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Is there a canon interpretation of who the five are in the Prophecy of the Five from the KOTOR Comics?

In the Knights of the Old Republic comics series, one of the central themes is a Jedi prophecy known as the Prophecy of the Five, which describes five people who are to bring on the return of the Sith ...
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Is Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal's title a deliberate reference?

Disclaimer: Please keep this as apolitical as possible while still answering the question. The Dark Horse graphic novel Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal was released 11 years after the more well ...
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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 happens to a Jedi's ashes?

What is done with a Jedi's ashes after they are cremated? After Qui-Gon Jinn was killed by Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, his physical body was burned in a funeral pyre, ...
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What is the Galactic Senate emblem meant to depict?

Most of the emblems used throughout Star Wars are abstract geometric symbols, often with a radial symmetry pattern. According to the answers to this question, they have a spiritual/religious origin. ...
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Is the dating of Anakin's fall and redemption/death relative to his age intentional?

Anakin was born in 41.9 BBY. He had his 10th birthday a few days after Ep I ended, and 20th birthday a day before Ep II started. Moving forward, he fell to the dark side at the age of 23, and was ...
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What are the metallic rods near the Pilot's head in a TIE fighter?

Early depictions of the cockpit of TIE fighters and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced have an assembly of metallic rods with rounded ends pointed at the temples of the pilot's head. These objects are usually ...
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WGAW and DGA Penalizing George Lucas for ESB Credits

After letting George Lucas slide on a few slipped protocols for A New Hope (SW-ANH), the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) decided they needed to set heavy ...
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What are these ubiquitous cube-shaped crates seen throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

Throughout the Star Wars franchise, a particular cube-shaped cargo crate is used as a common background prop. All visible faces of the crate contain a circle in the center and four straight lines ...
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Is there any evidence that R2-D2 has restored C-3PO's memory before?

We saw in Episode 9 that R2-D2 had a (relatively recent) back-up of C-3PO's memory, and restored it near the end of the film. We also saw that Bail Organa had C-3PO's memory wiped at the end of ...
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What are the corresponding easter eggs for John Williams' 52 Oscar Nominations?

Not only does legendary composer John Williams have a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but director J.J. Abrams states that every single item in that scene has been very purposefully chosen ...
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Does “Vader” carry connotations of “father” to a speaker of Galactic Basic Standard?

An English speaker on Earth could be reasonably expected to be familiar with either the Dutch "vader" meaning father or the very similar German "vater", also meaning father. Obviously German and ...
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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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What is the timeline of the rescue of Han Solo?

In Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, we see R2-D2 and C-3PO arrive at the palace of Jabba the Hutt, bearing a message from Luke Skywalker, and themselves as gifts. Then we see general Leia ...
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Why were there so few TIE fighters during the Battle of Exegol?

When I watched the movie The Rise of Skywalker, it seemed to me that very few TIE fighters fought during the Battle of Exegol, even though there were about a thousand Sith Star Destroyers there. ...
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Did Darth Sidious have the same in mind for Luke as for Rey?

"You want to kill me. That is what I want. Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you. And all the Sith that live in me." Darth Sidious to Rey, The Rise of Skywalker In The Rise of Skywalker, ...
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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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What words are the choral singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there is a chorale singing what sounds like chanted Latin. What are they singing? Are ...
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Why is Kylo Ren separated from the other Knights Of Ren?

In the movie you just see a glimpse of the Knights Of Ren. The question Where were the Knights of Ren during the events of The Force Awakens? sort of answers where they are in The Force Awakens. ...
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Where did the scenery for the Star Wars anti-smoking PSA come from?

A saw a link today to the classic Star Wars droids’ anti-smoking public service announcement. It looks like C-3PO and R2-D2 are working in a warehouse or storage area ...
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Did Leia ever meet Ahsoka through the Rebellion?

Spoiler warning for Rebels. This is about when Ahsoka was working with the Rebellion, not after Rebels. In the Ahsoka novel, there is a brief scene where Ahsoka hears Bail talking to a young Leia. ...
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How long passes from the battle to the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

At the very end of The Rise of Skywalker Obviously sometime has passed from the end of the final battle as we see How much time passed?
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How many members of the Jedi Order formally joined the Separatists?

In Canon, the Confederacy of Independent Systems had several former Jedi serving it in one capacity or another, the most prominent of whom was Count Dooku who formally left the Jedi Order then later ...
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For how long do the effects of a Jedi Mind Trick last?

Some commands can be followed instantly. For example, if a Jedi commands a weak-minded person using Force to reveal certain information, he/she can do that instantly ending the temporal scope of the ...
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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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Can you please identify a Star Wars fanfic in which Leia gave birth to a cyborg child?

Although this fanfic was written long ago, it became popular when The Force Awakens was released because Kylo Ren was obviously not a cyborg. But, the author added a new foreword saying that the ...
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Was there a reference to this common issue with the Sphero BB-8 in The Last Jedi?

The character BB-8 and its smartphone-enabled remote controlled counterpart manufactured by Sphero has obviously taken the world by storm. The Sphero product, while otherwise excellent, has one ...
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Did the Death Star's crystals “speak”?

