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Old 01-30-2017, 11:26 AM
Chronos Chronos is offline
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You're assuming that the destructive capacity of the Death Star is "One planet", regardless of size. Just because it can destroy an Earth-sized world doesn't mean that it can destroy a gas giant.

Speaking of Death Stars, the Starkiller Base from Ep. 7 has a big advantage over the original, in that it can fire through hyperspace, meaning that you don't have to bring it to the target. But it still needs to be hyper-capable, because each shot uses up a star, and so you need to bring it to a new star every time you fire it.