History Awesome / ReturnOfTheJedi

18th Feb '17 7:03:02 PM SithPanda16
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* Luke's entrance into Jabba's Palace. The door slowly opens, and a lone robed figure stands there. Then he immediately starts striding purposefully into the darkness, pausing only to casually Force-choke a few guards that get in his way. The sequence is shot in such a way that the viewer knows a full-on Jedi beatdown is about to begin. The Hero's Journey is complete in that moment: Luke Skywalker left Tatooine a naive farmer, but he returned a Jedi.
** And then there's more evidence of that journey's impact when Jabba drops Luke into the Rancor pit. The slavering beast sets its sights on Luke, and within three minutes, Luke takes it down. With a [[ImprovisedWeapon bone.]] And a skull.

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* Luke's entrance into Jabba's Palace. The door slowly opens, and a lone robed figure stands there. Then he immediately starts striding purposefully into the darkness, pausing only to casually Force-choke a few guards that get in his way. The sequence is shot in such a way that the viewer knows a full-on Jedi beatdown is about to begin. The Hero's Journey is complete in that moment: Luke Skywalker left Tatooine a naive farmer, but he returned a Jedi.
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Jedi. And then there's more evidence of that journey's impact when Jabba drops Luke into the Rancor pit. The slavering beast sets its sights on Luke, and within three minutes, Luke takes it down. With a [[ImprovisedWeapon bone.]] And a skull.



* Instead of seeking cover like everyone else when Leia threatens to blow up Jabba, Boba Fett quickly picks up his blaster carbine.
** Leia's gambit with the thermal detonator has a more mundane explanation in the Legends continuity[[note]](she had stolen the identity of a bounty hunter she had previously killed, and said hunter was notorious for threatening his clients with thermal detonators unless they doubled the bounty, meaning that if she ''didn't'' do this then Boba Fett would have immediately cottoned on that she wasn't who she claimed to be)[[/note]], but going purely by the film it gives the amusing implication that not only does Leia show up to rescue Han, she even decides to scam Jabba out of the bounty that was out on Chewbacca's head, and a little extra besides.
* During the battle at the Sarlacc pit, Lando gets thrown off a skiff into the sand. Han, attempting to save him, gets his foot tangled in ropes hanging from the skiff, which keep him from getting thrown down as well. A tentacle grabs Lando and starts pulling him in, when Han gets a blaster from Chewie and blasts it, one-handed, hanging upside-down, and ''[[HandicappedBadass mostly blind]]''.
** Lando gets one too, as while being slowly dragged to his potential death, and with his blind best friend essentially pointing a gun at him, he keeps his calm and tells Han where to shoot.
* Princess Leia choking Jabba to death. After he objectified her [[GoGoEnslavement the way he did]], she was able to turn the tables. The {{novelization}} of this scene makes it clear that she's subconsciously calling on the Force to help her with it.
** In a similar vein, slave girl Oola being [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant to the end]] when Jabba tries to force himself on her.

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* Instead of seeking cover like everyone else when Leia threatens to blow up Jabba, Boba Fett quickly picks up his blaster carbine.
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carbine. Leia's gambit with the thermal detonator has a more mundane explanation in the Legends continuity[[note]](she had stolen the identity of a bounty hunter she had previously killed, and said hunter was notorious for threatening his clients with thermal detonators unless they doubled the bounty, meaning that if she ''didn't'' do this then Boba Fett would have immediately cottoned on that she wasn't who she claimed to be)[[/note]], but going purely by the film it gives the amusing implication that not only does Leia show up to rescue Han, she even decides to scam Jabba out of the bounty that was out on Chewbacca's head, and a little extra besides.
* During the battle at the Sarlacc pit, Lando gets thrown off a skiff into the sand. Han, attempting to save him, gets his foot tangled in ropes hanging from the skiff, which keep him from getting thrown down as well. A tentacle grabs Lando and starts pulling him in, when Han gets a blaster from Chewie and blasts it, one-handed, hanging upside-down, and ''[[HandicappedBadass mostly blind]]''.
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blind]]''. Lando gets one too, as while being slowly dragged to his potential death, and with his blind best friend essentially pointing a gun at him, he keeps his calm and tells Han where to shoot.
* Princess Leia choking Jabba to death. After he objectified her [[GoGoEnslavement the way he did]], she was able to turn the tables. The {{novelization}} of this scene makes it clear that she's subconsciously calling on the Force to help her with it.
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it. In a similar vein, slave girl Oola being [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant to the end]] when Jabba tries to force himself on her.



