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What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?


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Im trying to create a story about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force. He believe in an energy field that can be manipulated by some people but doesn't believe it controls fate or binds the galaxy together. Anyways, I just need something for him to be researching. It really isn't that important to the profile; it just has to sound cool and scientific. Also it can't have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.

It cannot be

A time machine

A teleporter

A matter replicator

Synthetic tibanna gas

Synthetic coaxium (hyperfuel)

A singularity Weapon

Any type of droid

Anything to do with holograms

A food synthesizer

Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians

A shrink ray

A freeze ray

Pico and femtotechnology

A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure.

Liquid metal armor or a nano morph

In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintigrators. These ideas are therefore taken.

I'm trying to look for something that was never researched until the era of the New Republic like kyber crystals weren't until the Empire used them for a superlaser and even then, they had been used in weapons formation in the past. I'm looking for something that presumably hasn't been thought of in the 25,000 years of time where almost everything has already been done.
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Medical tech.

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Riddle me this; if a force user were to provide a blood transfusion for a non-force user, would the mitoclorians transfer?



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Proper infantry tactics.


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Riddle me this; if a force user were to provide a blood transfusion for a non-force user, would the mitoclorians 

And right there is why the prequels ruined Star Wars. 

 

 

 

 

Well... bad acting, writing, a specious concept, and a complete rethinking of the backstory really didn't help either.


Edited by Guard Dog, 25 February 2019 - 01:04 PM.


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Riddle me this; if a force user were to provide a blood transfusion for a non-force user, would the mitoclorians transfer?

 

No. Or at least presumably no based on their analogue.

 

(Red Blood Cells don't have mitochondria as they lose them along with the cell nucleus at hmm, erythrogenesis (iirc), so they- presumably- don't have midichlorians in SW either. You would get some mitochondria from WBCs but there are far fewer of them than RBCs in a blood transfusion)


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Does anybody read Darths & Droids? Midichlorian transfusions are a major and hilarious plotpoint in that.
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To the OP: Marksmanship training program


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A (non-animal tested) wookie shampoo.


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Slim fast Jabba edition



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I imagine there will still be a booming research industry for erectile dysfunction.


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Medical tech.

 

More specifically he's captured another Waru alien and is experimenting with its healing properties. :p



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I imagine there will still be a booming research industry for erectile dysfunction.


Aren't you a little short for a... erh, never mind.
Maybe a durable, dirt resistant fabric that is marketable to settlers on remote colonies without laundry facilities.
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Does anybody read Darths & Droids? Midichlorian transfusions are a major and hilarious plotpoint in that.

 

Uh, please don't tell me that's still going? I was a (bigger) fan of the DM of the Rings series that it apes, but I followed D&D for probably a year or so when it first started before I realized that I simply like reading and watching stuff in a big chunk rather than piecemeal weekly and decided I'd wait a few years before coming back...and I never did. It's been many years now.



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An even larger space laser



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Lots and lots of Kyber crystals



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Sand de-coarser or superweapon fatal flaw finder

 

Sorry, I don't have any good ideas mostly because my knowledge is limited to the movies and a few games.



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science, even in a galaxy far, far away, will never explain the greatest mysteries o' the universe. what happens inside a black hole? concepts such as love, justice and God will necessarily forever elude the grasp o' science.  and why did the tor developers have to go and ruin revan?  some questions is too terrible for science to contemplate. 

 

HA! Good Fun!



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Does anybody read Darths & Droids? Midichlorian transfusions are a major and hilarious plotpoint in that.

 

Uh, please don't tell me that's still going? I was a (bigger) fan of the DM of the Rings series that it apes, but I followed D&D for probably a year or so when it first started before I realized that I simply like reading and watching stuff in a big chunk rather than piecemeal weekly and decided I'd wait a few years before coming back...and I never did. It's been many years now.

 

 

It's still going.  :yes:  Although they're bidding their time right now until the current trilogy is complete and post fluff once a week. 

 

As for fanfictional scientist, he might look into the curious phenomena of nothing f†cking changing throughout ages upon ages in that universe, ever. Seriously, everything -- guns, aircraft, fashion, British accents on Imperials -- is the same for Old and New Republic. And Empire. 


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Does anybody read Darths & Droids? Midichlorian transfusions are a major and hilarious plotpoint in that.


I did, heh.

On the no mentioning holograms, how about better holograms. ;)




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