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The wikis just say it's "sulphurous and cracked" which sounds like a huge understatement. Is there any backstory to this rather damaged planet?

  • Almost looks like Peragus after the gas explosion – CBredlow Mar 28 '16 at 17:45
  • I've checked all the usual suspects and I can't find anything that explains why it's cracked. – Valorum Mar 28 '16 at 19:15
  • For damage of that sort, I'd venture that the most probable cause is one of the many ancient Sith superweapons powered by giant kyber crystals – thegreatjedi Mar 29 '16 at 10:50
  • The exogorths were hungry that day. – Rogue Jedi Apr 5 '16 at 22:29

It hasn't been established.

I asked Leland Chee, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group and the maintainer of the official Holocron Database, your question.


He responded and told me that it's yet to be established.

Response Tweet


Perhaps the Death Star was not the first super super weapon battle station to be built... perhaps many years ago someone tryed to make a battlestation like the Death Star and it failed but disturbed the core and the planet caved in on itself and was engulfed in magma...

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    Cool idea! Any references to back that up, or is it just your personal theory? – Organic Marble Jan 23 '17 at 3:02

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