History Awesome / ANewHope

8th Sep '16 11:30:20 AM Javertshark13
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* In a deleted scene, Chief Bast has no problem telling Vader that he considers Tarkin's plan to break Leia to be a foolish waste of time. And given that he doesn't object, Vader seems to agree with him.
13th Aug '16 9:18:01 PM firejewel
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** Even more awesome when you realize that Obi-Wan and Vader are having a rematch and Vader is hellbent in taking vengeance ([[spoiler: Obi-Wan crippled him totally in surface of a volcanic planet, leaving him to die (making it necessary for Vader to adopt his current Cyborg look), and also believed him to be responsible for his wife's death]]). Vader gets his vengeance, [[Irony just what didn't he hope for]] .

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** Even more awesome when you realize that Obi-Wan and Vader are having a rematch and Vader is hellbent in taking vengeance ([[spoiler: Obi-Wan crippled him totally in surface of a volcanic planet, leaving him to die (making it necessary for Vader to adopt his current Cyborg look), and also believed him to be responsible for his wife's death]]). Vader gets his vengeance, [[Irony [[{{Irony}} just what didn't not in the way he hope for]] .hoped for]].
25th May '16 5:55:37 PM Doug86
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** And the story it's from is one of Sci-Fi's Big Three. Given that [[StarTrek the other]] [[Series/DoctorWho two members]] of that group's [[BeliefMakesYouStupid attitudes]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions on religion]] were often condescending at best (and one of them might still be at times), this moment can feel really darn satisfying if you're religious. Even in science fiction, religion and mysticism can still have a place in the world, and its practitioners can not only be justified in it (midi-chlorians debatably aside), but powerful by it as well.

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** And the story it's from is one of Sci-Fi's Big Three. Given that [[StarTrek [[Franchise/StarTrek the other]] [[Series/DoctorWho two members]] of that group's [[BeliefMakesYouStupid attitudes]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions on religion]] were often condescending at best (and one of them might still be at times), this moment can feel really darn satisfying if you're religious. Even in science fiction, religion and mysticism can still have a place in the world, and its practitioners can not only be justified in it (midi-chlorians debatably aside), but powerful by it as well.
15th May '16 8:29:45 PM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Heroes of the Rebellion March Forward]]
15th May '16 3:42:27 AM kuchiki222
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** Even more awesome when you realize that Obi-Wan and Vader are having a rematch and Vader is hellbent in taking vengeance ([[spoiler: Obi-Wan crippled him totally in surface of a volcanic planet, leaving him to die (making it necessary for Vader to adopt his current Cyborg look), and also believed him to be responsible for his wife's death]]). Vader gets his vengeance, [[Irony just what didn't he hope for]] .
12th Apr '16 6:22:32 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Leia is pretty much a BadassDamsel even before her rescue. You get the sense she exits her cover in order to deliberately get captured in order to distract Vader and his entourage with a high-profile prisoner instead of focusing on a stray escape pod - and it works for long enough for R2-D2 and C-3PO to escape. In a non-action awesome moment, she doesn't flinch in the face of Vader and Tarkin, despite the low likelihood of escaping the Death Star.

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* Leia is pretty much a BadassDamsel even before her rescue.gutsy right from the start. You get the sense she exits her cover in order to deliberately get captured in order to distract Vader and his entourage with a high-profile prisoner instead of focusing on a stray escape pod - and it works for long enough for R2-D2 and C-3PO to escape. In a non-action awesome moment, she doesn't flinch in the face of Vader and Tarkin, despite the low likelihood of escaping the Death Star.
20th Mar '16 2:33:38 PM Zerbinetta
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* Leia is pretty much a BadassDamsel even before her rescue. You get the sense she exits her cover in order to deliberately get captured in order to distract Vader and his entourage with a high-profile prisoner instead of focusing on a stray escape pod - and it works for long enough for R2-D2 and C-3PO to escape. In a non-action awesome moment, she doesn't flinch in the face of Vader and Tarkin, despite the low likelihood of escaping the Death Star.
3rd Jan '16 11:42:00 AM Javertshark13
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** "[[DeadpanSnarker We, uh, ran into some old friends.]]"



