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Star Wars is a series of [currently]6 movies by George Lucas, starting with the original Star Wars in 1977. It is one of the highest-grossing film series ever, and has spawned a large franchise, including an animated series, numerous 'Extended Universe' books, games and comics.

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Why did the council assign Ahsoka as apprentice to Anakin?

The Clone Wars cartoon introduced the character of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin's apprentice, who was assigned to him by the Council shortly after his own knighting. There are two parts to my curiosity: A) ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after order 66 is executed?

In Episode 3, Yoda tells Anakin, Rejoice for those around us who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. ...
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Are the B1 battle droids in Star Wars self-aware?

They're so stupid and funny, they don't act like the cold-blooded robots in Terminator at all... so I first thought that they must be conscious. But then I realized that the Jedi mercilessly kill ...
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In-universe etymology of the word 'Padawan' and existence of similar titles for other Jedi ranks

No other Jedi rank seems to have an equivalent 'title' - initiates are Jedi Initiates, knights and masters are Jedi Knights and Masters. Yet only the rank of Jedi Apprentice has this special word for ...
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Did the Emperor actually die in The Return Of The Jedi?

We see him fall and an explosion occurs, but that doesnt mean he necessarily died. This is similar to Gandalf falling in Moria: we see him fall and we think he dies (technically he does), but then ...
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Use of a yellow crystal in Canon Star Wars?

In the 2008 Clone Wars TV Series, we encounter the Jedi Temple Guards who protect the Temple, wielding shortened double-bladed yellow lightsabers. Can only these Temple Guards use a yellow crystal, ...
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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Would a female Jedi be referred to as Jedi Mistress instead of Jedi Master? Likewise would a Sith female be referred to as a Sith Lady instead of a Sith Lord?
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Why did Luke leave his landspeeder when Sandpeople were coming?

When Luke and C3PO find R2D2 in the canyon area, R2D2 informs them of several life forms headed their way. Luke concludes they must be sandpeople, so he... Leaves the landspeeder and heads for a ...
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Why didn't the stormtroopers radio for reinforcements at the Battle of Endor?

During the Battle of Endor, Emperor Palpatine reveals some information to Luke about the strength of the Imperial forces guarding the shield generator that is protecting the Death Star: Your ...
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Star Wars trivia question to identify race

This came up as a question in a trivia quiz. "Enter the name of an intelligent race, which is housed in a human hand, can live many thousands of years and tell me what is her talent?" Well ...
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In Star Wars: The Clone Wars are clones allowed to be in romantic relationships?

I understand that they're soldiers for life. But I don't recall them taking an oath that bans this type of relationship. We were shown that they do have free time when Fives visits the clone bar.
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Why does General Grievous' face mask have 3 audio holes at the beginning of the clone wars, then at the end of the clone wars have 4?

From the first picture wee see grievous with 3 voice receptors (whatever the proper terminology is) and then towards the end of the clone wars, grievous seems to have developed a 4th one? as seen in ...
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Who is this character from Episode 1: Phantom Menace?

I watched The Phantom Menace almost a year ago when I spotted this, and I have just found the picture to prove what I found. When I was watching - towards the end of the film - where everyone ...
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How was Commander Cody's full body being projected on Darth Sidious' office table when there was no camera?

This might come across as foolish question, but how was Commander Cody's full body being projected to Sidious and vice versa when neither of the two had space age film crews or intergalactic iPhones ...
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What battle/battles were the Separatist leaders viewing inside the Mustafar war room?

Just wondering as to what was the battle that Nute Gunray and the other Separatist leaders were viewing inside the Mustafar war room as Darth Vader was near. I saw AT-APs on the table so I am guessing ...
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Why didn't the Separatist leaders look surprised about Jango Fett?

I was hoping for some clarification as to why Nute Gunray especially did not question the fact that Jango Fett, the key clone template of his enemy's army (the Republic) was standing right next to him ...
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Why aren't baby Leia and baby Luke trained in the force?

We know that force training is supposed to begin at an early age. And we know that Yoda and Ben envision Padme's children as the only hope to bring balance back to the force. Why then are baby Leia ...
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Where are Millennium Falcon gunner bays?

I just realized that any spec of the MF that I look at don't show gunner bays. In one of the 4/5/6 movies, Han & Luke, are in their own gunner bay, with the remote control swivel seats firing ...
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

I have been doing some reading and researching about Yoda's species. It seems that, even if their species name and homeworld remain a mystery (and are wanted to remain a mystery), there is evidence ...
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Does “the purple planet” have a real name?

It appeared in Star Wars: Clone Wars "chapter 22" and was named "the purple planet" due to its purplish hue. The planet was used as a battle site between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and ...
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Did “the force” ever use a different name?

I know that the dark side and the light side of the force were referred to as Bogan and Ashla (in reference to both Typhon's light and dark moons), But did "the force" as a collective ever use a ...
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Was there a first known “force” user/s

As the Dai Bendu (pre Je'daii) were the first to use the force, was there ever a documented case of "a first person" to actually use the force before anyone else? or was the force something that ...
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Who was/were the first Jedi?

I've just purchased my first Star Wars book, Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi into the void To my knowledge it is the earliest set book in the Star Wars timeline (25,793 BBY) and I assumed that it would ...
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What level of canon are dual-phase lightsabers?

When writing up and editing a question about dual-phase lightsabers, it became apparent that their canon status is not a trivial matter. So the question is: What is the the canon status of ...
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Why don't we see more dual-phase lightsabers?

