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 most lightsabres have an activation button?

So only Jedi carry lightsabres, have the skill to use them (save a few exceptions), and they're assembled using the power of the force. Why the heck do they have a plain old button on the the outside ...
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Why didn't the Empire lose control over territories after the destruction of Death Star I?

As stated in Episode IV, the emperor needed the senate and its bureaucracy to control the local systems. After the first Death Star was operational, he dissolved the Senate and gave the regional ...
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If Palpatine had foreseen his destruction at the hands of Luke, why risk trying to turn him?

This tells us that the Emperor was overconfident in the Dark Side in regards to Vader turning against him. However, at one point Vader tells Luke that he can destroy the Emperor and that he (the ...
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What powers did the Imperial Senate have?

During the Clone Wars, the Galactic (Republic) Senate was slowly stripped of its powers in favor of the Supreme Chancellor (Palpatine). At the end of the Clone Wars, Palpatine transformed the Republic ...
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What has Luke been doing prior to the events of Star Wars 7? [on hold]

Some sources have claimed that, at the start of The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker has been Do we have any information from the EU or canon to suggest why he is doing this?
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What is a Sith's ultimate goal?

Let's say that a Sith Lord achieves all of his goals and becomes the ruler of the galaxy (similarly to, for instance, what Palpatine managed to). Also let's assume that the Sith has killed all the ...
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Did George Lucas ever suggest that he was influenced or inspired by Tolkien?

The question is simple. I have seen bits and pieces in Lord of the Rings that remind me of Star Wars. This is hardly surprising, as both works are epic moral sagas about a struggle between ultimate ...
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What is the wattage of the Death Star's superlaser? [duplicate]

A question on /r/askscience talks about how big a nuke would have to be to disperse Jupiter. A question here on StackExchange talks about whether or not the Death Star could "Take out Coruscant" due ...
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Assets of Galactic Importance [on hold]

I hope you'll allow this sort of vague question. This is for a project (sort of personal one) I know in the Star Wars universe there are certain planets that have large scale galactic impact, planets ...
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What is the bog beast in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back called?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, we see R2-D2 falling into a deep bog upon Luke's arrival at Dagobah. He is then ingested by a beast and spat out upon the shore. In the original script, this ...
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What was that Snake in Jabba's dungeon that grabbed C3-PO by the neck?

When C-3PO and R2-D2 we are going down to Jabba's Dungeon what was that snake creature that grab C-3PO by the neck?
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Why did Jango Fett use two different jetpack models?

In Episode II, Jango Fett is seen using two different jetpack models. On Kamino, he uses a Mitrinomon Z-6 (note the exhaust nozzles on the side): On Geonosis, he uses a Merr-Sonn JT-12 (note the ...
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Start reading Star Wars comics in 2015 [duplicate]

I would like to start reading Star Wars comics and made a lot of research on the internet and on this forum. Could you please check whether my understanding of the current situation is correct or not ...
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Why does the AT-AT Driver spell out the word DECIMAL?

As Imperial Walkers are closing in on the Rebel Base on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back, General Veers asks how far they are from the Power Generators: VEERS: Distance to power generators? ...
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Is the Prophecy of the Chosen One fulfilled at the end of Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the prequels, a prophecy is mentioned about a chosen one who will bring back balance to the Force. The chosen one was believed to be Anakin Skywalker. My question is simple: was this prophecy ...
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Why didn't The Emperor sense Luke's presence on Endor? [duplicate]

In Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader sensed Luke's presence on Endor but The Emperor did not. Darth Vader: A small rebel force has penetrated the shield and landed on Endor. The Emperor: Yes, ...
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How does Obi-Wan find out about the Empire in time to mention it in his warning?

In Revenge of the Sith, it's a plot point that Obi-Wan and Yoda are changing the Jedi Temple beacon's message at the same time that Padme and Bail are learning about the formation of the Empire: ...
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What are Boba Fett's most prominent appearences?

I just finished watching Star Wars in the Machete Order (Episodes IV, V, II, III and finally VI) Before this, I had heard numerous references to Boba Fett and he seemed extremely popular. There was ...
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Do Force 'mind tricks' work on Droids?

Just wondering following from this and this question, do we actually ever see (or have evidence of) Jedi successfully (or even attempting) to use their 'mind tricks' on Droids?
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What happened to the Jango Fett template?

During the clone rebellion on Kamino, the 501st secured Jango Fett's DNA template before finishing off the remaining renegade clones. That was about a decade before the rebellion's attack. So are ...
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What happened to the Force-sensitive children after Order 66?

We know that the Jedi Temple possesses a holocron+memory crystal that contains the location of every Force-sensitive child in the galaxy, and that Darth Sidious coveted those children for his ...
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What do the sand people do with Anakin's mother?

Why did they kidnap her (and keep her alive)? Do they use her for slave labor, or what? The tent Shmi is kept in, and apparently tortured in, is under guard, so it seems like the sand people ...
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How did Jedi Generals do their job? [closed]

I read this answer, but I feel there's one part of the answer missing. My question isn't so much why Jedi are generals but rather how they manage to do a good job of it. Specifically, why are they ...
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Could several Jedi peacefully overpower one Sith opponent through nonviolent Force techniques?

This question, and the answers it produced, got me thinking - could a group of Jedi working together confront a single Sith opponent and peacefully subdue him/her by using nonviolent Force techniques, ...
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Why can Darth Maul successfully combat Qui-gon and Obi-Wan simultaneously, but struggle to face them one on one?

