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20th Apr '17 1:51:54 PM firejewel
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* The big reveal, in some of James Earl Jones's best vocal work.

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* The big reveal, in is some of James Earl Jones's best vocal work.
18th Apr '17 4:58:03 AM Durison
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es first appearance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it eclipsing the light on multiple ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' Even its engine exhausts dwarf the escorting Destroyers. The same sequence debuts a new piece of music for ''Empire,'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the Imperial March.]] 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!

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es first appearance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it eclipsing the light on multiple ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' Even its engine exhausts dwarf the escorting Destroyers. The same sequence debuts a new piece of music for ''Empire,'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the Imperial March.]] ]]
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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!
4th Mar '17 6:35:36 PM TitoMosquito
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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 X-wing 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. Despite Yoda's words of encouragement (see above), Luke just tells him he wants [[AwesomeButImpractical "the impossible"]]. Yoda then raises the X-wing out of the swamp, accompanied by triumphant music and spirited beeping from R2-D2.
4th Mar '17 3:18:20 PM TitoMosquito
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** Yoda's second dialogue sounds even more awesome after you've seen what the Jedi (or any Force sensitives) are capable of in the Prequel Trilogy, the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], and even the [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]].
4th Mar '17 12:53:26 AM TheFifthGuy
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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 bitten off a ''lot'' more than he can chew.
*** At which point Vader ''immediately'' stops any pretense of Luke being his equal, and in less than three strokes, ''effortlessly'' severs Luke's 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."

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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. ease, even knocking Luke to the floor by casually pushing against Luke's most powerful blow. Those first few strikes serve as the first inkling that Luke may have just bitten off a ''lot'' more than he can chew.
*** At which point After Luke scores his hit against Vader, Vader roars in rage, and viciously renews his attack, ''immediately'' stops stopping any pretense of Luke being his equal, and in less than three strokes, ''effortlessly'' severs Luke's 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."
18th Feb '17 7:01:46 PM SithPanda16
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** "NeverTellMeTheOdds," possibly the most badass line in the entire series.
*** Really? Another Han line begs to differ:

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** "NeverTellMeTheOdds," possibly * When Threepio points out the low chances of survival in an asteroid field, Han replies: "NeverTellMeTheOdds." Possibly the most badass line in the entire series.
*** Really? Another * Han line begs heading out into the snow to differ:find luke:



* [[YouHaveFailedMe "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."]]
** This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. 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''.
* With Luke and Han both incapacitated in different ways, Leia calmly takes charge of two rescue missions, in a manner similar to her staying back at Echo Base on Hoth to direct the evacuation until the very last minute.
** 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.

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* [[YouHaveFailedMe "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."]]
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"]] This was also ''Needa's'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome. 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''.
* With Luke and Han both incapacitated in different ways, Leia calmly takes charge of two rescue missions, in a manner similar to her staying back at Echo Base on Hoth to direct the evacuation until the very last minute.
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minute. 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.
18th Feb '17 6:57:48 PM SithPanda16
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* Really, everything Han did in the asteroid field.



->'''Vader:''' "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."

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->'''Vader:''' -->'''Vader:''' "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."
18th Feb '17 6:56:44 PM SithPanda16
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es first appearance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it eclipsing the light on multiple ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' Even its engine exhausts dwarf the escorting Destroyers. The same sequence debuts a new piece of music for ''Empire,'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the Imperial March.]]
** 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!

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUTOGpJ2es first appearance]] of the ''Executor''. We see it eclipsing the light on multiple ''Star Destroyers! LIKE THAT BEHEMOTH FROM THE INTRO OF THE PREVIOUS FILM!'' Even its engine exhausts dwarf the escorting Destroyers. The same sequence debuts a new piece of music for ''Empire,'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the Imperial March.]]
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]] 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!



** The Walkers themselves.
** During the same battle, the Rebels manage to disable a Star Destroyer with the Ion Cannons, creating a gap in the Imperial blockade for the Rebel ships to escape through.

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** The Walkers themselves.
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* During the same battle, the Rebels manage to disable a Star Destroyer with the Ion Cannons, creating a gap in the Imperial blockade for the Rebel ships to escape through.



* Also, when Vader kills Admiral Ozzel. Ozzel isn't even in the same room, and yet he easily force chokes 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]] It helps that he had a very good reason for it: Ozzel's tactical blunders spoiled the Imperials' chance at a destructive sneak attack and bought the Rebels time to evacuate Hoth.
** "YouAreInCommandNow, ''Admiral'' Piett." He gives Piett his promotion ''before'' Ozzel hits the ground.

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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 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]] It helps that he had a very good reason for it: Ozzel's tactical blunders spoiled the Imperials' chance at a destructive sneak attack and bought the Rebels time to evacuate Hoth.
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Hoth. "YouAreInCommandNow, ''Admiral'' Piett." He gives Piett his promotion ''before'' Ozzel hits the ground.



* "All too easy."
** "Impressive... ''most'' impressive."

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* "All too easy."
** Luke jumping out of the carbon freezing chamber right before it can freeze him.
->'''Vader:'''
"Impressive... ''most'' impressive."
8th Jan '17 8:51:11 AM ZarbiNerada
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* In ''both'' Star Wars timelines, the hand and lightsaber are retrieved. Let the logistics of that sink in a moment.
6th Jan '17 11:42:08 PM LBHills
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'''Yoda:''' "Great warrior?" Hmf. Wars not make one great.

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'''Yoda:''' "Great warrior?" Hmf. Hah! Wars not make one great.
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