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  • Author's Saving Throw: Galaxy of Adventures is animated by Titmouse, a company well known for their excellent animation work, perhaps after the heavy backlash that predecessor short series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny got for its overly doll-like artstyle and usage of Flash animation.
  • Awesome Art: The art is gorgeous. Every new episode that's uploaded has dozens upon dozens of fans begging for a series of full-length episodes in that exact art style.
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  • Awesome Music: Obviously, because it's Star Wars, but "Stormtroopers vs. Rebels" has a truly epic remix of the Imperial March that manages to make Stormtroopers seem completely badass.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Resistance. Vocal opinion seems to be that Galaxy of Adventures is better due to emulating the anime artstyle more than Resistance had claimed to have due to being traditionally animated as opposed to CGI and doesn't hesitate to show violent content. On the other hand, Galaxy of Adventures mostly doesn't add anything besides serve as another Gateway Series for younger new fans via summary (leading to some accusations that it's just Merchandise-Driven) and suffers from It's Short, So It Sucks!, while Resistance has an original story.
  • Fanfic Fuel: The wet dreams of many a The Clone Wars fan were fulfilled upon seeing Captain Rex serving alongside Han Solo at the Battle of Endor. One can only imagine what the two would have to say to one another and, well, that's where the fanart comes in.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Leia's episode where she slaps Luke may recall an infamous comic panel from the old comic adaptation of Splinter of the Mind's Eye, where Luke slapped Leia in an out-of-character moment ("No more favors until I'm done eating!"), much to her surprise.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: The only complaint most fans have with the series (aside from it arguably being just another merchandising tool to introduce kids to the franchise) is that the beautifully animated action is just begging for a full-length series (or to go all the way with the entire movies), and the 2-3 minute long episodes we get aren't nearly enough to feel satisfied.
  • Memetic Mutation: There are dozens of Youtube videos of clips from this series edited together with anime songs to form the opening of a Star Wars anime, probably because the artstyle, animation, and direction of Galaxy of Adventures makes it easier to "anime opening"-ify than the other Star Wars cartoons.
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  • Misaimed Fandom: Leia comically slapping Luke got some slack from certain circles for supposedly suggesting feminism is Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male, oblivious that it was obviously a cartoon gag about how Leia is just Hot-Blooded and was a bit of a later in-joke about them being Red Oni, Blue Oni siblings.
  • Narm: In "Chewie and the Ewoks", when the big Wookiee lad does a Vine Swing onto the AT-ST, the sound effect for his roar is modulated to sound like a Tarzan yell. It sounds absolutely bizarre and totally distracts from the otherwise awesomeness of the moment.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Darth Vader, who effortlessly slaughters the Rebel Troopers and even makes R2 & 3PO stop dead in their tracks and turn around.
    • The wampa's depiction here is arguably scarier than its depiction in Empire, rather than the lumbering snowman from the movie, it's now a frighteningly fast snarling beast with glowing red eyes.
    • Palpatine may never have looked more terrifyingly demonic than he does in "Yoda - the Jedi Master", where we get one utterly chilling closeup of his face that has the upper half shadowed under his hood against the blood-red light of his lightsaber beam, with the only parts of his face visible being his glowing yellow eyes and a truly horrific smile.
    • Jabba the Hutt is portrayed in a much more sinister tone thanks to Jabba's Glowing Eyes of Doom when he does something evil, the frightened look of a frog-like creature about to be Swallowed Whole by Jabba, and the closest thing to a Slasher Smile a Hutt can make accompanied with a Red Filter of Doom while he watches his Rancor eat an Aqualish who had displeased him alive. Meanwhile, the Rancor looks even more demonic than usual as it gets ready to eat the Aqualish.
  • Periphery Demographic: Although the series is at least ostensibly aimed at getting younger viewers hooked on Star Wars, the shorts regularly rack up tens of thousands of views on YouTube from adult fans and viewers who love drawn the spectacular animation, clever reinterpretations of Star Wars lore, easter eggs for longtime fans, and the occasional bit of frighteningly dark and intense violence.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The Star Wars universe is a violent place, and some of the segments don't shy away from this, although it is heavily toned down from what is shown in the films. In particular, Luke's fight with the Wampa heavily implies that Luke took the Wampa's arm off, Jabba's short shows him feeding someone to the Rancor and only changing perspectives as the Rancor gets ready to feast, Boba Fett's short shows one of his disintegrations on screen, and Vader's short shows him effortlessly slashing into rebel soldiers with a saber and using the Force to violently throw them around and slam them into each other in a dark corridor just like in Rogue One.
  • Win the Crowd: For its 2D animesque artstyle adapting the movies and surprisingly already having violent and dark content. Even folks that tend to complain about the animated shows think it's wonderful.

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