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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 process of making a black lightsaber/Darksaber?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, we see a Black lightsaber much like a real sword or katana and it was supposedly stolen from the Jedi hundreds of years prior to the Clone Wars by ...
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Have any Jedi defied the council to train a padawan?

Qui-Gon Jinn wanted to train Anakin despite opposition from the Jedi Council. He even convinced Obi-Wan to train Anakin, and although the council eventually agreed with that decision, at the time, it ...
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What was the minimum Jedi status required to have authority over Clone Troopers?

Clearly not all of the Jedi had command over the Clone Troopers. What position did a Jedi have to attain within the Order to be able to command Clone Troopers?
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Why are Star Wars fighter ships crewed with humans and biological sapients instead of droids?

Why do the Galactic Empire, the Galactic Republic, and the Rebellion all use biological sapients in their one or two-man fighter ships? The x-wing, the tie fighters, the bombers, and just about every ...
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Why don't lightsaber users turn off their lightsaber midfight to pass through their enemy's defense? [duplicate]

Theoretically if two lightsabers clashed, couldn't one of them quickly switch off and on to "phase" through the other lightsaber and insta-kill the opponent?
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Do Wookies use human toilets?

Inspired by an article on Deadspin, relevant quote here: I assume there’s an entire EU novel series out there dedicated to Wookiees and their sanitary habits... If there is any place to find out,...
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Are the crystals on the hollow planet kyber crystals?

In season 6 episode 12, Yoda visits a hollow planet that is the origin of Near the fissure where he goes in to the planet, there are crystals. Since this is a planet that is strong in the Force, I ...
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Do Jedi Ever Visit Their Families?

We know that Jedi are taken away from their families when they are very young, but do they ever have any communication with their families when they are older? Do they ever even know who their ...
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How did Capt. Panaka read R2's serial number?

In Phantom Menace, after R2 repairs Amidala's ship and gets everybody safely through the blockade, they're brought in front of the queen to get a commendation. From the script: QUI-GON, OBI-WAN, ...
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Can T-47 airspeeders fly in space?

Are the T-47 airspeeders (Episode V, on planet Hoth) able to fly in space in a similar manner to spacecraft?
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Why do a number of Jedi Masters have beards? [closed]

I have noticed that a large number of male Jedi have facial hair if they are a Jedi Master or higher. Is there a reason for why a lot of Jedi have beards if they are Jedi Masters or higher? For those ...
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Why do the heroes in Star Wars keep letting their Force-sensitive foes detect them?

In Star Wars movies, in almost every episode, people who are familiar with the power of the Force and the fact that people strong with the Force can become aware of the presence of a person, will ...
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Why wasn't Darth Vader's TIE fighter recognized during the Death Star Assault?

I was watching the first Death Star assault again and I noticed that out of all the Imperial fighters sent out against the rebels, Vader's ship was of a different design. So why didn't any of the ...
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How do starship weapons work in Star Wars, in terms of recharge time and the cause of recharge time [duplicate]

This is definitely connected to my last question on "Recycling shields", so I'll definitely start this question close to the same as the last. So I was watching the Clone Wars Season 2 episode 16 ...
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Recycling Shields? Baffling Star Wars Naval Terminology

So I was watching the Clone Wars Season 2 episode 16 titled "Cat and Mouse". In this episode, the senator Bail Organa has been trapped on the planet Christophsis by a Seperatist blockade lead by ...
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Shielding in Star Wars: X-Wing vs new TIEs

As we can see in this fragment of an X-Wing during the trench run: An X-Wing with shields set to "all power to rear" is able to block a few shots. After this, it must be evacuated or will be ...
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Who taught Kylo Ren to bleed his lightsaber?

Who taught Kylo Ren how to bleed his lightsaber. Did he read about it in former Sith writings, did Snoke teach him (which seems possible but unlikely considering Snoke is not seen with a lightsaber of ...
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What other Imperial targets did Rahm Kota attack in the months leading up to Force Unleashed?

In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Starkillers first target is General Rahm Kota, a Jedi gone guerilla leader that has been attacking imperial targets in an attempt to draw Vader out. As you ...
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How come there is no hole in the ground when Kylo Ren fired upon the self-projection of Luke Skywalker?

Why wasn't a giant hole created when Kylo Ren fired upon the vision of Luke Skywalker?
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Why didn’t Darth Vader’s body disappear in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the special edition, you see his one-with-the-force ghost, but he didn’t disappear like Obi-Wan or Yoda. Any good explanations as to why this is the case?
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If BB-8's head is attached by magnets, how can it be extended away from his body?

According to Star Wars and other questions (In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?), BB-8's head is attached magnetically to his body. That's fine and all, but, in Episode VIII, ...
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What is the backstory of the display armor in the background of the yacht scene?

Does anyone know the backstory of the display armor in the background in the yacht scene that looks very much like Jango Fett's helmet and possibly armor as well?
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How can Finn pilot this vessel?

In The Force Awakens, it's mentioned at least twice that Finn is not a pilot. First, when Finn rescues Poe: Poe: Why are you helping me? Finn: Because it's the right thing to do. Poe: ...
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What were Darth Vader's day-to-day tasks/duties?

Vader's role in the Empire/Imperial Forces was already discussed multiple times (here for example). I understand that he has a special role, not comparable to any position in real world military and ...
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Social function of the Jedi

In this question the purpose of the Jedi is discussed but no one mentions their true function in society or the way that their order is funded, since they have access to supplies, technology and have ...
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Why did the Empire choose to build the second Death Star near Endor?

