History Woobie / StarWars

30th Jun '16 1:45:45 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* What about Han Solo, eh? Okay, he's a jerk at the beginning (but less of a jerk than a LoveableRogue by the end of the first movie, and he just got better from there), but come on: He was brutally tortured by Darth Vader (who was using his and Leia's distress to lure Luke to Cloud City), then frozen in carbonite to repay his debt to Jabba the Hutt, ''then'' sentenced to die in the Sarlaac pit because Luke defeated the rancor... And how about the times (at least two) when Han risked his own life to save Luke's? Also, when Leia releases him from the carbonite in ''Return of the Jedi'', how could you ''not'' want to hug Han as he's shivering, blind and scared, having no clue where he is or (because of Leia's mask) who's talking to him? And those are just his woobie moments from the ''movies''. (His biggest woobie moment in the Expanded Universe? The deaths of Chewie and Jacen.) Also: He's an orphan. Orphans are woobies by default.

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* What about Han Solo, eh? Solo. Okay, he's a jerk at the beginning (but less of a jerk than a LoveableRogue by the end of the first movie, and he just got better from there), but come on: He was brutally tortured by Darth Vader (who was using his and Leia's distress to lure Luke to Cloud City), then frozen in carbonite to repay his debt to Jabba the Hutt, ''then'' sentenced to die in the Sarlaac pit because Luke defeated the rancor... And how about the times (at least two) when Han risked his own life to save Luke's? Also, when Leia releases him from the carbonite in ''Return of the Jedi'', how could you ''not'' want to hug Han as he's shivering, blind and scared, having no clue where he is or (because of Leia's mask) who's talking to him? And those are just his woobie moments from the ''movies''. (His biggest woobie moment in the Expanded Universe? The deaths of Chewie and Jacen.) Also: He's an orphan. Orphans are woobies by default.
30th Jun '16 1:44:56 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* The Han Solo Trilogy pretty much explains his jerk behavior by beating the crap out of his life right up to New Hope.

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* ** The Han Solo Trilogy pretty much explains his jerk behavior by beating the crap out of his life right up to New Hope.
30th Jun '16 1:43:31 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Chewbacca. Where do we begin? He's a loyal sidekick to Han Solo and in some ways contrasts the latter's JerkAss-ness. Even though he played as big a part as everyone else in the Battle of Yavin, he is infamously denied a medal (though in all fairness R2-D2 didn't get one either, maybe they only go to ship commanders). Even though a lot of people in-universe (and outside of it) dislike C-3PO, Chewie takes great pains to put him back together in Cloud City. Chewie is also as fond of giving BearHug s as he is of ripping arms out of sockets-though the hugs are sometimes violent. Early on in life, Chewie was bullied for not being as big and strong as the other Wookiees. His final act was a HeroicSacrifice in order to save Han Solo's son, and the comics story "Chewbacca" (in which C-3PO and R2-D2 travel the universe to collect anecdotes and stories about the late Wookiee for his MeaningfulFuneral) is likely to have you in tears at the end.

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* Chewbacca. Where do we begin? He's a loyal sidekick to Han Solo and in some ways contrasts the latter's JerkAss-ness. Even though he played as big a part as everyone else in the Battle of Yavin, he is infamously denied a medal (though in all fairness R2-D2 didn't get one either, maybe they only go to ship commanders). Even though a lot of people in-universe (and outside of it) dislike C-3PO, Chewie takes great pains to put him back together in Cloud City. Chewie is also as fond of giving BearHug s [[BearHug Bear Hugs]] as he is of ripping arms out of sockets-though sockets- though the hugs are sometimes violent. Early on in life, Chewie was bullied for not being as big and strong as the other Wookiees. His final act was a HeroicSacrifice in order to save Han Solo's son, and the comics story "Chewbacca" (in which C-3PO and R2-D2 travel the universe to collect anecdotes and stories about the late Wookiee for his MeaningfulFuneral) is likely to have you in tears at the end.
16th Jun '16 2:58:33 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* I know nobody wants to hear it (which is sad in and of itself), Jar Jar Binks is a number one candidate for the "Star Wars Woobie Awards". First, he's hated, no he's ''loathed'' out of universe simply for being George Lucas's admittedly shaky attempt at making another successful KidAppealCharacter like R2. He also seems to be almost as disliked ''in'' universe (perhaps as a means to appease the fans). The poor guy is mocked in other media as well, where some even wish him ''dead'' simply for ''existing!!'' Not to mention he's lost his closes freinds Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme. He's the only character to survive the Prequel Trilogy. Ironically enough, if any character in the series needs a hug, it would have to be Jar Jar.

