Perhaps there is no quote more popular than "May the force be with you" in the whole of "Star Wars" as a space opera saga. But can you recall in which scenes this iconic line was uttered, and which characters uttered them?
Aye, that could be the rub, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Sometimes, it takes a while to remember the scenes where a lot of the famous "Star Wars" quotes came from, but they are indeed seared into the minds and the consciousnesses of generations of fans.
Of course, it's understandable to not recall them immediately, since there were only three original films we had fun with before, which were aptly numbered as Episode IV, V, and VI. The original trilogy alone gave us so many great quotes that we still mention today, despite the existence of a prequel trilogy. While that second set of series aimed to give us the back stories of the saga, reception was uneven there, but there were good quotes that came out of that set as well. And even the last two films, Episode VII and VIII, had a handful of great quotes, mostly uttered by the old original cast members. "Rogue One" had a few good ones, too.
So, with all of these films combined, can you see if you can recall the missing quotes of the scenes? Let's see if you can ace this one.
May the force be with you!
It was in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" where Luke Skywalker finally discovered where his true father is -- and he's just right there, who kinda defeated him, as he was hanging along a huge post. To receive this kind of news while in that predicament is indeed shocking!
In the very first "Star Wars" film, we get introduced to Princess Leia via her hologram. Luke Skywalker discovers this message accidentally as he was cleaning R2-D2, a droid he didn't realize would change his life in humdrum Tatooine.
In "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," just before Darth Vader revealed that he is Luke's father, he tried to offer the young Jedi some more tricks of The Force trade, but the darker side kind. However, Luke rejected the offer vehemently, even if he discovered later on that they were related.
Teaching a feisty, energetic and impatient young man to achieve some form of calmness, enhance his concentration and sharpen his intuition could indeed be a challenge for someone as old as Yoda. This legendary quote became a mentor's motto for him, and for all mentors out there, too.
Luke got to help the Rebellion by volunteering as one of the pilot tasked to attack the Death Star. But it's tricky, and sometimes he gets a bit discouraged. Obi-Wan's timeless reminder about The Force indeed helped him like no other pep talk could.
Inside the Millennium Falcon with Princess Leia onboard as passenger and Chewbacca co-piloting as usual, Han Solo doesn't want C-3PO to tell him the odds of making it out of their tight situation. So saying this rather curt utterance was indeed a much-needed "stress reliever" by the main pilot.
We somehow understand what R2-D2 says via the dialogue retorts of C-3PO to him, like this mindless philosopher reply. In stressful situations such as this scene, where they were trying to enter a restricted area to find an escape pod, such stressful dialogue exchanges occur between these droids.
Padmé Amidala was so horrified when Palpatine was able to convince other senators to reorganize The Republic and establish the Galactic Empire instead. Her side comment actually bears deeper philosophical insights that foreshadowed the coming events in this saga.
After Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan expressed to his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn of his same hesitations about the kiddie Anakin's capacity, Qui-Gonn dismisses him and faces the kid. Reassuring him, the Jedi Master gave this advice to Anakin, and to stay close to him as some sort of indirect training.
In "Episode VII: The Force Awakens," Rey meets the droid BB-8 who says that it needs to wait for someone to come along. Wistfully thinking of this thought, Ray shares her own sentiments about waiting, which pertains to her longtime status of waiting for her parents to come back for her.
In "Episode IV: A New Hope," Admiral Motti made the mistake of criticizing Darth Vader's so-called "devotion to an ancient religion" that is The Force. So of course, the dark lord just had to demonstrate his powers with an invisible choke hold, topped with this legendary quote. Who's ancient now?
In "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," Obi-Wan tries to air his sentiments about Anakin's growing arrogance, and Mace Windu dishes out this piece of advice to him. It was indeed such a conflicted time, since Anakin is prophesied to be something good yet he seems to be going down the bad path.
The evil Supreme Leader Snoke in "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" had high hopes for Kylo Ren's evil capacity to become the next dark lord leader, but he was greatly disappointed. The complete quote here is "Alas, you're no Vader. You're just a child with a mask." Such a blow to Kylo's ego, this quip.
Luke Skywalker was experiencing some pilot trouble, specifically having Imperial enemies on his tail, when Han Solo came to save the day. Luke was supposed to deliver the final blow to the Death Star, and Han cleared the way for him to do so. Now that's great teamwork!
It was indeed disappointing to see the chosen one do a 180-degree turn and eschew good for evil. That's why we can't blame Obi-Wan when he also said "It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them" and Anakin's bland reply was "I hate you!" He'll have more poetic quotes later, though.
