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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey often leaves her speeder completely unattended. Why is this? Thievery appears to be very common on Jakku.

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    Good question, but I'm more concerned as to why she left BB-8 unattended to chase after Finn, only moments after a couple of thieves tried to put BB-8 in a sack. – Praxis Jan 5 '16 at 0:29
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    @Praxis - It's a very very small town. I'm assuming she knows precisely how many goons Unkar has. Evidently that number is two. – Valorum Jan 5 '16 at 0:49
  • Did you see what she did to the guys who tried to kidnap BB-8? – Paul D. Waite Jun 5 '16 at 11:21
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According to the new "Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections" book, Rey's speeder is booby-trapped with a special circuit which electrifies the chassis to deter any would-be thieves.

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It also features a fingerprint scanner to ensure that only she is able to use it.

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The factbook "Rey's Survival Guide" also offers the following info. In short, even if someone managed to steal her speeder, they'd probably crash it within seconds. On top of that, Unkar has told the local low-lives to leave her ride alone.

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    Excellent answer, in spite of the fact that your red box is unlikely to be free-hand... – Praxis Jan 5 '16 at 0:54
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    @Praxis - No, but I did squeeze in a Robocop joke, so I'm still pretty pleased with myself. – Valorum Jan 5 '16 at 1:00
  • If only there were some sort of material which could act as a sort of insulator – Broklynite Jun 5 '16 at 10:58

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