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How old is Chewbacca?

How old is Chewbacca, anyway? Do Wookies get gray fur when they are old?
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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

I mean, parents aren't just going to give up their child because some power-wielding monk or nun shows up at their door saying they want to take that child and train them in their ways and the parents ...
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What are all the known lightsaber designs?

What are the different designs of lightsabers in the Star Wars canon? For example, Darth Maul with his double-bladed saber, and Kylo Ren with his cross-guard saber.
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Is there any evidence in Canon for how long specific hyperspace trips actually take in the Star Wars galaxy?

I've read about hyperspace travel over the years, sometimes to try and answer questions on here, and something I've always come up against is how long any particular hyperspace trip actually takes. I ...
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Who are the two guys in the Emperor's Court on the Death Star II

At the 1:04:38 mark of Star Wars VI: "Return of The Jedi" Darth Vader and the Emperor just finished a conversation. The Emperor sends Darth Vader off. He then turns and walks over to two guys, who bow ...
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Has any other Dark Jedi or Sith said that they felt the “pull to the light”?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren has this monologue (emphasis mine): Forgive me. I feel it again. The pull to the light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again. The power of the darkness. And I'll ...
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What is the difference between an AT-ST and an AT-DP?

In Star Wars, there are many different types of walkers. Two of them include AT-STs and AT-DPs. Here are pictures of them. Besides the fact that they look different, in what way are they different? I ...
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How much time passes between each of the Star Wars movies?

Am trying to find a definitive official timeline of the star wars universe. Taking phantom menace as a starting point I want to know how much in universe time passes between each movie.
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookipedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids etc. (the list goes ...
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When did Vader “kill” Anakin?

When Anakin fell to the dark side and took up the title of Darth Vader, he still acknowledged his identity as Anakin Skywalker: the name represents his identity as a person in whole, not just of the ...
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Has anyone ever heard of a crazy interpretation of the original trilogy where Obi-Wan is really OB1 and a clone?

A comment on this question about the phonetic spelling of the droid's names made me remember a story I first heard back in 1998, right around the theatrical re-release of the original trilogy. This ...
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Why did the Resistance bombers fly this way?

In the opening sequence of The Last Jedi, we observe So my question is: Why did the Resistance bombers fly in such close formation and arm their bombs so early? EDIT: I don't see this as a ...
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Is Deena Shan related to Bastila Shan?

I was reading some Star Wars: Rebellion (which is considered Legends). There's a character by the name of Deena Shan and it doesn't say so, but I was wondering if she's the descendant of Satele Shan? ...
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What happened to the escape pods on the Millennium Falcon?

In ANH, an Imperial officer reports to Darth Vader regarding the recently captured Millennium Falcon: There's no one on board, sir. According to the log, the crew abandoned ship right after takeoff....
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What benefit does the opening and closing of “wings” have for Star Wars fighters? [duplicate]

The X-Wing opens its wings when in combat mode, but what purpose do the two modes have? Usually a fighter will become sleeker for higher speed, and then open itself up to allow better manoeuvring; but ...
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Why do spaceships in Star Wars have wings? [duplicate]

Many of the spaceships in Star Wars, e.g. X-wings, have wings as part of their design. If there's no air resistance in space, why would wings be at all beneficial? Wouldn't it be better to have a ...
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What is the maxium number of S-foils a spacecraft has had?

The X-wing fighter is one of the most iconic spacecraft from Star Wars, mainly thanks to its unique appearance, including it's 4 moving wings (S-foils.) What is the maximum number of moving wings (s-...
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Why do X-wings change wing configuration?

The X-wing fighters can change their wing configuration, from the X shape during battle to flat wings (the wings on the same side fold together) during FTL travel. I'm guessing that the real world ...
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Why does Yoda need a walking stick when he is so skilled and agile with the lightsaber?

It is illogical that an old man would need a walking stick when he is as agile as a circus monkey. Just watch Yoda fight Count Dooku. Why does he need a walking stick?
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Can the Empires Capital ships destroy stars? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is any explanation as to where the names Star Destroyer and Super Star Destroyer come from? Are these capital ships capable of blowing up a Star? Is it explained anywhere why ...
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Why did the Jedi Order’s ability to use the Force diminish in the prequels?

In Attack of the Clones, after they learn from Obi-Wan about the secret clone army created under the Kaminoans, Mace Windu tells Yoda that it might be time for them to admit to everyone that their ...
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Why specifically was Obi-Wan Kenobi the “only hope” of Princess Leia?

I know that there is a sort of similar question about how Princess Leia knew about Obi-Wan here, but I'm curious as to why and how Princess Leia thought an aging Obi-Wan Kenobi would be of any help to ...
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Were high quality reproductions of the Star Wars matte paintings ever produced?

For everyone who does not know yet: The settings in the original Star Wars movies were created with amazing matte paintings. You can see some of them here. Aside from the stunning technical aspects ...
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Why isn't Force Speed used more often?

Force speed is a light side power that many Jedi, including Padawans are capable of. In Episode I, Qui-Gon uses it twice (once to outrun droids and once on Jar Jar's tongue), Obi-Wan uses it once and ...
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Is there any spacecraft in Star Wars that doesn't have artificial gravity?

