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TK-8252
09-23-2004, 08:15 PM
Anyone else notice how Chewie throws a fit anytime someone takes away his bowcaster? It's like taking away a toddler's favorite toy. Since Wookiees hand-craft their own bowcasters, I think that they have some sort of emotional attachment to their bowcaster.

Heh, watch when an angry Imperial Officer rips away Chewie's bowcaster in the Endor bunker. :p

DarthBuzzard
09-23-2004, 08:28 PM
lol I never noticed that...just another reason to watch the OT again :D I'll make sure to look for it though :D

Revlt Coranier
09-23-2004, 08:43 PM
I had always wondered why Chewie never had to cock his bowcaster between shots, but then I read that he installed an autococking mechanism.

Kurgan
09-24-2004, 11:43 PM
Yeah, in the movies it's basically like Chewie's weapon is just a blaster rifle that happens to look like a futuristic crossbow.

In the EU there's all this stuff about it that we never saw.

primalunderdog
10-03-2004, 07:26 PM
Well i think that wookies don't like to be defence less,or just "LOVES" his bowcaster.

guybroom
10-04-2004, 01:50 PM
What sort of things did the 'Walking Carpet' (i love that line) do to his bowcaster?

Also anyone notice how in the starwars databank the bowcaster does not have a page written about it, although lightsabers, balsters etc do

Rogue Nine
10-04-2004, 02:19 PM
According to most EU sources, a Wookiee bowcaster is a very powerful weapon wielded mainly by Wookiees, since it apparently requires great strength to use it. Most Wookiees have their own custom bowcasters and modify it to suit their tastes. So someone taking away a Wookiee's bowcaster is not only taking away one of its primary means of defense, but also a very personal item that is most likely very dear to said Wookiee.

guybroom
10-15-2004, 01:27 PM
In KOTOR all the important wookie character's have their own bowcaster. Also i think that the bowcaster has a lever or something which takes a lot of strenth to pull back or something like that.

TK-8252
10-15-2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by guybroom
Also anyone notice how in the starwars databank the bowcaster does not have a page written about it, although lightsabers, balsters etc do

Oh really? (http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/bowcaster/index.html)

Lieutenant_kettch
10-15-2004, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by guybroom
In KOTOR all the important wookie character's have their own bowcaster. Also i think that the bowcaster has a lever or something which takes a lot of strenth to pull back or something like that.

its true, in many EU books, it describes the bowcaster as something not many species have the strength to handle

i think the reasoning behind this is that if they had their 'caster stolen, their enemies could not use their weapon against them..Obviously, chewie wanted han to be able to use his weapon, so he put some mods on it

Kurgan
10-16-2004, 02:53 AM
Could be. So essentially we have no evidence for the EU version of the crossbow except in the EU.

That reminds me, they only call it a "crossbow" onscreen, never a bowcastor. But it's nothing like a crossbow, except how its shaped!

guybroom
10-17-2004, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by TK-8252
Oh really? (http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/bowcaster/index.html)

I know what I did. I was on Chewbacca and it says his weapon is a crossbow, that doesn't have a link. But i never looked for wookie crossbow

TheOutrider
10-17-2004, 09:49 PM
Wookiees definetly love there bowcasters!

(P.S. I used to have a toy Bowcaster that shot fuzzy things)

:D

RedHawke
10-17-2004, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Kurgan
That reminds me, they only call it a "crossbow" onscreen, never a bowcastor. But it's nothing like a crossbow, except how its shaped!

This is very true, the only refrence to it in the OT I recall is when Luke tells Chewbacca to give up his "crossbow."

TK-8252
10-18-2004, 01:12 PM
It's spelled Wookiee, not Wookie. :)

Kurgan
10-18-2004, 01:56 PM
It's a good thing we have TK here to correct people when they misspell Wookie!

Shok_Tinoktin
10-18-2004, 04:01 PM
Yeah, it would be a real shame if people kept spelling wookie wrong!

Kasabian
10-19-2004, 06:00 AM
Originally posted by TK-8252
Heh, watch when an angry Imperial Officer rips away Chewie's bowcaster in the Endor bunker. :p [/B]Not forgetting when the Ewoks do it too. :p

dark jedi 8
10-19-2004, 04:41 PM
interesting seeing as how most games have gotten their design wrong as well. supposedly the bowcaster is a heavy weapon with a great amount of force needed to cock it. In all the Jk games and KOTOR they are easily wielded by humans with no re-cocking. but never does it say in any of the descriptions that they were installed with auto-cocking mechanisms. just a minor quarrel but an inconsistency nonetheless.

TK-8252
10-19-2004, 04:45 PM
In Jedi Outcast and Academy the Wookiee Bowcaster had an auto-cocking modification.

DarkLordTrooper
10-19-2004, 05:04 PM
I wonder how many wookies are going to lose thier bowcasters in ep3? If they all act like chewie...

