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[[caption-width-right:250:Darth Vader's BigNo - unintentionally hilarious even without the "help" of "[[TranslationTrainWreck Do Not Want]]".]]

->"''George, [[WhoWritesThisCrap you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it]].''"
-->-- '''Creator/HarrisonFord''' to Creator/GeorgeLucas after reading his lines for ''Film/ANewHope''.

There are so many Narmy moments in ''Franchise/StarWars'' that we could almost rename this Trope "The Wisdom of Anakin". To wit:

[[folder: General ]]

* Both the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy fall prey to this. The fun, exciting adventure can come across as utterly camp or hokey, depending on the audience. Some members may also find the dialogue corny. A good rule of thumb is that your mileage will definitely vary.
* All of the names George Lucas gives that sounds like a three year old's babbling, like Shmi, Naboo, Dooku, and so on. Even in the original trilogy: Solo (geddit?), Skywalker, Starkiller, and so on.
* Speaking of names: Ever notice the rather "obvious" nature of most [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sith names]]? "Vader"...as in ''in''-vader. "Sidious", as in ''in''-sidious. And then "Maul". And from the source materials, "Bane" (as in "''bane'' of our existence"). "Tyrannus", granted, ''is'' a bit of an AwesomeMcCoolName, but it's still "obvious"....
* It was probably supposed to be dramatic, but when Count Dooku asked Obi-Wan to join him against the Sith, the parallels with the LukeIAmYourFather speech in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' were just too much.
** That there is a villain named "Dooku" is hysterical.
*** Tyranus is a much cooler name, but they only call him that once or twice in either movie.
*** Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' when Henchman #24 said he had to "take a Count Dooku in the bathroom."
*** ''Do cu'' is a Portuguese phrase meaning "from the ass" which is pronounced exactly like Dooku. Thus in the Brazilian release of the movie, Dooku's name was changed to "Dookan" (both in the subtitled and in the dubbed version of the movie). The Jedi named Sifo Dias had a similar fate - when spoken in Portuguese, "Sifo Dias" has a sexual connotation. His name became Zifo Vias. And in Episode I, there is a character named Panaka; "panaca" means "imbecile" in Portuguese. Panaka became "PanacÚ".


[[folder: The Prequels ]]

