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->''"Jar Jar, you're a genius!"''
-->-- '''Qui-Gon Jinn''' (a.k.a. '''Jim''')

{{What if}} ''Franchise/StarWars'' as we know it didn't exist, but instead the plot of the movies was being made up on the spot by players of a {{Tabletop Game|s}}?

Well, for one, the results might actually make a lot more sense, from an [[InAndOutOfCharacter out-of-story]] point of view...

''[[http://darthsanddroids.net Darths & Droids]]'' is a webcomic created by The Comic Irregulars ([[Tropers/{{Dmmaus}} David Morgan-Mar]] and seven of his friends from work), following the footsteps of ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', which used a similar premise for ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. However, while ''DOTR'' featured a {{railroading}} GM herding a bunch of bored {{Munchkin}} players with an iron fist, ''Darths & Droids'' has a more tolerant GM, who's willing to let the players get OffTheRails and contribute to the development of the setting, if that's what it takes to have a fun and interesting game. Indeed, the very plot of ''Franchise/StarWars'', with all its inconsistencies and bizarre leaps of logic, comes about because the players ''constantly'' force the GM to improvise.

And that's not all; the Irregulars seem to be taking perverse pleasure in actually changing things from how they happen in the movies as much as they can while still being constrained by actual screencaps. This ranges from introducing the "Lost Orb" side-quest, all the way to Darth Maul being a hired bounty hunter who's, at worst, ChaoticNeutral. Even Palpatine seems like a good guy.

In the blurb for each comic, there are often links to Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, and there are even comics named after tropes, as well.

The comic is being translated into a variety of languages, including: German, French and others. Notably, some of the translations are pure GagDub, including: [[ToArrIsPirate Pirate]], poetry, ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''-esque [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny mangled English]] and tlhIngan Hol ([[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]]). Nearly all strips from ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]]'' are available in German.

''Darths and Droids'' has completed the campaigns based on the six original movies, and as of August 1, 2017 is currently flashing back to a campaign based on ''Film/RogueOne''. For those wondering why they skipped out on ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' for the time being, the reasoning behind that is that they will not adapt the Sequel Trilogy until it is completed.
The players from the original 3 movies correspond to the five basic RPG PlayerArchetypes, although Morgan-Mar claims it was unintentional.


All tropes related to a specific character can be found on the '''[[Characters/DarthsAndDroids character sheet]]'''.
* [[TheRoleplayer The Brain]]: Ben, playing Obi-Wan Kenobi during the prequel trilogy, and once he dies in Episode IV he takes over Chewbacca. He prefers to think rationally before acting, comes up with sane plans, but is quick to resort to fast-talking the GM if nothing else works. Also [[LampshadeHanging points out the unlikelihood]] of situations they run into. At some point since Episode III he stopped coming to game sessions, but he eventually returns for Episode IV (as a result, he winds up missing the ''Rogue One'' campaign).
* TheRealMan (though arguably with a side-order of TheLoonie even stronger than Sally's): Jim, initially playing Qui-Gon Jinn, then, after the death of Qui-Gon, Padmé Amidala. In Episode IV, his early characters (including Captain Antilles) wound up being {{Mauve Shirt}}s, until he settled in as "Han Solo".[[note]]The Creator/HarrisonFord character, though in the strip his and Greedo's names were switched until Jim shot first and stole the Solo identity. [[BlatantLies This in no way came back to bite him eventually.]][[/note]] Those "early characters" were apparently all in ''Rogue One'', starting with "Kyle Katarn" (Saw Gererra) before picking up Jyn Erso from the GM. He's a gung-ho, enthusiastic player, [[LeeroyJenkins often blindly rushing into danger]]. He's [[IdiotHero also prone to humorous misunderstandings of the setting, bizarre and obviously incorrect explanations,]] and creation of {{Plot Tumor}}s. His insane plan regarding the pod race must be [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0098.html seen]] to be believed (yet he's also pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysics; in Pete's words, he relaxes by doing things that let him turn his brain off and surprises the other players [[ObfuscatingStupidity when they realize that he's]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass not as stupid as his play style suggests]]).
* TheLoonie: Sally, playing Jar Jar Binks in Episode I. By the time the Episode II campaign started, she decided Jar Jar was stupid, and bounced around several characters before mainly settling on C-3PO and Yoda. For ''Rogue One'', she played K-2SO. She's Ben's kid sister, who he once brought to a game session when their parents weren't home. As she's grown up, she's matured into a social activist. Many of the wacky elements of the setting, such as the Gungans (including her own character), Toydarians, and an elected 14-year-old queen, are products of her wild imagination; the GM seems to have largely left the task of designing settings and alien races to her, in acknowledgment of the fact that she is more creative with such things than he is. Sally is also pure awesome in a can, given that she was able to accomplish the flat-out impossible feat of making Jar Jar Binks ''[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap likable]]''.
* The {{Munchkin}}: Pete, playing R2-D2 in most campaigns and both Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus in ''Rogue One''. He joined after Jim told him about the game and designed his character in advance using MinMaxing, resulting in a verbally-challenged non-humanoid robot with insane mechanic skills. He took the same approach for ''Rogue One'', creating a blind monk and his deaf and mute {{familiar}} that both have an array of combat perks. For a short time, he filled in for the GM "due to some family emergency or whatever". His style of doing this seems to be...''[[{{Railroading}} dif]][[KillerGameMaster fer]][[MartyStu ent]]''. He has something of a soft spot for Sally, which makes a lot more sense once she sticks with C-3PO for Episode IV.
* [[TheRoleplayer The Thespian]]: [[MeaningfulName Annie]], initially playing Shmi Skywalker but soon switched to Anakin rather than shoehorning Shmi into the adventuring party. As of Episode IV, she's Leia and Darth Vader. For ''Rogue One'', she played Cassian Andor. Ben told her about the game in drama class. Her unfamiliarity with typical RPG player behavior results in amusing misunderstandings, such as her mistaking Qui-Gon for a robber when he attempts to [[KleptomaniacHero search Shmi's house for loot]]. Her roleplaying tends to be filled with HiddenDepths and [[GreyAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]], which sometimes screws with [[BlackAndWhiteMorality the more straightforward mindset]] of the other players. As a joke, she plays what is considered to be the worst acted character from the prequel trilogy.
* The SixthRanger: Corey, joining the group in Episode IV and playing Luke (named Luke ''Amidala'' in this case; with the aliases "Adam Lars" and Luke "[[DevelopmentGag Starkiller]]"). He's Pete's nephew, being just a little older than Sally. He got interested in the group after hearing Pete talk about it, but was stunned to find it wasn't a role-playing ''video game''. Nonetheless, he seems to be getting the hang of things pretty quickly.
* The GameMaster: NoNameGiven, playing everyone else; mostly [=NPCs=] but he also plays a part in the Episode IV adventuring party as Chewbacca until Ben takes over the role. He also plays major roles in ''Rogue One'' as Bodhi Rook and the original player for "Bria Tharen" (Jyn Erso). He too often sees his carefully written campaigns get shot to pieces by the players going OffTheRails, but knows better than to try {{Railroading}} and usually doesn't do any more than make a sarcastic comment in response. More often, he just rolls with whatever the players come up with. He also tends to differentiate [=NPCs=] with [[JustAStupidAccent Just Some Stupid Accents]], and he enjoys playing authority figures that get to call the [=PCs=] on their shenanigans.

!!''Darths & Droids'' provides examples of:

