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When was the 1st time in the Star Wars movies that a character has confirmed Anakin over Luke as the chosen one? [duplicate]

To address comments: 1 TheLethalCarrot♦: I might be missing something to what you're asking but isn't TPM full of Qui-Gon Jinn talking about Anakin being the Chosen One. Me: I thought Qui-Gon thought ...
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What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine?

What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine? It seems to be a manta-ray-like creature.
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How does R2-D2 — or any astromech droid — routinely get into and out of a T-65 model X-Wing in the timeline of the original trilogy?

The T-65 model X-Wing uses an astromech droid — such as R2-D2 — to handle miscellaneous tasks required to pilot an X-Wing: Tasks like navigation, small repairs, assist in piloting and such. Astromech ...
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Are there any published details of Kenobi's communication with Lars family on Tatooine before ANH?

From the movies we know that Obi-Wan Kenobi delivered Luke Skywalker to Owen and Beru Lars to raise on Tatooine shortly after Luke was born at the end of RotS (Episode 3). The next think we know is ...
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What species is this orc in Star Wars?

This brute shows up in Legends Star Wars: Republic: Emissaries to Malastare and I could never find the name of his species.
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How much did the Separatist Council pay for the Clone Wars?

I know that the richest beings in the Star Wars galaxy were trillionaires. Trillionaires currently don’t exist here on Earth but there are trillion dollar companies. The Death Star’s were both cited ...
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Has there ever been a piano in Star Wars?

Basically what the title says. I'm fairly certain pianos aren't canon in the Star Wars universe, but has there ever been an instance (in the EU, Disney canon, or non-canon works like LEGO Star Wars) ...
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How did The Ones make the Killiks Force-sensitive?

In the Fate of the Jedi series, the Killiks mentioned that The Ones joined the hive mind and then left it, taking all their powers with them. When they joined, they had granted the Force-sensitivity ...
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How does the Skywalker line get from Luke to Cade?

Essentially, Luke gives the Jedi Grandmaster title to Ben Skywalker at the end of Crucible. Then at 135(ish) ABY, Cade Skywalker is mentioned in the comics. Is there a family tree or something to show ...
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What does Kylo Ren's helmet actually do? [duplicate]

In the sequel movie The Force Awakens, Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren on a narrow catwalk across a chasm, and demands: Ben, take off that mask! you don't need it! ...
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Why was Andor delayed to September 21?

In the most recent trailer for Andor, the upcoming series about Cassian Andor as a prequel to Rogue One, we were notified that the series has been delayed to a three-episode premiere on September 21. ...
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What's the difference between "Sith" and "Sith Lord" in period in which the Star Wars movies take place?

In Star Wars books, Darth Vader is frequently described as a "Sith Lord". So is Palpatine. So is Dooku, and Maul, and Plagueis. But most of the time, in the period in which the movies (and ...
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How do I tell the difference between a storm trooper and a clone trooper by looking?

There must be a way, and I’ve heard it’s the about the helmet but not what the differences are. In the movies, the characters have no trouble telling the difference, so logically there should be a way,...
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Wouldn't a blaster rifle shot immediately cauterize the wound?

Just got back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it occurred to me at the start and about 3/4 of the way through that a blaster rifle is essentially a super hot bullet somewhat similar to ...
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How many interpretations are there of the acquisition of the Death Star Plans in Legends?

Disney recently showed the trailer for their Star Wars spinoff Rogue One with the canonical interpretation of the Death Star plan acquisition. This made me think about how often this event (codename “...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that Episodes I through III are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching three new films before three older films. Do I need to ...
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Out of Universe, was Vader always planned to be Luke's father?

I was watching the original series and got to "I am your father". I thought: is this something the author planned all along or thought of while writing The Empire Strikes Back?
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Which does Grogu choose?

Luke offers Grogu a choice between "giving up attachments" and taking the Jedi path, or forsaking the Jedi way and returning to the Mandalorian- does anyone know which decision he makes?
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Has Qui-Gon ever visibly appeared as a Force ghost?

We learn in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that Qui-Gon Jinn has become a Force ghost: Yoda: An old friend has learned the path to immortality. Obi-Wan: Who? Yoda: One who has returned ...
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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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Is the Star Wars galaxy in danger of running out of coaxium and tibanna?

Coaxium is the fuel that powers a hyperdrive. It is described as rare but thousands if not millions of beings use it to all the time to power their hyperdrives. Tibanna is also very important and it ...
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Did the Jedi read the prophecy wrong? [duplicate]

So the prophecy was that a 'chosen one' would come and bring balance to the force. Now the Qui-Gon-Jinn, and obi wan considered Anakin the chosen one and later when he turned to the dark side obi wan ...
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Who was "The Chosen One": Luke or Anakin?

Most would say that Luke is because he is the focus of the first movies (4-6), but Qui-gon said Anakin was "The Chosen One". Who was the real "Chosen One"?
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Was the Force stronger in the past?

I mean, in the old days, the ancient Sith could achieve incredible feats, such as eliminating all life on a planet or triggering a solar flare. While in the New Republic era, none of this can be ...
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What caused the change in Darth Maul?