* Say it with us now... '''[[BigNo "NOOooOOOoooOOOooo!"]]'''[=/=]"[[BlindIdiotTranslation Do ]]'''[[TranslationTrainWreck not]]''' [[RecursiveTranslation WANT!]]" at the end of ''Revenge of the Sith''.
** '''See [[http://starwars.com/play/online-activities/soundboards/index.html#/?theme=14 the official soundboard]].''' [[MainstreamObscurity Why doesn't anyone use this version?]]
*** And right after that, instead of being the violent, vengeful, destructive asshole that he grew to become over three movies and tearing shit up, [[CharacterDerailment he just lies down like a bitch and goes along with what Palpatine wanted him to do]]... for '''''years'''''. Until his ''son'' came after him to prove that there was still "goodness" in him. Although canon dictates that he had to by necessity.
*** Of course, considering what just happened to him, [[DespairEventHorizon it's kind of understandable.]] The whole 'lying down and doing whatever Palpatine wants' thing, not the BigNo, the BigNo's inexcusable.
* Near the end of Episode II, Yoda utters the line "Begun, this Clone War has," with such seriousness that it can just come off as being a little laughable.
* "Around the survivors, a perimeter create!"
* Not exactly laugh inducing, but the part where the viceroy goes "ah, victory" makes conquering a society seem a little bland.
* Also from Episode Two:
** "I...I ''killed'' them. I killed them ''all''. They're ''dead''. Every single ''one'' of them. And not just the ''men''. But the ''women''. And the ''children'' too! ''They're like ANIMALS! And I SLAUGHTERED them like animals! I HATE THEM!!!''"
---> ''(Riff from the Imperial March, just in case we didn't get the point....)''
** Possibly topped for Narm by Padme's (non)reaction to the revelation Anakin's a ''mass murderer'' of ''native sentients''. It borders the territory of UnfortunateImplications as she blankly stares, blinks a few times, and seems to instantly forgive him, and blindly hops into a relationship with him not too long afterwards.
---> "...To be angry is to be human." ''(Well, that's...one way of putting it....)''
** This one might be open to debate though. According to Lars, the Sand People killed most of the group of farmers that went to try to rescue Shmi (and of course blasted his leg off). Combined with Anakin probably mentioning that they had been torturing her, Padme could easily have sympathized with his anger, you know, what with her home planet having been invaded and her people put into concentration camps not so many years earlier. It is doubtful that she was a believer in the universal goodness of all sentient beings.
** Earlier, in the same scene:
--->'''Padme:''' "You're not all-powerful!"\\
'''Anakin''': [[{{Wangst}} "Well I should be!"]] And someday I will be.... I will be...''the most powerful Jedi ever!'' IT'S ALL OBI-WAN'S FAULT! HE'S ''JEALOUS''! ''HE'S HOLDING ME '''BACK'''!!!''
* An interesting parallel to the above involves Anakin's saying in Episode Three, "Something's happening.... I'm not the Jedi I ''should'' be...! ''I want MORE''!" The reason it's so interesting is that in the Behind-The-Scenes features on the DVD, we see Lucas directing that scene, and Hayden actually starting off by actually giving that line a ''good'', honest-to-goodness ''natural'' performance. Cue George calling "Cut!" and then directing Hayden to give the line "more feeling". And so, Hayden hams it up.
* "If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find."
* "I have seen... a... ''security hologram''... of him... killing younglings..." Awful line, delivered in an almost completely deadpan way. And it doesn't help that it looks like Ewan [=McGregor=] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqTR0DorSw trying not to laugh at the line.]]
* General Grievous declared, "I have been trained in your Jedi arts by Count Dooku!". Not only does calling them "your" Jedi arts make it seem like he isn't that good at them, but also, Count Dooku was killed off approximately three seconds into that movie, which makes it quite understandable that Obi-Wan is neither impressed nor intimidated by this statement.
** Grievous' other big narm moment was his declaration early in the film, "Your lightsabers will make fine additions to my collection!" The narm becomes apparent when he opens his cloak and only one lightsaber is properly visible. Silly novice collector... The reason for this was probably that, in a deleted scene of the movie, Grievous kills Shaak Ti in front of Obi-Wan and Anakin. So that would account for the single lightsaber in his cloak, while the rest of his collection would be elsewhere. But they deleted that scene, so it does seem like that one lightsaber is his "collection." Although to be fair, we only see him open up one side of his cloak, so he could have been carrying lightsabers in the other side.
** Every single time Obi-Wan is around Grievous, he behaves like such a doofus; he succeeds in making Grievous look like a completely incompetent putz. Obi-Wan mocks him openly while cuffed on the Invisible Hand; when surrounded by a ''thousand battle droids'' and General Grievous wielding ''four lightsabers'', he has the audacity to do that unbelievably Narm-tastic lightsaber position... where he yanks his lightsaber all the way back away from himself, pointing it forward, and extending his other hand all the way forward, completely undefended and ready to be hacked off if Grievous weren't as much of a putz as Kenobi treats him.
*** The funny thing is, if you take other sources as an indication of Grievous' skill, he really isn't. He kills several Jedi in Clone Wars effortlessly.
*** It becomes even funnier if you know anything about fencing, and realize that the position he assumes is actually a legitimate position... if his lightsaber was in the opposite hand.
** ''His name is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast GRIEVOUS]]''. And any CardCarryingVillain needs to [[LargeHam ham it up sometimes]].
** Grievous ''skittering'' on all six like a panicked cockroach during his duel with Obi-wan. It's meant to be creepy, but just looks hilarious due mainly to how fast he's moving.
--->'''[[Creator/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett:]]''' Also on this ship is Commander Nefarious, Captain I'm-A-Bad-Guy, and Admiral Bone-to-Pick. But they don't mention them.
** His ridiculous order to his Magnaguards (a Narmy name itself): "'''KEEL HEEM'''"
--->'''Rifftrax:''' Er, we could '' "keel" '' him sir, but wouldn't it be simpler to just '' "kill" '' him?
** You know Grievous' silly coughing? [[WordOfGod According to George Lucas]], it was put in to foreshadow [[VaderBreath Vader's menacing, ominous breathing]]. Grievous' coughing is anything but.
** There's also the completely ridiculous way that, when fixing to face off with Obi-Wan, he says "'''[[YouFool YOU FOOL]]!'''"
** When Grevious gets into the escape pod and says "TIME TO ABANDON SHIP!", he looks as if he's sitting on a toilet.
** After Nute Gunray expresses doubts in Grievous' ability to keep the remaining Separatist leaders safe without Count Dooku, Grievous gives this ridiculous response which just reeks of [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villainy]]:
---> ''Be thankful, Viceroy, you have not found yourself in my grip!''
* "You killed younglings!" The word "youngling" breaks the drama of any scene. Not even the gravity of brutal killing of children could survive the [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherent comedy of that word]].
* Then when Anakin yells "YOUWILLNOTTAKEHERFROMME!!!", he puffs his cheeks like he's five and thinks Obi-Wan is trying to take his ice cream from him, not Padme.