[[folder:Tropes A to E]]
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** About half the time Jim says anything, he gets its name wrong. Sio Bibble is "Bubble", Jedi knights are "Cheddar monks", Sebulba is "Sir Bulbar", etc. Taken to absurd lengths when Jim gets to name Padmé's entire family, then says the wrong names later.
** Lampshaded with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0889.html the TIE fighters]], which Jim misremembers as PIE Fighters, causing Sally to rush to an explanation that convinces everyone to ignore the original name.
--->'''Corey:''' PIE fighters?\\
'''Sally:''' It stands for Plasma Ion Engines!\\
'''GM:''' No, no, they're called --\\
'''Pete:''' Too late, it's canon. They're PIE fighters now.
*** The joke goes further when ''Rogue One'' reveals that the GM ''wanted'' to call them [[MythologyGag Sienar Fleet Systems]] Line Fighters, but [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1618.html the party kept comparing them to giant bow ties]].
---->'''GM:''' Okay, fine, they're TIE fighters. [[CallForward Just don't change the name again!]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Several villainous characters are re-imagined into being heroic characters who are going against the party due to their rampant insanity. Notable examples include Darth Maul and Jango Fett. Additionally the relationship between Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine is inverted. Anakin is the one corrupting ''him''.
* AdaptationalBadass: Nute Gunray was little more than a BigBadWannabe under the thumb of [[ChessMaster Darth Sidious]] in the original movies, here he's completely independent from him and ends up being the true mastermind of the separatists and is essentially the BigBad of the first three campaigns. [[spoiler: This even goes to the point where he ends up surviving, in a way, past the prequel era.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** R2-D2 is deliberately rewritten as a rude, ChaoticEvil {{Jerkass}} in a total inversion of his canon self.
** This version of Darth Vader is also ''much'' more evil, with most of his JerkassWoobie traits removed completely.
** Also, Han Solo when played by Jim turns out to be [[spoiler: TheMole for Darth Vader, and to have attempted to murder Luke, who only just managed to distract his attention in time]]. Also, the "Did Han shoot first or did Greedo shoot first" scene when we first meet him is much darker than in the film; Jim's character isn't defending himself against an enemy who is getting ready to shoot him, but just murdering someone in cold blood in order to steal his ship. Ironically, [[WMG/DarthsAndDroids fans speculated]] that it would be more likely that Annie would play Han and Jim would play Leia than the other way round, given that Jim with his BlackAndWhiteMorality wouldn't have the subtlety to play a mercenary. In fact, Jim actually makes Han ''more'' mercenary than the film version - and yet somehow we still feel for him when bad things happen to him, even when we know he deserves them.
** Galen Erso also seems to be genuinely working for the Empire, rather than being a mole for the Rebellion. Likewise, Bodhi Rook is also an Imperial loyalist, but is stuck with Rebels because they're his ride away from an exploding city and he hasn't been in a position to turn on them yet.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Inverted, with the webcomic taking pains to avoid plot holes in the films. Why didn't Luke and Leia's adoptive families give them false names to better hide them? Here, they did! Why does Han Solo mix up measurements of distance and time? Because he's not actually a captain and misheard the sales pitch of the guy he stole the ship from.
* AdaptationNameChange:
** "Princess" is no longer Leia's rank, it's a name that her adoptive parents called her to hide her true identity.
** Luke's full name is "Luke Amidala", and grew up under the alias "Adam Lars". He switches to "Luke Starkiller" when he joins the adventuring party. The name Skywalker never shows up.
** The names of Greedo and Han Solo [[spoiler: are switched up: the green alien at the Mos Eisley Cantina is a actually shapeshifter named Han Solo, and the human con artist Greedo shoots him and steals his identity.]]
** In the ''Rogue One'' campaign, Saw Gerrera and Jyn Erso are renamed Kyle Katarn and Bria Tharen, two major characters from the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' continuity. This is because those names were dropped earlier by Jim years before ''Film/RogueOne'' was released. Subverted when Jim takes over playing "Bria", as he changes her name to Jyn Erso on the grounds that "Bria Tharen" was an alias she used to distance herself from Galen Erso.
** And, most notably, the Death Star is called "Peace Moon".
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** The GM's narration in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0692.html episode 692]].
-->'''GM:''' Delivered to this dark, dank den of despair, you discern a disarray of disheartened, disfigured, and dismembered droids.\\
'''Pete:''' You've been practising that sentence, haven't you?\\
'''GM:''' Definitely.
** The title of this and all the other one-shot comics mentioned under AlternateHistory.
* AffablyEvil: The clone troopers are Affably Amoral. To a man, they are friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic about their jobs -- to the point that when it comes time to execute Order 66, they are both surprisingly eager to do the deed (a fact Palpatine comments on), and unfailingly complimentary and sympathetic to the Jedi they're gunning down.
* AffectionateParody: Both of Franchise/StarWars and tabletop game players
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Sally enthusiastically declares that Jar-Jar "has a face like a pony!" and later decides that Gungans all ride on dinosaur ponies. In strip 24 they said they "had to resist very strongly the urge for Sally to say that Otoh Gunga was full of ponies", saying that "at some point in this wonderful fantasy world Sally is building, the GM has to step in with something that requires more response than the players just marvelling at stuff.
* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Firstly [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0014.html spoofed]], and then [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html actively averted]] by the GM in response, resulting in the production of a SingleBiomePlanet. The GM was trying to get them back on the damn rails so they'd go to Coruscant, not stop off on a planet he hadn't thought up yet.
* AllThereInTheManual: Episodes I, III & V have detailed notes describing the GM's initial story concept before the players massively derailed everything. Meanwhile, II and IV have the game played between I and II, and Jim's attempt at GM-ing.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** InUniverse -- one of the main purposes of the comic is to reinterpret the original characters: Palpatine may be a good guy, Dookû is a WellIntentionedExtremist, Darth Maul is a private detective and... Jar Jar is... a genius?
--->'''Jar Jar:''' Dis meaning war, wesa needs to have a stronger leader! Mesa suggests Chancellor Palpatine gets [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands emergency powers]]!\\
'''[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Palpatine:]]''' What?!
** Especially in the case of Palpatine, when ''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0458.html he saves Obi-Wan Kenobi]]''. They turn the whole reasoning behind the eventual start of the Jedi/Empire conflict upside down; instead of Palpatine slowly corrupting Anakin until he's prepared to attack Windu in Palpatine's defense, [[spoiler:it's Anakin playing both sides, eventually convincing Windu that Palpatine is a sleeper agent before showing up when they fight and attacking Windu, ostensibly to defend Palpatine against his unjustified attack. They even manage to make Palpatine's killing of Windu into a fairly awesome moment for Palpatine.]]
** When Anakin starts to tell Padme of his horrifying plans she not only already deduces it but is [[SociopathicHero totally on board with it]]. Of course the whole killing children thing [[EvenEvilHasStandards is a bit too much for her.]]
** In the fourth session, the Empire as a whole seems to be AmbiguouslyEvil and the conflict is one of OrderVersusChaos rather than BlackAndWhiteMorality.
* AlternateHistory: In this world, ''StarWars'' was never made, producing a few cultural changes. The biggest of these changes is that there was no upsurge of interest in science-fiction in Hollywood during the 70s and 80s, resulting in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' remaining an obscure 60s show instead of the massive movie and TV franchise it is in our world. Then there are alternate histories within alternate histories within alternate histories [[MindScrew within still more alternate histories]] in the other fictional comics that exist in the world of ''Darths & Droids'' and worlds within the worlds [[note]]So far: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html Harry Potter]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/notesandnazis/episodes/0050.html The Sound of Music]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/mutantsandmiscreants/episodes/0050.html X-Men]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/emsandebes/episodes/0050.html Aliens]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/magiciansandmunchkins/episodes/0050.html The Wizard Of Oz]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/sandalsandspartans/0050.html 300]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/avatars/0050.html Avatar]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/terminators/0050.html Terminator]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/carcasses/0050.html Jaws]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/trenchcoats/0050.html Casablanca]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/amphibians/0050.html The Muppet Movie]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/heists/0050.html Inception]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/barnacles/0050.html Pirates of the Caribbean]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/docs/0050.html Back to the Future]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/hypnotoads/0050.html Futurama]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/chocolates/0050.html Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/ids/0050.html Forbidden Planet]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/egons/0050.html Ghostbusters]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/hellenes/0050.html Jason and the Argonauts]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/misadventures/0050.html Thunderbirds]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/arks/0050.html Raiders of the Lost Ark]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/themeparks/0050.html Jurassic Park]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/darcies/0050.html Bridget Jones's Diary]], [[http://darthsanddroids.net/marmosets/0050.html David Attenborough's The Life of Mammals]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/gags/0050.html National Lampoon's Vacation]],[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/elliotts/0050.html E.T.]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/moonshots/0050.html Apollo 13]], [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/pacmans/0050.html Pac-Man]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/drivers/0050.html It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World]].[[/note]]
** LogicBomb: Since Futurama doesn't exist in the world of ''Hypnotoads and Hyperchickens'', "Billy West is known (barely) for doing voiceovers for poorly selling computer games..." [[RunningGag until he appears in]] ''the first Futurama movie.''
--->[[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=6842&highlight=we%20see%20nothing%20that%20needs%20editing We see nothing that needs editing.]]
** Even more interestingly, one [[Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}} Comments on a Postcard]] strip reveals what that universe is like without the webcomic ''Postcard'' existing, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/postcard/?comic=121 which looks suspiciously like our own]]. And a Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield strip [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1588 shows a universe without Garfield.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Of course. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0033.html Summon Bigger Fish]]!
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Darth Maul.
* AnalogyBackfire: When [[https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1305.html Yoda explains the path to the Dark Side]]:
-->'''Yoda:''' They're steps. One after the other, they come.\\
'''Luke:''' So, is it inevitable, then?\\
'''Yoda:''' No. If once you start down a Path, [[MythologyGag not necessarily forever will it dominate your destiny]]. Walk both directions on a Path, you can. That's why it's called a Path, not a river.\\
'''Luke:''' But salmon can swim upstream.\\
'''Yoda:''' A metaphor this is. Take it literally do not, little fishy.
* AndThatsTerrible: Spoken by Jim as a part of BlatantLies.
* AntiHero: Weirdly enough, Palpatine so far. Throughout most of the series, he's been portrayed as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and he even saves Obi Wan during the escape from Grievous' ship, but it turns out the Peace Moon really was a weapon. However, he only made the plans to act as a deterrent, like MAD in the Cold War.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Hilariously enough, this is Chewbacca's hat.
* AntiVillain:
** Darth Maul and Jango Fett are private detectives. They're really only antagonists because the players [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwed up]], which is repeatedly lampshaded in TheRant.
** Palpatine is slipping into this role as he's increasingly manipulated into [[ShootTheDog shooting dogs]] that may or not need shooting.
* ApocalypseHow:
** In a Class 4 example, how did Mustafar become a molten volcanic planet? [[spoiler:''It was originally Naboo''. The Trade Federation took over the planet and moved it into the orbit of a nearby gas giant, causing increased tidal activity and, in turn, volcanic activity, all so they can smelt it and build the Peace Moon. However, ultimately it turned out that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0642.html most of the population survived, Theed was protected by a force field]], and the planet itself was liberated offscreen by Jar Jar, who then moved it back to its original orbit]].
** And then in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0774.html #744]], the moment you've been waiting for for the entirety of Episode IV: [[spoiler: the Peace Moon blows up Naboo.]]
* AprilFoolsDay: The strip was replaced with a [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0082.html self-made replica]] of the scenes, claiming Lucasfilm had issued a cease and desist about using screenshots.
* ArbitraryScepticism: Lampshaded [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0124.html here]], both by the GM and in the author's notes. Although the characters, particularly Ben, frequently question details, the one thing nobody in this version doubts is the existence of the Force itself. Given that Jim had been allowed to decide that the Force is generated by micro-organisms in your cells (and therefore that anyone can be made into a Jedi by giving them a blood transfusion), he and Ben are satisfied that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0086.html this counts as science]], therefore all characters played by Jim will be willing to accept it.
* ArcFatigue: Lampshaded InUniverse. While catching up on the plot during his two-year absence, Ben comments "Is this the Peace Moon plans? Still?" (Pete: "But the '''real''' ones this time!")
* ArcWelding: Welded by the strip's writers. In the Gamemaster's campaign:
** [[spoiler:General Grievous is Chancellor Valorum gone completely mad. Though, he was loony even in his Chancellor days.]]
** [[spoiler:[[LethalLavaLand Mustafar]] is a smelted down Naboo for use as the [[ThatsNoMoon Peace Moon]]. It's later welded together with Alderaan as well, as the Peace Moon's target.]]
** [[spoiler:Jedha City is relocated to Tatooine, and the colour of the sky in the iconic sunset shot from A New Hope is caused by the city's destruction.]]
* AreWeThereYet: Jar Jar in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0034.html this episode]].
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: While Obi-Wan and Yoda are discovering the Jedi Temple massacre:
-->'''Ben:''' Sally, this is serious. You need to play it seriously.
-->'''Sally:''' Just because '''you''' do everything Dad tells you to!
-->'''Ben:''' What? No I don't!
-->'''Sally:''' '''Why are you studying medicine then?!'''
** So armor-piercing that it facilitates his WalkingTheEarth, followed by becoming the mentor in the process.
** It's then later turned into an ArmorPiercingResponse.
-->'''Sally:''' Why did you leave without telling me?
-->'''Ben:''' Someone dear to me made me question my life.
-->'''Sally:''' What stupid dorkhead was that?!?
-->'''Ben:''' She asked me why I was studying medicine.
-->'''Sally:''' Oh.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Episode [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0329.html 329]]:
--->'''Obi-Wan:''' Let's see. You stole the plans for a symbol of peace. You're allied with (a) a known megalomaniacal warlord and (b) a criminal sociopath. You have not one, but two, armies at your disposal. You've captured me -- unfairly -- and are holding me with no means of escape. And you're [[EvilGloating monologuing]].\\
'''Count Dookû:''' ''I'' [[HypocriticalHumor am monologuing?!]]
** And in Episode [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0356.html 356]]:
--->'''Poggle the Lesser:''' ... trespassing, destroying assembly line equipment, sabotaging factory computers, flatlining 6 droids, killing 15 Geonosian factory workers -- [gasp!] -- and parking illegally on a steam vent.\\
'''Padmé Amidala:''' [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird To begin with, this case should never have come to trial]]. [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne The steam vent was inadequately signposted]].
** And in Episode [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0558.html 558]]:
--->'''Mace Windu:''' [[spoiler:Nute Gunray is behind everything... the Jedi Archives, the clone army, my apartment block....]]
* AscendedExtra: Anakin started as a random kid made up on the fly when the players went off the rails, the GM had not even thought up a name for him. Later, Annie took over the character for herself.
--->'''Pete (upon meeting Anakin):''' Clearly a completely unimportant NPC.
* AscendedMeme: The question whether or not Annie was pregnant during the campaign corresponding to ''Revenge of the Sith'' was a topic of a hot debates on the Irregular Webcomic forum, and ultimately [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0516.html it was referenced in the comic itself]].
* AsteroidThicket: Lampshaded- Jim (a geophysicist who has spent two years studying space geology) rightfully points out that the asteroid field in Episode V shouldn't actually exist, which prompts Annie to call it "A massive region of randomly moving, closely packed, enormous giant space rocks."
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:Jango Fett]]'s reason for opposing the [=PCs=], though the person he is trying to avenge, [[spoiler:Darth Maul]], wasn't exactly evil.
* AwesomeButImpractical: When going through Luke's character sheet, "Survival: Snow" is one of his skills, along with "Survival: Desert", "Survival: Forest", and "Survival: Swamp". Annie (playing Leia) questions how a character who spent his whole life ''in the desert'' ever learned to survive in a snowy climate, not to mention that he wouldn't need it there.
