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* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire Strikes Back: ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.

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* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire ''Empire Strikes Back: Back'': ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.




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* Some commenters pointed that in ''Solo'', Han's personality didn't match his personality from the original trilogy. This CharacterDevelopment actually makes sense: he starts as a young and idealistic adventurer, but the events of ''Solo'' (having to flee his homeworld to escape the mafia, becoming cannon fodder in a war, and eventually being betrayed the same day by two persons he trusted, i.e. his mentor and his childhood love) would probably turn lot of people into a jadded and cynical person.


* In the ending, both Han and Qi'Ra take down their mentors, but in doing so, follow the same path as respective mentors: he becomes an outlaw, she becomes a crime syndicate leader.

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* In the ending, both Han and Qi'Ra take down their mentors, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters but in doing so, follow the same path as respective mentors: mentors]]: he becomes an outlaw, she becomes a crime syndicate leader.


* Why is Weazel from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' randomly part of the Cloud Riders? As Nest says, each of the crewmembers came from a world ravaged by the Empire or criminal organizations. Weazel's homeworld of Tatooine is run by the Hutts, probably one of the most powerful crime organizations out there. Seems like he got fed up with them at some point. Also some great {{Foreshadowing}} [[spoiler: for Maul]].
* In the ending, [[spoiler: both Han and Qi'Ra take down their mentors, but in doing so, follow the same path as respective mentors: he becomes an outlaw, she becomes a crime syndicate leader.]]
** The same also applies to [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Han's son]] Kylo Ren, who kills his mentor Snoke and becomes Supreme Leader]] at the end of ''The Last Jedi''. Maybe they're more alike than they think?

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* Why is Weazel from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' randomly part of the Cloud Riders? As Nest says, each of the crewmembers came from a world ravaged by the Empire or criminal organizations. Weazel's homeworld of Tatooine is run by the Hutts, probably one of the most powerful crime organizations out there. Seems like he got fed up with them at some point. Also some great {{Foreshadowing}} [[spoiler: for Maul]].Maul.
* In the ending, [[spoiler: both Han and Qi'Ra take down their mentors, but in doing so, follow the same path as respective mentors: he becomes an outlaw, she becomes a crime syndicate leader.]]
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** The same also applies to [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Han's son]] Kylo Ren, who kills his mentor Snoke and becomes Supreme Leader]] Leader at the end of ''The Last Jedi''. Maybe they're more alike than they think?



* Dryden Vos' WeaponOfChoice are a pair of heated vibroblades that glow red and connect at their hilt into a DoubleWeapon. It's a cool, unique weapon for the villain of the film to use, but [[spoiler: its design and color also take on a new meaning when you find out that his boss is Maul who popularized the double bladed weapon look.]] They're also a CallBack to ''Film/TheLastJedi'', since it was one of the weapon types in the arsenal of Snoke's Praetorian Guard.

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* Dryden Vos' WeaponOfChoice are a pair of heated vibroblades that glow red and connect at their hilt into a DoubleWeapon. It's a cool, unique weapon for the villain of the film to use, but [[spoiler: its design and color also take on a new meaning when you find out that his boss is Maul who popularized the double bladed weapon look.]] look. They're also a CallBack to ''Film/TheLastJedi'', since it was one of the weapon types in the arsenal of Snoke's Praetorian Guard.



* During the escape [[spoiler:the heroes inject raw coaxium into the Falcon's reactor, essentially supercharging the engines to allow them to escape. Based on what's seen on screen, this is clearly a lot of power for those systems to handle and is clearly beyond any sane manufacturer's recommendations, much like porting too much nitrous into a vehicle engine. No ''wonder'' the Falcon had engine problems during the entire original trilogy.]]
* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention [[spoiler:palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship]] create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire Strikes Back: ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.

