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* MysticalPregnancy: She tells Qui-Gon that Anakin had no father and that she can't explain how she came to conceive him.

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* MysticalPregnancy: She tells Qui-Gon that Anakin had no father and that she can't explain how she came to conceive him. It is hinted in ''Revenge of the Sith'' that Darth Plagueis and even Palpatine may have had some hand in the pregnancy using the Force, [[spoiler: which is implied even more strongly in ''Dark Lord of the Sith'']].


* TrueBlueFeminity: Beru always wears at least one blue item of clothing, underlining her kind and nurturing nature and status as Luke's mother-figure.

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* TrueBlueFeminity: TrueBlueFemininity: Beru always wears at least one blue item of clothing, underlining her kind and nurturing nature and status as Luke's mother-figure.

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* ChildrenRaiseYou: According to Bonnie Piesse (who played young Beru in the Prequel Trilogy) she portrayed Beru as being a bit shy and unworldly, and that it was raising Luke that helped her mature into the doting, maternal woman she is in ''A New Hope''.


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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: While their deaths [[KilledOffscreen aren't shown onscreen,]] the sight of their burnt skeletons in the mostly family-friendly ''Star Wars'' was one of the more graphic moments in the films (until the DarkerAndEdgier prequels were released at any rate).


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* LawOfInverseFertility: In ''A Certain Point of View'', Beru states she and Owen wanted children soon after they married, but were unable to conceive, even considering consulting fertility droids. [[DownplayedTrope Fortunately for them,]] they were able to adopt Luke and raised him as their son in all but name.


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* ParentalSubstitute: Although Luke calls them his aunt and uncle, they're his parents in every other sense; they raised him from infancy and clearly love him as if he were their own child. While he sometimes clashes with Owen, Luke loves them and despite hating Tatooine, he's unwilling to just run off and leave them, only leaving with Obi-Wan after they're killed.


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* TrueBlueFeminity: Beru always wears at least one blue item of clothing, underlining her kind and nurturing nature and status as Luke's mother-figure.

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** [[PlayingWithATrope Or at least, that's how it initially appears to Luke.]] While he ''is'' a jerk to Obi-Wan and somewhat over-protective of Luke, Owen actually has very good reasons for wanting to keep Luke at home and away from Obi-Wan; he's [[AdultFear afraid]] that he will end up like Shmi and Anakin (Shmi was kidnapped and tortured to death by Tusken Raiders and though it's unclear how much Owen knows about Anakin's fate, he clearly knows something terrible happened). The EU also reveals [[FreudianExcuse the root cause]] of his dislike for Obi-Wan is that he partly blames him for what happened to his stepbrother.

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* SympatheticSlaveOwner: Watto's [[DownplayedTrope no saint]], but he's comparatively a lot nicer to his slaves than most other slave owners depicted in ''Star Wars'' (such as Jabba the Hutt, who sexually harasses his slaves and [[FedToTheBeast feeds them to his rancor]] if they displease him). He lets Shmi and Anakin have their own home which, while nothing fancy, seems comfortable enough and pretty much lets Anakin do what he wants provided he completes his work. He also appears to have a soft spot for them; he seems genuinely sad to see Anakin go when Qui-Gon wins his freedom and is happy to see him again a decade later in ''Attack of the Clones'', calling him "[[AffectionateNickname little Ani]]". When he had to sell Shmi due to money troubles, he also made sure she'd be bought by someone who would treat her well.

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* SacrificialLion: Shmi is a supporting character in ''The Phantom Menace'' and though she's offscreen for most of ''Attack of the Clones'', she's [[PresentAbsence still significant]] to Anakin's arc. Anakin's quest to save Shmi in the second half of the film ultimately [[AllForNothing ends with her death]]; Shmi dying is one of the key inciting incidents for Anakin's eventual [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain transformation into Darth Vader]] and marks the point where the Prequel Trilogy takes a [[DarkerAndEdgier much darker turn.]] It also sets up one of the main plot threads of the next film, ''Revenge of the Sith''; when Anakin starts [[DreamingOfThingsToCome getting nightmares about]] [[LoveInterest Padmé]] dying in childbirth, it is explicitly compared to the [[HistoryRepeats earlier incident]] with Shmi and he becomes fixated on trying to prevent another tragedy, which [[TheCorrupter Palpatine]] exploits like hell to persuade him to join the Dark Side.


* ShippingTorpedo: When Anakin encounters Shmi's 'spectre' in "Ghosts of Mortis", she urges him to leave Padme, saying he doesn't truly love her and that she is "poison" to him. [[PlaywingWithATrope However]], as it turns out this is actually the Son impersonating Shmi, it's unclear what the real Shmi would've thought of Anakin and Padme's relationship.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Shmi has very little ''personal'' effect on the galaxy, but she's one of the lynch pins of ''everything'' that goes down in the prequel and original trilogies: she gives birth to the Chosen One, and it's her death that sets her son down the path of the DarkSide.

