Questions tagged [return-of-the-jedi]

Refers to Episode 6 of the Star Wars film franchise where, after rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker struggles to make Darth Vader return from the dark side of the Force. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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How does the Rebel fleet at Endor compare to that at Scarif?

How does the Rebel fleet at the Battle of Scarif compare to that at the Battle of Endor? The Scarif fleet was painstakingly built up over the past 19 years but most of the larger ships were destroyed ...
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Was Darth Vader's lightsaber on the wrong side to stop Luke from killing Palpatine?

When Luke watched the Imperial fleet destroy the rebel starships, Emperor Palpatine could feel the anger and hatred grow inside Luke. He taunted Luke. Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless....
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What happened to Cloud City after Lando Calrissian's departure?

Was Lando technically still in charge of Cloud City even though it certainly seems like he abandoned all of it for good and put all his stock, so to speak, in the Rebel Alliance?
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What would Luke's Sith name have been if he turned to the Dark Side? [closed]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke comes very close to turning to the Dark Side. If he had killed Darth Vader and became Darth Sidious's apprentice, what would his Sith name ...
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Do any expanded universe works acknowledge the high risk taken by the protagonists at the beginning of “Return of the Jedi?”

This question was spurred by this question which discusses Luke’s relative plot significance during the events of Return of the Jedi. So, given that Luke, Leia, Lando and Chewbacca—all at this point ...
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What did the Rebels intend as the role for their capital ships in the Battle of Endor?

The epic Battle of Endor featured the entire Rebel fleet of capital ships. Six or more Mon Calamari cruisers (two were lost, and four more can be seen when Executor goes down), a few Nebulon-B ...
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Did Luke play any significant role in “Return of the Jedi?”

I read somewhere that Luke after A New Hope didn't do anything good to the plot. The explanation was compelling. I'm focusing on Return of the Jedi and the final showdown of the two trilogies. The ...
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If the first Death Star had the weakness installed on purpose [duplicate]

If the first Death Star's weakness was purposely built in so the rebels could destroy it according to Rogue One, is the same true for the second? Because it seems like an even bigger weakness and you ...
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How does the B-Wing's cockpit maintain 'correct' orientation in space?

One of the most iconic ships in all of Star Wars, the B-Wing resembles more of a t than a b. Other than that, its cockpit is located at one end of the ship and can be seen to being able to change ...
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Does Rogue One create a plot hole in Return of the Jedi re Hyperspace Radio?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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How could Luke hide from Vader during the duel on Death Star II?

In Return of the Jedi, Vader throws his lightsaber at Luke causing the catwalk come crashing down. Luke uses this in his advantage and hides from him under the throne room platform. Unable to locate ...
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What was the clawed hand that tried to grab C-3PO in Jabba's palace?

In the scene where C-3PO walks through the dungeon corridor a creature puts its clawed hand through the bars of its cell, startling C-3PO. Is this creature ever identified, perhaps in the Expanded ...
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Did Darth Sidious really fall all the way to the reactor core?

This question got me thinking whether the elevator shaft from the Emperor's throne room led all the way to the reactor core. To borrow a quote from an answer in that ...
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How did Palpatine die in the Death Star?

Yes, Anakin threw Palpatine down the shaft but Palpatine was still alive. What exactly killed him, and what was that blast wave that surged upward towards Anakin? Did Palpatine break his neck at ...
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What does the title “Return of the Jedi” refer to? [duplicate]

Which entity does the "Jedi" in the title "Return of the Jedi" refer to? Does it refer to the general return of the Jedi Knights to the galaxy via Luke, or does it specifically refer to the redemption ...
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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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Is Admiral Raddus Related to Admiral Ackbar?

The Star Wars universe has two memorable Rebel Admirals, Raddus and Ackbar. Both are Mon Calamari. Raddus - Admiral - Mon Calamari - Rogue One Ackbar - Admiral - Mon Calamari - Return of the ...
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Why would Emperor Palpatine make himself vulnerable to Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

At the end of The Return of the Jedi, the emperor tells Luke just after Luke defeated Vader in a duel, "Now fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at my side." If I was Vader, I would ...
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How come no-one has bug bites on Dagobah?

Yoda doesn’t even have a screen door to keep the bugs out. And we do see some bugs on planet. Can the Force be used as bug repellent and was it? Can lightsabers double as bug zappers? What is really ...
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Is the Battle of Endor the first conflict/interaction between the Ewoks and the Empire?

Return of the Jedi is kind of ambiguous about the nature of the, um, "relationship" between the Ewoks and the Imperial troops manning the outpost on the moon. Specifically, I'm wondering if the ...
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What was the actual relationship between George Lucas and Richard Marquand?

In item #43 of this list states, as an "inside secret," that Richard Marquand was fired from Return of the Jedi and that Lucas had to take over directing duties to finish the movie. I did find ...
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Why was the colour of Luke's lightsaber changed from blue to green between the trailer and the release of Return of the Jedi?

This answer showed me something I didn't know; that Luke's lightsaber was blue in the first trailer for Return of the Jedi. As we know, Luke used a green lightsaber ...
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What is the name of the creature outside Jabba's Palace that gets eaten in Return of the Jedi?

Referring to a scene of a few seconds right after Chewbacca gets captured. In the shadow of Jabba's palace is a frog-like creature (a Worrt) and a small raccoon-size animal making noises kind of like ...
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What are the computer-like objects in the Emperor's throne room?

In Return of the Jedi, the Emperor's throne room contains these clusters of what appear to computer panels. What is the purpose of these? How can they be accessed?
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Was the Rancor handler able to go into the enclosure unprotected?

