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I saw the ORIGINAL Star Wars in 1977; and, yes, it's true that Lucas wanted to do more in the movie than he could at the time (not enough money, and the technology wasn't available), one thing I believed: Han shot Greedo FIRST! He had to, becuase otherwise Greedo would've tried to take him out.

So, imagine my stunned surprised, when it was CHANGED, to Greedo getting the first shot off, and Han shooting back! NO!!! NEVER!!!! Later on, the scene was re-edited, to make it look like they both shot together; but, I know the TRUTH!!

And, now you do, too. :D


STAR WARS copyright George Lucas/20th Century Fox
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:iconyugiohponyavengers:
YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
Honestly, who cares? They both shot at the same time: your argument is invalid.
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:iconfunnelvortex:
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, who gives a shit? 

It doesn't even matter.
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:iconcyber-psycho:
Cyber-Psycho Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it actually does make a bit of a difference. You see, the fact that Han shot Greedo without any warning whatsoever is what identified him in a way. Han was that kind of guy that would always strike first, and that scene was evidence of this. 
When Lucas changed it, he made it seem like Han was just trying to defend himself, or acting out of instinct. Therefore he disrespected Han's character, because that small scene showed us Han's character in a nutshell and left an impact on us; but with the change the scene lost it's impact.
I've also heard a lot of people say that the fact that Greedo shot was stupid and unrealistic, since he's a bounty hunter and yet he misfired when Han was 1-2 meters away from him.

But anyways I respect your opinion I understand that not everyone sees these details as something relevant, I honestly don't mind all of the other modifications. If I sounded rude or disrespectful in any way I'm sorry, it wasn't intentional.
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BTIsaac Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Does it really matter? At this point even Lucas isn't sure. From what I heard the latest version is that they shot at the same time and Han was just better at dodging.

Besides, if you know anything about shootouts, you should know that the thing that really matters is who shot last.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
At least, there will (hopefully!) be no more 'Special Re-Mastered Editions'....
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:iconbtisaac:
BTIsaac Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I'll be brutally honest here.
I don't really care.
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:iconbrendanthewarrior:
BrendantheWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn right he shot first! :iconhansoloplz:
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:iconrandom-stuff-i-do:
Random-stuff-i-do Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
yes, yes he did shot first. this is noncence that he didn't, come on goerge lucas get your head out of your ass
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I'm waiting for him to re-do Raiders of the Lost Ark; you know, so that the Cairo swordsman shoots first....
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:iconrandom-stuff-i-do:
Random-stuff-i-do Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Lol, don't give im any ideas!
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
:D
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:iconibohlbro:
IBohlbro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing! =)
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kyzalon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the time when my friend was "hand-gun" shooting me for no good reason, so I did it back and we ended up doing it at the same time. My friend yelled that he shot first to which I retorted that it was in fact Han Solo who shot first.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Han was justified the moment Greedo pointed his gun at him. And he shot first. :D
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:iconkutlessrocker:
Kutlessrocker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I was unfortunate to have not been born when Han shot first. But I like the idea of him taking the first shot because, hey, Han ain't no Saint!
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
True... :D
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:iconf14ace:
f14ace Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
"Yes, I bet you have." BLAM!

I love that part, especially in the original when Han is the only one that shoots.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Oh God, yeah! Han's a badass, no matter what Lucas wants us to think.
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:iconf14ace:
f14ace Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Lucas thought it didn;t make Han look very nice to shoot first. He seemed to forget that Han was a smuggler and a criminal. He was not a very nice guy at first. Need I remind everybody that he pretty much dumped everyone on Yavin and left? I mean, he came back but still...
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Han looked out for two people: Han, and Chewie. Being a smuggler (and, maybe even a mercenary) doesn't really make you a 'people person'.
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There are three things I'm sure in life:
1. Darth Vader is Lukes father.
2. I can't lick my own elbow.
3. Han shot first!
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Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Exactly! :D
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:iconmoonshine3991:
Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:XD:
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boosterjones1999 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yes you are indeed correct!!!
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:iconnelrylia:
Nelrylia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I thought that change totally ate some of his character. I liked the not-perfect, not-goody-two-shoes idea of Han taking the first shot. It suits his character more. He's opportunistic, a scoundrel, a smuggler, and a ruffian; so why would he even give Greedo the chance? >3 Lucas... he needs to stop touching the original trilogy. XD;;
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SeikaKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I noticed that too and was like wtf??
Love the stamp XD
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
:bow: Thanks. :)
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shadowsofthought Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
faved and used cause it is the truth
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Han ain't a sissy; shooting first is part of the game. :)

And, thanks! :)
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:iconmarsmar:
Marsmar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
So did Lincoln.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
:D
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Only a FOOL would let a bounty hunter shoot first. They are such devilish good shots ...
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
VERY true! Han was justified.
o matter WHAT Georgie wants us to think! :)
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:icongrigori77:
Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed. Hell, it coulda been the Fett!
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
:D
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:icongrigori77:
Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
The Fett wouldn't have been taken in so easily, of course. Likely he would've shot Han before he even sat down ...
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
As he SHOULD! Fett's not one for 'fair'. To him, 'fair' is when the other one loses, regardless of 'how'. :)
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah ... that's BOUNTY HUNTER thinking, that is. :nod:
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DeathOfEden Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I don't see how making Greedo shoot first wasn't possible back then >:/

I thought the change was ridiculous
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Oh yeah; guess George didn't want Han to look like a psycho by shooting first.

It just fits better by having him get the first shot off.
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Hah! Great! :D This goes in my journal! ;)
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
:D Feel free! :)
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Akhrrana Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was not alive back when teh Huts were humans instead of giant blob creatures but yeah Han shot first.

Its just the way he was he had to shoot first he was prepared for it. He did owe a lot of money
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Plus, Greedo was a dick, so Han was justified. :D
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sorentense Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
He shot first, but he's awesome anyway!!!
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Well, that's true. :D
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:icony-eskii-lass:
Y-eskii-lass Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Hell yeah, I was there too back in 77 watching the 'Wars', and Han shot first dammit!!! I still can't wrap my mind around why that was changed.Why a lot of Star Wars things are changed.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I knew that Lucas wanted to do more with the first movie (I read an article around the time it came out), but changing this, didn't really make sense to me. Did he want to make Han seem less cold-blooded? After all, Greedo would've shot him regardless!
AT least in the re-remastered one, it was more or less shooting together, but still....
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YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
Hell yes! :w00t: Han is badass as they come and everyone knows that he shot first. George Lucas (may he burn somewhere very, very hot for a very, very long time) got it wrong. *waves spork threateningly in Lucas' general direction* Why did you do that?!
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