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Bill Cook
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No really.... this questions could be considered to have a spoiler for Last Jedi

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Can I really destroy a capital ship by jumping to hyperspace into the middle of it?



 
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EMBison wrote:
No really.... this questions could be considered to have a spoiler for Last Jedi

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Can I really destroy a capital ship by jumping to hyperspace into the middle of it?





Hell, if you have the Force as your ally (and Trust it), you can destroy an entire battle station with dozens of capital ships onboard, thousands of fighters, and millions of men...using a single Starfighter and pair of proton torpedoes.

Don't read what the heroes do one time, in one movie, as a universally true constant.

(Also you'll note it didn't even destroy the ship, just cut the wing off. They still had plenty of fight scenes on the ship left to go, and launched a ground assault from the fleet besides. So...'mission kill', sure, but not destroyed.)
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That movie.... shake
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lochmoigh wrote:
That movie.... shake


...was a lot of fun.
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paradoxes wrote:
lochmoigh wrote:
That movie.... shake


...was a lot of fun.


Had a lot of things that didn't make sense.

Yes, I know it's fantasy. Yes, I know its a movie.

but there were a lot of things that bothered me.


But yes, it was fun.
 
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If we're going to get into "deep thought" territory on this (which a lot of people got into in order to get torqued about stuff that happened in the Last Jedi, and forgot similar stuff that happened in previous movies [Leia in outer space]}, then it depends on how far ships travel in "real space" before entering hyperspace.

If you figure the Raddus busted through the FO ship before entering hyperspace, then yes, a hyper-fast object ripping through a ship can cause a bunch of damage.
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bird94us wrote:
If we're going to get into "deep thought" territory on this (which a lot of people got into in order to get torqued about stuff that happened in the Last Jedi, and forgot similar stuff that happened in previous movies [Leia in outer space]}, then it depends on how far ships travel in "real space" before entering hyperspace.

If you figure the Raddus busted through the FO ship before entering hyperspace, then yes, a hyper-fast object ripping through a ship can cause a bunch of damage.


It could potentially have been a consequence of running out of fuel IN hyperspace (essentially all the fuel had been removed from the ship) - i.e., catastrophic reentry into normal space. I got the distinct impression that the ship broke up something like a shotgun shell BEFORE it impacted, but I'd need to watch the scene a few more times (at least) to be sure.
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That's another possibility.
 
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But, if that is possible, why don't we have hyperspace torpedoes?

The problem with creating unique methods of attack is explaining why they don't always use that. Star Trek the Next Generation faced that problem as they kept inventing new tech to defeat something, then never using it again.

The rebel in me would be strapping hyperspace engines onto asteroids and decimating any capital ship in range.
 
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Airborne Engineer wrote:
But, if that is possible, why don't we have hyperspace torpedoes?

The problem with creating unique methods of attack is explaining why they don't always use that. Star Trek the Next Generation faced that problem as they kept inventing new tech to defeat something, then never using it again.

The rebel in me would be strapping hyperspace engines onto asteroids and decimating any capital ship in range.


You know why they don't? Because they don't.

They don't normally ram capital ships into each other as a battle tactic and nav computers don't like to suicide ram their vessels into large objects
 
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Airborne Engineer wrote:
But, if that is possible, why don't we have hyperspace torpedoes?


Since General Leia apparently forgot the Rebels/Resistance/Republic used to have bombers capable of launching bombs horizontally instead of needing to fly over their target and "drop" them (with some kind of assist, since there's no gravity), they may have forgotten about hyperspace torpedoes, too, hehe.
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Cracky wrote:
Airborne Engineer wrote:
But, if that is possible, why don't we have hyperspace torpedoes?

The problem with creating unique methods of attack is explaining why they don't always use that. Star Trek the Next Generation faced that problem as they kept inventing new tech to defeat something, then never using it again.

The rebel in me would be strapping hyperspace engines onto asteroids and decimating any capital ship in range.


You know why they don't? Because they don't.

They don't normally ram capital ships into each other as a battle tactic and nav computers don't like to suicide ram their vessels into large objects


That's not really a answer is it. It would be a standard weapon, especially the Empire, The rebels wold probably be cool with it as well. Scum and villany would definitely use it. Who cares what nav computers want? you could cannibalize whatever in a regular torpedo and strap a engine and hyperspace doo hicky to a asteroid and you haeve a pretty awful weapon.
 
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Airborne Engineer wrote:
But, if that is possible, why don't we have hyperspace torpedoes?

The problem with creating unique methods of attack is explaining why they don't always use that. Star Trek the Next Generation faced that problem as they kept inventing new tech to defeat something, then never using it again.

The rebel in me would be strapping hyperspace engines onto asteroids and decimating any capital ship in range.


I answer/justify the answer to it this way: I ran a Star Wars RPG campaign for 5 years, and played in a few others. No one ever came up with this idea during all that time with plenty of space battles. So not so far fetched that its rare for anyone to do this, or that we don't see it happen that often in the little space/corner we've seen of the Star Wars universe. Plus, we've never see it in any other Star Wars movie either, so the idea must be pretty unique.
That is my head canon anyways.
 
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