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idle 10-13-2005 08:52 AM

The Weapon That Killed Aunt & Uncle
 
What kind of Imperial weapon would leave 2 smouldering skeletons as what was left of the Lars'? It's been annoying me for ages.

Kurgan 10-13-2005 10:22 AM

I don't think there really is a canon explanation, so nobody (except maybe George) knows for sure. There's been lots of speculation however:

1) It was just fire from the homestead burning or whatnot.

2) Some kind of incendiary device like a flame rifle or thermal detonator type weapon.

3) Some kind of special "slow burn" torture setting on a standard Stormtrooper rifle.

4) Just keep shooting the bodies over and over after they're dead, and eventually they turn into skeletons.

5) The Troopers dumped some chemicals on the bodies to disintegrate or burn them and then left. Luke just happens to catch them in this state.

It all happened off screen, so we have to guess, really...

There's all sorts of questions then people ask like why the Troopers did it this way, why the bodies are as they are, etc. So feel free to use your imagination! ;)

Prime 10-13-2005 10:37 AM

I figured they shot them, and then let them burn along with the rest of the place.

Jan Gaarni 10-13-2005 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime
I figured they shot them, and then let them burn along with the rest of the place.

:wstupid:

Exactly what I've been thinking aswell thru the years.

El Sitherino 10-13-2005 12:10 PM

Same. I figured in the fire something exploded and they shot out.

idle 10-13-2005 12:14 PM

It's a good enough excuse for me, I was just wondering if I had somehow missed out on some cool Imperial weapon through all these years. :)

Jan Gaarni 10-13-2005 02:14 PM

Well, it could have been some kind of flamethrower, who knows, but that ain't really anything "new". :D

I mean, even we have that. :p

Kurgan 10-13-2005 03:51 PM

Maybe the Empire just hired this guy.

TK-8252 10-13-2005 04:17 PM

According to the databank, the troops burned the house down. So they were probably shot at first and then the place was set on fire, burning their bodies and all the rest of the place...

Jeff 10-13-2005 07:34 PM

I agree with most of you, I just figured that they were burned when the house was burned. And sounds like TK has a more definite answer.

Kurgan 10-13-2005 07:44 PM

So the question people ask next is, what did they use to burn everything with? Lighter fluid from their backpacks?

I'll resist the urge to make another joke reference to SWBF2 to explain this. ;)

El Sitherino 10-13-2005 07:56 PM

Dead jawas.

90SK 10-13-2005 08:45 PM

Certainly seems to be the abundant fuel source on Tatooine.

Kurgan 10-13-2005 08:57 PM

Jawa Juice might indeed by highly flammable for all we know...
:jawa :smash: :drink3: :firehead

TK-8252 10-13-2005 09:03 PM

Question is now how did R2-D2 start the fire to burn the Jawas. Oil and the rockets again? :)

Kurgan 10-13-2005 09:06 PM

That explains why he wasn't flying ever again, he used it all up murdering those poor :jawa :jawa :jawa !! :crybaby:

:r2d = :dev10: !


Still, Jawa Juice is great! :guiness:

Great Scott! 10-14-2005 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TK-8252
Question is now how did R2-D2 start the fire to burn the Jawas. Oil and the rockets again? :)

R2D2 burning Jawas? Huh?

TK-8252 10-14-2005 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nintendork
R2D2 burning Jawas? Huh?

Yeah, after they were all killed by the troops...

Kurgan 10-14-2005 04:54 PM

See, the R5 unit that 'self destructed'? R2D2 killed him so he wouldn't talk!

Star Wars conspiracy theories rock! Some fan filmmaker needs to start up an Oliver Stone-esque project for Star Wars... ;)

TK-8252 10-14-2005 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurgan
See, the R2 unit that self destructed? That was just a ruse...

R5 unit technically, and actually, according to EU, R5-D4 actually did blow itself up because it wanted R2-D2 to stay with C-3PO. :p

Kurgan 10-14-2005 06:27 PM

That's just what they wanted you to think. Who do you suppose wrote that book?

Ah ha... now the picture becomes clear!

Btw, I edited my post, apparently right as you quoted me, oh well. ;)

coupes. 10-14-2005 08:44 PM

Well, this thread is getting out of hand... :disaprove

Kurgan 10-14-2005 11:55 PM

So I guess the answer is: We don't know, and we may never know, unless they come up with some canon explanation. So use your imagination!

90SK 10-14-2005 11:58 PM

For all we know, those are the skeletons of two stormtroopers that they killed during their daring escape. :p

TK-8252 10-15-2005 12:47 AM

But the armor wouldn't burn that fast... but wait! Unless... Owen and Beru jacked their armor and are now disguised as troops! Gasp!

90SK 10-15-2005 12:49 AM

The plot thickens!

Kurgan 10-15-2005 12:52 AM

And how did they get the armor you ask? Simple... do recall how Obi-Wan had a brother? Guess Owen wasn't so ignorant of the force after all!

MachineCult 10-18-2005 06:13 PM

They set the house on fire and the Lar's ran outside on fire and then died.
Thats what i always thought.

Pho3nix 10-31-2005 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime
I figured they shot them, and then let them burn along with the rest of the place.

Me too.

Brottor 10-31-2005 03:00 PM

Shooting them and then burning them makes the most sense to me. They wouldnt have only gotten to where they were if they had only been burned. They needed to already be dead in order not to move.

Jan Gaarni 10-31-2005 03:27 PM

Or they were trying to get out of their burning home.

MachineCult 10-31-2005 04:49 PM

From the way the corpses were lying it looks like they died from being burned.

RobQel-Droma 10-31-2005 06:26 PM

I always thought that they were shot over and over again. The two ideas I think are:

1. They were shot over and over again.
2. They were burned by the flames.

The other ideas I had considered were:

3. They were hit with some kind of grenade.
4. They were shot by a disruptor rifle, or a setting on the regular rifle.

RedHawke 11-02-2005 03:10 AM

I prefer the explination of the Lars' deaths 'due to a domestic dispute' as given in Troops, the fan film that makes fun of Cops... but that is probably just me. :xp:

master_skywalke 11-04-2005 01:22 PM

I always thought they first burned the homestead with there blaster rifles (on a special burning setting) and then trowed some termals into the place so they where sure that they where dead.

Kurgan 11-05-2005 12:03 PM

Ironic, isn't it? The disguished troopers were probably shot by Han/Chewie in Docking Bay 94. Luke never found out!

Or did he?

JawaJoey 11-07-2005 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedHawke
I prefer the explination of the Lars' deaths 'due to a domestic dispute' as given in Troops, the fan film that makes fun of Cops... but that is probably just me. :xp:

You beat me to it!

Anyways, I'm pretty sure that Troops might as well be considered official cannon. It makes perfect sense.

Wilshire 01-20-2006 10:32 PM

what kind of sadistic stormtrooper would sit there for hours shooting a human corpse until it turned into a smoldering skeleton haha

General Solo 01-21-2006 12:02 AM

Well I heard before or read it in a book that Owen threw a grenade or something to hit the stormtroopers and it missed and killed Owen and Buru.

TK-8252 01-21-2006 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Solo
Well I heard before or read it in a book that Owen threw a grenade or something to hit the stormtroopers and it missed and killed Owen and Buru.

That was made up for a satirical Star Wars fan-film called TROOPS.


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