Related to this: What are the things that “The Force Awakens” borrowed/parallel from “A New Hope?” (which asks which things the two films have in parallel/similarity):

Which things/characters do The Force Awakens and A New Hope have which appeared in both films?

You can include items from Episodes V/VI as well, as long as they are explicitly marked as such

WARNING: The answer contains spoilers to The Force Awakens!

To clarify: This question is specific to items which are actually in-universe the same item in both films. It does NOT include items that are of the same kind/type but in-universe are different items - in other words, two droids or ships of the same type that aren't explicitly the same exact droid/ship are offtopic .

  • As with another question, I'll start the list and make it CW so people can perfect it Dec 19, 2015 at 17:02
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    For prospective close voters: Note that finite, answerable list questions are generally considered on-topic and not too broad.
    – KutuluMike
    Dec 19, 2015 at 17:21
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  • @NominSim - how so? 90%+ of the things that belong on an answer here don't belong there, and vice versa. This one asks about exact same items (explicitly not types of items), the other one mostly asks about themes/ideas. Dec 31, 2015 at 14:58

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This is a second answer, which lists specifically things that aren't simply parallel/borrowed, but actually were in both films.

  • Characters

    • Chewbacca

    • Han Solo

    • Leia Organa

    • C-3PO

    • R2-D2

    • Luke Skywalker

    • Obi Wan Kenobi (voice only)

    • Yoda (voice only) (NOT in ANH, Ep5/6 only)

    • Admiral Ackbar (NOT in ANH, Ep6 only)

    • Nien Nunb (NOT in ANH, Ep6 only)

  • Vehicles

    • Millenium Falcon
  • Objects

    • Darth Vader's melted mask (only melted from Episode VI)

    • Luke Skywalker's (originally Anakin's) lightsaber

    • The Dejarik game (aka: “Hologram Board Game”) on the Millennium Falcon

    • The Remote Luke used on the Millennium Falcon (possibly the same)

    • Chewbacca’s Bowcaster (possibly the same)

    • Han Solo’s DL-44 heavy blaster pistol (possibly the same)

  • Planets/Locations

    • Several planets are mentioned on a Galactic map which are known from OT, assuming that map is identical to one published in Visual Dictionary. I'll include the actual list later, when we can get high-res HD still from the film to confirm they are included, but E.g. Dantooine seems to be on both. Tatooine as well.
  • Phrases

    • Millennium Falcon doing Kessel run in 12 Parsecs

    • "I've got a bad feeling about this" by Han

    • "Use the Force"

    • "May the Force be with you"

    • "piece of junk" (of the Millennium Falcon)

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    @MrLister - didn't want to do ALL the work :) Dec 19, 2015 at 18:13
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    I'm pretty sure someone 'had a bad feeling about this' Dec 19, 2015 at 21:04
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    ALL - please stop adding same TYPES of things. The TIE fighters and Star Destroyers and X-Wing helmets aren't the same items in both films, they are same types of items. Question doesn't cover that (and they are largely meaningless) Dec 22, 2015 at 1:08
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    are we counting the crashed star destroyer(s), x-wings, and TIE fighters? Because they are the same as in Ep. IV
    – RedCaio
    Dec 22, 2015 at 2:10
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    @Mooz - the Force in OT never took naps it needed to awake from. I call shenanigans and claim it's NOT the same "Force" :) I wouldn't object to it being added too much but it kinda sounds meh to me as part of an answer Dec 22, 2015 at 2:21

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