* "Only a Sith deals in absolutes!" Take a close look at that statement. Doesn't it look a little absolute?
** And then Obi-Wan absolutely insists, "Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is EVIL!" and when Anakin says that from his point of view, the Jedi are evil (which is Narm in of itself, since he uses those exact words), Obi-Wan yells "THEN YOU ARE LOST!"
** Furthermore, everything the Jedi do is absolute. Anakin's problem with them is that there are so many rules, particularly those against marriage and love. Also, "Do or do not, there is no try" is pretty absolute.
* Before that, Obi-Wan has just learned that Anakin has slaughtered all Jedi at the temple, including the children. Then he apparently flies to Mustafar to enter a political debate with his former apprentice:
--> '''Obi-Wan''': Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to DEMOCRACY!
* [[SoBadItsGood "This is]] '''''[[SoBadItsGood TENSE!"]]''''' Tsk tsk. However "realistic" this comment might be coming from a ten-year-old suddenly thrust into a space battle, it's still ''[[ShowDontTell telling]]'' the audience that they should be on the edges of their seats.
** It's still better than Qui-Gon declaring earlier in the film that "it won't be a problem", informing the audience how the upcoming fight scene is going to turn out and dispelling any drama it otherwise might have had.
* In the Mace/Palpatine fight, immediately after Mace kicks Palpatine's lightsaber away, there's a hilariously dull shot of Anakin running at a rather casual pace, made even worse by that it doesn't at all match the tense music that's playing.
* "Let's try spinning, that's a good trick!" When one of your characters, who is in the middle of a dogfight in a ship he's not familiar with, sounds more like a kid playing the Episode I Racer {{Nintendo 64}} game than someone in that situation, you might want to consider a rewrite.
** That line becomes even more amusing when you realize that Anakin just told R2 to [[VideoGame/StarFox do a barrel roll]].
* Grievous was killed by several consecutive blaster shots. Grievous has supposedly killed a bunch of Jedi. Obi-Wan killed him using a less-than-average basic weapon. This made the scene hilarious to think about.
** Granted, he had already been seriously wounded (if not crippled) by Mace Windu, so he was a lot weaker... but still, that's pathetic.
* What about "IHaveTheHighGround" from Ep III? It sounded like, "All right, I'm on the higher ground. Forget it. No way you can beat me now. Don't matter what you do."
** Shortly after, Anakin proceeds to take his chances and has his good arm and BOTH his legs cut off clean in one strike, and it feels like the only reason for this is the higher ground...
** Obi-Wan also seems to suffer from memory loss. Remember the end of Episode I, when Darth Maul had the high ground?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQxrJBNQg4A Darth Maul's own death]] can qualify, mostly for two reasons. One, he makes no attempt to defend himself even though he really should have had time to do so (there's even a brief moment when Obi-Wan lands beside him before he swings where Maul is just staring at him) and two, after the slice, we are treated to a nice shot of his body falling apart in midair, the two halves of it flipping over and bouncing off the sides of the bottomless pit while his arms and legs flail about uselessly. His facial expressions during the whole ordeal don't help matters.
* "Master Skywalker, there are too many of them, what are we going to do?" It's supposed to be sad, but the way it was delivered was less than dramatic. The child cannot act, poor thing, and the line is completely flat, with no inflection, just a set of words that he's learned: "master skywalker there are too many of them what are we going to do."
* In ''Attack of the Clones,'' Anakin's mother lives as a captive of the Tusken Raiders for several months. Anakin randomly comes to Tatooine, finds out where she is, and rushes to rescue her. She dies five minutes after he walks into her tent. It doesn't help that Pernilla August and/or the director chose a death method that inspires unintended hilarity in its viewers. *GLAAACK!* She's gone. When she does her death flop, it's almost slapstick for a second or two there.
* The voices of the Super Battle Droids in ''Revenge of the Sith'' destroy any menace they might have possessed beforehand. It doesn't help that it's the kind of dialogue you'd expect from a breakfast cereal advertisement.
-->'''Battle Droid 1''': "Silly little astro droid."\\
'''Battle Droid 2''': "That nuthin'!"
** It got a lot worse, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''. Jar Jar Binks's snot is more competent than the robots in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.
*** Stupid budget cuts, should have known better than to have the droids built by the lowest bidder...
** The robots sounded like they were voiced by [[WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie Brian Kendall]].
* Generally, Yoda's lightsaber scene in ''Attack of the Clones'' gets [[LoveItOrHateIt two types]] of reactions from people: Some think it's extremely {{badass}}. Others think it's extremely Narmish. (There are reports of whole cinemas breaking into laughter.)
** It can be both. For some, it was a mix of "Holy shit, that's awesome!" and "Holy shit, that's funny!"
** It need not even be both simultaneously. The first time through the sheer fanboy glee at the badassitude of Yoda wielding a lightsaber might distract you from the [[{{Pun}} eNARMity]] of it.
*** The hilarity of the scene is mainly provided by Yoda screaming like Shemp from ''The Three Stooges'' throughout the fight. Screw Jedi reserve, restraint, calm, you have to yell louder than Mel Gibson in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' to win a lightsaber duel.
** Pretty much the same thing with Palpatine's first lightsaber duel in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where he activates his lightsaber and yells out a sound that makes it sound as if he's gargling while having heartburn, as he attacks the Jedi.
* Shortly before that, Poggle the Lesser (good thing the name itself wasn't mentioned in the film, that would have been bonus {{Narm}}) apparently sentences Anakin, Padme and Obi-wan to death. The StarfishLanguage may sound menacing at times with all the insectoid chittering, but Poggle opening his speech with an elephant-like trumpet ruins everything.
* Dooku turned Mace Windu's name from awesome to laughable.
--> ''Count Dooku''': Master Windooooooooow!
* One of the scenes before the climactic duel in ''Revenge of the Sith''. While Anakin is getting ready to force-choke Padme, there's a shot of Obi-Wan walking down the ramp of the starship, hands on his hips, sending the nonverbal message "Oh yeah, I am so cool. Time for the showdown, kids." He then proceeds to tell Anakin to let Padme go in the same tone a scolding parent would use to talk their child down from the cookie jar.
* At the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where Amidala is about to give birth to the twins. A droid doctor approaches Bail and Obi-Wan, saying that although she's healthy, ''she has lost the will to live and is inexplicably dying.'' "Medically, there's nothing wrong with her. For some reason, we're losing her." "She's dying?!" Parodied hilariously on the second ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Star Wars'' special with Dr. Ball M.D.
-->She's lost the will to live?! What is your degree in, poetry?!
* Surely one of the more chillingly horrific moments in the Episode 1 DVD commentary occurs when George Lucas (pre-cinema release) confidently tells Steven Spielberg that: "Jar Jar is the key to all this"... *gulp*


