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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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Why didn't Kyle steal the Death Star plans?

A popular Legends character emerging from the Dark Forces and Jedi Knight games is Kyle Katarn. One of his feats was teaming up with Jan Ors to successfully steal the plans for the first Death Star (...
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Why did Tarkin undertake this course of action at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, Tarkin Is there any indication why he did this / what his justification was for this action?
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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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Is Jyn Force-Sensitive?

After watching the film I never really got the impression that Jyn was force-sensitive. She seems very skilled and perhaps at least a bit lucky but never really too much. However when reading this ...
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Why did the ships fall into orbit?

When the first Star Destroyer is disabled it just angles down slightly but doesn't fall into orbit or crash. However when they both crash into each other they both start falling into orbit and crash ...
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How did the crash disable the star destroyer?

In the battle of Scarif one of the Star Destroyers gets disabled. The rebels then decide to push it into another one which causes them both to tear each other apart. The other Star Destroyer is still ...
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What is Red Five doing?

During the end battle in space Red Five all of a sudden goes off on his own. I didn't really hear the commentary in the cinema at the time, so what is he doing? I know the out of universe reason, so ...
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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 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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Why is the Death Star redesigned?

In Attack of the Clones (see ) So why in Rogue One [edit] The question differs from Was Sidious already making the Death Star by the end of Episode III? since it is ...
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Why did Leia give her emphatic “diplomatic mission” excuse when confronted by Vadar? [duplicate]

(Rogue One spoilers) Leia: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this. When they hear you've attacked a diplomatic... ...
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Who is on the Rebel council and how were they chosen?

In Rogue One we hear: Well who is on this council anyways? Whoever can crowd their way to the edge of the table? Presumably not, but how are the council members chosen then? Is the council we see in ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of the AT-ACT?

With cargo shuttle craft being prevalent in the Star Wars universe, what would be the purpose of the AT-ACT? Wouldn't a shuttle be more useful?
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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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Why were shields on the Rogue One X-Wings not turned on or working?

During the battle on Scarif, the X-Wings take shots from the Tie Fighters and they are scoring hits on them as if they have no shields. X-Wings are supposed to have shields as their differentiator ...
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Why does the Tie Fighter strafe Jyn when she was on the tower?

In Star Wars Rogue One, during the scene at the top of the transmission tower, a random TIE (Interceptor, maybe?) from out of nowhere strafes Jyn while she is trying to align the relay rod on Scarif. ...
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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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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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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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Was George Lucas involved with Rogue One?

Before and after the release of The Force Awakens a year ago, it was plainly obvious that Star Wars creator George Lucas was not involved in the making of that film and that he was also unhappy with ...
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What is the classification of the two Star Destroyers over Scarif?

Towards the end of Rogue one, we see the Rebel Fleet, led by a Dauntless, engage two Star Destroyers over Scarif. Now, when I first watched the movie, I was under the distinct impression that these ...
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Length of time from Rogue One to Battle of Yavin

It seems to me that a surprisingly short time passes between and the destruction of the Death Star. I'm not sure, but and A New Hope in maybe even less time, with Can anyone point me to a ...
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In Rogue One, are Hammerhead Corvettes designed for ramming?

In Rogue One, we see a Hammerhead Corvette used to ram Are these ships designed for ramming? I assume so as And as a corollary: if so, why are they not better equipped? We see the officers on 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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Who is really responsible for the Death Star project?

In the Tarkin novel by James Luceno, Tarkin is the man behind the Death Star, head of the project, manager of everything. There is no mention of any Rogue One characters, like Orson Krennic or Galen ...
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Is Admiral Raddus Related to Admiral Ackbar?

The Star Wars universe has two memorable Rebel Admirals, Raddus and Ackbar. Both are Mon Calamari. Raddus - Admiral - Mon Calamari - Rogue One Ackbar - Admiral - Mon Calamari - Return of the ...
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How did C-3PO and R2-D2 get on Leia's ship? [duplicate]

Okay, so those of you who have seen it already, you know that the ending scene appears to take place just moments before Vader boards Leia's ship at the beginning of A New Hope. But when the report ...
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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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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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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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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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Why didn't the Rebellion use any ion guns to defeat the AT-ATs at the Battle of Hoth, as we saw in Rogue One?

In Rogue One, we see the Rebellion taking down AT-ACTs by using ion guns (about the size of a carbine) to disable its legs until it falls over. Why were these tactics not used at the Battle of Hoth in ...
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How large were the Deathstar plans, in GB?

In Rogue One we know that the Deathstar plans... Can we determine approximately how large the Deathstar plans are (in Earth units like GB, TB)?
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How did the Death Star design flaw survive into later iterations like Death Star II and Starkiller?

In the movie Rogue One the character of Galen Erso: How is possible that this weak point still exists in the next Death Star (and even in StarKiller base)?, if is a intentionally weak point should be ...
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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 would this character choose to stay behind?

I'm just going to put this whole thing in spoilers. I know Saw is a somewhat complex character, and I feel like a lot of the nuance of him didn't get explored in the film, but I was wondering if ...
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Is there any crossover between Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels

I've not seen Rogue One or Series 3 of Rebels yet. Given that they are operating in broadly similar time frames there is a possibility of crossover between them. Specifically, is there anything that ...
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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 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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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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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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Why did General Dodonna recommend to end trying to cooperate with Saw Gerrera?

Attempts to obtain the cooperation of Saw Gerrera on Jedha have been ended at the recommendation of General Jan Dodonna. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA: REBEL ALLIANCE INTELLIGENCE UPDATE [Document #NI3814 (“...
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Why did Director Krennic personally go to the data vaults?

During the Battle of Scarif, Jyn and Cassian are in the data vaults and dozens of Stormtroopers are killed trying to make their way in to stop them. Then Director Krennic decides to personally go down ...
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Why did only Red and Gold Squadrons return to Yavin IV?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we see that Red and Gold Squadrons are present at the battle of Scarif (and thanks stock footage and digital editing, Gold Leader and another pilot or two are there). ...
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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 ...
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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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The Scarif Archives names [closed]

The names in the Scarif Archives seem to lead to the Death Star, for every single name in the Archives (that is said aloud in the movie) seems to have a relevance to the Death Star as we know it. ...
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How come the Shield Gate cannot shield itself?

In Rogue One, the Rebel Alliance was successful at their attempt to disrupt the deflector shield covering Scarif by destroying the Shield Gate. This allowed them to transmit radio messages to the ...