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Questions tagged [star-wars]

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

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Star Wars fanfic where the Resistance poisons Rey

I think the premise was that Rey joined up with Kylo (don’t remember why or how). The Resistance ended up poisoning Rey and the only way to save her was for Kylo to surrender himself to the Resistance....
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What was George Lucas' reasoning for changing Anakin's head?

At the end of "Return of the Jedi" Anakin's head was replaced with the head of Hayden Christensen. This question asks when this was done, but what were Lucas' reasons for doing this? All of the ...
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How was Obi-Wan Kenobi able to hide his light side presence from Vader and the Emperor?

I read long ago, I think it was in Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, that Yoda was able to hide his presence from Vader and the Emperor because of that Dark Side cave on Dagobah. I found this reference ...
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Is the storyteller kid at the end of “The Last Jedi” Force-sensitive?

At the end of The Last Jedi, we see some kids playing with some crude action figures and other toys before being shooed back to work in the stables by an angry Bargwill Tomder. Most of the focus has ...
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Where was Beckett heading after leaving with the Coaxium?

Close to the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Tobias Beckett first betrayed Han, then Dryden Vos, and attempted to keep the two cases of the refined Coaxium for himself. He took Chewbacca as a prisoner ...
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How do communications work in Star Wars?

My previous question Why does Binary exist? started a conversation which led me to this new question: How do long-range communications work in the first place? (I was wondering why droids had to speak ...
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Why are Kylo Ren and Rey evenly matched in Force pulling in TLJ? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens, Kylo tries to take Luke's lightsaber from the ground but Rey is able to pull it away from him with the Force. In The Last Jedi, By all logic, Kylo should've been stronger in ...
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Did Luke know about Kylo Ren's obsession with Darth Vader?

One of the most notable aspects of Kylo Ren's character is his obsession with Darth Vader, evident in how he prays to Vader's charred helmet, how he tries to emulate him by wearing a mask, and even ...
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Do Jedi knights take the lightsabers of enemies they have defeated?

As another answer shows, after Anakin defeats Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel at the beginning of Episode III, he drops Dooku's lightsaber and leaves it there. He doesn't just ignore it, he ...
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What model droid is Chopper's mismatched leg from?

In the Season 2 episode of Rebels "Lost Droid" - we see Chopper obtain a replacement original strut to replace his mismatched (green) one What model astromech droid is the green leg from?
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How are the different pips explained on Han's Dice?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Han Solo's dice are seen with standard pips. While there is no clear movie cell with these pips, there is this Decipher game card for their CCG: Also, the dice ...
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What comments have the producers made regarding their choice on these two backstory reveals?

The Lucasfilm Story Group has literally billions of dollars riding of decisions they make. Probably the two story elements fans have been eagerly speculating on since The Force Awakens have been and ...
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Why are the losses to the First Order not acknowledged?

So towards the end of The Last Jedi Yet none of this is mentioned among The Resistance. I know they're a little preoccupied, but this could at least affect morale. It could also have wider ...
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Why Are There So Few Female Sith?

I've found very few references to female Sith. I know there were some powerful female Sith, but there aren't many of them. Is there a reason there are so few female Sith? I looked through the ...
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What happened to Count Dooku's lightsaber?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his ...
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In Rogue One, why don't the Rebels go directly to Saw Gerrera or Galen Erso and seek Jyn Erso instead?

They learn through Cassian that an Imperial Pilot defector was sent by Galen Erso with a message to Saw Gerrera and that he claims the Empire is building a planet killer. Why didn't they just contact ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever find out about Anakin going to Tatooine during Ep. II?

We know Anakin told Palpatine about his stop in Tatooine during AOTC because Palpatine tells him he doesn't have to pretend around him since he knows about the massacre at the Tusken village. But ...
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Would Anakin still have needed the suit after Mustafar if he had not been burned?

I know there are several questions on the stack about how long Anakin survived on Mustafar, or how does Vader's suit help keep him alive. But I am wondering, considering that wounds from a ...
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The use of 'Darth' as Vader's name, not title, in Star Wars

I watched Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope for the first time in a while a few days ago (the first step in taking my Daughter through the Machete Order). One thing that stood out was the pre-duel ...
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Star Wars fanfiction where the main character is taken from Earth by a Sith, he later fights Ashoka

I read this fanfiction a while ago on fanfiction.net and I don't remember what it is called. Main character is called James, and while he is on Earth he is taken by a Sith (Count Dooku I think, and ...
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Do Jedi pay taxes?

Inspires by the comments in this question. Is any money given to the Jedi Order taxed, or are they tax-free being that they're supposed to be the defenders of the Republic? Or do they not own money, ...
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Who would win a duel between Snoke and Palpatine? [closed]

If you had to pick between those Snoke and Palestine, who'd win the duel with a lightsaber and who do you think is more powerful in the movies overall?
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Does Ahsoka know when Obi-Wan and Anakin die?

Not sure if this has ever been revealed or discussed, but I always wondered whether she knew when exactly these two died as she would have only been in her 30's when they passed. Also does anyone know ...
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How does General Grievous survive in space?

Near the start of Episode III (and several times throughout the Clone Wars TV series) we see General Grievous waltzing about in the vacuum of space without concern. Yet during his confrontation with ...
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Is there a large map of Tatooine?

I wanted to make the Tatooine globe with my hands, but I realized that a map of it is probably nowhere, and I would like to know if there is a version (whether it is canon or Legends) of this Atlas ...
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Are the other Wookiees in the mine Chewbacca's family?

