History Fridge / Solo

19th Jun '18 1:37:37 PM GahmahRaan
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** It also makes you wonder what happened to Tarfful, the chieftain of Chewie's tribe who helped out Yoda during Order 66. One can't imagine the Empire were too happy about that...

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** It also makes you wonder what happened to Tarfful, the chieftain of Chewie's tribe who helped out Yoda during Order 66. One can't imagine the Empire were too happy about that...that...
* At least one of Dryden Vos's servants is a [[WetwareBody Decraniated]]. Either [[MadDoctor Doctor Evazan]] has been lobotomizing people and selling them into slavery ten years before the Jedha Insurgency or this medical malpractice isn't unique to him. Given what we know of [[BadBoss Vos's]] [[AxCrazy personality]], it wouldn't be too far a stretch to believe that Vos's Decraniated were people that have gotten on his bad side for whatever reason, and he uses what are [[TechnicallyLivingZombie essentially zombie waitresses]] as living reminders not to cross him.
15th Jun '18 9:53:41 PM DoctorFluffy
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* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder and damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.

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* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder and fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood.blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.
13th Jun '18 8:04:38 PM Scifiwriterguy
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*** Building on that, it's possible that Han took some of the actions he did in the trilogy because of L3's possession of his ship. For example, Han's change of heart at the end of Episode IV was out of the blue - run from the fight with the money is more his style. But who's to say he didn't suddenly have "mechanical troubles" courtesy of L3's "ghost" until he relented and rode in to the rescue?
13th Jun '18 3:33:33 PM Tarkannen
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* There are certain moments in the film where the Star Wars anthem is played, usually when our heroes are getting closer towards the path that they're destined to attain. But in almost every instance, there's something 'off' with the music... sometimes it's slower and off-key, and sometimes it's missing instrumentation. But only in the final flight when Han is piloting the Millenium Falcon, and Qi'ra gives up her seat for Chewbacca to be the co-pilot - only *then* does the Star Wars anthem play properly at full volume, and proudly sending our heroes off to save the day.
13th Jun '18 3:13:21 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention [[spoiler:palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship]] create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire Strikes Back: ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.
13th Jun '18 3:09:13 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* During the escape [[spoiler:the heroes inject raw coaxium into the Falcon's reactor, essentially supercharging the engines to allow them to escape. Based on what's seen on screen, this is clearly a lot of power for those systems to handle and is clearly beyond any sane manufacturer's recommendations, much like porting too much nitrous into a vehicle engine. No ''wonder'' the Falcon had engine problems during the entire original trilogy.]]
13th Jun '18 12:33:33 PM CountDorku
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* Why is Han the only one to notice Beckett's Imperial uniform is damaged? It's not just because he's perceptive, as we see from his card-counting in the sabacc games; it's also because he's insubordinate! The Empire focuses on unthinking obedience and uniformity. Thinking too deeply about your orders or the people giving them is strongly discouraged. But Han never got that particular memo, so when he's given orders, he actually thinks about them and puts them in context - including assessing whether the officer is trustworthy.
* We learn that the YT-1300's nose is supposed to hold an escape pod, but the Falcon keeps its distinctive double prong forever. It's entirely possible that the escape pod isn't ''designed'' to be replaceable. You're supposed to use escape pods as a last-ditch method of survival in situations where your ship is about to be destroyed, so it's likely the designers didn't put any thought into how you would replace them - in the circumstances where you're meant to launch the pod, the ship isn't going to be around long enough to have a new one put on. (Using it as bait to lure a space kraken into a black hole probably never crossed the designers' minds.)
11th Jun '18 9:00:14 AM matruz
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* Why is Weazel from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' randomly part of the Cloud Riders? As Nest says, each of the crewmembers came from a world ravaged by the Empire or criminal organizations. Weazel's homeworld of Tatooine is run by the Hutts, probably one of the most powerful crime organizations out there. Seems like he got fed up with them at some point. Also some great {{Foreshadowing}} [[spoiler: for Darth Maul]].

