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Your Top 5 Star Wars Surprises

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Jaxxon, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Jaxxon

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    As Luke told Vader on Cloud City, "You'll find I'm full of surprises."

    But of course, Vader was about to give Luke the biggest surprise in Star Wars history.

    So what are your top 5 Star Wars surprises? Feel free to include the cartoons, too! Here's my list:

    1. "I am your father."

    Of course this is number 1. It's the first big shock in all of Star Wars. It changed everything. I almost declared it off-limits, just because it's such an obvious winner. Buuuuut I'm interested to see any contrary opinions.

    2. Kylo Ren is Ben Solo.

    Remember when this was a surprise? We'd been speculating for months about these mysterious new characters in TFA, and this was the first big reveal. When Snoke told Kylo, "Your father . . . Han . . . Solo . . . " my mouth hung open in the theater for the next five minutes.

    3. There is another.

    Luke and Leia are twinsies! This one slips down my list just because it feels forced. It's a surprise, to be sure (and a welcome one). But it felt like Lucas going back to the "I am your father" well. But it makes my list because it's a real twist, and it changes everything for Star Wars storytelling.

    4. Qui-Gon is the first Force Ghost.

    This had to make my list. There's so much tragic irony in this revelation from RotS. Anakin loses everything, even abandons the Jedi way, in a ploy to defeat death. But who defeats death in the end? The very Jedi who brought Anakin to the Jedi order. It also retroactively explains why we spent so much time with Qui-Gon in TPM.

    5. Yoda can FIGHT!

    Face it. When that little shadow hobbled around the corner, and Yoda came face to face with Dooku, you had no idea what was coming. Suddenly the little guy, this dude we've only seen as a stiff puppet, is flipping around and jumping off walls and swinging a lightsaber.(yoda) I almost forgot how big of a surprise this was. But when AotC first arrived, nobody saw it coming.


    That's my top 5. What's yours?


     
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    1: Vader declaring his fatherhood (This is obviously the big one)
    2: Padme stepping forward as the real Queen (I know... I know... I should have seen it coming; I even KNEW Portman was playing the Amadala character, but for some reason I didn't think ahead on this one and just accepted that she played two characters, or whatever... Didn't question it for some reason).
    3: The Enfys Nest unmasking (LOVE IT!)
    4: Luke in projected form (I noticed that he was younger but honestly just thought he had cut and colored his beard... yeah, I'm actually that dumb!)
    5: The Crimson Dawn boss reveal (opens soooo many possibilities and questions; I love it!)
     
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    1. Luke unmasking Darth Vader - the feeling of seeing the man behind the mask for the first time is something I will always remember.
    2. Kylo Ren defeats Snoke - once you realize what he's about to do, with Snoke himself narrating it the whole way through... chills.
    3. Enfys Nest reveal - given the infinite directions they could have gone with this character, I love the way it turned out
    4. The Falcon's re-introduction in TFA - I know it seems small, but it was the perfect way to start tying the old to the new. And at the time, I was not expecting it at all.
    5. Luke and Leia being brother and sister - what?? really?? I can't explain why, but this was always more surprising to me than Vader's "I am your Father".... which doesn't make my top 5, but is an easy 6.
     
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    1. I am your father.

    2. Vader owning that hallway in Rogue One

    3. Red Leader and Gold Leader in Rogue One

    4. Holdo lightspeed maneuver

    5. Kylo Ren is Ben Solo

    6. Enfys Nest reveal
     
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    I had three legit surprises in the OT: Han using Luke's saber, Daddy Dark Side spilling the beans and the kissing siblings.


    I spent the PT spoiled to the gills and have been in the loop for most of the ST....


    The only thing that surprised me so far was Ackbar's death.
     
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    Oh man!! I forgot about this one! This might edge out "Yoda can fight" on my list. I absolutely did not see this one coming. It was maybe the most out-of-left-field but satisfying reveal yet.
     
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    1. "i am your father"
    2. Darth Vader saves Luke and destroys the Emperor (yay!)
    3. Poe. that's it ~ that's the whole surprise XD <3
    3. Kylo Ren kills Snoke and teams up with Rey (yay!)
    4. Enfys Nest reveal

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    p.s. runner up goes to Soran Keize in Alphabet Squadron.
    ya'll that have read it know what i mean. XD
     
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    I actually don't remember my reaction to Vader's reveal (I was only around 10 when I first saw it). But I watched the OT after seeing TPM and AotC, so I already knew who Anakin was. And I thought the Kylo/Ben reveal was pretty obvious based on what Lor San Tekka said to him. Anyway, here's my list!
    1. The big reveal in Kotor 1 about Revan (legends).
    2. Ahsoka being "Fulcrum" in Rebels, I thought it was Bail throughout the first season.
    3. Chewie's death in Vector Prime (legends).
    4. Kanan's death. I had a feeling he was going to die, but I thought it would happen during the finale.
    5. Maul in Rebels.
     
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    I waited too long to get into Star Wars before having everything spoiled for me from the first six movies. I’ve also spoiled much of the big stuff newer movies for myself before seeing them, mainly that Kylo Ren = Ben Solo and kills Han Solo and that Darth Maul would show up in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Still I’ve been surprised a couple times before and here are my top five Star Wars surprises:


    5. The World Between Worlds from Star Wars Rebels.

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    This was a pretty cool fan-servicey thing to see during the penultimate episode of Star Wars Rebels. Hearing all the voices and callbacks to the movies and The Clone Wars was incredibly awesome. Not to mention the return of the best non-movie Star Wars character:
    (ahsoka)


    4. Luke Skywalker’s Appearance in The Force Awakens

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    The scene that was worth the price of admission alone and captivated our collective imaginations for two whole years.


