There's one thing that has always bothered me: When Galen blinded Kota, how exactly was he blinded? The obvious answer is, "Well, his lightsaber touched his eyes, dummy!" But did it? If so, why is it that Kota did not have a huge chunk of his skull missing where his eyes should have been? For that matter, there appear to be absolutely no horizontal scars left over from the lightsaber whatsoever, only scars that appear to be left from other things. The eyes themselves bear no trace of burns, either. See here
You can't say that his retinas were simply scorched from such close proximity to the blade either, because we know from Star Wars
lore that the blade of a lightsaber emits absolutely no heat whatsoever--even in extremely close proximity--except within the blade shaft itself. In Shadows of the Empire
, when Luke is finished constructing his new lightsaber, he puts his hand as close to the blade as possible to make sure that no heat is emitted, ensuring that he followed the directions properly.
The only solution I can think of is reconstructive surgery. Prosthetics are quite lifelike in the Star Wars
universe, plus they have something called "synthflesh
," and I would imagine that bone reconstruction would be spot-on as well. Maybe PROXY performed it aboard the Rogue Shadow
, since he was obviously adept at treating Starkiller's injuries. Maybe that was why Kota wore a blindfold before then, in order to hide the missing part of his face.
What are your theories?
[Edit] Oh yeah, it just occurred to me that this probably should have gone in the other forum. Oh well. Move it there if you want to.