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Could repulsorlifts be controlled? [on hold]

In the Star Wars trilogy, could the power of repulsorlifts be controlled to control the altitude of the ship? IE: Can the repulsorlifts be controlled to output different amounts of "thrust" to ascend ...
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Why does Darth Sidious fear Luke Skywalker?

Darth Sidious, if not the most powerful, was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time. He was also known as Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While revealing ...
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What does Yoda's species eat?

I am phrasing the question like this because of possible spoilers for current or upcoming Star Wars material. Yes, I'm being deliberately vague about even what series or movie I'm protecting. What ...
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Do repulsorlifts work upside-down?

We see schematics of craft like the x wing's repusorlits (below) But it appears to have a sort of downwards constructed appearance. If repulsorlifts are the main source of lift in a planets sphere of ...
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What are the planets that appear “The Mandalorian” Episode 1 & 2?

Across Episode 1 and 2 of "The Mandalorian", it seems that there are 3 planets visited: Planet 1: The planet where Dyn Jarren (The Mandalorian) captures Mythrol Planet 2: The planet where he meets ...
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How developed is Huttese?

Between all the dialog in A Phantom Menace and A New Hope, the various animated series (where I understand the Hutts figured prominently in some story lines) and now The Mandalorian, there has been ...
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Why was a 2-1B droid attending the war meeting where Mon Mothma addresses the Rebel forces?

In Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, when the High Command briefs Rebel commanders aboard the ship Home One, we can see a 2-1B droid sitting among them. I understand the presence of other droids like ...
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What changes have been made to the Disney+ versions of the Star Wars movies?

The "Han Shot First" scene has been changed again in the version of Star Wars streaming on Disney+. Are there any other differences between the Disney+ versions of the Star Wars movies and the most ...
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Why does Greedo say “Maclunkey” in the Mos Eisley Cantina?

In the Disney+ edit of Star Wars (1977), yet another change has been made to the "Han Shot First" scene in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Greedo now yells "Maclunkey!" before shooting simultaneously. [Video ...
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Did Yoda ever say “Powerful the dark side is”?

For years I lived with the impression that I have heard that quote somewhere in the movies but I can't Google it so I am starting to think I am confused. Is there an instance where Yoda (or maybe ...
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Was the Wampa based on a folkloric creature different from the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman? [on hold]

According to Star Wars canon, the Wampa Ice Creature, created for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, may have been based on the cryptozoological phenomenon of the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman, a ...
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When does “The Mandalorian” take place?

In the first episode of the new The Mandalorian TV show, it is mentioned that the Empire is gone. We can then infer that this show is set after Return of the Jedi. Do we know exactly when the show ...
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Why do the Rebels probe the section of the shield within the gate?

In Rogue One, during the Battle of Scarif, once the shield gate has closed, Y-Wings and X-Wings from the Alliance are seen probing the shield by dropping bombs and firing torpedoes at it, to no avail. ...
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Why are there so few Force sensitive Mandalorians?

I noticed that there aren't many Mandalorian Force users. Is there something wrong with their genes or is it that the Star Wars creators just don't want Force sensitive Mandalorians? I know only a few ...
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How did Krennic locate the Erso family's hideout?

In the very beginning of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Orson Krennic found his way to Lah'mu and directly to the farm where Galen Erso and his family were hiding. Krennic: You're a hard man to find,...
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Why did Han Solo change his mind in the end of New Hope?

Is there any in-movie explanation in A New How explaining why did Han Solo change his mind? We see him packing the cash that he received for saving Leia, and some moments / hours / time later he is ...
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Rey kicks the 3 Praetorian guards while using the force. Right? [closed]

After Snoke's death Kylo and Rey battle Praetorian guards. 10 seconds into the fight after the slow-mo where Rey is on the left, there are two Praetorians waiting while Rey helps Kylo's opponents on ...
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What would happen to a non-Force-sensitive when they enter a Kyber crystal cave?

We have many occurrences of Padawans and Jedi going through crystal caves like the one on the planet Ilum, to harvest their own Kyber crystals. It induces visions, hallucinations and trials for the ...
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Is there a shot of Darth Vader where his mouth is visible? [closed]

Only reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to make a reverse of my profile photo, where Vader's face is on Anakin's body. Is there a shot of Darth Vader where his mouth is visible?
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Why did Tarkin think that Obi-wan Kenobi was dead by the time of ANH?

I was reading this question and one of the video clips in the question had an exchange between Tarkin and Vader that got me thinking: VADER: He is here. TARKIN: Obi-Wan Kenobi. What makes you ...
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What does a Tusken Raider look like under the mask?

In August 1978, American comic book artist Russ Manning in his Star Wars Lucasfilm Presentation Strip #6 details - I believe for the first time in Star Wars Universe - with the idea of what an ...
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Which Force-sensitive species in the Star Wars Galaxy have never produced a Jedi? [duplicate]

I was reading this thread regarding whether any species can produce Force-sensitive beings, and it lead me to wonder a related and (hopefully) separate question: Are there any species in the Star Wars ...
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What were the prevailing real-life cultural connotations of “clones” in 1975 (Star Wars' 3rd draft)?

