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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What are the detailed effects of carbon/hibernation sickness?

In RotJ, we can observe Han Solo suffering from an extended period of temporary blindness after at least half a year in carbon freeze. In the Clone Wars, however, we see in this clip that they ...
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Which is bigger - the Star Forge, or the Death Star?

If you've played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, you're familiar with the Star Forge: I haven't found any definitive ...
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Post-Return of the Jedi timeline

I'm curious about the sequence and chronology of events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, specifically: When the Imperial forces were considered to have been defeated When the Empire ...
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In DS9 episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) is one of the prisoners wearing Leia's Boushh helmet from Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In Return of the Jedi we see Leia wearing a Boushh helmet. In Deep Space Nine episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) we see a prisoner wearing what appears to be the same helmet. My question is: In DS9 ...
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How did Princess Leia remember her mother? [duplicate]

In the last scene of Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia tells Luke that she remembers their mother, and she says, "She was so beautiful and kind but always sad". This statement looks like she have ...
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Why is Vader suddenly a terrible fighter in Return of the Jedi?

In Empire Strikes Back, Vader nearly kills Luke without hardly seeming to try. Then, in Return of the Jedi, Vader hardly fights at all and he's falling down and then Luke cuts his prosthetic hand off. ...
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Why dress in camouflage if you're with shiny C3PO?

In the Battle of Endor, why would the rebels dress in camouflage when they have a golden C3PO trailing behind them, squawking all the time?
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Had the second Death Star fired its weapon prior to the Battle of Endor?

"That thing's operational!" is what the Rebels discover in Return of the Jedi when they launch their assault on the second Death Star. Had the Empire tested the second Death Star before the Rebel ...
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Were there any improvements to the second Death Star (other than the change in exhaust port) that we know of?

We know that the second Death Star was meant to have a different/non-existent exhaust port and when under construction it had a shield projected around it. Other than these elements, one of which was ...
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Why couldn't the shield protecting the Death Star be penetrated at the Battle of Endor?

In The Force Awakens... However, in the Battle of Endor there is an elaborate plan to eliminate the Death Star II's shields by attacking the shield generator on Endor before Lando can fly the Falcon ...
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Were medals awarded after the destruction of the second Death Star?

In Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, medals are awarded to the people who destroyed the original Death Star. In Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, another Death Star is destroyed. Were ...
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Should Star Wars have ended after Return of the Jedi? [closed]

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Anakin killed the Emperor, bringing balance to the Force and completing the ancient Jedi prophecy. There was peace in the galaxy and Luke and Leia were reunited. I ...
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What is the largest number of Star Destroyers shown on screen at the same time?

Watching some remixed trailers featuring The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, I noticed that as time went by, the number of Star Destroyers shown on screen gradually increased. For ...
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Is it important for the plot that Leia is Luke's sister?

As everybody knows, Luke and Leia are Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader's children. The fact that Luke is his son is important plotwise: Being Anakin's son, the Force is strong in Luke, making him a ...
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What is the origin of Blue Harvest?

The working title of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination! Was the name "Blue Harvest" completely random or is it a reference to something? I realize ...
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Who/what exactly does Darth Vader believe taught Luke between the events of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi?”

Re-watched Return of the Jedi (1983 non-“Special” version). Near the beginning of the duel between Luke and Darth Vader on Death Star II, just after Luke kicks Darth Vader down some stairs, Darth ...
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What is the small red planet/moon behind the fleet in the second shot of Return of the Jedi?

In the second shot of Return of the Jedi, there is what looks like a small red planet or moon visible behind the fleet of Star Destroyers: Is this intended to be the planet Endor or just another moon?...
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Is it possible to sneak up on a force user?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke and Darth Vader both sense each others presence on the moon. In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren Is it possible to sneak up on a powerful force user? Or do you have to be or ...
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Why did Jabba's skiffs have magnets on them?

In Return of the Jedi, after escaping from Jabba's Sail-Barge, R2-D2 land in the Tatooine sand. Luke and the others pick them up with the skiff's magnets. Why did Jabba's skiffs have magnets in the ...
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Did Luke Skywalker use the Dark Side against Vader in Episode VI (Return of the Jedi)?

. @1:00 Vader refers to Leia saying “perhaps she will [turn to the dark side]” enraging Luke, who screams “nooooo” and goes on the offensive (also looks like Luke switched to Djem So?) @2:00 ...
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Was age a motivating factor in George Lucas changing Anakin in “Return of the Jedi” from being an old man to a young man? [duplicate]

Straight to the point. First, this is not a duplicate of this thread regarding the change of Anakin’s “Force Ghost” from one actor to another in Return of the Jedi. This is specifically about the ...
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Unless they were clairvoyant, how were audiences expected to recognize who was the third Force ghost/spirit at the end of “Return of the Jedi?” [duplicate]

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Luke has a vision of three persons: Obi-Wan, Yoda, and some other fellow in Jedi robes. I asked myself: “Who is that third person?”, “Why is he there?”, and “How is ...
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How did C3PO manage to impersonate a deity if it was against his progamming?

In Return of the Jedi C3PO states that it is against his programming to impersonate a deity, but he does it anyway when the others tell him to. How is it possible for him to disobey his programming?
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Do droids feel pain?

In Return of the Jedi, there's a garbage bin droid having his feet branded in Jabba's palace. It sounds like it's screaming in fear of pain, and makes more pained noises as the hot irons touch it's ...
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Why the fake desert landscape in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of the battle against Jabba and his henchmen, which was set in (what appears to be) a real desert, the two droids are lifted out of the sand, feet first, against a very fake looking ...
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What did C-3PO mean about Chewbacca never returning from Jabba's palace?

