Star Wars is a series of six (soon to be seven) films 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. The 7th film ...

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How do the Jedi fit in the political structure of the Old Republic?

How did the Jedi fit on the political structure of the Old Republic? The movies portray Jedi as an independent organization which seems to be governed by the Jedi council and follows some higher ...
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What is the Force?

In the Star Wars franchise (I have only seen the films, and that was a long time ago now), we see both Jedi and Sith use a mysterious thing called 'The Force' to manipulate objects, sense danger and ...
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What “exactly” happens when someone turns to the Dark Side?

When I saw the original Star Wars saga as a kid, the concept of the Dark Side imprinted in me was quite simple. You did a bad thing, so you're a bad person so you go to the Dark Side and keep doing ...
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Who are the official members of the Rebel Alliance?

Officially, who are the member "allies" of the Alliance to Restore the Republic? What specific worlds, groups and organisations count themselves among them?
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Why was Lando made a general and given such a prominent role in the attack on the Death Star

I'm looking for an in universe reason why Lando was chosen to be the main General leading the attack on the Death Star? I know Akbar was the Admiral but surely the alliance had more experienced and ...
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Why was Palpatine concerned about hiding his powers?

In Lords of the Sith: “You’ll have to do this yourself, my friend,” the Emperor said to Vader. “I can’t be seen using the Force before so many witnesses.” Vader openly uses his Force ability ...
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Were there ever any plans to have Han Solo show up in the prequels?

Does anyone know if there was ever any plan for Han Solo to appear in the prequels?
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What was Luke's job on the farm?

At the start of A New Hope Luke is working on Uncle Owen's moisture farm. What was his job on the farm? The night after Owen purchases C3PO and R2D2 Luke makes the claim that he thinks the droids ...
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To the other side

If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now. ~ Admiral Piett As far as I know, it takes a couple of days to cross the galaxy at light-speed. ...
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Why did the non-clone officers of the Republic serve the Empire?

Besides the Jedi, there are other non-clones serving the Galactic Republic in the Clone Wars. Many of them served at the officer level, particularly in the Republic's star fleets. Unless I am ...
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Are any ships in Star Wars capable of intergalactic travel?

It always made me curious to hear: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... Which implies that the Star Wars universe is in a separate galaxy to our own. Then I was reading Are there Star ...
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Are Holocrons “real” Star Wars?

I was reading an answer here a few days ago that was talking about "Holocrons", saying that Kylo Ren might have learned the ways of the dark side from a Holocron. Are these Holocrons actual Star Wars ...
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Is Kylo Ren a new character for The Force Awakens?

The name Kylo Ren sounds vaguely familiar to me. Is he a new character created for the new movie? If so, is there a related character with the last name Ren already in the canon (movies, books, ...
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Are there Star Wars medical doctors and can/do they scan for midichlorians?

So JJ Abrams announced a few days ago that I kinda don't believe him, because this is the same guy who said Cumberbatch wasn't playing Khan, even after filming on that one had already begun.... ...
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How do Star Wars bounty hunters fulfill criminal and government contracts?

It seems like just about anyone can put out a bounty on someone in Star Wars. Jabba the Hutt is fond of putting them out on people. Jabba is a crime lord, so these might more appropriately be called ...
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Why is the Clone Wars Plural? [duplicate]

Can anyone give me a canon/legends reason why it's referred to as "The Clone Wars" and not the "The Clone War?" There seems to only be one real war (The Republic + Allies VS. The Separatists + Allies) ...
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Is Organa in “Dark Resurrection” fan movie the original princess Leia?

I have recently watched "Dark Resurrection - volume 1", an independent fan movie set in the Star Wars universe. In the movie, there is a old Jedi master named Organa and - according to IMDB - she ...
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Did the emperor know about Luke and Leia from the beginning?

Did the emperor know that Padme had given birth to twins while it was happening? Was it his long-term goal to have Vader only discover his offspring later, at some "correct" moment?
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Why couldn't Liam Neeson appear in more Star Wars movies?

The TV Tropes entry for "Voodoo Shark" says: The prequels created one in the form of force ghosts. With the original trilogy, it was assumed that all Jedi (or at least sufficiently powerful ones) ...
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What happened to the Imperial Fleet after the destruction of the second Death Star? [duplicate]

We see in the film, that once the Death Star has blasted into oblivion, the Rebel Fleet heads for the surface of Endor. When Ackbar orders the Rebel Fleet to break off the engagement and move away ...
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Why couldn't the Death Star fire the superlaser through (the edge of) Yavin IV?

It's already been explained that destroying Yavin IV wouldn't be viable due to cooldown, and of course whatever debris would be a danger to the DS1 itself. It's also been explained why they needed ...
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Why did vibroblades disappear from usage?

It is known in the Knights of the Old Republic series that vibroblades were made from a special material that couldn't be cut by lightsabers. Then, why aren't the clone troopers using any?
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How does a shorter post-production schedule affect The Force Awakens? [closed]

I've been looking at trends for how the Star Wars prequels were made, and noticed that The Force Awakens has a much shorter production schedule. Here are the prequels + TFA, with dates of the end of ...
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Has there been a Sith who didn't learn from a more senior Sith?

So the new Star Wars film has Hope I'm not spoiling this for anyone, but it's pretty obvious from the trailers that he's a Sith Lord of some kind, with his menacing red light saber and scary mask. ...
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Empire changed leadership and became more noticeably evil somehow?

