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Questions tagged [star-wars]

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

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When was the Rebel Alliance actually founded?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, According to the Wookieepedia sources, Solo was set around 10 BBY, but the Rebel Alliance was founded as late as in 2 BBY. Was the Alliance actually established earlier, ...
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Star Wars Trooper chooseable path book

There was this Star Wars book I used to read back in middle school. It was about you being a trooper, and you got to decide what you did - i.e. commander, demolitions, etc. There were multiple endings....
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How did Solo catch Beckett?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Tobias Beckett leaves with Chewbacca held at gunpoint and carrying across the sandy beach two large, heavy cases of hyperfuel. The remaining characters are ...
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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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Old Star Wars Legends book set after ROTJ

About 8 years ago I found a book in a German library that was advertised as the ninth episode to the Star Wars Saga. (I think there were books serving as seventh and eighth episodes as well, but the ...
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How many characters in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' also appear in other Star Wars canon?

I know Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian reappeared in the Original Trilogy, has anyone else appeared in both Solo:ASWS and other current (Disney) Star Wars Canon?
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Midi-Chlorian Manipulation limits

"Plagueis was able to kill the comatose Darth Venamis and then bring him back to life several times, before the Bith's organs failed, and Plagueis granted him everlasting death." Wookiepeedia:...
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How did Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders get from planet to planet?

During Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see Enfys Nest and their Cloud-Riders on a number of different planets. And yet we only ever see them travel by what appear to be swoop bikes. Working under the ...
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What is the significance of this character being given a name?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we witness But considering the nature of the planet (tons of runaways, for example), I would have expected this to be a fairly common occurrence for people trying to "get ...
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Does Chewie still owe a life debt to Han according to the Solo film?

During Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see However, the way this goes down Up until now, even in canon we still see it commonly stated that much of why Chewie does what he does is because of the life ...
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What do we know about the future of this character?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we discover that Is this in reference to something we've seen take place already (in Star Wars: Rebels for example), or to something we don't yet know? More specifically, ...
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Why did Qi'ra make the decision she did in the end?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see My understanding of the scene was that she did it to But others I watched it with seemed to take it as betrayal, showing that she couldn't be trusted. ...
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Where / How did Han Solo learn to speak / understand Shyriiwook?

In the film Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo appears to already speak and understand Shyriiwook. Where / how did he acquire this ability? Disney canon will be the accepted answer, but EU answers ...
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Why didn't they replace the stuff they lost from the obvious place?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, there's a train heist sequence at the start So, they end up losing what they stole and spend the rest of the film making up for their loss. Why didn't the crew retrieve ...
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What was the reasoning behind this action in Solo: A Star Wars Story?

In the opening third of Solo, the protagonists are involved in The group is mostly together, except for What was the point of that action during this event? I imagine the logic behind the event ...
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When does the movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story” take place in relation to Star Wars Episodes 1-6?

Han Solo is a young man in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. This obviously places the film before Episode 4, but its relation to Episodes 1-3 confuses me. When does the movie "Solo: A Star Wars ...
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Is Crimson Dawn part of Black Sun?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see revealing himself to be the boss of Dryden Vos and Qi'ra. However, according to Star Wars: Clone Wars, he is supposed to be the leader of Black Sun, not ...
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What does Disney consider to be Star Wars canon? [duplicate]

I know the original movies, as well as I think the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons were brought forward. I know Disney's movies are canon, and I assume the books being released after Disney purchase ...
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Did the Jedi ever find out why Dooku turned to the Dark Side?

The Jedi knew Dooku was one of the Jedi Masters who are one of the "The Lost Twenty". When he left the Jedi Order due to that he was (as explain in this answer from null): Dooku was convinced that ...
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Why was the Shield generator on Hoth not shielded?

The shield generator on Hoth that the Rebels used was meant to work above ground, but why was it not shielded itself (in case of a ground assault, as in the Battle of Hoth)? Surely the rebels could ...
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Who cares if it takes 1,000 years for Sarlacc to digest you? [duplicate]

C-3P0 informs Luke et al before they are thrown into the pit of Sarlacc that: "In its belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a…thousand years."...
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Why didn't Ben take Luke to Degobah when he was much younger? [duplicate]

One of Yoda's objections to training Luke was that he was too old. Also, with the limited time available, by the time Luke first faced Darth Vader he was not ready for it. Would it not have been a ...
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Identify a Star Wars fanfic in which Leia gave birth to Jabba's child

I remember reading Star Wars fanfic. It was big (bigger than standard Star Wars books) and was written in a serious language (although I couldn't stop laughing). I was never able to finish it, but I ...
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Could a lightsaber be used as a cane?

I recently came across this cover art while reading through The Other Lost Missions: Rare Clone Wars Comics and Literature, Part 2, and I couldn't help but notice the way the guy in the picture, ...
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What was Obi-Wan's plan on Mustafar?

Obi-Wan knew that his best-friend and student, Anakin had fallen to the dark side. Knowing the truth, he was shocked in terror. Obi wan even told Master Yoda that he would not kill Anakin, because he ...
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Why was Rukh spared in the episode DUME?

