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Was the Battle of Coruscant meant to be the last battle of the Clone Wars?

The Battle of Coruscant wasn't the last battle of the Clone Wars, but multiple factors indicate to me that it was meant to be. The two main leaders of the Separatist army, Count Dooku and General ...
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Does Salacious B. Crumb have a tail longer than his body?

I'm making a custom Jabba's Palace diorama with 3.75-inch action figurines. I've noticed that most of the Salacious figures on the market have relatively short tails. Given that I recall Salacious' ...
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Is there any presence of Virtual Reality in the Star Wars universe?

Is there any presence of Virtual Reality in Star Wars? Perhaps when the search for the planet lost they used some kind of Virtual Reality, but I'm not sure if that is VR, or just an Holograph.
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Does Star Wars have the technology for Matrix-style simulations?

I was watching a video from the Youtube channel, Modern Day Eratosthenes and the Youtuber gave an example of Star Wars style prosthetics as the technology necessary to create a simulated reality like ...
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Snowspeeder squad markings

I've just noticed the orange markings on the back end of a T-47 snowspeeder from Empire Strikes back. They're quite small, so they may get over looked. It's part of five spaces, one orange, the other ...
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How many times did Vader and Obi-Wan fight post Revenge of The Sith?

In the original Star Wars (1977), Darth Vader says to Obi-Wan Kenobi: "I was but a learner, now I am the master" about their last fight that was presumably the one which took place on ...
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Is it possible to change destination coordinates in the middle of a hyperspace jump?

As seen in "Bad Batch" Se2Ep13 "Pabu", the Clone Force 99 are on hyperspace jump and Gee Phenoa gives them a new set of coordinates and they go "on the fly". I've always ...
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What does the -Odo suffix in Thrawn's name mean?

While reading Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising I noticed that sometimes Thrawn is referred to as Mitth'raw'nuru and sometimes as Mitth'raw'nuruodo the latter of which is also the traditional name he ...
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Rey's familial ties in “The Force Awakens”

In an answer on another question about The Force Awakens, the author suggests that: I’ve missed any indicators of any such relationship while watching the movie. Is it known who Rey’s parents are?
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What has been Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars?

inspired by What has been Harrison Ford's attitude toward Star Wars? I've heard claims here and there about Alec Guinness's attitude toward the Star Wars franchise, with some claiming that he ...
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How did "Weird Al" Yankovic predict "The Phantom Menace"?

In the "Weird Al" Yankovic song The Saga Begins, he makes a bunch of predictions about Episode One that all seem to be valid, and unless I'm mistaken wrote the majority of the song before ...
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Is there a minimum midi-chlorian count needed to live?

Is there any information, whether Legends or Canon, that gives a minimum midi-chlorian count possible?
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Is there any evidence in Canon for how long specific hyperspace trips actually take in the Star Wars galaxy?

I've read about hyperspace travel over the years, sometimes to try and answer questions on here, and something I've always come up against is how long any particular hyperspace trip actually takes. I ...
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What's offensive about 'poodoo'?

In a lot of Star Wars media, most notably The Phantom Menace, we see "poodoo" used as an apparent curse word or exclamation: However, in its first appearance ...
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How many languages does a protocol droid typically know?

Is C-3PO's knowledge of 6 million languages at or above average for a protocol droid serving in diplomacy? How many languages does the average protocol droid programmed for the job know?
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How did R2-D2 and C-3PO end up with Leia?

In Rogue One we see R2-D2 and C-3PO in the Rebel base on Yavin 4. While Rogue One is on their mission at the end of the movie, R2-D2 and C-3PO see the X-Wings leave the rebel base and the droids make ...
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Why were R2-D2 and C-3PO being used by Rebels?

Leia used R2-D2 and C-3PO to send a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. R2-D2 was the primary astromech of Luke Skywalker. In Star Wars: Rebels, Bail Organa used R2-D2 and C-3PO against the Empire. Both droids ...
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Why did C-3PO call Han Solo "Captain Turner" in Empire Strikes Back?

In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when they get back to the Millennium Falcon after escaping from Hoth, C-3PO calls Han "Captain Turner" twice during the panic when they ...
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Looking for a Star Wars Legends novel where Gamorreans were used as guinea pigs

I remember reading a Star Wars Legends story in the late 1990s/early 2000s where Gamorreans were used as guinea pigs. They were imprisoned in a lab (I believe it was inside a dungeon), and one or more ...
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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space? [closed]

According to the Star Wars X-Wing Wikipedia page, the X-Wing has a max speed of 652 mph in atmospheric flight. 3,700 G (maximum acceleration) 1,050 km/h (652 mph; maximum atmospheric speed) 100 MGLT (...
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How many hands / arms have been cut off in Star Wars?

The Star Wars franchise is rife with dismemberments, particularly involving arms and hands. User DVK had compiled a table of arm / hand removals via lightsaber from Episodes IV-VI in an answer to ...
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Is there evidence for or against the possibility that George Lucas read “Nathan the Wise”?

If I describe a famous classic work of fiction as follows: A young orphaned chivalrous knight fighting a powerful lord meets a wise old man who will serve as his mentor, and saves a young lady who ...
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Did Obi-Wan regret leaving Anakin alive?

Just watched the RotS duel scene, right after... Once Anakin was incapacitated, Obi-Wan had the upper hand and the capability to finish him off with his lightsaber, but presumably the belief that ...
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How do we know they were called 'Ewoks'?

