* AccidentalInnuendo:
** This moment after Jim's unusually skillful [[spoiler:roleplaying]]:
-->'''Jim:''' That was my best [[spoiler:death]] ever!\\
'''Annie:''' It was amazing. I've never felt so comfortable letting myself go [[spoiler:in character]] before. I never found anyone I could trust.\\
'''Jim:''' Trust '''me.'''
%%l** A different meaning than intended was read in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0375.html this]] strip. (See [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=4510 here]].)
* BetterThanCanon: Some believe the comic is better than the original films, even going so far as to say it has better story logic.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: This [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0395.html strip.]] Padmé "dies" in the desert then we abruptly switch to screencaps of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. (It was an AprilFoolsDay comic, but without a date posted on the page it's not obvious when reading the comic archives.)
* CargoShip: R2-D2 and his beloved dreadnought. Hilariously Pete apparently ships this ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice in-universe]]''
* CrazyAwesome: General Grievous has been reimagined as a WarriorPoet who recites menacing poetry while trying to destroy Obi-Wan.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** [[spoiler: The Peace Moon blowing up Naboo]] results in way more BlackComedy than would be expected.
--->"Shore leave to Naboo has been canceled."
** There's also Darth Vader's treatment of Daine Jir:
-->'''Vader''': [[HeKnowsTooMuch Kill everyone who knows]].
-->'''Jir''': Oh my, sir! Even ''[[TooDumbToLive me?]]''
-->'''Vader''': (Stares blankly at him for a moment) [[SureLetsGoWithThat Yes.]]
** General Grievous's death, in which he quotes both ''Blade Runner'' and ''Citizen Kane'' while he's ''burning to death from the inside''.
** Anakin killing the young Padawans and Padmé being horrified by it? Tragic. Pete mentioning that the Padawans were 2500 XP each, causing Jim / Padmé to suddenly be okay with it? Hilarious.
** When Zam's hand is cut off, there's a moment of unintentional and awkward BlackComedy.
-->'''[[PunchClockVillain Zam Wessel]]:''' Now how am I going to feed my boy?
-->'''Obi-Wan:''' Oh Anakin, did you pick up her hand before we left the bar? ''*beat*'' Oh. That wasn't related to your last question, by the way.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The RunningGag of Jim's characters [[TheyKilledKennyAgain constantly dying]], usually by the end of a campaign. [[spoiler: Jim ultimately ends up playing Han Solo by the time the comic gets to the original trilogy... and in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Han is killed by Kylo Ren.]]
* GeniusBonus: The fact that the Geonosis factory sequence was added in by Pete acting as a substitue GM is even funnier if one is aware that it wasn't part of the original movie script, but was added during production.
%%* JerkassWoobie: Jango Fett is reimagined into this.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0045.html In this strip]], Jim is admonished about even thinking about wearing Amidala's dresses, just in case they had good armor class. Now Jim ''is playing'' Amidala.
** In a few ''Phantom Menace'' strips, Qui-Gon is obsessed with "casting Summon Bigger Fish". In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Jar Jar does just that in one episode.
** Darth Vader's assuming of the name "Vader" (Dutch for "father") becomes this following strip 1152 following the reveal that [[spoiler:Darth Vader is Padme, Luke and Leia's ''mother'']]. Knowing Annie, this could very well have been intentional.
** The Darth Vader reveal and the gag of Jim's characters always dying became a little funnier after ''The Force Awakens'' included both Captain Phasma ([[spoiler:another woman in masculine armor]]) and [[spoiler:the death of Han Solo, Jim's current character]]. Morgan-Mar also [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=8892 went on record to state]] that it had managed to copy one of the future plot points they were planning for ''Return of the Jedi'' (which was only just finishing the escape from Jabba at the time).
** Ever since all the way back in Episode I, Jim has been mishearing/mispronouncing "Jedi" as "Cheddar." Then at Star Wars Celebration 2016, the planet [[Film/RogueOne Jedha]] was unveiled, sounding even more like cheddar cheese.
** Jim wanted Padme to inherit his laser sword [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0198.html when he took over her character]]. As it turned out, [[spoiler: she did eventually get her own laser sword, when she became Darth Vader...]]
%%* HoYay: Darth Maul/Jango Fett.
* MemeticMutation: Invoked. DMM encourages readers to spread "Jar Jar, you're a genius," across the net. As noted, the comic provided the ''very first instance of that sentence on the entire interweb.''
** Also, the "SummonBiggerFish" spell, which gained a good deal of popularity after the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Bombad Jedi".
--->"That Jedi has summoned a monster!"
*** And now it's gone the other way around, with screencaps from "Bombad Jedi" used for "SummonBiggerFish" [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0670.html here]].
* MagnificentBastard: In this version, it's ''Anakin'' who's manipulating everyone.
** Though some strips suggest that Palpatine isn't quite so far behind.
** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: HAN fall into this category as well.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: Darth Vader crosses it [[spoiler: when he blows up Naboo with the Peace Moon.]] This is especially so following the later reveal that Darth Vader [[spoiler:is not Anakin Skywalker, but Padme Amidala]], meaning that Vader [[spoiler:blew up her own homeworld]].
* NightmareFuel: The [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0606.html revelation]] that Anakin is not only pure evil...[[spoiler:[[DarkMessiah but always has been.]]]]
* PeripheryDemographic: Thanks to the author writing transcripts for each comic, the series has a notable following for the visually impaired as one of the few accessible web comics. The author himself encouraged this type of response and has made calls for other comics to make them accessible for their benefit.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Jar Jar, who was originally [[TheScrappy the most hated character]] in all six movies. So much so that at least one reader actually hoped that the writers could [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=2429&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15 find a way to insert him into the other five movies.]] At the end of the Revenge of the Sith game [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0642.html Yoda notes that]] ''Jar Jar was the only one who wasn't acting like a fool''. Though this is kind of weakened by the fact Sally plays both Yoda and Jar Jar.
** The Irregulars note that they actually checked on the Internet, and the phrase "Jar Jar, you're a genius!" appeared precisely ''nowhere'' beforehand. Now it gets several hundred Website/{{Google}} hits.
** This was so well done that [[spoiler: when Vader blew up Naboo with the Peace Moon]], the forum's first reaction was [[spoiler:"Oh my god, he just killed Jar Jar! YouMonster!"]]
* TheScrappy: As admitted by WordOfGod and a complete inversion of the character as portrayed in the movies, there is an attempt to invoke this effect upon R2-D2. Whether or not this is successful will be left to the readers.
* SeasonalRot: An increasing opinion is that the comic began losing its edge starting around the time of the original trilogy. It seems to be divided between those who think the group has lost most of their quirks and follies and become too generic for the kind of chaos known in campaign comics, those who think the comic isn't poking enough fun at the holes in the movies and those who are just upset there are no more insults to the prequel trilogy. The generally-accepted reason is that, unlike the prequels, the original trilogy films are just too good to make very good SnarkBait.
* ShockingSwerve: The revelation that [[spoiler:Darth Vader is Padme]] brought some grumbling from readers, mainly because [[spoiler:[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0651.html the original robotization strip]]]] turned out to be a carefully {{Quote Mine}}d version of [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1156.html what actually happened]].