** The first person point-of-view shot of the speeder bike chase.
* [=C3PO=] has his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome... it is, as befits him, rather subdued, but - when the Ewoks capture the "Pitiful little band", and they see their Golden God, and bow down to him - well, that's not it; it's a few moments later, when he speaks to the tribesmen, and Luke asks in surprise "Can you understand what they're saying?" and, of course, Threepio responds: "Oh yes, Master Luke... I am versed in over six million forms of communication!"
** Also, remember that [=C3PO=] has been complaining about the adventures he has been in, always being in danger, actually being nearly destroyed several times... but, in the end, he becomes the one that allows the Rebel victory, because it was his presence in all those adventures that allowed him to tell the Ewoks what was going on in the rest of the galaxy.

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** * The first person point-of-view shot of the speeder bike chase.
* [=C3PO=] has his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome... it is, as befits him, rather subdued, but - when the Ewoks capture the "Pitiful little band", and they see their Golden God, and bow down to him - well, that's not it; it's a few moments later, when he speaks to the tribesmen, and Luke asks in surprise "Can you understand what they're saying?" and, of course, Threepio responds: "Oh yes, Master Luke... I am versed in over six million forms of communication!"
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communication!" Also, remember that [=C3PO=] has been complaining about the adventures he has been in, always being in danger, actually being nearly destroyed several times... but, in the end, he becomes the one that allows the Rebel victory, because it was his presence in all those adventures that allowed him to tell the Ewoks what was going on in the rest of the galaxy.



*** Of course, he's talking to the guy whom he expressly stated he did not foresee being there.

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*** ** Of course, he's talking to the guy whom he expressly stated he did not foresee being there.
6th Feb '17 4:58:02 AM Stranrep
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** It's even more awesome when you look at the history of the series. [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] has had everything go according to his plan for over 30 years (and, if you go by the Literature/DarthPlagueis novel, ''since he became an adult.'') [[TheBadGuysWin He hasn't suffered a major loss in his entire life]], with even the destruction of the first Death Star not taking away his cool. Then Luke came in. He's the first person ever to do something the Emperor never expected-make him ''[[VillainousBreakdown lose his cool.]]''

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** It's even more awesome when you look at the history of the series. [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] has had everything go according to his plan for over 30 years (and, if you go by the Literature/DarthPlagueis novel, ''since he became an adult.'') [[TheBadGuysWin He hasn't suffered a major loss in his entire life]], with even the destruction of the first Death Star not taking away his cool. Then Luke came in. He's the first person ever to do something the Emperor never expected-make expected - make him ''[[VillainousBreakdown lose his cool.]]''
4th Feb '17 4:54:25 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* Palpatine's overall reaction to everything that is going on around him. For the 1st time in his Sith life something does not go his way, his wanted apprentice and heir to the Empire Luke has completely ignored his wishes of giving in to The Dark Side, the Death Star II's shields are down and will surely be destroyed any minute now, and his Galactic Empire which he spent nearly 20 years to create prior to Episode IV is left without a heir and will fall into ruin without him or a successor. He tries to get some cathartic rage on Luke for denying his wishes however something he never would have thought to happened to him happens, his own slave Darth Vader breaks free from the Dark Side and hoists Palpatine. All Palpatine can do at this point is yell in fury and anger he even ''demands'' Vader to let him go. For the 1st time in the Star Wars timeline Palpatine has made an error an error which costs him his Empire, the Sith Order, and his life.

