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10 Hysterical Star Wars Logic Memes Only True Fans Understand

Star There’s no denying the creative genius of George Lucas and his epic space opera Star Wars. The Star Wars Saga has spanned almost a dozen films, countless animated and live-action television series, not to mention an avalanche of other media like comic books and video games. The heroic journeys of the dynamic characters in his universe have enraptured fans for decades and will continue to do so for future generations.

That being said, even true Star Wars fans know that during the development of all of his film projects, Lucas didn’t always stay consistent with his brainchild. Plotholes and logical inconsistencies were so numerous that fans couldn’t help but shrug them off and say, “Star Wars logic” when an event or character choice seemed to inevitably occur without making any sense. Here are 10 logic memes to celebrate these inconsistencies, that only true Star Warriors can appreciate.

10 ANYONE CAN BE THE CHOSEN ONE

The only basis established in Episode I: The Phantom Menace for Anakin Skywalker being the prophesied “Chosen One” is based on 1) Qui-Gon Jinn’s “feeling” that he’s special, and 2) Obi-Wan Kenobi’s data that his midichlorian count is higher than Master Yoda’s. He races pods very well on Tatooine, but is that enough to be accepted by the Jedi Order?

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When he’s taken to Coruscant and presented before the Jedi Council, he’s made to undergo a series of “tests” to sense his aptitude with the Force. This amounts to a digital game of “memory,” where he guesses what’s on Master Windu’s view screen correctly. Ergo, he must be the Chosen One.

9 AN ODDLY SPECIFIC REQUEST

When you break down the reasons why Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side, it’s not just the fact that he collapsed under the weight of expectations placed upon him, or that being the Chosen One gave him delusions of grandeur. It can be traced back to the fact that the Jedi Code made it nearly impossible to live in harmony with the woman he loved, and the Dark Side did.

When Anakin finds Master Windu about to destroy Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, they might have been able to strike a bargain like this meme entails; Windu can kill without impunity, and Anakin can be allowed to marry Padme Amidala, and have his child safely. Unfortunately, that would have robbed us of Darth Vader and the original trilogy.

8 ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR, RIGHT?

Most of the plot of any of the Star Wars films heavily relies on certain characters not knowing certain key pieces of information. The Emperor has just Frankenstein-ed himself a Sith Lord at the concluding moments of Revenge of the Sith, and means to keep him on as Darth Vader, his dreaded scourge of the Rebel Alliance.

To accomplish this, the Emperor knows he needs to keep Vader upset, because only his feelings of hate and anger will make him powerful enough in the Dark Side to blindly do his bidding. He, therefore, explains that Vader killed Padme himself, conveniently leaving out that she wasn’t dead until giving birth later to two healthy babies Vader also doesn’t know about.

7 FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

Poor Luke Skywalker had no way of knowing that Darth Vader, the fearsome enforcer of the Emperor’s will, had at one time been Anakin Skywalker, a powerful Jedi Knight and apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ol’ Ben decided to leave out that bit of information, instead planting in Luke’s head that Darth Vader killed Anakin Skywalker in combat.

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Luke didn’t learn the truth about his father until The Empire Strikes Back, when Darth Vader himself told Luke the truth about their connection. But by that point, Luke was already prepared to hunt him down and kill him, which was awfully convenient for Ol’ Ben who got him involved in the Alliance fight against the Empire, to begin with.

6 GUILT, IT DOES A JEDI GOOD

There are a lot of plotholes and inconsistencies within the Star Wars Saga, mostly attributed to so much information being interpreted by so many different creative minds. George Lucas himself didn’t even know if the franchise was going to take off, and had to adjust the storyline with each film he helmed. He didn’t know he would get to oversee a trilogy of prequels when he made the original trilogy.

This results in scenes like in Episode IV: A New Hope, when Ben Kenobi tells Luke that his father wanted him to have his lightsaber when he was old enough. Well, Ol’ Ben also deprived Luke’s dad of three of his limbs and left him a Cajun dish on Mustafar, so we can only guess it was guilt that made him tell Luke that.

