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Questions tagged [star-wars]

For questions about the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas.

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What is the meaning of “flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats”?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Han is piloting the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca. Han: Drop the landing gear. When I tell you, flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats. A little ...
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Did Rey adopt Kylo's lightsaber combat opening stance? [on hold]

In the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer, Rey stood on a desert and ignited her lightsaber. Her opening stance was, in my opinion, very similar to Kylo Ren's in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ...
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(RETCON) Is there evidence that Yoda was referring to Kylo Ren when he said “there is another” hope in Episode V? [duplicate]

This is a retcon question. It’s relevant because the return of the Emperor in Episode 9 re-raises the issue of who will bring balance to the Force. There are the following quotes in Episode V: ...
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How did Palpatine get the name “Sidious”?

Based on this question about Palpatine's first name being Sheev, I have a follow up question about Sidious being his Sith name. When he gave the Sith name to his apprentices Dooku and Anakin he ...
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Is there an explanation for the inconsistency in the Mandalorians between the Clone Wars and Rebels?

Pre-Disney, the Mandalorians were a warrior people living on the planet Mandalor and several other locations. They were the instigators of the Mandalorian War. From Wookieepedia: Mandalorian was ...
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Did Sidious know that Tyranus fought Yoda?

I saw one of the answers that says; So that basically answers the question. But here is my question now, Is/Are there any evidence that Dooku/Tyranus told it to his master Sidious? Such as the ...
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Did Darth Sidious ever intend for Darth Vader to kill him and take his place?

Throughout the first six Star Wars Skywalker Family Saga Films, viewers understanding of the Dark Side primarily relied on the philosophical beliefs of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord who ...
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Why did Anakin lose against Obi-Wan in “Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith”?

In the climactic scene, where Obi-Wan and Anakin are dueling with their light-sabres across a wide range of platforms (moving rafts, on precarious ledges etc) without the slightest awkwardness - why ...
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Why does the remaining Rebel fleet at the end of Rogue One seem dramatically larger than the one in A New Hope?

The Rebel fleet at the end of Rogue One (even after sustaining many losses) still seems considerably larger than the fleet in A New Hope.
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Is there a fictional language in Star Wars named after mechanical engineering professor Cemil Bagci?

In a recent (now deleted) answer to a question on scifi.se about why a translator who could speak Bocce was needed in Star Wars: A New Hope, the claim was made that the language is actually "Bagci", ...
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What's the meaning of “fortified infraction restraint”?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Lando shows his Millennium Falcon to his new friends: Han: Looks like you had a little work done. Lando: Indeed I have, Han. Installed an escape pod in the ...
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In Star Wars IV, could Darth Vader have captured Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber using Force Pull?

In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, when Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Darth Vader on the Death Star, he takes out his lightsaber and turns it on. At this point, could Vader have captured Kenobi's lightsaber using ...
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Palpatine's flesh in Episode 9. Damaged or undamaged? [on hold]

In Star Wars EU, Palpatine's clones lacked the Sith lightning damage that the original Palpatine had sustained from fighting Mace Windu. Assuming that the Palpatine in Episode 9 is a clone, would his ...
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Did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?

In Stars Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from his chair in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon or from one of the Falcon’s two swiveling gun turrets? ...
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What language(s) were Yoda's speech patterns based on?

I have noticed that a lot of the languages in Star Wars are based on languages in the real world, such as Chalmuk forming the basis of the Ewok language. Do you know what language Yoda's way of ...
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What happens if both Sith master and apprentice accidentally kill each other under the rule of two? [on hold]

Has this ever been discussed in the books? Surely over thousands of years of the rule of two there must have been an incident where a fatally wounded opponent nearly delivers a killing blow in a ...
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If Obi-Wan and Yoda were trying to keep Luke safe from Vader, why would they let him keep the Skywalker name?

Obi-Wan and Yoda didn't really make a good effort at hiding him, especially considering they let Vader's family adopt him.
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Would certain defective clones have the inhibitor chip?

This question has bothered me since I learned about the Bad Batch. They are a group of positively defective clone commandos. Were they defective enough to not have an inhibitor chip placed in them at ...
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Why does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda?

R2-D2 has an intact memory of the events of the prequels. He should be aware of what Yoda looks like, and probably has met him. So why did R2-D2 attack Yoda?
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Why can't Tyranus/Dooku sense Kenobi in Geonosis?

At this scene, Obi wan overhears the Seperatists plans. But one of the Seperatists leaders is a Sith Lord. Who is Count Dooku. In A New Hope , when the crew of the Millenium Falcon boarded the ...
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Who is Anakin Skywalker's father?

In Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother, Shmi, said that he does not have a father, although it seemed to me that she doubted that. Is there a canonical answer as to who Anakin's father is? ...
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Did Padme have any Jedi/Force powers?

Okay, I'm nowhere near being a Star Wars expert, so please be kind and tell me nicely if this is an obvious question. Some discussion came up in chat and this question popped into my mind. Did Padme/...
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Is the relationship between Dathomiri and Rancors still canon?

In the Legends canon, Rancors originated from the planet Dathomir, and the Dathomiri witches - as well as their evil counterparts the Nightsisters - had a symbiotic relationship with the beasts. The ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader tell Sidious that Obi-Wan disappeared instead of dying?

After the events of A New Hope, Sidious believed Obi-Wan was dead. Vader apparently never told Sidious that Obi-Wan disappeared instead of being sliced in two on the original Death Star. From the ...
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How is canonicity of derivative works determined for Star Wars?