* BadassArmy: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0581.html Yoda's assessment of the clone army]].
* BadassBoast: On a meta level, the Comic Irregulars' reaction to Disney announcing Episodes VII - IX[[note]]though, considering that they managed to redeem ''Jar-Jar'', it's probably entirely justified[[/note]].
--> "The good news is: We should be finished with Episode VI around then, and will be able to move smoothly on to parodying Episode VII. If the new movie sucks, ''we will redeem it''. On the other hand, if the new movie is awesome, it will be '''awesome'''. You can't lose."
* BadBoss:
** Grievous, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0530.html who kills his own minions]] just because one of them interrupted [[EvilGloating his monologue]].
** Darth Vader, who kills any troops or officers that fail him even in the slightest. It even goes to the point that after capturing the Rebel Hoth base, he has his troops call in an orbital bombardment on themselves.
* BaitAndSwitch: In the fourth campaign, Jim mentions that his next character would be named Greedo, leading to expectation that his Greedo would be killed by the NPC Han Solo. As it turns out, [[spoiler:"Greedo" murders "Han Solo" and takes his place.]]
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Inverted.
-->'''R2-D2:''' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0053.html For my reward, I wish to be cleaned and oiled by your most beautiful handmaiden.]]
* BeardOfEvil:
** Spoofed. Jim immediately assumes Sio Bubble is evil ''just'' because he has a goatee. Jim's suspicion of the GM pulling this trope continues into the second game, and has expanded to include [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Senator Organa]], of all people, in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0215.html this]] strip.
-->'''Jim:''' Don't think I haven't noticed your goatee.
** Made more hilarious due to Jim's original character, Qui-Gon, [[HypocriticalHumor sporting such a goatee.]]
--->'''Qui-Gon:''' Fine. But we're not taking Bubble. That goatee is a death sentence.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Uh... don't you have a--\\
'''Qui-Gon:''' No.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Can I see your character sheet for a--\\
'''Qui-Gon:''' You may not.
*** By injecting midi-chlorians into Anakin, he creates the main villain of the entire campaign. Qui-Gon really is evil.
** Made even ''more'' hilarious when the [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0410.html GM's notes]] for the [[spoiler:Princess Bride]] campaign had a side note about [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Count Rugen]]]]:
--->''Has a goatee! Should be fun when others don't believe Jim that he's evil.''
** When [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0676.html Darth Vader first appears]] in a campaign corresponding to ''A New Hope'', Jim isn't sure whether he is evil or not because he can't see whether he has a goatee.
** When Ben finally shows up, Jim comments "Cool beard."
** Humorously, the cast list for the ''Sandals and Spartans'' alternate reality comic notes that Jim/Leonidas "trusts [the evil Theron] implicitly due to his nifty goatee."
* BeatPanel: Used very often:
** Right [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0233.html here]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0242.html Double beat.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0317.html Ladies and gentlemen, the ultimate beat panel.]] The [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0318.html next strip in the sequence]] takes it UpToEleven.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1153.html This]] (warning: major spoilers!) is an entire Beat ''Strip'', meant to resemble how there was a three-year wait until ''Return of the Jedi'' explained the plot twist of ''Empire Strikes Back''.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Annie is invoking this with her character Leia's relationship with Luke. Corey doesn't catch on right away.
* BestServedCold: Jango Fett's ten-year plan to build an army and destroy the Jedi Order and the Republic just to get revenge against Obi-Wan.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Pete for Sally, to the point that he [[WhatTheHellHero calls out]] Sally's actual brother Ben for being a poor role model.
* BigNo: Done at various times throughout the comics. Some examples:
** Annie/Anakin after being told that Cliegg Lars is his stepfather.
** Anakin again when [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0556.html Mace Windu announces his decision]] [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner to simply kill Palpatine rather than put him on trial]].
** Jim does this after he's pushed out of the gunship into the desert as part of Ben and Annie's plans to protect the Senator from harm.
** Boba Fett does this after Jango tells him that Obi Wan killed his father, [[spoiler:Darth Maul]].
** Sally's reaction upon learning that all of the dinosaur ponies are gone.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0651.html Anakin's reaction]] to being told that Palpatine now controls ''him'', rather than vice versa.
** [[spoiler:Leia does this twice in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0772.html episode 772]]: when the Peace Moon is about to destroy Naboo and when Vader reveals that [[LukeIAmYourFather she is his daughter]].]]
** Vader gets a subdued one when he learns from Obi-Wan that [[spoiler:his son]] has allegedly been [[spoiler:killed]] then impersonated by Luke.
** Corey (who plays Luke) gets one when Ben (Obi-Wan) [[spoiler:doesn't even roll the die]] and lets himself get killed by Vader.
** Corey and Sally do it simultaneously upon the equally simultaneous realizations (a) by Luke that Vader is his father and (b) by Yoda that Anakin is still alive.
** In a reversal of the original trilogy, Vader, upon being told that "Starkiller" actually is his son Luke... shortly after having cut his hand off.
** Boba Fett does one when Han was about to reveal what happened to Obi-Wan, but was cut off by being frozen. And then again when Han was thawed out, only for [[spoiler:him to have amnesia and forget Obi-Wan completely.]]
* BilingualBonus:
** In the NerdsSpeakKlingon mentioned below, Pete's [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1019.html Quenya die]] rolls a neldë (three), which causes him to say that his periscope is rácina (broken). Especially awesome because that word is used only ''once'' in J.R.R. Tolkien's entire legendarium, which means the writers put some serious effort into this incredibly obscure joke.
* BizarreAndImprobableBallistics: Subverted; Qui-Gon cannot use blasters to shoot other blaster shots out of the air. Please note that this actually ''happens'' in ''Coruscant Nights'', one of the ''Star Wars'' novel series.
* BizarroUniverse: A lot of characters from the Irregulars' take on ''Star Wars'' are 180-inversions of their more familiar selves. Qui-Gon is a moron, Jar Jar is well-liked and helpful, Palpatine is a WellIntentionedExtremist manipulated into making poor decision by Anakin, Chewbacca is articulate and sophisticated, Greedo and Han have swapped names, Grand Moff Tarkin is appalled by the Death Star, and Darth Vader is [[spoiler: actually Padmé]].
* BlatantLies[=/=]SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
--->'''Pete:''' I'm not {{Railroading}} you here.
** "No, I'm ''fine'', Annie. I'm not annoyed ''at all''." [[LampshadeHanging See how good a roleplayer Sally is?]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes_zerowing/0001_zerowing.html The translation]] into ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''-style Engrish. Probably a ShoutOut to the notorious [[http://winterson.com/2005/06/episode-iii-backstroke-of-west.html "Backstroke of the West".]]
* BloodKnight:
** Jim's first character, Qui-Gon Jinn, refuses to consider any diplomatic options and assumes all problems must be solved with smashing enemies with a laser sword. It helps that Jim has no idea players can get experience points for things other than murder until about halfway through the campaign.
** Padmé, in an InUniverse case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goatee]].
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0766.html episode 766]], Luke unknowingly borrows [[TheDarkSide Anakin's]] catchphrase while trying to convince Obi-Wan to train him. Obi-Wan is not amused.
* BriarPatching: Pete convinces Corey to remove the restraining bolt keeping his character, R2-D2, from escaping by telling him to do anything but remove it in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0706.html episode 706]].
* BrickJoke:
** "You are enlightened."
** When the group returns to the Gungans and the bongo is mentioned to Annie, Jim calls it a fishing lure. Remember the fish?
** "[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0072.html Bring on the]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0406.html space dreadnoughts]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0413.html bristling with atomic missiles!]]"
** Another one has been [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0447.html set up]] for when Empire comes around...
** And [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0622.html another one]] regarding Vader's future status as a BadBoss.
** Early on, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0141.html Yoda's reaction to Qui-Gon's podrace scheme]] was a deadpan "Remedial course on Jedi Ethics, you need." Much later during the ''Revenge of the Sith'' climax, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0625.html Obi-Wan brings up Jedi Ethics again]] and sets up a pun.
** In strip [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0633.html #633]], Jim suggests that Annie roll up a {{Pirate}} as her new character. Guess what Jim thought of making [[{{Ninja}} his new]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_versus_Ninjas character]] after the death of Qui-Gon in strip [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0198.html #198]]...
*** Which of course is probably a setup for Jim playing a certain "Pirate" in the Fourth episode...
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0112.html Here's]] another [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0690.html one]].
** [[{{Mondegreen}} Tuna booze oil.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0629.html Pete's]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0630.html special]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0631.html die]] apparently made a BIG impression in-universe, and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0890.html not only on the players]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0447.html Pete taking -2 Reputation so R2 can get a periscope]] comes back to bite him in the ass [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0748.html when the Mos Eisley cantina puts him on their blacklist]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1110.html Hey Fetta! Guess where Obi-Wan is? He's-]] (One alcohol freezing-and-thawing later) [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1221.html -Dead!]]
** In strip [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0771.html #771]], when the "Peace Moon" blows up [[spoiler:Naboo]], one of the technicians (identified in the transcript as "Frank") has the line, "Woo! Twelve years at this station and I finally get to press a button!" [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1595.html Almost five-and-a-half years later]], during the ''Rogue One'' arc, a technician identifed as "Earnest" says "Shame Frank is off sick today. He's been looking forward to pressing this button for 12 years."
* BrutalHonesty: In strip [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0578.html #578]].
-->'''Padme:''' Say it with me now:\\
'''Anakin & Padme:''' "I made it all up..." "to turn Palpatine against the Jedi..." "and now I'm all powerful."
* BumblingSidekick: Daine Jir [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0686.html starts to look like this]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite all his in-game stupidity, Jim is doing a Ph.D. in geophysics. [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0143.html It doesn't escape Annie's notice when he points it out]].
* ButHeSoundsHandsome:
** Yoda (the character Sally mostly settles on playing) regularly talks about how smart and competent Jar-Jar (Sally's original character) is (despite her pretty much disowning him by the time the campaign gets to ''Attack of the Clones'').
** Jim has nothing but praise for his characters [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0205.html both]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0679.html in-]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0697.html out of character]].
* CallASmeerpARabbit: Since this is an universe where ''Star Wars'' is just a tabletop campaign, the weapons only have normal names with, as Jim puts it, "techy words in front"; hence, lightsabers are only referred to as {{Laser Sword}}s.
* CallBack:
** "[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0624.html Do you]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0137.html remember?]]" And if you start from [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0612.html here]], you can see that [[spoiler:Anakin went through ''every single step'' of the journey to the dark side. There are not enough Roleplaying XP points in the world.]]
** A more humorous one shows up in episode 720: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0720.html Chocolate]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0143.html dice]]!
** An impressive 800-page callback joke occurred in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1058.html episode 1058]], where Han mentions the extremely implausible-but-canon destruction of [[spoiler:the Republic Library's memory orbs by dogs]] that came up in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0258.html episode 258]]. The joke started in 257, regarding the destruction of [[spoiler:the Republic Library's books by dogs]].
** At the end of ''Empire Strikes Back'', [[spoiler:Nute Gunray's consciousness has taken over multiple Cloud City computer systems and are trying to take each other out]]. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1175.html Pete remembers how]] ''he'' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0296.html came up with that idea]] back in ''Attack of the Clones'', which the GM admits:
--->Yes, and a great idea it was too. For a '''villain'''.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1188.html So let me recap...]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0098.html ...This campaign is awesome.]]
** A pretty funny one occurred near the beginning of Episode IV and concluded with the end of Episode V. As the other players are, in character, trying to explain to Corey the history of the campaign and the Orb of Phantasticora, he sarcastically asks if he can replay this cutscene later. Cue the end of V, where they start talking about the Orb, and he has no idea what they're talking about. They inform him that they've already explained it to him, and he asks if he can replay that cutscene now.
** In the first strips of Episode VI, Sally tells Jim that she used to change her dream career quite often - which was indeed a running gag during Episode III.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1344.html ...Clear the intakes...]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0104.html ... and open the throttle...]]
* CallForward:
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0655.html "He'll be able to bullseye womp rats in our T-16 by the time he's five."]]
** In episode 538, General Grievous tells Obi-Wan that he sees his future, that his flesh will be divorced and his robes will fall empty. Exactly what happens when Vader kills him and he becomes a force ghost.
** As of [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1336.html episode 1336]] they've already started making calls forward to [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens the sequel trilogy]] when Chewbacca shoots down the speeder bike with his bowcaster.
-->'''Han:''' Hey, can I try that?
-->'''Chewbacca:''' Never.
** Obi-Wan fails a disarm roll, and accidentally takes the hand off of a would-be assailant in the Episode II campaign. A move that will surely be seen again...
** In the ''A New Hope'' campaign, Corey is told that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0710.html looking at Tattooine's sky for too long is dangerous.]] In the ''Rogue One'' prequel campaign, the destruction of Jedha City (located on Tattooine in this continuity) ejects enough data crystals into the atmosphere that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1584.html "People probably shouldn't look at the sky for a few days they could get radiation burns on their retinas."]]
** When the TIE Fighters show up in ''A New Hope'', [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0889.html Jim misremembers their name as PIE Fighters]], and the other players decide they like that name better, over the GM's protests. Then ''Rogue One'' shows [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1618.html the very first introduction of those starfighters]]: the GM initially calls them Sienar Fleet Systems Line Fighters, but the players decide that's too much of a mouthful, and note how the models resemble bowties.
-->'''GM:''' Okay, fine, they're TIE fighters. [[TemptingFate Just don't change the name again!]]
* {{Calvinball}}: The rules of the system are very unclear, but this is intentional, as they've said that they're not using any established system. Based on analysis from several strips, it appears to combine the following aspects:
** The basic d20 mechanic from any d20 system (d20 + modifier versus target number to beat).
** A Merit/Flaw system (Pete's Short and Mute flaws for extra skill points).
** A reputation system, probably similar to the Wizards of the Coast ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD20'' system. For instance, Pete got a Periscope for -2 to Reputation.
** Force Powers and other skills, including combat skills (Parry), appear to need investment with skill points, and it operates like any standard d20 mechanic (see above).
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/comics/darths0344_bonus.jpg A highly complicated grapple system]] (clearly a ShoutOut to grappling in D&D 3rd Edition).
** A Class system that permits Multiclassing (Padme with a Rogue/Monarch).
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0967.html A "defense dice" mechanic.]]
* CampaignComic: The TropeCodifier.
* CanonSue: In-universe: When Pete's running the game, he tends to overplay the awesomeness of R2.
* CantArgueWithElves: The concept is tossed around [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0137.html here]].
* CaptainOblivious: Mace Windu.
* CaptainObvious: Ric Olié as played by the GM.
* CaptainsLog: Obi-Wan summarizes his subplot most succinctly in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0521.html #521]], with obligatory ShoutOut to ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the villains from the films are actually anti-villains or even anti-''heroes''. In Episode III, however, this trope is played horribly straight by General Grievous.
* Catch22Dilemma: While searching for the hidden planet of Toprawa and the secret Imperial data facility there, Jim suggests they scour shipping data (launch locations, dates, and cargo manifests) for clues. The GM points out that ''those'' will be stored in the secret facility on Toprawa, too. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Jim doesn't see the problem with this.]]