Are there any in-universe justifications for why Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios spared Rukh in the episode DUME? The rebels have demonstrated that they have no problem killing imperial agents like ...
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How does one learn droid binary? [duplicate]

How does someone learn droid binary? It seems simple, but honestly, I don't see how anyone could (easily) learn how to understand droid binary. It seems to be just beeps and whistles. How do you say ...
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Did Darth Vader astral-project himself into the cave on Dagobah?

Did Darth Vader astral-project a solid image of himself in the cave on Dagobah the same way that Luke did on the planet Crait?
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Where did the rebel fleet go after Haven in Canon?

At the end of Empire, the last thing we see is the heroes looking at a protostar from the rebel rendezvous, known as Haven. I would like to know where they went after that. Did they go straight to a ...
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Where was Luke's Jedi Temple/Academy located?

In The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it was mentioned that Luke Skywalker took on students and started teaching them the ways of the Force before Kylo Ren killed them all and left Luke for dead. ...
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Name of Star Wars book written in first person?

As the recent stories of Star Wars and not appealing to me, I have been going back and reading a lot of the now Legacy timeline of my childhood. I seem to recall a book about a Corellian who found ...
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Why did clones like commander Rex and Wolffe not have the troops in their unit's inhibitor chips removed?

To me, it makes sense that Rex, Wolffe, and Gregor would have some other clone troopers remove their inhibitor chips, instead of practically letting them kill the Jedi. It just doesn't make sense. ...
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What are the pilots in A New Hope talking about?

Luke: come to point o five, we'll cover for you What does that mean for example?
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Why did Ezra stay behind?

In the series finale of Star Wars Rebels, we see Ezra stay behind on Thrawn's Star Destroyer as the Pergil carry the ship into Hyperspace. My question is, why exactly did he stay behind? All he ...
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How strong is too strong for gravity wells and hyperspace?

Maybe I'm just too critical as an astrophysicist, but I'm wondering if there's any official canon regarding how strong is too strong of a "gravity well" for safely jumping to hyperspace in Star Wars? ...
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Do lightsaber blades/blaster bolts cast shadows?

Do lightsaber blades and/or blaster bolts cast shadows? (I know it's possible to see a blade's shadow on the ground during Episode VI, but that was clearly due to technical limitations, not ...
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How was Admiral Holdo able to jump to hyperspace?

At the beginning of the space chase in The Last Jedi, we learn that the Resistance can't jump into hyperspace because they will use up all of their fuel and be sitting ducks. However, after many hours ...
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Why was only one person used as the template for the Clone Army?

So in the Star Wars prequels the Kaminoans make a clone army using the DNA of only Jango Fett for the Republic rather than using a few different people as templates for different roles. I can see a ...
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What would happen if the Hutt Clans had joined the Separatists?

In the Clone Wars movie, the Republic does its best to ensure Jabba the Hutt allow the Republic safe passages through its territory. But how much difference would it have made if Jabba had instead ...
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Vitiate's use of Decoy/Duplicates/Doppleganger

My question is about Vitiate's use of duplicates in his fight against Revan. Were they force illusions or were they actual physical duplicates (like naruto clones or something) ? I believe the fight ...
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Does Transfer Essence alter a users connection the Force?

If a Sith uses transfer essence on a person with a lesser aptitude to the Force (ex: 2500 midi-chlorian count) will they have the same connection to the Force as their original body? I am aware midi-...
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Who wrote the songs for the special edition of Return of the Jedi?

In the special edition of Return of the Jedi, various changes were made to the film, with (in my opinion) some being positive and some negative. One, or should I say two, of the changes is the new ...
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Why was the Millennium Falcon too small for a cloaking device?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the Millennium Falcon is reported as being too small for a cloaking device: TRACKING OFFICER: Captain Needa, the ship no longer appears on our scopes. ...
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Star Wars universally accepted “up”

One thing I've noticed in Star Wars is that all spaceships always seem to acknowledge a universal "up," in that when two ships come out of hyperspace they are both the "right" way up, even if they are ...
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Are humans divided into ethnic groups in Star Wars?

Related: Are there any statistics for the demographics of the Star Wars universe? In the Star Wars universe, we see humans from various real-life ethnic groups playing human characters, but it is not ...
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Are there any statistics for the demographics of the Star Wars universe?

Since there are thousands of species across the Star Wars universe, is there any statistic (fan-made or canon) about its demographics (per system/planet/globally)?
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What did Chewbacca do before Episode III?

It is known that Chewbacca was a Wookiee that fought (along with other Wookiees) for the Republic during the Clone Wars, but is there any information on what he did before the Clone Wars and Episode ...
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What planets have been destroyed in the new Star Wars canon?

The Star Wars Legends canon has a large number of planets and other celestial bodies that were destroyed over the years by superweapons, natural phenomena, and other means. Wookiepedia has a ...
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Why are the Alderaan destruction stories in the Eclipse short story (Canon), and Episode 4 different?

In the Eclipse short story, it says that Bail and his wife saw the explosion coming towards them, but in Episode 4, the planet immediately explodes. Is there a reason for this discrepancy, or was it ...
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What Star Wars footage shot for one film was reused in a later film?

This answer included a clip of a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi. I has seen the deleted scene before, but I noticed this time that it included a brief shot of Vader sitting in his pressure ...