Spiderman Fanboy wrote:They didn't have to destroy the entire death star, just the superlaser. Wedge already destroyed the superlaser in ROTJ, but Lando destroyed it compltley just to kill the imperials/civilians on it.
The first Death Star was fully operational, it did destroy Alderaan. And it would have done the same with Yavin 4 and the whole Alliance leadership with it. Destroying it was the only option they had to survive. And even then their plan required a shitload of luck AND a smuggler to turn around and save the only guy who could pull off the impossible shot.
The second Death Star was an improved version, not only capable of one-hit-killing capital ships which even the biggest Superstardestroyer couldn't, it didn't have the same weakness as the first, it was bigger and most likely geared to defend against snub-fighters / bombers as well as against big fleets of capital ships.
If the Alliance had allowed the second DS to survive, the Imperial remnant would most likely have crushed them. How?
By repairing / replacing the superlaser and finishing the damn thing and NOT USING IT AS BAIT TO LURE THE ALLIANCE INTO A TRAP.
So, to return to the topic: Do you think that a government that rules through fear and oppression, that not only allows slavery but uses it to empower its military sector , that runs secret prisons for its political enemies, is evil? Guess what, that's what the Empire does.
"Bring your thousands, I have my axe."
"Bring your cannons, I have my armor."
"Bring your mighty... I am my own champion."
Cue Unit-01 ramming half the Lance of Longinus down Adam's head and a bemused Gendo, "Wrong end, son."
Ikari Gendo, NGE Fanfiction "Standing Tall"