History Awesome / TheEmpireStrikesBack

1st Feb '16 1:18:24 PM EDP
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** To truly put this into perspective, Super Star Destroyers are 8 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The Executor is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!
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** To truly put this into perspective, Super Star Destroyers are 8 12 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The Executor ''Executor'' is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!
26th Jan '16 6:13:12 AM snake300
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* Luke informs Yoda that he's just not strong enough in the Force to raise his starfighter from the swamp. Yoda then raises the starfighter out of the swamp, accompanied by triumphant music and spirited beeping from R2-D2.
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* Luke informs Yoda that he's just not strong enough in the Force to raise his starfighter from the swamp. Yoda then raises the starfighter X-wing out of the swamp, accompanied by triumphant music and spirited beeping from R2-D2.

*** Further emphasized that while Luke adopts the standard two-handed grip on his lightsaber at the start of the match, Vader opens with a more casual one-handed grip and bats away Luke's initial attacks with what is clearly contemptuous ease. Those first few strikes serve as the first inkling that Luke may have just bit off a ''lot'' more than he can chew.
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*** Further emphasized that while Luke adopts the standard two-handed grip on his lightsaber at the start of the match, Vader opens with a more casual one-handed grip and bats away Luke's initial attacks with what is clearly contemptuous ease. Those first few strikes serve as the first inkling that Luke may have just bit bitten off a ''lot'' more than he can chew.

-->'''Leia''': I love you! -->'''Han''': I know.
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-->'''Leia''': -->'''Leia:''' I love you! -->'''Han''': -->'''Han:''' I know.know. ** Especially since this line was an ad-lib by Harrison Ford. * "I am altering the deal. ''Pray'' I don't alter it any further." * "All too easy." ** "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."

-->'''Vader''': No. ''I'' am your father.
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-->'''Vader''': -->'''Vader:''' No. ''I'' am your father.

--> '''Technician:''' "Sir, your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!" --> '''Han:''' "Then I'll [[SeeYouInHell see you in HELL!]]" * "I love you." "I know." ** Especially since this line was an ad-lib by Harrison Ford. * "All too easy." ** "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."
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--> '''Technician:''' "Sir, -->'''Technician:''' Sir, your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!" --> '''Han:''' "Then marker! -->'''Han:''' Then I'll [[SeeYouInHell see you in HELL!]]" * "I love you." "I know." ** Especially since this line was an ad-lib by Harrison Ford. * "All too easy." ** "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."HELL!]]

** This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Just out maneuvered and outbluffed 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. ** "''No'' disintegrations." "As you wish..." * "I am altering the deal. ''Pray'' I don't alter it any further."
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** This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Just out maneuvered outmanoeuvred and outbluffed 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. ** "''No'' disintegrations." "As you wish..." * "I am altering the deal. ''Pray'' I don't alter it any further."wrath.
25th Jan '16 12:23:41 PM Daethalion
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** 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.
3rd Jan '16 11:52:10 AM Javertshark13
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es entrance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it casting shadows on ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' ** See also VisualEffectsOfAwesome, if only to reiterate the above (which is not hurt at all by the scene being the debut of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Imperial freaking March]]). A good contender however is a later scene which provides a rear view of the ''Executor'' and shows that even its ''engine exhausts'' dwarf the nearby Star Destroyers. ** To truly put this into perspective, Super Star Destroyers are 8 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The Executor is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!

* Also, when Vader kills Admiral Ozzel. Ozzel isn't even in the same room, and yet he easily force chokes him; distance is no object to Vader.[[note]]Although more to the point, distance is no object to the power of The Force.[[/note]]
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* Also, when Vader kills Admiral Ozzel. Ozzel isn't even in the same room, and yet he easily force chokes him; him through the view screen; distance is no object to Vader.[[note]]Although more to the point, distance is no object to the power of The Force.[[/note]][[/note]] ** "YouAreInCommandNow, ''Admiral'' Piett." He gives Piett his promotion ''before'' Ozzel hits the ground.

* Needa [[EvilVirtues accepting full responsibility]] for losing the Millennium Falcon. [[YouHaveFailedMe Considering his boss...]]

* Jedi deflecting blaster fire with their swords is neat, but Vader doesn't even need to show off - he just raises an arm and deflects/absorbs the blasts with his palm! ** On that note, Han is having a ball, enjoying his old friend's hospitality and a bit of sanctuary from the Empire's pursuit. As they casually talk shop and catch up on old times, Han walks through a door expecting a friendly meal only to find himself across the room from [[TheDreaded Darth Vader]], [[DragonInChief The Dark Lord of the Sith]]. Does Han balk? Does he try to flee? No. Han unhesitatingly quickdraws his blaster and fires several shots at Vader.
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* Jedi ** Darth Vader just force deflecting the blaster fire with their swords is neat, but Vader doesn't even need to show off - he just raises an arm and deflects/absorbs the blasts with shots ''with his palm! ** On that note, Han is having a ball, enjoying his old friend's hospitality and a bit of sanctuary from the Empire's pursuit. As they casually talk shop and catch up on old times, Han walks through a door expecting a friendly meal only to find himself hand,'' no lightsaber necessary, then Force-ripping Han's blaster across the room from [[TheDreaded room. You think you're going to be able to just shoot Darth Vader]], [[DragonInChief The Dark Lord Vader? Please! ** Imagine yourself as Han Solo for a moment. You've just outrun a bunch of Imperials and finally made your way to a small out of the Sith]]. Does way planet for a chance to rest and repair your ship. You've met up with an old friend of yours and are on the way to a nice meal with the possibility of romancing Leia a bit afterwards. Then you open the door to find none other than Darth Vader waiting for you. Do you look in disbelief to the friend who betrayed you? Turn and hightail it out of there with Leia and Chewie in tow? No. Without a single second of hesitation you immediately pull out your gun and ''start shooting that motherfucker.'' Further proof that Han balk? Does is the biggest badass to ever swagger across the galaxy; too bad Vader has more than enough power with the Dark Side to make up for that. ** Then there's Chewbacca's truly epic roar. It's a real shame he try to flee? No. Han unhesitatingly quickdraws his blaster and fires several shots at Vader.didn't do that more often in the series.