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* ShippingTorpedo: When Anakin encounters Shmi's 'spectre' in "Ghosts of Mortis", "Overlords", she urges him to leave Padme, Padmé, saying he doesn't truly love her and that she is "poison" to him. [[PlaywingWithATrope [[PlayingWithATrope However]], as it turns out this is actually the Son impersonating Shmi, it's unclear what the real Shmi would've thought of Anakin and Padme's Padmé's relationship.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Shmi has very little ''personal'' effect on the galaxy, but she's one of the lynch pins of ''everything'' that goes down in the prequel and original trilogies: she gives birth to the Chosen One, One and it's her death that sets her son down the path of the DarkSide.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a resemblance to her granddaughter Leia (who also favors her mother, Padme, in looks, meaning she gets her features from both the maternal and paternal sides of her family).

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a resemblance to her granddaughter Leia (who also favors her mother, Padme, Padmé, in looks, meaning she gets her features from both the maternal and paternal sides of her family).



* NiceGuy: From what little we see of him, he seems to be a pretty decent guy. He bought Shmi from Watto specifically so he could free her and is welcoming towards Anakin and Padme, treating his stepson with sympathy over what happened to his mother. His son Owen also turned out to be a decent person, so it can be assumed he was a [[GoodParents good father]].

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* NiceGuy: From what little we see of him, he seems to be a pretty decent guy. He bought Shmi from Watto specifically so he could free her and is welcoming towards Anakin and Padme, Padmé, treating his stepson with sympathy over what happened to his mother. His son Owen also turned out to be a decent person, so it can be assumed he was a [[GoodParents good father]].


* SecretlySelfish: Uncle Owen, who spent the last of his savings on C-3PO and R2-D2, wants Luke to stay on the farm for another year to make enough to recoup his investment, instead of joining Biggs at the Academy, in addition to a very negative opinion of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, whom he regards as a crazy old wizard and a dangerous, mysterious hermit that is nothing more than trouble.

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* SecretlySelfish: Uncle Owen, who spent the last of his savings on C-3PO and R2-D2, wants to regain his investment so he can hire more help, persuading Luke to stay on the farm for another year to make enough to recoup his investment, year, instead of joining Biggs at the Academy, in addition to Academy. Owen also has a very negative opinion of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, whom he regards as a crazy old wizard and a dangerous, mysterious hermit that is he sees as nothing more than trouble.

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* SecretlySelfish: Uncle Owen, who spent the last of his savings on C-3PO and R2-D2, wants Luke to stay on the farm for another year to make enough to recoup his investment, instead of joining Biggs at the Academy, in addition to a very negative opinion of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, whom he regards as a crazy old wizard and a dangerous, mysterious hermit that is nothing more than trouble.


* ShippingTorpedo: When Anakin encounters Shmi's 'spectre' in "Ghosts of Mortis", she urges him to leave Padme, saying he doesn't truly love her and that she is "poison" to him. [[PlaywingWithATrope However]], as it turns out this is actually the Son impersonating Shmi, it's unclear what the real Shmi would've thought of Anakin and Padme's relationship.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a resemblance to her granddaughter Leia (who also favors her mother, Padme, in looks, meaning she gets her features from both the maternal and paternal sides of her family).



* TalkingToTheDead: In his eulogy to his late wife, he talks to Shmi's grave directly, telling how much he loves her, that he thinks wherever she is now has become "[[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth a better place]]" and bidding her farewell.

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* TalkingToTheDead: In his eulogy to his late wife, he talks to Shmi's grave directly, telling her how much he loves her, that he thinks wherever she is now has become "[[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth a better place]]" and bidding her farewell.


* CheatersNeverProsper: Subverted. Even though ''everyone'' knows he cheats, he's still a crowd favorite.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Subverted. Even though ''everyone'' knows he cheats, he's still a crowd favorite. Played straight during the race though. Even with his sabotage, Anakin still manages to catch up that he tries to ram into him out of desperation. All the move does is get the wires to their engines tangled and risking crashing both vehicles. Anakin manages to free himself in time but Sebula's pod careens right into a rock, wrecks his engines completely and costs him the race. He was lucky to walk away alive from that.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: According to Anakin, Sebula was the reason he lost in a previous race due to sabotage that he barely could salvage the remains of the pod. When they race again, it's Sebula who crashes completely and loses all but the pod he's riding in.

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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: His name is probably derived from Xibalba, the Mayan underworld.


* CrapsackWorld: Let's see: the planet is a desert and has dangerous sandstorms, slavery is legal, the rulers of the world are a violent criminal cartel, dangerous beasts are found everywhere, and one of the two native species attack everyone who is not them.

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* CrapsackWorld: Let's see: the planet Tatooine is a desert planet and has dangerous sandstorms, slavery is legal, the rulers of the world are a violent criminal cartel, dangerous beasts are found everywhere, and one of the two native species attack everyone who is not them.


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->'''Homeworld:''' Makem Te

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* MeaningfulName: The planet was eventually named after Tataouine, a real-world town found in Tunisia, whose deserts were the location in which all scenes taking place in Tatooine had been filmed through the franchise. One of its moons, Ghomrassen, is named after a city in Tunisia located 16 miles from Tataouine.

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* MeaningfulName: The planet was eventually named after Tataouine, a real-world town found in Tunisia, UsefulNotes/{{Tunisia}}, whose deserts were the location in which all scenes taking place in on Tatooine had been filmed through the franchise. One of its moons, Ghomrassen, is named after a city in Tunisia located 16 miles from Tataouine.

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