That scene where we discover that Kylo Ren is trying to become like his granddaddy, the destroyed evil one called Darth Vader, came as a surprise and a happy plot twist for many fans. Now, they'll be preoccupied with theorizing how Kylo Ren became who he is, and how he retrieved this helmet, too.
Yoda is very much the philosophical quote-generator of this whole film franchise, as everything he says makes the deepest sense. This was manifested when he told baby Anakin this advice: "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
Shmi Skywalker's sage advice to a young Anakin might seem too advanced for a 9-year-old kid to hear, but seeing that The Force is really strong in this specific kid, he's bound to understand what it truly means. It's also a good reminder for anyone who feels stressed with changes.
Cassian Andor is the one who helps Jyn Erso with her quest in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and also the one who reminds her of the bigger picture of why they're doing the "small mission" they're doing. Jyn Erso also utters this line later on, so it looks like she got the point.
Sometimes it takes huge political will to utter lines that are anti-politicking, actually. This is what Queen Padmé Amidala did when she spoke in front of fellow senate representatives, as a plea to save their planet Naboo.
In a peaceful dining scene in "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," a grown-up Anakin tries some mealtime chit-chat with Queen Amidala, telling her of this time that he had some "aggressive negotiations." When prompted what that meant, he said that lightsabers were involved in the "discussion."
In "Episode VII: The Last Jedi," a starry-eyed Rey finally found the hermit Luke Skywalker's location, hoping to convince him of two things. The first is to go back and help the Rebel Alliance to fight again, and second, to maybe help her make sense of things about her, Force-wise.
The conflicted Luke merits a ghostly appearance from Jedi Master Yoda's spirit, where he converses with the sage one about ending the Jedi Order for good. It somehow feels like a throwback to their conversation in "The Empire Strikes Back," as Yoda faces the frustrated Luke once again.
Han Solo's truly old friend, like a thousand years old-old, is the sage-sounding Maz Kanata, who somehow knew what Rey has been feeling all along, especially when the older sage uttered this line to the young one. Before this encounter, though, Maz was looking for Chewbacca, her eternal crush!
In "Attack of the Clones," the new Queen of Naboo discussed some politics and philosophy with the old queen. With this insightful statement, Padmé's equally poignant reply was "Let's pray that day never comes." Spoken like a true peace-loving non-political leader.
Former stormtrooper Finn and a maintenance worker named Rose Tico went together on some accidental adventures in "Episode VIII" which culminated to this fighting-and-flying scene near the end. And that scene also produced this quite cheesy yet lovable quote nonetheless, bringing love back somehow.
In "Attack of the Clones," we saw how Count Dooku had become powerful through the dark side, and even fought his previous Jedi colleagues. He was also able to lure Anakin to the dark side, as evident in this scene in "Revenge of the Sith."
This Jyn Erso quote was prompted by a blaster, right before they took off for Jedha, when the droid K-2SO questioned her possession of one. When Cassian Andor tries to take the blaster away from her, this was her retort. Trust the girl, Cassian, trust the girl.
This very controversial encounter with Greedo, Jabba The Hutt's henchman, and Han Solo inside a bar prompted many "Han shot first" theories and hypotheses from fans about the true condition of who fired first. From this Greedo quote, some say he did shoot first, but of course that's being contested.
In this powerful scene, General Leia showed that she's the leader still in command, and she won't let anyone mansplain to her, not even the best pilot they have. That's why she ended up slapping Poe due to his arrogance and apparent misogyny of mouthing off to the women commanding things.
For a former stormtrooper to develop critical thinking is indeed rare, but Finn showed us that even the most unfeeling figure could care a lot for the galaxy when needed. That's why this line of his remains poignant for the themes that "Episode VII: The Last Jedi" was putting forth.
Between believing BB-8 and Poe, General Leia sided with "the droid on this one" during a scene in "The Last Jedi," to which he sarcastically replied "Thank you for your support, General. Happy beeps." This is conduct unbecoming of an officer for sure, but Leia was regal enough to tolerate it first.
Anakin was somehow defending how the Jedi saw the good in things while the Sith use their powers for things that are not that good. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine disputed this, of course, since we all know where his loyalties really fall.
Rey discovered and rescued the Millennium Falcon, not knowing what it was. And when its rightful owner, Han Solo, arrived to claim it back, he uttered this famous line. Chewbacca also couldn't contain his excitement when he saw their old ship, though we just can't understand what he said exactly.
In order to give the Rebel Alliance some lead time, Luke appeared in front of Kylo Ren's way, so the young dark lord-in-the-making fought with his former teacher here. Little did he know that it was a decoy and delaying tactic, hence the funny farewell line by Luke.