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Why did Tarkin say that Vader was the last of the religion of the Force? [duplicate]

In Episode IV, Tarkin says to Vader: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion This struck me quite a bit, because the ...
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Wouldn't Han Solo have been alive when the Jedi were eliminated? [duplicate]

I was watching The Force Awakens and there is a line uttered by Han Solo in the film in regards to Rey's comment regarding the Jedi. She has been on Jakku for a long time and she is very young, so it ...
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Why are there people who don't believe Jedi ever exist? [duplicate]

Han Solo is not the only one who does not believe the Force is real, or that the Jedi never existed in history. However, why do such beliefs appear to be so widespread? My question has two ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation given to the senior Imperial Navy Officers as to why Darth Vader serves Emperor Palpatine?

Answers can be from Canon or Legends. TL;DR: How do the senior Imperial Navy Officers with experience in the Clone Wars account for why a powerful force-using 'baddie' like Vader not only does not ...
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Why were the ways of the Force considered a “religion” in the Galaxy Far Far Away during ANH by non-Force-users?

For some reason, the ways of the Force are nearly universally considered a religion in the Galaxy Far Far Away during year 0 BBY by "laymen" (e.g. non-Jedi-nor-Sith): Han Solo: Hokey religions and ...
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When and why did the Rebel Alliance adopt the phrase “May the Force be with you”?

As far as I am aware, the only Force-user in the Rebel Alliance is Luke Skywalker, and when he first fought for the rebels, he had only learned that the Force existed a few days earlier. But when ...
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How are the Jedi Perceived by Citizens of the Republic?

I've seen, in the movies and The Clone Wars, some reactions from "normal" citizens to the Jedi, but I'm wondering how they were seen overall by most people in the Republic (or New Republic, as well). ...
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What was Darth Vader's official role (or rank) in the Empire?

Darth Vader was a man of great importance. He carried out highly sensitive missions for the Emperor, ranging from killing Jedi in the Great Jedi Purge to retrieving the top secret Death Star plans in ...
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Is Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series canon? [duplicate]

According to wikipedia, it falls into T-canon. But following source notes lead to dead links. I have been told by some that it is not canon, and others say it is. Can anyone provide current sources ...
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Why was knowledge of the One Ring so obscure?

About 3000 years passed between when the One Ring was lost in the Gladden river, and the events of LotR. By then, knowledge of the Ring is surprisingly obscure -- it takes Gandalf 17 years(!) between ...
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Why did Tarkin think that Obi-wan Kenobi was dead by the time of ANH?

I was reading this question and one of the video clips in the question had an exchange between Tarkin and Vader that got me thinking: VADER: He is here. TARKIN: Obi-Wan Kenobi. What makes you ...
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How well known were the events of the original “Star Wars” trilogy in the general galaxy? Or was it all about clandestine special operations missions?

Preface: I am aware that there are other threads that discuss the Jedi/Sith aspects of common knowledge in the Star Wars universe such as this one, this one and this one. My question is not about ...
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Why are the Jedi a mystery to the Mandalorians?

In episode 1e08, the Mandalorian meets the armorer again and has this exchange with her: Armorer: It looks helpless. The Mandalorian: It's injured, but it is not helpless. Its species can move ...