In the Rebels Episode Stealth Strike Rex complains a lot about the stormtrooper armor. Is that enough to site as proof that the armor is inferior (or more specifically, that the helmet) to clone armor?
- Yeah, specifically in "Stealth Strike" when they were stunned by Ezra and Kanan says "This armor doesn't protect you from anything!". And when Kanan and Rex are in a fire fight with Stormtroopers, Rex continuously misses his targets until he takes off his helmet, wherein he becomes far more accurate. --RemingtonV (talk) 17:14, March 31, 2017 (UTC)
Bad helmet design? Edit
Rogue One raised a very big question for me about the stormtrooper helemets; why are they so damned ineffective?! We see the main characters smacking them and kicking them, and they wind up knocking them out, which shouldn't happen with helmets made by as advanced a society as the GALACTIC EMPIRE, which has faster than light travel and has more than mastered plasma-based weaponry.
My brother gave the excuse that they need to protect from blasterfire, which is a shoddy excuse, considering the main source of danger in a blaster bolt is the impact rather than the heat energy, which would make protection from blunt trauma even more of a priority in their design. So why are they so piss-poor at protecting from blunt trauma?