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uhhh... it really depends....

 

If the Jedi has a lightsaber, I doubt any bolts would get through, and you'd lose your trigger finger.

 

A single blaster shot will injure any Jedi, and a headshot will most likely kill 'em too.

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According to the EU, some Jedi have the ability to absorb blaster shots. Otherwise, it is pretty much the same as a non-Jedi. The only acception, is a shot that may kill you over time. The Jedi would probably be able to last longer, and have a better chance to get help (like bacta or a med droid or something).

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Originally posted by mr.piercy

are u saying that if a Jedi is hit, with a powerful laser blast, which is aimed right into his or her groinal area, that the will ABSORB IT?????

According to WEG D6 PnP Star Wars RPG the power is Absorb/Dissapate Energy. And yes you could take a blaster shot to the groin and it would be able to absorb it, pending your characters Control Dice, of course. :D

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According to JA it is called Protect, but it only reduces the damage. Of course, that is mostly because of the requirements of gameplay. In such novels as I, Jedi and an NJO book (don't remember which one for sure, but I think it was Dark Tide: Ruin), some force users such as Darth Vader and Corran Horn are able to absorb the damage completely.

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Stormtrooper armor is extreamly powerful.

So it would stand to reason that Darth Vaders armor would be even more powerful being the Emporers apprentice and being the most feared and powerful person in the galaxy.

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To tell you the truth its not such a girly pistol. Blasters are VERY powerful as you see in ANH when Han blasted torso sized chunkes out of the wall with his small DL-44. Stormtrooper armor is powerful but genneraly speeking nothing but an energy shield or a wall can defend against a blaster unless you deflect it as Vader did.

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Stormtrooper armor isn;t that strong. A close up blaster shot (like Leia) will most likely penetrate the armor. A blaster shot from a distance can possibly be deflected/absorbed (It depends on what weapon was used). The armor can undoubtfully stop projectiles (like spears and ROCKS), but unfortunately, Stormtrooper armor does not make a stormtrooper less of a pussy when fighting killer teddy bears.

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Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak

Stormtrooper armor isn;t that strong. A close up blaster shot (like Leia) will most likely penetrate the armor. A blaster shot from a distance can possibly be deflected/absorbed (It depends on what weapon was used). The armor can undoubtfully stop projectiles (like spears and ROCKS), but unfortunately, Stormtrooper armor does not make a stormtrooper less of a pussy when fighting killer teddy bears.

 

True to a point.

"Armour Characteristics: A stormtrooper's suit performs as both body armour, NBC suit, and combat aid. It would be best to examine these functions separately.

 

A stormtrooper's body armour capabilities are very impressive. According to the SWVD, the hardened white shell is virtually immune to corrosion (very important considering the fact that corrosive gas grenades exist), and it can resist any hand-held projectile weapons. In fact, we learned in "Rebel Dawn" that stormtrooper armour is so well made that it commands a high price on the black market, which is why Han Solo was smuggling stolen armour for profit. Not once in any of the three original films did we see anything penetrate the hardened armour apart from a direct hit with a blaster bolt, although the rubberized flexible joint sections were obviously not quite so strong (numerous stormtroopers were killed by arrows to the flexible neck covering in ROTJ, and Leia killed one with a shrapnel hit to the wall behind him, taking advantage of that same small weak area). The novel "Lightsabres", from the Young Jedi Knights series, contains a sequence of events which helps demonstrate the mechanical strength of stormtrooper armour:

 

"Qorl stood inside the training chamber holding a wicked-looking spear in his black-wrapped left hand. His droid replacement gripped the gleaming shaft with enough force to dent the metal."

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"He cocked his droid arm back - and hurled the deadly weapon ..."

"Norys slammed into the wall, his helmet ringing against the hard metal bulkhead. His vision sparkled with impending unconsciousness."

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"He looked down at his chest in amazement and saw only a nick in the white armor where the spear had struck."

