RedZillaKing wrote:There's a few things here that are SO wrong. First of all, wtf? Comics and novels and video games are NOT canon. What's "canon" in Star Wars is narrowed down to the films and Clone Wars. That's it. Please don't treat the convoluted to shit EU as canonical. It's official fanfiction, nothing more. And it often contradicts the films, as silly as that is. Hey did you know that the second Death Star was just a vessel for IG88?
Have a fun time reading this then. http://www.stardestroyer.net/tlc/Power/index.html
That uses what happens in the movie to put into terms how powerful the HEAVY turbolasers are (aka not the ones mounted on an AT-AT). I can sum up the article for anyone who doesn't feel like reading it though. The heavy turbolasers on a Star Destroyer were capable of vaporizing asteroids the size of the Millennium Falcon in a single4 shot. The amount of energy it takes to do that is insane. One was even bigger than the Millennium Falcon itself.
You can say that the novels and comics don't count, but the movies (especially the later ones) took quite a lot of ideas from those novels and comics. The idea of Anakin's scar in Episode III came from an EU novel. Aayla Secura was created in an EU novel. Kashyyk was created in the EU. Coruscant's name came from EU. The entire history
leading up to the Star Wars movies were created in the EU. The battle for Kamino (which happens in the tv series), TOOK PLACE IN EU FIRST. See a pattern here? Is some of it crappy and inconsistent? Oh yeah. But it is extremely consistent that Star Destroyer's are capable of glassing planets through bombardment. Just because they never did it in George's movies doesn't mean they aren't capable of it.
Second of all, if SpaceGodzilla is ON the SSD, how are all of its turbolasers going to be trained on him? That would be like shooting yourself in the face to swat a fly. It would be a (relative) few turbolasers in his vicinity, and they would likely be effected by his pulse, anyway. A collision with a medium sized asteroid destroyed the bridge of a Star Destroyer. SpaceGodzilla's tail could penetrate the bridge/hull no problem.
For one, because the turbolasers are mounted all over the hull of the ship. Have you not seen any of the Star Wars movies? Capitol ships are absolutely covered in them from front to back.
As for the EMP part, yes the ion cannon is different. You see, it took several shots from a planetary defense turret shooting concentrated blasts of energy to disable a regular sized star destroyer. A regular emp wave won't work because it simply isn't strong enough. Almost all capitol ships in any era of Star Wars have ion cannons mounted on them... but they never shut down other ships do they? You want to know why? Because they aren't strong enough to get through the energy shield
. The defense turret worked because it was an incredibly powerful turret that blasted through the energy shield using force before frying the circuitry. General Grevious' flag ship was the only capitol ship (that I am aware of) to ever have an ion cannon capable of affecting other capitol ships at the same level that the defense turret did.
As for the turbolasers, they aren't all that either. ATATs are equipped with turbolasers, and they hit more like grenades than an incredible death beam. All they did was throw troops around and kick up snow. Moguera's laser cannon that comes out of his chest is extremely powerful, and SpaceGodzilla shrugged that off. Hell, look at Episode II... Slave I is equipped with heavy laser cannons as its primary weapon and they failed to vaporize Obi Wan.... Who was caught in the blast! I know those aren't turbolasers, but come on!
First of all, the AT-AT's main weapon aren't turbolasers. It's main weapon are heavy laser cannons. The AT-AT does have some light
turbolasers, but that wasn't until post-Endor. A SSD is covered in hundreds, or in the case of the Executor thousands, of heavy
turbolasers. This is like the 5th time I have said that there is a difference between them.