* CelebrityParadox: Explicitly acknowledged, and lampshaded the heck out of it; [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html one annotation]] goes further on to imagine this hypothetical world without ''Star Wars,'' even including a strip, cast page, FAQ and episode list from a fake ''Literature/HarryPotter'' equivalent of the comic. Taken a level further when we learn that in the hypothetical world of the Harry Potter comic, the equivalent is a comic based on ''The Sound of Music''. That world in turn is shown to have ''its'' comic equivalent be based on the first ''X-Men'' movie, and more.
* CerebusSyndrome: The early strips mostly derived their humor from the absurdity of RPG tropes being applied to a setting meant to be serious, and players transforming it into the whimsical setting of ''The Phantom Menace'' just by being themselves. Later, the metaplot got more serious, focusing on interpersonal relationships between the players in more detail and noting how it affects the plot of the in-universe campaign.
* CharacterDevelopment: Both the [=PCs=] and the players. Sally has grown from AnnoyingYoungerSibling to CrazyAwesome, and Pete seems to be shedding his {{Jerkass}} tendencies as well.
* ChekhovsGag: In Darth Maul's Flashback, we see a droid on the trade federation star ship asking the hologram Palpatine if he wants a drink, which looks like a gag. In Jango Fett's flashback, it's revealed that that was actually [[spoiler:Jango giving a code phrase to Maul]].
** Happens again to explain the reveal that [[spoiler: Vader is actually PADME]]. No. Really. [[spoiler: Not only that, turns out that "Out of Character" shouting done by a "dead" Padme wasn't so out of character after all]].
** The running gag about [[spoiler:dogs eating books in the Republic Library]] has [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1087.html an explanation]], which in turn ties into [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0238.html another event]] seemingly forgotten from episode 238, answering questions about [[spoiler:the operation that Bobba's mother couldn't pay for, yet was never mentioned again after she died]] and why [[spoiler:Bobba looks like Jango despite not being his clone in this universe]].
** During the fight against General Grievous and his cyborgs in ''Revenge of the Sith'', Pete quotes ''[[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck Robin Hood Daffy]]'' once the electro-quarterstaves come out [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0470.html here]]. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1557.html MUCH later]] during ''Rogue One'', he quotes the same scene amid dice rolls while fighting Stormtroopers as Chirrut.
* ChekhovsGun:
** The morale bonus Pete gives because watching R2 fly is just that cool. It later comes back to throw a wrench in his {{Killer G|amemaster}}Ming.
** The [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0617.html reason]] why the Senate boxes are shaped like Frisbees.
** This very page used to describe the Lost Orb sidequest as "ultimately minor". [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1172.html Oops.]]
** The [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Japor_snippet Japor Snippet]] amulet which [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0125.html Anakin hands over to Padme]] early in the campaign is lampshaded in TheRant as one of many minor plot devices the prequel trilogy tended to gloss over. [[spoiler: It was ultimately the MacGuffin responsible for Padme's [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1154.html ridiculous]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1155.html survival]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1156.html rate]] during the Prequel campaign...which also led to her surviving her DeathByChildbirth and subsequently becoming Darth Vader.]]
* ChekhovsGunman:
** The butler droid on the Trade Federation ship, [[spoiler:who is actually Jango Fett in disguise. He is Darth Maul's partner.]]
** Chancellor Valorum, [[spoiler:who later reappears as General Grievous.]]
** Nute Gunray, [[spoiler:who later reappears to take control of R2-D2 and Cloud City.]]
* ChekhovsSkill:
** The impossibly awkward scene where Anakin gets thrown off the shaak on Naboo was him practicing his Riding skill. It comes in handy in the arena on Geonosis.
** Luke has survival skills for all sorts of terrain on his character sheet -- even snow, which is noted as implausible on a desert planet. Luke visits planets with each of those terrains in the movies. Even better, they may have even been set up as such in-universe by the GM -- Corey obviously isn't acquainted enough with roleplaying to set up his own character sheet, so the GM may have given him things planned to be useful down the road and justified it with Luke being raised by {{Crazy Survivalist}}s.
* ChewbaccaDefense: What else would Jim use during [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0356.html the trial on Genosis]]?
* TheChosenOne: Anakin of course, as spoofed in a GenreSavvy manner [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0145.html here]]. Drink!
* ClarkesThirdLaw: Invoked by the GM to explain how Boba Fett's angular-momentum-defying grappling line works in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1268.html the Sarlacc pit fight]].
* ClickbaitGag: The comic parodied clickbait by titling one comic page in a common clickbait format: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1151.html Page 1151]]: "All They Did Was Have a Chat Over a Bottomless Pit. You Won't Believe What Happens Next".
* {{Cliffhanger}}: The in-universe campaign of ''Return of the Jedi'' ends like the movie, with Anakin, Yoda, and Obi-Wan appearing as ghosts, but there's one change that makes it clear the heroes will have a lot to handle later on: [[spoiler:Anakin is evil, and ready to meddle with the galaxy from beyond the grave.]]
* CloningBlues: Inverted; clones are far superior to droids, at least according to Jango.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** Pretty much any character played by Sally. And apparently, if Sally [=GMed=], the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/amphibians/0050.html plot would be]] [[spoiler:''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.]]
** Chancellor Valorum combines this with PresidentEvil. [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before Valorum!]] [[spoiler:As General Grievous,]] he's (mostly) lost this trait and seems much more competent. And [[BadBoss angry]].
** The clone troopers are basically an ''army'' of Cloudcuckoolanders.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** Doubling as a CallBack to when he tried (and [[CaptainObvious obviously]] failed) to use the Force to literally SummonBiggerFish during the underwater sequence, Jim tries to attack the enemy droids at the Royal Palace with the same ability, much to the consternation of Ben and the GM. However, he relents and dials back on his action call--because he thought the resulting odor would be intolerable.
---> '''Jim/Qui-Gon''': ''"It'd stink up the palace for a week! Then [Padme]'d never give us a new boat!"''
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0321.html "Right... I'm glad I'm a recording and didn't hear that."]]
** When Jim has Han try to track Luke in the middle of a snowstorm at night and rolls a 6, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0937.html he struggles to grasp that he didn't have a hope in hell of succeeding]].
** Jim is [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0946.html completely incapable]] of recognising the canonical solution to "Luke is freezing to death next to a dead tauntaun", no matter how much the DM spells it out. Even when he gets it, he thinks it's a stopgap measure until he can set the tauntaun on fire.
* ComingInHot: Aside from the crash of the ''Invisible Hand'' in Episode III, there is a parody of the trope [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0788.html here]].
-->'''Jim (as Han):''' Chewie! Hit the... uh... forward!\\
'''[[{{NPC}} Chewbacca:]]''' "Forward" engaged.\\
'''[[DoAnythingRobot Pete:]]''' Match the rotation! Match the rotation!\\
'''Chewbacca:''' Rotation zero radians per second: matched.\\
'''Han:''' We're coming in too hot!\\
* ''Millennium Falcon'' slowly lands on the Peace Moon*\\
'''[[{{Mooks}} Clone Trooper:]]''' Wow. Slowest landing ever.
* CompositeCharacter: Some things from the movies get merged in this telling: [[spoiler:Chancellor Valorum and General Grievous]], [[spoiler:Naboo, Mustafar, and Alderaan]]. The intro strips to ''Rogue One'' suggest that [[spoiler:Tattooine, Jedha, and Jakku]] have been merged as well. A lesser version is at the beginning of Episode IV, where random Rebel Troopers are used to represent Captain Antilles until the scene where the real Antilles appears, getting throttled by Vader.
** The ''Rogue One'' campaign renames some of the characters after those in the ''Legends'' continuity, probably to preserve references made before ''Rogue One'' came out: Saw Garerra and Kyle Katarn become a single person, as do Jyn Erso and Bria Tharen. In addition, Bor Gullet (the telepathic octopus creature) is used as [[spoiler: Jabba the Hutt]]. And both Tivek and a random alien prisoner are [[spoiler: everyone's favourite shapeshifter, Wedge Antilles]].
* ConceptArtGallery: On the FanArt [[http://darthsanddroids.net/fanart/ page]].
* ConLang: R2-D2's beeps look at first glance like random onomatopoeic syllables, until Ben figures out that Pete has constructed an actual language out of them.
* ContinuityNod: In and out of universe: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0643.html Underwater oxygen extraction apparatus]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0729.html grappling hook]].
* CosmeticAward: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0624.html Your journey to the Dark Side is now complete! Achievement Unlocked!]]
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: During his duel with Yoda, Palpatine [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0621.html points out]] that if the Jedi had some ethical concerns with his leadership, they could have just talked to him about it. [[spoiler:And apparently Sally ended up agreeing with him, as she [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0623.html decided]] to sort everything out with him after saving Obi-Wan.]]
* CranialProcessingUnit: Mentioned with reference to how strange it is that [=C3PO=] still works when his head is grafted onto a battledroid.
* CrazySurvivalist: Beru and Owen in the campaign corresponding to ''A New Hope''.
* CriticalFailure: Jim, twice in a row, with the second supposedly having 1 rolls pre-rolled out. This convinces Jim to just let his character pass, so [[GratuitousNinja he can roll up a ninja character]] (the GM vetoes that).
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1109.html Comes again to Jim]].
%% Crowning Moments all go in subpages, conveniently linked at the top of the page.
* CrossPlayer: Sally (as several characters), Annie (as Anakin), and Jim (as Padmé). In other words, exactly half the cast. Take into the account that Pete's character doesn't really ''have'' a gender, and we're left with two players who has a character that was consistently the same sex as they are (Ben, who plays Obi-Wan and Chewbacca, and Corey, who plays Luke). Averted so far with the roles they play in the original trilogy, not counting Sally as Yoda [[spoiler:''but including Vader'']].
* CulturalTranslation: Frequently a necessity when the fans translate the comics into various languages.
* CutHimselfShaving: Invoked to explain the alien Tion Medon's [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0524.html ghastly facial features]].
* DaddyDNATest: [[spoiler:Vader [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0772.html learns]] that Leia is his daughter by having her DNA analysed and by having her blood tested for midi-chlorian count.]]
* DeadpanSnarker:
** The GM.
---> Boy, it must be really rough to have your campaign completely derailed...
** R2-D2
---> '''Pilot:''' General Glevious has gone mad! He'll kill us all!\\
'''R2:''' In other news, grass is green.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Your path to the Dark Side is complete!\\
'''R2:''' Achievement Unlocked!
* DeathByAdaptation:
** General Veers, killed in Luke's RoaringRampageOfRevenge after Dak's death.
** [[spoiler:Anakin actually dies on Mustafar. It's ''Padmé'' that becomes Darth Vader in this version.]]
* DeceptionNoncompliance: When R2-D2 (as played by Pete) was secretly being controlled by Nute Gunray, Pete tried to let other people know it as much as possible. This involved [[JapaneseRanguage swapping the Ls and Rs]] of his beeping sounds (as is done to satirise the accent given to the character in the film) and acting out of character.
--> '''Pete:''' I was subtly trying to indicate that something was wrong with me! I tried to abandon the party back on Hoth, remember? I was totally acting out of character! Don't tell me none of you noticed?
%%* DeepImmersionGaming
* DetectEvil:
** Jim wanted to know if he had this classic tabletop spell as his character [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0056.html first arrived on Tatooine]], so he could slaughter a village without losing points for hitting good guys.
** At the end of the ''Return of the Jedi'' campaign, Jim proposes an end to the moral debate about whether the Emperor's good ends justified his evil means: use a spell on his corpse!
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Lampshaded in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0685.html episode #685]].
-->'''Leia''': I'm ready to die for the Rebellion, "Lord" Vader.\\
'''Darth Vader''': Did you just air-quote me?\\
'''Leia''': "No".
* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: TheRant to [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html comic #50]]. ''StarWars'' doesn't exist in the players' universe, because the comic wouldn't make sense if it did. So various other ''Star Wars''-influenced things are also different, including ''Darths and Droids'' itself, which has become ''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html Wands and Warts]]'', a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' comic. There's a link to a mockup of a ''Wands and Warts'' page, with a similar rant at the bottom, except that it links to a comic based on ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' (''Notes And Nazis''), and so on and so on.
** Interestingly, in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/barnacles/0050.html one]] of these alternate realities ''Star Wars'' movies (or at least ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'') do exist (according to TheRant).
* TheDogShotFirst: Played with, given that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0759.html the annotation]] even says it's the most anticipated strip ever. While Harrison Ford shoots before his adversary can do so, in there his name is Greedo.
* DontTryThisAtHome: [[CrazyAwesome Pete's]] [[NoodleImplements dice]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0909.html get this treatment]].
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0145.html This episode title]]; this strip also introduces a DrinkingGame.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1247.html Later,]] Sally sings "The Doom Song".
* DramaticIrony: In-universe and out; because of Ben's commitment to the line between in-character and out-of-character actions and knowledge, he and the audience know that Anakin would have left Obi-Wan to die, but Obi-Wan does not. Ben doesn't hold it against Annie because it's in-character for Anakin, but notes that there might be trouble in-game if Obi-Wan found out.
* DrinkingGame: Pete is playing one; drink every time a cliché shows up! [[invoked]]
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Done to [[spoiler:Naboo in place of Alderaan]] in Episode IV.
* EitherOrTitle: Episodes [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0131.html 131]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0132.html 132]].
* EpicFail: Pete fires his laser cannons in the middle of a massive space battle. '''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0415.html He misses everything.]]'''
-->'''R2-D2:''' ''[[BeatPanel ...]][[RammingAlwaysWorks Ramming speed]].''
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
--> ''Vader blows up Naboo with the Peace Moon.''\\
'''Leia, Luke, Han, Obi-wan, and [=C-3PO=]:''' ''(stunned silence)''\\
'''R2-D2:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Utter. Frakking. Bastard.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** The GM is always referred to as such, even though at least Jim and Ben presumably know his name. None of the players address the GM by name. Pete [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0333.html claims the job]] before Annie says the name on. Later, Pete just [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0718.html doesn't include him]] in the apology for arriving late.
** Princess Organa's first name actually ''is'' Princess, rather than Leia. [[spoiler:And then [[SubvertedTrope the opposite]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0772.html turns out to be the case.]]]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: Pete makes it clear that [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0630.html even if he's tricky he will always play by the rules]].
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0293.html this strip]], Ben attempts to communicate with Jango by firing shots in Morse Code. Of course, his ship is unarmed.
* EvilChancellor:
** Subverted; Jim's suspicions of Sio Bibble have no basis in fact or reality.
** Chancellor Palpatine (possibly). Bizarrely enough, if Sally's comments in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0704.html Episode 704]] are anything to go by, the Imperial Senate may be taking this role towards Emperor Palpatine, basically flipping the situation in the movies on its head.
* EvilPlan: Anakin's/Annie's [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0553.html grand scheme]] in Episode III is to play the Jedi Council, Palpatine, and Ben[=/=]Obi-Wan against each other, making each of them think the other is Sith, with the ultimate goal of standing atop the resulting chaos and gaining complete control of the galaxy as TheManBehindTheMan. Jim and Pete are left slack-jawed in admiration. The gambit ultimately fails after he is dismembered by Obi-Wan, then is found by Palpatine [[spoiler:and dies; Padme becomes Darth Vader]].
* ExactWords:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0461.html This strip]]
--->'''Anakin''': You're pulling my leg.\\
'''Palpatine''': Well yes, but it's better than falling to my death.
** On full display during Obi-Wan and Vader's fight, Vader refuses to be addressed as Anakin. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Vader isn't being metaphorical.]] Then Vader says Ben "killed the only I'd ever loved". [[spoiler:Indeed he did, by chopping their limbs off.]]
** Another in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1059.html #1059]] when, after being teased about his SingleBiomePlanet[=s=], the GM promises "there won't be one type of land" on Bespin[[labelnote:*]], which is a gas planet[[/labelnote]].
** Pete gets caught by this when he realises too late that R2 is ''not'' covered under ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy:
--->'''Pete:''' I thought they couldn't hit live targets!
--->'''Annie:''' They can't hit '''organic beings,''' you metal moron.
* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: "[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1136.html Episode #1136]]: Corridor of Destiny! Old Friends Catch Up On Situations!"
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: How Annie realizes it wasn't Jim's fault she lost her job.

