In The Force Unleashed II Starkiller activates a huge gun (Fusion Accelerator Cannon) to utterly annihilate a Star Destroyer. My question is, why didn't the rebels use more of these? I mean, perhaps they were expensive, but it can destroy a Star Destroyer in one hit!

Possible answers I've considered:

  • The gun was a prototype, and the rebels forgot how to make it after Starkiller smashed it into the planet's shield


  • The gun was only that powerful because Starkiller powered it up with Force Lightning

Is it one of these?

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    I thought you were going to ask about Starkiller himself, given he'd utterly annihilated a Star Destroyer by himself. Commented May 27, 2017 at 19:43
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    Because it was a retcon created at the tail end of the legends canon.
    – phantom42
    Commented May 28, 2017 at 2:19
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    Because it requires too much energy, that's why they built a smaller one on the land of Hoth with it's own gigantic generator and shield.
    – CptEric
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 8:01
  • @CptEric find evidence for that, and make it an answer, and I'll accept it Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 17:48
  • just an assumption based on currently existing similar "canon" (no pun intended) weaponry. youtube.com/watch?v=6X3Hv1YLhG8
    – CptEric
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 6:11

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In-universe, the cannon was a prototype, difficult to use, prone to malfunctions blah, blah, blah ... :D

Out-of-universe, as you mentioned yourself, such a weapon would disturb the balance in whole SW universe. Therefore it was left-out from canon, as is whole Starkiller saga. Games itself were not bad, but introduced whole lot of new concepts that run contrary to main intention.

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