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(Topless Robot)   Ten odd cliches that pop up frequently on the covers to Marvel Comics' Star Wars series. HAN SHOT FIRST   ( divider line
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2012-09-28 11:38:44 AM  
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gmoney101: rickycal78: Wrong subby, it's Han shot and that's it. Saying he shot first implies that Greedo eventually got off a shot in the original, which he didn't.

/yeah yeah I know, it's only a movie

No, it's not just a movie, it's the principle...

Which is why I can't understand what is happening in George Lucas' head.

Solo was a scoundrel. He had no problem shooting someone under the table who was threatening him. He would also 'drop his cargo' at the first hint of a threat in space (Luke, Ben, and the droids would soon be cargo). He was all about money for himself and taking care of himself. He wouldn't go rescue the princess unless there would be a big payoff for him. He wasn't a 'good guy'. He was a likable rogue, but he was still a rogue/pirate. Lucas deliberately created his character that way so that when the Falcon shows up at the very end it is a big deal. Han Solo changes who he is and becomes the hero. Making Han shoot back at Greedo undermines that entire dynamic in the film and makes him far less dangerous and threatening at the beginning.
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