[[folder:Tropes F to J]]
* FacePalm: When Jim [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0573.html Strip 573]] realises that the restaurant where he had a row with Annie over dinner was the one that she worked in, and that he humiliated her in front of everyone. Okay, technically we don't see ''his'' face and palm, but Natalie Portman's body language perfectly captures Jim's feelings.
* FalseReassurance: TheRant in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0463.html Strip 463]] points out that any GM wanting to [[ParanoiaFuel scare the piss]] out of his players should word his declarations in a way that ''just'' leaves open the possibility of threats lurking around corners.
* FamousLastWords: Grievous dials this UpToEleven.
-->"[[VoluntaryShapeshifting Zam...]] [[TearJerker If only you could see what I've seen]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick with your]] [[OrganTheft eyes.]] [[Film/BladeRunner I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the]] TannhauserGate. [[Film/BladeRunner All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in the rain... Time to die.]] ''[[BeatPanel (beat)]]'' [[Film/CitizenKane Rosebud...]]"
** Jabba has [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1279.html an excellent line]]: "Everybody dies! But not everybody lives as I live this moment!" ... and then spoils the effect by trying to come up with something more.
* FanArt
* FantasticDrug: Obi-Wan hints that the "moisture" Uncle Owen farms isn't water. See also "blue milk", which is used to suppress a connection to the Force.
* {{Fictionary}}: Pete came up with a whole language for Artoo's beeps. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1180.html Ben managed to decipher it, which saved the entire adventuring party.]] None of the other players even realized that the beeps ''weren't'' just random sound effects.
-->'''Sally:''' Why would you expect anyone to have gone to so much trouble to make a consistent language out of beeps?
-->'''Ben:''' It's '''Pete'''!
* FictionalSocialNetwork: #1165 "Forceful Takeover" has Darth Vader shut off his shuttle's computer while one of the clone troopers is browsing Clone Book.
* {{Flanderization}}: Ric Olié was already a CaptainObvious in the movie, but the comic deliberately took it even further -- although it tries not to draw attention.
** Flat characters are invoked for comedic effect when it comes to the [=NPCs=]. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness General Dodonna]] also comes to mind.
** General Rieekan is a deliberate, in-universe example. In his first session, he's just a {{Jerkass}} who's all around rude and abrasive to everyone but especially offends Pete and Sally when he calls Pete a "stupid droid" and rudely orders Sally to go make him a salad. In his next (and final) session, the GM plays up to the only two players who noticed and commented on Rieekan's rudeness by making Rieekan a total [[FantasticRacism "Droidist"]] where practically everything he says is a stereotypically bigoted phrase only directed at droids.
-->'''C-3PO''':You got a problem with droids?
-->'''Rieekan''': Hey, some of my best friends are droids.
-->'''C-3PO''': Name one!
-->'''Rieekan''':Well, uh...there was that one who, uh...made my salad.
-->'''C-3PO''': That was me!
-->'''Rieekan''': That was you? Sorry. You all look alike to me.
* FlashbackEffects: Of the sepia-toned variety.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Sally during Episode III; every session she has a new interest that she pours her heart and soul into, but come next session she's decided that her former interest was stupid, and now she has a new and much better one.
* FollowTheLeader / SincerestFormOfFlattery: The writers admit up front this is based on ''DM of the Rings''.
* FootnoteFever: The notes for [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0522.html episode 522]].
* ForegoneConclusion:
** The relationships between the players, reflected in-game by their characters, is slowly fracturing in much the same way as the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters did. And ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' didn't exactly end well.
*** Completely, gloriously subverted in regards to Jim and Annie. They actually manage to reconcile their differences just as Anakin has started "his" FaceHeelTurn. Jim starts getting better at roleplaying, and for the scene of Padme's murder, is roleplaying so well, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Annie actually has to ask Jim to stop roleplaying for a moment so she can tell him how much she loves him.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0079.html When Pete asks what a pod is]], and Jim's response in the next panel. Guess what they end up encountering on [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0271.html Kamino]]?
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0072.html Pete goes on an extended rant]] as he demands something more science-fictiony, such as space dreadnoughts bristling with atomic missiles. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0406.html Then]] at the end of Episode 2, Pete suggests "a massive battle involving space dreadnoughts bristling with atomic missiles" (Annie: "As long as ''we're'' the ones with the dreadnoughts") and the GM takes notes. [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0413.html Remember how the Episode 3 movie started?]]
** You may consider [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html this dialog]] to be a foreshadowing to ''Return of the Jedi'':
--->'''Palpatine:''' And who shall judge who is wicked? Who else is to die?\\
'''Anakin:''' Anyone who disagrees with me, for starters.\\
'''Palpatine:''' I disagreed with you just now, Anakin.\\
'''Anakin:''' Well obviously not you, Chancellor.
** And [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0460.html another one]] regarding ''Jedi'':
--->'''Palpatine:''' This is fun; perhaps I should install a huge bottomless pit in my quarters for no apparent reason.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0139.html This speech]] by [[spoiler:Valorum]] pretty much flat out tells you what [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0467.html his eventual fate]] will be, but you'd never realise it the first time through.
** And then comes a piece of dialogue from Anakin/Annie about Padme/Jim. Considering how much development Annie plans out for her character and how involved she gets into them, this could be both, either, or neither foreshadowing or in-character anxiety.
--->'''Anakin''' (describing an in-character dream): You die in childbirth.
** "[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0045.html You are NOT wearing the queen's dresses]]." Guess who Jim ended up playing as about a movie later?
** Grievous to Kenobi: "I see your future. Divorced from your flesh, your moth-robes fall empty."
** One of R2-D2's flaws to support Pete's MinMaxing is Tastes Good To Dragons. The DM says he can keep them. Know what happens to R2 in the Dagobah swamp? [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1005.html He gets eaten, of course!]]
--->'''SFX:''' Ptooey!
--->'''SFX:''' < oooooooooooowwoooooooooooo >
--->'''SFX:''' Kerassh!!
--->'''GM:''' Lucky. That one almost came back to bite you.
** In episode 186 Palpatine orders [[spoiler:Maul]] to team up with the Jedi:
---> '''[[spoiler:Maul]]:''' IWorkAlone.\\
'''Palpatine:''' That's not what it says on your card.
*** In episode 283, we learn about his partner.
** In episode 30 Sally asks if she can be a Jedi. The GM and Ben say no. Eventually, she plays both Windu and then Yoda (as well as the librarian).
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0540.html Mace wondering who could be Gunray's sleeper agent]]. Also: "[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0513.html With respect, Master Windu couldn't spot a Sith]] if he ''was'' one." [[spoiler:And this is almost literally the case - see ManchurianAgent below.]]
** The notes for [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0524.html this strip]] has a table for losing parts of your body, including both legs and the left arm. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mou_kei Guess]] what happens to Anakin at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
** [[spoiler:[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html Mah son is]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0391.html sometimes ze same way]].]]
** Luke's character sheet has Survival: Desert, Forest, Snow, and Swamp. Desert makes a lot of sense on Tatooine, but the survival skills in Snow, Swamp, and Forest set up the fact that the settings of the group's next two campaigns.
** The players point out that they shouldn't be told what the bad guys are saying when they are not around. [[spoiler:Annie is controlling Darth Vader by proxy, so it's perfectly justified.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0495.html At one point]] Sally jokingly claims that Anakin is actually the Sith Lord. [[spoiler: Yeah [[DarkMessiah 'bout that]]...]] [[spoiler:Or not, given the RedHerring.]]
** When [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0851.html talking about Naboo]], Annie (playing Leia) hesitates on mentioning Padmé's burial. [[spoiler:Turns out there's a reason for that.]]
** As they approach Cloud City, R2-D2 calls it "Crowd City", in a context where he ''could'' just be making a pun. But it's soon revealed to be subtle foreshadowing of [[spoiler:Nute Gunray, whose "Japanese" accent consists of switching his Ls and Rs, taking control]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0840.html Darth Vader accuses Obi-Wan of killing the only person he (Darth Vader) had ever loved]]. [[spoiler:Makes sense when you read [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1152.html this]].]]
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1097.html Episode 1097]], [=C-3PO=] [[spoiler: who is saying the opposite of what she means ever since her head was attached backwards, but the others haven't picked up on it]] directly says [[spoiler: that Han ''isn't'' the traitor]]. [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1108.html Eleven strips later]], we learn she was "right".
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0657.html The DM's plan]] for Episode III says that [[spoiler:Nute Gunray is unkillable in this game]]. Despite what [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0595.html the PCs]] think, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1142.html he's right]].
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Category 2. In Episode III, Annie as Anakin has been casting suspicion between the main characters, trying to turn them against each other at various times suggesting dark motives for Palpatine, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Mace Windu. Upon TheReveal that [[spoiler:Mace Windu is a brainwashed sleeper agent for the Trade Federation]] she seems genuinely shocked that one of the people she was trying to cast suspicion on was actually ''guilty'' of something.
* FrenchJerk: Dooku. But not regular French, he's Space French. And quite the unreasonable man.
* FriendOrFoe: In the confusion of a firefight, Bria Tharen shoots K-2SO. It would have killed K-2, but the GM invokes SchrodingersGun and says the shot hit ''an identical robot in front of K-2'' instead.
* FunetikAksent: Many {{Non Player Character}}s, but Dookû has the silliest one. Tarkin is given one in ''Episode IV''.
* GamblersFallacy: Pete is a firm subscriber to this due to his steadfast belief that dice have memories, can be "cursed" or "blessed", and can have the 1s prerolled out of them.
** In Episode III he tries to weaponize this trope against Ben during the fight against Grievous, handing him his "special" dice, all of which have only ever rolled 1. And then Ben rolls critical hits with all of them.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Game Within a Game]]: The players' and GM's characters play one in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0778.html episode 778]].
* {{GASP}}: Collective ones from the Geonosians and the Republic Senate so far.
* GeekyTurnon: Annie's rather [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0106.html cunning plan during the pod race]] prompted Pete to say "I'm in love".
* GenderFlip: It's more for pronoun purposes, but in ''Darths & Droids'', C-3PO is referred to as female.
** Later, when it turns out that [[spoiler:Darth Vader actually is ''Padme'']].
* GeniusDitz: Jim is a real ditz in RPG, genius otherwise. See [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0143.html here]] to see him put the GM in his place when the GM uses the word "vergence" wrong, because he's doing a Ph.D. in geophysics. And [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0150.html later]], he even works out the insane conditions that would make a planet like Naboo physically possible to patch up the GM's overlooking basic physics in the earlier strips. But lest we forget the second half of this trope:
-->'''R2-D2:''' It's tough holding a grudge against someone who doesn't even notice.
* GenreSavvy: All the players -- except Sally and Annie, at least in the first movie.
** Gunnery Captain Bolvan [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0683.html knows]] that just because an escape pod doesn't have any life forms in it doesn't mean it shouldn't be shot down. [[spoiler:Too bad for him that Pete disabled guns before leaving.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Leia tries this on Luke to snap him out of his HeroicBSOD after Obi-Wan's death, though it looks more like [[TeachHimAnger unhealthy]] [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] than anything else. Luke [[WellExcuseMePrincess bluntly rebukes her]], exposing that he has every reason to be angsting.
-->'''Luke:''' ''I've been fed lies my entire life! Every person I've known for more than two days is '''dead'''!''
* {{GMPC}}:
** Temporary example with R2-D2, when the regular GM has a family emergency and lets [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]] fill in because he has the most GM experience.
** Chewbacca was an example, joining the group as PC Jim's eloquent sidekick, specifically designed to excel at all his dump stats (like diplomacy. Later became an ordinary PC [[spoiler:due to the death of Obi-Wan aboard the Peace Moon.]])
** Bria Tharen (this universe's version of Jyn Erso, the ''main character'' from ''Rogue One'') is played by the GM.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: In Episode V, Sally's Yoda has gone a bit bonkers from twenty years of isolation on Dagobah.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Padmé, once Jim takes over playing her. [[spoiler:And it continues when Annie plays her as Darth Vader.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: So, [[spoiler:Anakin]], you want to corrupt Palpatine and become the power behind the throne? Sure, why not. Just be certain [[spoiler:that you've not corrupted him enough to consider you a loose cannon, drain your midichlorians, and kill you.]] Oops.
* GoshDangItToHeck: During the earlier strips, "frakking" is the harshest the language ever gets. The only exception is in strip #11, when Jim exclaims, "No, we just kick ass!" which happens before [[MoralityPet Sally]] joins the group. No longer applies during the [[TimeSkip Episode IV campaign and onwards]], wherein Sally is a couple of years older and a bit more of a smart mouth, though they still refrain from using any of the harsher words in an effort to maintain the comic's PG rating.
* GrapplingWithGrapplingRules: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/comics/darths0344_bonus.jpg Done here.]]
* GroinAttack: "I kick him where it hurts!"
* GuiltByAssociationGag: Done by Sally in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0403.html this strip.]]
* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: Palpatine says this word-for-word after [[spoiler:failing to kill Mace Windu with Force lightning.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Captain Needa of the ''Avenger'' appears to have one of these, going into a furious rant at the ''Falcon'' after they buzz his bridge and storming off [[TooDumbToLive "give Vader a piece of my mind!"]]
* HeelRealization:
** Subverted by Pete in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0454.html #454]]. "So we're the bad guys now? Cool!"
** Played horribly straight by Anakin [[spoiler:when he mortally wounds Padme]].
* HeroAntagonist: Dooku.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Mace Windu, after killing Jango]].
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]], and even Jim during the first movie.
* HeyWait: An InvokedTrope coupled with a BavarianFireDrill, courtesy of a [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0804.html Bluff check]].
* HiddenDepths: Jim may be an outstanding {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but he's far from dumb, given that he's studying geophysics. (Which actually comes up a lot in the game.) Sally regularly demonstrates a profound creative streak - designing memorable (if outlandish) characters, describing settings and outfits, and world-building Kashyyyk (which blew the GM's own work on Utapau out of the water). She also came up with the whole idea of the Dark Side by accident.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Pete's use of R2 as a MartyStu [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0351.html comes back to bite him]]. And then when the GM gets back, he makes R2 go back through his own DeathCourse, making him miss the big climactic battle.
** Palpatine gets his face disfigured during his confrontation with Mace Windu because he accidentally reversed Force Drain [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0556.html and it ended up blasting him rather than Mace]].
** "Greedo" stealing Han Solo's identity led Bobo Fett to believe that he was a shapeshifter like himself. Now Boba wants his nonexistent splanch so that he can get back his shapeshifting abilities.
* {{Homage}}:
** The fantasy game Jim, Ben, and Pete played between episodes one and two was [[spoiler:''Film/ThePrincessBride.'']] Pete was [[spoiler:Vizzini]], Ben and Jim were [[spoiler:Inigo Montoya and Fezzik]]. He has reason to be angry.
** Annie's game is heavily implied to be a mix of ''Film/VanHelsing'' and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', with a bit of TakeThat against the source materials to boot.
--->'''Jim:''' And that stuff about Pete being the ArchangelGabriel, where did '''that''' come from?\\
'''Annie:''' Yeah by that stage I was just making up the stupidest things I could think of.\\
'''Jim:''' They were ''vampires''! You can't make vampires good! They're evil, they have to be killed, that's all there is to it! [...] And vampires ''do not sparkle in the daylight!!''
** It's also slowly revealed that Jim's campaign was [[spoiler: derailed into the plot of ''Film/{{Airplane}}'']], with Pete playing [[spoiler: Creator/LeslieNielsen]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Sally challenges Dookû to a contest of lifting things with the Force as a way of capturing him without needing to risk killing him, relying on the idea that Dookû will be honourable to agree to it.
-->'''Yoda:''' I don't want to kill you. Settle this with a Force Arm-Wrestle we will!\\
'''Dookû:''' A... what?\\
'''Yoda:''' Whoever lifts the biggest thing wins!\\
'''Dookû:''' Zis is ridiculous. Raise your sword.\\
'''Yoda:''' But this is how honourable Jedi settle things. Are you honourable?\\
'''Dookû:''' Ah begin to regret zat Ah am...
** Also the reason (in this universe) for the reason for the lightsaber duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan. The rest of the party is going evil (except Sally), but Ben refuses.
--->'''Ben:''' I wrote "Good" on my character sheet and I jolly well meant it! Unlike ''some'' people!
* HurricaneOfPuns:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0437.html #437.]] It even spills over into the NewsPost.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0374.html And this earlier hurricane.]] Hand puns AND sports puns.
** Declaring the Empire's starships PIE fighters [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0889.html leads to some dessert puns]].
** Happens in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1323.html #1323]] with monkey puns, some rather elaborate.
* HypocriticalHumor: This little gem from [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0042.html #42]]:
-->'''Jim (as Qui-Gon Jinn):''' Fine. But we're not taking [[{{Malaproper}} Bubble]]. [[BeardOfEvil That goatee]] is a [[WrongGenreSavvy death sentence]].\\
'''Ben (as Obi-Wan):''' Uh... Don't you have a --\\
'''Jim:''' [[BlatantLies No.]]\\
'''Ben:''' Can I see your character sheet for a --\\
'''Jim:''' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial You may not.]]
* IAmSpartacus: Han, Chewbacca, and Leia all claim to be Obi-Wan, in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1105.html #1105]].
* IAmTheNoun: Anakin says this twice in Episode 626.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Anakin in Episode 108, after deliberately destroying Sebulba's pod (and possibly Sebulba).
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All the strips during Pete's tenure as the substitute GM have very long titles that describe the action of the strip using SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, some of which double as flimsy defenses for Pete's {{Ass Pull}}ing.
* IdiotBall: A lot of the problems in the game could have been solved by someone going, "Jim, would you just shut up and ''listen'' for ten seconds in a row?"
* IdiotHero: Qui Gon, as played by Jim. Three Words: [[RunningGag "Summon Bigger Fish."]]
** Obi-Wan has his moment when he jumps off a window after a droid in the ''Attack of the Clones'' arc.
* IdiotSavant: Jim may be as dumb as he can in the game, but he's a Geology student, and a very good one if his LampshadeHanging of the implausibility of the height of Coruscant's buildings is any indication.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0228.html #228]].
-->'''Anakin:''' Can I have your ''(Obi-Wan's)'' laser sword if this ends badly? Try to toss it as you hit the lava.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Done with Ben and Darth Maul, with quotes taken directly from ''Revenge of the Sith'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0194.html here.]]
** Of course, also done in the usual place, final battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith. This time, the Higher Ground tactic gives Ben explicit battle modifier advantages.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0242.html #242]], possibly, which gets funnier every time you read it.
* ImAHumanitarian:
** The Gungans, lampshaded by the title of [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0156.html this strip.]]
** Humorously averted [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0238.html here.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Lampshaded by Jim and immediately after that defied by the Clone Troopers themselves in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0675.html episode 675]].
** Lampshaded again later on. Obi-Wan states the movie line about blast points being too accurate for Sand People - but then adds "It can't be clone troopers either. They're rubbish."
** And then demonstrated by [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0857.html Jim]], who decides to take the Ork method of marksmanship and hose down the pursuing [=TIEs=] with full-auto fire. Naturally, he misses despite having to roll a big bucket of dice. Corey, being [[ChekhovsSkill an experienced FPS player]], actually applies lead and smokes his targets with single well-aimed shots.
* InAndOutOfCharacter
* IncomingHam [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0466.html General Grievous:]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Cyborgs. Under. MY. COMMAND!]]
* IndyPloy: What is Luke/Corey going to do with a harpoon and tow cable against giant mecha walkers? [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0968.html Make it up as he goes, of course.]]
* InMediasRes: The players' Episode IV campaign starts three sessions before we start seeing it - and Jim has had a character die in each one.
* InsaneTrollLogic: The solutions to the challenges [[KillerGM Pete]] set during his brief tenure filling in for the GM. Usually, as well as being completely out there, the players had to make punishingly precise rolls to actually succeed (as it stood, they managed to survive ''without'' figuring out Pete's solutions, on blind luck alone).
** Pete's reasoning on "rolling out the ones". After dice roll twenty ones in a row they must be ''guaranteed'' to roll well from now on, right?
* InsistentTerminology: Pete insists that "venom" and "poison" are completely different things to which different game rules should be applied to.
* InsufferableGenius: Pete's pretty much the comic's version of [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]], in every possible sense.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: One of the alternate languages.
** Also the part where the players are assisted by a group of NPC pilots, speaking several languages while 3PO translates. The NPC lines are all {{Blind Idiot Translation}}s, because the GM ''isn't'' multilingual and is relying on machine translation.
** The [=GM=]'s approach to a Japanese accent for the [[JapaneseRanguage Tlade Fedelation Viceloy]].
* InterfaceScrew: For three strips, starting [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1273.html here.]] When Boba Fett wouldn't stop monologuing about how he'd find and kill Obi Wan, Han got fed up and spat out that Darth Vader killed him in episode 4. The realization sent Fett [[SanitySlippage over]] [[JustForPun the]] [[DestinationDefenestration edge.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: [[TagalongKid Sally]] develops this sort of a relationship with the other players fairly quickly over the course of the first episode. Particularly of note is her relationship with [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]], who takes her under his wing and mentors her in how to best use Jar Jar's (and later 3PO's) abilities to her strategic advantage.
* {{Intermission}}: Between each of the films there is a three strip non-canon gag intermission.
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Episode 69
* IronicEcho:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0052.html "You are]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0295.html enlightened."]]
** There are several lines of dialogue taken straight from the movies -- with Character A saying Character B's lines, and Character B saying Character A's lines.
* IronicName: While on Dagoba, Yoda takes the name Darth Sain. He's also [[GoMadFromTheIsolation a little loopy.]]
* ItWasHisSled: An in-universe example of sorts: [[spoiler:the destruction of Naboo]] is supposed to be a shocking revelation to the players' characters, but the players themselves already know it happened. Jim even gets [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0782.html a bit sarcastic]] about it.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Sort of, when Padmé asks how she's supposed to get information from Anakin:
-->'''Qui-Gon:''' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0061.html I don't know. Flirt with him or something.]]\\
'''Padmé:''' [[PaedoHunt He's nine years old! Do you know how creepy that is?]]
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Jabba uses this trope ''constantly''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pete's stat-obsessed, railroading, and killer GM attitude is quickly turning him into this. And he can't even understand ''why'' the other players are starting to hate him. He does apologize afterward, and admits he genuinely enjoys playing with the team.
** On the other hand, he was apparently using a "contrition" app on his PDA.
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: Hilariously used by a ''droid'', of all things, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0175.html here]].
* JustAStupidAccent: Many [=NPCs=], as well as Jim's Greedo until he dropped it as part of the "Han Solo" cover identity. [[spoiler:When Jim's character gets brain damage and reverts to being "Freddo", his identity before Greedo, the accent comes back.]]
** Dooku's ridiculous French accent, which includes mangled versions of words which are ''already French''. The DM gets thrown when Sally starts replying in actual French, which he does not speak.