I was wondering why the Empire chose to build the second Death Star in orbit around the Forest Moon of Endor? I guess that having locals who aren't capable of space flight is handy, but aren't there ...
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Does being a cold killer make one a Sith? How does it fit into the Rule of Two?

A quote from The Book of Sith, page 66: The Force is venom. If it is poured into many cups, it loses its potency until it becomes so diluted it is merely an irritant. Yet pour those cups back into ...
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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), after been attacked by Sand People, we see Luke Skywalker laying inert in the ground, then, we hear a great howling moan echoing throughout the canyon which sends the ...
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Do repulsor lift vehicles exert a reaction force on the ground below them? [duplicate]

Let's say I am lying on the ground when my friend runs over me on his speeder bike, does it feel like I've just been run over by a bike or as though a light breeze just passed over me? There doesn't ...
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How many times has the Millennium Falcon lost her rectenna in perilous circumstances?

I know from Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) that the rectenna (rectifying antenna) of the Millennium Falcon were snapped off on two occasions: When ...
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What happens if two blaster bolts meet?

What happens if two blaster bolts meet? Do they: Cross? Ricochet? Cancel each other out?
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When was it first revealed how Anakin became Darth Vader? [duplicate]

I remember knowing back in the mid-80s that Luke's father and Obi-Wan Kenobi fought on a lava planet which resulted in Luke's father being hurt badly enough to need the head-to-toe black leather ...
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Did Anakin’s childhood friends hear of Luke Skywalker?

In The Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker had friends who were Kitster and Wald, and had associates like Watto, Amee, Melee and Seek. Then Anakin left Tatooine to become a Jedi after he was rescued by ...
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Why the name “Luke” of Luke Skywalker? [duplicate]

Luke is the English version of Lucius, a roman name. With the advent of Christianity, it has been mostly associated with Luke the Evangelist, and hence has a strong Christian connotation, particularly ...
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Did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant? [duplicate]

I know from this question that at one stage Luke attempted to visit the temple on Coruscant, But did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant?
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When was the Jedi cult the strongest?

The Jedi cult had its up and downs. When were they the strongest? Was it somewhere in EP1-EP3? Definition of strongest: most followers, most influence, most respect (, most power?)
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Can Force-sensitives harness the Force without being aware of its presence?

We've seen Rey use the Force in TFA and TLJ without any proper training, but at that point she was already aware of the Force and its existence. What about someone who didn't even know such a power ...
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Is Enfys Nest's name meant to be a pun?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story fans are introduced to a new character named Enfys Nest, a leader of a rebelling pirate group called, the Cloud Riders. Later in the film it is revealed that Enfys I have ...
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Is there a Force power in Star Wars that allows one to create objects by “crystallizing” the force?

I don't know how best to describe it, but is there a Force power, either light or dark side, that allows a force user to shape the force and crystallize it into solid objects, like blades of pure ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi assuming the same pose of the Jedha statue before he died?

After watching for the nth time Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, it looks to me that Obi-Wan Kenobi, just before he sacrifices himself in the lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, assumes the same pose ...
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How did Obi-Wan know what Darth Vader looked like in Episode IV?

How did Obi-Wan know what Vader looked like before he confronted him? "He is more machine now than man"
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Who is this character in the video for “The Saga Begins” by Weird Al Yankovic?

In the video for the Weird Al Yankovic song "The Saga Begins" (1999), Weird Al is playing at a Mos Eisley-type cantina, where several aliens can be seen dancing alongside the regular Star Wars ...
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What type of stormtrooper is this one wearing a cape?

In this image taken from the Databank page for Tuanul we can see a stormtrooper with a cape in the background. Do we know what type of stormtrooper this is? It would not appear to be a snowtrooper ...
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Did Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi?

This was inspired by a related question about whether Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Did they know that Obi-Wan "Old Ben" Kenobi was a Jedi? Or did they ...
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What is the technical name of the conical totem lanterns scattered in the Tuanul village field?

I am building a Tuanul raid diorama based on the opening scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). . I have built some conical totem lanterns like the one marked in the picture. I need to know (...
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Was Boba Fett originally supposed to be in Episode 4?

In the original theatrical release of Star Wars, Boba Fett does not appear. In the behind the scenes though, I recall Jabba was originally filmed (as a human, not a slug), and then the scene was cut. ...
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Why don't we see any Blue Squadron Y-wings during the battle of Scariff?

In Rogue One I can't see any Y-wings helping the X-wings and the U-wings on the surface of the planet but when I searched for information about Blue Squadron in this wiki, I found that they had Y-...
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How can a staff fell stormtroopers in Rogue One?

Would you even feel the blows of a staff through your armor? We are not told that the monk character in Rogue One has superhuman strength, and it seems odd that he can topple stormtroopers with one ...
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Why didn't the Imperials block the exhaust port on the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin?

The rebel plan is to fire torpedoes into the Death Star's exhaust port, causing a chain reaction that will destroy the Death Star. One of the Imperial officers tells Tarkin: OFFICER: We've ...
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Are there Bounty Hunters in Star Wars universe who work within the limits of the laws?

Definitions of bounty hunter: Oxford: A person who pursues a criminal or fugitive for whom a reward is offered. Cambridge: Someone who searches for criminals or hunts animals in exchange for a reward....