5 DID YOU JUST SAY MASTER?

Aside from Anakin Skywalker being upset that the Jedi Order prohibited him from openly marrying Padme Amidala, he was also continuously upset that it wouldn’t permit him the rank of Jedi Master. He had been fed a mantra for half his life that he was the “Chosen One,” yet he didn’t outrank the Jedi Council.

In a harrowing scene in Revenge of the Sith, Anakin marches on the Jedi Temple with orders from Chancellor Palpatine to wipe out the Jedi traitors there. One of the younglings addresses him innocently as “Master Skywalker.” If that was all it took to assuage his aggression, it would have been a really short movie.

4 JOB FAIR

Palpatine has been looking out for Number One for six films. As both a politician and as his alter ego, Darth Sidious, he’s only had his best interests in mind. As Darth Sidious, when one apprentice became a liability (or died), he moved on to obtaining another one. From Darth Maul, to Count Dooku, and finally to Darth Vader, he upgraded like a Sith hermit crab.

He finally decided by The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader was outmoded, and turned his attention to Vader’s son, Luke Skywalker, the farm boy from Tatooine who blew up his super weapon. Yep, that was the kid who he decided should take his father’s place as his new apprentice.

3 DEATH BY THE SADS

One of the greatest mysteries of the Star Wars Saga is why Padme Skywalker unexpectedly died after giving birth to healthy twins. Yes, Anakin Skywalker had Force Choked her on Mustafar, but she’d only passed out, and Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to transport her to a proper medical facility where she was well enough to give birth.

Anakin, on the other hand, was left a smoking husk of a man, half dead, with third-degree burns all over his body. The medical droids in Palpatine’s employ were able to fix him up just fine, but the medical droids tending to Padme shrugged their little metal shoulders and gave up.

2 ET TU, UNCLE LUKE?

One of the major problems Star Wars fans had with The Last Jedi was the character development for Luke Skywalker. Luke had been the last of the Jedi Order at the time of Return of the Jedi, an aptly named film considering after that (according to The Force Awakens) Luke had spent his time revitalizing the Jedi Order by beefing up its ranks.

He accepted his nephew Ben Solo, who he recognized had a strong connection to the Force through his mother’s side (Luke’s sister, Leia). He sensed a possible connection to the Dark Side as well, and a potential for another Darth Vader, which was apparently enough to make him try to kill him, despite having tried to redeem Vader 20 years earlier.

1 PICK UP LINES IN THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

There’s been a “will they won’t they” sort of tension between Kylo Ren and Rey ever since The Force Awakens when Kylo sensed how special Rey was and she sensed how much of an entitled brat he was. In The Last Jedi, they took their “relationship” to the next level, with him murdering Supreme Leader Snoke and offering her a piece of the pie.

In typical Kylo fashion, he exaggerated his own self worth in her life, explaining to her that her parents were junk traders that sold her for drinking money. This was his lame attempt at making her realize only he could provide security for her, and agree to rule the galaxy with him.

NEXT: 10 Hilarious Star Trek Memes That Only Trekkies Will Love


2019-07-14 07:07:00

Kayleena Pierce-Bohen

Harry Potter: 10 Hilarious Dumbledore Logic Memes That Are Too Funny

Albus Dumbledore is not only one of the most fascinating characters in the Harry Potter universe but he will also go down in history as one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time. The headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is not only cherished because of the endless wisdom he provides, but he is also praised for his quirky charm that could put Zooey Deschanel out of business. Seriously. He sees a good pair of socks in the Mirror of Erised. He has a scar on his left knee shaped like the map of underground London. He has a friggin hair tie for his beard with cute little bells on it. It doesn’t get much more quirky than that!

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Yet sometimes even the greatest wizard of all time can slip up and make some logistical mistakes that can put others around him in serious jeopardy. Especially young children. Which is seriously problematic. I guess they don’t call him DUMBledore for nothing…

Check out our list of memes which prove Dumbledore’s messed up logic throughout the series! (We still love the old man though. He’s like our crazy grandpa with an abundance of quotes that are so powerful, we want to tattoo them on our ankles.)

