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28th May '18 5:33:09 PM Dante_Virgil
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In [[www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0650.html strip 650]] it's shown that Anakin was saved, [[spoiler:but Padme becomes Darth Vader]]. He is given cybernetics that might let him become [[starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Snoke a guy who is "about 6 feet tall"]]

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In [[www.darthsanddroids.[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0650.html strip 650]] it's shown that Anakin was saved, [[spoiler:but Padme becomes Darth Vader]]. He is given cybernetics that might let him become [[starwars.[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Snoke a guy who is "about 6 feet tall"]]
28th May '18 2:11:34 PM StoneBasilisk
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[[WMG: The ship Rey ravages in the beginning of ''The Force Awakens'' is Pete's dreadnaught.]]
While most parts of it were used to build Mos Eisley, she's raiding the leftovers. Even better if Rey is played by Pete who wants to restart his dreadnaught.

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[[WMG: The ship Rey ravages in the beginning of ''The Force Awakens'' is Pete's dreadnaught.dreadnought.]]
While most parts of it were used to build Mos Eisley, she's raiding the leftovers. Even better if Rey is played by Pete who wants to restart his dreadnaught.
dreadnought.

[[WMG: In ''The Force Awakens'', Kylo Ren will be [[spoiler:possessed by the spirit of Anakin, who will also be the true villain of the third trilogy]]]]
It is heavily indicated that [[spoiler:Anakin can only possess blood relatives, such as his son Luke]], and Kylo Ren (assuming his backstory isn't radically changed) is [[spoiler:Anakin's grandson, through Leia and Greedo/Han]]. Kylo's [[AxCrazy canonical behavior]] in ''The Force Awakens'' will thus be played as a symptom of [[spoiler:possession]].
6th May '18 9:37:10 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The nested "in the universe the players inhabit, _____ does not exist" strips will continue on to ''TopGear'']]
Building on a WMG on the WMG/TopGear page, the presenters of that show are very RPG character-ish, and one could even figure out who'd play what:

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[[WMG: The nested "in the universe the players inhabit, _____ does not exist" strips will continue on to ''TopGear'']]
''Series/TopGearUK'']]
Building on a WMG on the WMG/TopGear WMG/TopGearUK page, the presenters of that show are very RPG character-ish, and one could even figure out who'd play what:
7th Apr '18 5:04:20 PM nombretomado
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* What was the subject matter of nerdy {{YouTube}} videos?

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* What was the subject matter of nerdy {{YouTube}} Website/YouTube videos?
18th Mar '18 2:20:47 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The nested "in the universe the players inhabit, _____ does not exist" strips will eventually finish [[{{Tron}} on]] [[TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} the]] [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} internet]].]]

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[[WMG: The nested "in the universe the players inhabit, _____ does not exist" strips will eventually finish [[{{Tron}} [[Franchise/{{Tron}} on]] [[TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} the]] [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} internet]].]]
12th Feb '18 4:54:04 PM ErikModi
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[[WMG:Corey's campaign between Episode VI and VII]]
* We know it involved [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1397.html lots of guns]], and that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1530.html "it was. . . different," the players apparently almost didn't make it, but did triumph in the end,]] probably due to some GM fiat by Corey. ''Film/DieHard'', anyone? Corey fudging the rules and the rolls might explain how John [=McClane=] survived all that.
20th Jan '18 1:10:03 AM Fliegenbein400
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[[WMG: In this universe, Film/{{Moonraker}} ''does'' eventually get made - it just isn't about space travel.]]

The authors state that in the Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids universe, 'Film/{{Moonraker}} was never made. James Bond fans never had it so good.' I suggest that in this universe, the 1979 space-travel film was never made, but subsequently, Film/{{Moonraker}} will be made as the first Bond movie to be set entirely in Britain, and to feature a heroine who decides not to have sex with James Bond. This will inspire a series of other Creator/IanFleming adaptations:
* Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe is a BottleEpisode thriller about a woman defending herself against two mobsters in an isolated American motel. James Bond does not appear until near the end.
* Film/{{Octopussy}} is about a war criminal drinking himself to death to avoid facing up to the fact that his ill-gotten gains have not brought him peace. James Bond plays a cameo role as the detective investigating what really happened all those years back.
* Film/QuantumOfSolace is a serious drama about a marriage going sour. James Bond does not appear, as his presence in the FramingDevice of the book was irrelevant to the plot.

