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> Was the bounty hunter trying to kill Obi-Wan?, Zam Wesell's intent when he shot the droid on Corruscant
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post Jun 30 2009, 06:44 PM
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There was a scene on Corruscant when Zam Wesell (the assassin working for Jango Fett) fired a rifle and shot the droid that Obi-Wan had been hanging on to, causing Obi-Wan to fall. I'm just wondering, did Wesell intend to shoot the droid, or was she aiming for Obi-Wan and missed?

Wesell must've been a good shot: she appeared to have fired a long distance at a relatively small moving target probably with speeders and other flying vehicles getting in the way. By killing the droid, she must've wanted to kill Obi-Wan, because obviously shooting the flying droid he's hanging on to will cause him to fall to his death. So why didn't she just shoot him instead and save the cost of replacing the droid? Considering his restricted movements due to his circumstances, it's unlikely that Obi-Wan would've been able to dodge the shot, and I believe he had dropped his lightsaber prior to that moment.

You could argue that maybe they wanted to destroy the droid so that it could not be captured by investigators into the assassination attempt on Senator Amidala's life and then examined to find the perpertrators. But considering the explosion was not very big when the droid was hit (the explosion did not kill or even wound Obi-Wan), parts of it would probably be left over even after the fall which could be examined; if the robot were left intact and instead recovered by either Zam or Jango, there would be nothing of the droid to examine at all.
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post Jul 2 2009, 11:11 AM
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I'm sure Zam wanted Obi-Wan to fall. I don't know why - she could shot Obi-Wan or shot the droid, and each way would be easier then aiming for one part of the droid above Obi-Wan's hands.
I was wondering - was the plan of Jango Fett and Count Dooku to kill Wesell and leave Obi-Wan a hint? Maybe they wanted him to go to Kamino and find there the clone army. We know that they did have a plan - but what kind of plan was it?


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post Jan 12 2010, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE (Alean Tobud @ Jul 2 2009, 03:11 AM) *
I was wondering - was the plan of Jango Fett and Count Dooku to kill Wesell and leave Obi-Wan a hint? Maybe they wanted him to go to Kamino and find there the clone army. We know that they did have a plan - but what kind of plan was it?


You pose a good point. Since Palpatine is the puppeteer here it is possible it was passed to dooku then jango to delay the chase and later take her out. Or maybe it all happened for a reason and she was meant to survive a lil longer and get chased only to have Jango take her out before she could speak.
However we did know that Jango was watching the situation how else would he be able to know when and where to take out Zam.

Just another showing of how the Seps are always trying to Cover their steps.


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post Jan 18 2010, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (Alean Tobud @ Jul 2 2009, 11:11 AM) *
I'm sure Zam wanted Obi-Wan to fall. I don't know why - she could shot Obi-Wan or shot the droid, and each way would be easier then aiming for one part of the droid above Obi-Wan's hands.
I was wondering - was the plan of Jango Fett and Count Dooku to kill Wesell and leave Obi-Wan a hint? Maybe they wanted him to go to Kamino and find there the clone army. We know that they did have a plan - but what kind of plan was it?


Very good point. Jango must have been watching the entire chase, so he could even have shot Obi-Wan if he wanted to...


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post Jan 19 2010, 04:02 AM
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I;m confused, do you mean kill him as in he was a target, or kill him in general cause he was in pursiut?

If the latter, well that is obvious, bounty hunters are not known for thier mercy's in getting jobs done (or to the objects in the way of thier objectives). Simply put she was shooting at him and not to just discourage him.

If the former, I doubt it cause it would have been played up more that Obi-wan is a target.


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post Jan 20 2010, 02:12 AM
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Oh I think Zam intended to kill Obi-Wan definitely. She shot the droid so it wouldn't go back to her so they wouldn't know it was her trying to kill Padme. Without that knowledge they wouldn't know who to go after. Luckily for Obi-Wan though that Anakin caught him and went after Zam and found out who she was, etc.


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post Feb 10 2010, 12:19 AM
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But think of this, what if Zam was not as important to the seps. What if they could care less who she worked for. Because as the whole chase scene continued could Jango Fett have not easily dispatched of Captain Typho and taken out the Senator himself? Hmmm instead hiring another bounty hunter! bounty hunters hiring bounty hunters. Very odd. The mind of Dooku and Sidious was indeed genius!


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