10 DUMBLEDORE IS SAVAGE

Okay, let’s just be honest here- The wizarding world was extremely inconsiderate and cold towards Muggles. This is not to say that The Dursley’s weren’t awful human beings but come on Dumbledore. You could do a little more to pay your respects and condolences to Petunia. JK Rowling has even admitted Petunia’s deep love for her sister Lily and this has been proven as well in a deleted scene from the film franchise in Deathly Hallows Part 1.

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In the deleted scene, Petunia tells Harry “You didn’t just lose a mother that night in Godric’s Hollow, you know. I lost a sister.” Our hearts still break at that scene which was sadly cut from the film. It gave Petunia much more character as opposed to the two-dimensional version of her that we got throughout the entire series. Yet in Dumbledore’s eyes, there’s no time to be polite. They have to leave baby HP on the doorstep for dramatic effect.

9 FIRST YEARS VS VOLDEMORT LOGIC

So it turns out Dumbledore was flat out lazy when it came to hiding the sorcerer’s stone aka the most powerful stone in the world. This whole theory that Albus Dumbledore is the greatest wizard of all time is starting to feel like a total joke because in what world would a brilliant man make a trap in order to keep out The Dark Lord that would be easy enough for eleven-year-olds to get through? We get it, Hermione’s really smart and can charm her way (literally) through the traps. We get it, Ron’s really good at chess and that somehow helps them get to the stone. But really? These kids are barely even human they’re so young, and even they could do it. Try harder next time, Albus!

8 STUDENT SAFETY? YEAH RIGHT. NICE TRY, ALBUS

Are we just supposed to ignore the fact that Dumbledore is absolutely terrible at doing background checks on the professors he chooses to hire? What is up with that? If Albus Dumbledore is supposed to be the wisest wizard to ever live, wizards must be seriously “dim-witted” as Hermione would put it. First, he hires a teacher that LITERALLY HAS LORD VOLDEMORT ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD which puts a whole new meaning to “The back of your head is ridiculous!”.

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Then he hires an arrogant prick named Lockhart who cares more about the cleanliness of his fingernails than the safety of his students. The list of bad teachers goes on and on throughout the remainder of the books/movies (let us not forget our favorite, Professor Umbridge.) It’s honestly so problematic that Dumbledore would be this oblivious when it comes to hiring decent staff for his school. You had one job, Albus! One job!

7 DUMBLEDORE AND ROWLING LOGIC

We all know JK Rowling has been under scrutiny lately by her fans for continuously adding new and unnecessary information to the Harry Potter canon in order to make the series seem more progressive and “woke” than it actually was.

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Yet perhaps this is just Rowling wanting desperately to cling on to the series that basically defined her life for over a decade of her life. We understand that Rowling doesn’t want to let go of Potter and we never want to let go of it either, but this new information to the canon has to stop. It’s just too much and it fails to add much to the books and films we all know and love. This meme perfectly describes Rowling’s need to unleash a version of HP that was pretty different from the canon of the books.

6 ALBUS NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT OKAY

When Albus decides to give Harry and Draco detention during their first year at Hogwarts for something minor, he thinks the best form of punishment for them is to drop the kids off in the middle of the Forbidden Forest. *FacePalm.* Most professors would simply have their kids write a 500-word essay, but you know. Everyone has their own teaching methods. We get it, Dumbledore needs Harry to go into the forbidden forest in order to strengthen him up so he can eventually fight Voldemort, but the whole situation just seems completely unfair if not downright cruel. Yeah, Draco can be a “right foul git,” but at the end of the day, he is still a kid. No one deserves that kind of punishment, especially young children.

5 NOW WE KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THE SOCKS

The fact that Dumbledore pictures himself in a good pair of socks while looking into the Mirror of Erised makes us automatically wonder what kind of socks we’re talking about here. Does he mean those fun socks with quirky phrases and curse words on them that you can buy at local hipster shops? Does he mean knee-high socks? Fishnet socks?? We need to know! Yet regardless of what kind of socks Dumbledore chooses, we know he’ll pick the right pair because as Kingsley puts it Order of the Phoenix, “You can’t deny. Dumbledore’s got style.”

