17 Subtle Details You Missed In 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi'

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Vote up the details you missed when you first watched 'Return of the Jedi.'

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was left with the monumental task of following up the cinematic masterpiece that is The Empire Strikes Back, and while the film is highly regarded, it is often seen as the lesser film in the original trilogy. That doesn't mean that its creators at Lucasfilm didn't put in a huge amount of detail into this labor of love.

From small details like seeing Vader's skeleton during his final confrontation with Palpatine to the massive attention to detail background painters put in behind the scenes, Return of the Jedi is a beauty in its own right.

Did you catch these details on your first viewing? Vote up the details you missed when you first watched Return of the Jedi!

  • 1
    244 VOTES

    Jabba the Hutt has a tattoo on his right forearm.

    From Redditor u/IntentStudios

    244 votes
  • 2
    235 VOTES

    When the shield generator is captured, you can see a rebel putting on scouttrooper armor. Later, when the rebels are captured you can see the incognito rebel, now captured with the helmet removed.

    From Redditor u/cyuut

    235 votes
  • 3
    189 VOTES

    This scene is the ONLY instance of Luke addressing his mentor as 'Obi-Wan,' rather than Ben Kenobi. When confronting Ben about lying about his father’s death, Luke levels the accusation at the stranger he never knew, rather than the gentle old man he admired.

    From Redditor u/baxterrocky

    189 votes
  • 4
    251 VOTES

    When the Emperor is electrocuting Darth Vader, it's briefly possible to see Anakin's skeleton, including robotic parts!

    From Redditor u/GoldSkulltulaHunter

    251 votes
  • 5
    154 VOTES

    When we first see everyone celebrating at the end, Leia is seen with her hand on Han's shoulder as he looks down, comforting him as they don't know yet whether Luke and Lando have survived.

    From Redditor u/fruitybatman

    154 votes
  • 6
    352 VOTES

    Darth Vader says 'Obi-Wan has taught you well' after looking up and seeing that Luke has the high ground.

    From Redditor u/YaBoyKingHenry

    352 votes