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* I know Although nobody wants to hear it (which is sad in and of itself), it, Jar Jar Binks is a number one candidate for the "Star Wars Woobie Awards". First, he's hated, no he's ''loathed'' out of universe simply for being George Lucas's admittedly shaky attempt at making another successful KidAppealCharacter like R2. He also seems to be almost as disliked ''in'' universe (perhaps as a means to appease the fans). The poor guy is mocked in other media as well, where some even wish him ''dead'' simply for ''existing!!'' Not to mention he's lost his closes freinds friends Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme. He's the only character to survive the Prequel Trilogy. Ironically enough, if any character in the series needs a hug, it would have to be Jar Jar.



* All Clone troopers. Born and breed to fight as a slave army for a Republic where the common-folk views them as nothing more then flesh-droids and where they holds not a single legal right. [[TrainingFromHell Their training]](which included live ammunition) [[ChildSoldiers started as soon as they could walk]] and anyone that showed less then perfection were "removed". To makes sure that the army is ready to fight in time they were genetically engineered to age twice as fast as a normal human, so those who lives through the war have effectively been robbed of half their natural lifespan. Anyone who tries to desert are hunted down and killed (by other Clones) and those who are injured severely enough to never return to active service are terminated as "faulty property of the Grand Army of the Republic". Most Jedi treated them with dignity though, which makes Order 66 even more sad.

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* All Clone troopers. Born and breed bred to fight as a slave army for a Republic where the common-folk views them as nothing more then flesh-droids and where they holds not a single legal right. [[TrainingFromHell Their training]](which training]] (which included live ammunition) [[ChildSoldiers started as soon as they could walk]] and anyone that showed less then perfection were "removed". To makes sure that the army is ready to fight in time they were genetically engineered to age twice as fast as a normal human, so those who lives live through the war have effectively been robbed of half their natural lifespan. Anyone who tries to desert are is hunted down and killed (by other Clones) and those who are injured severely enough to never return to active service are terminated as "faulty property of the Grand Army of the Republic". Most Jedi treated them with dignity though, which makes Order 66 even more sad.



* Anakin Skywalker raised in slavery and separated from his mother at the tender age of nine, he watches her die in his arms when he manages to return for her. Drafted into a war and loosing an arm, he finds solace in his wife. Foreseeing her death upon the birth of their children, he tears the galaxy in an attempt to save her, accidently killing her in the process. A quadruple amputee, burned to the point of having to spend the rest of his life on life support, and with no indication that his children survived his wife's death, he dedicates his remaining years to service of the empire, only to learn upon the discovery of his grown son that he had been lied to and only getting to gaze upon his face once as he lay dying.

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* Anakin Skywalker raised in slavery and separated from his mother at the tender age of nine, he watches her die in his arms when he manages to return for her. Drafted into a war and loosing an arm, he finds solace in his wife. Foreseeing her death upon the birth of their children, he tears the galaxy in an attempt to save her, accidently accidentally killing her in the process. A quadruple amputee, burned to the point of having to spend the rest of his life on life support, and with no indication that his children survived his wife's death, he dedicates his remaining years to service of the empire, only to learn upon the discovery of his grown son that he had been lied to and only getting to gaze upon his face once as he lay dying.
16th Jun '16 2:48:44 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* So I suppose forcing to watch as her home planet got blown up, tortured while being interrogated by Darth Vader, who turned out to be her own father, and made a slave by Jabba isn't enough to qualify Leia on the list? That's before we add [[spoiler: losing her son to the dark side, which costs her both her marriage to Han as well as her brother. Then there's how Han dies after they've reunited after so many years, killed by their own son Ben, and being Force sensitive, she feels it as it happens.]]