From Return of the Jedi (emphasis mine): A lonely, windswept road meanders through the desolate Tatooine terrain. We HEAR a familiar BEEPING and a distinctive reply before catching sight of ...
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How did Leia arrive on Tatooine in Return of The Jedi?

Did she come with Luke? Isn't the X-wing only built for one?
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What are the lower Rebel Alliance ranks?

I was re-watching the existing Star Wars in preparation for the imminent release of Episode VII. I found it notable, that among the Rebels, we have Admiral Ackbar, General Calrissian, and General ...
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Why did the Ewoks think C-3PO was a god?

Is there any evidence about the specific reason that they instantly came to revere him as a deity? They must have seen droids before, especially if the Empire had been there long enough to build the ...
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Why didn't the Ewoks attempt to kill Leia?

In Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Ewoks separately encountered Leia, and Luke, Chewie, Han, and the droids. When Wicket came across Leia, he brought her back to the camp for safety. When a ...
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What did Luke do to Jabba's guards?

GIF available here Wookieepedia states that Luke Skywalker demonstrated [force choke] and later, to back up that claim, goes on to say Luke Skywalker entered Jabba's Palace, where he was met ...
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How many innocents died on the second Death Star when the rebels destroyed it?

When the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star at the end of Return of The Jedi how many innocents died as well, since the station was still under construction? Did the Empire move construction ...
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Who saved Luke: Anakin or Darth Vader?

A friend and I were talking this the other day and it turned into a rather interesting debate. Who saved Luke from The Emperor at at the end of Return of the Jedi? The quick and easy answer (at least ...
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Did Yoda and Obi-Wan really plan for Luke to defeat Palpatine in battle?

Yoda had a vision that the galaxy will be free of the Sith, yet neither he nor Obi-Wan believed redeeming Anakin to be possible. Not seeming to be ones who would leave everything to fate, it's more ...
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Why did Palpatine and Vader go to the Death Star?

In Return of the Jedi, why did Lord Vader and the Emperor go to the Death Star? It seemed that Luke would seek out Vader wherever he was. Luke told Yoda he would confront Vader. Luke told Leia he ...
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Who are the two guys in the Emperor's Court on the Death Star II

At the 1:04:38 mark of Star Wars VI: "Return of The Jedi" Darth Vader and the Emperor just finished a conversation. The Emperor sends Darth Vader off. He then turns and walks over to two guys, who bow ...
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Why and how were Luke Skywalker's hands freed before he went into the Pit of Carkoon at the Dune Sea in ROTJ?

In Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker is captured by Jabba the Hutt and taken to the Sea of Dune to be thrown into the Pit of Carkoon to be digested over a thousand years. In Jabba's ...
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Did the Ewoks continue to think C-3PO was a god?

In Return of the Jedi, our heroes are taken prisoner by Ewoks -- except for C-3PO: THREEPIO: I could be mistaken. They're using a very primitive dialect. But I do believe they think I am some sort ...
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Why was Lando made a general and given such a prominent role in the attack on the Death Star

I'm looking for an in universe reason why Lando was chosen to be the main General leading the attack on the Death Star? I know Akbar was the Admiral but surely the alliance had more experienced and ...
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How did Vader saving Luke turn him to the good side?

Couldn't Vader save his son and continue being a Sith Lord? Couldn't he have let Luke go and basically become the Emperor and have the Galaxy to himself? I don't think killing the Emperor to save your ...
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Does the Death Star spin?

When a Death Star is not travelling from one sector to another, and when it is not in attack mode (i.e. not firing or gearing up to fire its primary weapon), does it rotate about an axis as a planet ...
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How did the Rebels know the shield was down?

In Return of the Jedi, upon jumping into the Endor system, this exchange happens on the Millenium Falcon: Lando: We've got to be able to get some kind of a reading on that shield, up or down. ...
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What was that Snake in Jabba's dungeon that grabbed C-3PO by the neck?

When C-3PO and R2-D2 were being taken down into Jabba's Dungeon, what was that snake creature that grab C-3PO by the neck?
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How did Luke know Vader needed his helmet to survive?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader asked Luke to help him take off his helmet. "But you'll die," Luke said. How would Luke know this? Furthermore, was that even true? In The Empire ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

I know he's supposed to be an evil super-genius, but the Emperor seems to lack common sense here. He sensed that Vader's feelings about Luke weren't clear pretty early on, and while he was using ...
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Why didn't anyone stop Luke from leaving the second Death Star?

After killing the Emperor in his throne room in the second Death Star, Luke drags Vader's dying body to an Imperial shuttle to leave the station. He is not shown to have fought anyone on his way there ...
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Meaning of “Point Blank Range” in the final battle of RoTJ?

While commanding the rebel forces against the Empire at the climax of Return of the Jedi, Lando responds to to the Death Star's activation by order the rebels to engage the fleet of Imperial Star ...
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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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Why did the Emperor remain motionless while Darth Vader threw him off the balcony? [duplicate]

I'm wondering whether this was a movie sin but his body position seemed to stay the same? Also why didn't he stop using Force Lightning? He continued to use it even as he was falling down. I'm also ...
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Why didn't Emperor Palpatine use a lightsaber to prevent his fall into the pit?

Darth Vader threw Emperor Palpatine to a pit. Well, there are lots of pit falls in Star Wars, but unlike other times, Palpatine wasn't injured or unconscious when he was thrown. Why didn't he simply ...