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When the first order attacked Maz Kanata's castle in The Force Awakens, what happened to all of the aliens and droids?

Did they all suddenly flee, or were they casualties?

In the movie, there seemed to be a lot of First Order ground troops for just picking up a couple people. Was there actually a fight with the castle's patrons?

We see that there are Resistance as well as First Order spies there, so wouldn't it make sense to have a couple of soldiers or people capable of fighting present?

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According to the film's official novelisation, the bar's patrons appear to have been systematically slaughtered by the attacking stormtrooper forces

Swooping TIE fighters were methodically reducing the stone walls and towers to dust, while others strafed smugglers and traders who were frantically running for cover. Their panicked flight was futile, as they were quickly intercepted by squads of stormtroopers who had landed nearby.

The film's script is similarly downbeat

Rey races through the trees -- sees Maz' castle -- BEING DESTROYED BY FIRST ORDER SHIPS! Aliens RUNNING, GETTING OBLITERATED by SCREAMING TIE FIGHTERS! Other TIE FIGHTERS and TRANSPORTERS LAND, STORMTROOPERS in attack.

  • That explains why there were so many ground troops... – Josh B. Feb 23 '16 at 0:19
  • @JoshB. - Having a second "stormtroopers round 'em up & kill 'em all" scene would have been largely redundant. It's sufficient from a storytelling perspective to simply have the patrons disappear out of the picture when the next big event happens. – Valorum Feb 23 '16 at 0:35
  • @Richard is this all the script says? I want to open a question about which patrons survived, but if this is all it says I won't bother. – Hatandboots Feb 23 '16 at 0:56
  • @Hatandboots - The script is similarly unenlightening. – Valorum Feb 23 '16 at 0:59
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    @thegreatjedi - Yes. – Valorum Feb 23 '16 at 7:11

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