In George Lucas's novel of A New Hope, Biggs tells Luke that the Empire was a paradise at first and then became dystopian. He says: "The empire may have been great and beautiful once, but the ...
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Do they have butter in the (canon) Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

Prompted by a recent comment in chat from the greatly esteemed Tim Post, we know that they have a wide variety of foodstuff in the Star Wars Galaxy, but do we have any canon in-universe confirmations ...
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What is the name of the song that plays during the attack on the Jedi Temple?

I've been looking everywhere for the name of the song that plays during the march on the Jedi temple in Revenge of the Sith: I can't find it on the official ...
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Is it possible for blasters to explode?

Are there any examples in canon or Legends of a blaster backfiring or exploding due to impact or enemy fire? Since some blasters use tibanna gas to increase their damage output, is it possible that ...
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“There is no try”: isn't it only the Sith who deal in absolutes?

In Revenge of the Sith, Obi Wan tells Anakin: Only a Sith deals in absolutes. Then, in The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda proclaims: Do, or do not. There is no try. Isn't this an absolute ...
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What is the difference between a general and an admiral?

On screen we see: General Solo lead a ground assault against Endor. General Calrissian participating (or leading) a fighter assault against Death Star 2.0 Admiral Ackbar commanding rebel capital ...
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What was Luke's plan to rescue Han? [duplicate]

In RoTJ, it seems that Luke leads a plan to rescue Han from Jabba the Hut. However, the details aren't clear. Two rescue attempts are made, but their are foiled, and an overall plan doesn't seem ...
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How does the inhibitor chip execute Order 66?

Please close this question if the answer is not known to us. The inhibitor chip ensures that clone troopers of the GAR will unquestioningly execute Order 66 when it is given, denying them free will ...
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Is the 501st Legion accorded any special status or purpose in Disney's canon?

Before Disney, the 501st Clone Battalion can be said to be Palpatine's personal favourite, if he ever harboured any bias for particular clones. The 501st distinguished themselves as the best ...
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How are clone troopers ranked?

We've seen in the films, TV shows and games that clone troopers have rankings generally displayed on their armor via colors and accessories. But if all the clone troopers are essentially the same, how ...
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What was the inspiration for the design of R2D2?

Looking at R2-D2, I can't think of any robots I've seen in science fiction that vaguely resemble R2D2's design. So, my question is What was the inspiration for the design of R2D2?
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What actually killed Darth Vader? [duplicate]

In the final duel, Luke strikes Vader, severing his hand and perhaps damaging the electronics on Vader's chest. However it doesn't necessarily seem like a mortal blow. Afterwards, Vader's breathing is ...
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Can a Force choke be countered?

Like Darth Vader, Asajj Ventress was often seen choking people, many times Jedi like Anakin and Obi-Wan. Is it possible for Force-users or non-Force-users to counter or defend against a Force choke ...
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Who is the most influential Sith? (Canon and EU acceptable) [closed]

This question is something of a companion to this one. I am interested in finding out who the most influential Sith (or other Force entity) was in the Star Wars universe? Influence is not the same ...
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If Life creates the Force, then wouldn't the Death Star reduce the Emperor's Force powers?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Luke that "Life creates [the Force], makes it grow". If that's the case, then wouldn't building Death Stars, whose sole purpose was to annihilate whole worlds ...
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Wouldn't creating millions or billions of clones for the Republic's armies create enormous and weird disturbances in the Force?

In A New Hope, Kenobi could feel the sudden deaths of the population of Alderaan, and in Empire Strikes Back, both the Emperor and Vader could feel Luke's Force awakening, referring to it as "a great ...
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What EU content has successfully become a part of Disney canon?

As we all know, when Disney took over the galaxy and executed the executive order to rewrite history, the only existing content to still be recognised as canon are the 6 movies, the Clone Wars and the ...
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Total droid death in the Clone Wars

How many total droid were killed/destroyed in the Clone wars? I need to know so I can crunch numbers and get a k/d for clones
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Why weren't the Noghri used more during the Yuuzhan Vong War?

By all accounts, the Noghri - and specifically the Death Commandos - were some of the galaxy's most deadly hand-to-hand combatants. When the Yuuzhan Vong War started, Leia had reduced her Noghri ...
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Jedi: What is their Overarching Purpose?

The Sith have Grand Plans and the like, and in particular specific Sith all seems to have some overarching goals even if they do not always mesh perfectly with other Sith's goals. The Jedi meanwhile ...
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Force Magic: Why No Light Side Equivalent?

Is there ever a in or out-of universe explanation of why the truly impressive magic is left entirely to the Sith? Particularly outside of the movies the Jedi do have access to a pretty decent range of ...
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Why did the stormtroopers care about hiding their identity?

In Episode IV, why did the stormtroopers spend time making Bantha tracks and dropping gaffe sticks just to hide their killing of the Jawas? I know that it shows off Obi-Wan's Sherlock Holmes wit but ...
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Could Darth Vader Control the Empire [duplicate]

With Darth Vader's famous line "join me, and together we can defeat the Emperor". Even if he did end up defeating the Emperor, could he control the Empire? Does he have enough political power? or ...
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How were Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Palpatine physically trapped by a ray shield?

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Palpatine are trapped by a ray shield on the Separatist ship the Invisible Hand: It is specifically called it a "ray shield" by multiple characters: ...
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Why is it called the Millennium Falcon?

I'm particularly interested in how the "Millennium" part pertains to the ship itself. It wouldn't hurt to explain the "Falcon" part either though.
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What upset Luke more: the death of his family or the death of Kenobi? [closed]

Why does Luke Skywalker seem as upset by Obi-Wan's death, as he is by the death of his uncle and aunt? Especially considering he found them burnt to the bone (the people that raised him all his life ...