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* Palpatine's overall reaction to everything that is going on around him. For the 1st time in his Sith life something does not go his way, his wanted apprentice and heir to the Empire Luke has completely ignored his wishes of giving in to The Dark Side, the Death Star II's shields are down and will surely be destroyed any minute now, and his Galactic Empire which he spent nearly 20 years to create prior to Episode IV is left without a heir and will fall into ruin without him or a successor. He tries to get some cathartic rage on Luke for denying his wishes however something he never would have thought to happened to him happens, his own slave Darth Vader breaks free from the Dark Side and hoists Palpatine. All Palpatine can do at this point is yell in fury and anger he even ''demands'' Vader to let him go. For the 1st time in the Star Wars timeline Palpatine has made an error an error error, which costs him his Empire, the Sith Order, and his life.
3rd Jan '17 8:47:23 PM Saveelich
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* Instead of seeking cover like everyone else when Leia threatens to blow up Jabba, Boba Fett quickly picks up his blaster carbine.
** Leia's gambit with the thermal detonator has a more mundane explanation in the Legends continuity[[note]](she had stolen the identity of a bounty hunter she had previously killed, and said hunter was notorious for threatening his clients with thermal detonators unless they doubled the bounty, meaning that if she ''didn't'' do this then Boba Fett would have immediately cottoned on that she wasn't who she claimed to be)[[/note]], but going purely by the film it gives the amusing implication that not only does Leia show up to rescue Han, she even decides to scam Jabba out of the bounty that was out on Chewbacca's head, and a little extra besides.


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* Instead of seeking cover like everyone else when Leia threatens to blow up Jabba, Boba Fett quickly picks up his blaster carbine.
** Leia's gambit with the thermal detonator has a more mundane explanation in the Legends continuity[[note]](she had stolen the identity of a bounty hunter she had previously killed, and said hunter was notorious for threatening his clients with thermal detonators unless they doubled the bounty, meaning that if she ''didn't'' do this then Boba Fett would have immediately cottoned on that she wasn't who she claimed to be)[[/note]], but going purely by the film it gives the amusing implication that not only does Leia show up to rescue Han, she even decides to scam Jabba out of the bounty that was out on Chewbacca's head, and a little extra besides.
1st Jan '17 9:44:35 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Leia's gambit with the thermal detonator has a more mundane explanation in the Legends continuity[[note]](she had stolen the identity of a bounty hunter she had previously killed, and said hunter was notorious for threatening his clients with thermal detonators unless they doubled the bounty, meaning that if she ''didn't'' do this then Boba Fett would have immediately cottoned on that she wasn't who she claimed to be)[[/note]], but going purely by the film it gives the amusing implication that not only does Leia show up to rescue Han, she even decides to scam Jabba out of the bounty that was out on Chewbacca's head, and a little extra besides.
31st Dec '16 2:45:43 PM LBHills
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** What makes it even better that that Luke legitimately gave Jabba every opportunity to negotiate and live to tell about it. They guy is the galaxy's biggest, nastiest, slimiest space slug of a gangster and even Luke sees value in his life. [[FridgeBrilliance It's almost foreshadowing his beliefs about his father...]]

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** What makes it even better that that Luke legitimately gave Jabba every opportunity to negotiate and live to tell about it. They guy The Hutt is the galaxy's biggest, nastiest, slimiest space slug of a gangster and even Luke sees value even in his ''his'' life. [[FridgeBrilliance It's almost foreshadowing his beliefs about his father...]]
30th Dec '16 4:18:17 PM Dork12
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** In a similar vein, slave girl Oola being [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant to the end]] when Jabba tries to force himself on her.
27th Dec '16 3:38:59 PM BillyH666
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** Another great part of the NPR adaptation is just a few seconds before this. Instead of saying a rather clumsily edited in (in the newest special editions) and narmtastic Noooooooo!, Brock Peters instead gives a more convincing, and very pissed off, shout of "MY SON!" as he lifts Palpatine off the ground, it really has to be heard to be appreciated.
27th Dec '16 2:20:24 AM Ciara25
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** The triumphant resurgence of the 'Force Theme' overpowering Palpatine's screams and protests as Vader seizes and lifts him, signifying Vader/Anakin's return to the Light.
24th Dec '16 1:27:23 AM LtFedora
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** Commander Merrejk's total "Oh God we're dead" moment while Piett's shouting to "intensify the forward batteries" of the ''Executor'' and Merrejk sees off in the distance the out of control A-Wing coming straight for them.

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** Commander Merrejk's Gherant's total "Oh God we're dead" moment while Piett's shouting to "intensify the forward batteries" of the ''Executor'' and Merrejk Gherant sees off in the distance the out of control A-Wing coming straight for them.



-->'''Merrejk:''' '''''TOO LATE!'''''

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-->'''Merrejk:''' -->'''Gherant:''' '''''TOO LATE!'''''
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