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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KOTOR: Why was the Endar Spire attacked over Taris?

I understand that Revan had recently been captured by the Jedi and that, at that point, Malak became the new Dark Lord of the Sith. I also understand that the Endar Spire was attacked over Taris ...
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How was it that Qui-Gon was able to become one with the force?

When I read Why didn't Qui-Gon Jin's body "vanish" after his death? I wondered about one thing: He died and his body did NOT disappear The skill for becoming one with the force was ...
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Why didn't Qui-Gon Jin's body “vanish” after his death? [duplicate]

I was wondering whether there is an explanation why Qui-Gon's body does not vanish right away after he is killed by Darth Maul!? Obi-Wan's and Yoda's bodies vanish right away, while Qui-Gon's is ...
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Why didn't the clone troops turn on Chancellor Palpatine when he disassembled the Republic and formed the Empire? [duplicate]

In Star Wars 3 after Order 66 was given, the clone troops were following their chain of command in service to the commander-and-chief of the Republic, Chancellor Palpatine. If their purpose was to ...
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Why didn't anyone free Shmi Skywalker?

One thing that's always confused me during Star Wars was the fact that NO ONE freed or even did anything to help Shmi. I mean, this is the mother of the Chosen One. Why didn't the Jedi do anything? I ...
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Is there an illness caused by the Force?

Not including a person becoming a practitioner of the dark side of the Force, are there any Force related illnesses? Any malady caused by the Force itself? Is there any reason that there couldn't be ...
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Widespread religions at the time of The Galactic Civil War

Were there any active, widespread, common, public religions in the Star Wars galaxy at the time of the rebel alliance? If so, what were they? By widespread, I mean religions that span multiple ...
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can a lightsaber cut through adamantium [on hold]

I now that adamantium is hard material where as lightsaver is also a cutting laser. I want to ask that can a lightsaber cut through adamantium?
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Was being a Sith crime in The Republic?

If the Jedi Order had arrested Palpatine, would the court have declared Palpatine guilty quickly based on proof that he was a Sith? Is there any rule stating that? Notes: The word quickly is ...
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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Lots of times, I see people using "Jedis" and "Siths" (I also use that), but it doesn't feel right. Or, maybe, it's correct. Is there official word on this? What's the correct plural of Jedi and ...
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How old is the Millennium Falcon?

From what I've heard Star Wars is still using tech from thousands of years prior, and while there are innovations, older craft can still compete with newer craft. So how old is the Millennium Falcon? ...
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How did Yoda counter Count Dooku's Force lightning?

In the scene where Master Yoda fights Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus on Geonosis in Episode II, Dooku uses Force lightning on Yoda. Here's a relevant clip. The lightning starts around 3:22 In a recent ...
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Where did C-3PO's fussy and worry-prone personality come from?

Droids develop personality with their experience memory. Purging the memory should clear the personality, too. Unfortunately, this didn't work on C-3PO. It looks like this personality is hardwired to ...
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Would a Jedi (Sith) clone be force-full or force-less

Just seen a picture of Vader Force-choking a trooper. And then I started wondering: what if they had cloned a Sith (or a Jedi). Would the clones have the Force? Specifically, would they have the same ...
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Why didn't anyone stop Luke from leaving the second Death Star?

After killing the Emperor in his throne room in the second Death Star, Luke drags Vader's dying body to an Imperial shuttle to leave the station. He is not shown to have fought anyone on his way there ...
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Why did Lucas choose to keep memory of R2-D2?

This is quite popular.. C3P0 had a memory wipe, but R2-D2 never had a memory wipe. This question is from out-of-universe perspective. Why did Lucas choose to do this after Prequel Trilogy? What did ...
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Why can't the Jedi fly about? [duplicate]

It seems Jedis can use the force to lift really, really heavy objects (like entire spaceships for example). But when it comes to lifting their own bodies, they can only use the force to jump ...
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Besides humans, what other Star Wars species were employed as Stormtroopers?

I've never noticed any Stormtroopers other than humans. The various Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Sandtroopers, and Scout Troopers armor always seems to be shaped for humans. Do the novels shed light ...
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Did Vader deflect, absorb or block Solo's blaster?

This question has come up in the comments of Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers? Here's the relevant clip: Han Solo vs Darth Vader encounter on Cloud City Some ...
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Did most Jedi Knights go on to become Masters?

Did most Jedi Knights eventually become Jedi Masters or did only a small fraction attain that rank?
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Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis (force energy absorption) allows a Jedi to catch blaster bolts and even stop lightsabers with their body using the Force: Why don't the Jedi just use tutaminis to defend themselves ...
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Did they take regular prisoners in the Clone Wars?

I know in the Clone Wars TV show, there are numerous examples of Jedi and Separatist leaders being taken prisoner. Is there any instance where either the Separatists took regular clone troopers ...
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Is it possible that Darth Sion was actually Lucien Draay?

As it said in the title, is it possible that Darth Sion (Lord of Pain) is actually Lucien Draay even though that is not said in wiki. It says that Sion fought on Exar Kun's side during the Great Sith ...
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If there are only two Siths, why aren't they easily defeated?

If there are so many Jedi that there's even the Jedi Order, how hard is to hunt two guys and wouldn't that be it?
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Can TIE Fighters jump to lightspeed? [duplicate]

We see in Return of the Jedi that the Rebel fleet, including the fighters (B-Wing, X-Wing, etc.) make the jump to lightspeed to get to Endor and commence their assault on the Deathstar. Are TIE ...
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question about the duel Vader and Luke had in Cloud City and on the second Death Star

Why did Vader keep falling down when battling Luke on Cloud City and on the second Death Star? In Cloud City when he falls off the ledge when he and Luke are battling on top of the carbon freezing ...
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Are AT-ATs MIFVs or tanks by design?

