History Webcomic / DarthsAndDroids

3rd Jul '17 6:17:50 PM eroock
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* AnalogyBackfire: When [[https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1305.html Yoda explains the path to the Dark Side]]:
-->'''Yoda:''' They're steps. One after the other, they come.\\
'''Luke:''' So, is it inevitable, then?\\
'''Yoda:''' No. If once you start down a Path, [[MythologyGag not necessarily forever will it dominate your destiny]]. Walk both directions on a Path, you can. That's why it's called a Path, not a river.\\
'''Luke:''' But salmon can swim upstream.\\
'''Yoda:''' A metaphor this is. Take it literally do not, little fishy.



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Lampshaded when [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1305.html Yoda explains the path to the Dark Side]]:
-->'''Yoda:''' They're steps. One after the other, they come.\\
'''Luke:''' So, is it inevitable, then?\\
'''Yoda:''' No. If once you start down a Path, [[MythologyGag not necessarily forever will it dominate your destiny]]. Walk both directions on a Path, you can. That's why it's called a Path, not a river.\\
'''Luke:''' But salmon can swim upstream.\\
'''Yoda:''' A metaphor this is. Take it literally do not, little fishy.
17th Jun '17 10:19:26 AM nombretomado
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** Pretty much any character played by Sally. And apparently, if Sally [=GMed=], the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/amphibians/0050.html plot would be]] [[spoiler:''TheMuppetMovie''.]]

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** Pretty much any character played by Sally. And apparently, if Sally [=GMed=], the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/amphibians/0050.html plot would be]] [[spoiler:''TheMuppetMovie''.[[spoiler:''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.]]
16th Jun '17 11:56:50 AM DustSnitch
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: {{In-Universe}} -- one of the main purposes of the comic is to reinterpret the original characters: Palpatine may be a good guy, Dookû is a WellIntentionedExtremist, Darth Maul is a private detective and... Jar Jar is... a genius?
-->'''Jar Jar:''' Dis meaning war, wesa needs to have a stronger leader! Mesa suggests Chancellor Palpatine gets [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands emergency powers]]!\\

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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{{In-Universe}} -- one of the main purposes of the comic is to reinterpret the original characters: Palpatine may be a good guy, Dookû is a WellIntentionedExtremist, Darth Maul is a private detective and... Jar Jar is... a genius?
-->'''Jar --->'''Jar Jar:''' Dis meaning war, wesa needs to have a stronger leader! Mesa suggests Chancellor Palpatine gets [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands emergency powers]]!\\
14th Jun '17 6:46:58 PM darthpaul
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* PointDefenseless: Princess' plan for the transports to escape Hoth revolves around flying directly at the Imperial ships; [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0962.html their guns are calibrated for long-range targets]], and coming right at them is [[RefugeInAudacity the last thing they'll expect]].
7th Jun '17 5:09:32 PM kazokuhouou
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''Darths and Droids'' has wrapped up the campaign based on ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', with plans to follow with a campaign based on ''Film/RogueOne'' after a brief hiatus.

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''Darths and Droids'' has wrapped up completed the campaign campaigns based on ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', with the six original movies, and plans to follow with a campaign start one based on ''Film/RogueOne'' after a brief hiatus.
on August 1.
7th Jun '17 4:47:11 PM DustSnitch
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** Lampshaded with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0889.html the PIE fighters]]:

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** Lampshaded with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0889.html the TIE fighters]], which Corey mishears as PIE fighters]]:Fighters, causing Sally to rush to an explanation that convinces everyone to ignore the GM's original name.



* ActionGirl:
** Padmé, in a lampshaded case of CharacterDerailment, when Jim starts playing her.



* BloodKnight: What Qui-Gon becomes in Jim's hands.

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* BloodKnight: What Qui-Gon becomes in BloodKnight:
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Jim's hands.first character, Qui-Gon Jinn, refuses to consider any diplomatic options and assumes all problems must be solved with smashing enemies with a laser sword. It helps that Jim has no idea players can get experience points for things other than murder until about halfway through the campaign.
** Padmé, in a lampshaded case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goatee



* BriarPatching: Done by Pete in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0706.html episode 706]].

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* BriarPatching: Done by Pete convinces Corey to remove the restraining bolt keeping his character, R2-D2, from escaping by telling him to do anything but remove it in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0706.html episode 706]].



** During the senate scene in Phantom Menace, Chancellor Valorum [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0139.html complains]] about the frailty of organic bodies and says he wants to set up a committee to investigate turning people into cyborgs. At the time, it looks like one of many one-off statements from a bored {{Cloudcuckoolander}} politician. But guess who [[spoiler:[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0467.html General Grievous]] turns out to be]].