In the Star Wars franchise, the role of Darth Maul changes and I'm wondering why both within the story but also outside it. In other words, has Dave Filoni, et al, given any insight on this? I ask ...
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Why is Leia okay with being tracked to Yavin?

In A New Hope, after Han and Luke fight off the TIE Fighters while escaping from the Death Star, these exchanges happen: INT. DEATH STAR - CONTROL ROOM Darth Vader strides into ...
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How could Obi-Wan Kenobi make the same mistake twice?

Near the end of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith we see that Obi-Wan leaves Anakin to die on Mustafar after their duel, not actually confirming he was dead and later found out he survived. In ...
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What's the planet where this duel happened in the Obi Wan Kenobi series?

After watching the Obi Wan Kenobi series finale (episode 6), after all the emotional turmoil that it caused, I was writing a review and realized I don't know the name of the planet where the final ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan refer to Darth Vader as Anakin during the Death Star duel?

During their fight on the Death Star in A New Hope, Obi-Wan refers to Darth Vader as "Darth" a couple of times. "Only a master of evil, Darth" "You can't win Darth" In ...
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How much did Hayden Christensen actually appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

There was quite a lot of excitement and promotion around the return of Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker to the Star Wars universe in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Of course, all of this is muddled ...
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Who Is the Clone Trooper in Kenobi

In the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we see a grizzled clone veteran on Daiyu. He asks for money, and Kenobi tosses him a coin. Who is this? During research, I found that he was played by the same ...
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Why wasn't Daniel Logan brought back for Boba Fett?

In the final episode of The Mandalorian and now The Book of Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison - who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - was brought back to play Boba Fett. ...
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Is it confirmed as to who attacked the settlement?

In the third episode of The Book of Boba Fett, TV Tropes notes that, near the end of the episode: Is it confirmed that that is who attacked the settlement? I don't remember any evidence in the ...
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How did Luke know Vader needed his helmet to survive?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader asked Luke to help him take off his helmet. "But you'll die," Luke said. How would Luke know this? Furthermore, was that even true? In The Empire ...
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How many distinct species are seen in the Mos Eisley cantina?

Granted, some of them are obvious (Wookiees, humans, etc), but what about all of the others? Greedo's race for example, and even the ones that are only shown but never speak.
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After Episode VI, was it then common knowledge that Luke is Vader's son?

Moving forward from Return of the Jedi, is there any evidence that - aside from Leia and Ben Kenobi - people knew that Luke and Vader were father and son? Or, did Luke and Leia keep that close to 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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How is Anakin’s nickname spelt?

This question was inspired by Valorum’s answer to the question on what the Tuskens did with Shmi Skywalker. In it, he quotes the following from the official Attack of the Clones novelisation: ...
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AT-ST at the Battle of Hoth in the original version of Episode V?

Are there any AT-STs at the Battle of Hoth in the original version of The Empire Strikes Back? A friend of mine says there is an AT-ST in the Battle of Hoth in the movie, but after re-watching it I ...
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Does TK stand for anything?

In the Star Wars universe, the Republic's troopers went by the designation "CT." The Empire's troopers started going by "TK" very early on, as seen in The Bad Batch. CT presumably, ...
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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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About how big is the Mos Eisley Cantina?

Is there any reputable information about the dimensions of the Cantina? About to what scale to the real thing is the lego set?
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Why was Mr. Bones not able to be repaired?

In Aftermath: Empire's End, the final volume in the Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy, Mr. Bones (the reprogrammed B-1 battle droid) is destroyed and for some reason it was impossible for him to be re-...
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Is Galactic Credit "paper currency" or "metallic currency"?

I mean, is the galactic credit more like paper money, such as dollars and euros, supported by national credibility? Or is it more like "metallic currency" such as gold and silver, which have ...
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Can only a Sith conjure force lightning? [duplicate]

In Ep 9: Rise of Skywalker we see Rey accidentally using force lightning on one of the stormtrooper ships and thinks she killed Chewie later realizing he was on another ship. But after this scene, it ...
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Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan the only ones to wear excessive armor?

In the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin wear a great amount of armor. However, the rest of the Jedi seem to only wear armor on their arms, or even not at all. Why is ...
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What is Qui-Gon Jinn saying to Anakin by waving his hand like this?

Jinn: I must speak with the Jedi Council immediately. The situation has become much more complicated. (Anakin stops following Padme and turns back) Padme: Ani, come on. Jinn and Anakin wave hands to ...
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Why didn't Shmi buy her freedom with the winnings from the pod race?

In The Phantom Menace, after Anakin wins the race, they sell the pod and give the money to Shmi. In Watto's words: "No pod is worth two slaves", however, clearly a pod is worth at least one ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed to defeat Count Dooku when rescuing Palpatine?

I ask this question based on a comment by @MooS https on this answer: Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant? Palpatine uses the force to make Obi-Wan unable to defend ...
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What happened to ‘old’ lightsabers pre Empire?

In TPM we see Obi-Wan use Qui-Gon's lightsaber to defeat Dart Maul. In AOTC Anakan and Obi-Wan are thrown a couple as they have had their own taken away or destroyed, and in ANH and TESB Luke uses the ...

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