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* During the escape [[spoiler:the the heroes inject raw coaxium into the Falcon's reactor, essentially supercharging the engines to allow them to escape. Based on what's seen on screen, this is clearly a lot of power for those systems to handle and is clearly beyond any sane manufacturer's recommendations, much like porting too much nitrous into a vehicle engine. No ''wonder'' the Falcon had engine problems during the entire original trilogy.]]
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* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention [[spoiler:palming palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship]] ship create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire Strikes Back: ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.



* [[spoiler: Maul]] seems to be very (albeit rightfully) suspicious of Qi'ra when she informs him of Dryden's death and Beckett's betrayal, even [[spoiler: igniting his lightsaber]] to intimidate her and keep her in line. He then tells Qi'ra to come to his own homeworld of [[spoiler: Dathomir]]. To date, we haven't seen her again.
** It's also not hard to view [[spoiler: Maul's]] parting words to her as a DeadlyEuphemism.
---> [[spoiler: '''Maul:''']] Qi'ra, you and I will be working much more ''closely'' from now on.

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* [[spoiler: Maul]] Maul seems to be very (albeit rightfully) suspicious of Qi'ra when she informs him of Dryden's death and Beckett's betrayal, even [[spoiler: igniting his lightsaber]] lightsaber to intimidate her and keep her in line. He then tells Qi'ra to come to his own homeworld of [[spoiler: Dathomir]].Dathomir. To date, we haven't seen her again.
** It's also not hard to view [[spoiler: Maul's]] Maul's parting words to her as a DeadlyEuphemism.
---> [[spoiler: '''Maul:''']] '''Maul:''' Qi'ra, you and I will be working much more ''closely'' from now on.

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*** L3 wasn't necessarily completely correct; you can care for someone or something enough to react to its death the way that Lando did without wanting to actually have sex with it.


* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault to the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.

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* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault to on the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.


* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.

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* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault to the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.


** Speaking of poor Chewie, the last time we saw him was in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', on his home world of Kashyyk. At the time, Kashyyk was heavily occupied by clone troopers, whose army was about to quickly transition into the Empire. It's a very real possibility that they enslaved the whole planet then and there, with Chewie having been their captive the entire time, possibly a decade or more, between that film and ''Solo.''

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** Speaking of poor Chewie, the last time we saw him was in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', on his home world of Kashyyk. Kashyyyk. At the time, Kashyyk Kashyyyk was heavily occupied by clone troopers, whose army was about to quickly transition into the Empire. It's a very real possibility that they enslaved the whole planet then and there, with Chewie having been their captive the entire time, possibly a decade or more, between that film and ''Solo.''


* At least one of Dryden Vos's servants is a [[WetwareBody Decraniated]]. Either [[MadDoctor Doctor Evazan]] has been lobotomizing people and selling them into slavery ten years before the Jedha Insurgency or this medical malpractice isn't unique to him. Given what we know of [[BadBoss Vos's]] [[AxCrazy personality]], it wouldn't be too far a stretch to believe that Vos's Decraniated were people that have gotten on his bad side for whatever reason, and he uses what are [[TechnicallyLivingZombie essentially zombie waitresses]] as living reminders not to cross him.

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* At least one of Dryden Vos's servants is a [[WetwareBody Decraniated]]. Either [[MadDoctor Doctor Evazan]] has been lobotomizing people and selling them into slavery ten years before the Jedha Insurgency or this medical malpractice isn't unique to him. Given what we know of [[BadBoss Vos's]] [[AxCrazy personality]], it wouldn't be too far a stretch to believe that Vos's Decraniated were people that have gotten on his bad side for whatever reason, and he uses what are [[TechnicallyLivingZombie essentially zombie waitresses]] as living reminders not to cross him.him.
* L3-37, whose passion is equal rights for droids, is now [[AndIMustScream stuck in a body that can't even move on its own]] and will spend the next few decades being stolen over and over again.


