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What was the coven's plan for Mae and Osha?

The Jedi clearly expect something sinister about what Mae and Osha's mother has in store for them, asking meaningfully why However, most of what we have seen suggests genuine care for the girls, and ...
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Where do the Rebel and Imperial symbols appear onscreen in the Original Trilogy?

On an episode of the podcast Star Wars Minute, one of the hosts puts forward a tongue-in-cheek theory about the intent of the Rebel and Imperial emblems, summarized here: Rebellion and Empire emblems ...
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What is the difference between ion weapons and EMP weapons in Star Wars?

Star Wars originally established that the weapons used to disable the electronic systems of droids and (on a larger scale) starships were called ion weapons, presumably working by shooting a stream of ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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What is the source of this from Star Wars?

What is the source of this from Star Wars?
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Why does authority to deactivate the shield transfer from the Death Star II to the Executor?

In the opening scene of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader's shuttle drops from the hangar bay of his command ship Executor, and heads toward the Death Star under construction. The shuttle commander ...
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Why don't people have allergies on certain planets in Star Wars?

I recently finished The High Republic: Defy the Storm (Canon High Republic Phase III YA novel) and on pg. 300, something very intriguing is said: Cair immediately began charming everyone with smiles ...
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Why does General Grievous have four arms?

General Grievous met his demise when his ship was sabotaged and exploded before he was later revived and transformed into a cyborg by Count Dooku. However, one intriguing question I have is why ...
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Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?

Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?
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What is the source of these panels featuring Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?

What is the source of these panels featuring Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?
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What is the source of this panel of Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?

What is the source of this panel of Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?
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Why are there two different ships used by a Jedi?

So I was watching "The Battle Of Coruscant" scene and noticed something. Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan using Eta-2s instead of Delta-7s? I know that Obi-Wan had his Delta-7 captured at ...
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Is there any legitimacy to hearing "So long, d**kheads?" on Admiral Ackbar’s ship at the end of “Return of the Jedi?”

A persistent internet rumor has been that in Return of the Jedi (1983), after the Super Star Destroyer Executor is destroyed and the audience sees the reaction on the bridge of Home One, you can hear ...
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Were they ever worried about running dry on resources in the Star Wars galaxy?

On Earth, we are constantly worried about running out of resources like metals and oil and natural gas. The Star Wars galaxy uses fusion and hypermatter for energy BUT they mine tons of metal to build ...
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Was it ever shown or explained how intelligent underwater species in the Star Wars galaxy developed technology?

There are a huge bunch of species that originated underwater in the Star Wars galaxy. My question was: How did they become technologically advanced if they couldn't invent fire? I did some digging and ...
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How did Captain Phasma regroup with the First Order so quickly after Starkiller Base?

The Force Awakens ends with the this should have killed Captain Phasma, so we can only assume that she escaped. However, The Last Jedi takes place minutes after the end of The Force Awakens but ...
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Has Jason Fry publicly discussed the links between his short story Rendezvous Point and the Star Wars X-Wing series?

Jason Fry wrote a short story titled Rendezvous Point in the short story collection The Empire Strikes Back : From a Certain Point of View. This story cover Wedge Antilles reforming an X-Wing squadron ...
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Was there a particular reason for putting the driver's seat of Luke's landspeeder on the right?

I noticed the other day that Luke Skywalker drives his landspeeder from the right-hand side of the front seat, and I was just wondering whether or not this was an intentional creative decision—perhaps ...
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How does a food shortage work on an entire planet?

In a Star Wars Young Adult novel, Queen's Peril, shortly before the Battle of Naboo, they apparently have a food shortage due to a bad growing season, and contemplate getting food offworld "It ...
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Did the last remaining Jedi have any plan to train Luke?

In Star Wars: A New Hope the whole story of training Luke being a Jedi is triggered just because Princess Leia's corvette happened to be intercepted just over Tatooine. The droids happened to be ...
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Identifying an Actor in Star Wars: A New Hope's Tantive IV Boarding Scene?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, as Darth Vader prepares to board Tantive IV, the security team of the ship assembles in an attempt to repel the empire's boarding party. There is a close-up shot of a ...
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By the time of Star Wars: A New Hope, why was Leia familiar with Tarkin?