[[folder: Anakin and Padme ]]

* The creepy "I hate sand" speech in Episode Two. As [=StickWars=] puts it:
-->"I hate sand. It's so... ''[[ShapedLikeItself sandy]]''. But you, Padme. You're not sandy. ''And that is why I love you''."
** Mercilessly lampooned throughout the rest of the 4 subsequent movies in their Podcast/RiffTrax audio tracks.
--->"Pardon me, grotesque triple amputee, but I'm looking for someone. Roughly your height, with legs of course, petulant attitude, wanted to rule the galaxy, probably won't find him on any beaches?"
* ANY scene [[strike: in Episode Two]] where Anakin and Padme are alone.
-->"Hold me, Anakin. Like you did at the Lake on Naboo".
** The scene where they're frolicking at the lake country on Naboo seems like a whole sequence of this, as Padme runs through the fields, her arms extended to the sides, prompting numerous [[MemeticMutation jokes]] that she looked like she was going to start spinning around and singing "The hills are alive with ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''/Gungans/Jar-Jar/[insert something Naboo-related here]!" Anakin--moments later--tumbling off one of the animals he was riding and playing dead, followed by Padme's naively perplexed reaction (she seemed to honestly believe that Anakin had just died or gone into a coma, despite it being obvious he hadn't done either) also resulted in jokes along the lines of "Oops! Anakin's dead, the whole original trilogy has now been butterflied out of existence!"
* Padme's speech to Anakin about how they shouldn't be lovers... while she's wearing a [[{{Stripperiffic}} leather, backless dress that shows lots of cleavage and makes her look like a dominatrix]]. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage This is what is known as sending mixed signals]]. So - exactly how sheltered does a girl have to be for her not to know black leather and lace is seductive?
** Her mixed signals began long before that number. He's not exactly subtle about his attraction to her. She denies liking him like that; then she takes him to a beautiful, secluded lake house retreat with no one else around for miles. What is wrong with this picture?
*** While wearing a semi-sheer, white, backless gown no less. This is lampshaded in the "Tag & Bink" comics. The titular characters are (non-canon) Padawans who are helping to coach Anakin on how to get Padme. When Anakin strikes out on his attempt to go in for a kiss, one of the boys wonders if maybe she really isn't into Anakin. The other responds by pointing out the dress she's wearing and snarks that she's "playing with a loaded Sabaac deck!"
* This romantic little gem:
-->"You're so beautiful!"\\
"That's only because I'm so in love."\\
"No. No, its because I'm so in love with ''you.''"\\
"So love has blinded you?"\\
"Well, that's not exactly what I meant."\\
"But it's probably true."
** [[http://www.georgettesworld.com/main/anakin-loves-padme.jpg Parodied here.]]
** It isn't like Anakin hasn't set a precedent for this sort of thing. His whole "Are you an angel?" scene from Episode I was full of narm.
*** Parodied beautifully in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II]]'' with Atton Rand in an EasterEgg if you get the Light Side and Dark Side endings.
---->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dn0iggviGE "Are you an angel? Aw, I'm just kidding. That's the worst line I've ever used. Hope some poor kid doesn't start using it."]]
* "I wish for a wish that would give me all the wishes that I wish to wish for wishes with which to wish with!"
** Just for the sake of accuracy, the above is a ''slight'' exaggeration of the original...
* The clearest moment when George Lucas could have used Creator/LawrenceKasdan's help with the script dialogue again, Padme: "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry You're breaking my heart!]]" Natalie Portman is a good actor, but nothing she could do could make that climatic line be anything but pathetically and amateurishly clumsy.
* "Love cannot save you. Only my new powers can do that." It's the matter-of-fact way Anakin says it. He might as well have said, "Santa Claus didn't give you those presents. I bought them all."


