Often caused by Qui-Gon's ridiculous incorrect explanations and insane out-of-nowhere ideas.
Yoda: Injected the boy with midi-chlorians, have you? Qui-Gon: Oh, that! It's okay. We'd gambled all our money on a race so we could buy back the ship we used to bribe a gangster to throw it; so we had to doublecross him and fix the race instead. We got the kid to drive, and he needed some extra skill points or he probably would have killed himself. Obi-Wan: You forgot to mention that the ship was never ours to give away in the first place. Or that you had no idea if Anakin would even survive the blood transfusion. Qui-Gon: But it all worked out fine in the end. After I threatened Watto with my laser sword and we ran away from the authorities. (beat) Yoda: Hmmm. Remedial course on Jedi ethics, you need.
This CMOF makes friends with Paranoia Fuel. The deadpan delivery by Shmi just makes it better.
"I don't follow." "So, you don't follow, or Qui-Gon doesn't follow?" "..."
And then she dies in this scene, and quite clearly reveals her shapeshifting capability. Wow, there are shapeshifters in the Star Wars universe! We've been shown that fact quite explicitly. Surely this will become important later in the plot. Only it never does. It's never mentioned again anywhere else in any of the movies. I think Anton Chekhov just committed suicide with his gun.
The beginning of Episode II, when Padmé and Palpatine are talking about Naboo's moon.
Throughout Episode II, there have been hints at the fantasy campaign gone wrong that pissed off Pete so much. When Ep II is over, we find out that the game was The Princess Bride. Pete is so angry because he was playing as Vizzini... who fits exactly into Min-Maxing we've seen Pete do throughout D&D.
You're EVIL! Pete/R2-D2: Ding ding ding ding! Give the man a cigar!
When Pete/R2-D2 declares his support for the party going evil:
Ben/Obi-Wan: Wait, Pete, when did you decide to be evil? (Beat) I can't believe I even said that.
As Jim/Padmé explains how his/her relationship to Annie/Anakin can still work out even though Anakin's now officially evil.
Jim/Padmé: There have been good people married to evil people before. If they love each other enough they can work it out. Ben/Obi-Wan: Um... Jim/Padmé: Like HitlerandEva Gabor. Pete/R2-D2:What? Jim/Padmé: Well she was a bit evil, but compared to Hitler...
Obi-Wan: I sneak on board Padme's ship. Padme: I roll a Spot check! GM: What are you looking for, Padme? Padme: Just... searching for hidden compartments. On the boarding ramp. Obi-Wan: And I check my back for knives periodically.
The entire podrace plan of Jim.
In this strip, Ben is telling Annie in-character how Anakin wound up becoming so evil that he killed the one person in the universe he claimed to care about, and finishes it off by yelling "Your journey to the Dark Side is now complete!" Pete OOC'ly chimes in: "Achievement unlocked!"
This one requires a little knowledge of the Star Wars universe, but:
Captain Antilles: We cut a pit trap in front of the entry point. Rebel Soldier: With what, Captain Antilles, sir? Captain Antilles: My laser sword. R2-D2: That was when you were playing Kyle Katarn. Remember why this character doesn't have one? Captain Antilles: Oh. Right.
Corey, the new player of "Adam Lars" (Luke Skywalker) is pretty new to tabletop games.
R2-D2: Congratulations. Your life expectancy just went from "senile pensioner with a space-bus card" to "missing your next birthday". Which, by the way, is actually tomorrow. C-3PO: Happy Birthday!
The other players were pretty straightforward with Corey/"Adam Lars"/Luke Amidala about his father.
Obi-Wan:Your father Anakin used his Jedi powers for his own gains. It corrupted him. He betrayed and murdered your mother, Padme Amidala. Obi-Wan: That was the end of our friendship. We duelled, and he fell. Luke: Whoa, let me get this straight. My name is Luke Amidala? You killed my father?
The introduction of Greedo. (Hard to explain, but what really makes this one is getting this after the long period of anticipation over Jim's new character. Especially as the writers teased the forumgoers by confirming, back in Episode I, that Greedo had been Killed Off for Real... and then having Jim hint that his new character would be named "Greedo".)
Also, here, Greedo is more difficult to understand than Chewbacca, who speaks English fluently.
I'm offended the opening strips aren't mentioned here!:
"Greedo": Buongiorno! It'sa me! Greedo!
Cue Obi-Wan and Luke lookingcompletelybaffled
Then there's Obi-Wan's and Luke's reaction to Greedo wanting payment before transporting them.
Soon after Obi-Wan and Luke leave, Greedo is held at gunpoint by...Han Solo, captain of the Millenium Falcon (read-the original Greedo).
Which naturally leads to the question: Did Han shoot first, or did Greedo? Answer: Yes.
Obi-Wan doesn't need a Jedi Mind Trick to get past the stormtroopers in this story. These guys aren't just weak-minded, they're stupid.
Obi-Wan: So what does this lunatic look like? Trooper 2: Well, he looks like... that kid there actually. Anyway, have you seen anyone by that description? Obi-Wan: Besides this kid here that looks like him, no. No I haven't. Trooper 1: That's a shame. We're all very concerned. Obi-Wan: Luke, do you have a twin that you know of? Luke: Huh? No, not that I know of. Obi-Wan: Hmm. Well, you heard it from the kid himself. Sorry we couldn't be of more help. Trooper 1: Say, kid, if you've got some spare time later, perhaps you could patrol with us and help give people an idea what this lunatic looks like. No insult intended.
Vader: I had your blood tested, Senator Princess Organa. DNA analysis. Midi-chlorian count. Vader: Princess isn't your real name, is it? Your real name is Leia. [snip] Vader: You're not the Organas' daughter. Leia: Duh! I've known that since I was, like, six. I'm the proud daughter of two heroes who died... fighting the likes of you! Vader: No, Leia, you are my daughter. Leia: That's not true. It's impossible! Vader: Search your DNA report. I know it to be true. Leia:No.Noooooo!!!!
The forums reaction to Naboo's destruction. Ranging from: mourning Jar Jar Binks, the complete destruction of all Tuna Booze Oil, and the fact Jim will never be able to cast Summon Bigger Fish ever again. If you were someone who never read the comic before but had seen the movies, the sheer crazy-pants nature of it is freaking hilarious. Bittersweet though if your a fan, where it feels like an actual death to a very unique part of the series but still freaking ridiculous.
The general reaction to The Revealthat Annie is in fact controlling Vader.
Corey: Let me get this straight. Annie, you're now playing Princess andher evil dad? How does that even work? Pete: If I was controlling a bad guy, you know what I'd do? Ben:If?
This strip has Pete trying to shut off one alarm after another to the point that he's triggered all of them! Han's position in the final panel sells it.
Sally: I'm pretty sure this does not match the definition of "sneaking in."
This strip has a running gag of Vader and Tarkin being interrupted by alarms giving confused reports on what's going on. The last line perfectly sells it.
The description of Jim's side campaign (which is based on Airplane!) as the "GREATEST DRAMATIC STORY EVER." Presumably it was actually based on Zero Hour (the movie that Airplane! parodies), and the other players derailed it.
Why is Strip 506 so funny? Maybe because it's conducted entirely in questions?
Palpatine:(flashback) ... Well in that case, would cucumbers and sliced egg offset the saltiness of the kippers to your satisfaction?
When the Imperial walkers attack, both sides can't stop complaining about how ridiculous they look. You can't tell who's more embarrassed, the Imperials for using them, or the rebels for losing to them!
Princess Leia: Are they mocking us?!
Imperial Commander: Lord Vader, this is farcical! I’m driving an armored attack camel!