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Questions tagged [han-solo]

An iconic smuggler-turned-hero in the Star Wars universe who first appeared in Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) as portrayed by Harrison Ford. He was the pilot and owner of the Millennium Falcon space freighter. Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag.

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Did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?

In Stars Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from his chair in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon or from one of the Falcon’s two swiveling gun turrets? ...
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Why do Han and Qi'ra lack ID chips?

Early in Solo, we find Han and Qi'ra attempting to bribe their way past an Imperial checkpoint using a vial of stolen coaxium because they do not have ID chips, which are required to pass. I'm not ...
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Was Lando referring to this event on Cloud City?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Han piloted the Millennium Falcon to Cloud City. Upon arrival at the gas-mining colony Han's party was welcomed by menacing Lando Calrissian and his motley team. Lando ...
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Does Solo serve as a Stormtrooper?

Related: Do we ever see regular (non-stormtrooper) ground troops? In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Solo enlists in the Empire with a career goal of being a pilot, but he washes out of the required ...
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How did Solo catch Beckett?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Tobias Beckett leaves with Chewbacca held at gunpoint and carrying across the sandy beach two large, heavy cases of hyperfuel. The remaining characters are ...
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Was this inspired by the old Han Solo novels

In Solo: A Star Wars Story we see Now I understand that this links to what C3-P0 says in the Empire Strikes Back "Sir, I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most ...
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What is the significance of this character being given a name?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we witness But considering the nature of the planet (tons of runaways, for example), I would have expected this to be a fairly common occurrence for people trying to "get ...
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Does Chewie still owe a life debt to Han according to the Solo film?

During Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see However, the way this goes down Up until now, even in canon we still see it commonly stated that much of why Chewie does what he does is because of the life ...
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Where / How did Han Solo learn to speak / understand Shyriiwook?

In the film Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo appears to already speak and understand Shyriiwook. Where / how did he acquire this ability? Disney canon will be the accepted answer, but EU answers ...
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Why are the Millennium Falcon and other civilian vessels allowed to have ship-mounted weapons?

First things first, let's just pretend the hyperspace ramming in the Last Jedi didn't happen, because hyperspace ramming means every FTL-capable vessel in the galaxy is a deadly weapon capable of ...
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What did Rey and Chewie tell Luke about Han's destiny?

In The Last Jedi, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker first refused to talk with Ray and only closed himself in his hut. Rey went to get Chewbacca, who rammed in the hut door allowing her to restart the ...
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Why was Han so sure the Millennium Falcon wasn't being tracked?

In the original Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon escapes because Darth Vader convinces Grand Moff Tarkin to allow it. The ultimate strategy is to track the ship to the Rebel Base. TARKIN: You're ...
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What of Han Solo's pre-ANH past was revealed as canon prior to the release of Solo?

Before Solo is released, how much of Han Solo's past before meeting Luke and Obi-Wan in Mos Eisley is canon? There are some pieces that are mentioned in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, ...
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Why did Han Solo dump his cargo rather than store it in the hidden compartment of the Millennium Falcon?

It is alluded to in episode IV, and explicitly stated in the EU literature, that Han Solo incurred his debts to Jabba the Hutt by dumping a significant amount of cargo whilst being inspected by the ...
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Did Han Solo know he was a General before Endor?

During the rebel briefing on Home One before the attack on the second Death Star, Solo is asked if his strike team is assembled for the Tydirium shuttle and he seems somewhat confused that he is ...
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Why did Han Solo say “That's not how the force works”? [duplicate]

A certain interaction between Han Solo and Finn has really been bothering me lately. While infiltrating Star Killer Base, just before they go in to rescue Rey, Finn reveals to Han that he doesn't ...
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Why didn't Han Solo become a Jedi?

Han Solo says in A New Hope, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-...
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Who are these “Han Solo” actors?

I recently came across this photo being billed as actors in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Most of the actors are unrecognizable to me. Can the actors and, if possible, their characters, be ...
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How did Finn think the Force would work?

