Kamakazie Sith wrote:Don't get me wrong I'm not saying that Boba's armor will offer no protection but that doesn't mean that Boba will be able to take hits with impunity.
It depends on where it hits. There's no reason to assume that the Predator wasn't attempting to kill Dutch (he killed/grievously wounded nearly all of the rest of the squad with the Plasma Caster with the probable exception of Billy and what's-his-face-with-the-radio); and that flimsy M16 practically absorbed the entire blast with at best superficial pain to Dutch. The whole thing screams 'material dependant target effects' to me. Great on flesh, not so great on armor.
As for the second Predator's Plasma Caster being 'reduced power', I don't see where this comes from. You see the same sort of target effects on Blaine against the first Jamaican who buys it in the penthouse slaughter, if not the same sort of bolt (and god I HATE the Predator 2 bolt).