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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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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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Why the name 'Rogue One'?

So far, is there any suggestion, or speculation as to the reason for the name 'Rogue One' for the next Star Wars film? To me, the name seems very close to the Rogue Squadron, most known from Hoth (...
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Why do the Rebels probe the section of the shield within the gate?

In Rogue One, during the Battle of Scarif, once the shield gate has closed, Y-Wings and X-Wings from the Alliance are seen probing the shield by dropping bombs and firing torpedoes at it, to no avail. ...
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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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How did Krennic locate the Erso family's hideout?

In the very beginning of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Orson Krennic found his way to Lah'mu and directly to the farm where Galen Erso and his family were hiding. Krennic: You're a hard man to find,...
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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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Why did the shoretrooper throw a grenade into cargo shuttle SW-0608?

In Rogue One, it is a shoretrooper that throws the grenade into cargo shuttle SW-0608. Shouldn't he have recognized that ship as an Imperial vessel?
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Which capital ships came to the Battle of Scarif?

While re-reading my first post on this stackexchange, I noticed this mentioned in a quote from the accepted answer: Less than ten minutes later, sirens were announcing the departure of Red, Blue, ...
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Why don't Rogue One and Solo have opening crawls?

The opening crawl is one of the most distinctive features of Star Wars films. But only the numbered episodes have it, not Rogue One or Solo, which are also part of the Star Wars franchise. Why is ...
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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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What words are the singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there are singers singing. What are they singing? Are there any available lyrics?
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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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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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Where is Vader's fortress located?

In Rogue One, we see the Director meeting with Vader on a volcano planet. Is there any canon that says were his base is? It doesn't quite look like Mustafar.
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Why did the Death Star not target this location at the end of “Rogue One?”

During Rogue One, we saw that the Death Star was able to aim and directly target So why, an the end of the movie, did they not
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Why doesn't the Empire employ Death Troopers other than during the events of “Rogue One”?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we see troopers wearing all black: they are called Death Troopers. The only time we see them is in Rogue One. They seem strong for all the explosives and weapons they ...
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Were any rebel ships destroyed/critically damaged during the assault on Scarif?

I'm splitting the battle for Scarif into 2 parts: 1.) The assault on the planet and the shield itself and 2.) The escape. For 2. it was quite easily seen how many ships (not fighters!) were damaged / ...
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How did rebel fighters get past the Scarif shield?

In Star Wars: Rogue One, during the battle of Scarif and just before the shield was destroyed, a rebel squadron somehow showed up and engaged in battle inside the shield. How did that first squadron ...
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How did Cornelius Evazan get his facial scarring?

From the fight in the Mos Eisley Cantina bar we see the bad guy Cornelius Evazan who threatened Luke ("He doesn't like you"...). He also bumps into one of the characters on Jeddha in Rogue One. Do ...
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What are those “sticks” on Jyn Erso's back?

After my wife and I first viewed Rogue One we both walked away and mutually we had one question hanging around. What are these two stick/sword things hanging from Jyn's back? To my recollection, she ...
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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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Is “Wobani” an intentional anagram of “Obi-wan”?

I've seen in a couple of places, most notable here that The name of the prison planet that Jyn is rescued on is called Wobani, which is an anagram for the name Obi-Wan.-Slashfilm.com - 46 Rogue ...
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Were Kyber crystals mentioned in the Star Wars movies prior to Rogue One?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there are various mentions of Kyber crystals - relating to lightsabers, the Death Star, and the Jedha temple. From what I can recall - this didn't come up before. ...
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Why was Vader talking about “Rebel transmissions” in Episode IV when he saw the data tape being passed in Rogue One?

In A New Hope, Darth Vader on Tantive IV says: “several rebel transmissions were beamed aboard this ship from rebel spies…”. Except that, in Rogue One, we see that the plans were NOT beamed onto ...
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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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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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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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Since when has Darth Vader had a sense of humor?

After Force-choking Director Krennic, Darth Vader makes the comment Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director. This comment displays a sense of humor that seems entirely out of ...
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Why was Darth Vader's cape fluttering at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, Darth Vader and two stormtroopers watch Tantive IV leave the Profundity. It looks like they are outside the airlock, but his cape is fluttering as if there is a stiff breeze ...
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Why do lasers from Kyber crystals in lightsabers repel noisily but lasers from Kyber crystals in the Death Star combine?

Rogue One introduced the idea of Kyber Crystals in the Star Wars movie Canon. In the 1977 movie A New Hope - we see Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader battle with lightsabers and the blades repel with a ...
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Why weren't the capital ships firing?

In Star Wars: Rogue One, the rebel fleet arrives at Scarif, sends some fighters through the gate before it can be closed, and commence battle with the Imperial Fleet there. I never saw either the ...
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Why does Vader live on Mustafar?

In Rogue One, we get our first glimpse of Darth Vader's primary residence - a castle on Mustafar. Given the freedom to choose any planet in the galaxy as their new home, I don't think many people ...
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What explains the beam color of Death Star?

In Rogue One there is a scene when Empire is plundering the Temple of the Kyber on Jedha. From Rogue One dialogue: "What are they bringing in?" "It's what are they taking out. Kyber crystal......
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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's the story behind the fallen statue on Jedha?

In the Rogue One trailer, we see a scene on Jedha, with a gigantic statue fallen down to the ground, half covered in sand. Who did the statue represent? Why was the statue originally sculpted, ...
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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 did the data transmission from Scarif work after the connection to the communication tower was destroyed?

When the defected Imperial pilot (Bodhi Rook) was on the ship during the Battle of Scarif, he How was Was it not necessary? If not, why did he
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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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What do the stormtroopers describe as obsolete in Rogue One?

At the beginning of the beach part of Rogue One, two stormtroopers are discussing something that they say is being rendered obsolete, followed by 'It was about time'. It sounded like AT18, which is ...
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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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How much of the Death Star did the stolen plan cover?

In the Rogue One film, the rebels steal some plans from the imperial citadel on Scarif. Was that the plan of the entire Death Star, or only of the reactor that Galen Erso had designed? On one hand, ...
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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 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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Who is this guy in Rogue One?

Ever since I watched the movie, I've been scratching my head to figure out who this actor is. He somewhat reminds me of Adam Driver which makes things more irritating as he obviously isn't (and ...
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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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What's the origin of the name of the Tantive IV?

Tantive IV is the ship used by Leia in Rogue One and A New Hope. Tantive has the feel of the end of an English adjective. (I think of substantive.) This wouldn't be dissimilar to the names of ...
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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 did General Dodonna recommend to end trying to cooperate with Saw Gerrera?

Attempts to obtain the cooperation of Saw Gerrera on Jedha have been ended at the recommendation of General Jan Dodonna. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA: REBEL ALLIANCE INTELLIGENCE UPDATE [Document #NI3814 (“...
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Why were there no Bothans in Rogue One?

In Return of the Jedi Mon Mothma says in her briefing of the rebel troops Many Bothans died to bring us this information. But the team of people who went the the information base were almost ...