History Film / TheEmpireStrikesBack

15th Dec '17 12:09:49 PM Saveelich
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11th Dec '17 12:52:51 AM AbsoluteSword
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* JumpScare: Overpowered by Darth Vader, Luke flees and seeks shelter in the lower infrastructure of Bespin, eerily silent save for the incessant hum of the generators... suddenly shattered by the snarling sudden breath of the Dark Warrior as his blood-red light-saber as it viciously hisses into life like a snake and crashes into Luke's own blade.

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* JumpScare: Overpowered by Darth Vader, Luke flees and seeks shelter in the lower infrastructure of Bespin, eerily silent save for the incessant hum of the generators... suddenly shattered by the snarling sudden breath of the Dark Warrior as his blood-red light-saber as it viciously hisses into life like a snake and crashes into Luke's own blade.
10th Dec '17 8:22:45 PM Ithilgore
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* DaylightHorror: The bright white Cloud City, where it's immediately apparent something is not right. Though its most sinister scenes take place in the darkly lit industrial areas underneath, the welcoming and futuristic interior of the city winds up being an unsettling location as the Empire infiltrates it and lays a trap for Luke using Han and Leia.
10th Dec '17 11:11:03 AM AbsoluteSword
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* JumpScare: Overpowered by Darth Vader, Luke flees and seeks shelter in the lower infrastructure of Bespin, eerily silent save for the incessant hum of the generators... suddenly shattered by the snarling sudden breath of the Dark Warrior as his blood-red light-saber as it viciously hisses into life like a snake and crashes into Luke's own blade.
29th Nov '17 3:56:16 PM TheJester
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** A comparatively minor one, but at the time of the film's release, the audience knew little of the Emperor and how exactly he fit in to Vader's corruption. Thus, this was the first time it was apparent that the BigBad might pose a threat himself rather than simply being OrcusOnHisThrone :

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** A comparatively minor one, but at the time of the film's release, the audience knew little of the Emperor and how exactly he fit in to Vader's corruption. Thus, this was the first time it was apparent that the BigBad might pose a threat himself rather than simply being OrcusOnHisThrone :the [[NonActionBigBad non-action]] variety:
29th Nov '17 3:55:07 PM TheJester
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** A comparatively minor one, but at the time of the film's release, the audience knew little of the Emperor and how exactly he fit in to Vader's corruption. Thus, this was the first time it was apparent that the BigBad might pose a threat himself rather than simply being OrcusOnHisThrone :
-->'''The Emperor:''' I feel a great disturbance in the Force.
24th Nov '17 2:26:29 PM DragonQuestZ
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''[[DescribeTopicHere Try To Describe The Empire Strikes Back Here.]]''

[[DescribeTopicHere No. Do, Or Do Not. There Is No Try.]]






** "ThereIsAnother."

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** "ThereIsAnother."" is another one, even if the full impact waited until the next movie.




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-->'''Yoda:''' Do or do not. There is no try.

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24th Nov '17 10:38:29 AM erforce
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* BiggerBad: Emperor Palpatine.



* BigGood: Yoda

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* BigGood: YodaYoda, a Jedi master who teaches Luke more about the Force.



* CoolStarship: The ''Executor'', a Super Star Destroyer that is miles long and Darth Vader's personal flagship. The regular Star Destroyers are absolutely dwarfed by it.



* CoolStarship: The ''Executor'', a Super Star Destroyer that is miles long and Darth Vader's personal flagship. The regular Star Destroyers are absolutely dwarfed by it.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scene where Luke enters a cave on Dagobah and hallucinates about decapitating Darth Vader, and the helmet splitting open to reveal Luke's own face. In hindsight, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim it's a clear warning of where Luke might have gone]]; it's also a subtle hint to Vader being his father (i.e., there's a Skywalker behind the mask). Vader's line, "Only your hatred can destroy me," is a foreshadowing of the final duel in ''Return of the Jedi''.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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The scene where Luke enters a cave on Dagobah and hallucinates about decapitating Darth Vader, and the helmet splitting open to reveal Luke's own face. In hindsight, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim it's a clear warning of where Luke might have gone]]; it's also a subtle hint to Vader being his father (i.e., there's a Skywalker behind the mask). Vader's line, "Only your hatred can destroy me," is a foreshadowing of the final duel in ''Return of the Jedi''.



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Leia:''' Why you...stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking...'''[[HoldYourHippogriffs nerf-herder!!]]'''
-->'''Han:''' ''Who's'' scruffy-lookin'?"
* IWantThemAlive: "'''No''' disintegrations!"
-->'''Boba Fett:''' As you wish.
* IWarnedYou: C-3PO tries to tell them the hyperdrive is broken.
-->'''C-3PO:''' Sir, uh, sir, might I suggest--\\
'''Han:''' Shut him up or shut him down!\\\
'''Han:''' Prepare to make the jump to lightspeed.\\
'''C-3PO:''' But sir!\\\
''[after failing to go into lightspeed]''\\
'''Han:''' I think we're in trouble.\\
'''C-3PO:''' If I may say so, sir, I noticed earlier the hyperdrive motivator has been damaged. It's impossible to go to lightspeed.\\
'''Han:''' We're in trouble!



