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Star Wars is immensely popular and has been around for decades. Naturally, this means the franchise has spawned its share of memes and catchphrases.


Please add entries in the following format:
  • The meme. Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

Across the Franchise

  • A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...... Explanation 
  • The famous Opening Scroll Explanation 
  • I have a bad feeling about this... Explanation 
  • Come to The Dark Side... Explanation 
    • We have cookies! Explanation 
  • May the Force be with you. Explanation 
    • May the Force be with her.Explanation 
  • Roger roger. Explanation 
  • Any and all of R2-D2's trademark beeping.Explanation 
    • R2-D2 was the most vulgar character in the movie. They beeped out everything he said. Explanation 
    • "Obi-Wan Kenobi listening to whatever the fuck R2-D2 is explaining to him"Explanation 
  • C3PO being the source of endless crappy "gay jokes" and the idea that he and Artoo are a gay couple.
  • Quite strangely, Yoda speaks. Explanation 
    • In Russia Soviet, generate Yoda memes can. Explanation 
  • Obi-Wan’s drinking habits. Explanation 
  • Luke and his love affair with hot chocolate. Explanation 
  • Lightsabers:
    • The sound Explanation 
    • Fanmade versions Explanation 
    • A.K.A.-47 versions have even appeared in other media. Explanation 
  • The Imperial Stormtroopers' inability to hit any of their targets is so legendary, we named the trope for it after them.Explanation 
  • Lucasfilm being bought out by Disney has not been taken well by many fans. Reactions range from pointing out how Leia is now a Disney Princess to drawing characters in poor imitations of Disney art style.
    • Now fans are putting lens flare over all sorts of Star Wars art. Explanation 
    • The entire Expanded Universe is now non-canon! NOOOOOOO!!! Explanation 
    • Slave Disney Princesses. Explanation 
  • "Faster! More intense!" Explanation 
  • "It's so dense. Every single image has so many things going on.".Explanation 
  • The Skywalker Whining Gene. Explanation 
    • A more recent spinoff of this has arisen in the form of the Skywalker Fashion Gene. Explanation 
  • One of the best things about Star Wars is the music. So there exist videos on YouTube depicting scenes from the movies having their musics removed. Most of them are hilariously awkward. Such as this.
  • Written and Directed by GEORGE LUCASExplanation 
  • Catholic fans accidentally responding to "May The Force be with you" with "and also with you" or "and with your spirit".Explanation 
  • Jar Jar is the key to all of this. Explanation 
    • Darth Jar Jar (or Darth Darth Binks) Explanation 
  • Can we use any quote from Star Wars and turn it into a meme? Explanation 
  • Machete Order Explanation 
  • Out of Context Star Wars Explanation 
  • "And again, it's like poetry, it's sort of, they rhyme. Every stanza kind of rhymes with the last one. Hopefully it'll work." Explanation 
  • "This was your father’s saber. He murdered 30 kids with it."Explanation 
    • "And he was a good friend."Explanation 
    • The Youngling Slayer 9000.Explanation 
    • Rey’s LightsaberExplanation 
  • Wondering if Luke ever got those power converters.Explanation 
  • 2019: The Saga Ends
2020: [More Star Wars Stories] announced Explanation 
  • Happy Hogan saved Star Wars! Explanation 
  • "Which Star Wars are you watching?" "All of Them."Explanation 
  • "Sorry, but don't know what Ahsoka Tano is."Explanation 
  • The mic was in picture! Explanation 
  • "Why would Padmé fall for Anakin?!"Explanation 
  • Yo dudes, The Empire is pretty chill, maybe you should, like, join it or something.Explanation 
  • Obi-Wan is a jerk. Explanation 
  • "Ahh, the Polynesian Spa."Explanation 
  • Glup ShittoExplanation 
  • Masked female Inquisitor is Barriss!Explanation 
  • Surrender, jedi.Explanation 
  • Obi-Wan "Ol' Hack-and-Slash" Kenobi's propensity for cutting limbs offnote  became the font of quite a variety of jokes and Image Macros right around the time the prequel generation became adults.

Expanded Universe

  • Sheev. Explanation 
  • It isn't Uj cake. Explanation 
  • Shirtless Helmetless Din in the waters beneath Mandalore.Explanation 