[[WMG: The last nested universe will be based on RealLife]]
The players will play the roles of the Comic Irregulars in their attempt to make a screencap webcomic.
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[[WMG: The last nested universe will be based on RealLife]]
The players will play the roles of the Comic Irregulars in their attempt to make a screencap webcomic.
[[/folder]]
18th Jan '18 6:01:23 AM Fliegenbein400
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AsYouKnow, in the Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic universe, Shakespeareís plays do not exist. While Jim and Annie are living in Los Angeles, Annie re-meets her old friend Will, who had been friends with her in their drama student days, before Will became a tech writer and Ben started medical training. Will and his friends are now trying to make films, and ask Annie and her friends to help them come up with ideas.

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AsYouKnow, in the Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic universe, Shakespeareís plays do not exist. While Jim and Annie are living in Los Angeles, Annie re-meets [[RememberTheNewGuy her old friend Will, Will]], who had been friends with her and Ben in their drama student days, before Will became a tech writer and Ben started medical training. Will and his friends are now trying to make films, and ask Annie and her friends to help them come up with ideas.
18th Jan '18 5:07:42 AM Fliegenbein400
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Jim initially plays hot-headed characters who quickly get killed, including [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet one named after]] Willís friend Mercutio. When he gets fed up with dying and decides to play a character with a strong survival instinct, and everyone gets fed up with Jim doing JustAStupidAccent for any story set in Italy, they settle on [[Theatre/HenryIV a historical drama set in mediaeval England]]. Jimís Knight character turns out to be a LovableRogue who hangs out in a bar in a WretchedHive in 15th-century London, and is a boastful, cynical sidekick to the young hero who is obviously TheChosenOne. But this time thereís no way heís going to [[BigDamnHeroes return to the battlefield just in time to save the day]] Ė Prince Hal can look after himself. Also like Han Solo (especially as played by Jim), Falstaff is [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Not In This For Your Defence Against Revolution]], but simply accumulating loot by extorting bribes from reluctant conscripts.
Who plays Prince Hal? It might be virtually anyone:
Corey: In another ComingOfAgeStory. Just as Corey started off unfamiliar with tabletop games, but was quickly able to transfer the skills heíd learned in computer games (and Luke knows how to survive on ice planets, swamp planets and forest planets, despite having grown up on a desert planet), so Hal starts off with no battlefield experience, but gets by on the fighting skills he had learned in the mean streets of London.
Ben: Using Halís struggle to [[WellDoneSon live up to his fatherís expectations]] as an outlet for his own troubled relationship with his parents. Ben is also experienced at playing the young Padawan to Jimís unreliable {{Mentor}}, and is comfortable bantering with Jim but telling him off when his behaviour gets really inappropriate.
Pete: After all, one of his favourite writers is Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli. Who could possibly be better qualified to play a devious prince who is willing to pretend to be friends with people simply in order to dump them when itís politically expedient?

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Jim **Jim initially plays hot-headed characters who quickly get killed, including [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet one named after]] Willís friend Mercutio. When he gets fed up with dying and decides to play a character with a strong survival instinct, and everyone gets fed up with Jim doing JustAStupidAccent for any story set in Italy, they settle on [[Theatre/HenryIV a historical drama set in mediaeval England]]. Jimís Knight character turns out to be a LovableRogue who hangs out in a bar in a WretchedHive in 15th-century London, and is a boastful, cynical sidekick to the young hero who is obviously TheChosenOne. But this time thereís no way heís going to [[BigDamnHeroes return to the battlefield just in time to save the day]] Ė Prince Hal can look after himself. Also like Han Solo (especially as played by Jim), Falstaff is [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Not In This For Your Defence Against Revolution]], but simply accumulating loot by extorting bribes from reluctant conscripts.
Who **Who plays Prince Hal? It might be virtually anyone:
Corey: ***Corey: In another ComingOfAgeStory. Just as Corey started off unfamiliar with tabletop games, but was quickly able to transfer the skills heíd learned in computer games (and Luke knows how to survive on ice planets, swamp planets and forest planets, despite having grown up on a desert planet), so Hal starts off with no battlefield experience, but gets by on the fighting skills he had learned in the mean streets of London.
Ben: ***Ben: Using Halís struggle to [[WellDoneSon [[WellDoneSonGuy live up to his fatherís expectations]] as an outlet for his own troubled relationship with his parents. Ben is also experienced at playing the young Padawan to Jimís unreliable {{Mentor}}, and is comfortable bantering with Jim but telling him off when his behaviour gets really inappropriate.
Pete: ***Pete: After all, one of his favourite writers is Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli. Who could possibly be better qualified to play a devious prince who is willing to pretend to be friends with people simply in order to dump them when itís politically expedient?
18th Jan '18 4:50:05 AM Fliegenbein400
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[[WMG: The players in Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids have been in ''way'' more stories than the ones we hear about in the main strip and the AlternateUniverse strips.]]