[[folder:Tropes K to O]]
* KarlMarxHatesYourGuts: A DiscussedTrope [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0762.html here]].
-->'''Ben''': You buy stuff at full value, you sell at half.\\
'''[[{{Munchkin}} Pete]]''': First Law of Equipment Trading.\\
'''Corey''': So all these traders out there are making 100% profit on every transaction? You'd think they'd have [[LegionOfDoom banded together]] and [[TakeOverTheWorld taken over the galaxy]] by now.\\
'''Pete''': What, like some kind of... [[InJoke Trade Federation]]?
* KillAndReplace: The human character Greedo shoots and kills the green Rodian named Han Solo in the Mos Eisley cantina, and takes over his identity (and ship).
* KillerGameMaster: Pete, as substitute GM, is the one who comes up with the droid factory scene from ''Attack of the Clones''. He even laughs at Annie when she initially fails a roll.
** Made even more evident when the original GM shows up and takes a look at the place, saying "Wow, I don't think anyone can get through this," making Annie and Jim's passage through the factory SHEER LUCK -- for instance, the chance of Anakin getting through those blades was approximately 0.5% (admittedly, before Anakin increased his chances with Force Abilities).
*** We do get to hear Pete's explanation though; most of the hazards actually had ways to avoid them altogether, the players just missed them because he was harrying them so much to make their moves. The authors also point out that many of these exist in the original scene as well. R2 runs the gauntlet solo later on.
** TheRant usually includes tongue-in-cheek advice for [=DMs=] for running a fun campaign - often at the expense of the players.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Jim, constantly interrupting the GM's explanations to provide one of his own that is always incorrect.
* LamePunReaction: [[ReactionShot The final panel]] of [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1232.html strip #1232.]]
* LampshadeHanging: All over the place. The webcomic lampshades so many illogical or improbable aspects of the Star Wars universe.
* LargeHam: The GM has ''way'' too much fun playing the [=NPCs=].
** In particular, General Grievous. Fools! It shall be I!
* LaserGuidedKarma: The DM takes great glee in making the players' [[HeroicComedicSociopath Heroic Sociopathy]] come back to haunt them later.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Jim plays Padmé after Qui-Gon dies.
* LeeroyJenkins: Done by Padme in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0162.html This]] strip. Note that it actually works.
** Much later done [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0518.html by Pete]].
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:Padmé takes up Anakin's mantle as Darth Vader after his death, into the IV-VI trilogy.]]
* LetMeGetThisStraight: Parodied by [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0866.html General Willard]], who "summarizes" information the [=PCs=] just told him. Except his "summary" is longer and more detailed than the original report.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Despite being one of the primary rules for roleplaying '''not''' to play this trope straight, the gang rarely, stays together. A recurring saying in the group being that they've "split the party four ways" as sometimes they split so much that it feels less like one campaign and more like four solo campaigns being ran at once.
* LevelGrinding: R2-D2 just wants to kill another hundred droids in order to get Enhanced Environmental Sealing before infiltrating the Trade Federation HQ.
* LikeIsLikeAComma: Mon Mothma talks like this.
* LiteralMinded: Jim in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0723.html episode 723]], when commenting on Pete's statement that liquid metal is not cool.
* TheLoonie: Sally.
* LuckManipulationMechanic: There is a mention of the "Fate Manipulation Re-roll" Jedi power. Anakin used a Fate Manipulation re-roll during Pete's factory sequence. Hilariously, Jim as Qui-Gon missed the point, and assumed the power only worked when a character ''in-game'' rolled dice. He's stoked about how useful it is when Ben points out that they've been rolling dice the whole time, and he never though to use it until Watto's chance cube.
* LukeIAmYourFather:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0302.html Anakin, I am your stepfather.]] And, as with the movie, followed by the BigNo.
*** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html And then later...]]
** [[spoiler: "Boba, [[IAmNotYourFather I am your stepfather]]." Boba is apparently the son of Zam Wessel and Darth Maul.]] Again, followed by a BigNo.
** [[spoiler: As early as ''Episode IV'' Vader reveals to Leia that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0772.html she is his daughter]].]]
** With regard to the TropeNamer...
** Somehow, even after [[spoiler: Luke discovers that Vader is his father before Vader does,]] the comic still manages to take the original iconic scene and give it a WhamLine. [[spoiler: Luke, I am your mother.]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:In a perfect mirror to the original scene, Luke reveals the truth to Vader in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1151.html 1151]]... [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1152.html and then it gets weird when Vader says he]] is Luke's ''mother''.]]
* MadnessMantra: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0546.html In the movie, why does Grievous still have internal organs?]]
* MagicAmpersand: The title of the webcomic follows this convention.
* MajorGeneralSong: The title and annotation of [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0218.html this strip]].
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: By [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0751.html Ponda Baba]].
-->'''Ponda Baba''': What the hell are you doing? I was just messing with the kid! That arm's gonna take me ''hours'' to grow back!\\
'''Obi-Wan''': Uh... I'm sorry... but...\\
'''Ponda Baba''': Nah, just kidding. It's gone forever. And it hurts a lot.
* {{Malaproper}}:
** "Cheddar monks" and "Ratatouille", among [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0368.html other things]].
--->'''Padmé:''' I swing on my chain and kick the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] as it tries to attack.
** And [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0313.html "passionfruit jelly"]] as part of the path to the dark side.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:[[CaptainOblivious Mace Windu]], who apparently was brainwashed by Gunray and became his sleeper agent. Sadly, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0558.html he only realized this moments before his death]].]]
* MartyStu: InUniverse, R2-D2, Pete's character, during Pete's run as the temporary GM. Pete constructs the entire factory scene in ''Episode II'', making it particularly dangerous to the other [=PCs=], for the sole purpose of having R2 fly in and save the day. This is made most obvious in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0345.html this strip]].
* MayTheFarceBeWithYou
* MeaningfulEcho:
-->"Are you calling me <something undesirable>?"\\
"'''Are''' you?"\\
"Are '''you'''?"\\
** Lampshaded a second later. "It also causes deja vu."
* MeaningfulName: Ben, Annie, and (until he takes over Padmé) Jim. In-universe, Annie's case is a coincidence because the GM named Anakin before she came aboard.
** Pete is another, though far more subtle example. [[spoiler: It comes from the scene in A New Hope where a Jawa shoots Artoo. After he keels over, the Jawa calls for his friends with this line: "Utini... Umm PETE!"]]
* MinMaxing: Pete loves min-maxing. It's the reason R2 is so good at hacking and repair but crap at everything else and unable to speak.
* {{Mondegreen}}: InUniverse -- as a RunningGag, Jim keeps making mincemeat out of the GM's phrasings. "To Naboo soil" becomes "Tuna booze oil".
* MonochromePast: Flashback sequences are shown in sepia tones.
* MoodDissonance: The frequently stark contrast between what's happening in the game and what the characters are talking about outside the game. Taken to extremes [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0607.html here]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0641.html In-universe example]] for the game itself:
---> So... anyone wanna shoot some space pool?
* MoralEventHorizon: [[invoked]][[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0774.html Discussed with how to make players loathe a villain for an act]], make sure [[RuleOfPerception to destroy a place they've actually heard of]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Pete, of all people, is the one to call Darth Vader an "utter frakking bastard" for his personal one.]]
* MostGamersAreMale: There are two girls out of five (later six) players, which is still a higher percentage than normal. Both Sally and Annie come to the campaign as newbies and Pete, at first, clearly thinks most gamers ''should'' be male.
* {{Munchkin}}: Pete. Lampshaded in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0528.html Strip 528]].
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Pete at least appears to see rolling his special custom die as [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0629.html the most]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0630.html epic thing]] in the history of gaming. He even asked Sally to film the roll because he was too excited to hold the camera steady.
** Possibly subverted because it [[AwesomenessIsVolatile needed gloves and goggles to be handled]] and [[IncendiaryExponent caught fire]] when thrown, meaning it probably ''was'' awesome.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Done by Sally in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0695.html episode 695]]:
-->'''Sally:''' (''to Pete'') I love it here. A beautiful desert cruise with wonderful friends. And you.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Sally after [[spoiler:Mace decapitates Jango]], leading to a HeroicBSOD for [[spoiler: Mace]].
** Palpatine after [[spoiler:killing Mace Windu]].
** Anakin after [[spoiler: mortally wounding Padme]].
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Pete refers to this trope by name in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0279.html strip 279]].
** Made funnier when you realize that Pete might be a Troper.
*** It might just be a Monty Python reference, though.
* MythologyGag
** There are a few scattered references to the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, specially in Episode IV (prior gameplay sessions include the opening level of ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces]]'', and Jim also mentions [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Toprawa the incident]] on which the plans were retransmitted to Leia aboard the Tantive IV).
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0741.html episode 741]], when the group tries to come up with a fake surname for Luke, Corey suggests "Starkiller" which was Luke Skywalker's name in early drafts of the original Star Wars script.
** Ben's Chewbacca refuses to accept a medal until the war has been won. This is in reference to Chewbacca not getting a medal in the actual film because Carrie Fisher wasn't tall enough to hang it on him.
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: "Killer. Luke Starkiller."
* NerdsSpeakKlingon: In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1019.html strip #1019]], [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]] (R2-D2) rolls a die with the numbers written in [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Quenya]]. (He has a lot of custom dice.)
--> '''DM:''' Okay, I can't read Quenya. What does it say?\\
'''Pete:''' ''(sigh)'' It says "your periscope is ''[[PardonMyKlingon (Quenya)]]''."
* NeverMyFault: Darth Vader would rather blame Obi-Wan for everything than accept any responsibility for his actions.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** In order to win the pod race, Jim (still playing Qui Gon Jin) injects Anakin with his blood, giving him midi-chlorians and thus Force abilities. That's right. To rig a race, Jim empowers a character who will later become a Sith.
** In the pod race arc, Jim is also responsible for arming the Tusken Raiders and causing them to be hostile.
** One for Ben (with an extra bit of help from Jim). Trying to conceal Luke's identity from Vader ends up making the latter chase Luke, but for ''revenge''.
** By ignoring their original mission, they end up mistaking allies for enemies killing Darth Maul who was helping them obtain the Peace Orb. And Jango Fett was his partner, leading Fett to try to obtain vengeance against Ben a decade later in game.
* NinjaLooting: Referenced [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0042.html here]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Jim's [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0927.html vampyrates]].
* NoDialogueEpisode: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0277.html here]].
* NoJustNoReaction: Windu's response about whether bringing balance to the force, in a galaxy currently void of the Sith, would be a good thing.
** The GM occasionally does this when vetoing some of the players' ideas (usually Jim's).
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0185.html Here]], with a link to the trope page. Although Palpatine is a hologram so he doesn't actually get to eat anything.
* NonCombatEXP: Jim is actually surprised that XP can be gained from roleplaying, rather than just fighting.
* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0628.html Pete's custom die]]. It's dropped from an apparatus Pete brings in a briefcase with him to each session, and can only be rolled once because it bursts into flames afterwards.
** Judging from the sound effects, the die may or may not be made of firecrackers that are set off by a computer with a booming voice inside it.
** Then [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0909.html he makes another]]. This one needs to be kept ''cold'' before use.
* NoodleIncident: The [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0149.html Sashimi Incident.]] Each Episode also involves references to a Noodle Incident that happened in the interim since the last one, always involving a non-''Star Wars'' campaign that's eventually revealed to be based on another famous movie:
** Episode II: Pete's mad about something that happened in a low-fantasy campaign. [[spoiler:It was ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', and Pete was Vizzini; meaning his character was poisoned and the other players left him for dead, and even resurrected the guy who poisoned him.]]
** Episode III: Jim and Annie have had a fight, somehow connected with a paranormal campaign that Annie ran. [[spoiler:The campaign was a mix of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Film/VanHelsing''; with the players wrongly assuming that the vampires were AlwaysChaoticEvil. It culminated in Jim and Annie [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0572.html having an embarrassingly public argument about it]], which Annie believed [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0573.html cost her her job]] [[ExplainExplainOhCrap until she really thought about it]].]]
** Episode IV: The group played a dramatic campaign run by Jim, which went better than it sounds. [[spoiler:Or rather, he ''meant'' for it to be dramatic but the players found it ridiculous and ran with it. Jim's intended campaign was ''Film/ZeroHour'' but it became ''{{Film/Airplane}}'']]
*** There were also three prior gameplay sessions of the episode itself where Jim's character died each time, [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga one of which]] resulted in him ''not'' being allowed to have a laser sword anymore. In this case it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the first thing his character did with a laser sword was [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0777.html cutting his own hand off with it]].]]
** Episode V: A crime-fighting campaign, this time run by Ben, but the players made it a lot DarkerAndEdgier than he intended. The players were superheroes tracking down a dangerous vigilante, and decided to lure him out [[InsaneTrollLogic by committing crimes]]. [[spoiler:Ben intended it to be the Creator/AdamWest version of ''Series/{{Batman}}'', but the players went OffTheRails [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1124.html and turned it into]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''; with the players as "heroic" versions of the villains and Batman as the antagonist]].
** Episode VI: A "Robot Utopia" campaign, which was apparently a TurnedAgainstTheirMasters plot with the players on the side of the robots. [[spoiler:The robot angle was a fakeout; the players were robot ''dinosaurs'' in ''Film/JurassicPark''.]]
** ''Rogue One:'' In the leadup to ''Rogue One'', the players discuss a campaign run by Corey that the GM described as "different". The players nearly didn't win, and they had to explain to Corey afterwards the concept of a TotalPartyKill and that it's ''very'' possible in these games.
** Some other Noodle Incidents:
*** For the two-year skip between Episodes III and IV, Ben walked out of his life to do some soul-searching due to his arguments with Sally during Ep. III; we're not sure what he did during that time.
*** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0787.html #787]], Han and Chewie talk about a "raid on Orron III" where they were captured and held prisoner for six months, but eventually got out and made a tidy profit.
*** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0849.html #849]], Ben says he told his parents he was no longer going into medicine and was looking at other career options. Pete is impressed that Ben stood up to his dad, and Sally remarks:
----> '''Sally:''' And dad'll get over it soon.\\
'''Ben:''' You think?\\
'''Sally:''' We needed a new kitchen table anyway.
* NoOSHACompliance: Lampshaded and inverted. Ben observes that there are railings for 2 meter falls, but not for bottomless reactor shafts.
** Speaking of bottomless reactor shafts, Palpatine decides he would like to get one [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0460.html here]]. [[CallForward A decision which he will in no way regret in the future]].
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1416.html #1416]], when Han/Jim manages to roll a natural 20 and knock a trooper over a railing to his death by throwing a box at him, what surprises Chewbacca/Ben the most about the whole thing is that there was a railing there at all.
* NoPaperFuture: Lampshaded in character [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0159.html here]].
* NoSell: [[spoiler: The rubber suits worn by Jabba's palace guards allow them to tank a Lost Orb-powered zap from R2's shock probe.]]
* NothingPersonal: [[spoiler: Used by the clones when they are ordered to carry out the ''Darths and Droids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0568.html equivalent of the Order 66 scene]], along with a few more... ''[[HiddenDepths touching]]'' lines]].
* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Padmé, not Anakin, is Darth Vader after putting on the IconicOutfit.]]
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
** Linking to that very trope page in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0512.html this strip]] when describing what the ballet in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was actually about [[AllThereInTheManual in the off screen canon]].
** Comes up again in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0800.html this strip]] when discussing the then-recent announcement of the production of a sequel trilogy of Franchise/StarWars films through the combined efforts of Disney and Lucasfilm.
** The GM gives one when Pete calls him out on the the alliterative names of the Ewoks:
-->'''GM''': They're perfectly normal names. Wunka is a wily and wiry warrior, and Widdle is Wicket's widdle brother.\\
'''Pete''': You're kidding me.\\
'''GM''': It's all written in my notes. I'm not just making this stuff up!\\
'''C-3PO''': You know, it's your job to just make this stuff up.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: What we have here is that rare creature, the ZigZaggingTrope. One of the more elusive creatures of the trope-ic region, it makes its appearances [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0128.html here,]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0227.html here,]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0228.html here.]] Count the TropeTropes: {{Justified|Trope}}, {{Invoked|Trope}}, {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, {{Reconstruct|ion}}ed, {{Subverted|Trope}}, {{Double Subver|sion}}ted, {{Inverted|Trope}}, and {{Lampshaded}} by name. That's one trope that has been thoroughly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in a relatively small number of strips.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: While that's always been a part of his overall character (he's intelligent but roleplaying is his brain's off-time) Jim turns out to have been specifically doing this in with his character in Episode IV. The other players, after a whole lot of complaining about how dumb his ideas are, realize that he's coming up with dumb ideas intentionally because his character has a low intelligence rating, [[spoiler: and also because he's secretly a traitor, selling the rebellion out to the empire.]]
* ObligatoryJoke:
** Defied; fans eagerly anticipated seeing what the "Han Shot First" scene would be, but the creators knew early on they didn't want to make that joke and instead turned the scene into a legitimate plot twist ([[spoiler: Greedo shot first, because Han was the green guy]]). They do, however, make the expected "shot first" jokes in other places, as a RunningGag about Han's [[TriggerHappy tendency to shoot first and not even bother asking questions later,]] often shooting anything the group ran into before bothering to figure out whether shooting that thing was a good idea or not.
** There were, of course, many references to Admiral Ackbar declaring things to be traps (although he never actually does so), mostly in the form of Akbar saying a word that can be taken as a synonym for "trap" in nearly every line of dialogue he gets. When it got to the original scene, he actually ends up declaring that it's ''not'' a trap, "we're just prats!"
* ObviouslyEvil: Spoofed in Darth Vader's introduction. The GM describes the imposing figure and especially [[GoodColorsEvilColors how much black he's wearing]], but Pete and Jim still aren't sure.
-->'''Jim:''' If we could only see [[BeardOfEvil his facial hair]].
* OffTheRails:
** The wacky plotting of the prequel trilogy is "explained" as the [=PCs=] wreaking havoc upon the [=GM's=] original story.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0552.html This comic]] references a campaign Annie ran between Episodes 2 and 3 which went off the rails when the guys decided to attack the vampire and werewolf [=NPCs=] who Annie insists were friendly. At that point she said "what the hell" and ran with it.
* {{Omake}}: The aforementioned bonus "alternate universe" comics.
* OnceForYesTwiceForNo: R2 is ''supposed'' to communicate this way (via Pete's PDA).
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; the original Greedo showed up in Episode I (where Anakin killed him) before Jim used the name for [[spoiler:his new character]]. This was ''pre''-lampshaded when Jim was designing the character, as [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0690.html Pete jokingly suggested the name]] in a CallBack to the guy who got offed, but Jim was ComicallyMissingThePoint.
* OnlySaneMan: Amazingly, ''Jar Jar Binks'' of all people is portrayed as this within the game. Yoda even lampshades it, noting that Jar Jar is the only one who isn't acting like a fool. Outside of the game, the GM is this.
* OpeningACanOfClones: The comics and rants in Episode II note how the movies wasted the potential of having clones and shapeshifters. Later taken advantage of in Episode IV by making the original Han Solo a shapeshifter, allowing Jim's character to get away with impersonating him [[spoiler:until Episode V, where, after capturing Jim's character, Boba Fett decides to cut him up and have a transplant of his flesh to restore his own shapeshifting ability]].
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: In Annie's supernatural campaign between Episodes 2 and 3. The other players didn't appreciate how she wound up messing with their expectations.
-->'''Annie:''' For the last time, you weren't supposed to kill those [=NPCs=].\\
'''Pete:''' They were ''vampires'' and ''werewolves''! What ''else'' do you do with them?
* OutGambitted: The GM masterfully out-gambits Pete during a [[ShowWithinAShow game within a game]] in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0778.html episode 778]].
* OverDrive: In the pod race.
* OverlyLongGag:
** The alternate version of [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0344.html this strip,]] with the note that the alternate strip is how the scene would play out in an actual tabletop RPG.
** "[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0372.html Fight! fight!]]"
** The "X leads to Y" gag in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0137.html 137]], which becomes relevant to the plot later (see CallBack).
** The author's notes under [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html 50]] describe how the players' universe differs from our own and how the lack of the Star Wars franchise affects its pop-culture. The last line says; "The Comic Irregulars exist and are making a screencap comic based on Harry Potter", and if you click on it, it will take you to a fake Comic Irregulars site with an one-shot comic about Literature/HarryPotter... and an author's note with a variation on the original and pointing at yet another fake site with an one-shot comic on Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic, which has yet another variation of the author's note with yet another link at the end, which points to another fake page and so on and so forth. What makes this truly fascinating is the dedication to details: every single fake page has its own logo, color scheme, and tweaked FAQ, Cast and Archives pages. Oh, and every one-shot gag comic is actually hilarious with its own RPG [[AnAesop Aesop]] to boot. It goes a level deeper for every 50 strips of the main comic, so at this point it is very long indeed.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1434.html The comic's take on]] the brief sight gag in ''Return of the Jedi'' where Wicket the Ewok accidentally hits himself in the head while trying to throw a bola spins the shot of him falling over (a shot which in the movie lasted less than a second) into six panels of absurdly flowery FamousLastWords (a mishmash of quotations, including ''Latin'').