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* Why is Weazel from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' randomly part of the Cloud Riders? As Nest says, each of the crewmembers came from a world ravaged by the Empire or criminal organizations. Weazel's homeworld of Tatooine is run by the Hutts, probably one of the most powerful crime organizations out there. Seems like he got fed up with them at some point. Also some great {{Foreshadowing}} [[spoiler: for Darth Maul]].



* Dryden Vos' WeaponOfChoice are a pair of heated vibroblades that glow red and connect at their hilt into a DoubleWeapon. It's a cool, unique weapon for the villain of the film to use, but [[spoiler: its design and color also take on a new meaning when you find out that his boss is Darth Maul who popularized the double bladed weapon look.]] They're also a CallBack to ''Film/TheLastJedi'', since it was one of the weapon types in the arsenal of Snoke's Praetorian Guard.

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* Dryden Vos' WeaponOfChoice are a pair of heated vibroblades that glow red and connect at their hilt into a DoubleWeapon. It's a cool, unique weapon for the villain of the film to use, but [[spoiler: its design and color also take on a new meaning when you find out that his boss is Darth Maul who popularized the double bladed weapon look.]] They're also a CallBack to ''Film/TheLastJedi'', since it was one of the weapon types in the arsenal of Snoke's Praetorian Guard.
3rd Jun '18 4:34:33 PM Stevebob
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** The same also applies to [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Han's son]] Kylo Ren, who kills his mentor Snoke and becomes Supreme Leader]] at the end of ''The Last Jedi''. Maybe they're more alike than they think?
3rd Jun '18 10:55:03 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Qi'ra is the perfect {{Foil}} to Leia: both are smart, charismatic, spirited women who prefer to be diplomatic but can also handle themselves in a fight and are two of the only few people who can see Han for who he really is. This might explain why Han is attracted to Leia during the events of the Original Trilogy. He saw a lot of Qi'ra in Leia. Of course, this could also be a Fridge Sadness as well as it reinterprets Han and Leia's entire relationship. Does Han genuinely love Leia for who she is, or because [[LovingAShadow she reminded him a lot of Qi'ra]] and he only loved her because [[ReplacementLoveInterest she resembles Qi'ra the closest?]]
** In some ways, Han's relationship with Leia can be seen as his relationship with Qi'ra gone right. Leia brings out Han's better qualities and encourages him to be a good person, while Qi'ra, intentionally or not, plays a large part in Han's CynicismCatalyst. Qi'ra betrays and abandons Han to serve her own interests, causing him to believe he cannot trust or rely on anyone (save for Chewie) while Leia, at great personal risk, comes to rescue Han when he's taken captive by Jabba the Hutt, along with their other friends, proving that there are people he can count on.
** Maybe he HasAType?

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* Qi'ra is the perfect {{Foil}} to Leia: both are smart, charismatic, spirited women who prefer to be diplomatic but can also handle themselves in a fight and are two of the only few people who can see Han for who he really is. This might explain why Han is attracted to Leia during the events of the Original Trilogy. He saw a lot of Qi'ra in Leia. Of course, this could also be a Fridge Sadness as well as it reinterprets Han and Leia's entire relationship. Does Han genuinely love Leia for who she is, or because [[LovingAShadow she reminded him a lot of Qi'ra]] and he only loved her because [[ReplacementLoveInterest she resembles Qi'ra the closest?]]
** In some ways, Han's relationship with Leia can be seen as his relationship with Qi'ra gone right. Leia brings out Han's better qualities and encourages him to be a good person, while Qi'ra, intentionally or not, plays a large part in Han's CynicismCatalyst. Qi'ra betrays and abandons Han to serve her own interests, causing him to believe he cannot trust or rely on anyone (save for Chewie) while Leia, at great personal risk, comes to rescue Han when he's taken captive by Jabba the Hutt, along with their other friends, proving that there are people he can count on.
** Maybe he HasAType?
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