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Memes / Return of the Jedi

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Darth Vader: "Does this page have a code clearance?"
Admiral Piett: "It's an older code, sir, but it checks out. I was about to add a new meme."

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Please add entries in the following format:

  • The meme. Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

  • "It's a trap!" Explanation 
  • Jabba has become the patron saint of morbid obesity and disgusting eating.
  • "He's more machine now than man, twisted and evil."Explanation 
  • Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious became synonymous with Evil Overlord types. In particular, his black robe and the line "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen!", which is used to mock politicians that people consider to be cartoonishly corrupt.
  • Palpatine's death by being thrown down the Death Star's reactor shaft by the redeemed Vader/Anakin has also become iconic and is occasionally invoked in memes speculating someone's defection from a higher power.
  • "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." Enough that it went memetic again as a mock spoiler to Rogue One, even though the film is about the first Death Star.
    • A related meme is that the line doesn't refer to many... well, Bothans, but instead refers to an individual named Manny Bothans.
  • The iconic scene with the Force Ghosts of Anakin, Yoda, and Ben is often edited to incorporate a recently deceased fictional character or real person, from the cast of The Walking Dead to Carrie Fisher herself.
  • Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!Explanation 
  • Yoda's last words to Luke:" There is... another... Sky... walker."
  • When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.explanation 
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  • "Our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude!" Explanation 
  • "It's an older code, sir, but it checks out."Explanation 
  • "You Rebel Scum!" Explanation 
  • Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Sidious the Senate?Explanation 
    • Ironic, he could save others from death, but not himself.Explanation 
  • "It's over Father. I have the high ground." "Not this crap again!" (throws saber)Explanation 
  • "I do believe that they think I am some sort of god." note 
  • "De wanna wanga."note 
  • The final montage of celebrations across the galaxy received many, many comparisons to the worldwide celebrations of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 Presidential election.
  • "Ugh, how the fuck do you cover letter."note 
  • Luke's Chanel Bootsexplanation 

Mon Mothma: "Many Bothans died to bring us these memes."