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How did R2-D2 and C3P0 end up with Leia?

In Rogue One we see R2-D2 and C3P0 in the Rebel base on Yavin 4. While Rogue One is on their mission at the end of the movie, R2-D2 and C3P0 see the X-Wings leave the rebel base and the droids make a ...
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Was Chirrut Îmwe a Jedi, Force-sensitive, lucky, or something else?

Chirrut was awesome. Both for his humor, and his action scenes. So what exactly is this guy? I know from the movie that he was part of some Jedi-affiliated religion which protected the Kyber crystals, ...
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How much time passes between Rogue One and Episode IV?

How much time passes between Rogue One and Episode IV? Is there any canon source, or any overlooked details of either movie that might answer this?
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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 didn't the Alliance send for Yoda instead of Obi-Wan?

We all knew from ANH that Leia was on a mission to bring Obi-Wan to Alderaan. Now, in Rogue One we saw Mon asking Bail Organa to call "his jedi friend". Since Yoda always took a position of ...
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Should I read 'Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel' before going to see Star Wars: Rogue One?

I have acquired a copy of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (in a game of chance) and I'm due to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on opening weekend. Has there been any specific advice offered (by Disney) ...
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Why did the rebels need the Death Star plans?

In the Rogue One film, Galen Erso sent a message to Saw Gerrera and the rebels, in which he has revealed that the Death Star has a serious backdoor vulnerability: shoot a torpedo into the reactor and ...
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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 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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Are the Imperial projects listed by Jyn Erso related to anything previously seen?

During the battle of Scarif when Jyn is trying to find the Death Star Plans and is reading out project names, one of the names was Black Saber. What were some of the other names she rattled off and ...
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Why did this character continue to want Galen Erso dead?

For part of Rogue One, Blind following of orders likely isn't the reason, as he had a chance to check in with his superiors but chose not to. Why kill someone who no longer posed a threat?
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Why does Captain Antilles in a New Hope say they're on a diplomatic mission?

Given the ending of Rogue One... Therefore why does Captain Antilles, while getting choked by Darth Vader, say: We intercepted no transmissions. ... This is a consular ship. We're on a diplomatic ...
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What are these things that look like vaporators?

At the very start of Rogue One, we see several objects that look like this: This looks very similar to a moisture vaporator from A New Hope: Moreover, we learn that these objects are used for ...
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Were there multiple iterations of the first Death Star?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith we see this as one of the final scenes: We clearly see that the first Death Star has most of the super laser dish constructed and a lot of the reactor core and super ...
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How would the shield gate have “regenerated”?

According to the novelization of Rogue One, the destruction of the shield gate on Scarif was only temporary. The TIE fighters would concentrate on his flagship once the Empire recognized his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Was it implied by the dialogue in A New Hope that the Death Star had never been used before?

This is sort of an analytical question. Having seen Rogue One, I re-watched some of the scenes from A New Hope, including the two scenes above and analyzing the dialogue, the answer seems to be "no." ...
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What prop was inserted into Rogue One because of George Lucas?

Rogue One director Gareth Edwards revealed in 2016 that, while on a tour of the props department, George Lucas expressed interest in a particular helmet that was then inserted into the film: ...
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What's the radius of the explosion caused by a single reactor ignition of the Death Star superlaser?

Twice in Rogue One, What's the radius of these explosions?
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Does the Death Star use Kyber crystals as fuel?

When watching Rogue One, I noticed a line where they mentioned that the Death Star was using Kyber crystals as fuel. Other non-canon websites say the same: In "Rogue One," Galen Erso (Mads ...
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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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Did an Imperial Ruling Council member serve as an assistant to Darth Vader?

In Rogue One, a hooded character acts as an assistant to Darth Vader. He kneels before the Sith Lord and informs about the arrival of Director Krennic. Wookieepedia states that his name is Vaneé. Is ...
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Why does one AT-AT have a hole in it in “Rogue One”?

