History Film / TheEmpireStrikesBack

17th Jun '16 2:13:01 PM Josef5678
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* MissingTrailerScene: In the [[https://youtu.be/JNwNXF9Y6kY?t=1m29s middle of the theatrical trailer]], C-3PO is seen tearing a sign off of a door, which did not appear in the final film. In the deleted scene, Threepio tears a warning sign off of a door which leads to a Wampa cave, which several stormtroopers open, then get attacked by the Wampa.
14th Jun '16 1:06:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* CarcassSleepingBag: The one everyone remembers, when Han keeps Luke from freezing to death on Hoth by hiding him in the body of his tauntaun.
1st Jun '16 7:11:33 AM ZarbiNerada
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* HeroicSacrifice: Captain Needa willingly taking the full brunt of Vader's wrath to protect his crew.
25th May '16 12:16:18 AM MasoTey
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''The Empire Strikes Back'' [[note]]also known as ''Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back''[[/note]] is the second film ''Franchise/StarWars'' original trilogy and fifth episode in the main ''Star Wars'' saga.

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''The Empire Strikes Back'' [[note]]also known as ''Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back''[[/note]] is the second film in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' original trilogy and fifth episode in the main ''Star Wars'' saga.



--> '''Leia:''' I don't know where you get your delusions laser-brain.

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--> '''Leia:''' I don't know where you get your delusions delusions, laser-brain.



--> '''Han:''' Laugh it up fuzzball.

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--> '''Han:''' Laugh it up up, fuzzball.



* AntiVillain: Captain Needa;he knew that going to "apologize" to Vader would result in his death, [[HeroicSacrifice but by doing so, his men were spared the Sith Lord's anger.]]

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* AntiVillain: Captain Needa;he Needa; he knew that going to "apologize" apologize to Vader would result in his death, [[HeroicSacrifice but by doing so, his men were spared the Sith Lord's anger.]]



* {{Badass}}: Darth Vader is a badass throughout the trilogy, but it is most pronounced in this film.
20th May '16 10:31:58 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AntiVillain: Captain Needa.

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* AntiVillain: Captain Needa.Needa;he knew that going to "apologize" to Vader would result in his death, [[HeroicSacrifice but by doing so, his men were spared the Sith Lord's anger.]]



* BrokenPedestal: Anakin Skywalker. His son used to think he was a noble Jedi Knight that died years ago at the hands of Darth Vader. Now he knows not only did he not die at Vader's hands, he ''is'' Vader.

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* BrokenPedestal: BrokenPedestal:
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Anakin Skywalker. His son used to think he was a noble Jedi Knight that died years ago at the hands of Darth Vader. Now he knows not only did he not die at Vader's hands, he ''is'' Vader.



* CruelTwistEnding: Calling it that was an understatement, at least to viewers at the time. In fact, [[LukeIamYourFather the revelation]] likely made it the biggest twist in movie history.



* CurbStompBattle: The Battle of Hoth. A ''lot'' of Rebel soldiers and equipment lost, at the cost of two [=AT-ATs=], an ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer (which was only disabled and not destroyed), and a few Snowtroopers.
** CurbStompCushion: The Rebels ''do'' manage to take out two [[GiantMecha AT-ATs]], and a Star Destroyer is disabled, breaking the blockade around Hoth and allowing the Rebels to escape and regroup.
*** Although Spencer Ackerman of Wired [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/battle-of-hoth/ argued]], if Vader hadn't been so concerned with personally taking Luke, smarter Imperial tactics could have ended the Rebellion right then and there.
*** This argument however, was based largely on several incorrect assumptions regarding the Rebels' deflector shield.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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The Battle of Hoth. A ''lot'' of Rebel soldiers and equipment lost, at the cost of two [=AT-ATs=], an ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer (which was only disabled and not destroyed), and a few Snowtroopers.
** *** CurbStompCushion: The Rebels ''do'' manage to take out two [[GiantMecha AT-ATs]], and a Star Destroyer is disabled, breaking the blockade around Hoth and allowing the Rebels to escape and regroup.
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regroup. Although Spencer Ackerman of Wired [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/battle-of-hoth/ argued]], if Vader hadn't been so concerned with personally taking Luke, smarter Imperial tactics could have ended the Rebellion right then and there.
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there. This argument however, was based largely on several incorrect assumptions regarding the Rebels' deflector shield.



