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Questions tagged [rogue-one]

For questions about the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story released in 2016. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag and any other relevant tags.

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In the space battle above Scarif, why didn't the Rebels fly around the shield gate and enter planetary surface?

In the space battle scene, the Rebels lost 2 X-wings while attempting to enter the planetary surface. Why didn't they fly around it?
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Time between Evazan/Baba appearances on Jedha and Tatooine?

We know from this question that it was no more than a few hours between the end of Rogue One and the start of A New Hope but I'm curious how much time elapsed specifically between Cornelius Evazan and ...
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In Rogue One, why don't the Rebels go directly to Saw Gerrera or Galen Erso and seek Jyn Erso instead?

They learn through Cassian that an Imperial Pilot defector was sent by Galen Erso with a message to Saw Gerrera and that he claims the Empire is building a planet killer. Why didn't they just contact ...
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Is Rogue Group/Rogue Squadron named after Rogue One (in-universe)?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker leads "Rogue Group" at the Battle of Hoth: Rogue Group, use your harpoons and tow cables. Go for the legs. It might be our only chance of stopping them. ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi assuming the same pose of the Jedha statue before he died?

After watching for the nth time Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, it looks to me that Obi-Wan Kenobi, just before he sacrifices himself in the lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, assumes the same pose ...
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Why don't we see any Blue Squadron Y-wings during the battle of Scariff?

In Rogue One I can't see any Y-wings helping the X-wings and the U-wings on the surface of the planet but when I searched for information about Blue Squadron in this wiki, I found that they had Y-...
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How can a staff fell stormtroopers in Rogue One?

Would you even feel the blows of a staff through your armor? We are not told that the monk character in Rogue One has superhuman strength, and it seems odd that he can topple stormtroopers with one ...
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Why is Mustafar different in Rogue One?

In Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Mustafar is a volcanic planet filled with lava. While in Rogue One, the skies are different and the lava is not that scattered anymore. Is there any information ...
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What is the meaning of six-five?

At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out More fighters! Form up at six-five! as imperial fighters are dispatched. What is 65? Is that a formation or some ...
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Where was Admiral Ackbar when the Battle of Scarif happened?

I was thinking that when watching Rogue One I did not hear or see any mention of Admiral Ackbar during the film. On further investigation I found no mention of Scarif on his Wookieepedia page or of ...
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Why aren't Rogue One's event/characters ever referenced later?

The events of Rogue One are of vital importance in the history and the subsequent success of the Rebel Alliance. I won't go into the details here, we know that the successful mission to steal the ...
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How did the Rebels stop the Juggernaut in Rogue One?

In Rogue One, we see Jyn Erso being transported by a HAVw A9 Juggernaut to the Imperial labor camp when the Rebels rescue her. Assuming that the A9 is about the same size as the A6, then it should be ...
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What does the symbol on the tank trooper helmet mean?

There is what looks like a headphones symbol (or even a rotated telephone symbol) on the tank trooper helmets from Rogue One. What are these symbols for / what do they mean?
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Why would Director Krennic be held responsible for the breach on Scarif?

Tarkin believed that Krennic was partially at fault for the breach on Scarif: From Tarkin's Point of View: Director Krennic, General Ramda, and Admiral Gorin had all failed to solve the problem at ...
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What happened to the Imperial Security Complex after the Battle of Scarif?

In Rogue One, What happened after this (specifically to the remains of the Complex)?
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Did George Lucas always intend for the 'exhaust port vulnerability' to have been an act of sabotage?

Rogue One filled one of the biggest plot holes from Star Wars Episode 4, by showing that the exhaust port was designed as a weak spot of the Death Star by its architect Galen Erso. Was the idea that ...
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Why does the Star Wars universe use such a primitive technology as data-tapes?

In A New Hope, Admiral Motti says that the Death Star plans were stored on data-tapes. “Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion ...
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Did the Senate buy the explanation of a mining disaster?