I Watched the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and I realized that in the attack on Scarif, when the AT-ATs came, one of the AT-ATs has a large, rectangular hole on its side. That is the only AT-AT ...
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Why was Vader accompanied by the Imperial Royal Guard on Mustafar?

In Rogue One we see Darth Vader bathing in a bacta tank in his castle on Mustafar. He appears to be chaperoned by members of the Emperor's own personal guards with their distinctive red robes. The ...
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Did the heroes in “Rogue One” bump into Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan, from the Mos Eisley cantina?

In Rogue One, while on Jedha, our protagonists bump into characters that look very similar to Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba, the characters who bully Luke while in the Cantina on Tatooine. Is this a ...
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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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How could a Star Destroyer hover over a city in Rogue One?

In the Rogue One trailer—as well as the actual film itself—we see a Star Destroyer hovering directly over a city on the planet’s surface. How is it possible? I thought that all capital ships were ...
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Who was the mentioned jedi in the Rogue One movie?

I only saw the Rogue one movie in the theaters yesterday, so I don't remember the exact wording, but in the movie, Who did they mean? Leia? Or someone from the Rebels series?
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Why was Princess Leia in the Battle of Scarif?

In the end of Rogue One, it was obvious that the Death Star plans just had to end up in the hands of Princess Leia. It was a necessity in terms of continuity and storyline. But from the in-universe ...
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What is the Erso family’s relationship with the Force?

There are some interesting but tenuous connections between scenes with the Erso family and the Force, not limited to the following: Galen Erso plays a critical role in the construction of the first ...
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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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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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During end battle of Rogue One, why did Bodhi try so hard to establish comms with the Alliance Fleet just to tell them something they already knew?

During the Battle of Scarif, why did Bodhi Rook and the rest of the company on the ground desperately try to contact the Alliance Fleet, just to tell them something they already knew? Surely the ...
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How did Galen Erso know about the codename for the plans of the station?

In Rogue One, Jyn wants to find the plan for the Death Star among multiple plans in the Imperial citadel archives. She identifies which plan they need because the plan bears the codename Stardust, ...
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Why would Krennic trust Galen Erso?

During my thoughts, I will assume that Krennic is a relatively smart guy, since he somehow managed to move up the ladder so far, that he was mainly responsible for constructing the first Death Star. ...
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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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Where does Rogue Squadron get its name?

Most fighter squadrons belonging to the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance seem to have colour-based names: red, blue, green, gold, etc. Rogue Squadron stands out as different. Is there any ...
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Why didn't Chirrut Îmwe exhibit the talent he supposedly taught others?

Chirrut Îmwe is introduced in Rogue One as the last Guardian of the Whills. The Ancient Order of the Whills taught Qui-Gon Jinn (and, thus indirectly taught Obi-Wan) the secret to remaining a Force ...
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Was there a Wilhelm Scream in Rogue One?

I understand that it is difficult to prove a negative, but I did not notice a "Wilhelm Scream" in Rogue One. I remember it in (I believe) all three of the original trilogy and it felt somewhat amiss ...
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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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What was that creature in Rogue One?

What was that creature used to interrogate Bodhi in Saw's hideout? It was difficult to understand what Saw was saying.
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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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What happens with the protagonists in Rogue One? (major spoilers)

It appears that by the end of Rogue One For the purpose of the question, this excludes people who appear in ANH.
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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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What causes the Star Destroyer Debris to fall into the Shield Gate?

After the Hammerhead pushes one Star Destroyer into another, the nose of the second Star Destroyer appears to start tipping then falling towards the Shield Gate which then destroys the gate after ...
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Were the black armor Stormtroopers supposed to be Dark Troopers from Legends?

Throughout the film, we see a number of stormtroopers in black armor, most notably in the opening scene where Jyn's father is brought into service for the Empire. Unlike the Stormtroopers we see and ...