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Are there any Star Wars stories that are neither Legends nor Canon? [duplicate]

Do any of the Star Wars stories exist in a separate reality/universe than the mainstream Star Wars Legends and Canon? I think that maybe the two Ewoks movies and the Droids cartoon could be considered ...
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How did Anakin describe killing Count Dooku to Obi-Wan/the Jedi Council?

Assuming that they asked him about something as momentous as the death of the Separatist Leader, one of the greatest swordsman in the galaxy, and a former Jedi Master, how did Anakin explain to Obi-...
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Was Jedi robe a uniform during the clone wars? [duplicate]

In a discussion I had about the possibility Jedi commiting war crimes on the grounds of being non-uniformed combatants with concealed weapon. Someone pointed out that a Jedi Robe is visibly ...
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What was Darth Revan’s life before his evil ways?

I have not read the books on him and I would like to know. I’m not sure if the books even describe his life before, but I’m just curious.
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How did the Jedi deal with trainees who lacked hands and thus couldn't use a lightsaber the traditional way?

Given the tremendous amount of species in the Star Wars universe, there have to be at least a few without hands, or comparable grasping appendages.
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How did the Empire build the Death Star II so fast? Also, why would they build another after the first one failed so badly? [duplicate]

According to Wookieepedia, only 3 years were in between the destruction of the first one and Episode 6. In episode 6, it was almost done and functional.
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What is the Physical Distance Between Mos Espa and Mos Eisley?

Between the two major settlements we see on Tatooine in the Star Wars saga (Mos Espa where Anakin grew up and Mos Eisley where Luke and Ben hitch a ride), how far apart are they geographically? Days? ...
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Does Force telekenesis/choke make an in-universe sound or is it only an auditory cue for the audience?

There are many examples of Force telekenesis making a "blood rushing to the head" type of wooshing sound effect in much of the Star Wars canon. But it has never been clear to me whether or ...
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Why did Sheev Palpatine turn to the dark side of the Force?

When I search this, all I get is that his immense connection with the dark side makes him evil, but did something specific happen to him that made him turn to the dark side of the Force in the first ...
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What do we know about the Mandalorian's Way? [closed]

Watching Disney's The Mandalorian, we got to know that Mandalorian isn't a race. It's a Creed. as uttered by Cara Dune and Din Djarin, also we heard several times Djarin and other Mandalorians on the ...
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Before The Mandalorian, what was the origin of Boba Fett's armor?

In The Mandalorian episode "Chapter 14: The Tragedy", Boba Fett explains There are some pretty big differences between what's seen in Attack of the Clones and Boba's Return of the Jedi ...
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How did the Galactic Republic defend itself before it had a clone army?

This question about whether clone armies existed prior to the Clone Wars made me wonder if the Galactic Republic in the Star Wars galaxy have any military forces before the Clone Wars. That question ...
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How is beskar forged?

Since beskar is an extremely heat-tolerant metal and even survives lightsaber and blaster attacks, how do the Mandalorian metalsmiths forge such a metal? The only thing that could vaporise the metal ...
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Were other Jedi Temples inhabited? (Canon/Legends)

Well, I mean we know that the main Jedi Headquarters by the time of the Clone Wars is the one that was built on Coruscant, but we also know there were other temples spread out across the galaxy. Were ...
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How much did the average citizen know about the Force and Force-Using Organizations? (Canon or Legends)

We know there are archaeologists during the time of the Galactic Empire, examples being Dr. Aphra and her father, but their knowledge of the force and religions/organizations associated with it doesn'...
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What determines the color of a Force-User's Force Lightning? (Canon or Legends)

We've seen multiple occasions of Force Users using Force-Lightning of different colors but never is it explained anywhere what causes those colors for those people. Examples below. Darth Sidious - ...
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Force Sensitivity: How much potential in the Force can a human be born with naturally? (Legends or Canon Material)

Ok so... I should probably break down what I mean - take Anakin Skywalker, has what is widely considered the greatest potential in the Force of all time, he was quite literally conceived by the Force ...
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Has the rumour of putting Starwars VII - IX to legends been addressed by Disney?

At the beginning of 2020, persistent rumours started going around that Disney wants to retcon Star Wars VII, VIII and IX, i.e. put it into Star Wars Legends. Has there ever been a statement from ...
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Why do the Jedi still teach forms for lightsaber combat?

The 7 lightsaber combat forms are here for a reason. Each one was created to combat a weakness that the prior form had. For example: Form II, also known as Makashi, The Way of the Ysalamiri, or The ...
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What is the average lifespan of a Gree?

While researching the old races of the Star Wars galaxy, I did not find any information on the longevity of the vast majority of these. Certainly, we see vestiges of their past exploits in the LORE ...
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Is there any canon information about how gravity is controlled? [duplicate]

Ships of Star Wars all have artificial gravity even when within other gravitational fields. Some ships weaponize gravity to pull others out of hyperspace. Technology has clearly progressed to a point ...
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Why does Obi-Wan think so lowly of Leia? [duplicate]

Fess Ilee (Ferus Olin) thought that there was the Dark Side in Luke, but only light in Leia. He was a Jedi, so he was probably correct. Why did Obi-Wan only see anything in Luke? Leia, her whole life, ...
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How does one travel across the Death Star?

How does a human (humanoid) travel across the Death Star, which is way bigger than any of the Imperial Navy Vessels (Death Star I was 120km in diameter, DS2 was even larger - 200km). Let us say that ...
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How do you get from one end of a Super Star Destroyer to the other?

As an example, Darth Vader's flagship the Executor was 19km long. How did someone get from one end of the ship to another in any decent amount of time? The question assumes that there are accessible ...
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Any surviving green eyed Kaminoans in Star Wars Canon or Expanded Universe?

I read in Star Wars that the species known as the Kaminoans created a caste system based on eye-color. At the bottom of this system were those born with green eyes who were viewed as such a threat to ...
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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. I recognize the use of point-defense systems in space conflicts like Capital ship battles, ...
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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 etc. 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 markings around Darth Bane's eyes?

Darth Bane is always depicted with some sort of black markings 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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Why was Ran’s space station destroyed by the New Republic X-Wing attack team at the end of episode 6 of “The Mandalorian?”

In episode 6 of The Mandalorian (“The Prisoner”) we see a homing beacon being used on a New Republic prison ship. One of the characters — Mayfeld — states: “It’s a tracking beacon. He presses that ...

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