Did Vader Force-choke Lando Calrissian?

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  1. Ree Yees Jedi Youngling

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    The scene in question is right after Vader told Lando to take the princess and the Wookiee to his ship. Lando then tries to argue, with Vader telling him he's altering the deal "...and pray I don't alter it any further". (Great line hehe bad Vader). Notice how Lando touches himself (neheh) in this scene. Then answer the question :p
  2. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Vader teased him with it.
  3. LottDodd Force Ghost

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    Yeah... Lando felt an iconvieneint tightness in his throat... A little lesson perhaps.

    Great Acting Billy Dee!
  4. Gregatron Jedi Knight

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    The script, the novel, and the comic adaptation make it clear Lando feels a slight "constriction" in his throat...a sign of things to come if he gets out of line with Vader again.
  5. Daughter_Of_TheForce Jedi Master

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    It was a little taste of things to come. [face_devil]
  6. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

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  7. DarthZchour Jedi Master

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    He was thinking in shame (or glee) of the proverbial pearl necklace he had been wearing since he started kissing up to the big black mechanical wonder.
  8. atomik Jedi Master

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    I never noticed that Ree Yees. But I had to see it myself. So after carefull examination, it turns out you are right.

    That is pretty nifty :cool:
  9. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

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    Nifty and a half! Never noticed it either! Caught a cool one!
  10. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    That would've scared the hell out of me too.
  11. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    I just checked out the scene. It's too hard to see if he goes for his neck. That darn carbon chamber. It's too dark in there. But I do believe it was a possibility. Although Lando didn't go for his throat very quickly. He puts his hand up there very slowly.
  12. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    It was probably a gradual tightning of his throat.
  13. mjerome3 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, basically Darth Vader gave Lando just a puny taste of the choke. Enough to give him the benefit of the doubt. A sign that he could be destoryed for simply defying Vader.
  14. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    If that scene was truely meant for Lando to grab his throat because of Vader, I do wish he would of went for it a little quicker. That way it would look a little more obvious. Also since the scene is a little dark, it is hard to see if he really grabs his throat, or he just puts his hand near it. Things that make you think.
  15. The_Anakin_Wannabe Jedi Master

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    I always thought it was because he had said something that enraged Vader and he was thankful that Vader didn't choke him. Thus he grabs his neck while he thinks 'thank god he didn't choke me'
  16. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Obviously, none of you guys are aware that Lando was very strong in the Force.

    It just so happened that, at that particular moment, he was experiencing a "future event" where he was being choked by a walking carpet.





    ;)

    Guys, Vader's "Force choke" is his signature calling card (or notice of eviction?). I'm sure most of the Empire is aware of his predilication for suffocation. It was an unconcious move on Lando's part, based on what Vader is known to do (kinda like grabbing your balls after a near miss -- you can just imagine what it would have felt like.) [face_laugh]
  17. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    MeBeJedi, where does it say that Lando is strong in the Force?
  18. Kizakh Jedi Knight

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    I think he was joking about that...
  19. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    In my post, silly! :p


    Actually, D_Lowe, I think I hid my wink too well [face_blush]

    My second point was my main point.
  20. Ben-Obi-Wan-Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    bcs hes the son of Mace Windu :p
  21. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    According to the novel, Vader gave Lando a warning by giving him a slight choke. I know that there are some inconsistencies between the books and the films, but there's nothing that can disprove the fact that Vader meant business when Lando tried to defy him.
  22. Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, that never really registered with me until I read someone suggest it here a while back. Looking at it now, it's a pretty subtle, cool scene. Lando grabs his throat with a "wait, did HE just do that?" look.
  23. -_-_-_-_-_- Manager Emeritus

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    I'd have to say yes, Lando needed a little friendly motivation and Vader gave it to him.
  24. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    I bet Vader had a smirk on his face when he did that.
  25. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Salty, I saw that smirk, too!!!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one. No one else believes me!








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