Qorl's droid used its superhuman strength to throw a spear with such great force that it lifted a man off his feet and hurled him against a nearby wall. It should be noted that we have no materials in real life that can be manufactured in lightweight thin plates and yet retain such strength against deformation or cracking. Moreover, no real-life assault rifle fires projectiles with anywhere near enough momentum to throw a man around like a rag doll, so this means that stormtrooper armour is basically impervious to present-day small-arms fire (not to mention the shrapnel that is ejected by anti-personnel weapons). A real-life soldier would have to score direct hits with concussion grenades or use a very heavy tripod-mounted gun in order to kill a stormtrooper through his armour (contrast this with Federation soldiers, whose pajamas wouldn't be of much use against an M-16). Blaster bolts are much too powerful to block, but by blocking shrapnel, a stormtrooper's armour ensures that the enemy must score a direct hit in order to kill the man inside.

The NBC protection of stormtrooper armour is just as important as its physical strength. According to the SWVD, a stormtrooper's armour is the product of millenia of refinement in personal combat protection equipment, and it affords the wearer complete protection from a wide variety of threats, such as extreme temperature variations, the vacuum of space (albeit only briefly), radiogenic fallout, nerve gases, and biological agents. The observed characteristics of the armour are consistent with this description. The armour seems to be based on a black, rubber-like "body glove", upon which the white armour plates are bonded. When Han Solo and Luke Skywalker had their helmets off in ANH, we could see that the suit extended all the way up to the neck, and the SWVD's helmet diagram labels a "hermetic auto-seal" around its base, which is obviously designed to form an airtight seal around the suit's neck collar. Furthermore, when a stormtrooper speaks, his voice sounds tinny and distorted, as if it is electronically reproduced or otherwise filtered. It does not sound like he's simply speaking through a barrier, and it does not appear as if this electronically filtered voice reproduction can be turned off in favour of direct speech (even Han Solo and Luke Skywalker communicated that way en route to the Death Star detention centre). This is generally indicative of a sealed helmet." -Curtesy of http://www.stardestroyer.net

 

Also the rocks used by the ewoks wher larg the concussion would have been very bad and I think ewoks are very strong also wich would add to that concussion. A strong little creature throwing a three foot rock at you even though your armor is strong would give you a bad headacke because of your head rattleing around in your helmet. Things like that could break bones.

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i believe stormtrooper armor was designed to DEFLECT shots, not absorb or protect against a DIRECT hit.

 

Stormtroopers are a good bunch of soldiers. Very good in fact. However, there is no matching the power of the Ewoks. how many groups of people do YOU know that can capture Han, Luke, R2, C3PO and Chewie ALL AT ONCE??? Nobody else has done that. They sprang en excellent trap!!! amazing, isn't it?

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Stormtrooper armor is most handy for protection from combat hazards like explosions, debris, etc. When we see massive internal explosions on the Death Star, Stormtroopers are engulfed in explosive blast, but they're getting up uninjured from an explosion that could hospitalize an unprotected person.

 

It doesn't seem to do anything to protect against direct blaster shots, but remember that most all blasters used to kill Stormtroopers were military-issue blasters, or top-of-the-line models. Han's DL-44 heavy blaster pistol is arguably the most dangerous blaster pistol in the galaxy. Leia's royal blaster pistol had enough power to blast a Scout Trooper clear off his speeder bike and down a hill. The standard Stormtrooper's E-11 blaster rifle is a very powerful blaster rifle. Look at the four-inch-thick holes it puts in walls. It had enough power to blast poor R2 across the Endor bunker's doorway and make Stormtroopers fly back three feet when hit directly in the chest.

 

Remember the armor serves as a "terror" weapon. What would you rather fight: a squad of wimpy Rebel Troopers as on the Tantive IV, or an elite squad of faceless Stormtroopers?

 

Plus, look closely when a ship is floating into a Death Star hangar. Outside, below the hangar, we see Stormtroopers out in the middle of space! One was even using a fusioncutter, which makes me think the technicians wear Stormtrooper armor when they need to work on the outside of the Death Star. Stormtrooper armor protects against the vacuum of space. Very cool little feature.

 

Notice that whenever Ewoks took down Stormtroopers, they were suprise attacks in huge numbers. Sure, they knocked down a few Stormies, but what happens when they get up, eh? You can bet those Ewoks got their asses blasted off-screen. :)

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