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Stormtrooper armor saves 'Star Wars' cosplayer from deadly snake bite

They might be useless against all other forms of attack, but Stormtrooper armor will apparently save from a snake bite

Ben Gourlay | Jan 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm CST (0 mins, 46 secs reading time)

Many 'Star Wars' cosplayers are accused of having no life, but for one member of the international fan-based organisation, the 501st Legion, his self-made Stormtrooper costume has probably just saved his life.

Stormtrooper armor saves 'Star Wars' cosplayer from deadly snake bite |

According to ABC News, Scott Loxley, who started his journey in 2013 to walk 15,000 kilometers across Australia to raise money for the Monash Children's Hospital in Victoria, Australia was attacked in the outback by a deadly king brown snake, but the snake's fangs failed to penetrate the hardened plastic exterior. Loxley said;

"I could feel the teeth on the plastic scraping but the armor actually stopped something. So all those people who rag on the old Stormtroopers, [saying] 'you know, the armor doesn't do this, it doesn't do that'... it stopped the snake bite and probably saved my life today."

Loxley aims to complete his mission by July 2015, giving him five months to recuperate before the release of 'The Force Awakens'.

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Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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