In the scene between Darth Maul and the two jedi, multiple times he's faced with fighting just one while the other isn't relevant to the fight: (a) first when Obi-Wan falls down several levels, and ...
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Why are red lightsabers associated with the dark side? [duplicate]

Generally speaking, if a jedi wanted to use a red lightsaber, would this be prohibited? Are there special properties of the red lightsabers that lend themselves to the dark side? If so, are there ...
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Canon: Dark Jedi/Sith Identity Crisis

Although the distinction between Dark Jedi and Sith is clear in Legends, the new canon version has redefined some critical underlying points. In Legends, the Sith are considered to be the order of ...
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How long were Jedi Councillors' term lengths?

There are five lifetime Jedi Councillors (Yoda, Mace Windu, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Oppo Rancisis and Plo Koon in Eps. I-III) that served until they either step down or death do them part. There are four ...
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Does the Sith Apprentice have any prerequisite before he is permitted to kill his Master?

The Rule of Two: A master to wield the power of the dark side, and an apprentice to crave that power, both Dark Lords of the Sith. Only by killing his master does an apprentice prove that he is the ...
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Do the pilots shown match the ships flown?

In this screen capture from Star Wars, A New Hope, I counted 28 orange flight suits. I assume Luke Skywalker is in the lower right corner, so lets call it 29 pilots give or take. Now my question is ...
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Did Bariss fall to the Dark Side?

After reading This question, I wondered if Bariss fell to the Dark Side in order to frame Ahsoka Tano. In order to do it, she force-choked the witness from a far away distance, which is something we ...
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Does Count Dooku know that Darth Sidious is Palpatine? [duplicate]

In Episode 2, Dooku refers to Darth Sidious quite a bit. Does he know that Sidious is really Palpatine?
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Does the Galactic Empire know about Darth Sidious? [duplicate]

Be it in canon or legends, the impression I've gotten is that even at the end of Episode 3, Palpatine continued to hide his Sith identity by claiming that his disfigurement is entirely the Jedi's ...
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Does Chewbacca age? [duplicate]

In the new Star Wars trailer, we see an old Han and a Chewbacca who looks the same. How long do Wookies live? Is there any canon information on whether or not Wookies age?
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Were Darth Vader duplicates ever used by the Empire or Rebels?

Due to nature of Darth Vader's presence, there was no way for anyone to verify Vader's identity (talking about Force Presence, there was a thing called Force Stealth). Did Empire ever use Darth Vader ...
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When does Chewbacca die?

On Wookieepedia it says that Chewbacca dies in 25 ABY, can anyone confirm this? I am concerned about the next movie and I do not want to be disappointed.
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How did Luke know Vader needed his helmet to survive?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader asked Luke to help him take off his helmet. "But you'll die," Luke said. How would Luke know this? Furthermore, was that even true? In The Empire ...
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Is there an explanation for why Yoda's grammar slips in Empire Strikes Back? [duplicate]

We all know about Yoda's iconic Yodaspeak. Like most people, I always assumed that this a cultural or personality trait of Yoda, but on a recent re-watching of Empire Strikes Back I noticed that ...
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Why is Mustafar “where Jedi go to die.”?

At the end of the first season of Star Wars Rebels When asked about the planet, Hera says I've only heard that name once, from Kanan. He said Mustafar is where Jedi go to die. Is there ...
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How did Obi-Wan so easily beat Anakin?

Having seen the Clone Wars animation series, where Anakin's abilities are comprehensively demonstrated (can make high altitude jumps and drag non-Jedi troopers with him without crashing into the ...
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What happens if the Sith Master dies by some means other than at the Apprentice's hand?

The Rule of Two holds that there are only ever two Sith Lords; one master and one apprentice. When the apprentice becomes powerful enough to defeat the master, the apprentice slays the master and ...
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What happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope that made Vader believe he was more powerful than Kenobi?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi defeats Vader and cuts off most of his biological limbs. Since then, he's basically been on life support; he's more "machine than man." Given ...
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Why was converting Luke to the dark side worth the Emperor's life?

The Emperor and Vader try to convert Luke to the dark side. The Emperor keeps taunting Luke and it seems like he wants Luke to kill him. How is that a good thing for the Emperor? I know of the Rule ...
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Why doesn't Count Dooku finish Anakin off?

During their fight on Geonosis, Count Dooku cuts of Anakin's right arm leaving him pretty defenseless but rather than finish him off on the spot, he uses the force to push him across the room. Why ...
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“That was no laser blast! Something hit us.” Okay, but where—and how—was the Millennium Falcon hit?

I was looking through this amazing gallery of detailed pictures from models used in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. I came across these two images of the Millennium Falcon’s hull clearly ...
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What is the actual role of the Chosen One? [duplicate]

When the Jedi Council senses the rise of the dark side about a century or two before the end of the Republic, Yoda suggested that it heralds the imminent coming of the Chosen One, prophesied to bring ...
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What are the 'standard' Jedi Knight force powers?

After seventeen to twenty years of training from a youngling and passing the Trials, what were the expected Force skills that a Jedi Knight could wield? We are shown images of younglings practicing ...
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What planet is Mace Windu from?

Which planet is Mace Windu from? Every Jedi is from a planet. There are MANY examples, but I can't list them off the top of my head. Anyhow, I just wanna know Mace Windu and his origins. Thanks! :)
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The Force Awakens trailer 2 [duplicate]

Find it very interesting that luke clearly states HAS instead of HAD when speaking of his father and the force. Will we see the return of darth vader or anakin?
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What's Mandalore's history in Disney's canon? [closed]

I want to know what we know about Mandalore in today's canon. I know that Mandalore is shown in The Clone Wars but I don't remember they said anything about the Mandalorian Wars or any other past ...