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Leia:''' Why you...stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking...'''[[HoldYourHippogriffs nerf-herder!!]]'''
-->'''Han:''' ''Who's'' scruffy-lookin'?"
* IWantThemAlive: "'''No''' disintegrations!"
-->'''Boba Fett:''' As you wish.
* IWarnedYou: C-3PO tries to tell them the hyperdrive is broken.
-->'''C-3PO:''' Sir, uh, sir, might I suggest--\\
'''Han:''' Shut him up or shut him down!\\\
'''Han:''' Prepare to make the jump to lightspeed.\\
'''C-3PO:''' But sir!\\\
''[after failing to go into lightspeed]''\\
'''Han:''' I think we're in trouble.\\
'''C-3PO:''' If I may say so, sir, I noticed earlier the hyperdrive motivator has been damaged. It's impossible to go to lightspeed.\\
'''Han:''' We're in trouble!



* ALessonInDefeat:
** Yoda sends Luke into the cave to experience the dark side of the Force. When he thinks he kills Vader, the mask explodes and reveals Luke's own face, showing that he could give into the dark side himself.
** An alternative interpretation of the scene, supported by [[Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas the radio adaption]] of ''Empire'', is that Yoda is showing Luke what is holding him back, namely himself and his own attitudes. Yoda tells him explicitly that he won't need weapons, and that the only thing in the cave is what he takes with him.
-->'''Luke''': "My enemy's face... is my own."



* ALessonInDefeat:
** Yoda sends Luke into the cave to experience the dark side of the Force. When he thinks he kills Vader, the mask explodes and reveals Luke's own face, showing that he could give into the dark side himself.
** An alternative interpretation of the scene, supported by [[Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas the radio adaption]] of ''Empire'', is that Yoda is showing Luke what is holding him back, namely himself and his own attitudes. Yoda tells him explicitly that he won't need weapons, and that the only thing in the cave is what he takes with him.
-->'''Luke''': "My enemy's face... is my own."



* NoodleIncident:
** "That was a long time ago. I'm sure [Lando]'s forgotten all about that." It's helped by the fact that Han is the only one who can understand what Chewbacca is saying.
-->'''Lando''': Why you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You got a lot of guts coming here after what you pulled.
** Hanís off-screen run-in with a bounty hunter on Ord Mantell convinces him to leave the rebels.
** Also see IWantThemAlive above. The fact that Vader specifically waves his finger in Boba Fett's face when he says, "No disintegrations," implies that Fett must have once [[BlackComedy shown up with a bag of ash and insisted it was the guy he'd been sent for.]]



* NoodleIncident:
** "That was a long time ago. I'm sure [Lando]'s forgotten all about that." It's helped by the fact that Han is the only one who can understand what Chewbacca is saying.
-->'''Lando''': Why you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You got a lot of guts coming here after what you pulled.
** Hanís off-screen run-in with a bounty hunter on Ord Mantell convinces him to leave the rebels.
** Also see IWantThemAlive above. The fact that Vader specifically waves his finger in Boba Fett's face when he says, "No disintegrations," implies that Fett must have once [[BlackComedy shown up with a bag of ash and insisted it was the guy he'd been sent for.]]
* NotNowKiddo: When on their way to save Han from the Bounty Hunter, R2-D2 links up with the city's central computer and learns about the purposefully deactivated hyperdrive on the ''Falcon''. But when trying to alert his friends, C-3PO cuts in and changes the subject.
-->"No, we're not interested in the hyperdrive on the ''Millennium Falcon''. It's fixed!"



* NotNowKiddo: When on their way to save Han from the Bounty Hunter, R2-D2 links up with the city's central computer and learns about the purposefully deactivated hyperdrive on the ''Falcon''. But when trying to alert his friends, C-3PO cuts in and changes the subject.
-->"No, we're not interested in the hyperdrive on the ''Millennium Falcon''. It's fixed!"



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse:
** Lando Calrissian had to turn Han and his friends in to the Empire, due to the alternative being to have Cloud City be attacked by the Empire and either occupied or worse, destroyed by them.
-->'''Lando''': I had no choice. They arrived right before you did. I'm sorry.
-->'''Han''': I'm sorry, too.
** Also, Vader's [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine "invitation" to dinner]].



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse:
** Lando Calrissian had to turn Han and his friends in to the Empire, due to the alternative being to have Cloud City be attacked by the Empire and either occupied or worse, destroyed by them.
-->'''Lando''': I had no choice. They arrived right before you did. I'm sorry.
-->'''Han''': I'm sorry, too.
** Also, Vader's [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine "invitation" to dinner]].



* TheReveal: One of the most famous in film history: "[[LukeIAmYourFather Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father …]]"

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* TheReveal: One of the most famous in film history: "[[LukeIAmYourFather Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father …]]"Ö]]"



* UnPaused: C-3PO is damaged by Imperial stormtrooper fire. When he's repaired and reactivated, he replays what he was saying and thinking when he was attacked.



* UnPaused: C-3PO is damaged by Imperial stormtrooper fire. When he's repaired and reactivated, he replays what he was saying and thinking when he was attacked.






-->'''Yoda:''' "Do or do not. There is no try."
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-->'''Yoda:''' "Do Do or do not. There is no try."
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24th Nov '17 1:57:57 AM gjjones
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'''Please move any character tropes to the proper [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack character page]].'''

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'''Please move any character tropes to the proper [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack [[Characters/TheEmpireStrikesBack character page]].'''
24th Nov '17 1:56:31 AM gjjones
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!!Tropes Strike Back:

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