Shok_Tinoktin
10-19-2004, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by TK-8252
It's spelled Wookiee, not Wookie. :)


I think that WOOKIEES in ep3 are gonna have bigger problems than getting their bowcasters taken away in ep3, what with the rise of the Empire and all.

Kurgan
10-20-2004, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by TK-8252
In Jedi Outcast and Academy the Wookiee Bowcaster had an auto-cocking modification.

And the one you use in Jedi Knight and Mysteries of the Sith is a model of the Bowcastor modified by the Tuskens on Sulon (Kyle's home planet).

Still, in all the games the Crossbow isn't really anything like the "Bowcastor" as described in the EU. And it's different from the one Chewie uses in the movies, which (like I said) is pretty much just a blaster rifle that's shaped differently. I think it sounds a little different too, but the behavior of the red "lasers" it fires is just like the weapons the Stormtroopers carry (the "E-11").

All this talk about the games vs. the movies has reminded me of something.

For the longest time I insisted that "yellow lasers" like we see in JK2/JA for the Bryar pistol, and the Repeater weapons in all the JK series (minus Dark Forces) were something invented by the games. However, now watching the new ROTJ DVD, I see that in fact the lasers fired by the Speeder bikes are yellow. That is, assuming this isn't something that was changed in the 2004 editions... ; )


PS: Let's keep the Episode III discussion to a minimum. No offense but we have TWO dedicated Episode III forums (one for spoilers, one for not). Please be sure to use the appropriate spoiler tag as well. Thanks.

Shok_Tinoktin
10-20-2004, 03:06 AM
Originally posted by Kurgan
For the longest time I insisted that "yellow lasers" like we see in JK2/JA for the Bryar pistol, and the Repeater weapons in all the JK series (minus Dark Forces) were something invented by the games. However, now watching the new ROTJ DVD, I see that in fact the lasers fired by the Speeder bikes are yellow. That is, assuming this isn't something that was changed in the 2004 editions... ; )


It is yellow in the middle, but it is still red around the edges (as far as I can tell)

Prime
10-20-2004, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by Revlt Coranier
I had always wondered why Chewie never had to cock his bowcaster between shots, but then I read that he installed an autococking mechanism. Since in Star Wars you can travel interstellar distances in the blink of an eye, a bowcaster that doesn't need loading seems feasible. :)

Originally posted by Revlt Coranier
cock [dumb look on face]

Heh, Revlt said "cock."

[/dumb look on face]

TK-8252
10-20-2004, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Kurgan
For the longest time I insisted that "yellow lasers" like we see in JK2/JA for the Bryar pistol, and the Repeater weapons in all the JK series (minus Dark Forces) were something invented by the games. However, now watching the new ROTJ DVD, I see that in fact the lasers fired by the Speeder bikes are yellow. That is, assuming this isn't something that was changed in the 2004 editions... ; )

The training remote that shot light blasts at Luke in ANH also fired yellow bolts.

Pho3nix
10-22-2004, 09:59 AM
yeh, I noticed that too. :ewok:

Kurgan
10-22-2004, 08:59 PM
Ah good point. It's so quick I miss it.. ; )

TK-8252
10-23-2004, 01:55 PM
Here's a paragraph from the official Star Wars Databank:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/bowcaster/?id=eu
Wookiees view their bowcasters as highly personal possessions. The weapons are bestowed upon young Wookiees as they complete traditional rites of passage into adulthood. Wookiees commonly decorate their bowcasters with clan markings, pictographs, and other engravings celebrating their greatest accomplishments.

Kurgan
10-23-2004, 09:28 PM
And now, Chewbacca ( :wookiee: ), for the GBA (Galactic Blaster Association)!



GRAWWRL, RAAAAWWGG RAWG RAWG ROOOOAARRR!!!!

*Threepio ( :c3po: ) translating* He says "You can have my crossbow when you pry it from my cold, dead, paws."

RedHawke
10-24-2004, 09:48 PM
^^^^
:rofl: Bwahahahaha!!! :rofl:

Now that's comedy! :D

I never liked the term Wookiee Bowcaster, I always referred to it as a Wookiee Blaster Crossbow, yes it had two bow-like things near the front, but there was no string or cable on the bow, and it fired blaster bolts after all so it never really fit the term Bowcaster to me... oh well. ;)

Prime
10-25-2004, 07:56 AM
Trying to search for logical reasons for Star Wars technology is only going to give you a headache... :)

Lieutenant_kettch
10-25-2004, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Shok_Tinoktin
It is yellow in the middle, but it is still red around the edges (as far as I can tell)

upon watchig it several times, i conclude that when they first fire, they are yellow, but when the angle changes, they turn to how you said

guybroom
11-21-2004, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Prime
Trying to search for logical reasons for Star Wars technology is only going to give you a headache... :)

Ain't that the truth! (That was retorical - don't go arguing)


Heh, Revlt said "cock."

Shut up Prime! :fett:

Pho3nix
11-21-2004, 06:58 AM
yeah, I noticed that. I guess it's the same thing if someone takes away the Jedi's LightSabre.