10 Huge Star Wars Moments That Happened In The Background

Star Wars is a busy place, so no wonder most fans missed this big moments.

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Star Wars is one of the richest, fullest worlds in all of popular fiction.

As well as the nine mainline films, there are spin-offs, TV shows, books, comics, video games, and a million other forms of media to fill in every single detail about the galaxy far, far away.

With so many great characters to explore, so much lore to unravel, and so many weird variations of droids to catalogue, there isn't room for everything to take centre stage.

While you can't have missed the destruction of the Death Stars or Anakin's transformation into Darth Vader, you might not have noticed these incredibly subtle moments that actually turned out to be very important.

This list will only be focusing on theatrically released Star Wars films, although they may tie in to the TV output on occasion.

They're all moments that happened away from the main action, either because the camera didn't want you to see them or because they just weren't considered important at the time.

Whatever the reason, they all happened away from the spotlight and very nearly snuck under the radar entirely.


10. C-3PO Gagged - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi

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In Return of the Jedi, there's a very famous scene where a disguised Princess Leia revives Han Solo from carbonite and delivers the whole "Someone who loves you" line.

It's a nice bit of cinema, but there's just one thing wrong with it.

After the two romantic rebels reunite, the all-too-familiar laugh of Jabba the Hutt rings out. It turns out that he and his cronies have been watching the whole thing, including C-3PO.

Threepio had been given to Jabba as a gift by Luke Skywalker - all part of the Jedi's plan to infiltrate the crime lord's palace. However, could he not have warned Han and Leia that they were being spied on? That seems like something he would do.

Well, if you look closely at when Jabba and co. come out of hiding, you'll see why the protocol droid was silent.

One of the Hutt's posse is holding their hand over Threepio's mouth, stopping him from giving the game away.

This could mean that our gold-plated friend did try and warn his comrades, but was cut off before he could do so. Either way, it's nice to know that Threepio isn't that much of a coward.

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