Questions tagged [jedi]

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Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis (force energy absorption) allows a Jedi to catch blaster bolts and even stop lightsabers with their body using the Force: Why don't the Jedi just use tutaminis to defend themselves instead ...
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Can Sith crystals be “bled” by Jedi?

Since I know Jedi crystals or normal crystals in general can be "bled" by Sith to turn red from the anger and hatred infused from a Sith's soul, I started wondering it it can work in reverse,...
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Why not Jedi Lords and Sith Knights?

Why are the Jedi referred to as 'knights', while the Sith are 'lords'? Was there any significance to the terms from their relationship in the past? I used to imagine that it might be revealed that ...
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Sith/Dark Jedi in Jedi temple possible

Would it be possible for Jedi to live and to work in the Jedi Temple, but be completely on the Dark Side (for example, for studying purposes)? I mean, could they help to understand each other or does ...
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Why Do Jedi Use One Lightsaber in Combat?

While I've seen Ahsoko Tano, in The Clone Wars, fight with two lightsabers (one in each hand), this seems to be extremely rare for Jedi. We've seen Sith do this frequently, like Asajj Ventress, with ...
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Can the Sith become Force Ghosts?

In Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi we see Yoda, Obi Wan and Anakin reappear as a Force Ghost/Spirit. The overall objective of the Sith was the achieve immortality, this was one of the ...
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Did Sidious not believe that Anakin would destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force?

On the assumption that Sidious knew of the prophecy and that Anakin was the Chosen One, did he not believe it would be his destiny? Perhaps he thought that turning Anakin to the Dark Side and giving ...
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How close was Ahsoka to becoming a Jedi Knight?

Compared to a Padawan who is freshly Knighted after passing his trials, like for example Obi-Wan soon after the events of Ep. I, how close is Ahsoka at the point of her departure from the Jedi Order ...
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Why was Anakin allowed to wear black robes?

Within the Jedi Order, it seemed to be that the brown robe over the lighter coloured tunic, pants and belt was more uniform than merely a customary wardrobe for Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters. I can't ...
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How many Jedi were there at the time of the purge?

Episode III obviously doesn't show ALL the Jedi being eliminated as a result of Order 66. What I've never heard, though, is how many Jedi were in existence at the time of Order 66. Is there any ...
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Jedi naval ranks?

This question answers a question I had regarding Star Wars Generals and why Jedi are a part of it. I realized something a bit odd when reading the question though. If the Jedi are always placed as ...
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In canon, has a Jedi ever used the light side to kill a Sith?

(Spoilers in the question) In Disney canon, has a Jedi ever used only light side techniques/powers to kill a Sith? Some battles I can think of that don't count: Obi-Wan defeats Darth Maul in The ...
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Only 20 Jedi left the Order?

From Attack of the Clones: Only twenty Jedi have ever left the Order. The Lost Twenty. And Count Dooku was the most recent and the most painful. No one likes to talk about it. His leaving was a great ...
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Doesn't the refined version of the Jedi Code mean the exact opposite of the original code?

The Jedi Code goes as follows: There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. ...
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What is the first use of the word “Padawan”?

I was thinking about the phrase 'young padawan,' and it seemed to me to be a permanent part of Star Wars lore. Yet, I definitely remember being into Star Wars well before the prequels, while I just re-...
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Was fighter pilot training part of a Jedi Padawan's training during the times of the Galactic Republic?

I am wondering if during the times of the Galactic Republic that it was a requirement that all Jedi Padawans had to learn how to pilot a fighter ship and learn fundamental dog-fighting skills in order ...
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Is Ki-Adi-Mundi married to multiple wives in Disney Canon?

In Legends, Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi was said to have several wives. While this was normally against the Jedi Order's rules regarding attachments, an exception was made for him because of the low ...
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Why did the Jedi take the clone army without further thought?

In The Attack of the Clones film, the Jedi find out about an army that was apparently ordered by a mysterious Jedi, without authorization of the Jedi Council. They don't know what he ordered it for, ...
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Did Jango Fett have a weak mind?

The Jedi 'mind trick' is implied to only work on those with weak minds at numerous points in the series. The trick has been shown to work on stormtroopers in A New Hope. Is the "weak mind" of ...
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Did Rey become a Jedi at the end?

We know for sure that Rey wanted to be a Jedi during The Last Jedi (it was Luke that didn't want to be one). Rey even takes the Jedi temple books. But a funny thing happened on the way to being a ...
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Is there any evidence that Maz Kanata's castle was a Jedi temple?

Is there any concrete evidence in The Force Awakens or other elements of the Disney canon that Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana was a Jedi temple? It is a towering structure with catacomb-like ...
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How can Jedi learn to use tutaminis without hurting themselves?

Tutaminis is a very useful ability because it allows a Jedi to stop blaster bolts and lightsaber attacks. But how can someone learn this without losing a hand? This is how it plays out in my mind: "...
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Why are Padawans of the same age trained together?

In Episode 3, Yoda is teaching Padawans of roughly the same age: around 6. Is there a rule or principle that Jedi teach Padawans of the same age?
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Why did the Jedi turn totally Light side?

In legend time of Jedi (Je'daii), the Je'daii are in balance between dark and light sides of the Force, but a thousand years later, we see that the force users (both Jedi and Sith) are either turned ...
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Does the Jedi mind trick have any negative effects on the Jedi performing it?

The mind trick is obviously a very useful power for Force users, provided that the recipient is susceptible to it (i.e. "weak-minded"), which makes me curious as to why they don't try to use it more ...
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Are there any canon non-humanoid Jedi?

