Set for stun.

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VicNicSor

Banned
Russian
Darth Vader's soldiers see Princess Leia, and one tells another:
— There's one. Set for stun.
Then he hits her from his weapon with a paralyzing beam.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, film

What does the bolded phrase mean please?
Thank you.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    You can set your phaser (in Star Trek, or whatever it's called in Star Wars) to various strengths: stun or kill. In your sentence 'set' is imperative ('set your weapon to "stun"') or possibly past participle ('I have set my weapon to "stun"').
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Phasers on Star Trek could be set to stun the opponent, or to kill. In this case (as usual), they were set to (for) stun.

    [Cross-posted]
     
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