History Awesome / TheEmpireStrikesBack

4th Dec '16 9:11:28 AM SithPanda16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:350:"The Empire's Finest Hour"]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:350:"The [[caption-width-right:350:[[RootingForTheEmpire "The Empire's Finest Hour"]]Hour"]]]]
14th Nov '16 1:54:12 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Just about everything Vader does through this fight is awesome, when you realize that he was controlling both the pace ''and'' tone of that battle the entire time. He starts off by forcing Luke to make the first overt attack (which, by the way, is in direct contradiction to the Jedi code Yoda had just taught him, making it a nice TakeThat at the same time), then he almost playfully bats Luke around a little to show him what he's up against. In the second encounter, he does nothing but stand to one side and pummel Luke with Force thrown objects, showing him what a real adept is capable of, before knocking him onto the suspended walkway. And ''then'', he goes full bore berserk on the boy, and Luke switches from mildly out-of-his-depth action hero to full on [[OhCrap terrified]] and desperate to be ''anywhere else''. And Vader [[CurbStompBattle lays him out in about twenty seconds.]] And what does he do when Luke gives him some flack after all that? He takes off his fricken sword hand at the wrist with almost no effort at all. Only then does he start delivering his true BreakingSpeech. Pure BadAss.

to:

** Just about everything Vader does through this fight is awesome, when you realize that he was controlling both the pace ''and'' tone of that battle the entire time. He starts off by forcing Luke to make the first overt attack (which, by the way, is in direct contradiction to the Jedi code Yoda had just taught him, making it a nice TakeThat at the same time), then he almost playfully bats Luke around a little to show him what he's up against. In the second encounter, he does nothing but stand to one side and pummel Luke with Force thrown objects, showing him what a real adept is capable of, before knocking him onto the suspended walkway. And ''then'', he goes full bore berserk on the boy, and Luke switches from mildly out-of-his-depth action hero to full on [[OhCrap terrified]] and desperate to be ''anywhere else''. And Vader [[CurbStompBattle lays him out in about twenty seconds.]] And what does he do when Luke gives him some flack after all that? He takes off his fricken sword hand at the wrist with almost no effort at all. Only then does he start delivering his true BreakingSpeech. Pure BadAss.badass.
26th Oct '16 11:59:40 PM TheFifthGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** At which point Vader ''immediately'' stops screwing around and takes Luke's sword-hand off at the wrist.

to:

*** At which point Vader ''immediately'' stops screwing around any pretense of Luke being his equal, and takes in less than three strokes, ''effortlessly'' severs Luke's sword-hand off at the wrist.hand. There's even this slight pause before he does it, as if to silently say "[[IfIWantedYouDead You are not dead]], because I ''decided'' not to kill you."
21st Oct '16 7:53:28 AM ErikModi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In the previous film, Leia was the one who needed rescuing. In ''Empire'', she's the one who rescues Luke from almost certain death, even making (with the help of Chewie) Lando back down about the craziness of flying ''back'' to Imperial-occupied Cloud City. No DamselInDistress, our plucky Princess.
21st Aug '16 12:20:05 PM rockgecko
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** At which point Vader <i>immediately</i> stops screwing around and takes Luke's sword-hand off at the wrist.

to:

*** At which point Vader <i>immediately</i> ''immediately'' stops screwing around and takes Luke's sword-hand off at the wrist.
21st Aug '16 12:19:08 PM rockgecko
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** At which point Vader <i>immediately</i> stops screwing around and takes Luke's sword-hand off at the wrist.
16th Jun '16 11:03:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* John Williams' music is its usual awesomeness, but two aspects of this score particularly stand out. Firstly, the Imperial March; rarely has music been quite so badass. The second is at the very end of the film: The Rebel fleet has fled the galaxy after the destruction of their main base, Luke is psychologically shaken by the confrontation with Vader and learning the man is ''his father'' (not to mention getting his hand lopped off) and Han has been frozen in a block of carbonite and taken off by a notorious bounty hunter to be sold to wicked gangster. But as Lando speeds off to rescue his friend and Luke and Leia stare out at the stars, what music is blaring behind them all? [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Han and Leia's Love Theme]].

to:

* John Williams' music is its usual awesomeness, but two aspects of this score particularly stand out. Firstly, the Imperial March; March, which makes its debut in this film; rarely has music been quite so badass. The second is at the very end of the film: The Rebel fleet has fled the galaxy after the destruction of their main base, Luke is psychologically shaken by the confrontation with Vader and learning the man is ''his father'' (not to mention getting his hand lopped off) and Han has been frozen in a block of carbonite and taken off by a notorious bounty hunter to be sold to wicked gangster. But as Lando speeds off to rescue his friend and Luke and Leia stare out at the stars, what music is blaring behind them all? [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Han and Leia's Love Theme]].



** This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Just outmanoeuvred and out-bluffed by Solo, Needa is tasked with explaining his failure to Vader, and there's no question in anyone's mind how [[YouHaveFailedMe Lord Vader deals with setbacks]]. What does he do? He flies himself to the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executor_(Star_Wars) Executor]]'' to stand before Vader, take full responsibility, and fall on his sword, sparing his ship and crew from the Sith Lord's wrath. Vader's quoted line seems to imply that even he was mildly impressed by Needa's actions. Compare Needa's execution to Ozzel's, whom Vader pointedly refused to acknowledge ''while choking him to death''.

to:

** This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Just outmanoeuvred Having just been outmaneuvered and out-bluffed by Solo, Needa is tasked with explaining his failure to Vader, and there's no question in anyone's mind how [[YouHaveFailedMe Lord Vader deals with setbacks]]. What does he do? He flies himself to the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executor_(Star_Wars) Executor]]'' to stand before Vader, take full responsibility, and fall on his sword, sparing his ship and crew from the Sith Lord's wrath. Vader's quoted line seems to imply that even he was mildly impressed by Needa's actions. Compare Needa's execution to Ozzel's, whom Vader pointedly refused to acknowledge ''while choking him to death''.
5th Jun '16 6:16:39 AM Durison
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To truly put this into perspective, Super Star Destroyers are 12 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The ''Executor'' is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!

to:

** To truly put this into perspective, normal Star Destroyers are approximately 1,600 meters long, or about 1 mile. Super Star Destroyers are 12 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The ''Executor'' is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!
1st Jun '16 11:58:58 AM MrDeath
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One for Sidious in the Legends timeline and for Maz in the Sequel Trilogy timeline: Retrieving Luke's hand and lightsaber.
1st Jun '16 7:10:09 AM ZarbiNerada
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* One for Sidious in the Legends timeline and for Maz in the Sequel Trilogy timeline: Retrieving Luke's hand and lightsaber.
This list shows the last 10 events of 67. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Awesome.TheEmpireStrikesBack