In Rogue One, Director Krennic and Grand Moff Tarkin decided to test the capability of the Death Star by firing its superlaser at the Holy City on Jedha. In order to cover up what really happened, the ...
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Is Darth Vader's temple on the exact spot on Mustafar where Anakin was defeated?

After watching Rogue One again, I pondered upon the location of the temple on Mustafar at which Darth Vader is seen in meditation. As we all know, Darth Vader underwent a battle on this planet that ...
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How many rebel ships were at Eadu, compared to the Death Star run?

Watching Rogue One the other day, and noticed something along the number of 15 or so ships (or so it seemed) ordered to attack the base at Eadu. I thought this was a high number, given that the ...
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Do we see a 'gated' planetary shield in any Star Wars works before Rogue One?

Planetary shields are a common part of Star Wars lore. However, in most cases, they appear to be something that is raised and lowered in their entirety. In Rogue One we see a shield which does not ...
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Why did Vader board the disabled Rebel flagship at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, the Rebel flagship is disabled. From an exterior shot, we can see that it is heavily damaged in several locations. Vader then decides to board the ship. Why didn't he order ...
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What is the identity of this Rebel starship?

There is this fat-looking starship with wing-like protrusions: What is it? It reminds me of Separatist Muunilinst-class frigates but those are similar in size to Venator-class Star Destroyers, ...
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How deep can the Death Star's superlaser reach with a single reactor ignition?

Related but not the same: What's the radius of the explosion caused by a single reactor ignition of the Death Star superlaser? The Death Star can shoot at targets with a "single reactor ignition" ...
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Did Leia and Jyn know each other?

In the second issue of the Rogue One comic book adaptation, there is a flashback scene of Saw Gerrera and Bail Organa arguing over a holotable. The whatever event must have taken place before Gerrera ...
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Who were Cassian and Jyn supposed to meet in Jedha City?

In Rogue One, Cassian and Jyn went to Jedha in order to meet someone who could take them to Saw Gerrera. Cassian: I had a contact, one of Saw's Rebels. But he's just gone missing. His sister will ...
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Why did Galen help complete the Death Star?

This question requires a little bit of background, so follow me on a little trip. For some reason, the Empire needed Galen to complete the Death Star. He was a vital component to its completion due ...
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Who built the the first Death Star?

In Attack Of The Clones, Darth Sidious is shown a holographic prototype of the first Death Star by Poggle the Lesser. In Rogue One, Galen Erso is portrayed as the engineer who built the Death Star, ...
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Is a Hammerhead Corvette the only ship type capable of safely ramming other ships?

In Rogue One, Admiral Raddus called in a Hammerhead Corvette to ram an Imperial Star Destroyer and crash it into a second ISD, leading the two to subsequently come crashing down onto the space station ...
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Hammerhead Corvette survival

Did the Hammerhead Corvette that caused the star destroyer collision survive the battle of Scarif?
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In the space battle above Scarif, why did the Rebels not use ion torpedoes against the shield gate?

In the space battle above Scarif, three rebel attack fighters launch ion torpedoes at a Star Destroyer. The torpedoes completely disabled the Star Destroyer. They ...
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Could Chirrut Îmwe have constructed a lightsaber out of Jyn’s kyber crystal?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Chirrut Îmwe and Jyn Erso have a conversation where they explain that kyber crystals power a lightsaber. Chirrut: What do you know of kyber crystals? Jyn: My ...
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How is the U-wing's cockpit laid out?

In Rogue One, the U-wing appears to be piloted by two pilots at the "gunner window" at the front of the ship, at the same level or slightly above the troop bay: Seen from here, the X-wing-style ...
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What is the locket wore by Jyn Erso in Rogue One made of?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we can see Jyn Erso getting a locket from her mother who says, Trust The Force. Here is the picture of that locket. She later uses it when they were about to pass ...
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Why is Ersos' house on Lah'mu so similar to Lars' homestead? [duplicate]

When I watched Rogue One, of the millions of questions I asked myself (most of which were admittedly a variation of "why?"), there was one that stuck with me from beginning to end. What is up with ...
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Where was Thane Kyrell during the events of Rogue One?

