Star Wars is a series of seven films (to date) that began in 1977 with "A New Hope." Created by George Lucas, Star Wars has spawned a large franchise, including five animated series and numerous 'Expanded Universe' books, games, and comics. The eighth film will be released in May 2017.

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How does Jedi order finance itself? [duplicate]

There are numerous examples in all levels of canon of Jedi being pretty well funded. They run the Order; own starfighters; they send out intergalactic expeditions; they own some prime real estate; etc....
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Who runs Black Sun in the Imperial era in Disney canon?

Since Mickey Mouse Corleoned out Prince Xizor, who runs Black Sun in Imperial Era according to Disney canon? (after Clone-War-Era Ziton Moj).
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Whose helmet did Rey put on?

In The Force Awakens, while having her meal next to a fallen AT-AT, Rey put on a rebel pilot helmet. Whose was it? It seemed to have "Ræh" written on it, in Aurebesh... Did the helmet belong to ...
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Is Force lightning part of “Jedi powers”?

Towards the end of Attack of The Clones during the Obi Wan/Anakin/Dooku fight, Dooku uses Force lightning to pick up Anakin and fling him to the side. Then he attempts force lightning on Obi Wan ...
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How big were the proton bombs in The Empire Strikes Back?

The Imperial forces used proton bombs in an attempt to root out the Millenium Falcon in the Anoat asteroid fields in The Empire Strikes Back. How big were they?
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Did Luke Skywalker ever refer to Obi-Wan as “Uncle Ben?”

Until recently, the Wikipedia article for Peter Parker's Uncle Ben said this at the top: As far as I can remember, Luke never refers to Obi-Wan as "Uncle Ben" in any of the films, or any of the EU ...
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Is there a special term for Sith apprentices? [duplicate]

Jedi apprentices are referred to as "padawans" but is there an equivalent term for the Sith? Darth Vader, the only Sith whose initiation we see, appears to be immediately granted the title of "Darth" ...
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Did Palpatine ever return to Naboo as the Emperor?

In the waning days of the Galactic Republic, Palpatine was a Nabooan public figure, nobleman, Senator and, foremost, the Supreme Chancellor. At the latest, as he declared himself the Emperor, he must ...
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Did the Rebels know or suspect Vader himself would board the blockade runner?

Episode IV begins with the Star Destroyer Devastator (Vader's flagship at the time) pursuing the Rebel blockade runner Tantive IV. The blockade runner is soon captured and boarded by Imperial ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V? [duplicate]

I was watching Episode V with my nephew yesterday. In the scene in Yoda's hut on Dagobah, Yoda offers Luke some oat porridge like food before revealing himself to be a jedi master. My nephew's ...
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Did Lucas always intend the Ewoks to be specifically for children?

It's no argument that for a while, the Ewoks were heavily marketed towards children. However, at least to me, their appearance in Return of the Jedi doesn't really gel with their later cutesy, ...
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Web comic comparing Star Wars with Foundation

A while ago I saw a cartoon depicting one person describing a famous un-filmed scifi story to someone else. The story sounded like Star Wars but was revealed to be Asimov's 'Foundation Trilogy'. My ...
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What was the “plan” to which Nute Gunray was referring?

In Revenge of the Sith, there is the following dialogue in the Mustafar bunker scene, following the galaxywide deactivation of the CIS droid army: NUTE GUNRAY: The plan has gone as you had ...
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How was the trap on Bespin accomplished for Luke?

I've always wondered how Luke was trapped in the carbonite chamber. Leia and Chewbacca are brought into the chamber, but when Luke goes in seconds later suddenly they all are hidden and you hear ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

In Revenge of the Sith, General Grievous has four lightsabers. Later on in the film, we see him use those lightsabers when he fights Obi-Wan and there's not a single red lightsaber - just 2 blues and ...
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Which character does this “stunt” lightsaber belong to? It appeared in Star Wars Ep II

Does anyone know which character this stunt lightsaber belonged to in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones? A bit of background: I worked on the film for nearly 12 months. Was generously gifted the ...
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Is what Dr Cylo is doing considered a form of mind uploading?

He assumes and activates into a new body when the old one is killed. Cylo IV became Cylo V. Is that an example of mind uploading?
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Do the children of clones age more rapidly in Star Wars?

Boba Fett had a child in Legends. Since clones age more quickly than normal humans (at least Kaminoan clones do), if a clone has a child with a non-clone human, is there any Legends example of the ...
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How does Padmé's space-modesty thing work?

Null just posted an answer showing Padmé just after giving birth: To my untrained eye, it looks too constraining to be able to give birth while under that cover. Does it expand? Was it only placed ...
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If Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father, who is Luke's mother?

We all know that Darth Vader turned out to be Luke's father, but no mention is made of Luke's mother, or Darth Vader's wife.
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Why did the Empire design the Death Star to have a trench?

The Death Star trench was used as a plot device in Episode IV to facilitate the Rebel attack on the Death Star using small, one-man starfighters: the trench created a dead zone in which most of the ...
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Why clones instead of droids in Republic?

So in the newer trilogy the separatists use droids while the Grand Army of the Republic is primarily composed of clones. It seems like it is a huge waste of human life to be use them(despite the fact ...
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Were the Clone Wars considered a total war?

It is quite clear that the Clone Wars was a big event in the galactic history. Lots of people died and the outcome changed the entire galactic society. But was it a total war, as was WW1 for France ...
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Why don't droids easily defeat clones? [duplicate]

Should the droids completely steamroll the clones? The droids should be able to pick out clones, even in rough terrain, find the optimal spot to aim, and calculate the possible drop and curve. If ...
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Canonically, what languages has C-3P0 been shown to know?