** Luke's character sheet has Survival: Desert, Forest, Snow, and Swamp. That might help...

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** Luke's character sheet has Survival: Desert, Forest, Snow, and Swamp. That might help...Desert makes a lot of sense on Tatooine, but the survival skills in Snow, Swamp, and Forest set up the fact that the settings of the group's next two campaigns.
6th Jun '17 10:45:37 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Whatever Pete's job is, it involves a suit and a tie, but no one knows what exactly he works as. When Annie expresses surprise at this, he says "I'm a --" before demanding to know what ''she'' thought he's working as instead. Ultimately subverted in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1516.html Episode 1516]] with TheReveal that Pete is [[spoiler:a criminal defense lawyer]].

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** Whatever Pete's job is, it involves a suit and a tie, but no one knows what exactly he works as. When Annie expresses surprise at this, he says "I'm a --" before demanding to know what ''she'' thought he's working as instead. Ultimately subverted in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1516.html Episode 1516]] with TheReveal that Pete is [[spoiler:a criminal defense lawyer]]. Which explains ''[[TheMunchkin so,]] [[LoopholeAbuse so]] much!''
6th Jun '17 4:46:43 PM DustSnitch
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All tropes related to a specific character can be found on the '''[[Characters/DarthsAndDroids character sheet]]'''.



* [[TheRoleplayer The Thespian]]: [[MeaningfulName Annie]], initially playing Shmi Skywalker but soon switched to Anakin rather than shoehorning Shmi into the adventuring party. As of Episode IV, she's Leia (though that name is a secret and she's publicly known as Princess Organa - yes, "Princess" is her name and not a title) and Darth Vader [[spoiler:with the big twist being that Vader is not Luke's father Anakin, but his ''mother'' Padmé]]. Ben told her about the game in drama class. Her unfamiliarity with typical RPG player behavior results in amusing misunderstandings, such as her mistaking Qui-Gon for a robber when he attempts to [[KleptomaniacHero search Shmi's house for loot]]. Her roleplaying tends to be filled with HiddenDepths and [[GreyAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]], which sometimes screws with [[BlackAndWhiteMorality the more straightforward mindset]] of the other players. As a joke, she plays what is considered to be the worst acted character from the prequel trilogy.

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* [[TheRoleplayer The Thespian]]: [[MeaningfulName Annie]], initially playing Shmi Skywalker but soon switched to Anakin rather than shoehorning Shmi into the adventuring party. As of Episode IV, she's Leia (though that name is a secret and she's publicly known as Princess Organa - yes, "Princess" is her name and not a title) and Darth Vader [[spoiler:with the big twist being that Vader is not Luke's father Anakin, but his ''mother'' Padmé]].Vader. Ben told her about the game in drama class. Her unfamiliarity with typical RPG player behavior results in amusing misunderstandings, such as her mistaking Qui-Gon for a robber when he attempts to [[KleptomaniacHero search Shmi's house for loot]]. Her roleplaying tends to be filled with HiddenDepths and [[GreyAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]], which sometimes screws with [[BlackAndWhiteMorality the more straightforward mindset]] of the other players. As a joke, she plays what is considered to be the worst acted character from the prequel trilogy.
6th Jun '17 4:13:36 PM DustSnitch
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* UnwantedAssistance: Pete's help was considered this by Annie on [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0443.html this page.]]

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* %%* UnwantedAssistance: Pete's help was considered this by Annie on [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0443.html this page.]]]]
* UriahGambit: Corey ''meant'' to get Wedge out of the way by giving him the wrong rendezvous point so he wouldn't have to be paranoid about Wedge's shapeshifting again. However, the coordinates ends up lining up with the second "Peace Moon," the comic's version of the Death Star, so Wedge just assumes Corey gave him some incredible intel and is thankful.
6th Jun '17 2:36:37 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Cliffhanger}}: The in-universe campaign of ''Return of the Jedi'' ends like the movie, with Anakin, Yoda, and Obi-Wan appearing as ghosts, but there's one change that makes it clear the heroes will have a lot to handle later on: [[spoiler:Anakin is evil, and ready to meddle with the galaxy from beyond the grave.]]



* DeepImmersionGaming
* DetectEvil: Qui-Gon wanted to use this, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0056.html assuming he would have the ability]].

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* %%* DeepImmersionGaming
* DetectEvil: Qui-Gon DetectEvil:
** Jim
wanted to use this, know if he had this classic tabletop spell as his character [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0056.html assuming first arrived on Tatooine]], so he would have could slaughter a village without losing points for hitting good guys.
** At
the ability]].end of the ''Return of the Jedi'' campaign, Jim proposes an end to the moral debate about whether the Emperor's good ends justified his evil means: use a spell on his corpse!
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