Dual-phase lightsabers are lightsabers that can be extended at the push of a button and typically have a range of up to 3 meter. Since the weight of a lightsaber is almost entirely in the handle, this ...
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Do adjustable length lightsabers exist in Star Wars universe?

I always see blades of lightsabers have more or less the same length (dual blades are double). Why is that? Can't a longer or shorter length be advantage in some case? I am NOT expecting infinite ...
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What are some things that only Jedi Masters could do, and not new Jedi Knights (or Padawans)?

Was the difference in the things that a Jedi Master could do with the Force and the things a newly-Knighted Jedi Knight could do, simply a matter of practice and familiarity? Did promotion to Knight ...
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Why doesn't someone try to turn ON/OFF enemy's lightsaber using the force?

Lightsabers turn OFF when its wielder drops it or he/she dies. It means there's some kind of pressure button on lightsabers which needs to be always pressed to keep is ON. In case of lightsaber ...
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Why did Darth Vader torture Han Solo in Cloud City?

After the rebels are captured in Cloud City, there is a scene where it is clear the Darth Vader tortures Han Solo. Later after the fact, Han makes it clear that it wasn't an interrogation because he ...
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Has anything been made which takes place after Return of the Jedi?

After Star Wars VI was made, AFAIK everything since then that has been made for TV/cinema has been set before Star Wars IV. Prequels as far as the eye can see... Has anything been made which takes ...
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Can the Jedi manipulate electronics?

Can a Jedi manipulate electronics? For instance could they scramble the machine code running on a robot? If they can't why not? They can manipulate physical objects so manipulating the insides of a ...
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How intelligent is Darth Vader? [duplicate]

Is Darth Vader of normal intelligence? Genius level? About what is his IQ? How does his intelligence compare to droids, Yoda, and other Star Wars characters?
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What and how does Darth Vader see?

Are there any sources that talk about about Darth Vader's visual acuity? His life-supporting armour is quite advanced but does it provide any useful augmentation to his visual abilities?
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What are the different Star Wars Canons? [duplicate]

I've seen many many references across this site to C-Canon, G-Canon and a couple of N-Canons when answering Star Wars questions. I assume G-Canon has something to do with George Lucas but what are ...
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Why is there a technology decrease from the first three episodes to the second one? [duplicate]

After re-watching the Star Wars episodes, I was wondering why there was such a big technology decrease from the first three episodes to the second three. In the first three episodes they were using ...
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How did Vader ambush Luke in the control room?

In the Empire Strikes Back, how was Vader able to ambush Luke in the control room when he goes back after being flown out of the window, without Luke hearing his breathing sound? Vader just sort of ...
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Why is Lando wearing Han's clothes?

Every time I watch the 2nd family Guy Star Wars parody I keep forgetting to ask this but recently I saw it again. Near the end at the point where Lando and Chewie break off from the Rebal Fleet ...
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Why is Leia okay with being tracked to Yavin?

In A New Hope, after Han and Luke fight off the TIE Fighters while escaping from the Death Star, these exchanges happen: INT. DEATH STAR - CONTROL ROOM Darth Vader strides into ...
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In A New Hope, why does Vader think they must be trying to return the stolen plans?

I've been watching Star Wars for years, and I just caught these lines: INT. DEATH STAR - CONFERENCE ROOM Tarkin pushes a button and responds to the intercom buzz. ...
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Who are these characters in Star Wars Rebels?

In the newly launched Star Wars Rebels TV series (which takes place 14 years after Order 66), there are two characters: Who are these guys? Have they ever been mentioned in any existing canon ...
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Could a Jedi know who shot first? [closed]

This answer here got me thinking. If a jedi knows a shot is fired just before it was fired, could he/she know who shot first?
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Did Padme have any Jedi/Force powers?

Okay, I'm nowhere near being a Star Wars expert, so please be kind and tell me nicely if this is an obvious question. Some discussion came up in chat and this question popped into my mind. Did ...
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How do ejection systems operate for Rebel pilots?

Rebel flight suits include an ejection harness, Biggs tells Porkins to eject. This seems to suggest that Rebel fighters have an ejection system. How would they operate for different fighters? Does ...
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Why is the Death Star spherical?

We have already established why the design of the Death Star does not require a gravitational field emanating radially from its center (and thanks for all the great answers). But then, why does it ...
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Battle at the end of Return of the Jedi [duplicate]

At the end of Return of the Jedi, how do the Ewoks the Stormtroopers? The Stormtroopers are genetically enginered killers. Plus they have head to toe body armour, laser weapons and Imperial ...
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Can the jump to light speed calculation be made ahead of time?

After looking at the question, Why do calculations need to be made before jumping into hyperspace? I have one of my own. Is there an in-universe reason that would prevent the calculation for the jump ...
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Why isn't the Death Star's structure radial?

The Death Star is large enough to have its own gravitational field. One would expect that the preferred "down" direction points toward its center, instead of running from pole to pole. However, the ...
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Why was the Death Star's shield generator on Endor?

Isn't the point of the Death Star that you can use its lasers to destroy any planet or capital ship nearby? Then how could the Empire use the Death Star if it has to stay close to Endor at all times, ...
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Why do calculations need to be made before jumping into hyperspace?

Th question was inspired by this answer concerning rebels escaping at the battle of Endor The answer references this piece of dialog from a new hope: BEN How long before you can make the ...
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Why did the rebels allow Luke to fly an X-Wing against the death star?

In Star Wars, Luke flies an X-Wing in the attack on the Death Star. My question is, why was he allowed to fly? He had no X-Wing piloting experience. Even in WWII pilots needed at least a dozen hours ...