Well the first time she got shot the Troopers had set their guns to STUN, the second time she was only grazed. If you don't think Blasters are powerful, how did Han take out hugh chunks of the landing bay in ANH with his little pistol? How did a single shot completely vaporize metal grating? How do blaster shots leave gapping, burning holes in the walls in Cloud City?defanatic wrote:I just recall watching a few movies, and noting that the Storm Troopers, despite being the Emporer's Elite, can't shoot for shit. Leia gets hit twice I believe (in "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi"), and she only faints once, and gets a burn on her arm. Hardly high power weaponary.
At Endor it was the Rebels that were closing with the Imperial Fleet, to avoid getting vaporized by the DS; at Coruscant the Seperatists were trying to flee with Palapatine and the Republic Navy was physically preventing them from going Hyperspace. EU gives us a sense of the range of their weaponry.As for Starwars ship range, I haven't actually seen them shoot at anything other than close range. At the battle of Endor, for example, all the ships are intermixed. How did they even get that close?
Or the battle of Coruscant (sp?). Everything is up close.
Except, of course, the Trade Federation wanted the Queen alive and was only picking off the little R2 droids to prevent them from repairing the shields (speaks highly of their accuracy though); it wouldn't do to hit her ship with a very powerful blast.And the huge power of turbo-lasers seems to be pathetic, considering it can't completely vapourise a droid (The Phantom Menace).
A camera trick, someone has a link to the web page that discusses this...?So I don't know how you are meant to know what the highest setting is. Or why they fight at short range (Han Solo getting attacked by TIE fighters, "He's nearly in range").