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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Is there a deleted scene with a Jyn and Cassian kiss?

This is probably a rumor, but I can't get it out of my head now that I've heard it. What I heard was that Rogue One initially made Jyn and Cassian's relationship romantic in nature, having them share ...
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Why did Vader go ahead of the stormtroopers when attempting to board the Tantive IV in Rogue One?

When Vader first attempts to board the Rebel Blockade Runner at the end of Rogue One, we see Vader board first. After he slaughters several Rebel soldiers, we see that his Stormtroopers have come ...
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Do spacecraft in Star Wars produce jet blasts when taking off?

I'm talking about this kind of effect: I don't remember this happening in any movies, but can't easily find scenes online where spacecraft are taking off. In A New ...
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Why didn't the rebels destroy Krennic's shuttle on Eadu?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the starfighters of Blue Squadron attacked on the Energy Conversion Laboratory on Eadu. They destroyed almost everything else but Director Krennic's Delta-class ...
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Does this cut material from Rogue One still appear in the novelisation?

Before Rogue One underwent extensive reshoots, a lot of dialogue and footage was cut from the theatrical release. In the first teaser, leaked celebration trailer, celebration reel, the two official ...
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How is the death star able to hit the Scarif Citadel exactly?

At the end of the Battle of Scarif, the Death Star fires on the Scarif Citadel. To a normal fan, this is completely normal. But for a really avid fan, you would wonder how it is so accurate. For ...
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How many people were in the original Rogue One squad?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a small group of rebels go rogue to steal the Death Star plans on Scarif. Despite being vastly outnumbered and outgunned, through hope and eventually more forces join ...
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Is the Rogue One alternate ending featured anywhere?

From the trailers and many interviews, we know that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a different and less dramatic ending where some characters, including Jyn Erso, survived. Is that ending featured ...
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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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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 sounds like chanted Latin. What are they singing? Are ...
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How does this Mon Calamari cruiser land?

I don't understand how the Profundity (the Mon Calamari cruiser that we saw in Rogue One) lands. The bridge is on a long stalk at the bottom of the ship which implies that the only way it can land is ...
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What's the story behind this Rogue One symbol?

I've seen this symbol pop up a few times, each time claiming to have something to do with Rogue One, but I don't remember seeing it in the film. I tried researching and reverse-image-searching etc. ...
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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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How many reactors does the Death Star have?

The movie and novelization of Rogue One indicate that the destruction of both Jedha City and the Scarif complex required but a "single reactor ignition". So how many reactors does it take for the ...
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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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What exactly are the capabilities and limitations of “scanners” in Star Wars?

The impetus for this question is that as of Rogue One, we have observed three (!) or even four (!!) instances of people or droids evading capture while out in the open in a desert with Imperial ships ...
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Is the physical dejarik a game of chance?

Lakan Industries' holographic dejarik (aka holochess) is known as a challenging board game that combines skills and strategy like our traditional game of chess. But in Rogue One we can see in Jedha, ...
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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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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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Which type of ship does this engine belong to?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there is a scene in the Rebel base on Yavin where we can see blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe and mercenary Baze Malbus sitting/standing near to what seems to be a L4 fusial ...
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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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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 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 on ...
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Why is there a difference in the speed of explosions caused by the Death Star?

In A New Hope, when Alderaan is blown up by the Death Star, the destruction is instant and very explosive. Similarly, in The Force Awakens, Now, go back in time to Rogue One. I might have ...
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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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Why did the Rebels not try to Stop Rogue One from departing?

In Rogue One, Jyn and her crew go to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire, doing so in the cargo shuttle they stole. They got away pretty easily after only some banter with control. So, why did ...
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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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How did this ship jump to lightspeed within a gravity well?

Rogue One spoilers ahead. During the escape from Jedha It's established canon that gravity wells of sufficient strength will prevent jumps to lightspeed (and pull ships out of hyperspace), and there ...
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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 come that, being submerged in his Bacta Tank, Vader can hears the voice of Vaneé from the outside?

In the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there is a scene at Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar where we can see Vader fully submerged in bacta fluid inside his rejuve tank. Then, after the announcing, ...
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Why in Rogue One do the AT-ATs blow up when attacked and not in the Empire Strikes Back?

In Rogue One Blue Squadron got through before the shield closed and managed to blow up AT-ATs but in The Empire Strikes Back they have to use cables to bring them down. Why?
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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 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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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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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 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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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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