4 DUMBLEDORE NEEDS TO SORT OUT HIS PRIORITIES…

The magical world is a strange place. It is chock full of contradictions, especially when it comes to the subject of death. It is heavily explained in the Potter series that under no circumstances will Harry be able to see his parents again, yet on the other hand, the time turner exists so Harry and Co. are able to use it to stop Buckbeak’s demise. What’s up with Dumbledore’s priorities when it comes to “saving lives”? Sure, Buckbeak was a badass hippogriff, but wouldn’t the time turner be better off if you could go back and save human lives as well? We’re all for the justice of hippogriffs, but it makes us scratch our heads over Dumbledore’s logic here.

3 THE REAL REASON BEHIND HARRY’S SCAR

What if the real reason behind Harry Potter’s famous lightning bolt shaped scar was the result of Dumbledore carelessly dropping him on The Dursley’s front porch? We already know how he broke Aunt Petunia’s heart in ink when he informed her about Lily’s death, so who is to say he didn’t take more careless precautions when it came to the whole situation? Although it is highly unlikely that this scenario actually went down, it’s still pretty hilarious to imagine. Classic DUMBledore. (We still love him though.)

2 TALK ABOUT UNFAIR

Let’s be totally honest here – Gryffindor was put on a serious pedestal throughout the Harry Potter series. Hufflepuffs have feelings too, you know. Even Slytherins have the occasional emotion, Dumbledore. Gryffindors at Hogwarts are like high school theater kids. Although they like to portray themselves as underdogs, a good chunk of them suffer from a serious superiority complex. Dumbledore will give 10 points to Gryffindor for every time they breathe or blink. To say that Hogwarts treats all students equally is a great big pile of rubbish!

1 REMIND ME AGAIN WHY HE IS INCREDIBLY WISE?

Further proof that Dumbledore only cares about Gryffindors. What the hell, Albus? Are you just going to let all the Slytherin students get crushed by a giant troll with terrible CGI? That’s just cruel, dude. Unless the headmaster simply forgot the fact that the Slytherin dormitory resides in the dungeons, it just shows how he doesn’t consider Slytherins at all. We’re pretty sure he’d never make this mistake if the Gryffindor dormitory was in the dungeons! Never thought we’d feel this bad for Malfoy, but the moment has finally arrived.

NEXT: 10 Things We Know So Far About JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Books (& What It Means For The Cinematic Universe)


2019-07-13 03:07:33

Simone Torn

10 Hilarious Pokémon Logic Memes That Are Too Funny | ScreenRant

Pokémon are great. They’re cute, their games are fun, and their anime is still on over two decades later; what Pokémon aren’t, though, are something can be called logical. The Pokémon franchise is ridiculous if you watch it while retaining your common sense, and it takes accepting the series’ logic to have a good time.

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Even then actually, you can’t say for sure that it’s going to be making a lot of sense, because Pokémon’s in-universe logic is a whole other can of worms you need to understand. But having a lighter attitude toward this series ensures you have a good time and a lot of laughs, and these 10 memes will do just that for you.

10 What Good Are You?

The reason why Team Rocket ever started following Ash around in the first place was because he apparently had a special kind of Pikachu, one who could battle and defeat much more powerful ones. And yet, how many times has Pikachu lost to smaller foes?

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This meme is referencing the game series, but we have a bone to pick with the anime. The show has never portrayed Pikachu in the way he was initially built up, and Pikachu has lost every time he’s been used by Ash in his final battles. So, what was the point of bragging about his powers all this time?

9 That Was Easy

The logic behind the Poké Ball is that it can store any Pokémon in creation; however, how can humans have devised such a technology when they never could capture legendary Pokémon? 

In the case of Mewtwo, that Pokémon is so ridiculously powerful that he transcends the Pokémon trope of being a pet, and yet even he can be stored inside a simple Poké Ball. If that’s the case, then why is anyone even scared of legendary Pokémon when these beings can easily be sealed in this little Poké Ball?