I just finished watching Return of the Jedi, and I don't remember actually hearing any of the characters referring to the teddy-bear-like creatures as 'Ewoks'. Where did that name actually come from?
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Was George Lucas directly involved in creating the non-human characters of Star Wars?

In the original trilogy there are a large number of aliens throughout the film. Now days, the process of creating these creatures is shared by the writers, director as well as art, costume and other ...
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What’s the reasoning behind Luke saying “I guess you’re too small to run away on me if I take this off”?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker takes off R2-D2’s restraining bolt with the rationale: Oh, yeah, well, I guess you're too small to run away on me if I take this off! The statement seems not ...
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What did the public at large know about the assassination attempt on Palpatine and how he survived it?

I mean, for the people of the galaxy, Palpatine was just a politician past his middle ages. How could this man have survived against four Jedi Council members in his office while “unarmed,” say that ...
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Why don't lightsabers burn their users' hands?

Lightsabers are controlled beams of energy according to the Wookieepedia lightsaber article. Obviously they’re held by their handles, which means a user's hands are only a few inches away from the ...
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To whom was Yoda referring when he said, "There is another?"

In the original trilogy Yoda refers to another hope: Obi-Wan: "That boy is our last hope." Yoda: "No...there is another..." The assumption being after seeing Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) that ...
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X-Wing cockpit display function

Does the brightly lit centre display of the x-wing cockpit have any meaningful use to the pilot?
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How does magnetic sealing work in Star Wars?

In the original Star Wars, the trash compactor walls were magnetically sealed and when Han Solo tried to blast the wall, the blaster bolt ricocheted off the walls until it hit some detritus in the ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

When a person becomes a Sith, he changes his name. For example: Palpatine took (or was given) the name Sidious Count Dooku took (or was given) the name Tyranus Anakin Skywalker was given the name ...
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Exactly what happened to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru?

When Luke returns to the homestead, he finds them in a state quite unlike anyone else we see in the series. What, precisely, did the stormtroopers do to them, and why not just shoot them?
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Are lightsabers flat?

I've always thought of lightsaber blades as dowel-shaped, but if you look at some of the lightsaber fights in the original movies, there are points where it momentarily looks flat like looking at a ...
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Are there any Star Wars Canon usage of 'Hyperdrive Radio' prior to Rogue One?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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Which Jedi had children?

Is Anakin Skywalker the only Jedi to produce children? Please separate answers into canon film and other sources.
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When was it first confirmed that Obi-Wan and Anakin fought WITH clones and not AGAINST them?

The first reference to the Clone Wars is obviously Episode IV: A New Hope: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. However, it would be easy to assume that Leia was ...
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Who runs the casinos of Canto Bight?

Canto Bight is a casino city that Finn and Rose visited in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. It's basically the Monte Carlo of the Star Wars universe. Who runs the casinos, and receives the ...
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Is it common for protocol droids to be disallowed to translate the Sith language?

A plot point in The Rise of Skywalker is C-3PO's insistence that while he can read text written in the Sith language, his programming forbids him from translating it for others. Is this restriction a ...
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Did the B'omarr Order remain in their temple after Bib Fortuna, and Boba, took over?

I recently read that the new Extended Universe had the B'omarr monks (the brains carried by spider droids) retaking their temple after Jabba's death, but it reads as ambiguous as to what happened to ...
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What is the small red planet/moon behind the fleet in the second shot of Return of the Jedi?

In the second shot of Return of the Jedi, there is what looks like a small red planet or moon visible behind the fleet of Star Destroyers: Is this intended to be the planet Endor or just another moon?...
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What do I need to know before starting Thrawn: Treason?

I've checked out the audiobook for Thrawn: Treason (2019) without reading/listening to the first two books (in my defense, my library only seems to have Treason – the third book – which I mistook for ...
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Why doesn't Vader grab the second ship in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series?

In Part V of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, Vader grabs the first ship that is taking off instead of the second ship. It's safe to assume that Vader is too tired to grab the second ship after the first ...
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Could the Republic put the Jedi Order on trial?

In the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 5), Jedi order was told to kick Ahsoka out of order before she could be dragged to the court. It looks to me that the Republic's laws couldn't put ...
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Kanan and Ezra's (and Ahsoka's) Fate before Episode V? [closed]

I think one of the most lingering questions that has been around since before even the first episode of Rebels aired is this; if there are Jedi during the time between III and IV, then if they ...
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Star Wars fanfiction where the main character is taken from Earth by a Sith, he later fights Ahsoka

I read this fanfiction a while ago on fanfiction.net and I don't remember what it is called. Main character is called James, and while he is on Earth he is taken by a Sith (Count Dooku I think, and he ...
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What happened to Ahsoka Tano after she left the Jedi Order?

In the last episode of the Clone Wars cartoon series, Ahsoka Tano was accused by the Jedi Council and put out of the Order, but after some diligent research, Anakin found out who was the real culprit, ...
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Star Wars the clone wars episode where Anakin & Ahsoka meet?

I am trying to watch the series but can't find the episode when Anakin meets Ahsoka. I can find bits of it but not the full episode.
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Has there ever been a depiction of a futurist in Star Wars Legends or Canon?

I love futurism and even though Star Wars is more science-fantasy than sci-fi; they DO have technology and science and scientists are often featured in various stories. Philosophers are also mentioned....
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What is the source of this from Star Wars?

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