Topic: Were the empire actually bad

Boba was originally considered a villain in many things eg Video games and most comics because he took a job from the empire but in the OT were the empire bad (I’m not sure if it belongs in serious geeking). personally I think the rebel alliance had little motivation and they just preferred the republic not at all considering anybody else’s opinion and in the core worlds where most of the population would be most people were positive about the empire. The only rebel group that I felt showed obvious motivation were the partisans and there extremist ways made most of them terrorists rather than freedom fighters. Also people consider the empire bad due to the slavery but in the republic there were multiple slave trading posts and the republic did little about them. Also the empire were a lot better to outer rim planets as they offered the citizens jobs in the stormtrooper core whereas in the republic taxed them so they could stay part of the republic and offered little support and materials in return leading to them joining the separatists. Those are some of my reasons why I believe the empire is good sorry if some of my points are slightly wrong and should boba be considered a villain in the OT for taking a job from Vader.

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Re: Were the empire actually bad

I agree that the Empire weren’t as ‘bad’ as the films made them out to be, but they did blow up an (and planned to blow up more than one) innocent planet therefore committing mass genocide to the population of Alderaan. neutral

This deal is getting worse all the time! - Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back.

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But they destroyed it because it had an extremely large rebel population meaning that if they didn’t millions of innocent imperial citizens who became stormtroopers to support there family would have been killed also the rebels destroyed 2 Death Stars resulting in millions of imperials to die but the films and comics don’t show this as history is told by the victors so they ignore this.

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4 (edited by AlteringTheDeal652 Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:39 am)

Re: Were the empire actually bad

Yes, but there were still plenty of people who weren’t rebels on Alderaan. Since Alderaan has a population of around 2 billion people (true fact) and even if 90% of them were rebels (I do not actually know the real percentage this is just an example) then that would leave 20 million innocent people left that would have been killed by the Empire. That is definitely genocide. mad

This deal is getting worse all the time! - Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back.

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That is ignoring the millions of people the rebels killed. but it was Tarkin who gave the order to destroy alderan. you can’t judge a civilisation by a few people in charge tarkin was ‘bad’ only because of how he grew up. The gunners as shown in a comic refused to fire on a city which had 40 million people in because imperials are not blood thirsty monsters they are people with morals UNLIKE the rebels who will kill who ever just to get there way

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You need to remember that behind the stormtroopers masks there are loyal people who believe the empire is a good cause and if the rebels are outnumbered it is because more people strongly believe in the empire rather than the rebels

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Also take anankin before his fall to the dark side a great Jedi who was called smart for his amazing tactics some of which by today’s standards are war crimes. Yet he is considered a hero by some rebels. yet if a trooper destroyed a rebel base using the same tactics they would be remembered as a criminal by the rebels.

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