[[folder: Palpatine ]]

* Emperor Palpatine:
--> "I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend!"
** Yoda replies:
---> ''Not if anything to say about it, I have!''
*** Palpatine's line is especially silly when you realize than he [[FridgeLogic wasn't waiting a long time for this moment]]. If Commander Gree had executed Order 66 successfully Yoda would have been shot dead on Kashyyyk, rather than making it to Coruscant to confront Sidious.
**** [[TheChessmaster The Chessmaster of Chessmasters]] of the series expected [[BossInMookClothing Commander Gree]] to defeat [[BadassGrandpa Yoda]]?
**** Palpatine could have possibly implied him executing the Order 66. Since his next line after Yoda gets up is "At last the Jedi are no more". Then Yoda narms it out.
* This was followed by Yoda using the Force to blast Palpatine across the room so he landed upside-down on his office chair, revealing the pants beneath his cloak. The Emperor lost all his menace when we saw his ass in the air and his legs flailing. Perhaps that was the point? [[BrainBleach Or would it have been better that we get unequivocal evidence that the Emperor goes commando?]]
* Palpatine telling Anakin to "DEW IT" (execute Dooku). It sounds like his evil voice inhibitor malfunctioned.
* Palpatine is blasting Mace Windu with Sith lightning, and calls him a "traitor". Mace Windu replies with "he... is the traitor... AAAAHH-aaahhh-ahh!", which is supposed to sound like he's using all his effort to repel the lightning, but it just sounds silly. It sounded more like he was constipated.
** "Don't... listen to him Anakin AAAAAAAAAAUUUHHHHH"
** Hell, even Palpatine's angry denial of being called a traitor. "No... Nooo... NOOOO YOU ARE THE TRAITOR!" And has this child like expression that reminds me of a kid saying that he in fact is not a poopy-head.
** For Force's sake: the very ''fact'' that their only responses to each other's accusations is "HE'S the traitor!" "No, ''HE'S'' the traitor!" "NO, ''HE'S'' THE TRAITOR!!!"
** "No. Nooo. '''NOOOOOOOO''YOU''WILLDIE!'''"
* When [[BigBad Palpatine]] and Yoda are duelling in the [[NoOSHACompliance senate]], and Yoda stops Palpatine throwing a hoverthingy at him, then throws it back, Palpatine actually ''stops'' in order to flick his hand and growl in frustration.
** Also, Palpatine's evil laughter being interrupted, and him sounding like he's going "Huh?" with a shocked expression when Yoda repels the hoverseat back at him.
* The bit in Episode Three where Palpatine claims to ''be'' the Senate might be a little too Louis XIV.
* The entire dialogue Palpatine spouted during Mace Windu's "assassination" attempt is hilariously delivered at times.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9aPta_LajU "No... No..."]]\\
"Help me! I am ''weak''!" Delivered by a guy who just used a dark side power that proves he's the dark lord.
*** His intonation of "I'm too weak" makes him sound mildly annoyed rather than afraid for his life. Honestly, he sounds like he's struggling to move furniture or something.
** Not to mention the face Palpatine pulls after killing Mace Windu, which makes him look like he just [[{{Squick}} climaxed]]. [[spoiler: Given his habit of being DrunkOnTheDarkSide, he probably ''did''.]]
** Palpatine's face post-disfiguration is like this for the rest of the movie. Everytime they cut to his face during the Yoda face-off, he makes a leering crazy old man face and it is hilarious every time.
* While Palpatine is leering over Anakin while knighting him a Sith in Episode 3, his actor grunts out his lines like he came in his pants mid-line.
** It's made worse by Ian [=McDiarmid=]'s eyes rolling to the back of his head.
** The amount of times he creepily says "Gooooooood" doesn't much help either.
*** This isn't entirely Ian [=McDiarmid's=] fault. His voiced was altered in post-production to give it a deeper, "more evil" sound.
**** Let's just say there are re-edits of that scene which are NSFW and which put a whole ''Brokeback Mountain'' spin on the scene we're pretty sure was unintentional. Then again given this is the same film series that gave us (un?)intentional BrotherSisterIncest due to writing backflips.
** The rest of the scene makes it sound like Palpatine has an abnormally large loogie in his throat, especially the "Once more the Sith will rule the galaxy" line.
*** "And... we shall have... ''pisssss''."


[[folder: Sequels/Originals ]]

