Originally Posted by Robondacob
Why do jedi need the force to hold a lightsaber? I'm sure that HK could hold one and slash at people. Actually, he should be able to use normal melee weapons too. I don't know why droids aren't allowed to have melee weapons either.
So if anyone, I would have HK as a lightsaber weilder, to make him useful.
HIGH ON PIE 14 nailed it with the part where droids don't have the same body motions that make a lightsaber actually useful.
How good would HK be when he can barely move his joints in any direction against a enemy with a saber?
You can program droids all you want to do whatever, but if they can't move, they're no good.