This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 00:05, July 13, 2014 (UTC)
Why do people when they lose a limb replace it with a prosthetic instead of cloning one or regrowing it. Better yet, do they regrow kidneys, liver etc. Do they not have the technology?Darth Pickle 2 (talk) 04:38, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
Probably because it was written in the 70s. They have comlinks, but not cellphones. SinisterSamurai (talk) 04:51, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, or that story about Vader going to Dantooine, thinking Luke might be there, searching for jedi knowledge. He came upon an abandoned, but actively working cloning facility, that accidentally cloned him, remaking his damaged limbs and skin. Or in Reptide (I think), where Jaden noticed he didn't have a scar on his chin, that's when he learned he was, in fact, a clone of himself...As SinisterSamurai said: it's probably because it was written in the 70's. --Shioroi (talk) 23:25, December 13, 2013 (UTC)
One might also consider that a synthetic or machine prosthetic is probably going to be far superior to the origin organ. Say your leg is blow to high heaven and you now need a new one, why not make an upgrade to your hardware? Not only that but cloning would certainly take more time then acquiring prefabricated limbs that means in a medical emergency it may simply take too much time to grow that new vital organ. So you get a synthetic which is most likely superior to the original and once it's in there not much sense in replacing that with an inferior organic body part.220.127.116.11 02:23, December 18, 2013 (UTC)
Makes sense to me. Fe Nite (talk) 14:51, December 19, 2013 (UTC)
Well, in the case of Darth Vader/Anakin, practically all his limbs were cut off. Since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was made more recently than IV, V, and VI, they certainly could have made cloned body parts for Vader, but he had to have the suit-type thing. —Unsigned comment by18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs).
If I had the choice between cloned body parts or a bad-ass suit, I'd take the suit. Fe Nite (talk) 21:55, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
Also, don't forget that the suit was Palpatine's idea, as he's the one who ordered Anakin rebuilt. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader had a scene, set shortly after his reconstruction as Vader, where Palpatine basically let him know that he could modify or enhance the armor. . .but he wasn't allowed to be without it. Basically it was a way to punish him or keep him in check. We saw in Shadows of the Empire that he had been experimenting with Sith healing techniques to restore his lungs so he could at least work without the mask and respirator (the scene in Empire Strikes Back where we see him briefly putting his helmet back on was where he was trying to breathe in normal air and restore his lungs). He got close, but didn't quite have the mastery of the Dark Side to regenerate his lungs. --Taelin Thurn (talk) 23:13, January 22, 2014 (UTC)
Well with organic limbs wouldn't Darth Vader be much stronger with the force? Doesn't the armor restrict his powers? If so he wouldn't need the advantages of machine parts.—Unsigned comment byJACEN500 (talk • contribs).
I've never read that anywhere. Fe Nite (talk) 22:55, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
It's true. Midichlorians live in cells, so if he lost a third of his cells he would not be as strong with the force. Being the chosen one, it didn't make much of a difference; however, he would have been even more powerful with all his limbs. Cloning is difficult, expensive, and disgusting (to denizens of the galaxy). Many beings in the galaxy would rather have no limb than a cybernetic or cloned limb. CloneMarshalCommanderCody (talk) 20:01, June 12, 2014 (UTC)