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I think this stub article should be merged with Droid Disable. It seems likely to me since it does the exact same thing and was only named in the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide that it is intended to be the name to be used in place of the gameplay names of Stun Droid, Disable Droid, and Destroy Droid. In-game, those three powers are basically just different gameplay levels of each other and are used to release ion damage on droids, thus disabling and damaging them. As they lack an actual truly canonical name, Ionize was probably intended to be that. I'll wait one week. If there are no objections by then, I'll merge this article into Droid Disable and use this as the new title. Cyfiero 08:24, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Okay, you know what? Since it's so obvious... I'll just wait 3 days, if I really shouldn't just do it now that is. Cyfiero 08:33, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

"mechu macture" and visual appearance question[]

So, I checked out the New Essential Guide to Droids from the local library, and I found this gem:

"Jedi powers that had a techhnical influence were usually crude, such as the Force ability mechu macture, or, as more commonly known, "destroy droid"."

It's on page 195, under the Technobeast entry, if you want to check for yourself. Either way, I think that we now have a conflict of sources over the 'official' name of the power. Personally, I'd err with mechu macture, since it actually gels with other known tech-related Force power names like mechu deru and mechu deru vitae. But again, we have the KOTOR campaign guide calling it 'Ionize'...

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, since the only source besides the KOTOR titles I've seen this power in is Dark Empire (and even then, it's been well over ten years since I had a chance to read it (stupid library sold it...)), but I don't remember Luke giving off a spark when he causes a bunch of droids to self-destruct. Does that visible display happen in Dark Empire and the Tales of the Jedi appearances of the ability, or is it KOTOR-exclusive? Reason I brought this up is that even Arca Jeth's quote doesn't seem to indicate he's ACTUALLY shocking them, rather, it sounds like he's causing them to spontaneously short-circuit and/or self-destruct.

I think that's enough to ask for someone to check the actual source material before we have the 'it looks similar to Force Lightning' thing as anything but a KOTOR- and KOTOR 2-exclusive game mechanic. Dewback rancher 00:37, January 21, 2010 (UTC)