For all types of derivative works, namely: Movies Novels Comic books Other written works (including RPG materials) Cartoons Video games Derivative movies (such as the infamous Ewok movies and even ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon? [duplicate]

There are a number of deleted scenes (specifically in the prequels) that add a lot of interesting information to the backstory of events and characters in the films. One that jumps out at me is the ...
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What's this round medallion from the “Rise of Skywalker” trailer?

This is held by someone in the trailer. It looks familiar but I can't place it. Is it something from existing Star Wars lore?
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Was it really in “perfect accordance” with Darth Bane's teachings for Zannah to bring an ambush?

In the book Rule of Two Darth Bane's apprentice, Zannah, meets a follower of the dark side named Hetton who has 8 Sith assassins working for him, modest dark side abilities of his own, and who is rich ...
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Is there any significance to the name Skywalker?

Is there any significance to the name Skywalker? Is there any evidence from George Lucas or any other important Star Wars creators about the choice of the name Skywalker for Luke and his father ...
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Is Mace Windu Finn's father? [closed]

Finn knows nothing about his family because he was taken while he was very little. But a black main character makes me think (not being racist guys). And when he used the lightsaber I thought that ...
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Can someone become artificially Force-sensitive?

Can someone become artificially Force-sensitive? I'm a film student working on a script on a Star Wars film as a personal project. Without giving too much away, one of the main key parts of the story ...
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How long can a person be kept in a Carbonite so that they can be successfully revitalized? Do people age within it?

There is evidence of several creatures being frozen in carbonite and later "woken up" without any permanent consequences (as far as I know). Is it safe to assume that carbonite-freezing is form of ...
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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

With the death of Carrie Fisher, does it have any impact on the next Star Wars films, episodes VIII and IX? Was she slated to be on 8-9? Has principal photography started with her on camera?
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Was Rian Johnson considered for Episode IX?

The original plan regarding the latest Star Wars trilogy had been widely reported as: J.J. Abrams would direct Episode VII (The Force Awakens) Rian Johnson would direct Episode VIII (The Last Jedi) ...
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Were Acclamator class landing craft still used by the Empire?

During the Clone Wars, the Acclamator-class landing craft was a large landing transport that could carry a large army. Were those crafts still used by the Empire after the Clone Wars? The only ...
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What are the subtle connections between Solo and the rest of Star Wars movies? [closed]

Try not to think too hard on this. There are lists (examples below) that point out the connections and references between Solo: A Star Wars Story and the rest of the published material (novels, YA, ...
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Has the light from the Star Wars galaxy reached us yet?

Star Wars is set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Has Earth received the light from any of those events yet?
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Why did Dooku attempt to kidnap Palpatine on Naboo?

In Clone Wars Season 4, episodes 15-18, there is a whole plot about Count Dooku selecting bounty hunters for a mission to kidnap Palpatine from Naboo's Festival of Light. One of the bounty hunters is ...
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Have the parents or grandparents of Kol & Nat Skywalker been revealed?

Within the Legends canon, the "Star Wars: Legacy" comic series introduced us to the grey Jedi Cade Skywalker. His father, Kol Skywalker, and uncle, Nat Skywalker, were apparently the grandsons of Ben ...
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What were Obi Wan and Qui Gon doing on the Trade Federation flagship?

I noticed that the filmmakers didn't actually establish why two Jedi were sent to talk with the Trade Federation.
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What do Stormtroopers wear when not wearing their armor?

Assuming Stormtroopers only wear their armor while on duty, what do they wear off-duty, sleeping, etc (Finn doesn't count)?
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How did people in the Star Wars galaxy handle travelling to planets with different gravity?

We see people travel to different planets of various sizes, but nothing to show the gravitational differences? In legends, there are comments about how the increased gravity on the trooper academy on ...
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Did the 'Force for Change' competition winner actually appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Force for Change is a charity beneficiary that asks fans to donate money for various good causes. Often, there are prizes that comes with donating. In 2017, while Solo: A Star Wars Story was still in ...
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Why do Clone Commando visors glow?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. In the Republic Commando video game and the two or three episodes of The Clone Wars in which Clone Commandos appear, why do their helmet T-visors glow? I don't ...
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Do lightsabers absorb energy?

Do lightsabers absorb any of the energy shot at them from a blaster, or is it all deflected away?
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How can I watch the pre-“Special Edition” Star Wars?

In the early 90s I remember having "digitally remastered" versions of the Star Wars Trilogy on VHS (Letterbox/Surround/THX), it would be good to have higher quality versions of these but I'm unsure ...
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Why was the colour of Luke's lightsaber changed from blue to green between the trailer and the release of Return of the Jedi?

This answer showed me something I didn't know; that Luke's lightsaber was blue in the first trailer for Return of the Jedi. As we know, Luke used a green lightsaber ...
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Did Samuel Jackson say his famous “Mother-F*****” in Star Wars?

Samuel Jackson says the phrase "Mother-F*****" in lots of his movies, but I wonder if he said it in Star Wars. He said it in both of Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel, where both are PG-13.
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How did the Super Star Destroyer Executor get destroyed exactly?

This is what happens to the Super Star Destoyer Executor in RotJ All fire is concentarted on the Super Star Destroyer Executor. Only 2 A-wings destory the bridge deflector shields And before forward ...
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Why would a slug thrower be more effective against a lightsaber/Jedi than a blaster?

From this question about gunpowder in the Star Wars universe it is quoted that the shot from a slug thrower is not completely deflectable by a lightsaber. This seems to be listed as an advantage (...