I am aware that there were many very strange creatures among the many books and comics such as sentient mountains. Some of these even became Jedi like Ikrit (an alien bunny like animal). While some ...
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Is the term “Dark Jedi” oxymoronic?

I thought I had an original thought; luckily Google proved otherwise. I thought the term "Dark Jedi" seemed oxymoronic, because if you fall to the Dark Side, you're going against the Jedi Order, ...
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Why do so many Jedi in EU use red light sabers

It seems that you look at every Jedi in the new Jedi Order and like every third one either has a red or "non-standard" color. But everything before the empire and mostly green/blue. Why? Does ...
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Are there dark side Jedi who are not Sith?

In Star Wars canon, can there be Jedi who use the dark side of the Force and are not Sith?
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Can a Jawa, Tusken Raider, or Hutt produce Force-sensitive offspring?

Curious if there's anywhere you've heard of that says they absolutely cannot. If they can have Force-sensitive children, I was going to write a little piece of fiction on a Tusken Raider, Jawa , or ...
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Force throw defense

In various scenes, a Jedi or a Sith moves big & heavy objects (like in the Yoda vs Dooku duel at the end of Attack of the Clones) and throws it to opponent. Isn't the other way easier - throwing ...
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What are some things that only Jedi Masters could do, and not new Jedi Knights (or Padawans)?

Was the difference in the things that a Jedi Master could do with the Force and the things a newly-Knighted Jedi Knight could do, simply a matter of practice and familiarity? Did promotion to Knight ...
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How did Luke Skywalker learn the ways of the Force so quickly?

Luke began his training relatively late in life (given that the council was hesitant to train 9-year-old Anakin), spent only a few days with Obi-Wan and another few with Yoda. Anakin was trained for ...
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Is there rank within the Jedi Council?

I don't remember this being clarified: Is there someone overall in charge of the Jedi Council or is their way entirely democratic? Are they all equal, or are senior members more influential and ...
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Jedi Gear and Weaponry

What gear/weaponry do jedi or sith carry other than lightsabers? In the prequels, breathing capsules are used to access the Gungan city, but no other gear is used. This is despite the clear presence ...
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Why did the Jedi serve a corrupt Republic?

The Galactic Republic was corrupt. Many of its Senators and bureaucrats were corrupt. That became clear when the Senate would not lift a tentacle to save Naboo from attack by the Trade Federation when ...
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Who was/were the first Jedi?

I've just purchased my first Star Wars book, Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void To my knowledge it is the earliest set book in the Star Wars timeline (25,793 BBY) and I assumed that it would ...
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Did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant? [duplicate]

I know from this question that at one stage Luke attempted to visit the temple on Coruscant, But did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant?
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Can someone become artificially Force-sensitive?

Can someone become artificially Force-sensitive? I'm a film student working on a script on a Star Wars film as a personal project. Without giving too much away, one of the main key parts of the story ...
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Prior to the introduction of midichlorians, was Force adeptness hereditary?

One of the elements of midichlorians is that it canonized the idea that one's capacity for using the Force comes from heredity and/or environment. Personally, I didn't see any issue with this, as the ...
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Could several Jedi peacefully overpower one Sith opponent through nonviolent Force techniques?

This question, and the answers it produced, got me thinking - could a group of Jedi working together confront a single Sith opponent and peacefully subdue him/her by using nonviolent Force techniques, ...
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What's the story behind the fallen statue on Jedha?

In the Rogue One trailer, we see a scene on Jedha, with a gigantic statue fallen down to the ground, half covered in sand. Who did the statue represent? Why was the statue originally sculpted, ...
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Is “Force Ghost” the correct term in-universe?

I realize that, out-of-universe, we have come to refer to them as Force Ghosts. However I doubt Qui-Gon or Yoda would use the words "Force Ghost" to describe what happens. Is there an in-universe word ...
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Why wasn't the young Palpatine (Darth Sidious) identified as a potential Jedi at birth?

As per Wookieepedia To hinder transgression, those who showed an aptitude for the Force were taken directly from birth (or soon afterward) to train in the Jedi Temple headquarters on Coruscant or ...
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Social function of the Jedi

In this question the purpose of the Jedi is discussed but no one mentions their true function in society or the way that their order is funded, since they have access to supplies, technology and have ...
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Why did Madame Jocasta Nu leave the Jedi Council?

According to this article on StarWars.com, Madame Jocasta Nu - Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives, played by Alethea McGrath in Attack of the Clones (rest in peace) - was once part of the Jedi ...
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What Happens When Force Ghosts Die?

The Wookieepedia article on the Netherworld of the Force has very few details, but in the article on Force ghosts, there's a little more. I'm not completely clear, but it seems to say that Qui-Gon ...
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Force-sensitive battle of the precogs?

I hope I get the terminology right, I don't know if I am referring to Force-sensitivity or some other term (precog?) where Jedi appear to have faster reflexes to others, while they are in effect ...
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What makes Watto the Toydarian resistant to the Jedi?

Why did the Jedi Mind Trick (JMT) not work on Watto? There is an excerpt from Wookieepedia which states: Similar to the Hutts, Toydarian brains have an unusual composition which made them immune to ...
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What happens to the mind of a recipient of a Jedi mind trick?

I was reading about Jedi mind tricks and am curious to know what happens to the mind of the subject afterward. On Wookieepedia it says: Should the trick succeed, he or she then agreed to whatever ...

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