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Throwaway 'Star Wars' Lines That Hit A Lot Harder On A Rewatch

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  • Photo: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    Beru's Assessment Of Luke's Disposition

    "Luke's just not a farmer Owen, he has too much of his father in him."

    "That's what I'm afraid of." - Beru and Owen Lars, A New Hope

    On your first viewing of the Star Wars, this exchange comes off fairly light and almost jovial. On your second viewing after completing the Original Trilogy, it's a lot darker than it was intended to be. After the Prequels? Forget about it; this single exchange ended up being one of the best pieces of (retroactive, granted) foreshadowing in the franchise and doesn't get enough credit.

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  • Photo: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace / 20th Century Fox

    Obi-Wan's Intuition

    “I have a bad feeling about this... It’s something elsewhere... elusive.” - Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Phantom Menace

    Before anyone else, Obi-Wan senses the return of the Sith... somewhere. 

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  • Photo: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox

    Vader's Heartbreaking Affirmation

    “You don’t know the power of the dark side. I must obey my master.” - Darth Vader, Return of the Jedi 

    When Luke confronts Vader on Endor, Vader’s tone and delivery imply that his life is far from easy and the dark side has consumed his life beyond measure.

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  • Photo: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    Padmé's Realization In The Senate

    "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause." - Padmé Amidala, Revenge of The Sith

    Intended to be a button for the moment Palpatine seizes control of the galaxy, this single line of dialogue is the most underrated line in the series. Up until this moment, Padmé believed everything surrounding the Clone Wars and accompanying political discourse was business as usual, but slowly she realizes exactly what's occurred and that she is, partially, at fault. 

    Palpatine's goal was never to win; it was simply to amass and isolate power, and he did exactly that with a majority of the Galaxtic Senate supporting him. 

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