Questions tagged [jedi]

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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 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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Why didn't Qui-Gon Jinn use his Jedi mind tricks to exchange his Republic credits?

In Star Wars Episode I, Qui-Gon Jinn tries to use his Jedi mind tricks to convince Watto that Republic credits will do fine as payment for the hyperdrive they need. Conveniently, mind tricks don't ...
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Why do some Jedi disappear when they die while others don't?

Some Jedi disappear when they die: In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi In Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi And others don't: Star Wars Episode I: ...
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Why does a lightsaber turn off when a Jedi dies or drops it?

I rewatched the three newer movies and noticed that whenever a Jedi was killed, or let go of their lightsaber, it immediately turned off. What was curious was that the lightsaber turns off right away,...
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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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Do any clones refuse Order 66?

When the clones are issued Order 66 do any of them refuse to carry out the order?
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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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Why was Darth Vader more of a Jedi than Anakin?

Let's compare 2 people, both named Anakin. The first one is a slave boy from Tatooine. He is extremely talented, and uses his intense passion to get victory over his enemies, which is very symbolic of ...
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How did Darth Sidious manage to diminish all of the Jedi's ability to use the Force?

Windu: I think it is time we informed the Senate that our ability to use the Force has diminished. Yoda: Only the Dark Lords of the Sith know of our weakness. If informed, the Senate is, multiply, ...
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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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Why didn't the Jedi use Order 65?

Order 65 states: Order 65 was one of the 150 contingency orders that the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic were trained to carry out in the event of different emergency scenarios ...
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Can a Jedi move faster than the speed of light?

An answer here got me looking for the answer to this question. I did find the related question Why are blaster bolts in Star Wars moving slower than speed-of-light? but it does not seem to address ...
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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Lots of times, I see people using "Jedis" and "Siths" (I also use that), but it doesn't feel right. Or, maybe, it's correct. Is there official word on this? What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?...
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Why do Jedi use lightsabers?

Why do Jedi use lightsabers instead of blasters? Blasters seem to be more practical. Is there a special bond or something between lightsabers and Jedi?
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Why don't the Jedi converse with Darth Maul?

In the movie, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, why don't Qui-Gon or Obi-Wan ever converse with Darth Maul? It seemed there were opportunities where they could have started a dialogue instead ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

We've seen a single Jedi destroy a nice amount of droids alone and here (at 1:30) we see just 2 Jedi and one padawan (and two clones) hold off a nice amount of droids, so how did any Jedi die on ...
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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

I mean, parents aren't just going to give up their child because some power-wielding monk or nun shows up at their door saying they want to take that child and train them in their ways and the parents ...
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Did Vader ever face another Force user in aerial/space combat, aside from Luke in Ep. IV?

The formerly canonical book Shadows of the Empire (set between the end of The Empire Strikes Back and the beginning of Return of the Jedi) contains the following passage: Vader had forgotten how ...
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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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What if Someone Washes Out as a Jedi or Jedi Padawan?

After reading this answer to an earlier question of mine, and seeing the reference to someone working as an archivist for the Jedi, that raises another question for me. What do the Jedi do when ...
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Jedi: Force-controlled clothing?

I wear a Jedi robe (all right, it's a dressing gown) and I have noticed, during my fearless expeditions into the kitchen, that both the hood and sleeves are a bit of a hindrance in everyday activities....
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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 Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi?

This was inspired by a related question about whether Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Did they know that Obi-Wan "Old Ben" Kenobi was a Jedi? Or did they ...
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Why are all Jedi given a rank of General in the Clone Wars?

In the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, all Jedi Knights and Masters have been given a rank of General in the Republic Army. In addition, they each seem to be in command of a battalion of clone ...
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Why can Jedi marry in the New Jedi Order?

In the Jedi order before the purge (Order 66) was carried out, Jedi weren't allowed to marry. The attachment that comes with matrimony and love made the potential of turning to the Dark Side a real ...
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Why didn't the Jedi carry shields?

The Jedi used lightsabers mainly to repel projectiles, but, in my opinion, this would be better job for a shield. A "lightshield" as the Jedi are stylized futuristic paladins. A lightsaber seemed a ...
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Was Luke turning into a Sith?

In episodes 4-6, is Luke becoming a Sith? He starts out wanting to become an imperial pilot and is initially reluctant to get involved with the rebellion. In his training with Obi Wan and, later, ...
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How do Jedi leave the Jedi order?

In Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Mace Windu says that Count Dooku is a former Jedi. Mace speaks highly of him, so it's clear that Dooku left the order on good terms. Later in the same ...
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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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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Would a female Jedi be referred to as Jedi Mistress instead of Jedi Master? Likewise would a Sith female be referred to as a Sith Lady instead of a Sith Lord?
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

I remember reading something about Luke Skywalker going to the Dark Side for a short period of time, but I'm not a hundred percent sure on this. Did he turn to the Dark Side?
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How did Jabba kill Jedi “Back in the old days”?

From this question: In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days? We establish that Jabba did kill Jedi back in the old days (or at least claimed that ...
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When do people start distrusting the Galactic Empire?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine makes the Jedi look like the bad guys so he can take power of the Galactic Empire and destroy the Jedi Order. It appears that he has the support and ...
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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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Was E.T. a Jedi? [closed]

I came to this thought that E.T. was in fact a Jedi (or at least Force-sensitive) and the more I think about it, the more it seems possible. This would explain many things. First, we already know ...
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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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Can the Jedi retire?

I know that it's a lifelong commitment, but has there been any Jedi that just retired? Every Jedi who stops being a Jedi is killed, so they stop being one essentially. Can they retire? Say if ...
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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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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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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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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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Why can't a Jedi or Sith control something sliced with a lightsaber?

In a number of lightsaber duels between Jedi and Sith, we see one duelist, usually a Sith, use the Force to toss objects at their opponent. The opponent ducks or dodges the object, or slices it in ...
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Number of Jedi after Order 66?

How many Jedi survived Order 66? Was Master Yoda the only one or are there any more who disappeared into the shadows?
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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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What Sith Lords were turned to the Light Side?

I have heard of a ton of Jedi who have turned to the Dark Side and became a Sith (Exar Kun, Darth Malak). I've even heard of a few Jedi who have turned to the Dark Side and then found their way back ...
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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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Was killing Dooku actually the 'Jedi way'?

When Anakin killed Dooku, he said he shouldn't have done that and it's not the Jedi way, but when they got back to Coruscant, he was praised by Obi-Wan for killing Dooku. I don't get it. Was it ...
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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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What age was Darth Vader when he finally died?

What was the exact age Darth Vader was when he finally dies at the end of Return of the Jedi?

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