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Why are laser-based weaponry not more widely used in Star Wars?

In a nutshell, my question is about why laser-based weapons aren't more widely used in Capital ship combat. Just a warning before you read my waffling; Most of this exhaustive text is near-incoherent ...
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Does the Empire possess classes of ship between fighters and Star Destroyer?

In real life, carriers and battleships are usually surrounded by destroyers, submarines, cruisers ect. In Star Wars movies, the rebels have a wide variety of ships of various sizes, while the empire ...
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What are those black marking around Darth Bane's eyes?

Darth Bane is always depicted with some sort of black marking around his eyes. I've read (listened to, rather) the Bane trilogy and never heard any mention of these markings. Yet, in almost all ...
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Why did the Rebels oppose the Empire? [duplicate]

I got into an argument today about the role of the Rebel Alliance and the Empire in the Galactic Civil War. My opponent posits the Galactic Empire is not inherently evil, and the Rebels would just be ...
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Was fighter pilot training part of a Jedi Padawan's training during the times of the Galactic Republic?

I am wondering if during the times of the Galactic Republic that it was a requirement that all Jedi Padawans had to learn how to pilot a fighter ship and learn fundamental dog-fighting skills in order ...
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How many Emperor's Hands were there?

A while back I asked how many Imperial Inquisitors there are in the canon Star Wars universe. Since then I have started wondering how many 'Emperor's Hands' there are in Legends. I know there at least ...
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Did midichlorians create Anakin in order to fulfil the prophecy that they also created?

This is all based in Legends, and I'm looking for Legends answer material. Midi-chlorians are intelligent and appear to be mostly manipulated by the Force. According to the Wookieepedia article, they ...
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What does “jam the speeders” mean, and is this used successfully in any other Star Wars media? [duplicate]

In The Rise of Skywalker, there's a point where Resistance fighters are performing an assault along the surface of a Star Destroyer, and Admiral Pryde reacts by telling a crew member to "jam the ...
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What is the reference that Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption makes to Talon Karrde?

In the video game Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption there is a reference to Talon Karrde from the Thrawn Trilogy (according to Wookieepedia). I love the characters Tyber Zahn and Talon ...
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Is Zorba still Jabba's father?

In the Jedi Prince book series Jabba is the son of Zorba the Hutt, who seeks vengeance on Leia and Han for his offspring's death. Given the animosity so many people feel for this series and much of ...
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Why are the majority of characters in the Star Wars Galaxy human?

If the Star Wars Galaxy is so vast, why are the majority of the species human (or at least humanoid) English speaking beings?
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Can a lightsaber hold someone up?

If you wedged a lightsaber between other sabers or into a material that a saber can't cut well, could you safely dangle off the handle without breaking it, like some sort of climbing spike? Canon ...
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How does a lightsaber behave in a confined space?

Imagine I place a lightsaber hilt upright on the ground, in a room with a very very low ceiling which is to some extent impervious to lightsabers (or at least which takes some time to be melted into ...
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Are there lightsabers with moving emitters?

Has there ever been shown in Star Wars (canon or Legends, but canon preferably) a lightsaber where the emitter can move position? That is to say, that the 'head' of the lightsaber is hinged or in some ...
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Have we seen a dyad in the Force before?

In The Rise of Skywalker we find out that the connection between Rey and Kylo is a bit more than what we first though. They form a dyad in the Force: a pairing of two physical beings that become one ...
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What was the name of the crime lord who lived in a replica of the Jedi Temple?

I know that somewhere in Legends there is a crime lord who owned a replica of the Jedi Temple and a large number of Jedi/Sith artifacts. What I have forgotten is a name, location, or in what source ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca?

According to Wookieepedia, the mobile game Star Wars: Commander refers to Chewbacca as Maz Kanata's boyfriend. Also, in the (canon) novel Star Wars: Force Collector, Maz Kanata says this about Chewie:...
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When was current meaning of “Sith” established? [duplicate]

In Timothy Zahn Thrawn trilogy, all force-sensitive characters who draw from the dark side of the Force are referred to as "Dark Jedi". That includes Vader and Palpatine, who we would call "Sith" ...
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What is necessary to feel another Force sensitive being?

There have been different questions on why the Jedi did not feel that Palpatine was a Sith, e.g. Why couldn't the Jedi detect Senator Palpatine as having powers? and the answer was that Palpatine ...
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Can all such Astromech droids stand up like this?

In The Mandalorian we see an Astromech droid extremely similar to R2-D2 (but a different unit) stand up like a person with 2 arms and 2 legs. Can all such units do this? Specifically, I'm wondering if ...
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Have Stormtroopers ever been able to fly before The Rise Of Skywalker?

According a to a review of The Rise of Skywalker: Stormtroopers come after the rebel fighters, this time with a new skill: “They can fly?” someone marvels. Yes, they can fly. Like clay pigeons. ...
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When did we first see a purple lightsaber?

I have often heard that the reason why Mace Windu's saber is purple is that Samuel L Jackson just really wanted a purple saber because he likes that color, and thus the purple lightsaber was born. ...
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Has there ever been a red Twi'lek who wasn't a Dark Jedi or a Twi'lek Dark Jedi who was not red?

Throughout several works of Star Wars media, I have seen red Twi'leks who are Dark Jedi, but I don't think I've ever seen a red Twi'lek who wasn't a Dark Jedi. So my question is 2 fold: Has there ...
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Where do Jedi keep confiscated Sith artifacts?

