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Old February 12 2013, 01:59 AM   #241
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"Awww, man....I shot Jar Jar in the face!"
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Old February 12 2013, 02:12 AM   #242
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Huttese, motherfucker! Do you speak it??
Now that I think about it, "Galactic Basic" would have been the better joke. Ah, hindsight.
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Old February 12 2013, 02:14 AM   #243
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Nah. Huttese was better.

But if you really wanted to impress, you would've chosen Geonosian.
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Old February 12 2013, 02:23 AM   #244
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Nah, it's all about the astro droid beeps, boops and whistles.

"Say BOOP again, motherf**cker! I dare you, say BOOP again!!"
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Old February 12 2013, 03:06 AM   #245
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Nah. Huttese was better.
You're right. I should have concentrated on the moment. Feel, not think. Trust my instincts.
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Old February 12 2013, 05:37 AM   #246
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"Fett? who's Fett?"
"Fetts dead baby, Fetts dead"
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Old February 12 2013, 11:56 AM   #247
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Fett was just a punk who got hit by a blind man
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Old February 12 2013, 01:35 PM   #248
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Fett was just a punk who got hit by a blind man
Yeah, that was pretty ridiculous.

Except—

According to the serial film tropes that that "demise" had all the earmarks of being drawn from, Boba getting eaten by the sarlacc was just a setback.

I expect Boba to be back, "madder than ever," perhaps still dripping with sarlacc juice.
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Old February 12 2013, 02:31 PM   #249
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I'd never call Boba Fett a "punk," but yeah his supposed demise at the hands of a half-blind man holding a long metal pole was probably the least satisfying death in all of modern sci-fi/fantasy, and that includes Tasha Yar being whacked by a talking oil slick and James T. Kirk being flattened and croaking under a metal bridge.

I used to not care for the post-ROTJ stories that chronicled Boba's escape from the Sarlaac and return to action but I've grown to appreciate them a little more as the years have passed. One of the most skilled and notorious bounty hunters of that galaxy getting eaten by a huge sand vagina that burps isn't the appropriate end for the badass who hauled Han Solo away in carbonite.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:12 PM   #250
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I used to not care for the post-ROTJ stories that chronicled Boba's escape from the Sarlaac and return to action but I've grown to appreciate them a little more as the years have passed. One of the most skilled and notorious bounty hunters of that galaxy getting eaten by a huge sand vagina that burps isn't the appropriate end for the badass who hauled Han Solo away in carbonite.
Meh, for me it's called irony when a bad ass dies in a humiliating and expected way.

Sames goes for Palpy being hurled over a guard rail into a reaction chamber by his own protege.
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Palpatine's death was remarkably satisfying. Dying at the hands of your own apprentice, the man he repeatedly lied to about his wife's death? The guy he manipulated and twisted ever since he was a boy and helped turn into one of the galaxy's great monsters?

All things considered Palpatine was lucky he didn't get worse. Anakin was merciful.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:21 AM   #252
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I always felt Fett survived the fall into the Sarlaac pit. Nobody else thrown in there had body armor full of weaponry.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:58 AM   #253
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the man he repeatedly lied to about his wife's death?
He wasn't there for her death ( neither was Anakin ). As far as he knew, what he was saying about it was true.
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Old February 13 2013, 08:50 AM   #254
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True. From a certain point of view.

Sure, that's possible and I've definitely entertained it in the past, but a couple of the novels written after Episode III was in theaters seem to strongly hint at the Emperor knowing through the Dark Side that Anakin/Vader hadn't actually killed Padmé when he Force choked her on Mustafar and that she had indeed survived for a short time after the incident. He might have told Vader that he killed her as the straw to break the apprentice's back....the moment that truly shattered his spirit and ensured his conversion to the Dark Side of the Force and to the Emperor himself.

Palpatine had to destroy the last connection Vader had to his former life even if that meant making him think he had killed his own wife. He had led Anakin down the dark path of temptation by telling him he could save Padmé from dying....having failed to do so (and making him think that he actually killed her himself) would render him a complete shell of a man that Sidious could then mold into the kind of apprentice and henchman that he needed to help rule his new Empire.

Again, these are the impressions left by a couple of the books and it all depends on if you give the novels much if any canonical weight in your view of the Star Wars universe. I pick and choose myself but Palpatine knowing the truth but deliberately lying to Vader in order to crush his heart and spirit seems like something the Emperor would do....and gladly.
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Old February 13 2013, 09:01 AM   #255
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Again, these are the impressions left by a couple of the books and it all depends on if you give the novels much if any canonical weight in your view of the Star Wars universe. I pick and choose myself but Palpatine knowing the truth but deliberately lying to Vader in order to crush his heart and spirit seems like something the Emperor would do....and gladly.
That's all well and good, but do the books explain why this super-smart Emperor guy decided to let Luke and Leia live? If he knows Padme wasn't dead, then surely he could use the same superpowers to figure out the two kids are alive. Doesn't make sense that he'd let them grow up unsupervised.

Also, he seems genuinely unaware that Luke was alive in Empire Strikes Back. But he does make the prudent decision to decide to supplant Vader with his son. The Emperor never seems to know that Leia is also Vader's child, either.
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