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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) describes the events just before A New Hope (Episode IV) that provided The Rebellion with the Death Star plans. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag and any other relevant tags.

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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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What do the statues adorning the streets of Jedha represent?

In the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), during the Jedha scenes, sculptures of human figures, wearing hoods and robes like monks, can be seen free-standing side by side in front of buildings ...
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Why did Cassian Andor kill that person?

At the beginning of the movie Rogue One, during the first scene featuring Cassian, he receives information from one of his friends (an informant). At the end of the discussion, stormtroopers arrive, ...
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Why do death troopers sound so different to other Imperial troops?

I'm not sure if the death troopers speak entirely in what I assume is code or if it's just a very noticeable part of their communication and they do speak normally at times. Is there are a canon (...
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Is Jyn Erso based on Jan Ors and/or Kyle Katarn?

Jyn Erso from Rogue One seems to have several similarities to Jan Ors and Kyle Katarn, both of whom are Legends status characters. Jyn Erso and Jan Ors comparison: Their names sound similar; "Jan" ...
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How did Jyn manage to keep her necklace from the Empire?

In Rogue One, we see Jyn's mother kneeling next to her and giving her a necklace and saying "trust the force." We later find that Jyn has been imprisoned by the Empire for years and then ...
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What is the name of this grenade used in the Jedha ambush in Rogue One?

I can't find any pictures or information on this grenade. It was used by one of the Partisans to indicate the start of the ambush.
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What kind of hand grenade are the Death Troopers using in Rogue One?

In Rogue One (movie) in several scenes a hand grenade is used by the Death Troopers. I was thinking in that universe it would be a form a plasma grenade but I have no idea.
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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-...
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Are there any Star Wars Canon usage of 'Hyperdrive Radio' prior to Rogue One?

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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What is the nature of Baze and Chirrut's relationship?

In Rogue One, we (briefly) meet the characters Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus. They are both Guardians of the Whills and have history, but the exact nature of their relationship isn't explicitly said ...
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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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In Rogue One, why was Bail Organa's appearance made to seem so dramatic?

In the scene in Rogue One where General Draven, Mon Mothma, and Cassian Andor are questioning Jyn Erso, at one point Bail Organa steps out from the shadows. The pace of the movie seems to take a pause,...
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What words are the choral singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there is a chorale singing what sounds like chanted Latin. What are they singing? Are ...
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What's the relationship among the many uses of the name "Galen" in sci-fi?

This name is particularly common in SFF, the most recent example being the character of Galen Erso in Rogue One. Now, Galen of Pergamon, clearly the most prominent real-world usage, was a famous early ...
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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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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 ...
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What does motivational quote mean?

Jyn: Saw Gerrera used to say...one fighter with a sharp stick and nothing left to lose can take the day. What does motivational quote mean?
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Why can't Andor talk his way around the situation on Eadu?

Captain Andor speaks to Jyn, who believed he lied about mission on planet Eadu: Andor: I've been in this fight since I was 6 years old. You're not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just ...
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Did Jyn not believe that the Rebellion existed until now?

Captain Andor speaks to Jyn: Andor: We don't all have the luxury of deciding... when and where we want to care about something. Suddenly the Rebellion is real for you. Some of us live it. I've been ...
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Why would Orson face any kind of embarrassment?

Grand Moff Tarkin : The Emperor is awaiting my report. Orson: One would hope that he and Lord Vader might've been here for such an occasion. Grand Moff Tarkin : And I thought it prudent to save you ...
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What does Jyn mean by, "Trust goes both ways"?

Here is the clip: What does Jyn mean by, "Trust goes both ways"?
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Why did Andor mention his gloves here?

A stormtrooper meets Andor and Tivik in the streets: STORMTROOPER 1: What's all this? Come on, let's see some scandocs. Andor: Yeah, of course. Just... My gloves.
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If K-2SO is alone, then who is "we" here?

On planet Eadu, Captain Andor and his team went to search Galen Erso and leaving K-2SO alone in spoiled Imperial plane: K-2SO: What are they doing? If Cassian comes back, we're leaving without them. ...
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What does "65" mean?

K-2SO beats up the troopers easily. Up in the sky, the bombers are preparing to attack. Just as they start the attack run, TIE fighters come in from the shield and swarm the rebel fleet. JON VANDER (...
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How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?

The corvette crashes into the side of the disabled ISD, bringing it towards the second destroyer: How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?
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Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?

In Rogue One, Chirrut was obsessed with Force chants. He was always babbling about the Force. Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?
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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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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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