When Leia is brought to the bridge of the Death Star, she clearly knows who Tarkin is, and clearly knows that he is just the kind of person to be involved in the Empire. What prior relationship do the ...
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Were Red Four and Red Eight present at the Battle of Yavin?

At the climax of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Red Squadron is the group of X-wing pilots part of the attack on the Death Star. At the start of the attack the pilots report their status: Red ...
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Is there a robot in Clone Wars or Rebels that fulfuls the 'salesman' aspect of George Lucas' original vision for C3P0?

There is evidence that George Lucas' original vision for C3P0 was that he was to be a sleazy salesman type personality. Later we see that Lucas chose to use Anthony Daniels' voice (in addition to the ...
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Which Abednedo are named after Beastie Boys titles?

Some Abednedo have been named after albums or songs by the Beastie Boys, most famously Ello Asty after Hello Nasty. The Abednedo themselves having been named after part of the refrain to "...
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Was Lord Vader on Bespin implying that he would like to overthrow the Emporor [duplicate]

Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. There are two ways, at least as I understand it, this ...
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Are clone trooper's Kama "battle skirts" based on any real-world armor or clothing?

In Star Wars, Clone Troopers and their Jedi commanders wear "kama", or battle-skirts. In the lore, these are ostensibly to shield the waist and legs, not just from blaster fire, but also jet-...
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How do Human-Twi'lek hybrids work in Star Wars?

So, Twi'lek hybrids have appeared in Star Wars Canon in two mediums. The animated Clone Wars and the recent live-action Ahsoka TV series. In the Clone Wars, a clone trooper deserts and marries a pink ...
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Were silver highlights added to Darth Vader's helmet to make its surface seem more reflective?

In the Original Trilogy, the costumes used for Darth Vader's helmet were not all black, but had silver highlights applied in an alternating pattern: Screenshot from A New Hope (via Reddit) The effect ...
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How did Luke's X-wing and the Millennium Falcon avoid Tatooine's Imperial blockade in order to rescue frozen Han?

In Legends junior novel Star Wars Trilogy: Return of the Jedi written by Ryder Windham, we learn that following Darth Vader's failure to capture Luke Skywalker at Bespin, a blockade of Tatooine was ...
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Did the second Death Star have Interdiction capability?

Interdictor cruisers, cruisers that generate gravity wells to prevent ships from escaping, are shown in canon and Legends. While the technology wasn't ready while the first Death Star was done (it ...
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Why was there so little traffic to Alderaan?

Is there any canon, or even Legends reason to explain why such an important core world like Alderaan had so little traffic to it before it was destroyed? Did the Empire broadcast out barring ships ...
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Is there a specific encounter in Star Wars media where Darth Vader tricks or bamboozles an opponent with the dual-phase feature of his lightsaber?

There is a page on Wookieepedia that explains the nature of the Dual-phase lightsaber and how it can be used to destabilize opponents. It cites works where the weapons appears, but it seems to be just ...
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A short story collection that featured an excerpt from the novelization of Star Wars by George Lucas/Alan Dean Foster

In my childhood I was gifted a hardcover sci-fi short story anthology that featured an excerpt from the novelization of Star Wars by George Lucas/Alan Dean Foster. As I recall, it was from their time ...
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Yellowish-gold double bars (lieutenant's bars?) on Star Wars characters?

During The Clone Wars series, we see Ahsoka Tano's headband has two yellowish-gold double bars at the temples (looks like lieutenant's bars): We see something similar in The Mandalorian on Bo-Katan ...
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What does the guard take away from Ahsoka in episode "The Wrong Jedi" from the Clone Wars series?

At the end of the trial, we see a guard ripping something away from Ahsoka, some kind of jewelry. What is the jewelry and what's the significance of the guards' act?
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Where is this image of Vader from?

I see this image everywhere but can’t figure out where it is.
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