[[folder:Tropes P to T]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Whenever an action scene occurs, the borders become angular and irregular, giving a sense that something frantic is happening.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0340.html This one]] does a pretty good job of reflecting the sense that while there is a pattern, the characters are having trouble following it, much like the reader may have difficulty with the page layout.
** And when Pete becomes a temporary GM, resulting in the entire droid factory sequence, the titles for strips 333 to 353 switch from short and punny to extremely long and formal, reflecting the change in [=GMing=] style and mood. At least a few of them double as attempted defenses of the contrived {{Ass Pull}}s Pete was pulling to try and kill everyone else and make R2-D2 seem cooler. [[invoked]]
** The GM's descriptions of the surroundings were initially written into the comic, but eventually the writers settled on a convention where they'll occasionally just show the scenery and have you assume that the GM ([[MrImagination or Sally]]) is describing it. It works surprisingly well. (See TakeOurWordForIt below.)
** In his usual fine form, General Grievous directs his hamminess at the audience in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0468.html this]] comic's title.
* PardonMyKlingon: Seen [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0428.html here.]]
-->'''Annie:''' Wow, I almost regret leaving the translator off for that.
* ParodyRetcon: In-universe. [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0917.html Jim's plan]] for the game he ran between [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Revelation of the Sith]] and [[Film/ANewHope A New Generation]] was intended to be the "GREATEST DRAMATIC STORY EVER". The result was [[Film/{{Airplane}} so over-the-top]] that when the [=PCs=] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0915.html reminisce about the campaign]] and called it hilarious, Jim claims, "I completely intended it to be hilarious." He ''intended'' it to be ''Film/ZeroHour''. The group's usual antics turned it ''into'' ''Airplane!''.
* PassThePopcorn: Pete's reaction when Jim and Annie decide to discuss their relationship.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0863.html #863]]:
--> '''Leia:''' R2, decrypt the coordinates [to the Rebel base]. Authorization code 1-1-A.\\
'''R2-D2:''' That is a terrible, terrible code. I didn't even try any codes less than eight characters! ''({{beat panel}})'' Not that I seriously ''tried'' decrypting it.
* PimpedOutDress: Mentioned in the context of what armor class they have, their street value, and thinking they are laundry for the trade federation armada to wash.
* PlayingAgainstType: In Rogue One, it might have been more natural to have the idealistic Sally playing Chirrut Imwe, and perhaps the more cynical Pete playing K2-SO, rather than the other way round. Complicated by the fact that Sally is (almost certainly deliberately) playing K2-SO like a stereotypical Jim character - but Jim is just about perfect for Jyn Erso ([[AdaptationalNameChange renamed Bria in this version]]).
* PlotTumor: Anakin, created by Jim in his attempts to pull a GambitRoulette.
* PointDefenseless: Princess' plan for the transports to escape Hoth revolves around flying directly at the Imperial ships; [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0962.html their guns are calibrated for long-range targets]], and coming right at them is [[RefugeInAudacity the last thing they'll expect]].
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: "Has that made you angry? [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0557.html I think it's made you angry]]."]]
* PreBattleBanter: Luke runs into a fellow Tatooinian before the Death Star assault, resulting in this. Interestingly, the authors, who usually link to different tropes in their comments, couldn't find one for this scene, so PreBattleBanter [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0882.html was created in response]].
* PromotedToScapegoat: A variant; after [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0961.html offing Admiral Ozzel]], Vader does ''not'' promote Captain Piett to replace him... until Piett [[TooDumbToLive trots out another piece of irritating random trivia about the life expectancy of Admirals who serve under Vader]].
* PropRecycling: In-Universe, "''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0742.html Mos Eisley is made of dreadnought!]]''"
* PunBasedTitle: Aside from the comic itself, using other words for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many of the strip titles employ puns. The ones for "alternate universe" strips might take it even further!
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
-->'''Obi-Wan/Ben''': [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0092.html What. Did. You. Do?]]\\
'''Jango Fett''': [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0283.html You. Killed. My. Partner.]]\\
'''Grievous''': [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0466.html Cyborgs. Under. My. Command!]]\\
'''The Rant''': [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0546.html WHY? DOES? GRIEVOUS? STILL? HAVE? A? BUNCH? OF? INTERNAL? ORGANS???]]\\
'''C3-PO/Sally:''' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0720.html Where! The! Hell! Have! You! Been?!]]\\
'''R2-D2/Pete''': [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0774.html You. Utter. Frakking. Bastard.]]\\
'''Darth Vader''': '''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1139.html I! WILL! SHOW! YOUU! THE! POWER! OF! THE! MIND!]]'''
* PutOnABus: Sally, bored with playing as him, also wants Jar Jar to be hit ''by'' a bus.
** BusCrash: She got her wish, as he was on [[spoiler:Naboo]] when it was destroyed by the Peace Moon.
* RageQuit: Pete accuses Ben of doing this when Annie gets a lucky roll and he opts to let Obi-Wan die. He comes back the next session as Chewbacca.
* {{Railroading}}: When Pete takes over the GM role.
** The regular DM is fairly good at avoiding this, though his reactions to the [=PCs'=] decisions make it very obvious when they veer off the path he had hoped they would follow... which is more often than not.
--->'''GM:''' Can I see your skill level in Not Taking a Hint? I think you must be cheating.
* RakeTake: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1244.html In this strip]], the GM mentioned being thankful for ''not'' adding this in Jabba the Hutt's palace.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0415.html This strip]], which follows Pete missing ''everything'' in the entire battle.
* ARareSentence: The sentence "Jar Jar, you're a genius!" had ''never appeared on the internet in any context whatsoever'' (at least not where Google could find it) until [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.html this strip]].
* TheRashomon:
** Punned in the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0200.html title of a strip]] where Jim recounts his own version of events that the GM has already plotted out, wildly contradicting the GM's version.
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0441.html Palpatine's]] and [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0449.html Dookû's]] versions of their meeting.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: At one point, the GM passes Jim a note containing exposition for his character to deliver. He reads it all, including the bit saying, "Read this in a dramatic voice".
* [[RealLifeWritesThePlot "Real Life" Writes the Plot]]: At the start of ''Revelation of the Sith'', Annie is having relationship issues with Jim, which seems to be influencing the way she plays Anakin. Of course, since this is Annie, she has managed to stay completely in-character.
* RealityEnsues: As described in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1155.html episode 1155]], concerning [[spoiler:Anakin's fate after his duel with Obi-Wan on the molten surface of Naboo]]:
-->'''Darth Vader[[spoiler:/Padmé]]:''' [[spoiler:He was horribly mutilated and burnt by lava. What do you think happened? He died, obviously.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Surprisingly, Palpatine is one of these, completely at odds with his role as the BigBad of the [[Franchise/StarWars source material.]]
** Jar Jar as well, coming up with brilliant tactical plans in Episode I, giving Palpatine emergency powers with [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a brilliant political maneuver]] in Episode II, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome single-handedly liberating Naboo]] in Episode III, and being the designated recipient for the Peace Moon plans in Episode IV [[spoiler:until the Peace Moon blows up Naboo with him on it.]]
** Lando Calrissian is played as one of these, as opposed to his double dealing in the films.
* RecapEpisode: For a new player, it covers the events of the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0704.html first three campaigns]].
-->'''Corey:''' Can I replay this {{Cutscene}} later?
* RecursiveCanon: Narrowly {{averted|Trope}} ([[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html and how!]])
* RedPillBluePill: Obi-Wan gives this choice to Luke in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0726.html episode 726]]. Later, in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1020.html episode 1020]], Yoda gives this choice to Luke, who lampshades that he keeps getting offered these choices.
* {{Retirony}}: Maul's last words are, of course, "And to think... I was gonna retire after this case..."
** Lampshaded on Jabba's barge after Vedain [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1265.html mentions he's a week from retirement and promptly becomes Sarlacc food.]]
-->'''Vedain:''' Hey, Jabba, about that life insuraAAARGHHH!! ''[falls into Sarlacc pit]''\\
'''Sarlacc:''' Brain analysis commencing. Preliminary report: "Oh, the retirony..."
* TheReveal: A few happen. Besides the cases under LukeIAmYourFather (of course they had to include some), there's [[spoiler:Darth Maul being a private detective, Jango Fett being his partner seeking revenge, Mace Windu being manipulated by the Sith...]]
** Subverted in the case of General Grievous - it's Ben who figures out, and states, [[spoiler: that he is actually ex-Chancellor Valorum in a cyborg body]].
** Another big one at the climax of Episode VI: it turns out that Palpatine isn't completely mad, he really ''is'' hearing voices. In fact, [[spoiler:he's being haunted by the bitter and vengeful Force-ghost of Anakin]].
* ReversePsychology: How Pete [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0706.html escapes his restraining bolt]]. Later, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0963.html how he makes General Rieekan stay on Hoth.]]
* ReverseThePolarity: Referenced by [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0636.html an awful pun]] in TheRant.
* RewatchBonus: When we learn [[spoiler:Palpatine is actually being haunted by Anakin]], his insane ramblings some what begin to make some sense?
* RickRoll: The [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/trenchcoats/0050.html Trenchcoats & Turncoats]] strip from the alternate history meta series.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Corey on occasion. As noted under WrongGenreSavvy, he's more familiar with video games and their tropes, but their roots in tabletop [=RPGs=] and the GM's flexibility put him in this trope from time to time.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After having his wingman Dak killed and then stepped on, Corey/Luke goes on an offscreen rampage and supposedly [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome destroys all the [=AT-ATs=] singlehandedly.]]
* RockBeatsLaser: {{Justified}} by flawed game mechanic rules. Hardwood sticks deal 1d12 damage (+3 from behind), while a poor quality blaster deals 1d10-1. Apparently the Stone Age rules expansion is not calibrated well against the space age rules.
* RomanceOnTheSet: InUniverse example. Jim and Annie start dating after Episode II.
* RomanticPlotTumor: InUniverse -- the impossibly awkward love story between Anakin and Padmé in the films is replaced by an impossibly awkward relationship between Annie and Jim, which spills over into their characters.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Parodied when they were doing ''Film/RogueOne'' during the scene where Jim comes up with the call sign for their party; Sally asks if they can use normal things like colours and numbers and Jim comes up with "Rouge One". The party then [[HurricaneOfPuns proceeds to crack every makeup joke they can]].
* RousingSpeech:
** Sally seems to specialize in these: one with Jar Jar, and one with Yoda.
** Palpatine finishes his address to the Senate with a rousing speech in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0591.html episode 591]]
* RunningGag: Several.
** Someone asking what a particular word means, and Jim giving a completely wrong answer.
** [[{{Mondegreen}} Tuna booze oil]].
** Mace Windu has no idea what's going on.
--->'''Mace Windu:''' Why doesn't anyone ever tell me about stuff??
** Jim's constant suspicion of "Bubble".
*** Or, in fact, any character with a {{go|odHairEvilHair}}atee. [[HypocriticalHumor Except Qui-Gon, of course.]]
** SummonBiggerFish. A variation involves Jim deciding to cast Summon Bigger Fish, the GM giving some semi-logical reason for why he shouldn't do it, and Ben yelling "''That's'' your reason for not letting him do that?"
** A minor one involves the various ways the "Peace Moon" could be used for an attack.
** "Hey, ''[character]'', why don't y--" "They can't hear you." "'''HEY, ''[CHARACTER]''!'''"
** Where oh ''where'' are the space dreadnoughts bristling with atomic missiles?
** The ten-foot ''laser'' pole.
** Pete's custom dice (including binary, a [[GamblersFallacy "one-proof die"]], and one that qualifies as NoodleImplements ''by itself''...)
** Side references to the mysterious "splanch" organ.
** The deep, backstory-rich [=NPCs=] the GM makes getting [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed off anticlimactically]].
** Jim's characters have been subject to TheyKilledKenny - see entry below.
** Sally continually changing her mind about what she wants to be when she grows up, though this stops in the break between episodes 3 and 4.
** The GM constantly uses exaggerated accents to differentiate various [=NPCs=]. They seem to be getting more impenetrable all the time.
** Ben trying to "disarm" someone and then cutting their arm off by accident.
** In the notes below the strip, a mention of gamers making Creator/MontyPython references frequently pops up.
** "Help me, [character], you're my only hope" as a spoof of the original line from ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Jim announces that he has an idea, only for someone else to guess that the idea is something ludicrous and shoot it down, or simply suggest a different idea, leading Jim to say "Ooh, that's even better."
** Jabba using an idiom mentioning a human body part, then following it by something along the lines of "not that I have one of those".
** Annie's consistent surprise whenever Pete says anything about his job (whatever it is).
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Darth Vader after putting on the IconicOutfit is not Anakin, but ''Padmé''.]]
* SanitySlippage:
** Boba Fett doesn't handle [[TheRival Obi Wan's]] death [[UnderStatement very well.]]
** Palpatine seems to have lost it good and proper come episode VI.
* SchrodingersGun: The {{GMPC}} Bria Tharen engages in a bit of accidental [[FriendOrFoe friendly fire]], then the GM realizes he rolled enough damage to instantly kill Sally's character. So he says there was another robot directly in front of Sally's character, and Bria totally shot him instead.
-->'''K-2SO:''' Hey guys! It's me!\\
''[Bria Tharen shoots K-2SO]''\\
'''GM:''' ''[roll]'' Hmmm. Critical. ''[roll]'' ... Um, Sally, what's your HP total again?\\
'''K-2SO:''' 44. Way more than Threepio! That's a lot, right?\\
'''GM:''' Uh... Wow. ...Looks like Bria totally took care of that Imperial combat droid that K-2SO was right behind!
* TheScottishTrope: The game referenced in the footer of [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0480.html this]] strip. [[spoiler:It's TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0946.html Sally bails out]] when it becomes clear that [[NauseaFuel Han is going to have to stuff Luke inside a gutted Tauntaun corpse to keep him warm]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html Most likely Anakin]]. [[spoiler: Turns out that most likely he killed [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0606.html both his parents]].]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: General Dodonna's [[FlatCharacter designated character trait]], speaking entirely in overly verbose jargon.
* ShapeShifter: Zam Wessel was one like in canon. Shapeshifters are then never seen or mentioned again in the movies, so the comic expands on them. The original Han Solo was one, which causes problems since Jim's character is ''not'' but stole his identity. Wedge is also randomly revealed to be one as well, which has let Wedge pop up in places (and faces) you'd never expect.
* ShopliftAndDie: Referenced in the case of Watto, although Ben pays enough attention to acknowledge that stealing from a shopkeeper would go against character anyway.
* ShowDontTell: Used in episode [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0271.html #271]]. We get: 1) a description of the cloning facility on Kamino, which ''is'' pretty spectacular; 2) a demonstration of Sally's growing talent for setting the scene; 3) the GM's willingness to set her loose with a vague description and see what she comes up with. All from a largely dialogue-free strip. Most impressive.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/DarthsAndDroids Now has its own page.]]
* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0843.html #843]] provides:
--->'''Darth Vader:''' I have discovered Force powers never [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} dreamt of in your philosophy]].
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1325.html #1325]] Palpatine quotes from Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'s final soliloquy. This leads into a barrage of quotes in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1326.html the next strip]].
* ShowWithinAShow: See AlternateHistory.
* ShownTheirWork: The creators occasionally show in the rant that they really know their ''Star Wars'' lore; explaining stuff like the existence of two Greedos (father and son), what exactly Palpatine is watching in that opera house, and the history of the "less than twelve parsecs" line.
* SingleBiomePlanet: The GM's inability to [[AvertedTrope avert this trope]] gets [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0508.html mercilessly]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1002.html lampshaded]].
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: As great as this webcomic is, it tends to go back and forth a lot on whether it's making fun of the ''Star Wars'' movies, or it's showcasing the strained friendships of a group of roleplayers who blur the line between fantasy and reality.
* SociopathicHero: Whichever side was in the right, during the campaigns corresponding to the prequel trilogy the most consistently vicious character was almost certainly Annie's Anakin. As the plot moved forward he was [[CharacterDevelopment slipping gradually into]] MagnificentBastard territory.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: How Ben figures out that [[spoiler:Grievous is Valorum]].
-->"Cyborgs under [[BrickJoke my command]]!"
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring: On the sandcrawler, R2 says "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with... D."... in a hold full of droids.
* SpaceIsCold: Subverted [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0124.html here]]. In the very next moment, Annie, [[IndyPloy rolling with the punches]], wonders, ''in character'', if (s)he has a fever.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Spoofed [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0417.html here]].
** And justified [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0171.html here]] in the notes.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0196.html Lack of sleep]] can affect your judgement so much that you talk God ''out of'' letting you use Jedi fate-manipulation powers to save your life.
* SpaceX
* SpannerInTheWorks: Performed by Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon on [[spoiler: Darth Maul]].
* SpeechBubbles: Convention inherited from ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' where the [=PCs=]' text boxes are white, while the GM's boxes are yellowish.
* SplitScreenReaction: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0774.html We get one for]] [[spoiler:the destruction of Naboo.]]
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: On occasion. For example, when Jim describes midichlorians, he quotes Episode I word-for-word, much to the GM's exasperation.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution:
** Boba Fett does this when his father goes on an evil gloat.
--->'''Boba:''' Why couldn't you just shoot him?\\
'''Jango:''' What sort of criminal mastermind would I be if I did that?
** And [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0361.html here]], Nute Gunray says Ben, Jim, and Annie should be shot instead of eaten by beasts.
* StealthPun:
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0699.html this strip]], the red astromech droid (R5-D4) is represented in-game by a red four-sided die.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0894.html Here]], we have "''Two [=PIEs=] are squared'' away!" "The ''circle'' is now complete" (emphasis added).
* TheStationsOfTheCanon: They still happen, sort of. Just not in the way that they originally played out.
* StockScream: Referenced to in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0833.html this]] comic, (And for those familiar with the movies, that's an exact time it's used in film as well.) One of the Stormtroopers in the scene is even called Wilhelm, after another name for the scream.
* StopHavingFunGuys: In-universe; this is Sally's opinion of Ben's roleplaying style.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0697.html episode 697]] Corey wonders why droids aren't simply called robots, just like Jim did back in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0003.html episode 3]].
* StunnedSilence: Damn near ''everybody'' [[spoiler: when Naboo is destroyed]].
* SummonBiggerFish: The TropeNamer, although Jim only thinks it's that trope.
** After ''years'' of giving Jim grief, in both comic and rant, for trying this constantly, he actually (almost)succeeds when he tries to lure the space slug from ''Empire Strikes Back'' into attacking the Imperial Star Destroyers. [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1032.html The rant seems rather embarrassed about linking to the trope for what Jim's trying to do.]]
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: The Death Star, a.k.a. the Peace Moon.
* SureLetsGoWithThat:
** Half the plot is based on this, thanks to the GM's free hand with his players' inventions. It's used verbatim when Qui-Gon comes up with a patently ridiculous explanation of the Force involving midi-chlorians, and when [[TheLoonie Sally]] invents, off the top of her head, ''TheDarkSide''. Conversely, it's used by Jim when the other players assume Padmé is pregnant after some very vague roleplaying.
** Many descriptions of creatures (mainly from Sally) and terrain (from Jim, who's a geologist) also happen this way.
--->'''Jim:''' Large ring objects imply a very young planet. Barren, with rugged topography. And volcanoes!\\
'''GM:''' O-kay... ''[scribble scribble]''
** Jim, as Padmé, puts a hairpin in his mouth in-character. When Ben applauds his idea to pick the lock, Jim notes that's a better idea than his (which was faking a medical emergency, of course).
** When Annie compliments the [[Film/{{Airplane}} campaign Jim GMed]] as "hilarious" ([[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0917.html the game plans]] even say "If they get out of this alive it will be the GREATEST DRAMATIC STORY EVER."), Jim replies, "[[ParodyRetcon I completely intended it to be hilarious!]]"
** The GM meant for the [[GoGoEnslavement Slave Leia outfit]] to be [[{{Fanservice}} exactly what it is in canon]]. However, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1228.html Annie assumes "dressed like a slave" to be what Shmi was wearing ("Shapeless sackcloth sort of thing?").]] The GM responds with this trope.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Grievous.
-->'''Anakin:''' So, what are you up to?\\
'''Grievous:''' My armpits in incompetence!
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
** Anakin to Padmé
--->"I vow never to hurt you. Ever. I won't be jealous, or arrogant, or manipulative towards you." That's going to turn out well.
** Pete:
--->'''R2-D2:''' I'd be half-way to taking over the Republic by now: I'd add a backdoor control mechanism, outsource production to three independent contractors on Kamino, ensure the Senate are distracted by some meaningless invasion somewhere, and cover my tracks with fake blueprints.\\
'''R2-D2:''' What?
** And from Jim:
--->'''Padmé:''' Yes. I will help you bring Anakin to justice. After all, you are the only thing standing between Anakin and complete domination of the galaxy. On his own, obviously, without me faithfully by his side. Seeing as I'm Good.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Indeed.\\
'''Padmé:''' I'll just go and talk to him in advance and make sure he's not ready for you.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0679.html This]], which also has shades of CouldSayItBut and TrashTalk. (and GeniusBonus, as the above entry for MythologyGag shows)
* TakeAThirdOption: Discussed in the commentary for [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1065.html episode 1065]], which notes that hiding is a viable alternative to "fight or flight".
* TakeOurWordForIt: When the GM is describing the Coruscant Sunset, we are treated to the picture, but we don't hear the words. Similarly, we never read the words Sally uses to describe the clone factory, just the pictures of it. But it's apparently enough to really impress Ben and the GM.
** Pete's 'perfect' die, which is rolled by Annie against Ben in ''Revenge of the Sith''. We can't see it, but it must be carried in a special case, it must be rolled on a steel tray while everyone watching wears safety goggles, and is too dangerous to roll indoors (apparently because it bursts into flames).
* TakeThat: Many, directed at the original films.
** Especially when the GM suggests that Annie take over the role of Anakin when he enters the pod race:
--->'''Annie:''' Um, okay... Let me just get into the right mindset.\\
'''Qui-Gon/Jim:''' With my [[AccidentalMisnaming mini-chlorines]] in your blood, you can't lose.\\
'''Anakin/Annie:''' Yippeee!\\
'''Annie:''' Sorry, wait. That line doesn't work at all for this character.
** "[[Franchise/{{Dune}} Giant worms in a desert]] is just silly."
** "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} ...and vampires do not sparkle in the daylight!]]
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0916.html #916]] gives a pretty clear one to the Special Edition, DVD, and Blu-Ray reedits of the Original Trilogy.
--->'''Luke:''' What a great game! Let's replay it, but this time can I be Vader?\\
'''DM:''' No, no, no!\\
'''Leia:''' The original version is always the best. Let's not mess with it.
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1065.html #1065]]
--->'''Luke:''' ''[[Film/{{AVATAR}} (...) if you're counting on the trees and rocks for help, you're gonna be a pile of radioactive disappointment.]]''
* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
** And so is [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0532.html reciting poetry]].
** Averted for the C-3PO and the Rebel pilots in the Battle of Yavin.
** Likewise for [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1547.html tank fight in Jedha City]]. While Annie and Pete debate what to do next, all the GM-controlled characters just keep attacking.
* TastesLikeChicken: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1232.html The Gamorrean eaten by the Rancor]], being in a rubber suit, tastes like a ''rubber'' chicken.
* TemptingFate:
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0357.html "Nobody's losing a hand while I'm in charge."]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0398.html Boy, that's gonna bite you in the ass, Jim.]]
** Annie does this in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0816.html episode 816]], which the GM immediately makes her realize:
--->'''Leia:''' Well, it could be worse.\\
'''GM:''' Something slithers past your legs.\\
'''Luke:''' Let me guess, giant rats.\\
'''Leia:''' It's worse. So, so worse.
** Confident that the Stormtroopers' inability to hit [[ExactWords live targets]] means he's perfectly safe, Pete allows Han to take cover behind R2... seconds before a Stormtrooper blasts him.
* ThatManIsDead: Darth Vader says this about Anakin, naturally. [[SubvertedTrope Except]] [[spoiler: psych! Anakin really is dead. Darth Vader is actually Padmé]].
* ThatMysteriousThing: Pete's die for special occasions is this from audience's perspective. We don't know how exactly it looks like, but judging by the other players' reactions it's... [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0629.html unusual]].
* ThatsNoMoon: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0786.html Inverted]].
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The stormtroopers who stop the speeder in Mos Eisley are so [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0744.html stupid]] that Obi-Wan has no need to break out the JediMindTrick.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Vader gives a stone-cold one to Obi-Wan upon [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0839.html their reunion in Episode IV]].
-->'''Darth Vader:''' I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Anakin--\\
'''Darth Vader:''' You killed Anakin. My name is Darth Vader. You consider yourself a paragon of radiance. But when I emerged from your shadow I saw the damage you had wrought. Look, Obi-Wan. Everything your light touches is corrupted forever. But I have a different light for you now. When you left me, I was the lowest of the low. Now I am the master.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: This has been happening to Jim's characters. First Qui-Gon, then Padmé (though she was able to last a full two campaigns before passing). In Episode IV he went four-for-four, including Kyle Katarn and Captain Antilles, and they teased a fifth when Jim decided to name his new character "Greedo" [[spoiler:until it was revealed that "Greedo" was Han Solo by a different name.]] [[spoiler:And then Han doesn't survive the carbon-freeze at the climax of ''Empire Strikes Back''.]] [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope And then it turns out that Lando was lying about that.]]]]
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: At one point, R2-D2 (Pete) and Chewbacca (GM) play a [[ShowWithinAShow game within a game]], and R2 backstabs Chewbacca's character to loot his corpse. He finds 13 gold coins, [[spoiler: and a cursed item which forces him to pay for the resurrection of Chewbacca's character.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Almost any time the Grappling Rules are brought up, every veteran player at the table cringes.
-->'''Anakin/Annie:''' I try and grapple with the driver.\\
'''R2-D2/Pete:''' Oh no...\\
'''Padme/Jim:''' Oops.\\
'''Obi-Wan/Ben:''' Um...\\
'''Anakin/Annie:''' What? Aren't there rules for grappling in this game? ''[{{beat}}]'' Why are you all covering your dice?
* ThisMeansWar: Sally of all people says this when Palpatine first force lightnings Yoda (her character).
* ThrowAwayGuns: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0549.html Lampshaded here]]
-->'''Padmé:''' ''[to Obi-Wan] Did you throw away a perfectly good blaster?''
* TimeSkip: In-universe, there's a "real time" time skip of two years between every episode.
* TimmyInAWell: Spoofed [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0171.html in this strip]].
* TitleDrop:
** Palpatine does one... sort of... in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0202.html this strip]]. Not quite done in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0407.html this strip]].
** An even better example [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0205.html is this strip]], where Jim, having forgotten [[MacGuffin the Orb's]] [[AccidentalMisnaming name]] drops the episode's ''in-universe'' title.
** And taken UpToEleven [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1533.html here]], right at the start of the flashback to the campaign based on ''Film/RogueOne''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Pete plays R2-D2 as this.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Possibly Mace Windu, who seemed shocked when Anakin stated that [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0557.html he's Gunray's sleeper agent]].]]
* TooCleverByHalf: Even after being filleted and sauteed by Obi-Wan, Anakin has convinced Palpatine that he's a loyal friend who can be trusted; but then he makes the mistake of [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0649.html asking for control of the entire military]], even in the aftermath of everything that's gone before, revealing just how power-hungry he is and leading Palpatine to instantly ''lose'' all trust.
* TooManyHalves: In [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0509.html this]] strip, Jim improvisationally describes Wookiees as being "kind of half-ape, half-dog, half-yeti hybrids." Pete notes that this makes them one-and-a-half times as big as you'd expect.
* TotallyRadical: The [[LiteralMetaphor smart missiles]] in Episode III's opening.
* TrueCompanions: For all their bickering, it's clear that the GM and players really do love gaming together.
* TurnInYourBadge: While the actual phrase doesn't occur, the Jedi Council suspends Ben and Annie.
* TykeBomb: Boba seems to be becoming one.

