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 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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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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Did the Empire use independent contractors to build either of the Death Stars?

While I doubt that either Death Star required aluminum siding or roofers, Randal has a fair point in Clerks. While Imperial Stormtroopers are enlisted from all across the galaxy, many of them would ...
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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 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 Luke know that R2D2 would be on Jabba's barge?

Luke hid his Lightsaber in R2D2 to aid in the rescue. So, how did Luke know that Jabba would bring R2D2 where they would be executed? I could guess "Force vision", but I'm looking for canon ...
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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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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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What is the total number of people killed on the 2 Death Stars when they exploded?

The First Death Star exploded during the Battle of Yavin. The Second Death Star exploded during the Battle of Endor. What is the total number of people killed on the 2 Death Stars when they exploded?
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Do Jedi mind tricks work on Ewoks?

In Return of the Jedi when the Rebel group of Luke, Han and co. are captured by the Ewoks, Luke tells C-3P0 to act as the 'God' figure the Ewoks believe him to be. Why doesn't Luke use the Jedi mind ...
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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 couldn't Palpatine sense Luke on Endor?

I don't understand how Palpatine couldn't sense Luke's presence on Endor when Vader could. Granted, Vader was Luke's father and had more of a bond, but why not Palpatine?
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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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What is Lando Calrissian wearing on his Wrist?

Again, when I visited the Star-Wars exposition this summer, I took a photo of Lando Calrissian's costume. I noticed the nice wrist device and made a close up of it : Unitl now, I thought it was the ...
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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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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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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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In what way was Luke's training “incomplete”?

In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda and Obi-Wan both encourage Luke to stay on Dagobah to finish his training. They beg him: YODA: Luke, you must complete the training. LUKE: ...
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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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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 made Jabba immune to Jedi mind tricks?

As I learned from the answers to this question: In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?, in the novelization of Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt ...
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Did Han Solo know he was a General before Endor?

During the rebel briefing on Home One before the attack on the second Death Star, Solo is asked if his strike team is assembled for the Tydirium shuttle and he seems somewhat confused that he is ...
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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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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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Why did the Emperor order the destruction of the Moon of Endor if the Death Star shield was down?

From the Battle of Endor Wiki: Moff Jerjerrod, remembering his orders from the Emperor to destroy the moon if the shield was brought down, began to rotate the Death Star toward Endor. Why was that ...
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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 ...
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What happens to the blaster that Luke takes (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke takes a blaster (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit. When he is next shown - now in the the Rancor pit - he no longer has the blaster. However, it doesn'...
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What could have been done to save the forest moon of Endor?

We (mostly) all know that when the second Death Star was destroyed, it rained down burning debris forever changing the fate of that moon. Most accounts estimate that all life on the moon of Endor ...
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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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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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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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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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Why didn’t Darth Vader’s body disappear in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the special edition, you see his one-with-the-force ghost, but he didn’t disappear like Obi-Wan or Yoda. Any good explanations as to why this is the case?
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How could the Death Star II fire through its shield?

In the Battle of Endor, the unfinished Death Star II was firing its superlaser at the Rebel capital ships while the ground team was still trying to disable the Death Star's shield. Which means the ...
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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 Luke feigning helplessness in Return of the Jedi?

In Revenge of the Sith Palpatine feigns helplessness and begs Anakin to save him from Mace Windu so he (Palpatine) can save Padme. Near the end of Return of the Jedi Palpatine is pouring Force-...
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Did Vader not have the Force ability of foresight, like Sidious did?

In Return of the Jedi, when Vader is talking to Palpatine about Luke, he seems confused about Luke coming to him, instead of having to seek him out: Vader: He will come to me? Palpatine: I ...
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Who is this lizard-man on the Return of the Jedi poster?

This poster by Tibor Helényi (made to advertise the opening of Return of the Jedi in Hungary in 1984) is pretty respectful of the original and drawn by someone who appears to have seen the film, or at ...
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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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Why did Emperor Palpatine explode?

When Vader tossed Palpatine into the pit, why did the Emperor apparently explode?
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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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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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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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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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From where did Luke get kyber crystals to build a lightsaber?

After Luke lost his lightsaber in the cloud city, he built a new lightsaber. For this, he needed kyber crystals. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie shows that Empire was controlling kyber crystal ...
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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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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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Why isn't Vader in the Super Star Destroyer Executor at the beginning of Return of the Jedi?

Why didn't Vader arrive at the second Death Star in the Super Star Destroyer Executor instead of some smaller Star Destroyer when meeting with Moff Jerjerrod? Is there any Legends or canon ...
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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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Is the Sullustan in the Last Jedi Nien Numb?

Not far into the Last Jedi on the cruiser, we see a Sullustan pilot who looks like Lando's co-pilot from Return of the Jedi, Nien Numb. Later, we see this same Sullustan Is this, in fact, Nien Numb, ...