* Creator/WilliamShakespeare
AsYouKnow, in the Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic universe, Shakespeareís plays do not exist. While Jim and Annie are living in Los Angeles, Annie re-meets her old friend Will, who had been friends with her in their drama student days, before Will became a tech writer and Ben started medical training. Will and his friends are now trying to make films, and ask Annie and her friends to help them come up with ideas.
Jim initially plays hot-headed characters who quickly get killed, including [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet one named after]] Willís friend Mercutio. When he gets fed up with dying and decides to play a character with a strong survival instinct, and everyone gets fed up with Jim doing JustAStupidAccent for any story set in Italy, they settle on [[Theatre/HenryIV a historical drama set in mediaeval England]]. Jimís Knight character turns out to be a LovableRogue who hangs out in a bar in a WretchedHive in 15th-century London, and is a boastful, cynical sidekick to the young hero who is obviously TheChosenOne. But this time thereís no way heís going to [[BigDamnHeroes return to the battlefield just in time to save the day]] Ė Prince Hal can look after himself. Also like Han Solo (especially as played by Jim), Falstaff is [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Not In This For Your Defence Against Revolution]], but simply accumulating loot by extorting bribes from reluctant conscripts.
Who plays Prince Hal? It might be virtually anyone:
Corey: In another ComingOfAgeStory. Just as Corey started off unfamiliar with tabletop games, but was quickly able to transfer the skills heíd learned in computer games (and Luke knows how to survive on ice planets, swamp planets and forest planets, despite having grown up on a desert planet), so Hal starts off with no battlefield experience, but gets by on the fighting skills he had learned in the mean streets of London.
Ben: Using Halís struggle to [[WellDoneSon live up to his fatherís expectations]] as an outlet for his own troubled relationship with his parents. Ben is also experienced at playing the young Padawan to Jimís unreliable {{Mentor}}, and is comfortable bantering with Jim but telling him off when his behaviour gets really inappropriate.
Pete: After all, one of his favourite writers is Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli. Who could possibly be better qualified to play a devious prince who is willing to pretend to be friends with people simply in order to dump them when itís politically expedient?
Annie: Likes playing complex, conflicted characters with plenty of room for CharacterDevelopment. As her character and Jimís have had two romantic relationships, playing a doomed friendship between two male characters would make an interesting variation. Obviously sheís discussed Halís motivation with the GM Ė but might not say it out loud while Jim is in the room, if she isnít confident how well he can separate in-character and out-of-character knowledge.

* Franchise/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy
Jim is Zaphod Beeblebrox: the sort of GeniusDitz who is daft enough to be fun to read about, but the last person you would want to be in a stolen spaceship with in real life, as he constantly does things so nonsensical that even he doesnít know why heís doing them. Jim and Annie have discussed Zaphodís motivation with the GM, but Jim has to remember that, in character, he [[AmnesiacDissonance doesnít know what his motivation is]]. Annie is Trillian, Pete is [[Insufferable Genius Marvin]], Ben is Ford Prefect, and Corey is Arthur Dent. Sally is a lot of eccentric characters, probably including Slartibartfast and The Ruler Of The Universe. Obviously, this is in a universe where Franchise/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy does not exist. In the Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids universe, it does, because Pete quotes it Ė but it was probably just a short-lived radio show that is even more obscure than Franchise/StarTrek.

* Literature/WinnieThePooh
Jim is Tigger, constantly rushing into things and assuming that he has, for example, Tree-Climbing skills, and having to improvise things go wrong. Everyone is amazed when a lucky roll means that Tiggerís Tracking skills turn out to be much better than Rabbitís. Ben is Pooh, and Sally is Piglet. Pete is Owl, with an impressive assortment of gadgetry.

* Webcomic/Freefall
Jim is Sam Starfall, the most LovableRogue ever. Pete is Dvorak. Sally, any time after Episode I of Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids, would consider herself above playing anyone as childish as Helix, but when sheís older and wiser she might play Florence. After all, she loves animals, wants to play strong intelligent characters, prefers to be either a droid or an alien, and is (by the later episodes) a passionate social activist who likes to play droid-rights activists. So a talking wolf engineer with a part-AI brain who foils a plot to destroy the robots of Planet Jean would be the ideal role for her. The others might be surprised about Florenceís enthusiasm for meat, given that Sally is a strict vegetarian and animal-rights activist in real life Ė but hey, this is role-playing, right?
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