I was looking into the Jedi archive. I was wondering in which room in the Jedi archive do they keep Sith artifacts such as Sith holocrons, talismans, etc?
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Was there ever an explanation for why Mandalorian armor changed so much?

Between the days of the Old Republic and Attack of the Clones, Mandalorian armor changed drastically. Here is what Mandalorians looked like in their old armor: Here is what Mandalorian armor looks ...
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Why did Lord Darth Vader never wear a hood? [closed]

In late 1977 several Star Wars merchandise poster print advertisements produced by Joe Kubert School appeared in Marvel Comics. One of those prints entitled "Darth Vader Lives" depicted a Hooded Darth ...
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What changes Vader's feelings on the the dark side? [closed]

In The Empire Strikes Back, Vader says to Luke: Vader: If you only knew the power of the dark side... And he says it in a way that's obviously advertising its appeal to Luke. However, in Return ...
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Did the terms of the bounty on Han Solo change between “Star Wars” (1977) and “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)?

As we know from the seemingly endless retcons of the Han Solo versus Greedo scene in Star Wars (1977) — regardless of who shot first — Greedo seemed to be fine with killing Han to collect the bounty ...
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Do realistic, human-like androids exist in the Star Wars universe?

Do androids — as we commonly conceive them — exist in the Star Wars universe? Meaning, droids that are convincingly life-like and sentient and can pass for humans, rather than robots with bipedal/...
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Lateral hangar bays on Imperial Star Destroyers

A bit of background: I recently attended JEHES XVI, a Star Wars-themed event organized by HoloRed Sevilla which featured, among a lot of other things, an impressive 2ish-meter-long cardboard model of ...
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Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest?

Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest? If Darth Vader has equipment like the one on the belt with him at all times, it has to be important somehow. But I don't ...
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Is there a difference between the congress and senate?

The opening crawl of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace says Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to ...
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Why does Darth Sidious fear Luke Skywalker?

Darth Sidious, if not the most powerful, was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time. He was also known as Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While revealing ...
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Why are there so few Force sensitive Mandalorians?

I noticed that there aren't many Mandalorian Force users. Is there something wrong with their genes or is it that the Star Wars creators just don't want Force sensitive Mandalorians? I know only a few ...
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Which Force-sensitive species in the Star Wars Galaxy have never produced a Jedi? [duplicate]

I was reading this thread regarding whether any species can produce Force-sensitive beings, and it lead me to wonder a related and (hopefully) separate question: Are there any species in the Star Wars ...
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How many members of the Jedi Order formally joined the Separatists?

In Canon, the Confederacy of Independent Systems had several former Jedi serving it in one capacity or another, the most prominent of whom was Count Dooku who formally left the Jedi Order then later ...
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Does C-3PO have color vision?

A quote from (though almost certainly not Legends-canon) Star Wars Adventures in Colors and Shapes suggests that he cannot: C-3PO: "Excuse me, Central Computer, but could you tell me if this ...
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What happened to ‘old’ lightsabers pre Empire?

In TPM we see Obi-Wan use Qui-Gon's lightsaber to defeat Dart Maul. In AOTC Anakan and Obi-Wan are thrown a couple as they have had their own taken away or destroyed, and in ANH and TESB Luke uses the ...
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Does the re-release of Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy affect the canon status of the games?

The news recently came out the Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are being re-released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. These games used to be canon (afaik) but no longer are since they ...
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Chronological order of Star Wars Literature [closed]

I have always found the Star Wars Universe intriguing and except for a few "picture books" and some of the kids' books I haven't actually read any of the books. Today, I was trying to determine the ...
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

The new Rise of Skywalker trailer has Rey (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) wielding a new double lightsaber, but now with action deploy mechanism! (someone in marketing has to be giddy). ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation given to the senior Imperial Navy Officers as to why Darth Vader serves Emperor Palpatine?

Answers can be from Canon or Legends. TL;DR: How do the senior Imperial Navy Officers with experience in the Clone Wars account for why a powerful force-using 'baddie' like Vader not only does not ...
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Why was Bastila Shan in orbit of Taris?

Bastila Shan was intercepted by Sith forces in orbit of Taris and the crew evacuated from the Endar Spire to the planet. While KotOR's protagonist is on the planet, he doesn't do much more than But ...
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What is the farthest point in the Star Wars galaxy right before the Intergalactic Void?

I remember years ago on Wookieepedia, I read an short article about an astronomical body that was the furthest point in the galaxy until you got into the Intergalactic Void of space between galaxies. ...
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Is there anything wrong with Thrawn?

In Star Wars canon, Grand Admiral Thrawn appears to be an infallible, near-perfect character. Although there are people in the Empire who hate him because of his race or because he was seemingly ...
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What happened to Brakiss?

I read The New Rebellion a Star Wars novel set 13 years after Return of the Jedi. Luke's big bad apprentice is chilling on a planet making droids. Does he ever do anything in future books?
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How did space travel spread throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

By the time of the Star Wars films almost every species has access to space travel and faster-than-light technology. Has it ever been mentioned where this came from, did a specific species go out and ...
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Do we know where Human life originated in the Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

Assuming that the different species of alien all originated on different worlds around different stars do we know where the "Human" lifeforms that make up the majority of the Star Wars films came from ...
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Did the Rebel Alliance do anything with the Death Star plans after the Battle of Yavin?

In A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance has stolen the secret plans for the Death Star. They are able to study the plans to find the critical weakness allowing them to destroy the Death Star at the Battle ...
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State of canon for Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi [duplicate]

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi was a 1997 Playstation fighting game featuring several characters from Star Wars and was noted to be set between the first and second films. In general, Star Wars kept ...

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