Is there canon support for the "Transport" part of AT-AT's full name ("All Terrain Armored Transport")? The name seems to imply they are MIFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles, aka Armored, ala US ...
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Why didn't people notice that Masters Tiin, Fisto, and Kolar had lightsaber burns?

After Sidious defended himself against his three would-be arresters, wouldn't there have been a full investigation? It was, after all, a major (in his words) assassination attempt on the most ...
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Why does Anakin have Ahsoka as a Padawan if he is not a Master? [duplicate]

I never really thought about it. Then after watching Rebels and trying to explain to a colleague that I work with about what was happening, I found myself asking the same question he did. I ...
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Is there any organization that would hunt force sensitive animals?

There seems to be a lot of force sensitive animals, some of them rare. Did anyone set out to hunt of the rare ones and why? I'm much more interested in organisations than individual hunters, but if ...
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what advantage are AT-ATs (they're rubbish) [duplicate]

In Starwars during the battle of Hoth, the empire made what i believe to be a hilarious strategic miscalculation and sent vehicles with only forward facing firepower (unimpressive firepower at that), ...
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Was there a pre-TOR explanation of the evil that Revan sought to overcome?

In the games "Knights of the Old Republic" 1 & 2, it was established that Darth Revan turned to the Dark Side and attempted to take over the Republic in response to his discovery of some distant ...
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KOTOR and Disney Canon [duplicate]

Where does Knights of the Old Republic and its sequels (KOTOR 2 and SW:TOR MMORPG) lie in the new Disney canon? As they are official Lucas Arts games and not just third party licensed novels or ...
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Who was/were the last clone(s)?

I know that many clone troopers became Imperial stormtroopers, but for how long? Do we have any information on the last of them?
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Is Boba Fett being the clone of Jango Fett canon?

I always thought that Boba Fett was natural offspring of Jango Fett. But, I just learned that Boba Fett was clone of Jango Fett (Jango Fett only raised him as child). Is this in the new canon ...
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Why did Jango Fett have a son via cloning instead of through natural reproductive processes?

Why did Jango Fett choose to have his son, Boba Fett, created via cloning, rather than having a child by a woman? Did he want a son and was either unwilling or unable to do so with a mate?
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What does Yoda mean when he says, “The Last of the Jedi Will You Be” from the perspective of Legends? [duplicate]

I ask because as one podcaster put it at that time "you pretty much can find a Jedi by looking under a rock." So in what sense does Yoda mean that since there where other Jedi hanging around?
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Was Count Dooku trying to win the war?

It seems to me, by the way he set things up, that Palpatine always intended for the Republic to win the Clone War. I'm sure he had some contingency plan for if the Jedi lead forces suffered a ...
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In episode IV, A New Hope, why did Obi-wan wait till Luke showed up, then let Vader kill him?

Did Obi-wan find it important to have Luke see it? Isn't that setting him up to fall to the Dark Side?
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What was the whole purpose of destroying the shield generator in ESB?

I noticed that while the original intent was an orbital bombardment the Empire just ends up with a ground assault. Why even bother with the generator? The IMPS even go into the base that was ...
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What about Lightsabers and Jedi Philosophy makes them so rare and special, and why not carry/have spares(some Jedi have 2 some only have 1)?

(In Universe Answers Only) If you notice in most of the Star Wars galaxy most Jedi carry only ONE lightsaber while some carry two. My question is really nitpicky but it makes me wonder: If lightsaber ...
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Why did the Death Star Plans have to be Physically Carried? [duplicate]

As the title, how can the galaxy have instantaneous wireless 3D video communication across arbitrary distance, but the Death Star plans had to be carried in one copy by the space travel equivalent of ...
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Why wasn't the droids' escape pod blown up?

As numerous websites have said, 'In a world full of droids it makes no sense not to shoot at something that doesn't show life signs'. Of course the gunner may not have known about the Death Star ...
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In the NEW CANON why don't the Rebels abandon Yavin 4 before the Death Star Arrives?

I know there are similar questions out there, but from what I know the new Princess Leia comic deals IMMEDIATELY after the award ceremony and the ensuing evacuation. My question: Why not before? ...
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Do lightsabers have safety settings? [duplicate]

While rewatching Star Wars my skin was crawling while watching Luke practice saber technique against a remote on the Falcon. There's no way I'd want to be in the same room with a beginner waving a ...
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Why did Red Squadron give their call signs in random order?

One thing that has always confused me about Star Wars: A New Hope is that at the beginning of the attack on the Death Star, Red Squadron gives their callsigns in random order. Red Leader (presumably ...
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Why could Luke sense the good in Darth Vader, but Obi-wan could not?

During their final duel on the Death Star, why could Obi-Wan not sense the good in Darth Vader, the way Luke later did? In Episode 6, Luke says to Vader: I can feel the good in you. Luke's ...
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What attracted Padmé to Anakin?

Padmé seems to fall in love with Anakin awfully quickly and in the films we never really seem to get given a concrete reason behind it. Could it be that it's supposed to mimic the OT (in that Padmé ...
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Is there any in universe reason for the Trade Federation having their reactor run through the hangar bay?

In TPM Anakin simply flies his N-1 Starfighter into the hangar and accidentally sends a stray torpedo into the ship reactor core, obliterating the entire ship. I know the real reason, but what's the ...
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Newton’s axioms in Star Wars

Something I was wondering about: according to Newton’s 3rd law every action has its reaction. So, if I push something, I have to cope with the same force I am pushing it with acting on me, too. But ...