If there's one thing all Star Wars fans can agree on, it's that Han shot first. If there's a second, it's that Stormtroopers have the worst aim of any soldiers in science fiction.
This is obvious from the very first film, and Stormtroopers' poor aim has become the subject of many jokes and memes across the Internet. One popular theory is that it's because it's impossible to see out of their helmets. Another theory suggests Stormtroopers are great shots, but - when it comes to Luke Skywalker and his friends - their lasers are deflected by the Force so Luke can fulfill his destiny.
To be fair to the Stormtroopers, it doesn't make sense that they're unable to hit anything. They were originally clones of a highly successful bounty hunter, and no military would keep a bunch of troops around who couldn't hit the broad side of a planet - much less a target a few meters away. Yet painstaking fan analysis has calculated a Stormtrooper hit rate of little more than 4% in the original trilogy.
However, once in a while, Stormtroopers actually do hit something in the live-action movies. This list rounds up the most significant times that Stormtrooper aim was right on target.
A Stormtrooper Shoots Leia In ‘Return Of The Jedi’
A Stormtrooper Team Slaughters Rebel Soldiers In ‘A New Hope’
A Stormtrooper Stuns Leia In ‘A New Hope’
A Stormtrooper Blasts C-3PO In ‘Empire Strikes Back’
A Stormtrooper Blows Leia Off Her Speeder In ‘Return Of The Jedi’
A Stormtrooper Takes Down A Skybound Ewok In ‘Return Of The Jedi’