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Old 09-03-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Did anybody else notice?

OK! I don't know if this is explained later, or if it is explained in the EU, but...

I was watching episode I again, and I have been contemplating Palpatines guards. They wear blue robes, blue helmets, and carry long staves. Now, I started thinking.....

Give them some red robes, some red helmets, a "saber lance"(?), and some force powers, and you have the elite, royal guard guys from the origional trilogy. Hmmmmm..... Any thoughts on the subject? Am I on the right track? Should I just stop while I am ahead and think that I am smart?

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Old 09-03-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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yes you are, the guards that protect Palpy were converted to the elite Royal Guards, according to EU they were a select group of Elite Stormtroopers who were the ones who were able to become Royal Guards. Of course the guards that protected Palpy back in ep1 weren't stormies XD but the attire was converted over to the Royal Guard style we say RotJ

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Old 09-03-2003, 04:58 PM   #3
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you can actually see the red 'imperial' guards in AotC, but I can't remember in which scene this was.
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:40 PM   #4
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The weapon the royal guards carry is called a force pike. They are not lightsabers like many people would like to think.

A force pike operates much in the same manner as vibro weapons.

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A vibro-ax is a type of bladed weapon that uses a compact ultrasonic generator to create vibrations along the cutting edge's surface. This drastically increases the weapons lethality, allowing it to lacerate with minimal exertion from the wielder. Similar vibration-based technology can be found in vibroblades, bayonets, and force pikes.
One thing that is obvious it that it is used in conjunction with the martial art echani that the royal guards master.

I imagine that while force pikes are not lightsabers, they are most likely used in much of the same manner. Even more so, I would be willing to bet that they could use force pikes and lightsabers interchangably, both effectively lethal.

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Old 09-03-2003, 06:20 PM   #5
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Well...

Thanks to everyone who replied! You can all rest assured that I will now sleep easy at night. BTW, Lynk Former, that is a bada$$ avatar. You got both Nene AND her weasel in the shot. BGC 2040 is one of my favorite series. Thanks for brightening my day!

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Old 09-03-2003, 07:55 PM   #6
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:05 PM   #7
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wow, your right. i just rewatched episode 1 too. I bet they are the same gards. They might be because anakin marries her, so maybe when he turns to the dark side he takes the gaurds with him or something. I don't know but good subject.


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Old 09-03-2003, 11:12 PM   #8
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they are not Anakin/Darth Vader's guards, they are the chancelor/emperor's.
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:16 PM   #9
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The Royal guards a way cool IMO. I so desperately hope we get to see some royal guard action in EP3.

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Old 09-04-2003, 01:16 AM   #10
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The Royal guards a way cool IMO. I so desperately hope we get to see some royal guard action in EP3.

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I cant wait to see that if it in it.Am not talking about the first couple sentence in your reply just the last couple.Keep at it you might be able to get it right sometime

Cool topic i just re-watch it myself and was think the same thing.
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Old 09-04-2003, 08:23 PM   #11
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The Royal guards a way cool IMO. I so desperately hope we get to see some royal guard action in EP3.

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That would be really kewl actually, a couple of Royal Guards taking out a Jedi would prove just how much Palpy knew these guys would kick ass.

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Old 09-16-2003, 12:24 PM   #12
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You're right, CoupeS, the Red-cloaked guards are seen in the scenes in Palpatine's office. They're particularly noticable in the scene with just Palpatine and Anakin, when Anakin asks Palpatine to convince Padme to go back to Naboo.


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Old 09-20-2003, 02:15 AM   #13
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I agree the red guards are cool, they have the same attitude as Boba


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Old 09-20-2003, 03:31 AM   #14
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It would be cool to see a group of royal guards swarm a jedi and take him out. It would show how powerful they really are.


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Old 09-21-2003, 11:20 PM   #15
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It would be cool to see a group of royal guards swarm a jedi and take him out. It would show how powerful they really are.
Id go more for a one on one with a jedi, and then the red guard would win. It would show how well they have been trained and why they guard the emperor and not some siths.


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Old 09-28-2003, 10:45 PM   #16
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I noticed that too and thought the same thing
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:34 PM   #17
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About the guards being able to wield lightsabers, I don't know, several sources indicate that a non-Force sensitive wielding a saber is downright dangerous for both the one using it and those around him. That and it would ruin the entire "Lightsabers are for Force users only" thing.
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Old 10-06-2003, 01:43 PM   #18
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i don't think they have lightsabers i agree they our the same guards but they i don't think have lightsabers




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Old 10-13-2003, 05:19 PM   #19
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I cant wait to see that if it in it.Am not talking about the first couple sentence in your reply just the last couple.Keep at it you might be able to get it right sometime

Cool topic i just re-watch it myself and was think the same thing.
You'd need a lot of them. They wouldn't be able to block a Jedi's sabre. The sabre would cut straight through their weapon.

I remember someone saying that light sabres are supposed to explode if activated by a non-force user because you need the force to keep the crystals in harmony.

That can't be right though, because Han uses a light sabre in TESB.
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Old 10-13-2003, 07:36 PM   #20
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That and it would go against the way of the Jedi, they'd never forgive themselves if a regular civilian somehow got their hands on their lightsaber and blew themselves to bits.
So naw, that's probably an idea from a fanfic.
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