We all know that C-3P0 is fluent in over six million forms of communication Over the films we see him speak and/or understand Basic, Huttese, Shyriiwook, rudimentary Ewokese and other languages. ...
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Who gave C-3PO his translation abilities? [duplicate]

The C-3PO we meet in The Phantom Menace is a protocol droid, programmed mainly for interaction between humans (namely, Shee) and droids. THREEPIO : How do you do? I am See-Threepio, Human Cyborg ...
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Why does the separatist army not use more non-droid soldiers?

In the Clone Wars we see that the separatist use mostly droids in their army. In some instances we see some people fight alongside the separatists, inflicting serious damage on the republic army, one ...
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Why is Poe Dameron so shocked in the First Order star destroyer hangar?

When Poe Dameron is first taken off the shuttle into the hangar of the First Order ship Finalizer, he stops and looks around with a very shocked expression. Poe knows intimate details of the TIE ...
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What's the fate of Coruscant in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

If the new planet for the Republic is the Hosnian system, then what happened to Coruscant? Is it now an abandoned planet, a planet full of crime, a wasteland or still part of the Republic? Is it now ...
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How many Jedi did General Grievous kill?

General Grievous was a renowned Jedi killer, who slew dozens of Jedi during the Clone Wars. Here's a list I found online: However, this list is outdated and incomplete. Can anyone provide a ...
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Has Grievous shown any sign of tactical skills?

From what I can remember from the beginning of the Clone Wars animated series and the films, every time we see Grievous he get outmanoeuvred by some Jedi and almost gets captured. After all his ...
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How is it possible to do round swings with a lightsaber?

In Star Wars movies we often see poi-style lightsaber movements: Poi performers (e.g. fire performers) use the weight of a prop to make it go round. To my understanding, to do this with a physical ...
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Why didn't Vader detect the Force in Leia?

In the original trilogy of Star Wars, one of the first scenes is Leia meeting Darth Vader, as Vader is asking her where the plans for the Death Star were hidden. Leia claims ignorance and says that ...
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Why bring Luke to his family on Tatooine? [duplicate]

So I just finished the Star Wars series (again), and because I watched the original trilogy first, I ended with Revenge of the Sith, which brought a question to my mind. Why in heaven's name did Yoda ...
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How did Kylo Ren know how to obtain Darth Vader's helmet/skull? [closed]

In Episode VII The Force Awakens we see a scene with Kylo Ren meditating in the presence of Darth Vader's helmet. Given that in Episode VI Luke burns Darth Vader's body on the moon of Endor, I think ...
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Who were the Jedi attending the report on the Outer Rim sieges?

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin arrived late for the report on the Outer Rim sieges. While hurrying in, he passed by five fellow Jedi coming out of the door, and yet a couple on the stairs of the ...
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Who delivered Amidala's body back to Naboo?

In Revenge of the Sith, after first being Force-choked by Anakin and then given births to Luke and Leia, Padme Amidala eventually lost her life on Polis Massa. We later, however, see her in the ...
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How did Luke find Yoda? [duplicate]

How did Luke manage to find Yoda? I mean, it's a huge planet, and he crash-landed almost exactly at Yoda's location. What are the chances?
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How is Luke Skywalker a myth? [duplicate]

"Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth." This is Rey's reaction when Han Solo mentions the name of the legendary Jedi. But how is this possible? The events of The Force Awakens take place just a ...
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Which weapons can stand against a Lightsaber?

We know as a fact that, a lightsaber (during a fight) can be stopped by another lightsaber and also I remember two more Imperial weapons that were able to stop a lightsaber. One that I know of is ...
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Is there “Jedi magic”? [duplicate]

In Sith knowledge, Sith sorcery and alchemy are considered categorically different from simple dark side powers. Is there anything equivalent in status in the Jedi Order's repertoire: Jedi abilities ...
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Was the Technodrome actually based on the Death Star?

At the time of posting, the Wikipedia entry on the Technodrome from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise claims that the giant spherical vehicle was "based on" the Death Star from Star Wars. ...
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At what speed is the Star Killer “plasma blast” moving? [duplicate]

The The Force Awakens we presented with the First Order and their new and improved Death Star the Star Killer base. We are told that is the size of planet and drains the energy required from a star ...
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How do ships control their aerodynamics in Star Wars?

How do flight-capable ships control their pitch, yaw and roll in atmospheric conditions and in space? Is there a difference whether the crafts are flight-capable in atmosphere only, space-only or both?...
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Did Luke apply to the Imperial Academy and fail the test?

In this question, I ask after a story that involved a young boy failing a government test by giving the answers faster than was possible, and I reference how it seemed similar to what I'd heard about ...
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Why didn't the Jedi use counterintelligence techniques to track down Sidious?

I was thinking of this after watching the Clone Wars episode where they find Sifo-Dyas's body and discover Silman, Valorum's old assistant. As Obi-Wan and Anakin are there with Silman, Dooku arrives ...
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Do Nootropics exist in Star Wars?

In Lost Stars, Cienna and Thane were constantly competing academically and never mentioned trying to use drugs to do better in school. Does that mean nootropics don't exist in the Star Wars galaxy?
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Why didn't Palpatine account for the Jedi sensing his plans?

Force Sense is to feel another being's feelings, impending danger and presence of the dark side, so technically Order 66 would never work. In Episode III, In Episode IV, In Episode V, In ...
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Why didn't all the Jedi at the Jedi Temple sense Anakin and his legion of Clones’ thoughts?

If you go back to Attack of the Clones, Anakin and Obi-Wan sensed that poisonous alien worms were about to kill Padme. Back in Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi could take on the legion or if there were ...
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Can a tractor beam suck up an entire city like New York?

Would a tractor beam in Star Wars have the power to suck up a major city like New York or Singapore? Example of what I think a tractor beam would do to Singapore: Picture courtesy of Independence ...