* Luke's BigNo when Obi-Wan gets cut down. It sounds more annoyed than angry. How about some [[http://xanykaos.deviantart.com/art/Star-Wars-Continuity-14934514 fanart]] illustrating the Hereditary Narm theory?
** TheReveal at the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was so shocking ([[ItWasHisSled at the time]]), people were willing to forgive the BigNo from Luke.
** "That's not true! That's IMPOSSIBLE!"
** Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true!
** [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/empirestrikesback/luke-face.gif His face]].
** And then there is of course [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaXgK5HRBjk Luke screaming in the exact same way as the Emperor when he falls into the core in the Special Edition]]. That change was so ridiculous and {{Fridge Logic}}-y (why is he screaming in terror if he ''willingly'' jumped?) that even Lucas seemed to realize how great a mistake it was, and the scream was removed in future editions.
* Admiral Ackbar wants to remind you, "IT'S A TRAP!"
-->"Your tongues can't repel flavor of that magnitude!" --''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' Star Wars
* The Original trilogy has the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_kick Force Kick]].
* Ep IV had the first appearance (by film release) of the now-infamous Skywalker Whining Gene.
--> "Biggs is right, I'm NEVER gonna get out of here!"
** "I was going to go to the Tosche Station to pick up some power converterrrrs!" is Narm of the whiny variety.
---> "I thought you said this thing was fast!"
** "What's that flashing?!" *POINT*
* An Ewok dies; his companion shakes him to try to wake him, and then starts mourning. This was considered hilarious by a large number of fans. The Ewok is now nicknamed 'Corpsey'.
** Amusingly, Corpsey was given more sympathy than the entire planet of Alderaan (destroyed two films prior).
* Chewbacca's impression of Franchise/{{Tarzan}} during the Battle of Endor. That scene could compete with Vader's BigNo if it was more dramatic.
* It could have been much worse; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E witness the horror]] of Darth Vader without Creator/JamesEarlJones.
** '''[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} That sounds eerily like Rick Moranis doing the same role...]]'''
* Learning that the cantina band from ''A New Hope'' were supposedly called the "Jizz Wailers". AccidentalInnuendo? Perhaps. Narm? With a name like that, yes.
** And that entire style of music in the ''Star Wars'' [[TheVerse 'verse]] is [[CallARabbitASmeerp called]] ''[[HaveAGayOldTime Jizz]]''. Logically leading to musical sub-genres as hot jizz, cool jizz, smooth jizz, big band jizz... you get the idea.
* The Red Leader's death in ''A New Hope''. As he's being shot down, we see him screaming in a forced way. He's ''smiling''!
* In ''A New Hope'', the heroes run into a squadron of Stormtroopers on the Death Star, they shout "Blast them!", Han fires off a single shot and the Stormtroopers ''turn and run''. (That this was intended to be funny rather than being accidentally so is lampshaded by the fact that the chase reverses a few seconds later, once the Stormtroopers realize that Han and Chewie are ''not'' the only two members of a much larger force that happen to be visible, they're the only two, period.)
* ''Return of the Jedi'', Leia gets shot in the shoulder by a Stormtrooper. Incredibly absurd because she's in plain sight, does not notice him, doesn't move, and he takes the time to pause and aim at her, but he still only gets her in the shoulder. Obi-wan was right, blasters ''are'' clumsy and random!
* The DVD commentary for the original trilogy shows how Creator/CarrieFisher saw the destruction of Alderaan: the planet simply vanishing while a guy on set yelled BOOM! Naturally, it was a challenge for her to restrain herself from laughing.
** It didn't help that Peter Cushing, playing despicable Governor Tarkin was, in real life, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor the sweetest tea-and-biscuits English actor Fisher had ever met]]. "He smelled like lavender," she'd say in later years.
*** Add to that, he wore bath slippers while playing Tarkin since his boots were too small.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FPxz1bIRoY The Stormtrooper Head Bump]].
* The fat guy named Porkins. Just try watching the scene the same way after RiffTrax.
** Or in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' spoof, where Porkins is so fat his X-Wing [[CrowningMomentOfFunny crashes from his sheer weight.]]
* The 2004 DVD release of the old trilogy gives us Darth Vader, who used to be known as the epitome of evil and just downright badass, with a pink lightsaber. HilarityEnsues. It's either that or you are totally angry at George Lucas for releasing unfinished, half-assed crap like that. Also kind of a DarthWiki/WallBanger, since they had the time to add and change all sorts of stuff, but they didn't have the time to check if the color correction looked good or not.
* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', a Y-Wing pilot in Gray Squadron gets shot down. Before he crashes into the bridge of a Star Destroyer, he screams "I'm hiiiiit!" where "hit" sounds like "heeeeeet".
* Nobody wants to mention the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0EUjobdavw new version of the Krayt Call in the Blu-Ray edition?]]
** For unfamiliar readers, in the VHS/DVD version, this ''used'' to sound like a high pitched, bellowing roar - no problems there. For the Blu-Ray (inexplicably), this has now been changed to something that can only be described as sounding like an outraged homosexual.
* Almost all of Han and Leia's "romantic" dialogue in the beginning of ESB sounds like it was written by and for children. "Your Highnessness", anyone?
* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Vader's line "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force" is important for introducing viewers to the then-new concept underlying much of the series, but the way Vader says it has a little bit of this. His casual tone as he addressed a Moff with this important line makes it sound as if he was helpfully informing him about a new pie recipe he'd discovered, rather than expositing about the central metaphysical concept underlying the entire saga. What's worse, this is also supposed to be ''menacing'', him sternly warning the Moff of his ridiculously arrogant attitude, yet the delivery doesn't add much menace at all. The bit directly after it, however...


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There's visibly less Narm in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse - as far as UnexpectedReactionsToThisIndex go, it much prefers [[HoYay/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Ho Yay]] - but it's there all right.

