet Lucas would have us cheer for the aristocrat scum trying to regain their old positions of inherited privilege.
 

Craig234

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My analysis of the Star Wars movies, particularly Epsodes 4,5,6 is that as right thinking modernists we ought to cheer on the Emperor. The Emperor overthrew a hereditary aristocracy and its superstitious warrior cult defenders and replaced it with a meritocracy. Yet Lucas would have us cheer for the aristocrat scum trying to regain their old positions of inherited privilege.

Wasn't the old system an elected Senate as well?

And as our Congress shows, elected representatives are strictly loyal to the public interest.

The Star Wars movies always did seem a bit vague on the 'empire's flaws as a govenment, other than the whole 'death star happy to blow up a planet' thing.

But it wouldn't be the first such message. IMO, in World of Warcraft, the assumption the alliance are the 'good guyus' is undermined as you learn the horde are the 'good guys' and the alliance are imperialists.
 

Fox5

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Wasn't the old system an elected Senate as well?

And as our Congress shows, elected representatives are strictly loyal to the public interest.

The Star Wars movies always did seem a bit vague on the 'empire's flaws as a govenment, other than the whole 'death star happy to blow up a planet' thing.

But it wouldn't be the first such message. IMO, in World of Warcraft, the assumption the alliance are the 'good guyus' is undermined as you learn the horde are the 'good guys' and the alliance are imperialists.

Yeah, but WOW builds that into the story. Or rather, warcraft did and WOW just follows.
The orcs were straight up evil in the original warcraft, mostly evil in warcraft 2, and then in warcraft 3 they became the native americans of the warcraft world.