The excellent canon novel Lost Stars details the story of Thane Kyrell, who is initially stationed on the first Death Star before defecting after the destruction of Alderaan. Now, if I remember ...
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Why did SW-0608 change its wing configuration while passing through the Shield Gate?

In Rogue One, the infiltration squad of the same name used the stolen Zeta-class cargo shuttle, identified as SW-0608, to land on the planet Scarif. While they approached the Shield Gate station, the ...
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What does Chirrut mean by “The strongest stars have hearts of kyber?”

I was just reading the comic book adaptation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and this line by Chirrut Îmwe caught my attention: The strongest stars have hearts of kyber. This line is exactly the ...
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How does Bor Gullet work?

Saw Guerrera used a creature named Bor Gullet to verify whether Bodhi, the Imperial pilot, was telling the truth about Galen Erso. The creature attached its hand-things to Bodhi's head and supposedly ...
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If the Empire can make a shield around the entire planet of Scarif, why not make a shield around the entire moon of Endor?

In Return on the Jedi, the Empire made a shield around just the Death Star and a small part of the moon of Endor. In Rogue One, the Empire made a shield around the entire planet, Scarif. If it can ...
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Were Asian actors cast for native Jedha citizens for a reason?

In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian visit Jedha City which is packed with crowd. There were pilgrims and other spacefarers from all over the galaxy, but the humans, who appeared to be native citizens to the ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Rogue One's Chirrut and Baze is a reference to the Hidden Fortress characters Tahei and Matashichi?

We know that George Lucas borrowed from A Hidden Fortress for his original Star Wars movie. In particular we read: The Hidden Fortress opens with two bickering peasants, Tahei and Matashichi, ...
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When did Jyn Erso become a Sergeant, like her toy says she is?

The Hasbro toy for Jyn Erso labels her as "Sergeant Jyn Erso" and repeats this claim multiple times in the product description. For instance: Join the defiant Sergeant Jyn Erso on a top-secret ...
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How did the Rebels find the design flaw to the first Death Star?

So I just read the answers to this question, where most of the authors agree complete fault analysis for a ridiculously complex project like the Death Star is close to impossible, given technical ...
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Why did Lyra Erso's blaster bolt not kill Orson Krennic?

In Rogue One, Lyra shoots Krennic in the shoulder, but it doesn't kill him. He effectively just shakes it off and continues on his way... Why is this?
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How did no other engineer see the design flaw of the Death Star?

In Star Wars: Rogue One we learn that that Jyn Erso's father purposefully put in the design flaw to destroy the Death Star, my question is: How did no other engineer see the massive design flaw?
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How did Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba escape Jedha?

Supposing that the characters we see on Jedha are Evazan and Baba, how did they escape Jedha? Most people in the city seemed liked they were very much ended. Do any of the novelizations or comics ...
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Did Jyn use the Force to gain access through the shield gate over Scarif?

In Rogue One, prior to the Battle of Scarif, the Rebel infiltration unit led by Jyn Erso used a stolen cargo shuttle to land on the planet. K-2SO assumed the clearance code of the shuttle might have ...
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How profoundly did Bor Gullet affect Bodhi?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bodhi Rook is interrogated by the seemingly telepathic creature, Bor Gullet. Saw Gerrera gives us a small amount of background on Bor Gullet by saying: "Bor Gullet ...
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Was dual symmetric form especially significant to the Sith?

In Rogue One, we saw Vader's castle on Mustafar. It was a Sith shrine of two high towers, symmetrical to each other. In Star Wars Rebels season 2 episode 21, "Twilight of the Apprentice", Ezra and ...