* Luke single-handedly taking down an Imperial Walker by using a grappling hook to climb up underneath it, slice it open with his lightsaber, and tossing a thermal detonator inside. When you remember that Luke barely had any training as a Jedi at this point, then you'll realize Emperor Palpatine was right to be scared of Luke and how ''really'' powerful he could become if he was fully trained. ** [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken What in the f**k is-]]

* "No. ''I'' [[LukeIAmYourFather am your father]]." To this day, still one of the most epic and memorable plot twists in the history of cinema.

** "Impressive." ** "Most impressive."
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** "Impressive." ** "Most "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."

* "YouAreInCommandNow, ''Admiral'' Piett." ** And just in case you don't know the context of the last one, Vader had just force choked the ''previous'' Admiral, which was on ''the other side of the ship'' from Vader. He gives Piett his promotion ''before'' the previous admiral hits the ground.

* What happens right ''after'' the line "[[ExactWords I've just made a deal that'll keep the Empire out of here forever]]." ** It's a Trap! ** Darth Vader just force deflecting the blaster shots ''with his hand,'' no lightsaber necessary, then snatching Han's gun. You think you're going to be able to just shoot Darth Vader? Please! ** Imagine yourself as Han Solo for a moment. You've just outrun a bunch of Imperials and finally made your way to a small out of the way planet for a chance to rest and repair your ship. You've met up with an old friend of yours and are on the way to a nice meal with the possibility of romancing Leia a bit afterwards. Then you open the door to find none other than Darth Vader waiting for you. Do you look in disbelief to the friend who betrayed you? Turn and hightail it out of there with Leia and Chewie in tow? No. Without a single second of hesitation you immediately pull out your gun and ''start shooting that motherfucker.'' Further proof that Han is the biggest badass to ever swagger across the galaxy; too bad Vader has more than enough power with the Dark Side to make up for that. ** Then there's Chewbacca's truly epic roar. It's a real shame he didn't do that more often in the series. * The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es entrance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it casting shadows on ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' ** See also VisualEffectsOfAwesome, if only to reiterate the above (which is not hurt at all by the scene being the debut of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Imperial freaking March]]). A good contender however is a later scene which provides a rear view of the ''Executor'' and shows that even its ''engine exhausts'' dwarf the nearby Star Destroyers. ** To truly put this into perspective, Super Star Destroyers are 8 times longer than normal Star Destroyers. The Executor is a ship over half the length of Manhattan!
14th Dec '15 7:23:08 AM TrueBlue170
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--->Luke: I don't believe it! --->Yoda: ''That''... is why you fail.
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--->Luke: -->'''Luke:''' I don't-- I don't believe it! --->Yoda: -->'''Yoda:''' ''That''... is why you fail.
3rd Dec '15 9:27:54 PM armydillo62O
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--> '''Han:''' "The I'll [[SeeYouInHell See you in HELL!]]"
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--> '''Han:''' "The "Then I'll [[SeeYouInHell See see you in HELL!]]"
3rd Dec '15 9:24:59 PM armydillo62O
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*** Really? Another Han line begs to differ: --> '''Technician:''' "Sir, your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!" --> '''Han:''' "The I'll [[SeeYouInHell See you in HELL!]]"
28th Nov '15 7:37:57 PM TitoMosquito
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* Little Yoda lifts big X-Wing. --> '''Luke:''' I don't believe it. --> '''Yoda:''' That... is why you fail.
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* Little Luke informs Yoda lifts big X-Wing. --> '''Luke:''' that he's just not strong enough in the Force to raise his starfighter from the swamp. Yoda then raises the starfighter out of the swamp, accompanied by triumphant music and spirited beeping from R2-D2. --->Luke: I don't believe it. --> '''Yoda:''' That... it! --->Yoda: ''That''... is why you fail.fail. ** "Judge me by my size, do you?" *** "For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship." ** Yoda has tons of cool lines. Another good one is "Do, or do not. There is no try." *** Some of Yoda's lines have made it onto fortune cookies, as "Do or do not, there is no try" has been found along with other Yoda lines.

* Luke informs Yoda that he's just not strong enough in the Force to raise his starfighter from the swamp. Yoda then raises the starfighter out of the swamp, accompanied by triumphant music and spirited beeping from R2-D2. --->Luke: I don't believe it! --->Yoda: ''That'' is why you fail. ** "Judge me by my size, do you?" ** Yoda has tons of cool lines. Another good one is "Do, or do not. There is no try." *** Some of Yoda's lines have made it onto fortune cookies, as "Do or do not, there is no try" has been found along with other Yoda lines.
19th Nov '15 3:53:28 PM evan91
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* What happens right ''after'' the line "I've just made a deal that'll keep the Empire out of here forever."
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* What happens right ''after'' the line "I've "[[ExactWords I've just made a deal that'll keep the Empire out of here forever.forever]]."
14th Nov '15 4:46:31 PM nombretomado
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** [[RobotChicken What in the f**k is-]]
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** [[RobotChicken [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken What in the f**k is-]]
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