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Albert Walding
Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 10:37am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

While enough has already been said about how ridiculously easy it has become to blast your way past stormtroopers (Mando had more problems with a bunch of Jawas in season 1) I would like to draw attention to a little detail that hasn’t been mentioned yet: at one point Cara and Fennec are caught of guard on a catwalk when six stormtrooper come up from behind and could shoot them in the back. But what do they do instead? Shout „Freeze! Drop your weapons.“ They might have wanted to add „You are under arrest for crimes against the empire“ but of course then they get killed.
The important point here is that despite being on the receiving end of a one-sided slaughters the stormtroopers are still trying to take prisoners. The other side does not, the entire bridge crew gets slaughtered. Yes, they all die with weapons in their hands, but Bo Katan does not even try to take a prisoner to ask where Gideon is. Who are good guys/girls here? In a way this reaffirms the theme from last episode – if it weren’t for that one officer telling us that the Empire is really evil it would be hard to spot the difference.
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Albert Walding
Wed, Dec 16, 2020, 2:00pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 15: The Believer

@AndreRhineDavis
In one of Timothy Zahns EU-Novels an Alliance-Officer remarks that it used to be very simpel to infiltrate the Empire at the height of its power. There were so many outposts and ships that it was impossible to keep everybody up to date of everything. So it usually sufficed if a ship had a valid recognition code to be accepted as legitimate even if it did not show up on any registry of imperial vessels.

So as stupid as checking only against known unauthorized personal may seem to us it may have been the best they could do without disrupting their own operations to much just because the records were always out of date.
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