In Return of the Jedi we are shown the rancor for the first time which was a pet of Jabba the Hut. Rancors were large semi-sentient reptilian carnivores native to the planet Dathomir.[8] ...
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Why is C-3PO kept in the dark in Return of the Jedi while R2-D2 is not?

In Return of the Jedi, the beginning sequence shows C-3PO and R2-D2 making their way to Jabba the Hutt's palace. They are sent there to bargain for Han Solo's life. When the negotiations with Jabba ...
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What is the green substance on C3PO when Jabba the Hutt hits him while bargaining with Boushh?

In Return of the Jedi, Boushh (Princess Leia) brings Chewbacca as a bounty to trade for the life of Han Solo. C3PO is acting as the translator for Jabba. When Boushh is making demands for more money, ...
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What are they monitoring to determine that Solo is still alive?

As everyone knows, in 'Empire Strikes Back' they freeze Han Solo by using carbonite. We then see Lando Calrissian check the side of the carbonite block which has a heap of lights and buttons, which ...
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How does a sarlacc gain any energy if it keeps victims alive for a thousand years?

When eaten by a sarlacc, according to C-3PO, In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years. I imagine that keeping a victim ...
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Why did Darth Vader reveal to Luke that he is his father?

In my opinion, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader are different. In Return of the Jedi, Luke says, "I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father". Then Vader says, "that name ...
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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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Was that frog thing outside Jabba's Palace that eats an animal and burps in the original Return of the Jedi?

I just noticed it for the first time when I watched the re-release. I tried looking it up and I've heard it called "worrt," "sevorrt," and "frog-dog." (I'm pretty sure its a worrt, but I'm not sure. A ...
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Is the Sarlacc monster dead?

In the god-awful Disney canon novel Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, we learn that the creature in the Sarlacc Pit was badly wounded in the battle between our heroes and Jabba's forces. The ...
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How does Jabba the Hutt survive on Tatooine?

Business reasons aside, why would Jabba the Hutt live on Tatooine? According to the Wookieepedia page, he's a gastropod, and we know that salt kills slugs. Tatooine is a desert with two nearby suns, ...
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Did Lucas always intend the Ewoks to be specifically for children?

It's no argument that for a while, the Ewoks were heavily marketed towards children. However, at least to me, their appearance in Return of the Jedi doesn't really gel with their later cutesy, ...
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How did Kylo Ren know how to obtain Darth Vader's helmet/skull?

In Episode VII: The Force Awakens we see a scene with Kylo Ren meditating in the presence of Darth Vader's helmet. Given that in Episode VI Luke burns Darth Vader's body on the moon of Endor, I think ...
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Why does Emperor Palpatine die so easily? [duplicate]

Something I have always wondered is the end of Return of a Jedi, it seems like the Emperor dies really easily. It seems a bit strange that the emperor (presumably ...
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What Star Wars canon works relate to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Back in the pre-Disney days, there was a wealth of canon works of various stripes that dealt with the Star Wars galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. From the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight / Jedi ...
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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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What if Luke had turned to the Dark Side in Return of the Jedi? [closed]

If Luke actually turned to the Dark Side and became the Emperor's apprentice in Return of the Jedi, wouldn't he and the Emperor just die anyway when the Alliance destroyed the Death Star? If so, this ...
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Could Kylo Ren's lightsaber contain the Kyber crystal from Vader's lightsaber?

Kylo Ren seems determined to emulate Darth Vader, right down to keeping a little "Vader shrine" in his private chambers (complete with the helmet that Luke cremated at the end of Return of the Jedi). ...
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In “Return of the Jedi”, why didn't Luke pilot the Imperial ship?

I see that Luke was a competent pilot in Episode V so why was Han Solo piloting the Tydirium? So far, I have a few hypothetical reasons: Luke may not have been a competent pilot at that time. Solo ...
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Was Luke aware the Emperor was a Sith Lord?

Similar to Did the Rebellion know that that the Emperor was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, I'm asking the more specific question, was Luke aware that the Emperor was a Sith Lord? I don't recall it being ...
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How Does A Sarlacc Eat?

Ok so I was looking through questions and came across one about how to escape from a Sarlacc. In it the questioner says that it takes 1000 years for them to digest their food, which I knew, but he ...
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How often do ewoks eat sentients?

In Return of the Jedi, the ewoks plan on eating Luke, Han and Chewie. THREEPIO: I'm rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor. At this ...
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Have the Rebels ever insulted the Imperials the way that the Imperials insult them?

During the ground assault on the forest moon of Endor an Imperial officer captures Han Solo and his group of rebels he famously says the line: You Rebel scum! It is quite clear that the Empire did ...
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Why did Jabba's ships have to hover?

Jabba's hovering sail barges just seem so stupid. Is there any reasonable motivation Jabba might have had for using hovering ships when he could just use sandcrawlers or something, which I assume are ...
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How many storm troopers are in a legion?

In Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Luke gives himself up to the Empire and to Vader, in the hope that the rest of the strike team will be able to blow up the shield generator. However, when Luke has ...
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If Vader had not been Luke’s father, what would the plot of the Original Trilogy have been?

From the story in A New Hope (and from this other question), it seems quite clear that Darth Vader was originally not meant to be Luke’s father. On the contrary, Vader seemed to be the primary ...
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What language does Leia speak when disguised as bounty hunter Boushh?

In Return of the Jedi, Leia Organa infiltrates the palace of Jabba the Hutt, disguised as a bounty hunter named Boushh who has "captured" Chewbacca. She speaks a rather unusual language, ...