Warning: Spoilers for Andor Episode 6.
Star Wars revealed one of the Empire’s greatest weaknesses for the third time in as many years, and it says a lot about their arrogance. Andoro In Episode 6, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) joins the Andhari Garrison heist, which relies on a major weakness of Imperial facilities. While Andor and three of his fellow rebels pose as Imperial officers, Vel Sartha (Faye Marsay) and Cinta Kaz (Varada Sethu) enter the underwater garrison. It’s the third time that Star Wars has exposed this glaring weakness in Imperial bases, after Fortress Inquisitorius was breached twice in the video game in the same way Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While Star WarsEmpire rules the galaxy through fear, their understanding of architecture sorely lacking. The easy access from underwater is a notable design flaw in the architecture of Imperial bases, and it draws attention to the empire’s greater flaw: hubris. Entering Imperial facilities from an easily accessible underwater hatch is such an obvious security risk – as long as the intruder can swim and has scuba gear or some other means of breathing underwater – that it can only mean the Empire is too arrogant to ever consider that someone would try it.
Why the Empire keeps making the same mistakes underwater
Andoro takes place four years after the events of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Fallen Order, so the Empire has certainly had time to address its underwater security problem. It’s most likely because they don’t believe in their arrogance that anyone would be brave enough to attempt a similar breach. AndoroThe Aldhani heist rests on the Imperial officers being too distracted by the spectacular Eye of Aldhani event. The way the Imperial officers have appropriated the event and “allowed in” the locals for the spectacle shows that they look down on the natives. They haven’t improved their security because they don’t believe for a second that anyone on Aldhani would dare defy the Empire.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cal Kestis were both Jedi, and with a shortage of Jedi Knights after Order 66, their offenses don’t need to be reviewed. Andoro proves what a mistake this is as the show celebrates the combined efforts of Star WarsRebel groups to overthrow the empire, it proves the shortsightedness of the Emperor’s obsession with the Jedi. Cassian says so much Andoro episode 3 where he says the empire is so arrogant they can’t imagine”someone like me would come into their house someday, walk on their floor, spit in their food, pack their things.“It’s an arrogance that Luthen calls Rael”remarkableand it is also an arrogance that will lead to their defeat.
The Empire’s Underwater Flaws Fit Into Star Wars Imperial History
The Empire’s willful refusal to improve its underwater defenses is consistent with its decisions later in the Star Wars timeline. This is the same empire that built a second Death Star that was destroyed in almost the exact same way as the first. The construction was the most fatal moment of the Empire’s hubris, they leaked the Death Star plans to the Bothan spies in an attempt to lure the Rebel Alliance to Endor and destroy them once and for all. They never thought for a second that the Death Star would be destroyed by the Rebel Alliance for a second time. This hubris eventually led to the ruin of the empire and the death of the emperor himself. The events leading up to the Battle of Endor were the most spectacular demonstration of the Empire’s remarkable arrogance and represented the ultimate victory for the fledgling rebel alliance in Andoro.
New episodes of Andoro release on Wednesday on Disney+.
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