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Who owns the Star Wars Legends books?

Hypothetically, say I wanted to make a movie version of the Heir to the Empire series, would Disney be the one who owns the material and I would need to get permission from them or would I go to ...
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In Maul Lockdown by Joe Schreiber, how did Maul know his opponent used an amphistaff?

Given that at that point in time, the Yuuzhan Vong hadn’t attacked yet, and that the amphistaff is the signiture weapon of the Yuuzhan Vong, how would Maul have known the weapon was an amphistaff?
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What species is this orc in Star Wars?

This brute shows up in Legends Star Wars: Republic: Emissaries to Malastare and I could never find the name of his species.
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How did The Ones make the Killiks Force-sensitive?

In the Fate of the Jedi series, the Killiks mentioned that The Ones joined the hive mind and then left it, taking all their powers with them. When they joined, they had granted the Force-sensitivity ...
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How does the Skywalker line get from Luke to Cade?

Essentially, Luke gives the Jedi Grandmaster title to Ben Skywalker at the end of Crucible. Then at 135(ish) ABY, Cade Skywalker is mentioned in the comics. Is there a family tree or something to show ...
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Lightsabers with extendable hilts

Are there any examples (preferably in canon but Legends is also acceptable) of a lightsaber featuring an extending hilt? What I'm looking for is perhaps some kind of telescoping mechanism such that ...
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Why are Starweirds invulnerable to everything short of Force based attacks?

Link to my question on how do Starweirds survive the vacuum of space and enter ships in hyperspace? According to the various sources I’ve read, the Starweirds seek out and kill force-sensitives first, ...
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How do Starweirds survive the vacuum of space and enter ships in hyperspace?

I was looking up strange Star Wars creatures and came across Starweirds. All the info I have been able to appear in hyperspace or in the vacuum of space (specifically Deep Space). They seem to be ...
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How does an Arc Pulse Generator work?

From what I’ve read and seen about this weapon, it is designed to target beskar. This doesn’t seem to make sense to me, since there wouldn’t be any specific thermal readings or other targeting tools. ...
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What metals/materials can't a lightsaber cut through? [duplicate]

We know a lightsaber can't cut through everything in the Star Wars universe, but I would like to know all known metals/materials that a lightsaber can't cut through (in the sense can't cut in two ...
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What is the most accurate depiction of the StealthX X-Wing?

I'm creating a Lego model based off of it, and wish to know what is the most accurate depiction in art, games, or videos. I've been going off this picture so far since it's the most detailed, but I ...
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How does the lightsaber rifle work (in universe)?

From what limited things I’ve seen on the internet, the lightsaber rifle consumes lightsabers as ammunition. I don’t know exactly which comics it’s in, but I know Jocasta Nu uses it against Vader, but ...
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Why are Star Destroyers all triangle shaped?

I get that they would be aerodynamic in-atmosphere, but so would cigar shaped or pyramidal shaped ones. Is is a rule of cool thing? Preferable to cite some Star Wars reference. Legend/Cannon doesn’t ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi know how to destroy the Death Star without the help of the stolen plans?

At the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance, with the help of the stolen plans of the Death Star and an accurate proton torpedo shot from Luke Skywalker's X-wing guided by the Force, ...
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Is Chief Okko still trapped?

Recall in Star Wars: Empire’s End issue 1, the Emperor blows a gasket when the initial firing of the Galaxy Gun does not go as planned. This in turn reveals his fraught deteriorating condition of his ...
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Whatever did happen to Jabba the “Hut”?

From Marvel Comics’ web article, “Star Wars: The Unexpected Story of the Wrong Jabba the Hutt” Yes, that’s the way it was spelled in the issue (whether a Marvel mistake or the Star Wars gang still ...
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By the Immortal Gods of the Sith! Was Darth Vader being literal?

In “The Final Chapter,” Marvel Comics’ adaptation of Star Wars (1977), issue no. 6, we are given the scene during the final Death Star trench run: The film gives an abbreviated version of Darth Vader’...
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Has Han Solo ever been Force-Sensitive/a Jedi?

In the Star Wars comic Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker dies on Hoth, but not before telling Han to go to Dagobah and become a Jedi. Han takes his dead friend's word to heart and ...
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How many different times total has Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc in any official story?

In the newest Book of Boba Fett trailer, “Message,” released November 29, 2021, we are shown Boba Fett being healed (0:10s). It appears that many entertainment news media are reporting this healing ...
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Did Jacen Solo maintain his Vong-groomed “Shaven Wookiee / Telly Savalas?”