In The Force Awakens, the following conversation takes place, on Starkiller Base: Han Solo: People are counting on us. The galaxy is counting on us. Finn: Solo, we'll figure it out. We'll use ...
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What was Han Solo thinking upon Leia's revelation on Endor about Luke?

At the end of RotJ, Han was about to concede to Luke over Leia and was giving her his blessings when Leia revealed that Luke was actually just her brother. What did Han think and feel upon that ...
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How could Finn know about Han Solo, given Finn's upbringing?

In The Force Awakens, we learn that Luke has vanished and is now the stuff of myth and legend Han also vanished from the spotlight, having left the Republic/Resistance and is living on the DL as a ...
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Did Han Solo know that Anakin Skywalker was Darth Vader?

Did Han know in the timeline of the Original Trilogy that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker and subsequently Leia's father? It would be better if Han Solo knows his Father-in-law.
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Why didn't Han Solo stop Kylo Ren? (Spoilers) [duplicate]

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, But there's something that's been bugging me about that. Here is the scene right after Kylo Ren says that he knows what he needs to do, but he needs his (Han's) ...
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Why did Jabba keep Han around?

When Han arrived before Jabba, he was carbon-frozen and thus a very suitable wall display as a trophy for Jabba and a warning to visitors of his palace of the folly of incurring the great Jabba's ...
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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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How many people has Han Solo killed?

During the 4 movies that include Han Solo how many humanoids has he killed? How many creatures or others has he killed as well?
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Did Harrison Ford ever tell fans he used to be himself, and why?

When Finn and Rey ask if he is Han Solo, he replies "I used to be" which is a reply Harrison Ford regularly gives fans when they ask if he is Harrison Ford. I tried without any luck to find anything ...
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How did Han Solo's hands get freed on Cloud City (whilst he was in the carbon-freezing chamber)

When Hans first enters the carbon-freeze chamber, his hands are tied by the Ugnauts. However, when he is encased in carbonite, his hands had clearly been freed at some point, and were free at the ...
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Has Han ever successfully posed as an Imperial before?

With reference to Why didn't Han know how to talk with the guard Captain when attempting rescue? which I consider to be a fail. In Legends, Han was a former Imperial soldier (idr him being an ...
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Is Han Solo a criminal in the New Republic?

In Legends, we know that as the Rebellion transits into a Republic, their relations with smugglers etc. grew tense and eventually broke up because smugglers are criminals under any galactic government'...
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Does Han Solo know what is going to happen when he encounters Kylo Ren on the bridge?

In The Force Awakens, on the bridge, it's not clear to me if Han goes into his confrontation with Kylo Ren expecting the outcome, e.g. much less expecting to help Kylo Ren complete his task. If that'...
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How certain are we about the results when Kylo Ren sees Han?

(I apologize for so many spoiler tags... I suggest staying away from this question entirely before seeing The Force Awakens.) In what is probably considered to be the most pivotal moment of the ...
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What has been Harrison Ford's attitude toward Star Wars?

I've heard claims here and there about Harrison Ford's attitude toward the Star Wars franchise, with most claiming that he hates it or used to hate it, etc. Did he like Star Wars and then grew to ...
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How does Han Solo call Kylo Ren?

There is one thing that is bugging me about The Force Awakens. In the scene where Han confronts Kylo Ren: to get his attention, does Han shout I couldn't tell and it has been bugging me since I saw ...
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When did Han start to fall for Leia?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, I noticed Han calling Leia "sister" twice. Also, he made it clear that he was in for rescuing Leia because she was rich who could well paid him. When did he romantically ...
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Were there ever any plans to have Han Solo show up in the prequels?

Han Solo is arguably the only Original Trilogy main character not to appear in the Prequel Trilogy. Does anyone know if there was ever any plan for Han Solo to appear in the prequels?
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Why did Darth Vader choose to take shots from Han Solo?

In Episode V, in Cloud City, Lando Calrissian brings Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca into an trap, where Darth Vader is sitting in a room. Han immediately takes his gun out and shoots at Vader. ...
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Firefly scenes with Han Solo in the background

Apparently there are many scenes in Firefly where a figurine of Han Solo frozen in carbonite appears in the background. Is there a complete list of all of these scenes?