* One of the Narmiest aspects of the expanded universe is the ''merciless'' PlanetOfHats box-ticking exercise that is applied to any and all members of the various human and alien races expanded upon. Authors will take the one mention a race or species has in the movies and expand it to be true for ''all'' members of that race or species. Leia says Alderaan has no weapons? They're all pacifists. Many Bothans died to get the Death Star plans? All Bothans are spies. Han says to never tell him the odds? All Corellians hate statistical analysis - this one being particularly Narmy and based on ''one line'', said in context, very much in keeping with one character's personality, applied to a whole race of people... cringe-inducing.
* In the Literature/NewJediOrder, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Quote:Gilad_Pellaeon Supreme Commander Pellaeon]], talking to Leia Organa Solo about his garden, ends up using extremely heavy-handed garden metaphors to demonstrate what looks like the difference between Imperial and New Republic governing styles. Pellaeon is usually not this absurd.
--> "From a garden one learns to cull the weak and unfit and to encourage the strong and vigorous. An inferior bud soon feels the strength of my pinch!"
** There's a novel in that series where Pellaeon's Empire has a tremendous victory against the Vong; the Vong commander has a whole rant about retribution which Pellaeon interrupts by saying that the Vong's threats are as empty as their boasts are shallow. How he caps his ShutUpHannibal moment is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome to most, purest cheese to some.
--> "You may win the occasional battle against us, Vorrik, but the Empire will always strike back."
* In Creator/MichaelStackpole's Comicbook/XWingSeries novels, viewpoint characters have a tendency to go from thinking about something to suddenly talking about it out loud to themselves. Sometimes, this looks awkward.
** The Rogues go to the prison planet Kessel to fetch some criminals that they can turn loose on the Empire. This includes one of Corran's personal enemies, a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Zekka_Thyne crime lord]] who Corran sent to Kessel in the first place, who had been taken down in part because his diamond-shaped HellishPupils gleamed in the dark. Corran tells him that if he blows his chance and turns against the New Republic, he will be tracked down. Again, not Narm. But again, Corran ruins the moment by how he says it.
---> "No matter where you go, I'll find those double diamonds of yours. Count on it."
** Said villain (Zekka Thyne) is an alien with dark blotches across his skin. This earned him the less than threatening nickname "Patches".
** Stackpole manages to give his BigBad a bit of Narm too. The Rebels call Madam Director Ysanne Isard 'Iceheart'. She expresses interest in turning one of the Rogues to her side ''via'' brainwashing, and her subordinate, who has a history with that Rogue, says that it's a bad idea because playing with Corran Horn is playing with fire. Her response?
---> "I am Iceheart, I do not burn."
*** Yet again, a reasonable sentiment is phrased poorly.
** [[TheDragon Kirtain Loor]], in general, though some of it may be intentional, since it's driven home again and again that he's not as good as he thinks he is. In practically every book that features him, he thinks about how people have said that he looks like a younger, taller Grand Moff Tarkin. In ''The Krytos Trap'', he also puts on a hooded cloak and imagines himself to look like "a pale imitation of Darth Vader" (which ''itself'' is problematic). He's hoping to inspire Vaderian terror in someone. He ''does'' scare the intended person, but it's clear that this happens because his agents just violently broke into the man's house and threatened him.
** Stackpole also gives us a few... gems... with his romantic dialogue. "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry Losing you just ripped the emotional skeleton out of me]]"?
* Many, MANY of the more "introspective" parts of the ''Jedi Apprentice'' and ''Jedi Quest'' series (by Scholastic, naturally) are full of this -- specifically, the parts where Anakin or Obi-Wan {{wangst}} about what their Master thinks of them.
* The constant references to "lube" in ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' get ridiculous.
** Continued in the later works: Ben likes to say "lubed" a lot.
* Open ''Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader'' on any random page. There ''will'' be Narm there.
* In the video game adaptation of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', one of the shopkeepers on Tatooine is... [[LargeHam very enthusiastic]] about his trade.
--> "Better stand back Mister, cause I'm about to slash... ALL MY PRICES!"
** A large amount of the random background characters in that game could also qualify, many sounded like the voice actors weren't taking their roles entirely seriously.
* In an early issue of the ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi'' series, Cay Qel-Droma's arm is cut off in battle, resulting in him yelling "ULIIIIIIIC! THEY CUT OFF MY AAAAARM!"
** Too bad they didn't cut off his [[{{Pun}} narm]].
* The Boba Fett miniseries ''Enemy of the Empire'' features Fett hunting a bounty to a hermitage run by a really narmy group called the Ancient Order of Pessimists, who sporadically cry things like, "Woe, woe and seven times woe!"
* Lumpy in the ''Star Wars Holiday Special.''
** Seriously, ''how'' do you pick out any part of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' as being more narmy than the rest of it?
** Wookies having a conversation for an ''extended'' period of time ''without subtitles''. Narmtastic even without having a clue about what it's about ("Love Day" is probably involved). Seriously. No subtitles.
* In ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'', Luke sometimes goes the HoYay route [[ParentalIncest with Ben]], always talking about how well-muscled he is. The BrainBleach is over there if you need it.
* ''Comicbook/DarkEmpire'' has a part where Palpatine messes with Luke's dreams. There's [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2731250.html a panel]] with Luke in a Vader mask clutching at it and screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOO!."
