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SPECULATION Death-Star Destroyer Fleet

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by cassidy, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. cassidy

    cassidy Rebel General

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    One of the biggest "wow" moments in the new TROS trailer is the shot with the massive Star Destroyer fleet. I'm very intrigued by it. There is a lot of speculation about who is in charge of this formation of ships. I've heard everything from the Resistance finding an old abandoned fleet of them and using them against the First Order, to it being the Sith Fleet. I don't think anyone knows for sure at this point, but one thing is certain; these ships are 100% the Imperial Star Destroyer design from the OT era (I-Class by the look of the tractor beam array, which means it's possible that they're very old).

    My thought is that they are the Sith Fleet and have returned from an unknown location and could be run by skeleton crews. There hasn't been much luck with massive super weapons in Star Wars, so possibly, whoever is in charge of this fleet has learned from others' mistakes (or possibly their own? *cough cough... Palpatine*).

    Outfitting Star Destroyers with Death Star technology could be very effective. If each destroyer was outfitted with smaller lasers similar to the Death Star's eight beams that fire together and focus into a single larger beam, it would nearly be the ultimate super weapon. Considering how tough of a time the Resistance had destroying a single Dreadnought in TLJ, I can't imagine them taking on this massive fleet of destroyers and surviving. Even if they wiped out half the fleet, the destroyers would still be incredibly powerful.

    There's also a scene in the trailer that shows a red beam destroying the surface of a planet. My guess is that this beam is from the concentrated "focus" firing of the destroyer fleet. It's possible that the beam is red to match the red color scheme of the Sith Troopers. I also think it's interesting that the fleet is in a nebulous type location. This could be an incredible visual moment for the film if the destroyers do fire red beams, which would light up the ships and the gaseous clouds around them bright red - potentially resulting in a very effective visual moment.

    I created a diagram and an illustration representing the firing process. (don't tell my wife, I'm supposed to be fixing things around the house)

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    It's very possible that this is simply a fleet of normal Star Destroyers, but I thought the idea seemed cool! Does anyone have any other theories about these ships? Who's in command and what their purpose is?
     
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    Xeven Rebel Official

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    The Sith Troopers are ALL Rey.
     
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    The fleet looks mothballed. What if it's a big race to get control of the fleet. They pack all the rebel ships with as many people/pilots as they can so when they get to the fleet they can fly enough of them to fight the First Order. OR maybe they just intend to destroy all of them with self-destruct.
     
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    Likely the fleet is a Sith Trooper fleet. Red stormtroopers, red outline on ships, red lasers. Visually it all goes together.

    it also lines up with information MSW has previously released
     
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    Death Star destroyers are cool.Palps was watching all seasons of pimp my ride i guess.
     
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    Hey! It looks like I was on to something! :)
     
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    The beauty of Star Wars is we're limited only by our imagination.

    What I would like to see.. Its Palpatine's "Plan B" fleet because he foresaw Anakin throwing him down the DS2 shaft, "everything is progressing as how I have foreseen it",

    The fleet is manned by non-aging clones engineered by the Kamino cloners (prequel clones had accelerated aging, Boba aged normally and the ST clones didn't age)

    The fleet was ordered to stay put until his return.

    Cheers, KH
     
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    Death Star Destroyer Fleet is barrowed from Legends:



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