Dark Details Fans Noticed In 'Star Wars'

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Vote up the most sinister details.

The Star Wars saga is one of the greatest stories of good triumphing over evil in the history of movies. Jedi from Luke to Rey have harnessed the light side of the Force and battled against long odds to bring peace to a galaxy far, far away. However, as we know, the dark side is strong in the Star Wars universe... maybe more than you know. Fans online are pointing out some seriously dark details from the franchise, like how after Count Dooku's death in Revenge of the Sith, his dismembered body parts can be seen laying around in the background. In Rogue One, Vader uses the Force for more than a choke out-- he actually crushes someone's throat completely. Sometimes these moments even cross over between films. If you look closely, you'll see that Jabba the Hutt has a droid from A New Hope in a pile of his discarded junk.

Check out this list of dark details from Star Wars, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    228 VOTES

    Qui-Gon's Voice Begs Anakin To Stop The Slaughter In 'Attack Of The Clones'

    From Redditor u/Ralph-Hinkley:

    When Anakin is killing the Tuskens, you can hear Qui-Gonn's force ghost telling him, 'Anakin, no!'

    228 votes
  • 2
    237 VOTES

    Qui Gon's Death Theme Births Vader In 'Phantom Menace'

    From Redditor u/SamTheYamMan:

    In Revenge of the Sith (2005), in the scene where Darth Vader rises up on the table, Qui Gon Jinn’s Funeral Theme from The Phantom Menace (1999) plays. Just as it signaled the death of Qui Gon, it now signals the death of Anakin.

    237 votes
  • 3
    230 VOTES

    Dooku's Severed Parts Are Strewn About In 'Revenge Of The Sith'

    From Redditor u/Someotherrandomtree:

    In Revenge of the Sith, Count Dooku’s decapitated head, hands, and discarded lightsaber are all seen on screen briefly

    230 votes
  • 4
    221 VOTES

    Vader Crushes A Throat In 'Rogue One'

    From Redditor u/soccerperson:

    To choke people, usually Darth Vader brings together his thumb and forefinger, slowly closing their windpipe. In Rogue One, he picks up a rebel and then clenches his fist. He straight up crushes his throat.

    221 votes
  • 5
    235 VOTES

    R2D2 Doesn't Trust Demands To Stay Put In 'Empire Strikes Back'

    From Redditor u/rayloSW:

    In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Luke tells to R2 to remain in the ship in various events, he doesn't do it. The last person to said that to R2 was Anakin in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) and he never returned.

    235 votes
  • 6
    170 VOTES

    Anakin's Skull And Robotic Parts Are Electrified In 'Return Of The Jedi'

    From Redditor u/GoldSkulltulaHunter:

    In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), when the Emperor is zapping Darth Vader, it's briefly possible to see Anakin's skeleton, including robotic parts (neck, arms).

    170 votes