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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-secret ...
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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?

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 ...
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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 he'...
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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. ...
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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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Was the opening of Rogue One designed to make you think this?

It was well publicised before release that Rogue One did not have the traditional Star Wars opening crawl (and by extension, the theme tune). When I saw it, the opening scene after the "galaxy far, ...
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Was Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) considered for the role of Rey?

Let's face it, they look similar enough and have similar accents. And Jones seems to have received critical acclaim for Rogue One. And you'd better believe Disney took the job of casting the ...
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What's the deal with the circumflex accent in Chirrut Îmwe?

Do we have any information on the motivation for the accent (^) in Chirrut Îmwe's name? Is it supposed to represent something specific? Is it inspired by something in particular? Or is it just ...
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Did Jyn know her father worked for the Empire before the Rebellion told her so?

Did Jyn really assume her father was dead/had been killed on Lah'mu, or had she actually heard the rumors saying her father worked for the Empire (the same rumors that caused Saw to abandon her)?
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How does the Rebel fleet at Endor compare to that at Scarif?

How does the Rebel fleet at the Battle of Scarif compare to that at the Battle of Endor? The Scarif fleet was painstakingly built up over the past 19 years but most of the larger ships were destroyed ...
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What were those lines in the opening shot of Rogue One?

In Rogue One, after the words A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... appear on the screen, it immediately cuts to a shot of mostly empty space. I say mostly because there are some weird lines ...
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What kind of hand grenade was used in Rogue One?

In Rogue One (movie) in several scenes a hand grenade is used by the Death Troopers. I can't provide clips as it is not on YouTube as far as I know. But the question is what kind of grenade was used?...
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Has Cassian Andor ever been captured and tortured by the Empire before Rogue One?

This article from Inverse.com states the following: [Diego] Luna said he spent a night camping with former Marines and Navy to research the role [of Cassian]. Specifically, he wanted to learn about ...
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What are the Whills in Disney canon? [duplicate]

In Rogue One, the Guardians of the Whills were mentioned. According to Wookieepedia, they were the protectors of the ancient Temple of the Kyber. The temple was also known as the Temple of the Whills, ...
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Why does Cassian think the Guardians of the Whills are just causing trouble for everybody?

"Who are they?" "The Guardians of the Whills. Protectors of the Temple of the Kyber. But there's nothing left to protect, so now they're just causing trouble for everybody." ― Jyn Erso ...
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Where does the AT-ACT door go?

In the question 'Why does one AT-AT have a hole in it in “Rogue One”?' I learned about the AT-ACT, and also that the orange doors open and close. As we can see in the following picture the closest AT-...
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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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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 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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Why didn't Darth Vader fly out to space in the end of Rogue One?

We saw that Grievous flew out to space in Episode 3 when the windows cracked. But why didn't Vader and his troops do the same thing at the end of Rogue One?
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Is the color of the lenses of Vader's helmet inconsistent?

The closeups of Vader in Rogue One were surprising to me because I noticed the helmet lenses seemed noticeably amber. (I'm using this image because the color is the most obvious. And, being ...
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Why does the Empire need Leia to give them the location of the rebel base?

Given the number of rebels they captured at the end of Rogue One who came straight from Yavin, why did Vader and Tarkin need to go to such lengths to extract that information from Leia? Just what ...
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How much time passes in Rogue One?

From what I understood, Bodhi Rook was tortured and left starving by Saw Gerrera for several days in the Catacombs of Cadera. The movie also doesn't indicate how much time passes between the moment ...
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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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How did the Alliance find out Liana Hallik was Jyn Erso?

At the beginning of Rogue One, Jyn is imprisoned at the Wobani Labor Camp, but the Empire thinks she is one Liana Hallik. How does the Rebel Alliance find out Jyn hides under this alias? How does the ...
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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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Why Rogue One name (and not something more appropriate) [duplicate]

I watched Episode 3½ (Rogue One) and cannot understand why the name is Rogue One? It is the name of stolen ship but is this ship so important to name the film? Nothing more important than this... "The ...