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#1442229
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Star Wars Headcanons
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jedi_bendu said:

TestingOutTheTest said:

Honestly, that would undermine Luke’s arc and strip him of his personal motivation to fight the Empire.

It would be a fake-out death for both of them, but Luke wouldn’t know that. He’d still believe they were killed and would never get to reunite with them, so he’d still have his motivation for fighting the empire.

I think Rodney’s idea is a very fun ‘what if’ concept.

Apologies for the late response. I’m saying it’s more meaningful if they actually were dead, and that Luke acting on a lie would be less meaningful than what we got.

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#1442212
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If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
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TPM: ???

AOTC: There’d be no indication of Dooku being a Sith, up until Anakin and Obi-Wan’s fight with him.

ROTS: ???

ANH: Opens right after the Death Star fires on Scarif during Rogue One, we get Vader’s hallway rampage as visual storytelling for how much he’s grown since ROTS and for him being Palpatine’s enforcer. Then the Rebels escape, leading right into the Star Destroyer chasing the Tantive IV.

ESB: Palpatine’s appearance would be consistent with ROTJ (Adywan’s version still doesn’t really look right)

ROTJ: ???

TFA: Endor would be the capital of the Republic, not Hosnian Prime.

TLJ: Reveal Palpatine at the end, after the scene with Temiri Blagg. Pryde goes to Exegol and shows him a hologram of Snoke’s corpse. Palpatine, on his throne, though his face is initially unseen, is impressed; “The boy is ready.” We see Sith acolytes and vats of deteriorated Palpatine clones, one of which closely resembles Snoke. The machine picks up Palpatine off of the throne and pulls him closer to the holographic light. “The boy’s sacrifice will soon be complete.” The lightning flashes bright, we see his face for the first time since ROTJ, now corpse-like, his eyes empty, his body frail, his skin pale. He smiles sinisterly. Hard cut to black, and cue credits.

TROS: Replace Kijimi with Coruscant.

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#1442211
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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“Rey being a Palpatine was unnecessary/pointless and undermined her character arc in TLJ and the message that ‘bloodlines are not a requirement to be Force-sensitive’.”

Also, “Rey beat Kylo Ren without any training”… EVEN THOUGH KYLO REN WAS SHOT IN THE FUCKING SKELETON AND WAS BLEEDING TO DEATH AND IN SO MUCH PAIN HE HAD TO HIT HIMSELF SO IT’D STOP HURTING!

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#1442091
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Last web series/tv show seen
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Recently finished watching Glitch Techs for the sixth time, and by God it’s still really enjoyable. There’s some minor things that bug me or tick me off, and there is one not-so-good episode that I always skip (alongside two others - those aren’t really bad, but there’s something that’s triggered some PTSD within me, though not actual PTSD), but overall it’s still really enjoyable.

You should give it a watch on Netflix if you’re really into sci-fi or animation!

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#1442054
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The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by Jason Fry: The "Tragedy of Vader" Edit (WIP)
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While we’re on the topic of Rey’s arc and TLJ, I think the resolution of that arc - Rey taking Kylo’s word to “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. It’s the only way you’ll become what you were meant to be,” letting go of her toxic parents entirely, beginning to fixiate towards the Resistance, and becoming what she was meant to be… a better person, who no longer hinges her life and worth around toxic, drunken parents who neglected her, who threw her away like garbage - should feel stronger and more climactic for the parent story arc (I didn’t really feel too much weight in my previous viewings of the movie) as it is supposed to be the climax of the parent story arc.

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#1442051
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The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by Jason Fry: The "Tragedy of Vader" Edit (WIP)
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Having just read this comment, I feel like it’d be appropriate to introduce/reintroduce, in such a pivotal scene, Rey believing for her whole life she is worthless like you did with your TROS novel edit after the hangar scene.

Also I feel like “I saw the rest” is redundant since he already says “I know who your parents are” in the elevator.

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#1442031
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<em>Star Wars</em> Fan Edit Discussion Thread
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To revisit my thoughts on hinting at Palpatine’s return in TFA or TLJ. I’m leaning in the middle, whether it does (as if the Death Star II were slapped at the end of ESB despite it being hopeful) or whether it’s otherwise.

However, I do want to see your guys’ thoughts as to whether it would ruin TLJ’s theme of hope or otherwise. As in, if it does, could you explain why? Or if it doesn’t, could you explain why?