I have never seen any scene in zero gravity or micro-gravity which makes me curious. Does every spacecraft, pod, fighter, and shuttle in the universe get artificial gravity by design? I am looking ...
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What did George Lucas sue Battlestar Galactica for?

I can't think of anything similar in the franchises beyond "bad guys wear black." There was no supernatural power (that I recall), no elite superheroes. Heck, there was no hyperdrive! Does anyone ...
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Is this the Ninth sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

While watching a recently released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, I thought I saw an Imperial (with a lightsaber) with striking likeness to the Ninth Sister: Is this the Ninth Sister, or ...
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Are the Chiss navigators a Dune reference?

In the Thrawn series, we learn that in order to navigate the hazards of the Unknown Regions, Chiss ships use special navigators that are Force Sensitive. This sounds very similar to another sci-fi ...
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How was Kylo Ren able to push his opponent to the ground with his lightsaber?

From everything I've seen about lightsabers, they slice pretty handily through most materials (especially human limbs), but for some reason, in The Rise of Skywalker trailer, he bears his opponent to ...
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What elements of Star Wars were derived from Flash Gordon?

George Lucas's famous opening crawl used in most of his Star Wars films came directly from Universal's film adaptation of the Buck Rogers comic strips, which were also used in Flash Gordon. --EDIT--...
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Who runs the casinos of Canto Bight?

Canto Bight is a casino city that Finn and Rose visited in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. It's basically the Monte Carlo of the Star Wars universe. Who runs the casinos, and receives the ...
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What is this huge bat-winged creature?

While watching a trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I saw this interesting creature that I do not recognise: What is it?
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back after A New Hope?

After Vader kills Obi-Wan on the deathstar, his lightsaber falls at Vader's feet. Luke witnesses from a distance and escapes on the Falcon. The rest of the movie plays out, but that's the last we see ...
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Is there any detail about ambulances in Star Wars?

As of September 2019, We've seen fire engines: Click image to enlarge. And also police cars: Click image to enlarge. I am currently struggling to find an image (or a detailed source on ...
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How many characters has Warwick Davis played in Star Wars?

Warwick Davis is renowned as an actor that has appeared in a number of Star Wars media. He has appeared in multiple roles throughout the years including: A Ewok in ROTJ A side character in The ...
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To whom was Yoda referring when he said, “There is another?”

In the original trilogy Yoda refers to another hope: Obi-Wan: "That boy is our last hope." Yoda: "No...there is another..." The assumption being after seeing Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) that ...
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Why weren't the Death Star plans transmitted electronically?

So in the opening scene of Star War Episode IV, Darth Vader and crew are closing in on Princess Leia's ship and she puts the Death Star plans on R2-D2 and jettisons him down to Tatooine. This seems ...
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How did Anakin learn how to become a ghost after his death?

Qui-Gon discovered how to become a force ghost after death and talk to the living (if they are receptive). At the end of episode 3, Yoda had learned that from him and told Obi-Wan that he would teach ...
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Why do Jedi Force Ghosts let bad guys win if they have this superpower?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we saw that Given that Sith don't seem to have ability to be the one with the Force to counter Jedi Force Ghosts, why do Jedi Force Ghosts let bad guys win? Why don't ...
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What was Han searching through when he found where Lando was?

In The Empire Strikes Back we have this exchange between Han and Leia HAN: Then we've got to find a safe port somewhere around here. Got any ideas? LEIA: No. Where are we? HAN: The Anoat ...
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How were the wounded in the Imperial army treated?

The Imperial army of the Star Wars universe comprises thousands, millions (or even billions) of personnel. Let's assume one of the many Stormtroopers are injured in combat, what is available to them ...
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Did Sidious have both Maul and Dooku as apprentices at one time?

We know that Dooku paid the Pyke syndicate to kill Sifo-Dyas sometime during the chancellorship of Finis Valorum. We know that because Valorum personally sent Sifo-Dyas to negotiate with the Pykes. ...
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Are there paramedics in Star Wars?

As a related question to my question about ambulances in the Star Wars universe (which exist), there was this quote: ...A human in a gleaming white uniform leapt out, a white-and-silver GH-8 ...
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Which capital ships came to the Battle of Scarif?

While re-reading my first post on this stackexchange, I noticed this mentioned in a quote from the accepted answer: Less than ten minutes later, sirens were announcing the departure of Red, Blue, ...
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What made the water of the Jedi Temple pool ripple?

In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker went to the ledge, outside of the First Jedi Temple, laid his hands on a large stone, and started meditating. Soon, the water in the pool inside, with the mosaic of ...
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Did Kylo Ren know where Luke was?

Part of the Force Awakens was about the First Order trying to find the map to Luke Skywalker, but as seen in the Last Jedi, Kylo Ren was taught by Luke in a temple on the planet Luke was hiding on, so ...
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Why was hyperspace collision not weaponized before the events of The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

Considering the damage that the rebel Star Cruiser dealt to Snoke's ship when jumping to hyperspace, why is this seemingly the first and only time we've seen this? Why are there not say missiles with ...
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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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In ESB, did Vader sense Leia instead of Luke when he was chasing the Falcon? [duplicate]

In ESB, at the end of Hoth's attack, Vader saw the Falcon take off. He's looking for Luke Skywalker. For him, Luke is on the ship, according to this: "Our pursuit ships have sighted the Millennium ...