* Palpatine in ''Comicbook/DarkEmpire''. Oh boy. He takes LargeHam to the whole new level.
** Palpatine fighting Luke completely naked. It doesn't help it's his new young body, because for some reason Palpatine forgot to clone his... lightsaber and two thermal detonators, if you know what I mean.
** Palpatine posing as a frail old traveler to get into Leia's room within Onderon's palace. He used to be The Emperor, goddammit.
* The recurring Anzati species are a race of genuinely creepy space vampire assassins who have prehensile tentacles which uncoil from pouches in their cheeks and go through their victims' noses to consume their brain matter. Unfortunately, they also eat their victims' luck, which is narmily referred to as "soup". The result is lines like (from the first ''Essential Guide to Characters'' profile on [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dannik_Jerriko Dannik Jerriko]]):
--> "Only one employer, his first, ever complained about Jerriko's price. He drank his soup. The man died."
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/user/StarWarsAudioDramas#g/a Star Wars Audio Dramas]], which are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin audio dramas of the original trilogy]], are overall excellent. Pretty much every bit of the action has to be narrated by someone on the scene, usually playing CaptainObvious. To the writers' credit, they make most of it seem pretty natural - but there are definitely times when it seems forced. One prominent example is during the ESB one, while Luke wanders around Hoth after escaping the wampa.
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'''s audio drama makes the entire confrontation between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor incredibly narmy in this way. It doesn't help that the voice actor they picked for the Emperor is a cheerful LargeHam, not a malicious-sounding one.
* The image of Admiral Thrawn with a ysalimir on his shoulder kinda spoils his whole steely cold evil air. It's like how a pirate can't be taken seriously with a parrot perched on his shoulder.
** Zahn was probably going for something like RightHandCat, given that Thrawn strokes the ysalimiri more than once.
* ''VideoGame/RebelAssault'': There are some interesting moments of Narm, like when Jamison Jones (who played and voiced Rookie One in the second game) says "TIE Fighter" at one point. Some found it hilarious, because he pronounced "TIE Fighter" in the nerdiest way possible. Then again, the character is supposed to be a farm boy from Tatooine, so that probably would make him... nerdy.
* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'': Sam Witwer as Palpatine is surprisingly good, but sometimes tips into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hcg1DarMEk the Narm Side]]:
-->You are all ''traitors'' to the Empire. You ''will'' be interrogated. Tortured. You ''will'' give me the names of your friends and allies. ''[[MotorMouth Andthenyouwilldie.]]''
** From the same game, when Vader [[spoiler: seemingly turns on Starkiller and starts attacking him]], Palpatine goes ecstatic, and yells "YES! YES! Kill him!" in a tone that makes him sound less like a quietly menacing force and more like a mentally ill old coot who sounds like he's about to start hopping up and down and clapping his hands.
* From Darth Plagueis, when Palpatine gives in fully to the Dark Side for the first time to [[spoiler: kill his entire family]], the line is:
-->Raising his face to the ceiling, he shouted, "We're all in this now!"
** I hope his apprenticeship spent a long time working on his PreAssKickingOneLiner skill. Although given some of the other examples listed on this page, he may never have gotten it right.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', when Darth Bandon is first introduced, the proceeds to force electrocute some random Sith troopers for no reason at all other than to show off how hardcore and evil he is. It's quite... forced.
* There is one Wookie in the Expanded Universe with a speech impediment. The impediment somehow makes it easier to understand the groaning, growling, roaring language the Wookies speak, but has no other effect. No explanation is ever given for how this actually works, they just have Leia mention that he's really the only Wookie she's ever been able to talk to without wondering what the damn thing's saying. They actually write his lines in "Basic" (English, or whatever language you're reading the book in), just to illustrate how he is so much easier to understand, while every other Wookie has to rely on someone responding to them (which gives you a basic idea of what they just said) or outright repeating what they said.
* The guy who funded the creation of the four IG-88 droids did it so that he would get a bonus to pay for a nose reduction surgery. Considering that, by the end of the IG-88 story in "Tales of the Bounty Hunters", IG-88 almost takes over the universe from the computer core of the second Death Star, his personal appearance problems seem a little... petty. Especially considering that the nose thing is written as the character's only real character trait, and it's mentioned that he doesn't have many friends because he's upset about the size of his schnoz; puts the whole thing into focus, don't you think?
* While how Grievous fights varies from appearance to appearance, how he fights on Coruscant (right before the siege, covered in a novel) features him using both arms and both legs to wield lightsabers, while hover-tech IN HIS ASS holds him in the air to allow this fighting style. It's just so hard to take him seriously after that...
* Darth Krayt, of the Star Wars: Legacy series, making all sorts of angry faces and shouting on live TV (well, HoloNet) before ordering genocide of Dac.
* Thrawn's very name can inspire a little of this from Scottish readers or others familiar with the vocabulary word 'thrawn', meaning either 'crooked' or 'ill-tempered', which does rather detract from the man's menace.


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* After many decades, the novel ''Star Wars: Tarkin'' finally resolves [[SarcasmMode the burning question]] of '''Palpatine's first name''': [[spoiler: [[InherentlyFunnyWords Sheev.]]]]


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