The official Star Wars website explains that lightsabers are made of kyber crystals that are inextricably linked to the Jedi who makes the light saber. In fact, the kyber crystal even "speaks" to the ...
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Was Anakin Skywalker ever disciplined by the Jedi Order for his many acts of disobedience?

Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi apprentice and knight was reckless, arrogant, and often directly disobedient. Many of his actions violated long-standing Jedi policies. (e.g. - don't kill except in self-...
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Web comic comparing Star Wars with Foundation

A while ago I saw a cartoon depicting one person describing a famous un-filmed scifi story to someone else. The story sounded like Star Wars but was revealed to be Asimov's 'Foundation Trilogy'. My ...
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Do people in the Star Wars galaxy grow meat in laboratories?

I never see them mention lab-grown non-animal meat. I wonder if they even need it since they have a galaxy full of livestock. Am I right?
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What was Mace Windu's connection to the Whills supposed to be in early drafts of the script for Star Wars?

George Lucas' first draft of the synopsis of the script for Star Wars - written in 1973 and titled "Journal of the Whills" - is said to begin as follows: This is the story of Mace Windu, a ...
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Under what conditions can a Child of the Watch not wear their helmet?

With the helmet never being removed being one of the biggest trademarks of Din Djarin, we've found out that the Children of the Watch never remove their helmet. This, as it is stated such in the Way ...
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Why did the insignia of the Republic change from eight to six spikes from Star Wars Episode 2 to Episode 3?

In Star Wars Episode II, the roundels on the ships of the Galactic Republic have eight spikes. In Star Wars Episode 3, they have only six spikes. Why did the logo change? We can guess that cannot be ...
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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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Why did Ahsoka's lightsaber grip change?

When Ahsoka first appeared, she consistently used one lightsaber in a reverse grip, occasionally switching to a normal/frontward grip when the situation required (It's hard to see, but she is using a ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed?

I ask this question from comment of this answer by @MooS on Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant? Palpatine uses the force to make Obi-Wan unable to defend himself, ...
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Does Luke use the same X-wing throughout the movies?

Luke is seen to fly an X-wing with Red Five markings throughout five of the movies (and one of the TV shows). In the Legends continuity, his original X-wing from the Battle of Yavin crash-lands the ...
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How can the prophecy of the Chosen One be re-interpreted in light of Palpatine's return in the Disney canon?

The explanation I usually hear for Rey playing an equally, if not more, dramatic role in defeating Palpatine compared to Anakin's (while still not formally replacing him as the Chosen One) is that the ...
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Was anyone else watching Leia as she grew up?

In the aftermath of Order 66, there is a small group of remaining Jedi and senators who know the truth about who Luke and Leia are and why they must be protected. Yoda leaves in exile to Dagobah, but ...
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In “Solo,” how did Enfys Nest keep catching up to Beckett?

There were two times that Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders seemed to appear at just the right time and place to thwart Tobias Beckett. The first is when Beckett and crew were doing the job with the ...
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How did the Jedi deal with trainees who lacked hands and thus couldn't use a lightsaber the traditional way?

Given the tremendous amount of species in the Star Wars universe, there have to be at least a few without hands, or comparable grasping appendages.
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Has the E-11 blaster ever seen action in the Star Wars movies with its folding three-position stock extended?

The other day, while posing one of my 3.75 inches Imperial Stormtrooper action figures, I noticed that its E-11 had a real folding stock. That made me think why -in the Star Wars movies- all the ...
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What is the average lifespan of a Gree?

While researching the old races of the Star Wars galaxy, I did not find any information on the longevity of the vast majority of these. Certainly, we see vestiges of their past exploits in the LORE ...
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How many lightsabers does General Grievous have?

We know General Grievous was handed his first lightsaber by Count Dooku, it having belonged to Sifo-Dyas. We also know he has four other lightsabers, having belonged to Pablo-Jill, Roron Corobb, Eeth ...
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Was changing the movie poster for Return of the Jedi to have a green lightsaber ever considered?

It is well known that the original plan for Luke's lightsaber in Return of the Jedi was for it to blue, like the blades used by Luke and Ben in the first two movies. However, this changed in post-...
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Does Maz briefly speak Huttese to Han on Takodana?

Right after saying "Han, you've been running away from this fight for too long," Maz switches to something that sounds a lot like Huttese. I hear it as: ya kee naga wanta Which translating ...
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Who did Rae Sloane send to Kashyyyk?

I just finished reading Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt. At one point, Han and company pass through an Imperial blockade on their way to Kashyyyk. An Admiral from a star destroyer calls Rae Sloane to ...
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What is the significance of the “Six” in the All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) walker's name?

Episode VIII The Last Jedi introduced the All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) walker, which is an upgraded AT-AT. According to Wookieepedia, the walker's name comes from the "MegaCaliber Six" ...
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Was there a given reason that Sidious didn't plan for Vader's name?

In this question and especially it's accepted answer, it is established that the name 'Vader' was plucked from the Force in the moment of his rechristening. Now, Sidious had been planning to seduce ...

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