** It also makes you wonder what happened to Tarfful, the chieftain of Chewie's tribe who helped out Yoda during Order 66. One can't imagine the Empire were too happy about that...

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** It also makes you wonder what happened to Tarfful, the chieftain of Chewie's tribe who helped out Yoda during Order 66. One can't imagine the Empire were too happy about that...that...
* At least one of Dryden Vos's servants is a [[WetwareBody Decraniated]]. Either [[MadDoctor Doctor Evazan]] has been lobotomizing people and selling them into slavery ten years before the Jedha Insurgency or this medical malpractice isn't unique to him. Given what we know of [[BadBoss Vos's]] [[AxCrazy personality]], it wouldn't be too far a stretch to believe that Vos's Decraniated were people that have gotten on his bad side for whatever reason, and he uses what are [[TechnicallyLivingZombie essentially zombie waitresses]] as living reminders not to cross him.


* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder and damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.

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* In the ''Episode 4, A New Hope'', Han was adamantly unwilling to aid Luke and the rebellion in their assault the Death Star. Such reluctance could easily be chalked up to a pragmatic or mercenary attitude (which Han most certainly has). Yet in ''Solo'', we see firsthand that he's already been in a war (the occupation of Minban to be exact) where he was utilized as cannon fodder and fodder, damn near died pointlessly in the mud and blood.blood, and had to suffer under capricious commanding officers. He's already had his taste of WarIsHell and probably retains some mild PTSD from the experience.

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*** Building on that, it's possible that Han took some of the actions he did in the trilogy because of L3's possession of his ship. For example, Han's change of heart at the end of Episode IV was out of the blue - run from the fight with the money is more his style. But who's to say he didn't suddenly have "mechanical troubles" courtesy of L3's "ghost" until he relented and rode in to the rescue?



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* There are certain moments in the film where the Star Wars anthem is played, usually when our heroes are getting closer towards the path that they're destined to attain. But in almost every instance, there's something 'off' with the music... sometimes it's slower and off-key, and sometimes it's missing instrumentation. But only in the final flight when Han is piloting the Millenium Falcon, and Qi'ra gives up her seat for Chewbacca to be the co-pilot - only *then* does the Star Wars anthem play properly at full volume, and proudly sending our heroes off to save the day.



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* The events of the Kessel Run, not to mention [[spoiler:palming Lando's cheater card and essentially publicly beating him at his own game, cheating a cheater out of his beloved ship]] create the perfect context for Lando's accusatory "greeting" in Empire Strikes Back: ''"You got a lot of guts showing up here after the stunt you pulled."'' Literal and figurative points.



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* During the escape [[spoiler:the heroes inject raw coaxium into the Falcon's reactor, essentially supercharging the engines to allow them to escape. Based on what's seen on screen, this is clearly a lot of power for those systems to handle and is clearly beyond any sane manufacturer's recommendations, much like porting too much nitrous into a vehicle engine. No ''wonder'' the Falcon had engine problems during the entire original trilogy.]]



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* Why is Han the only one to notice Beckett's Imperial uniform is damaged? It's not just because he's perceptive, as we see from his card-counting in the sabacc games; it's also because he's insubordinate! The Empire focuses on unthinking obedience and uniformity. Thinking too deeply about your orders or the people giving them is strongly discouraged. But Han never got that particular memo, so when he's given orders, he actually thinks about them and puts them in context - including assessing whether the officer is trustworthy.
* We learn that the YT-1300's nose is supposed to hold an escape pod, but the Falcon keeps its distinctive double prong forever. It's entirely possible that the escape pod isn't ''designed'' to be replaceable. You're supposed to use escape pods as a last-ditch method of survival in situations where your ship is about to be destroyed, so it's likely the designers didn't put any thought into how you would replace them - in the circumstances where you're meant to launch the pod, the ship isn't going to be around long enough to have a new one put on. (Using it as bait to lure a space kraken into a black hole probably never crossed the designers' minds.)

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