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** In the prequels, Anakin, the deeply conflicted Jedi Knight, wears black to [[ForeShadowing foreshadow]] [[ForegoneConclusion his fate]] of becoming Darth Vader.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It's a minor one, but the heroic "Here They Come" musical riff used throughout the franchise to denote thrilling heroics was originally used as a cue for a flight of Imperial TIE Fighters attacking the heroes (mind, even in that example, Luke and Han are manning a set of gun turrets to fight them off).
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** ''The Force Awakens''- [[spoiler:Starkiller Base has been destroyed and Rey finally finds Luke, but Finn is injured, Kylo Ren escapes, Snoke is still out there, and Han is dead.]]

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** ''The Force Awakens''- [[spoiler:Starkiller Base has been destroyed and Rey finally finds Luke, but the Republic senate and starfleet have been destroyed, Finn is injured, Kylo Ren escapes, Snoke is still out there, and Han is dead.]]
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** Even ''A New Hope'' is rather bittersweet. Sure, the Death Star is destroyed and the Rebel base is safe (for now), but Darth Vader escaped, the Empire still has its entire starfleet, army, and stormtroopers, and as soon as Vader can make a phone call, the Empire knows where to find the Rebels. One imagines that immediately following the award ceremony, the Rebels had a post-ceremony mass-packing and GTFO session.

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** Even ''A New Hope'' is rather bittersweet. Sure, the Death Star is destroyed and the Rebel base is safe (for now), but Darth Vader escaped, the Empire still has its entire starfleet, army, and stormtroopers, and as soon as Vader can make a phone call, the Empire knows where to find the Rebels. One imagines that immediately following In the award ceremony, ''ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia'' comic, the Rebels had a post-ceremony mass-packing and GTFO session.went directly from the award ceremony to arranging the evacuation of the base.
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*** ''Film/RogueOne'' has Blue Squadron diving through an opening in a planet's forcefield, in order to provide air support and reinforcements for [[spoiler: Rogue One's commando raid on the Imperial data storage facility. The entire squadron is destroyed in the battle.]]
7th Mar '17 5:46:43 PM Mishmash
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25th Feb '17 9:58:19 PM DustSnitch
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** Lightsaber fights end up being more about the combatants hitting their lightsabers against each other than actually hitting anyone. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as lightsabers are a OneHitKill weapon, so the emphasis of most combat styles is on avoiding being hit while creating an opportunity to strike.
** In the formerly-canon Expanded Universe, this was detailed a little further in that the Jedi, as a pacifistic group, never directly attempted to kill unless it was too dangerous to keep the enemy alive (such as Mace Windu against Palpatine), and their fighting styles reflected that, in that they were attempting to disarm their opponent rather than kill him if it could be helped. The Sith followed this to a T, though.

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** Lightsaber fights end up being more about The lightsaber battles from the combatants hitting their original trilogy, dubbed "budget kendo" in some circles. The original idea behind the lightsabers against each other than actually hitting anyone. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as lightsabers are a OneHitKill weapon, so the emphasis of most combat styles is on avoiding being hit while creating an opportunity to strike.
** In the formerly-canon Expanded Universe, this
was detailed a little further in that the Jedi, as a pacifistic group, never directly attempted to kill unless it was too dangerous to keep the enemy alive (such as Mace Windu against Palpatine), and their fighting styles reflected that, in that they were attempting difficult to disarm handle, which limited their opponent choreography to mostly slashes and parries. There were technical limitations involved as well as skill limitations. Every duel in the Original Trilogy involves Darth Vader. The Vader mask left David Prowse with such a restricted field of view that he had trouble even ''seeing'' the person he was dueling with, never mind trying to fight. The props themselves were also fragile, preventing the use of more aggressive and intense strikes.
** For the prequels', Creator/GeorgeLucas specifically stated that the battles of the original trilogy were fought by "old men, feeble cyborgs and young kids" and he wanted the prequels to highlight a more sophisticated fighting style. They are more technically impressive and faster paced, but still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0mUVY9fLlw use common tricks]] associated with flynning such as time-wasting flourishes, obviously not aiming strikes at their opponents, and keeping at too far a distance to hit each other. It's a bit more [[DownPlayedTrope downplayed]] compared to most other times this trope comes into play, however, as not only does [[AWizardDidIt the Force]] make all the more acrobatic, inefficient moves more applicable, most of the time the opposing duelists ''are'' aiming at each other,
rather than kill him if eachother's blade. However, as a single lightsaber strike means certain amputation and/or death in most instances, lightsaber combat is based as much around countering your opponents moves as it could be helped. is around quickly killing/ disarming the opponent.
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The Sith followed this expanded universe elaborates on lightsaber combat, based partially on the forms developed by stunt coordinator Nick Gillard and he made unique styles as a fingerprint for each character. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightsaber_combat Wookieepedia]] spells it all out, and Gillard himself said the styles were meant to a T, though.evoke that the Jedi use an ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge and thus have to be ''really'' good at it. There are also handwaves that the sheer lethality of lightsaber blades mean that it isn't enough to get the killing blow, you have to make sure you won't be hit even slightly as your enemy drops their weapon.
23rd Feb '17 7:31:36 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Tableau}}:The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films all end with a dialogue-free, static scene:

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films all end with a dialogue-free tableau:

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* The {{Tableau}}:The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films all end with a dialogue-free tableau:dialogue-free, static scene:
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films all end with a dialogue-free tableau:
** ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' both end with the main characters standing on a raised platform in front of an audience, during a victory celebration;
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ends with the main characters gathered around a large window, looking out into space;
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' features the main cast gathered around an Ewok campfire;
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' closes with Padme and Anakin (along with [=R2D2 and C3PO=]) on a Naboo balcony being married;
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' closes with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, with baby Luke in their arms, [[WatchingTheSunset Watching The Twin Sunset]] in a direct ShoutOut to an iconic tableau from the original film.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ends with Rey finding Luke atop a mountain island and holding his old lightsaber out toward him as he looks back at her.
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