The original 1976 Star Wars script references The Clone Wars (which wouldn't be realised in fiction until decades later): LEIA: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now ...
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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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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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Why did the shoretrooper throw a grenade into cargo shuttle SW-0608?

In Rogue One, it is a shoretrooper that throws the grenade into cargo shuttle SW-0608. Shouldn't he have recognized that ship as an Imperial vessel?
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Is the character Carrie Fisk from The Expanse inspired by Star Wars?

Persepolis Rising, the seventh book of The Expanse series, introduces and features a character named Carrie Fisk; she is the leader of the Do we know if she, or more specifically her name, was ...
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Are there any animals in the Star Wars universe that are the same as those on Earth? [duplicate]

In this answer to Are the humans in the Star Wars Galaxy really humans? , it is established that Star Wars humans are not related to us at all, though they are anatomically identical And we ...
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Why was Poe Dameron re-written to survive in The Force Awakens?

The Episode VII crawl sets up POE DAMERON as a key character: Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Luke’s whereabouts…. But ...
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Does the Force travel through space-time? [duplicate]

If I were a Force user and were to cast a Force push targeted at another person standing so far away, would they have the ability to dodge it or would the person, no matter how fast they reacted, ...
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What are those two silvery objects resting on Ben Kenobi's table when R2-D2 plays Princess Leia's message?

In "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", when R2-D2 plays the holographic recording of Princess Leia at Ben Kenobi's house, Leia's image is projected on a round stone table where two silvery objects, ...
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Why/how does Luke happen to land on Dagobah so close to Yoda's home? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah and receives training from Yoda. But how does he know where on Dagobah Yoda resides? Per Wookiepedia, Dagobah is 14,410 kilometers in ...
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In Star Wars lore, who made the first light saber and how was it developed?

Extended universe books allude to a Jedi having to "forge" their own light saber as part of their trials. It seems to be both a rite of passage, and a somewhat holy experience. The connection isn't ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

In Star Wars franchise, AT-AT walker is described as "All-Terrain Armored Transport". Its primary function is to carry and deploy troops. But how exactly does it deploy troops? Do they jump out using ...
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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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How much time passes between each of the Star Wars movies?

Am trying to find a definitive official timeline of the star wars universe. Taking phantom menace as a starting point I want to know how much in universe time passes between each movie.
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookipedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids etc. (the list goes ...
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What benefit does the opening and closing of “wings” have for Star Wars fighters? [duplicate]

The X-Wing opens its wings when in combat mode, but what purpose do the two modes have? Usually a fighter will become sleeker for higher speed, and then open itself up to allow better manoeuvring; but ...
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What is the maxium number of S-foils a spacecraft has had?

The X-wing fighter is one of the most iconic spacecraft from Star Wars, mainly thanks to its unique appearance, including it's 4 moving wings (S-foils.) What is the maximum number of moving wings (s-...
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Why do spaceships in Star Wars have wings? [duplicate]

Many of the spaceships in Star Wars, e.g. X-wings, have wings as part of their design. If there's no air resistance in space, why would wings be at all beneficial? Wouldn't it be better to have a ...
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Can the Empires Capital ships destroy stars? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is any explanation as to where the names Star Destroyer and Super Star Destroyer come from? Are these capital ships capable of blowing up a Star? Is it explained anywhere why ...
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Why did the Jedi Order’s ability to use the Force diminish in the prequels?

In Attack of the Clones, after they learn from Obi-Wan about the secret clone army created under the Kaminoans, Mace Windu tells Yoda that it might be time for them to admit to everyone that their ...
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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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Is there any spacecraft in Star Wars that doesn't have artificial gravity?

I have never seen any scene in zero gravity or micro-gravity which makes me curious. Does every spacecraft, pod, fighter, and shuttle in the universe get artificial gravity by design? I am looking ...
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What did George Lucas sue Battlestar Galactica for?

I can't think of anything similar in the franchises beyond "bad guys wear black." There was no supernatural power (that I recall), no elite superheroes. Heck, there was no hyperdrive! Does anyone ...
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Are the Chiss navigators a Dune reference?

In the Thrawn series, we learn that in order to navigate the hazards of the Unknown Regions, Chiss ships use special navigators that are Force Sensitive. This sounds very similar to another sci-fi ...
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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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What is this huge bat-winged creature?

While watching a trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I saw this interesting creature that I do not recognise: What is it?
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Is this the Ninth sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

While watching a recently released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, I thought I saw an Imperial (with a lightsaber) with striking likeness to the Ninth Sister: Is this the Ninth Sister, or ...
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What elements of Star Wars were derived from Flash Gordon?

George Lucas's famous opening crawl used in most of his Star Wars films came directly from Universal's film adaptation of the Buck Rogers comic strips, which were also used in Flash Gordon. --EDIT--...