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    Every series only has a finite amount of space/time to tell their story, so there are always aspects for the fans to wonder about. They will often try to piece together the disparate bits of data into a workable theory that make the series make more sense, but are conjecture nonetheless.

    Headcanon.

    What's your favorite piece of feasible conjecture to a series?
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    I'm sure we can find a few mor(tar).

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    I always admired KI's Fulgore's headcannon. Too bad he only brought it out as a finishing move. I presumed it was an ammunition limitation, but I have nothing to support the notion.

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    The writers for Frozen 2 read the fanfiction A Bluer Shade of White

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    I'm sure we can find a few mor(tar).
    I'm not gonna rifle through those avoid repeats though.
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    Default Re: What's your favorite headcanon? 2: Page 51 is clearly a metaphor for death

    A simple one:

    Star Wars is a universe of limited matter but near-infinite energy... so ships can go pretty much forever, but you have to bring things from place to place.

    Star Trek is a universe of limited energy but nearly-infinitely-creatable matter... so you need to get dilithium crystals to power things, but you can make most things with a replicator.

    Also:

    Star Wars blasters shoot a magnetic bottle filled with plasma. Lightsabers are similar, but the bottle is static.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
    A simple one:

    Star Wars is a universe of limited matter but near-infinite energy... so ships can go pretty much forever, but you have to bring things from place to place.
    The problem there is they have fuel come up a lot. Even the first movie shows the ships being fueled up, Solo was entirely about fuel, they have fuel depots and fuel missions in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance, and The Mandalorian's titular Mandalorian complains the bounty prices hardly cover fuel.
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    Star Wars blasters shoot a magnetic bottle filled with plasma. Lightsabers are similar, but the bottle is static.
    That's actual canon, though, IIRC.
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    Props to digiman619 for making a thread that lasted 50 pages. That's hard to do.
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    I'm not gonna rifle through those avoid repeats though.
    It would be interesting to see how many of them we could Parrott though.

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    With mobile canon, everything becomes fodder.

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    The problem there is they have fuel come up a lot. Even the first movie shows the ships being fueled up, Solo was entirely about fuel, they have fuel depots and fuel missions in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance, and The Mandalorian's titular Mandalorian complains the bounty prices hardly cover fuel.
    The first one shows them with hoses attached, not necessarily fueling... and this headcanon is a bit older than The Clone Wars.
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    The first one shows them with hoses attached, not necessarily fueling... and this headcanon is a bit older than The Clone Wars.
    True, there's no indication it's actually fuel... But an X-Wing is basically the fly parts, the zoomy parts, and the shooty parts, so there's not a lot of options as to what the fluids they pimped in could really do.

    Point taken on the age of the headcanon though.
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    True, there's no indication it's actually fuel... But an X-Wing is basically the fly parts, the zoomy parts, and the shooty parts, so there's not a lot of options as to what the fluids they pimped in could really do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    there's not a lot of options as to what the fluids they pimped in could really do.
    What if they were pumping certain fluids out?
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    Rey has the same telemetry aptitude that the protagonist of fallen order has, which is why she's such a good scavenger and why touching things seems to trigger visions for her.

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    Rey has the same telemetry aptitude that the protagonist of fallen order has, which is why she's such a good scavenger and why touching things seems to trigger visions for her.
    Ooo, I like that one. I also really liked that as a new power in general. And I'm glad they're going back to the "some people have very specific/unique powers that are rare among the Jedi".
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    Droids are mind-wiped in Star Wars because they cannot repress or forget things; erasing their memory is a work-around to keep them from going mad.
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    Droids are mind-wiped in Star Wars because they cannot repress or forget things; erasing their memory is a work-around to keep them from going mad.
    This is evidenced by R2, who was explicitly not memory-wiped like C-3PO, treating Yoda like a crazed frogman on Dagobah despite knowing very well who he was.
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    This is evidenced by R2, who was explicitly not memory-wiped like C-3PO, treating Yoda like a crazed frogman on Dagobah despite knowing very well who he was.
    But Yoda is a crazed frogman!
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    But Yoda is a crazed frogman!
    A crazed frogman stranger, then!
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    A crazed frogman stranger, then!
    Seriously, my reading is that R2 recognized what Yoda was doing and decided to play along.
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    Seriously, my reading is that R2 recognized what Yoda was doing and decided to play along.
    But decided not to play along with Kenobi (who really should have recognized Anakin and Padme's droids, as notable as they were in the cartoons)?
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    Why would he recognize them? They're standard models manufactured in billion-unit lots.

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    Why would he recognize them? They're standard models manufactured in billion-unit lots.
    And yet he was able to recognize him and C-3PO constantly throughout TCW, even in places where he would have no reason to recognize the droids apart from any other standard model. Given that, we absolutely should expect Kenobi to recognize them, especially when they show up as a pair, with the son of the longtime owner of R2 and the original builder of 3PO, in the middle of a desert where no astromech and protocol droid have any business being, specifically looking for Kenobi.

    "They were standard models" doesn't cut it.
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    Look, if you want to give bonus credit to Kenobi for the writers having no imagination in TCW, you then have to explain his complete idiocy in the films. I prefer to keep the films higher and largely ignore the rest due to all the inconsistencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Look, if you want to give bonus credit to Kenobi for the writers having no imagination in TCW, you then have to explain his complete idiocy in the films. I prefer to keep the films higher and largely ignore the rest due to all the inconsistencies.
    I have no problem with that, but it just swings us back around to "why didn't R2 recognize Yoda" or "if he played along why did he not play along with Kenobi?" Both of those are valid, film-only centered questions.
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    That's easy. R2 is an A$$. Look at how much of his dialogue had to be bleeped out.

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