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Questions tagged [star-wars]

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

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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 is the Battle of Chyron Belt?

After Leia is recovered from space and left to recover in what looks to be a glass MRI machine, command of the fleet is given to Vice Admiral Holdo. Poe asks Ello Asty if this is the "Battle of Chyron ...
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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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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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Who manufactures BB droids?

As of the Last Jedi, we've seen the BB-series used by the First Order as well as the Resistance- what company makes them and isn't shy about selling to both sides?
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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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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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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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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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What does Finn personally think of his past?

Here's what got me thinking about this: During the battle on Takodana, Finn takes a blaster rifle from a dead or incapacitated Stormtrooper and shows off his incredible shooting skills (Apparently he ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of six-five?

At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out More fighters! Form up at six-five! as imperial fighters are dispatched. What is 65? Is that a formation or some ...
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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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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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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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Could the Daughter attain the ability to retain consciousness after death?

Part of the conversation between Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn when the latter explained the ability to become one with the Force yet retain consciousness (henceforth called the Force ghost ability) goes as ...
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What is the territorial extent of the New Republic & the Galactic Empire after Endor?

In the Disney canon wiki page of the New Republic, it is described that following the Battle of Jakku, the Empire was militarily exhausted and forced into signing a peace treaty with the Republic. ...
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Why did George Lucas change his stance on Jacen?

This question and answer, discussing the role of George Lucas in the New Jedi Order books, has the following interview extract: DR: How much of a role did George Lucas play in shaping the series?...
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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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Where was Admiral Ackbar when the Battle of Scarif happened?

I was thinking that when watching Rogue One I did not hear or see any mention of Admiral Ackbar during the film. On further investigation I found no mention of Scarif on his Wookieepedia page or of ...
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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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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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How effective is the First Order military compared to the Imperial military and the GAR?

The Grand Army of the Republic was succeeded by the military of the Galactic Empire and subsequently the First Order. Assuming these three military forces to be different incarnations of the same ...
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What happend to Kaz's T-85 X-wing?

We see in first episode of Star Wars: Resistance, that Kaz is a member of New Republic Navy. During fight his T-85 X-wing is being hit and it's taken to Resistance Corvette for repairs. What happend ...
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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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Why do Han and Qi'ra lack ID chips?

Early in Solo, we find Han and Qi'ra attempting to bribe their way past an Imperial checkpoint using a vial of stolen coaxium because they do not have ID chips, which are required to pass. I'm not ...
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How did Dass Jennir and Kai Hudorra know that Beyhgor Sahdett was a traitor?

In the final story arc of the Star Wars: Dark Times comic series, the fugitive Jedi, Dass Jennir and Kai Hudorra, meet Beyhgor Sahdett, a fellow Jedi (but now secretly a traitor serving Palpatine), ...
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What does the symbol on the tank trooper helmet mean?

There is what looks like a headphones symbol (or even a rotated telephone symbol) on the tank trooper helmets from Rogue One. What are these symbols for / what do they mean?
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Is there evidence that Venator's duel bridge system was inspired by HMS Queen Elizabeth (or vice versa)?

Both the Venator-Class star destroyer from Star Wars and the British Navy's new H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth share a common design feature, namely two separate structures for the control of the ship and of ...
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Hidden meaning for the similarity between these two characters?

Is there a symbolic, thematic, or narrative reason for the similarity between the Son and the Inquisitor?
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What happened to the Imperial Security Complex after the Battle of Scarif?

In Rogue One, What happened after this (specifically to the remains of the Complex)?
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Did Qui-Gon use precognition to know that Anakin would survive the pod-race?

The pod racing scenes appear to be incredibly dangerous, if not deadly for many of the participants. The pod race-cars move at a speed that could easily kill a standard human should the pod fail ...
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Where did the seemingly erroneous identification of the star destroyer Avenger originate?

About fifteen or twenty years ago, I was discussing The Empire Strikes Back with my brother and some of his friends. (All the participants were huge Star Wars fans, and my brother and his friends ...
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How did Kylo Ren's helmet lock up?

In The Force Awakens, prior to interrogating Rey, Kylo Ren removed his helmet. Before he took it off, a small casing in the front of the mask moved upwards. Was this some kind of a locking mechanism,...
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How profoundly did Bor Gullet affect Bodhi?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bodhi Rook is interrogated by the seemingly telepathic creature, Bor Gullet. Saw Gerrera gives us a small amount of background on Bor Gullet by saying: "Bor Gullet ...
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Was Governor Pryce's character inspired by Colonel Spalko?

Is there any official confirmation that the character of Arihnda Pryce, the governor of Lothal in Star Wars Rebels was inspired by the character of the KGB Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones ...
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Why did Maul’s power fail this time?

In the third season of Star Wars Rebels, Maul There’s a great deal of thematic meaning to this, representing a transition from the flashy combat style employed by Obi-Wan in the prequels to the more ...
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Where is C-3P0 during the events of aftermath?

Where is C-3P0 during the events of Aftermath? Is he with Luke? I don't remember anything being mentioned in the previous novels, and he is present in Bloodlines as Leia's assistant.
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Were the Knights of Zakuul in SW:TOR inspired by the Imperial Knights in the novels?

In the later expansions of Star Wars: The Old Republic, you find your way onto a previously unknown empire that has a sort of police force that are Force users that are neither Jedi nor Sith. They are ...
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Was anything created by the Maw installation used for the designers original purpose?

In the Jedi Academy trilogy, Han stumbles into an Imperial research facility inside the Maw black hole cluster. He was questioned by a scientist about the first Death Star, and she then reveals that ...
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Is it possible that x-wings, y-wings, a-wings, and TIEs fought in the Battle of Hoth?

The canon book Battlefront: Twilight Company reveals that the Empire used at least one clone turbo tank at the Battle of Hoth. This basically says that the events of the Battle of Hoth are not limited ...
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Can a blaster bolt be cut in half with a lightsaber?

A blaster "bolt" - at least from an E-11 - appears to have a length generally longer than the diameter of a lightsaber blade. If the bolt can be deflected/reflected by a lightsaber, and its length is ...
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Star Wars canon: what elements of the EU have been brought into canon between April 25, 2014 & Sept. 14, 2015?

I recently learned that the planet Nar Shaddaa has been taken from the "legends" storyline and included in the official canon via the mobile game "Star Wars: Commander". Im curious to know now, are ...
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Where is this source from in Star Wars?

If you check the kinetite page on wookieepedia, it states that sith masters used this power to flatten ferrocrete bunkers. Where is the canon source that states that?
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Were the spear-fishing and green milk in TLJ added due to fear over fan nitpicking?

I don't really see the point of the montage involving Luke spearfishing and milking the space manatee. I don't see much of a story-telling reason to see how Luke has survived or become very rugged. ...
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Trying to find the Return of the Jedi teaser that ran after The Empire Strikes Back in 1982

I saw The Empire Strikes Back when it was first in theaters, and I saw it again when it was re-released in 1982, in anticipation of Return of the Jedi coming out the next year. At the end of Empire, ...