Awesome: Darths & Droids
- The writers gave us the line "Jar Jar, you're a genius," and actually made it credible. See the monumental moment here.
- Quite possibly topped by this: "I never thought anyone would ever say this, but suddenly Jar Jar is disturbing."
- Sally talking back to the railroading Pete. "I don't care about your stupid stats!"
- Annie beats Pete at his own game.
- "En passant!"
- In the Force Arm Wrestling Contest, Sally's "I lift the entire planet!". And she actually gets away with it on a technicality.
- General Grievous: "Air is for suckers."
- Annie goes from drama queen to total badass.
- Then, Annie, now playing Anakin, talks Pete into blowing up the trade federation ship.
- Forget all that. Jim managed to construct a massive plan - and ensure that every decision made at every level of this plan's construction was as stupid and self-destructive as it could have been - and it works. Partly due to the fact that Annie is also awesome.
- Awesome plan, indeed.
- "Has that made you angry? I think it's made you angry."
- Politicians have to make the tough decisions.
- Jim roleplaying the scene where Anakin force-strangles Padme. For once, he's perfectly in character, completely serious, with no silly talk about loot or XP. His roleplaying is so superb that Annie actually asks him to stop for a moment, just to tell him how much she loves him for it.
- "I am the legend."
- The whole segment with Pete's special die.
- The last line from Episode III:
Obi-Wan: I have a good feeling about this.
- We finally see Summon Bigger Fish!
- Sally finally blows up at Pete after 6-8 years of Pete verbally abusing Ben.
- As Pete and Sally flee in the escape pod, the Imperial gunners, unlike in the movie, are Dangerously Genre Savvy enough to realize that droids can pilot a ship without giving off life readings and are about to fire...only to discover something's short-circuited their guns.
Artoo: Oh, yeah, baby.
- Pete Briar Patching Corey into removing Artoo's restraining bolt. What's really awesome is that Pete could successfully argue that the bolt's Mind Control would make Artoo earnestly plead not to have the bolt removed. The GM seems to be fully aware of this.
Corey: I take it. What happens?
GM: Pete just earned 50 XP.
- Ben's return. After spending a few sessions MIA, Ben finally returns. With a Badass Beard to boot!
- Without missing a beat or trying to convince Corey, Ben manages to persuade him in-character to not only let Sally and Pete go but also pursue the greater plot of the session in a search for his true identity.
- The planet that Vader destroys not being Alderaan, but NABOO. They manage to write the sequence of strips before it, revealing the identity of Vader early (actually surprising people), making Tarkin a good guy opposed to this (again surprising the crap out of everyone reading the strips) and actually making this sequence go from "We knew this was coming" to a very heartwrenching, "He... he didn't?" moment because for the Darths and Droids readers, Naboo is has been a place they've become emotionally attached to. Oh. And JAR JAR WAS ON THE PLANET. Pete says it best.
Pete: "You. Utter. FRACKKING. BASTARD!"
- The GM gets one in episode 778, when his and the players' characters are playing a game within a game: he predicted that Pete's/R2-D2's character would backstab his/Chewbacca's character at the first chance and loot his corpse, so he made sure it would backfire on him by putting a cursed item in his own coin purse.
Chewbacca: Let's discuss how you're going to pay for my resurrection, shall we?
- The GM gets another one in episode 796 when Pete declares that he's going to hit the back doors he'd installed on the Peace Moon despite not being around there at all. He triggers an alarm doing so and the next episode has him constantly triggering one alarm after another.
- Sally escapes the Clone Troopers with Pete...using knock knock jokes.
- Jim's Awesomeness by Analysis saving the party in episode 822.
- To put this in perspective, Jim, the Cloudcuckoolander of the group, managed to brace a trash compactor with the very trash it was designed to compress, even though Annie had already pointed out how impractical that would be.
- Corey (playing as Luke) decides to hold his ground against the Imperial walkers while everybody else is fleeing for their lives. The GM has previously killed off Player Characters without flinching, so plot armor won’t save him. He not only survives the assault on his own, he kills every last walker in a rampage that shakes the foundations of the base.
Luke: (over the radio) Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this?(Explosions from Luke's rampage cease)Leia: Luke! Are you okay?Luke: (over the radio) I killed them. I killed them all.Artoo: Noooooo!
- The revelation that Jim has been Obfuscating Stupidity the entire time since he was staying in character and wanted to convincingly roleplay his character as a guy who always comes up with idiotic schemes.
- The fact that Jim/Han was The Mole and had given the Empire information on all Rebel activities, and was the reason they escaped the Peace Moon, and even the droid situation on Hoth. Give this guy a medal! And for bonus points, give Ben a medal too. Not bad for Obfuscating Stupidity!
- Lando decieves Vader and Boba Fett into thinking that Han has been killed by the carbon freezing procedure, saving Leia and giving him an opportunity to rescue her, Chewie and C-3PO and escape.
- The writers wished to make The Reveal as powerful as it had been back in the theaters — they wanted the readers to feel what those having watched the film had felt, back in 1980, upon witnessing one of the greatest twists in movie history. They succeeded.
- Immediately after, Vader tells Luke that We Can Rule Together. Luke's response?
- A two-parter: Not only has Pete apparently been writing an internally-consistent language for the beep sound-effect program for his phone since Episode I, Ben has actually been paying attention to this and taking detailed notes. This comes in handy near the end of Episode V when Ben is able to tell that R2's beeps don't match what Pete is saying and he realizes that Nute Gunray is still possessing him.
- And then he tricks Gunray into plugging into the Falcon, which recently had a very powerful anti-virus program installed, freeing Artoo.