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* So I suppose forcing Leia is forced to watch as her home planet got blown up, tortured while being interrogated by Darth Vader, who turned out to be her own father, and made a slave by Jabba isn't enough to qualify Leia on the list? Jabba. That's before we add [[spoiler: losing her son to the dark side, which costs her both her marriage to Han as well as her brother. Then there's how Han dies after they've reunited after so many years, killed by their own son Ben, and being Force sensitive, she feels it as it happens.]]
8th Mar '16 8:57:32 AM ZarbiNerada
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** [[spoiler:In ''both'' timelines she loses a son to the Dark Side]].



* The Expanded Universe reveals Greedo to be one. He's basically TheChewToy and the only reason he was a bad guy was because he wanted to become a famous bounty hunter. He promptly got heckled, abused, and tormented due to his incompetence, forced into danger he wanted no part of, and was nearly killed horribly on multiple occasions (including a time he was almost [[ItMakesSenseInContext beaten to death with flowers]]). And [[TraumaCongaLine of course]] the time he ''finally'' got a notable job, it ended in him getting casually shot dead by Han Solo. Really, given his past, one could almost consider Han shooting him to be a MercyKill.

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* The Expanded Universe reveals Greedo to be one. He's basically TheChewToy and the only reason he was a bad guy was because he wanted to become a famous bounty hunter. He promptly got heckled, abused, and tormented due to his incompetence, forced into danger he wanted no part of, and was nearly killed horribly on multiple occasions (including a time he was almost [[ItMakesSenseInContext beaten to death with flowers]]). And [[TraumaCongaLine of course]] the time he ''finally'' got a notable job, it ended in him getting casually shot dead by Han Solo.Solo--and that was a {{Uriah Gambit}} by a buddy who'd accepted a bounty on him but couldn't bring himself to ice Greedo in person. Really, given his past, one could almost consider Han shooting him to be a MercyKill.
23rd Jan '16 10:03:15 PM CJCroen1393
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* Rounding out the main characters, R2D2. He's been there from the beginning and his memory was never wiped like C3PO's. Meaning that he could remember everything...including people he knew, loved and was [[UndyingLoyalty extremely loyal to]] either die or fall into corruption. And the poor little guy was unable to do ''anything'' about it. [[spoiler:In ''The Force Awakens'', Luke's disappearance seems to have been the last straw for him, as it causes him to completely shut down]].

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* Rounding out the main characters, R2D2. [=R2D2=]. He's been there from the beginning and his memory was never wiped like C3PO's.[=C3PO=]'s. Meaning that he could remember everything...including people he knew, loved and was [[UndyingLoyalty extremely loyal to]] either die or fall into corruption. And the poor little guy was unable to do ''anything'' about it. [[spoiler:In ''The Force Awakens'', Luke's disappearance seems to have been the last straw for him, as it causes him to completely shut down]].
23rd Jan '16 10:02:28 PM CJCroen1393
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* Rounding out the main characters, R2D2. He's been there from the beginning and his memory was never wiped like C3PO's. Meaning that he could remember everything...including people he knew, loved and was [[UndyingLoyalty extremely loyal to]] either die or fall into corruption. And the poor little guy was unable to do ''anything'' about it. [[spoiler:In ''The Force Awakens'', Luke's disappearance seems to have been the last straw for him, as it causes him to completely shut down]].
7th Jan '16 10:19:56 PM Wonkywhomp
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** Even though Chewie survives in the re-written storyline in The Force Awakens [[spoiler: He experiences his best friend get killed by Kylo Ren, leading to him shooting him at the hip, and killing the stormtroopers in a fit of rage and even after the Starkiller's destroyed and saving Rey and Finn, he mourns over his best friend that's gone forever.]]

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** Even though Chewie [[spoiler: survives in the re-written storyline in The Force Awakens [[spoiler: He Awakens, he experiences his best friend get killed by Kylo Ren, leading to him shooting him at the hip, and killing the stormtroopers in a fit of rage and even after the Starkiller's destroyed and saving Rey and Finn, he mourns over his best friend that's gone forever.]]
7th Jan '16 10:18:51 PM Wonkywhomp
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** In The Force Awakens [[spoiler: it was mentioned that he trained a group of students to lead to a new generation of Jedi only for one of them to turn to the Dark Side and cause another Jedi purge leaving Luke feeling responsible and go into exile like Obi-Wan and Yoda did. It makes matters worse that said student is his own nephew.]]
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