* CruelTwistEnding: Calling it that was an understatement, at least to viewers at the time. In fact, [[LukeIamYourFather the revelation]] likely made it the biggest twist in movie history.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[YouHaveFailedMe Admiral Ozzel getting strangled]] as Vader talks to Captain Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow who is officially promoted to Admiral once Ozzel drops dead]]. One of the technicians is [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight completely unfazed by this]].

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
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[[YouHaveFailedMe Admiral Ozzel getting strangled]] as Vader talks to Captain Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow who is officially promoted to Admiral once Ozzel drops dead]]. One of the technicians is [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight completely unfazed by this]].



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The big changes in the special editions include seeing more of the Wampa in the cave after Luke cuts himself free, along with some digitally inserted windows behind the characters to show more of Bespin.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion:
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The big changes in the special editions include seeing more of the Wampa in the cave after Luke cuts himself free, along with some digitally inserted windows behind the characters to show more of Bespin.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Heroic example - Yoda Force-lifts Luke's ship out of the swamp. This then allows Luke to leave Dagobah before his training is complete.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: Darth Vader is Luke's father. The prequels have effectively made it a non-spoiler now.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: LateArrivalSpoiler:
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Darth Vader is Luke's father. The prequels have effectively made it a non-spoiler now.



* 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.

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* ALessonInDefeat: ALessonInDefeat:
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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.



* LeeroyJenkins: Luke qualifies when he ignores the advice of both Yoda and Obi-Wan to fly to Cloud City.



* LittleNo: Luke says this before it turns into a BigNo after Vader reveals that he is Luke's father.

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* LittleNo: LittleNo:
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Luke says this before it turns into a BigNo after Vader reveals that he is Luke's father.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Yoda Force-lifts Luke's ship out of the swamp. This then allows Luke to leave Dagobah before his training is complete.



* 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.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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"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.



* 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.

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: AnOfferYouCantRefuse:
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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.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Han was frozen in carbonite because Harrison Ford wasn't sure he wanted to appear in the next film, and so the character was PutOnABus. Needless to say, TheBusCameBack.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
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Han was frozen in carbonite because Harrison Ford wasn't sure he wanted to appear in the next film, and so the character was PutOnABus. Needless to say, TheBusCameBack.
19th May '16 6:50:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HappyEndingOverride: The Rebel Alliance may have destroyed the Death Star in the first film, but the Empire drove them off of Yavin and are trying harder than ever to find and snuff out the rebellion, forcing the Rebels to hide in a desolate, barely habitable planet like Hoth.

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* HappyEndingOverride: The As the opening text says, the Rebel Alliance may have destroyed the Death Star in the first film, but the Empire drove them off of Yavin and are trying harder than ever to find and snuff out the rebellion, forcing the Rebels to hide in a desolate, barely habitable planet like Hoth.
19th May '16 6:11:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Emperor Palpatine's first appearance is in this film, briefly seen via hologram talking to Vader.
18th May '16 5:42:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* CruelTwistEnding: Calling it that was an understatement, at least to viewers at the time. In fact, [[LukeIamYourFather the revelation]] likely made it the biggest twist in movie history.



* SurpriseTwistEnding: Calling it that was an understatement, at least to viewers at the time. In fact, it was likely the biggest twist in movie history.
18th May '16 5:17:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* SurpriseTwistEnding: Calling it that was an understatement, at least to viewers at the time. In fact, it was likely the biggest twist in movie history.
8th May '16 1:07:36 AM DariusAngel
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* RuleOfThree: C-3PO describing the ridiculous odds against whatever Han Solo's trying to do. The ''Millennium Falcon'' failing to jump into hyperdrive when needed. Vader choking his subordinates for failing him.

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* RuleOfThree: C-3PO describing the ridiculous odds against whatever Han Solo's trying to do. The ''Millennium Falcon'' failing to jump into hyperdrive when needed. Vader choking his subordinates for failing him.
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