*** Even better if you have the Original Trilogy Delux Edition and you learn the ENTIRE quote:
--> "Should my blade find its mark, you shall cease to exist, but if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine"



** We know he's skilled with a lightsaber with his battle against Obi-Wan, but we then go out and see him in his personal TIE fighter and effortlessly destroy the fighters in Gold and Red Squadron, including the leader of the squads and Biggs, without breaking a sweat. Only Luke had the skill with the Force to avoid his blasts.
** And it's revealed in novels like ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' that he goes and does this on missions for fun. Blasting and destroying ace Rebel pilots with zero effort. Dogfighting is his way of relaxing, and he normally has a dozen kills under his belt once he's done, it's said.



* Han's BigDamnHeroes moment.
-->'''Han:''' [[IGotYouCovered You're all clear, kid!]] Now let's blow this thing and go home!



* When the Death Star goes boom!



* "I've been waiting for you Obi Wan; we meet again at last. The circle is now complete; when I left you I was but the learner, now ''I'' am the ''master''."
** "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
*** Even better if you have the Original Trilogy Delux Edition and you learn the ENTIRE quote:
--> "Should my blade find its mark, you shall cease to exist, but if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine"



* Princess Leia Organa, barely a minute out of her cell, taking over her own rescue: "Somebody has to save our skins." "Into the garbage chute, flyboy!"
** "[[DeadpanSnarker We, uh, ran into some old friends.]]"



* Vader wiping out most of the Rebel Fighters during the Assault on The Death Star. We know he's skilled with a lightsaber with his battle against Obi-Wan, but we then go out and see him in his personal TIE fighter and effortlessly destroy the fighters in Gold and Red Squadron, including the leader of the squads and Biggs, without breaking a sweat. Only Luke had the skill with the Force to avoid his blasts.
** And it's revealed in novels like ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' that he goes and does this on missions for fun. Blasting and destroying ace Rebel pilots with zero effort. Dogfighting is his way of relaxing, and he normally has a dozen kills under his belt once he's done, it's said.
11th Dec '15 11:49:15 PM evan91
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* Commander Daine Jir criticizing Vader's decisions to his face and living to tell the tale. Expanded Universe explains that he was willing to be blunt and honest with Vader, but still carry out orders and do his job quite effectively, earning Vader's respect.

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* Commander Daine Jir criticizing Vader's decisions to his face and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness living to tell the tale.tale]]. Expanded Universe explains that he was willing to be blunt and honest with Vader, but still carry out orders and do his job quite effectively, earning Vader's respect.
3rd Nov '15 7:12:12 PM ShorinBJ
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* [[EvilIsCool Vader's]] introductory scene - storming a rebel ship and interrogating someone (with a one-handed NeckLift) on the spot. It's the bearing of someone in command. Then in his next scene, he teaches [[SmugSnake Admiral Motti]] to respect the Force. Casual, effortless choking from across the room, with some Deadpan Snark on top; everyone else in the room, with the exception of Tarkin, is rightly scared of him.
-->''I find your lack of faith disturbing''.



** And then he sees Luke and looks back at Vader with this slow smile. It was the look of a man who'd won, despite appearances to the contrary.



* Vader during the Moff meeting aboard the Death Star. The only thing that we've seen him do so far is strangle a guy and yell at a young woman. After "the man in black" decries the Death Star as insignificant next to the Force, Admiral Conan Antonio Motti decides to insult his beliefs. Vader merely lifts a hand and the guy starts choking, saying that "I find your lack of faith disturbing." We see in this that despite first impressions, Vader is actually ''dangerous,'' not just Tarkin's lackey.

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* Vader during the Moff meeting aboard the Death Star. The only thing that we've seen him do so far is strangle a guy and yell at a young woman. After "the man in black" decries the Death Star as insignificant next to the Force, Admiral Conan Antonio Motti decides to insult his beliefs. Vader merely lifts a hand and the guy starts choking, Vader saying that "I find your lack of faith disturbing." We see in this that despite first impressions, Vader is actually ''dangerous,'' not just Tarkin's lackey.
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