It may seem redundant to point out how certain aspects of Star Wars have never been logical. Yes, it's absurd how The Empire keeps building Death Stars with exploitative weaknesses, but you have to ignore details like this to get invested in the story.
So, when Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi was launched last month, we hoped we could sit back and enjoy the show. After all, there was a lot here to entertain us. We got some new characters, some familiar faces, an expansion of the lore, and the first face-off between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader in 17 years.
Even though the long-awaited series has some defining moments, it's impossible to ignore certain issues. We're not talking about small continuity errors or minor gripes. Every episode contains illogical character choices, gaping plot holes that undermine elements from the original films, and farcical scenes that would be more suited in a parody.
Although it's great to see Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their most iconic roles, it doesn't change the fact that there's a lot of things in Obi-Wan Kenobi that don't make sense.
10. Somehow, The Stormtroopers Are Less Competent Than Ever
The Stormtroopers' incompetence have been a running joke since Star Wars premiered. Their marksmanship skills are so bad, it would be out of character if they actually hit something. So, every time we watch a new Star Wars property, we're expecting the Stormtroopers to be bumbling grunts.
But in Obi-Wan Kenobi, these bucket-heads aren't just inept, they're idiots. In Episode V, hundreds of these soldiers corner half a dozen Path members, and yet, fail to shoot anyone unless they are two feet away.
As silly as that moment is, Episode IV might have the dumbest Stormtrooper moment ever. After Reva suspects Imperial officer Tala is a double agent, she has two of her white-armoured footmen take her away.
Luckily, Tala grabs one of the Stormtrooper's weapons and blasts them. How did she get a hold of it? She stunned the Stormtroopers... by slapping them.
What are these helmets made of? Paper? You wouldn't feel a slap if you were wearing a sports helmet, and yet it was enough to leave these Stormtroopers utterly dazed. Even though this was meant to be a badass moment for Tala, it made the Imperial forces (and Star Wars in general) look ridiculous.