8 Talk About Being Nerfed

The Abra Pokémon at least has an excuse of being lethargic, so that can be used as an explanation for it not being so strong. The Kadabra Pokémon has no such excuse, considering it has a freakish IQ of 5000! 

First of all, why the heck would any being of that IQ still live as a pet? Secondly, how is it possible that Kadabra and Alakazam only have a handful of moves when they’re supposed to remember everything from birth and can mega evolve? You’d think it wouldn’t take more than a couple minutes for this Pokémon to learn at least one more move.

7 So Long Physics

To be fair, we’re talking about a world where animals don’t exist and Pokémon take up that role; it’s like having a pet rat that can electrocute you, none of it is supposed to make sense. Still, there’s something known as in-universe logic, and nothing in Pokémon has ever confirmed that a Pokémon like a bat can pick up a turtle.

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You can clearly see in this picture that there’s no way a turtle can be picked up like that; yet, he’s actually flying in tow with Zubat somehow. At least if the bird Pokémon had picked him up it would’ve looked like it had big enough claws to do so.

6 Where Do They Store Them?

Ash has like a hundred or more Pokémon by now, but he’s never seen carrying anything other than his small backpack to go around. So, where has he been keeping his Poké Balls all this time? 

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Even if we were to believe he had the means to transport them, how the heck does he go and purchase these? Going by this meme, Ash must have to go and buy them in bulk, and he probably does look like a weirdo lugging these Poké Balls around in a large bag. We doubt Brock and Misty are enough for Ash to distribute these to.

5 Does This Kid Ever Grow Up?

Even those kids born ten years after the show started are now older than Ash is supposed to be. The boy looks like he belongs in Peter Pan’s gang, considering he never ages even a single day. 

This also raises the question as to how long it has been in-universe since the adventure began, considering Ash has had thousands of experiences now – even the most conservative estimates should put Ash at least at the age of a teenager. If you want to disregard that, then how about we ask you if it seems possible for a 10-year-old kid to be circling the world with such ease?

4 Nice Going, Ash

Playing Idiot Ball is a trope Ash is well known for. In Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Ash took his idiotic levels to the limit by trying to attack Mewtwo physically. Hitting a Pokémon (even the lowest level one) never works, so why would anyone want to punch the strongest one yet?

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Later on, Ash would again be a stupid prat by running in between Mew and Mewtwo’s fight, causing him to turn into rock. The Pokémon brought him back through their tears, but that doesn’t make Ash any less of an idiot, or a fool as Mewtwo liked to call him.

3 How Does That Work?

Pokémon generally does mention that there are certain types of Pokémon to use in a fight against certain others, but that isn’t a hard and fast rule. On the contrary, we’ve seen Pokémon who should have no chance against another come out as the victor.

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This meme points out how a grass type Pokémon as Bulbasaur was able to beat one with the rock element. The same way, we’ve somehow seen a Pokémon like Charmandar beat a water level Pokémon. Shouldn’t it be a stomp win in favor of the greater element, or are leaves just so very strong now?

2 Get It Together, Ash!

Team Rocket hasn’t been entertaining for over a decade, and it gets even more annoying how these guys are the antagonists in every episode. In-universe, you’d think Ash would have some brains to see through their obvious disguises after having been duped many times; but he never learns, does he?

Jesse and James don’t even bother changing their appearances, and you only see them wearing hats or glasses when pretending to be someone else. But we understand why they don’t put in much effort, because who would try hard when they’re facing a gullible kid like Ash?

1 Because…Reasons

The selling point of the Pokémon is how cute they are. And if the show wants to put these creatures in cute situations by sacrificing logic, then that’s what’s going to happen. Case in point is in this meme, where a water level Pokémon apparently needs a tube to avoid drowning.

Except, can’t it just, you know, swim around? Why would anyone need a flotation device when they can float by themselves and never have the danger of drowning? This isn’t the only instance of logic failing in the Pokémon world, as we’ve seen cases like Pokémon burning humans, only to have not even a little bit of fire catch the humans.

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2019-07-12 05:07:48

Saim Cheeda