In the mine in Solo, Chewbacca meets some other Wookiees. Are they from his family/tribe? I assume from the Star Wars Christmas Special (which is still canon in my mind) which is set after the events ...
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Why did Stormtroopers leave their stations to watch lightsaber duel between Vader and Kenobi?

The only reason Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca were able to escape the Death Star is because the Stormtroopers left their stations and ran like kids to watch the lightsaber duel between Vader and ...
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Is Rogue Group/Rogue Squadron named after Rogue One (in-universe)?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker leads "Rogue Group" at the Battle of Hoth: Rogue Group, use your harpoons and tow cables. Go for the legs. It might be our only chance of stopping them. ...
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Why did Lando Calrissian know Darth Vader was after Luke Skywalker?

When Leia, Chewbacca, and Han confront Lando about them being tortured, Lando says that Vader is not even interested in them. He's after somebody named Skywalker. Leia: Why are they doing this? ...
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Why were the twins named Luke and Leia?

In G-Canon, it is not revealed that Padme is pregnant with twins until she is in the medical bay ready to give birth. When asked what they should be named, she immediately responds without much ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise?

As far as I can tell, both universes have equally objective ideas of speed. Do we know how fast the two ships can go? Which is faster?
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Did Leia recognise the name Skywalker when Luke rescues her?

When Luke rescues Leia in A New Hope he introduces himself as Luke Skywalker, Leia then questions him by saying who? Which suggests to me she has heard the name before. So where does she recognise ...
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Why did the Jedi take the clone army without further thought?

In The Attack of the Clones film, the Jedi find out about an army that was apparently ordered by a mysterious Jedi, without authorization of the Jedi Council. They don't know what he ordered it for, ...
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What is the out-of-universe origin of the Rebel crest?

The Rebel crest was first seen in the Star Wars universe in the 1977 film Star Wars (A New Hope), at the very least it was on the rebel helmets. It has become part of Star Wars lore and has, in-...
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What does Tatooine's farside look like?

In the Star Wars Prequel trilogy, we are shown only one side of Tatooine, while the other is on the far side: What does the other side (hemisphere) look like? Is there a map of the area?
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Did Obi-Wan need to sacrifice himself to Vader?

As far as I understand it, Obi-Wan Kenobi's motivation for engaging Darth Vader in combat and was to buy time for Luke et al to escape from the Death Star. After the battle, he urges Luke, "Run, ...
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Dialogue changes between different edits of Return of the Jedi

Trying to settle an argument about dialogue changes between the original theatrical release of Return of The Jedi and the special edition version. In the special edition version during the climactic ...
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Is the command chain of the Imperial military in Star Wars ever detailed in canon?

In the original trilogy films of Star Wars we see a number of "Imperial officers". Their rank, and indeed their branch of service is never made entirely clear. Nor is their relationship, in command ...
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Do any aircraft use slugthrowers?

As described in this previous question, the Slugthrowers of Star Wars are almost on par with real world guns. Have slugthrowers been used on aircraft in Star Wars as weapons? For example, has an T-47 (...
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What was the reason Yoda did not continue his fight with Sidious?

In Episode 3 Yoda fought Sidious and in the end, ran away. Why? Did he realize that Sidious is stronger than him OR did he realize he is not meant to defeat him? Wasn't Yoda able to tell how strong ...
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How do stormtroopers pee? [duplicate]

Do their armors have a urine tank or some opening valve near penis? Or, do they need to take off their entire armor to pee? Are the schematics the same for female stormtroopers?
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Is there a Galactic Civil War map? [closed]

Is there a map showing what areas of the galaxy the Empire and the Rebellion controlled during the time of the Galactic Civil War?
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Is the Erevana the ship flying away from Jakku as Rey is left behind?

Seems like they make sure we do not see who is dragging Rey along but still provide a clue with a long shot of the spaceship in the distance. I don't think we ever get an external view of the Erevana, ...
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What is the symbol on the pauldron of the storm troopers who guard Grand Admiral Thrawn's office?

In Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Episode 17 ("Through Imperial Eyes"), the stormtroopers that guard Grand Admiral Thrawn's office on his Star Destroyer have a black pauldron on their right shoulder with a ...
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Was this inspired by the old Han Solo novels

In Solo: A Star Wars Story we see Now I understand that this links to what C3-P0 says in the Empire Strikes Back "Sir, I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most ...
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Is Zam Wesell inspired by early Ralp McQuarrie Concept Art of Han Solo & Starkiller Hero?

I was recently looking at some early McQuarrie concept art (and my 30th anniversary action figures based on them) commissioned for George Lucas' second draft, which would eventually become A New Hope. ...
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Did Darth Vader plan on using “zombies”?

Somewhere within the Star Wars universe there are "zombies" that originated from Project Blackwing. In Revenge of the Sith it shows Emperor Palpatine and Vader speaking on the subject of keeping ...
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Do laser blasters shoot plasma rays like lightsabers? [duplicate]

I know that lightsabers consist of a plasma blade, powered by a kyber crystal, but do the Blasters in Star Wars work by shooting out plasma rays, too?
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Do we ever see regular (non-stormtrooper) ground troops?

Until recently, my knowledge of Star Wars was based almost exclusively on countless viewings of the original trilogy, and a couple of viewings of the prequels. On this basis, I had assumed that the ...