Video Games

  • Statement: HK-47's speech pattern is a very recognizable one, even used for all entries on his character sheet.
  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords:
    • "APATHY IS DEATH."Explanation 
    • Influence Lost: Kreia Explanation 
      • Influence Gained: Kreia Explanation 
    • You will not erode my will! [You have eroded Sion's will.]Explanation 
    • Jedi Jesus or Darth Jesus Explanation 
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic:
    • Please keep the dancing in the designated dancing zones.
    • TORtanic, due to the belief the game would be a WoW killer and how much faith and money was put into it note , only for it to turn out to not quite be the new MMO killer app that people believed it would be.
    • Jokes about Darth Baras are incredibly common amongst the Imperial side, usually involving his weight issues or his anger issues. Some even consider him a Memetic Badass. One example would be this parody of the Sith Code:
    Cake is a lie, there is only pie.
    Through pie, I gain calories.
    Through calories, I gain weight.
    Through weight, I gain body mass.
    Though body mass, my belt is broken.
    The recliner shall set me free.
    • "Your weakness is in your blood!" note 
    • "Choice is an illusion!" note 
    • Knights of the Eternal Grind note 
    • When Arcann romance?note 
    • I Believe In The Democratization Of Fear note 
    • "Is that supposed to be Han Solo?"note 
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 (not the new one) saw a massive surge in memetic popularity in mid-2016.
    • The Clone Trooper lines were especially memetic.
      • "Watch those wrist rockets!"Explanation 
      • "They've sent in the Supers!"
      • "Fumblin' heck, it's a Super!"
      • "Just like the simulations!"Explanation 
    • "Now hear this!"
    • "One-hundred! Two-hundred! Three-hundred! You guys are gonna make me rich!"
    • "Enemy forces have captured a command post!"
      • "That's another command post for the Republic!"
    • "That was exhilarating."
    • "The day is ours. Well done, gentlemen."
  • I'm Han SoloExplanation 
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (2017):
    • "We weren't expecting special forces."
    • "Sector is clear." [lightsaber wooshes around] "NOT CLEAR! NOT CLEAR!"
    • "The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for [tedious action that yields little reward]". Explanation 
    • This video lampooning EA (which was originally released in 2012) has gained a significant resurgence in popularity, with quite a few people stating that it's still relevant five years after its release.
    • "They're looking into it."Explanation 
    • Given how well known the whole microtransaction controversy is, many have been making jokes about how there will be microtransactions for everything, no matter how small or insignificant it may be. Some have even made jokes about the refund button being hidden in loot boxes.
    • Pink Darth Vader.Explanation 
    • Luke Skywalker fights some beetles Explanation 
    • Pre-balance patch Anakin. Explanation 
      • Retribution Explanation 
    • Bandaged arm Chewbacca! Explanation 
    • COWARDS!!! Explanation 
    • Droidekas = speeder bikes. Explanation 
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: Trust no one/Don't stand out.Explanation 
  • LEGO Yoda's death sound Explanation 
    • To a lesser extent, LEGO Jango Fett's death sound Explanation 
  • LEGO Yoda in general has, God know why, gained Alternative Character Interpretation as a racist, ketamine-addicted terrorist, leading to several Image Macros featuring an image of LEGO Yoda and a caption along the lines of "[Perform hideously offensive action] for ketamine I must", usually involving vehicular homicide with a Honda Civic. Then the treatment extended to 'Yoda himself'', who has gained his own Hitler Rants-style ASMR series of him doing more egregiously offensive acts for ketamine or simply For the Evulz.
  • "That's a lot of low notes." Explanation 


  • Pretty much everything in Auralnauts Star Wars. Ascended, as in the Marvel Star Wars comics series, 0-0-0 is given the name "Creepio" by Leia as a direct nod to the series.
  • The Adam Driver-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, featuring a skit of Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss posing as "Matt" the radar technician and working undercover at Starkiller Base, leading to a fair number of Take Thats and Ascended Memes regarding Kylo Ren. Said skit, and "Matt" himself are a veritable Fountain of Memes:
    • Matt the Radar Technician is canon.Explanation 
    • A friend of mine saw Kylo Ren take his shirt off in the shower. He said that Kylo Ren had an 8-pack, that Kylo Ren was shredded. Explanation 
    • Kylo Ren is a punk bitch! I bet he weighs 30 pounds soaking wet underneath that little black dress. explanation 
  • Everything done by EliteMasterLordOfAll, but most particularly, portraying Wat Tambor as an actual techno DJ has gotten extremely popular, to the point where the video "It's Hard To Say Goodbye (Techno remix)" is almost entirely visited by people who found the song from his videos.Explanation 
  • Help me obi Juan whoever the fuck you are... You're my only ho Explanation 
  • A picture of Daisy Ridley (Rey) carrying Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) has caused people to create many, many edits of it.
  • Several scenes from the Robot Chicken parodies.
    • "My Lord." "Go f*ck yourself."Explanation 
    • "I am your father. And Princess Leia is your sister! And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks! And as a child, I BUILT C-3PO!" *later* "...and the Force? that's just a bunch of microscopic bacteria living in your bloodstream called the midi-chlorians."Explanation 
    • "What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon!?"Explanation 
    • "...and that was the greatest day of my life." "What about when I was born?" "Not even close."Explanation 
    • Little Orphan AniExplanation 
      • "You may now laugh about the 'Little Orphan Ani' joke."Explanation 
    • Private PerkinsExplanation 
    • "I gotta say, Boba, this is one beauty of a ship! Not crazy about the name, though."Explanation 

"May the memes be with you."