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  • Animation Age Ghetto: Just look at the comments for the trailers on YouTube and it quickly becomes clear the series is being hit with this even worse than The Clone Wars or Rebels. That said, in light of its nature as a "canon paraphrase" work rather than an out-and-out non-canon parody like The Yoda Chronicles and this being Lego Star Wars, some seem willing to give it a chance.
  • Character Rerailment: While still Played for Laughs for the most part, Darth Vader late in Season 2 becomes much more manipulative, serious, and menacing, bringing him a bit more in line with the movies.
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  • Moment of Awesome: Rowan using his Chekhov's Skill ability to build and rebuild machines using the force to break the Kyber Saber crystal down into its fragments and reassemble it in his hands.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Roger for being a veteran of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and being fleshed out as a character in his own right. He was popular enough to be realized in non-LEGO form and was made the narrator of the reference book, Droidography.
    • Graballa the Hutt has gained some fans for being one of the funniest characters introduced in the franchise.
    • Characters from other parts of canon who guest star are, naturally, considered highlights. Special mention goes to Hondo Ohnaka!
    • Becky Smoochenbacher for being a Brick Joke Chekhov's Gunman.
  • Epileptic Trees: So if this is a "canon paraphrase", does this mean that Hondo and Maz meet?! Hera and Quarrie are still around after the Battle of Hoth?! But what about Jek-14, who is a Force-sensitive clone with a synthetic arm? And how is there a third Sith if Naare is here? Could she be an Inquisitor? How much of the Freemaker family's actions and the story of the show are actually true and not exaggerated?
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  • Fridge Brilliance: Naare tries to caution Rowan about how the Emperor may seem kind, wise, and benevolent, but is really evil, but Rowan cuts her off and says he already sees the Emperor as evil and disgusting. It's almost like Naare had a high opinion of the Emperor, or at least thinks most people do.
  • Fridge Horror: Rowan is the first Force-sensitive student that Luke may teach. Which means that in less than three decades he's likely to be one of the Jedi students doomed to be wiped out by Kylo Ren. Word of God thankfully reveals that Rowan was on a planet far away from the massacre. However, his other siblings is another matter....
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Roger fleeing from Naare on learning she's a Jedi becomes this after she beheads him to forcibly interrogate him.
  • Funny Moments:
    • Upon being told that Naare is a Jedi, Roger's immediate response is to flee in terror.
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    • Graballa's life dream is to open a fancy resort and buffet, and the whole reason he's after the Kyber crystals.
    • When the gang aciddentally rips a hole in Graballa's ship, everything starts getting sucked into space. However, Graballa manages to unintentionally save his ship and crew when he plugs up the hole with his giant ass.
    • Jabba is more amused than anything when Graballa's attempt to catch the gang goes wrong. Jabba asks what Freemakers Graballa is talking about, and Graballa indicates the Freemakers behind him... Who are already gone. And Graballa says "... I'm not turning around yet, but I'm guessing they're gone!"
    • Darth Vader of all people pulling a massive The Knights Who Say "Squee!" moment when seeing Zander's stolen Naboo Starfighter.
    • Rowan's Epic Fail in the first episode.
    • During a plot To trick Naare in the season one finale, Rowan disguises himself as Palpitine and uses a voice box from a previous episode. He spins around in the Emperor's chair going "bored bored bored" in his normal voice and in Palpitine's voice.
    • Roger offers his hand in friendship to the other droids. They took it...and then they beat him with it after an incident involving flammable oil.
  • Growing the Beard: "Race on Tattooine" marked the transition into Cerebus Syndrome with Rowan learning that Naare is a Sith Lord and working for the Emperor.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Rowan's early admiration for Naare, and their growing mentorship, after he finds her red lightsaber, and then hears Emperor Palpatine's voicemail.
    • Jek's talk with Rowan when they first meet about the galaxy being at risk thanks to the Sith. May even be a subtle bit of Lampshade Hanging.
    Jek: One last battle to end all battles. But then there's always another...
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Roger's kind were annihilated en masse without remorse during the Clone Wars. This series takes one survivor and makes him a main cast member and a beloved member of the family, even if he's still the Butt-Monkey. The show is kinda like what The Clone Wars and especially Rebels did to flesh out individual clone troopers.
  • Inferred Holocaust: When Naare goes on a rampage on Corusant, she is clearly shown cutting the entire buildings in half. Even if everyone left them in time, they could have still gotten crushed by rubble.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Graballa may be an amoral jackass who Would Hurt a Child, but he's constantly living in Jabba's shadow; all he wants is to open a fancy resort. His Affably Evil demeanor contributes to this.
    • Even Naare gets a little of this. She may be psychotic, but she clearly takes a lot of abuse from the Emperor, making the viewer want to root for her in the finale when she goes on a rampage at Coruscant.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Rowan's decision to go into hiding with Roger and the last Kyber Saber Crystal so that his family can go home while he prepares to train for years to become good enough to beat Naare.
    • When Kordi and Zander return to their home without Rowan, preparing to agree to pay three months' overdue rent with late fees and worried sick about their brother, only for Graballa the Hutt and Naare to ambush them.
    • Rowan destroying the Kyber Saber Crystal after having wielded it and knowing he could do so much good with it, but the power would corrupt him. This act also makes the Freemakers fugitives again, this time courtesy of the Emperor.
    • Naare beheading Roger when the latter has an Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap! moment.
    • At the end of Season Two, Rowan realizes that he's trapped on an exploding Death Star, and prepares to Face Death with Dignity. It becomes a Heartwarming Moment when his family saves him.
  • The Woobie: Rowan towards the end of the season, where after being a Living MacGuffin for three villains he decides to go into hiding with the last Kyber Saber Crystal to keep his family safe, only to have to come out of hiding to rescue them, and he loses his babysitter's head to Naare. Then he has to take on Naare when she has the Saber, because he's the only one with a chance of stopping her. His actions, including his refusal to join the Emperor, make him a hero to the Rebellion and a fugitive to the Empire.

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