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#1441979
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I abhor the &quot;X undoes Y's accomplishments&quot; criticism so much.
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yotsuya said:

TestingOutTheTest said:

Anakin’s such a great chosen one he didn’t even kill Palpatine and end his reign, and his son turned out to be a failure by any standard, didn’t restore the Jedi. Even his daughter failed to restore the Republic.

That is not true. Palpatine died. He was brought back by his Sith acolytes through something he evidently had planned. An idea stolen from legends. Palpatine even said he died to confirm that Anakin succeeded in eliminating the Sith and balancing the force. Anakin even tells Rey that she should balance the force as he did.

I disagree here. Palpatine simply transferred his consciousness into a clone, he wasn’t resurrected by Sith acolytes. His original body blew up twice and had to have been disintegrated completely.

I think TROS makes it clear that Palpatine was dead. The Empire was over. If he had transferred his conciousness to a clone at that time he could have kept up the Empire and and the victory we see at the end of the SE ROTJ would not have happened. Palpatine was dead. The Sith had to figure out how to clone a force sensitive body to put Palpatine back into. And i don’t think it worked too well. How his spirit was preserved we don’t know. But we can imagine a Sith force ghost. But Palpatine died and was dead for a while.

I agree that Palps WAS dead, but…

If he had transferred his conciousness to a clone at that time he could have kept up the Empire and and the victory we see at the end of the SE ROTJ would not have happened. Palpatine was dead.

His clone on Exegol was literally a rotting corpse. He’s unable to move and has to be attached to a machine to stay alive. His flesh was decaying. The other Snoke clones were lifeless. He also had to oversee the construction of his Final Order, which (I believe) was a backup plan (the fact that they look identical to Imperial Star Destroyers means they at least started construction during the days of the Empire).

Also the Empire lost because the Death Star II was destroyed, even without Palps’ death.

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#1441938
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I abhor the &quot;X undoes Y's accomplishments&quot; criticism so much.
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Anakin’s such a great chosen one he didn’t even kill Palpatine and end his reign, and his son turned out to be a failure by any standard, didn’t restore the Jedi. Even his daughter failed to restore the Republic.

That is not true. Palpatine died. He was brought back by his Sith acolytes through something he evidently had planned. An idea stolen from legends. Palpatine even said he died to confirm that Anakin succeeded in eliminating the Sith and balancing the force. Anakin even tells Rey that she should balance the force as he did.

I disagree here. Palpatine simply transferred his consciousness into a clone, he wasn’t resurrected by Sith acolytes. His original body blew up twice and had to have been disintegrated completely.

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#1441885
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The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by Jason Fry: The &quot;Tragedy of Vader&quot; Edit (WIP)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

I actually leaned into the idea that Kylo didn’t commit many atrocities except for killing Han. For example, I used the canon idea that a Force storm Kylo couldn’t control destroyed the temple, and he didn’t actually kill anybody there intentionally. It makes it all the more tragic, and makes it more relatable to want Ben survive after his redemption (which is what happens). What I like about Kylo is that he’s trying to be somebody he isn’t, so when he finally becomes Ben again it’s more rewarding.

Vader commited genocide and yet he’s redeemable. I also feel like Ben’s conflicted soul only came around at some point before TFA.

Also Kylo and his Knights slaughtered people in a rainy environment, and he himself killed Tekka.

Off-topic now, but I’m really enjoying adding holocam droids to the battle of Crait. Essentially, at the beginning of it I’m having Hux insist that the whole thing is to be recorded for the galaxy to witness. This then leads into a custom Canto Bight scene I’m doing with Lando where the gamblers are betting on the outcome of the fight (because they see it as a game), which disgusts him. The holocam droids also explain why the First Order lets Finn and Rose escape to the base, because Hux wants the galaxy to see their weakness. And, finally, it allows the entire galaxy to see the badass Luke that inspires them.

So like /u/onex7805’s The Last Jedi REDONE series?

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#1441400
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No-Palpatine Rise of Skywalker Radical Brainstorming Thread
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I think he’s referring to how exactly Palpatine’s role as the villain would bring the saga full circle — the heroes fighting the literal mastermind behind everything that’s happened throughout the saga. Plus, Palpatine himself represents the undying hatred of the past that affects the current generation, that we’re having the same struggles as those of old.