What If Luke And Leia Made Out In Empire Strikes Back Because Of Midi-Chlorians?
In one of the most sexually charged moments that isn't the scene with the Tauntaun, The Empire Strikes Back sees Luke and Leia chomping down on each other's face like two sarlaccs (sorry, sarlacci) fighting over a single spaghetti strand. And then it later turns out they're brother and sister -- but you already knew this, because it's one of the most unintentionally creepy moments in movie history, and one of the few things that the Star Wars series doesn't seem too keen on over-explaining.
LucasfilmAlthough there's still Episode X ...
We've looked at it, however, and we think we've got a solid answer: It was the freaking midi-chlorians.
Luke and Leia are both Force users, and thus, both have those space microbes called midi-chlorians swimming around in their bloodstreams. From an evolutionary perspective, it'd be make sense for midi-chlorians to drive their owners to ferociously bang other Force-havers in order to go critical mass and create the Jedi Ubermensch. With normal Jedi, this isn't a problem ... although it does go some way toward explaining why the Jedi don't allow for romantic relationships. They're not being puritans; they simply don't want people doing the nasty all over the Jedi Temple.
LucasfilmNo matter how phallic their heads may be.
With brothers and sisters, however, the midi-chlorians don't recognize that they're family. They only see a way to make a supercharged offspring. It's genetic sexual attraction with a side dish of evolutionary theory, and since nothing is more important than siring a new generation of Force users, what do they care if it means a life of webbed toes and awkward family reunions?
Harry Potter Had Such Great Luck Because Hermione Was Constantly Using Time Travel
The most unbelievable part of the Harry Potter And The series isn't the spells or the monsters -- it's the fact that Harry and his friends are blessed with such tremendous good fortune that they're able to solve most of their problems through a hearty combination of guesswork, getting rescued, and accidentally stumbling upon whatever deus ex machina they need for that specific moment. It's almost as dumb as them forgetting that they can travel through time.
Wait, what if those two elements are connected after all?
In Prisoner Of Azkaban, Hermione is given a time turner -- an hourglass-like contraption that allows its user to travel back in time and effectively redo a few hours. It disappears and is seldom mentioned again in the books (and never mentioned again in the movies) ... but what if that's because Hermione goes back to having her own secret time travel adventures? Only this time, it's to Groundhog Day their bumbling butts every time they encounter danger.
Warner Bros. PicturesOr actual butts, like that one time Ron got food poisoning.