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Are Jedi required to abstain from all sexual relations, or only from the ones involving emotional attachments?

We know that Jedi aren't supposed to have a family, because the emotional attachments cause bad dialog, wooden acting and acute case of turning into a Sith. But are pre-Empire Jedi, as @Richard put ...
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Why didn't Yoda and Obi-Wan kill Darth Vader and the Emperor? Why wait for Skywalker?

Given their fighting skills in the prequels, it seems odd that Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi should decide to wait for the Skywalker kids to grow up. Shortly after the Episode III, it seems like they could ...
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Other than better PR, what is the difference between the Jedi and the Sith?

I am talking about actions, not propaganda. They both exert undue influence on the ruling classes, outside the democratic process. They are both full of themselves. They are both dynastic, based on ...
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What happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope that made Vader believe he was more powerful than Kenobi?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi defeats Vader and cuts off most of his biological limbs. Since then, he's basically been on life support; he's more "machine than man." Given Vader'...
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What is a Sith's ultimate goal?

Let's say that a Sith Lord achieves all of his goals and becomes the ruler of the galaxy (similarly to, for instance, what Palpatine managed to). Also let's assume that the Sith has killed all the ...
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Did Yoda lie to Luke in “The Empire Strikes Back?”

In "The Empire Strikes Back", Luke asks Yoda: Luke: Vader... Is the dark side stronger? Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive. However, (note this thread for more in-depth ...
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What are dark side practitioners referring to when they say “you do not understand the power of the dark side”?

I heard it in the dialogue in Star Wars movies. It goes something like "you do not understand the power of the dark side" or "do not underestimate the power of the dark side". What is so powerful ...
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What is the most powerful act performed by a user of the Dark Side? [closed]

According to physics, power is the ability to do work over time, and work is the displacement of a physical mass in the direction of the force applied. By that definition, what is the most powerful ...
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Are Sith stronger than Jedi? [closed]

It always seems that the Sith have the upper hand against the Jedi, even though since the 'Rule of Two', there are only two Sith and countless Jedi. So is the dark side of the Force stronger than the ...
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Is it true that the dark side of the Force is the purest?

I’m well aware that the heroes must always win, but I once recall hearing that the dark side harnesses the pure energy of the Force. I may be answering my own question as well. In addition, I remember ...
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What are the ways used by Sith to dramatically extend their lifetimes?

One of the point brought up in the debate about Dark Side vs Light Side power is Dark Side users being able to use the Force to dramatically extend their lifetimes. One of the ways, EU says, Sith ...