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2-1B
02-28-2005, 05:12 PM
I don't believe so.
I think Han S. was just being a wiseacre to mess with See-Threepio.
And it worked.

Kidhuman
02-28-2005, 05:15 PM
I would say they could, but would not want it to happen to me.

El Chuxter
02-28-2005, 05:30 PM
They do. Check out the Medstar Duology for more details. :)

2-1B
02-28-2005, 05:47 PM
The what duology ? :confused:

:D

Honestly though, I should have known someone would take a cool line like that and water it down into the EU. :rolleyes:

So if I take the EU into account (which I won't ;) ), now I'm supposed to see the Wookiees as a rather pathetic race, eh ? Seriously, if Chewbacca would really pull my arms out of my sockets for beating him at a game of Connect Four, well what kind of heroic role model is that ? :rolleyes:

stillakid
02-28-2005, 06:38 PM
The what duology ? :confused:

:D

Honestly though, I should have known someone would take a cool line like that and water it down into the EU. :rolleyes:

So if I take the EU into account (which I won't ;) ), now I'm supposed to see the Wookiees as a rather pathetic race, eh ? Seriously, if Chewbacca would really pull my arms out of my sockets for beating him at a game of Connect Four, well what kind of heroic role model is that ? :rolleyes:

Well that's just silly. I mean really, Wookie's can't possibly hold those little round pieces much less drop them strategically into place. Now something like bowling or lawn jarts, maybe...

Or have I missed the point...? :sur:

2-1B
02-28-2005, 07:02 PM
*sigh* Of course they can't hold them stillakid, that's why I would win in the first place ! :crazed:

Bel-Cam Jos
02-28-2005, 07:41 PM
Now something like bowling or lawn jarts, maybe...

Or have I missed the point...? :sur:
Lawn jarts... now that's a name I've not heard in a long, long time. That was in the time before The Lawsuits.

There's also a SW Galaxies card that shows a Wookiee (maybe Chewie) ripping a limb from a droid. So, if it's on a piece of 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" piece of cardboard (UV coated, too! :D ), it must be true.

Heh, heh. Lawn jarts... :rolleyes:

Slicker
02-28-2005, 07:48 PM
Lawn jarts... now that's a name I've not heard in a long, long time. That was in the time before The Lawsuits.To this day I've got a scar on my head from getting hit in the with one of those really pointy jarts. I was young when it happened and I'm sure everyone had a laugh at my expense. No lawsuits just laughs.

2-1B
03-01-2005, 05:05 AM
I'm sure everyone had a laugh at my expense.

Change "everyone had" to "everyone is having" and you've got a very current and accurate statement. lol lol lol

But I'm glad you're okay. :)

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Well, I can tolerate Wookiees popping off on a few droids like that, but I am very troubled at the thought that they would pull people's arms out of their sockets. And if this were true, would they pull so hard as to literally rip the arms from the torso or just un-socket them from the shoulders, leaving the arms hanging limp but able to be put back into place ? :confused:

Slicker
03-01-2005, 07:32 AM
But I'm glad you're okay. :)
Who said anything about being okay?;)

But back on topic. I know we're taking the EU with a grain of salt but I myself don't consider SOTE to be EU more of a continuation of Empire. But in the book 3PO scares a card player in a casino into thinking that Chewie will rip the individuals arms out if he loses then it goes into Leia's mental dialoge (sp?) and it mentions that although he could do it and other Wookiee's could obviously do it they are pretty to even tempered to do it and can intimidate with just there massive size.

But getting away from EU and in my thinking if I was a Wookiee I would rip off everyone's cell phone arm and beat 'em over the head then rip off the other one so they can't learn to use that one. But, then again that's just me.

CaptainSolo1138
03-01-2005, 11:54 AM
To this day I've got a scar on my head from getting hit in the with one of those really pointy jarts. I was young when it happened and I'm sure everyone had a laugh at my expense. No lawsuits just laughs.
LMAO!! I remember that. I was scared at first, but since the grown ups (partially drunk at the time) didn't seem to think it was a problem, I followed suit. I remember you :cry:(Can't blame ya. What were you? 2?) in the sink while they washed your head and the gushing gash that was now on it.

What's this thread about....................?

stillakid
03-01-2005, 01:12 PM
Well, I can tolerate Wookiees popping off on a few droids like that, but I am very troubled at the thought that they would pull people's arms out of their sockets. And if this were true, would they pull so hard as to literally rip the arms from the torso or just un-socket them from the shoulders, leaving the arms hanging limp but able to be put back into place ? :confused:


I liken this to going over to somebody else's house and discovering a giant slobbering dog waiting at the front door. They ALWAYS say, "Oh, he won't bite." F off! He won't bite you. You're his frickin food supply. He doesn't know me from a hole in the ground. Keep that stupid slobbering smelly thing away from me. (I hate dogs, can't you tell?) Anyway, the point is that Wookies are just big animals. Who knows just how smart they really are? Remember Han saying, "NO, this one goes here, that one goes there...Right?" Clearly, Chewy needs some guidance every now and again. Han even rubs the furry guy's head after they pop their heads out of the smuggler compartments. Chewy may appear to be a semi-intelligent creature, but in the end, he's still a domesticated wild animal. So yeah, I could see that a strange Wookie wouldn't be above ripping your arm out (or worse) over a minor disagreement or disappointment. Best make friends with them. :sur:

CaptainSolo1138
03-01-2005, 01:32 PM
Anyway, the point is that Wookies are just big animals. Who knows just how smart they really are? HE CAN FLY A FREAKING SPACESHIP!!
Remember Han saying, "NO, this one goes here, that one goes there...Right?" Chewie needs some guidance every now and again. Which is no different than any human at his or her job.
Han even rubs the furry guy's head after they pop their heads out of the smuggler compartments. The same way you pat someone on the shoulder to comfort them.
Chewy may appear to be a semi-intelligent creature, but in the end, he's still a domesticated wild animal.
THAT CAN FLY A FREAKING SPACESHIP!

scruffziller
03-01-2005, 02:43 PM
If Chewbacca would really pull my arms out of my sockets for beating him at a game of Connect Four, well what kind of heroic role model is that ? :rolleyes:

Heroic? At the time the statement was made, Chewie and Han were just about being smugglers.

Slicker
03-01-2005, 02:49 PM
THAT CAN FLY A FREAKING SPACESHIP!Bears can ride bikes, squirrels can water ski, and dogs can play poker and pool. So maybe he's just a very smart animal. Remember what Qui-Gon said: "The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"

CaptainSolo1138
03-01-2005, 03:11 PM
Remember what Qui-Gon said: "The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"
Slick, Slick, Slick.....you shouldn't leave yourself open for such jokes!

stillakid
03-01-2005, 03:46 PM
HE CAN FLY A FREAKING SPACESHIP!! Chewie needs some guidance every now and again. Which is no different than any human at his or her job. The same way you pat someone on the shoulder to comfort them.
THAT CAN FLY A FREAKING SPACESHIP!

He never really did much beyond making it not crash into anything. Han was the pilot who knew "a few manuevers." Chewy just sort of sat over there and pushed some buttons. Remember, Han had to abandon the hydrospanners after Chewy let an asteroid pelt the ship. I mean, c'mon, he must've seen that comin'. No? He's just a big cuddly beast...who'd rip your arms out of your sockets if you upset him too much. No more, no less.


Plus, he has the amazing ability to stay completely dry even when immersed in water! Really! Check it out in the trash compactor sequence. :D

The 'Xir
03-01-2005, 04:31 PM
LOFL! lol This whole thread is too f'in funny!

In my personal opinion, I think they are capable but wouldn't! I point to Chewie and Lando's encounter on Bespin! Although they had a "past" together, Lando betrayed Han in chewie's eyes, and did he really choke him as much as he could have? The guy could still speak for christs sake! Chewies powerful enough where if he wanted to he could have choked Lando without a sound till he passed out, and still not done any physical harm to him, but as I said he couldn't of had that much of a grip on him if the guy could still get a word in edge-wise! And here Lando put his best friend in possibly fatal and serious harm's way! The Big Lug! :kiss:

Bobby Fett
03-01-2005, 07:49 PM
... But getting away from EU and in my thinking if I was a Wookiee I would rip off everyone's cell phone arm and beat 'em over the head then rip off the other one so they can't learn to use that one. But, then again that's just me.

I like the way you think. :D

darthvyn
03-02-2005, 09:45 AM
Remember, Han had to abandon the hydrospanners after Chewy let an asteroid pelt the ship.

chewie was with him, trying to fix the hyperdrive. that was leia who was in the cockpit who yelled "han, get up here." women drivers. :rolleyes: :crazed: :dead:

:beard:

back on topic, i think the wording implies just a shoulder dislocation, not a complete tearing of skin/ligaments. just a little *pop* and then whoever it was that won has to run to a doctor with wet noodle arms.

i personally think, however, that it was just a scare tactic. the way chewie slicked back his hair and hunkered down in his seat... playing it too cool for someone that would actually do that.

stillakid
05-15-2007, 05:58 PM
If Wookies really would pull people's arms out of their sockets, I would think that the battle in ROTS would have been the perfect opportunity to illustrate such a behavior.

DarthQuack
05-15-2007, 09:28 PM
Well we all know how great George did with the new movies.... :)

El Chuxter
05-15-2007, 09:57 PM
Except the Wookiees didn't lose that battle, did they? ;)

Qui-Long Gone
05-16-2007, 12:36 AM
...the battle no, but the war YES....:yes:

CaptainSolo1138
05-17-2007, 07:55 AM
If Wookies really would pull people's arms out of their sockets, I would think that the battle in ROTS would have been the perfect opportunity to illustrate such a behavior.At least it'd've mad that entire sequence worthy of inclusion in the movie.

scruffziller
05-18-2007, 11:27 AM
If Wookies really would pull people's arms out of their sockets, I would think that the battle in ROTS would have been the perfect opportunity to illustrate such a behavior.

Yes, I am saddened that that was not presented to us. Cuz it would have been awesome!!!:thumbsup:

bobafrett
05-18-2007, 12:55 PM
Too gruesome for the kiddies though I might think.

El Chuxter
05-22-2007, 02:40 PM
No, since all the baddies were robots.

Qui-Long Gone
05-22-2007, 07:27 PM
Too gruesome for the kiddies though I might think.

No more gruesome than fried Anakin or Yoda chucking his saber through the chest of that trooper outside the temple...or than the love dialogue between Anakin and preggers Padme