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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Why did Admiral Piett allow the Shuttle Tydirium to pass?

Why would Admiral Piett allow a shuttle stolen by the Rebel Alliance to pass? In Return of the Jedi, the Rebel Alliance use a stolen Lambda-Class Shuttle (Tydirium) to infiltrate the Imperial held ...
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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 Vader ever learn that Luke was actually trained by Yoda?

From Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back, during lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader: Vader: Impressive... most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear... now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Did Vader/Anakin use the Force to kill Palpatine?

  Moments before he overthrew Emperor, Vader was badly beaten by his own son, Luke Skywalker. He lost his hand, and was described as being weaker than ever before. Yet, he somehow managed to ...
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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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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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