In Balance Point: Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Book 6, beyond some interesting foreshadowing about Jacen, we learn that hairlessness provides advantages in certain tactical instances such as ...
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Did Sheev Palpatine have the power to cloud the minds of the Jedi when he was a young boy?

I am wondering if Sheev Palpatine had always had the ability to mask his Force abilities and cloud the minds of the Jedi, even as far back when he was just a young boy. Did Sheev Palpatine have the ...
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Where does the original Droids animated series fit into the pre-Disney canon/chronology?

Before Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, where was the Droids animated series placed in the chronology, is there a canonical date for it, and which events/media (book/film/games, etc.) came ...
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What Star Wars Race/Species is this?

Has anyone an idea what race this character is?
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Was Yuuzhan'tar and Zonama Sekot Force use similar to that of the Jedi or other Force using sects?

In a couple of instances in the books these sentient planets seem to display Force powers, like when Yuuzhan'tar strips the Vong of the Force or when Zonama Sekot uses the Force to make Force ...
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What did the Yuuzhan Vong use for doors?

Wookieepedia has again turned up empty. I know it's some kind of membrane thing that acts by expanding and contracting a hole. Does anyone know what it's called?
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What did the Yuuzhan Vong use for illumination?

Wookieepedia offers no explanation of this. Does anyone know what the light biots used by the Yuuzhan Vong were called? It's been a while since I read the books and don't want to dig through 20 books ...
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Did the people of Naboo ever find out that Senator Amidala had been secretly married to Anakin and that she had died during childbirth?

I would like to know if the people of Naboo ever found out that Senator Amidala had been secretly married to Anakin and that she had died during childbirth. Is there anything in Star Wars literature ...
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Does a Wookiee Life Debt Ever End?

The rules of Wookiee life debts seem very harsh in Legends. Chewbacca remained with Han for decades after pledging himself. The life-debt extended to Han's wife, children, and brother-in-law as well. ...
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Was Boba Fett the first clone?

It is established in AotC that Boba Fett is an "unaltered" clone of Jango - that is, he ages normally. By this logic, is Boba the first clone? Since he's around 10 in AotC, he must've been ...
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Does the Star Wars original trilogy imply that Darth Vader aimed at deposing the Emperor with a converted Luke's help?

I am slightly rusty when it comes to all the details, but let me summarize my doubt and mention a few relevant evidences. Throughout episodes V and VI, it seems as though Vader is seeking to recruit ...
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What is the timeline of the rescue of Han Solo?

After Han Solo was frozen in carbonite on Bespin, as shown in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, his friends succeed in thawing and rescuing him in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the ...
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Timeline of events in/around 32 BBY

I would like to get the timeline of the following events - which has never been entirely clear to me - straightened out once and for all: The Phantom Menace - including the Battle of Naboo, the ...
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What does the -Odo suffix in Thrawn's name mean?

While reading Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising I noticed that sometimes Thrawn is referred to as Mitth'raw'nuru and sometimes as Mitth'raw'nuruodo the latter of which is also the traditional name he ...
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What actually happened to the "remnants" of Lord Kaan's thought bomb?

As a tangent (and somewhat dependent on the answer) to my earlier question, "Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?", after the ...
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Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?

I know that the Valley of the Jedi (or Valley of the Souls) was built by the Jedi Knight, Johun Othone to memorialize the Jedi that gave their lives fighting the Sith in the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. ...
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Do in-atmosphere, above-water naval battles ever take place in Star Wars?

Do above-water ship-to-ship battles ever take place in Star Wars? We always see space-based "naval" battles and ground-based battles, but never traditional naval battles. I know that there ...
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Is there a legends reason for Venator Class Star Destroyers having much bigger sections dedicated to hangars than Imperator Class Star Destroyers?

So I was looking through the Incredible Cross Sections book and Imperator-Class Star Destroyers have two side hangars each with two openings; one the outside and one to that big space where the ...
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back from Raynar Thul?

In the Unseen Queen, Luke and Han are forced to give up their weapons: Han's knuckles whitened around his blaster grip. "When Hutts ride swoops!" "We would rather have it now," ...
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Were guns ever used as standard issue equipment for Star Wars armies?

Guns, known as slug throwers, are inferior to blasters in most regards, adding the complexity of bullet ballistics that blasters don't deal with. But specialized units, improvised guerilla forces, and ...
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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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