Questions tagged [rogue-one]

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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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 father, ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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Can the shield gate be reopened once it's closed?

This is what the Shield gate looks like from the underside: It works by physically holding the shield open, not unlike holding a rubber band open like this: To close the gate, the two retractable ...
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Who told Darth Vader that Director Krennic arrived?

In Rogue One, a man in robes kneels before Darth Vader's bacta tank to tell him Director Krennic had arrived. Who is he, is he some sort of Sith priest?
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Why was Bistan at the Council meeting?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it is established that the Rebel Alliance has a sort of high council made up of senators, squadron leaders, and the like, which made the Alliance's big decisions. If ...
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Why was Cassian ordered to kill this person? [duplicate]

It seems the Alliance general orders Cassian to kill even after receiving confirmation that the weapon is complete and has been used to destroy Jedha. Why do this if he knows the weapon is already ...
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Is there a reason given in-universe for Orson Krennic's outfit beyond pure ostentation?

Director Orson Krennic dresses in an imperial uniform but in white, plus a rather ostentatious cape. I wondered if this is because the higher-ranking Imperials can wear what they want - Darth Vader ...
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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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Why doesn't anyone say "Lock S-Foils" in Force Awakens?

"Lock S-foils in attack position." As the phrase is among the most iconic ones from the original trilogy and is even used in the prequels, e.g by clone squadron ...
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Why did the stormtrooper flinch from sand?

In the Rogue One film, during the fight scene between Chirrut Îmwe and the stormtroopers at Jedha, Chirrut kicks up some sand towards a stormtrooper, the stormtrooper flinches and as a result gets ...
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How did Vader know the Tantive IV went to Tatooine at the end of Rogue One? [duplicate]

At the end of Rogue One, Darth Vader watches the Tantive IV escape by jumping into hyperspace. At the start of A New Hope, Darth Vader's ship is firing lasers on the Tantive IV. So he must have been ...
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Did Leia know what it was she was carrying?

At the end of Rogue One, we see that When asked by one of her crew members about the data card she's holding, her reply is ambiguous: Crew Member: Your Highness, the transmission we received. (...
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Why did Saw Gerrera settle on Jedha?

In Rogue One, we witnessed how Saw Gerrera faced his destiny on Jedha. But why was he there in the first place? Wookieepedia tells us Gerrera was born on Onderon, which is right on the opposite side ...
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Why does Krennic land so far away from the Erso farm?

In the opening scene of Rogue One, Director Krennic lands what appears to be a mile or more from the Erso farm. A surprise 'attack' doesn't seem to be the intent, and even if it was, landing right in ...
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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 happens to the Shield Gate in the Rogue One novel? [duplicate]

How is the deflector shield above Scarif destroyed or temporarily disabled in the Rogue One novel? How are people able to pass through before the Death Star fires?
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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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Why would Jyn say she never had the luxury of political opinions?

In "Rogue One", the following exchange happens, where Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso talk about her father: Jyn: I like to think he's dead, makes things easier. Cassian: Easier than what? That ...
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Was the Jedha temple site inspired by the Acropolis hill?

The Acropolis of Athens was the religious center in ancient Greece. In Rogue One, the Temple of the Kyber was the religious center on Jehda. In my opinion, the structural concept of these two look ...
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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. ...