Han Solo vs. Luke Skywalker (200/365)
Han Solo: Experienced and cocky galactic smuggler, deep in debt and looking for a big reward by running around on the Death Star disguised as the enemy.
Luke Skywalker: Inexperienced hero on an idealistic crusade, taking his first steps into a larger world by running around on the Death Star disguised as the enemy.
If they had to fight, who would win?
#200 in the Duel 365 series.
Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.
Han and Luke have also been seen sticking it to the Empire in these places:
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 19 July 2010. The last time I checked, it had 17,004 views on Flickr.
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Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.
Han Solo is a smuggler-turned-freedom fighter in the Star Wars universe. Along with his Wookiee companion Chewbacca he trades and smuggles cargo in his spaceship the Millennium Falcon. He was first portrayed by actor Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars film trilogy Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), also known as Episodes IV, V, and VI. Over the course the original trilogy Solo befriends Luke Skywalker, falls in love with Princess Leia, and becomes a leader of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire.
Luke Skywalker is a farm boy-turned-Jedi Knight in the Star Wars universe. Created by George Lucas and portrayed by Mark Hamill, Luke is a central figure in the original trilogy Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). His story largely involves the redemption of his father, the villainous Darth Vader, by learning the ways of the Jedi and taking the virtuous path his father had abandoned long ago. Armed with an optimist viewpoint, a strong sense of responsibility, and his lightsaber, Luke helps lead the Rebel Alliance against the evil Galactic Empire.
The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.
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