[[folder:Tropes U to Z]]
* {{Understatement}}: When [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0136.html Anakin is being tested for Jedi skills]], he says several disturbing things like "A cup, containing the blood of pointless sacrifice..." Mace Windu comments that they might need to talk to Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan about it, to which Yoda says, "A master of understatement, you are."
* UnfriendlyFire: It's heavily implied that Pete intentionally got the Death Star attack squadrons killed in order to try and force Corey into helping him take it over instead of destroying it.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: The UST between Annie/Anakin and Jim/Padmé is the webcomic's version of the unbelievably awkward dialog between the characters in the movies.
* TheUnreveal:
** [[NoNameGiven The GM's name]]. During his absence, the others tried to ask about him, but Pete quickly cut them off, saying that he has a family emergency, before they could say his name.
** Whatever Pete's job is, it involves a suit and a tie, but no one knows what exactly he works as. When Annie expresses surprise at this, he says "I'm a --" before demanding to know what ''she'' thought he's working as instead. Ultimately subverted in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1516.html Strip 1516]] with TheReveal that Pete is [[spoiler:a criminal defense lawyer]]. Which explains ''[[TheMunchkin so,]] [[LoopholeAbuse so]] much!''
* UnsoundEffect:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0460.html Climb]].
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0627.html Somersault]]!
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0988.html Door]].
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1038.html Sliiice]]!!
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1178.html Prug]]![[labelnote:*]]Yes, Nute Gunray's [[JustAStupidAccent silly accent]] carries over into his ''sound effects''.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1336.html Stick]]!
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1479.html Hand]]!
** Taken UpToEleven in [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1261.html this strip]].
* UnwantedAssistance: Pete's help was considered this by Annie on [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0443.html this page.]]
* UnwantedRescue: After being TheDragAlong for most of Episode II, Sally finally [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0370.html comes on as Mace Windu]] and [[TheCavalry kills Jango Fett]]. The other players are not at all grateful, especially [[AloofBigBrother Ben]], who felt that he should get to kill his own ArchEnemy. Meanwhile, Sally is in [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shock over having killed a man]], and resolves to play someone nicer next time. (Though this didn't stop her doing a fair amount of fighting as Yoda in Episode III, and playing an AxCrazy battle droid in Rogue One. She just wanted her character to be the greatest possible contrast to [=C-3P0=] while still being a droid.)
* UriahGambit: Corey ''meant'' to get Wedge out of the way by giving him the wrong rendezvous point so he wouldn't have to be paranoid about Wedge's shapeshifting again. However, the coordinates ends up lining up with the second "Peace Moon," the comic's version of the Death Star, so Wedge just assumes Corey gave him some incredible intel and is thankful.
* ValleyGirl: Mon Mothma's character has been inverted to the point where she sounds like a ditzy DumbBlonde.
* VineSwing: Ben as Chewbacca attempts to do this to get on top of an Imperial Walker, but Sally's suggestion turns it into a ''snake'' swing instead.
* VoodooShark: Used by the GM whenever the players question some of his worldbuilding choices. [[invoked]]
* WarriorPoet: General Grievous.
* WaxingLyrical: When Padme and Anakin are on their way to their fate in the arena in 0358, they start slipping into a mix of "At the End of the Day" and "Do You Hear the People Sing" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' and Music/PeterGabriel's "Don't Give Up". The GM is suitably confused:
-->'''Anakin:''' Do we hear the people sing?\\
'''Padmé:''' Is it the song of angry bugs?
* WebcomicTime: Every session takes approximately 25 strips, which equates to six weeks of real time for one week of story time, not counting the TimeSkip between episodes. This isn't a hard-and-fast rule, however; the first session took only 17 strips, and the session breaks are not always made explicit in the strip.
** Every film/campaign so far starts two years after the end of the previous one. And since every film/campaign so far has taken a year and a half to get through, if anything, WebcomicTime ends up being inverted.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Darth Maul tries this to Obi-Wan. It might have worked if he hadn't just killed Qui-Gon.
** In episode IV [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0906.html R2-D2 suggests this to Luke]].
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Chewbacca shares his name with Sally's dog. It's implied Sally named the character after the pet.
* WhamEpisode:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1108.html The traitor is finally revealed.]] [[spoiler:It's Han.]] And then a few strips later [[spoiler:he's killed by the carbonite-freezing process. (He gets better.)]]
** The new take on the famous reveal: [[spoiler:Darth Vader is ''Padmé'', and Anakin died on Mustafar.]]
** The reason for Palpatine's SanitySlippage in Episode VI is because [[spoiler: he's been haunted by Anakin's Force ghost.]]
* WhamLine:
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0283.html "You! Killed! My! Partner!"]]
** "[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0139.html Cyborgs]]. [[BrickJoke Under]]. [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay My]]. '''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0466.html Command]]!'''"
** The players get an out-of-game one: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0719.html "I brought presents."]] Not so much the line itself, but that it's spoken by [[spoiler:Ben, who just showed up unannounced after going walkabout for a couple years]].
** The first WhamEpisode above ends with one. Not the reveal itself, but Leia's reaction to it.
** The comic reverses the original LukeIAmYourFather...before completely turning it on its head:
---> '''Vader:''' No, Luke. [[spoiler:I am your ''mother''.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1507.html "This was easier when you asked me in real life earlier today."]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An in-universe example: The final comics of Episodes I, III, and V show the DM's campaign notes, which reveal where he planned to take the plot if it hadn't been thoroughly [[OffTheRails derailed by the players]].
* WhatIf: ''Franchise/StarWars'' were a P&P RPG campaign? It goes meta with the alternate comics that they would be doing if ''Star Wars'' didn't exist, including ''[[Literature/HarryPotter Wands & Warts]]'', ''[[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic Notes & Nazis]]'', ''[[ComicBook/XMen Mutants & Miscreants]]'', ''[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Enlisted Men & Extraterrestrial Biological Entities]]'', ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magicians & Munchkins]]'', ''[[Film/ThreeHundred Sandals & Spartans]]'', ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatars & Avifauna]]'', ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminators & Temporal Paradoxes]]'', ''[[Film/{{Jaws}} Carcasses & Carcharadons]]'', ''[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Trenchcoats & Turncoats]]'', ''[[Franchise/TheMuppets Amphibians and Anthropomorphisms]]'', ''[[Film/{{Inception}} Heists & Hypnagogic Hallucinations]]'', ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Barnacles & Bilgewater]]'', ''[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Docs & DeLoreans]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Hypnotoads & Hyperchickens]]'', ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Chocolates & Chumps]]'', ''[[Film/ForbiddenPlanet Ids & Idiots]]'', ''[[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Egons & Ectoplasms]]'', ''[[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts Helens & Harryhausens]]'', ''[[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Misadventures & Marionettes]]'', ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Arks & Archaeologists]]'', ''[[Franchise/JurassicPark Theme Parks & Theropods]]'', ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Darcies & Diaries]]'', ''[[Creator/DavidAttenborough Marmosets & Meerkats]]'', ''[[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Gags & Griswolds]]'', ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial Elliotts & Extraterrestrials]]'', ''[[Film/{{Apollo13}} Moonshots & Mishaps]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Pac-Mans & Power Pellets]]'' and ''[[Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld Drivers & Dubble-yas]]''.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** In the commentary for episode 241, the Irregulars note that one of the joys of being a DM is using [=NPCs=] to call the players out on their mayhem.
--->'''Yoda:''' Remedial course in Jedi Ethics, you need.
** Done out of character to Annie by [[spoiler:Pete]].
** Also done [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0311.html out of character]] by [[spoiler:Pete and Jim]] to the GameMaster.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: [[spoiler:Darth Vader destroying Naboo, although Vader's real identity - Padme - wasn't known to the readers at the time.]]
* WhileRomeBurns: When Palpatine complains about the Galaxy [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1462.html burning down around him]], Luke asks him if he has considered taking up the fiddle.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The ''Rogue One'' strips take place a few years after ''Return of the Jedi'', but involves the players describing a previous campaign to Corey and Ben, who weren't there.
* WhosOnFirst: Darth Vader's shuttle pilot is named [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Yorr Yorr]]. The GM [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1193.html takes it and runs with it]].
* WhyDontYouMarryIt: In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0678.html episode 678]] C-3PO asks R2-D2 why he doesn't marry his beloved dreadnought. [[CargoShip Turns out R2-D2 thought about it.]]
* WikiWalk: Referenced in TheRant for [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0875.html strip #875]]. The Irregulars give us a list of tropes to figure out which trope is being used in the strip, then say:
--> [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife "Bonus points for not getting lost inside TV Tropes."]]
* WomenAreWiser: Annie spends most of her time rather closer to Terra Firma than the rest of the group. It's later revealed that outside of the group, she's not quite as reasonable and completely together as it might seem. The fact that Ben is slightly more reliable than she is, both in character and out, helps balance it out as well.
* WretchedHive
-->'''Pete''': [[LampshadeHanging Oh how I]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0059.html love stock descriptions]].
** [[BrickJoke Revisited]] in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0740.html Episode IV]]:
-->'''GM''': The hovercar arrives at an overlook giving you a magnificent panoramic view of the desert all around, and in the valley far below you the cosmopolitan bustle of... Mos Eisley Spaceport!\\
'''Ben (as Obi-Wan)''': You will never find a more WretchedHive of scum and villainy.\\
'''Pete''': I thought that place where Anakin lived was the hive of scum and villainy?\\
'''GM''': All of the Mos'es are wretched hives of scum and villainy. It's just that Eisley is the most wretched.\\
'''Sally''': Or that the ones that are even more wretched are so well-hidden that we'll never find them.\\
'''GM''': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's the most scummy too. Also, villainous.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Jim's insistence that Sio Bibble is an EvilChancellor because of his [[BeardOfEvil goatee.]] As of Episode IV he ''still'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0697.html seems convinced]] that Bibble is the BigBad and Palpatine is just his evil sidekick.
** Corey. He understands fantasy and sci-fi to an extent but is heavily conditioned by tropes specific to video games. Thanks to an experienced flexible GameMaster and the relationship between video game [=RPGs=] and their tabletop roots, Corey ends up being right for the wrong reasons fairly often.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0745.html Lampshaded]] by Pete.
* YouFightLikeACow: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0393.html Here,]] complete with ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' quotes and a link to the trope page.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[JustForPun But not for the definition of "failed me"]] [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0625.html that you would think...]]
** When it gets to the first force-choke scene, Motti is complaining that they've had to replace half the work-force over the past six years due to Vader killing anyone he doesn't like. Vader decides that he has a point...and from now on he'll just choke ''all'' the incompetents ''half'' to death.
* YouKilledMyFather: "You. Killed. My. '''[[spoiler:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Partner.]]]]'''" ([[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0283.html Here.]])
** And then Boba Fett seeks vengeance on Obi-Wan for killing ''all three'' of his parents.
* YouTalkinToMe: Bail Organa to Yoda when he [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0623.html rescues him from the Senate showdown with Palpatine]]. And Ponda Baba to Luke in the [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0750.html Tatooine cantina scene]].

And, of course, all ''Franchise/StarWars'' tropes apply whenever they spring up in the collaboratively developed story.

--> ''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1652.html Mesa genius, and that gives mesa +5.]]''