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That's not how the Force works!

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  • Variations of "Finn's meme advice" [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
  • Variations of "Sixty portions!" as praise, or its opposite—"One quarter-portion"—to express displeasure.
  • Emo Kylo Ren (now with his own self-demonstrating character page on this very wiki). It's especially popular to cross him over with My Immortal.
  • "Han Solo dies" has become the new "Snape Kills Dumbledore". Similarly, "Kylo stabbed first" and "Han dies first" are also fairly memetic.
  • A lot of Metal Gear fans have taken a liking to comparing Venom Snake to C-3PO for their new red replacement arms.
    • "You probably didn't recognize me because of the red arm" Explanation 
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  • "That's not how the Force works!" Han's exasperated response to Finn's half-assed plan to destroy Starkiller Base has become a popular response to misconceptions out-of-universe as well.
  • "TRAITOR!" FN-2199/TR-8R has become a meme in his own right, even spawning a website showcasing "sick spins" and displaying a timer for how many seconds a viewer has been "loyal."
  • "Did you ever hear the Tragedy of FN-2199 the Loyal? It's a legend about a loyal soldier among the stormtroopers. Ironic, he can save others from traitors, but not himself."Explanation 
  • BB-8's lighter "thumbs up", which can also be interpreted as him Flipping the Bird.
  • "Lonely Luke" or "Very Lonely Luke" regarding Luke's self-exile to a remote planet.
  • From SNL: Matt the Radar Technician.
    • "I heard that Kylo Ren has an eight pack... that Kylo Ren is shredded." With built in Snowclones
  • The name of The Knights of Ren has let to a lot of jokes and crossovers with Star Wars and Ren And Stimpy.
  • "Why does everyone wanna go back to Jakku!?" Explanation 
  • Hux having a cat named Millicent.
  • "I'm no Jedi, but I know the Force." Maz Kanata's line to Rey which subtly implies Maz is a Force-sensitive, which is confirmed by supplementary materials. Among the fanbase, it's sometimes used by fans towards haters or unpleasant critics.
  • Because Snoke is only seen as a giant hologram, fans often speculate that he's actually Yoda-sized.
  • The final shot of the movie, as emotional and meaningful as it is, has often been mocked (usually playfully) for how it's just two people standing alone and silent on a mountain, to the point that all kinds of fake captions are added to the shot. Two of the funnier ones are a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Darmok" ("Obi-Wan and Anakin on Tatooine"/"Ackbar, when the shields fell") and Luke mentioning what else could be relevant to having his old lightsaber given back to him: "There was a hand too... did you bring the hand?"
  • "Tell that to Kanjiklub!" Explanation 
  • Take any random lines from various Star Wars media (preferably films), then change it and associate it with FN-2199's loyalty. For example, "May the loyalty be with you"note , "The loyalty is strong with this one"note , "Aren't you little loyal for a stormtrooper?"note , "Is it possible to be this loyal?" "Not for a traitor"note , etc.
  • Among Harry Potter fans, there's a common joke where General Hux will be scolded via Howler by Molly Weasley (whose eldest son, Bill, is also portrayed by Domhnall Gleeson in The Deathly Hallows movies) for joining the First Order. note 
  • Probably one of the most popular and lasting memes from the film is making theories about Snoke's identity. Nearly every character in the Star Wars canon has been theorized to be Snoke, sometimes jokingly and sometimes not. The theories range from sensible (Darth Plagueis and Gallius Rax) to ridiculous (Jar Jar Binks and Mace Windu).
  • "JJ did it." note 
  • "Hell no."note 
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Needs Five Minutes, Star Wars Episode IX: The Force Sleeps In Explanation 
  • I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. But if you spoil Episode VII before I've seen it, I will find you and I will kill you.Explanation 
  • When his training is finished, Kylo Ren will become... Darth Tantrum. Explanation .
  • "My baby girl!" Explanation 
  • Han handing stuff to Rey. Explanation 
  • Free Taco. Explanation 
  • Edgelord of the Sith. Explanation 
  • Phasmom! Explanation 
  • "A good question, for another time." Explanation 
  • "Turn off the flash, you fuckin' moron!"Explanation 
  • This mock-up poster by MTV of Episode VII when the casting was first announced gained notoriety for its poor quality, even more so when more about their characters would be revealed.

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