CT Star Wars Misconceptions You Had as a Kid. (RE-MADE)

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  1. Oberst Hans Landa Jedi Knight

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    Now don't laugh, but when I first saw TESB, I thought Vader was actually on Dagobah and that when Luke fought him and beheaded him I thought he'd actually killed him. Then when Vader showed up in Bespin I was utterly confused. It didn't make sense to me. I was like: Wait… wasn't he dead? And when Vader's helmet explodes and we see Luke's face, I actually though Vader was Luke's twin brother or something.
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  2. Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight

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    I didn't recognize Vader's face as Luke's in the Cave scene at first.
  3. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Padawan

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    I'm an idiot. :oops:

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  4. Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight

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  5. ObiAlKenobi Jedi Knight

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    I was seven years old in 1977 so cut me some slack on this one LOL....

    Whenever you kill someone with a lightsaber, they vaporize!
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  6. Minez01 Jedi Master

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    Neither did I. When I used to watch it I was always like "Who the hell is that guy?" and "His skin looks pretty smooth for being under the helmet the whole time". I also didn't catch on to the fact that the whole thing was a vision...I thought it was like, some Vader double or something [when I was approx. 5 watching ESB].
  7. DarthBarrister Jedi Padawan

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    Picking up on this one, I'm reasonably certain I thought that the implication was not that Luke would turn to the dark side, but that doing so would require that he put the Vader armor on - like it was a dark sider requirement.
  8. Rebel Alliance Pigeon Jedi Padawan

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    1. I thought the end scene of ANH was Luke and Leia getting married.

    2. In ESB, when Dak says "Oh, Luke! We've got a malfunction in fire control!", I thought that he meant if a fire broke out in the cockpit, he wouldn't be able to put it out.
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  9. SarlacsDinerParty Jedi Youngling

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    Well... first one that comes to mind is that I thought deathstar 2 was the remains of the first one [face_blush]
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  10. Findswoman Jedi Master

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    When I was a kid, I totally misunderstood this scene too--all the clapping at the very end made me think it was just all the main characters taking a bow, as at the end of a play or some such.

    I was unclear on the Dagobah dream sequence duel for a long time, too. And the first few times I saw ANH didn't understand who Chewbacca was: "Wait, why's that big furry thing following them around everywhere?"
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  11. StarWarrior92 Jedi Knight

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    I actually thought the exact same thing when I first saw ESB.
  12. DahJediMan Jedi Youngling

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    I thought Ben had teleported and not died. But then he came as a ghost...
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  13. thejeditraitor Force Ghost

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    he was.
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  14. Vthuil Jedi Grand Master

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    Sometimes I feel like I was the only person who wasn't confused by the Dagobah duel as a child.
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  15. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    I was only six (exactly six - saw it on my birthday) and I got it straight away, but by the same token, I applied the more metaphorical sense of some of the visuals to the film in a more literal sense than was intended - for years, I though that initial shot of the back of Vader's head at the bridge of the Executor wasn't just him staring out of a window, it was his dark spirit literally occupying all known space as a gigantic ghost that could be seen by anyone.

    And hey, it gave some actual play value to the old Darth Vader action figure case.
  16. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    I thought Ben Kenobi's lightsaber was fizzling out during the duel with Vader on the DS because he was old and weak...like one's energy directly affected the color and intensity of the blade. Turns out, Alec Guiness simply had the blade pointed directly at the camera giving the illusion it was shorting out.
  17. fl00dsm0k3 Jedi Padawan

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    I thought Luke knew Han before the Cantina scene
  18. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Here's a wild one- I was 6 when I saw ROTJ in the theatre in '83 and I believed the Emperor wanted to be Luke's friend, but Darth Vader was being mean and trying to get them to fight. The Emperor seemed so nice to Luke when he's brought before him, and I thought he was even sympathetic to the Rebels "Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive" Stoopid Vader- what did you do?! You're ruining everything!!!!

    I also cried because Princess Leia was so beautiful...I don't know how my impressionable 6-year old mind rationalized metal bikini Leia as being a visual stimulant, but I never forgot it and knew I had to be with her...I just had to.
  19. My young Padawan Jedi Master

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    The greatest misconception that I had about Star Wars when I was 7 years old is that it was only a movie. :)
  20. _LazerBlade_ Jedi Youngling

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    When I was a kid, I believed that the second Death Star was actually still the first one, and that the Rebels only blew up half of it in A New Hope.
  21. jasman Administrator Emeritus

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    Actually, Luke's line was "more wealth than you can imagine." He kinda slurred his speech saying it, but that's the line, according to the novelization. It makes sense.
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  22. halibut Ex-Mod and 2015 Celebrity Deadpool Winner

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    I know. It was a misconception :p
  23. Findswoman Jedi Master

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    I think I thought the same thing—and also that Luke had always known the droids. In fact, I'm pretty sure I was pretty much under the impression that everybody already knew everybody!

    This is a fun thread—so glad to see it coming back to life.
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  24. Palpatine's P.A. Jedi Knight

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    Pretty stupid, but my sister thought that during the Luke v Vader Bespin duel, she thought Vader said "now to freeze him" instead of "all too easy"
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  25. Dameron Jedi Master

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    I'm another one who had no idea that was supposed to be Luke's face when the helmet breaks open there.
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