    3. Kylo Ren Kills Snoke and Teams Up With Rey in The Last Jedi

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    The entire theater was cheering and applauding during this moment. For such a divisive movie, when I saw The Last Jedi on opening night, I was with the most enthusiastic and happy theater crowd I’ve ever been a part of.


    2. Yoda’s Spirit Appears in The Last Jedi

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    The only time I’ve actually gasped during a movie. This is my favorite Yoda scene hands down.


    1. The Clone Wars Saved

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    When the trailer for this dropped, I was so surprised and excited. I had been saying for years that The Clone Wars would never be complete as a show but maybe as books and comics, but boy am I glad I was wrong. I may not be as excited for this as I was initially (not for any particular reason) and while I’m super thankful that we’re even getting more episodes, I wish we could get a more full season, but I am still hyped to watch this when it arrives. Still, this was the most I’ve been surprised at a Star Wars movie, show, or trailer and I can’t wait to see what other surprises the series has in the future.
     
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    As I don't remember my reaction to the reveals of the OT, I will make a list with the movies that I saw when I was older and wich scenes surprised me the most:

    1 - Luke force projection in TLJ. I wasn't expect that at all. My biggest surprise in the SW universe. And I loved it.
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    2 - Snoke cut in half. Again RJ surprised me and it was fantastic.
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    3 - This time the guy that was cut in half is Maul. I didnt believe it at the time and I remember to be sad about. Great villain, just one movie. What a pitty.
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    4 - Apparition of holographic Snoke in TFA. I was shocked when I saw that big holographic Snoke in the cinema and I thought: "The rumors were right, Snoke is a giant...".
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    5 - The last place I will leave for Tarkin, Leia and Vader from Rogue One. What a great surprise to see these 3 again. Loved every scene with them.
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    Ooh, good choice! I forgot how surprised I was about Tarkin and Leia being in Rogue One when I first saw it. This would probably be my #6 spot.
     
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    Speaking of Tarkin.... amazing as it was.... I wish that his appearance was limited to being seen as a reflection in the view-port.



    Scene felt more ominous with his back turned.



    Regardless, Tarkin's the best CGI so far.
     
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    IMO this was the most obvious reveal since Palpatine being Darth Sidious. I knew he would be a Skywalker at the very first moment he was revealed in the markting. Then the movie even implied it in the first minutes:
    "You cannot hide the truth which is your family." - San Tekka


    IMO it's hard for me to pick five susprises, because SW was never really about susprises or twists. People only think that way because of that "Vader being Luke's father" reveal. This is also where my list starts:

    1) Vader is Luke's father:
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    2) Force Skype between Rey and Kylo:
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    3) Palpatine having a lightsaber:
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    Before the PT, I always thought Sith don't have a lightsaber (Vader is an exception because he was once a Jedi). I still think it would be better if Sith don't have lightsabers. This is also be backed up by ROTJ:
    "Ah, yes. A Jedi's weapon, much like your father's." - Palpatine

    4) Snoke the giant:
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    I was relieved that he wasn't a giant and just a hologram.

    That's it, I can't think of more surprises.
     
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    1. This one

      2. Rey finding the lightsaber in Maz's castle
      3. Rey defeating Ren at the End of Force Awakens
      4. Vader is Luke's Vader
      5.
     
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    tough to put these into order.

    1. Ben running his father through on that bridge in TFA.
    obviously there were rumors abound that it was going to happen, but when Han called out "Ben!!".. i was sitting there saying "no - you can't Ben.. don't do it.. please don't do it". I've seen TFA approximately 250 billion times.. and Ben surprises (and disappoints) me every single time.
    2. I am your father
    3. Enfys Nest (this one absolutely delighted me!)
    4. i'm gonna pinch @NinjaRen's no 2... Rey and Ben touching fingers in TLJ.
    5. The Kessel run in Solo. I knew it would probably be in the movie.. but it surprised me how utterly breath-taking it was. I think it's one of the best scenes in any Star Wars movie.
     
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    1. World between worlds - wow! Felt this changed Star Wars forever and it would never be the same after that:D
    2. Mortis arc - force gods had come to Star Wars and force abilities taken to another level :eek:
    3. Kylo Ren as Han and Leia’s son and whole unmasking of him in interrogation room . Didn’t follow spoilers then so didn’t expect him to look how he did ;):p
    4. Darth Maul back from the dead in clone wars as his brother savage finds him with spider legs :eek:
    5. Rey and Kylo throne room fight- just awesome that for first time in the film saga you had a dark and light sider fighting together side by side :)

    I have many more but most have been pointed out extensively above already ie I am your father moment , enfys nest unmasking etc
     
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    good point! i wasn't surprised he was Han and Leia's son.
    but i'd seen only one picture of scruffy Driver and definitely didn't expect him to look at all like this! XD

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    I hope JJ uses Rian's approach regarding Kylo's hair. The hair was much more realistic in TLJ.
     
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    ... That's what I'm hoping too.

    Yes, same here, I was not paying much attention to her character and this one caught me by surprise.
     
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    "I am your father"
    Vader in Rogue One
    Darth Maul in Solo: A Star Wars Story
    Revan in KOTOR
    Leia in Rogue One and how it all connected perfectly to the OT
     
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