View Full Version : Pre-Imperial Symbol used in AOTC.

05-25-2002, 10:12 AM
Is the symbol on the gunship pilot's helmet the same as the one on the Jedi starfighter?

Dooku Fett
05-25-2002, 03:49 PM
On Obi-Wan's ship there is an Imperial Symbol (The symbol under my name). Is there a reason for it being there that I missed?

Lord Tenebrous
05-25-2002, 04:50 PM
It's the eight-spoked insignia of the Republic. Follow the link for its history and subsequent change:


Dooku Fett
05-25-2002, 06:07 PM
Interesting. Thanks for clearing that up!

05-26-2002, 05:01 PM
Yes I believe it is, which will become the Imperial symbol!!!!!!!!!

05-26-2002, 06:54 PM
Yup, since the Jedi Starfighter and Rep Gunship are both fighters of the Galactic Republic and that's the Republic's symbol. The Imperial symbol is very similar, but has 2 "spokes" missing, according to another thread around these forums somewhere.

06-05-2002, 03:07 PM
From what I know, that Republic symbol is the symbol of the ancient Bendu order. Palpatine adopted the symbol, but took off two spokes in disrespect.

06-05-2002, 04:56 PM
Maybe it wasn't in disrespect, but because only two Jedi were missed during the wipe out of all the Jedi - Obi-Wan and Yoda.

06-06-2002, 06:37 AM
Ya the 2 Jedi missing makes sense

Exhaust Port
06-06-2002, 03:19 PM
I just assumed that it was the same symbol as the Empire from the OT. That's what I get for assuming.

06-07-2002, 07:20 AM
Okay, the difference between the Republic and Empire symbols are thus:

the aforementioned missing 'spokes'

and there are breaks in the outer perimeter circle on the Empire logo....whereas the perimeter is solid on the Republic symbol.....

06-25-2002, 06:23 PM
Have you noticed that the "Empire" symbol is on the Republic Gunships?? It's on the left side of ship upper left corner of the cargo doors.

06-25-2002, 06:26 PM
Yes, there is a thread around here about it somewhere, I will try to dig it up. It's actually not the Imperial Symbol though. If you'll look closely, it actually has 2 more spokes then the Imperial Symbol, which only has 6. :)



Jar Jar Binks

06-25-2002, 06:27 PM
Interesting, I'll have to take a closer look. I wonder what (if) those spokes mean anything??

06-25-2002, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by JediDan
Interesting, I'll have to take a closer look. I wonder what (if) those spokes mean anything??
I don't know what they mean but I think Palpy took them off as a sign of disrespect.

06-25-2002, 10:14 PM
Well there was a story about it at cinescape. But it's not there now, it has something to do with the bendu monks. The 9 spokes represent balance in the force or something like that not quite sure so palps defaces it and then you have the imperial symbol.

06-26-2002, 05:16 PM
How typical of him. ;)