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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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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 are the metallic rods near the Pilot's head in a TIE fighter?

Early depictions of the cockpit of TIE fighters and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced have an assembly of metallic rods with rounded ends pointed at the temples of the pilot's head. These objects are usually ...
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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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What are these ubiquitous cube-shaped crates seen throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

Throughout the Star Wars franchise, a particular cube-shaped cargo crate is used as a common background prop. All visible faces of the crate contain a circle in the center and four straight lines ...
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WGAW and DGA Penalizing George Lucas for ESB Credits

After letting George Lucas slide on a few slipped protocols for A New Hope (SW-ANH), the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) decided they needed to set heavy ...
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Is there any evidence that R2-D2 has restored C-3PO's memory before?

We saw in Episode 9 that R2-D2 had a (relatively recent) back-up of C-3PO's memory, and restored it near the end of the film. We also saw that Bail Organa had C-3PO's memory wiped at the end of ...
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Why do they swap hats in Andor?

In Star Wars: Andor (Episode 12), there is a short scene where Syril Karn and Linus Mosk are sitting side-by-side in a shuttle. They silently exchange hats. Why?
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What do the colors in the ID plates worn by the Rebel Alliance mean?

We can observe in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) that rebel soldiers, snowspeeder pilots and sensor controllers, stationed at Echo Base on Hoth, wore uniforms with distinguishing ...
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What words are the choral singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there is a chorale singing what sounds like chanted Latin. What are they singing? Are ...
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How did the Jedi deal with trainees who lacked hands and thus couldn't use a lightsaber the traditional way?

Given the tremendous amount of species in the Star Wars universe, there have to be at least a few without hands, or comparable grasping appendages.
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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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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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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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Where did the scenery for the Star Wars anti-smoking PSA come from?

A saw a link today to the classic Star Wars droids’ anti-smoking public service announcement. It looks like C-3PO and R2-D2 are working in a warehouse or storage area ...
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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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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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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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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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Under what conditions can a Child of the Watch not wear their helmet?

With the helmet never being removed being one of the biggest trademarks of Din Djarin, we've found out that the Children of the Watch never remove their helmet. This, as it is stated such in the Way ...
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For how long do the effects of a Jedi Mind Trick last?

Some commands can be followed instantly. For example, if a Jedi commands a weak-minded person using Force to reveal certain information, he/she can do that instantly ending the temporal scope of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fanfic: Picard on a mission in the Star Wars galaxy

Some time between 1999 and 2004 I read a fan-written Star Trek - Star Wars crossover, unsurprisingly called Trek Wars, on the Web. I'm looking for a copy of it, or the author's name. Some points I ...
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Did Cad Bane get his ship back or did he just get a new one?

In S2E03 of Clone Wars, Children of the Force, Cad Bane was captured along with his Rogue Class star fighter by the Jedi. The ship was definitely in the hands of Republic forces, as Anakin and Ahsoka ...
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Was changing the movie poster for Return of the Jedi to have a green lightsaber ever considered?

It is well known that the original plan for Luke's lightsaber in Return of the Jedi was for it to blue, like the blades used by Luke and Ben in the first two movies. However, this changed in post-...
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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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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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Is Tresina Lobi a Chev or a Chevin?

The Jedi Tresina Lobi became a semi-major character during the later years of the Yuuzhan Vong story arc. During the first meeting of the new Jedi Council, she was called a Chev, yet described as ...
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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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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 Grogu's beskar rondel do?

In season 3, The Armorer creates Grogu a rondel from beskar that has contains embedded circuitry, much like Mandalorian helmets/visors. What function does it have besides being simple armor?
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In "Solo," how did Enfys Nest keep catching up to Beckett?

There were two times that Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders seemed to appear at just the right time and place to thwart Tobias Beckett. The first is when Beckett and crew were doing the job with the ...
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Was this person an owner of the Darksaber?

Spoilers for The Clone Wars, Rebels, and season 2 of The Mandalorian The history of the Darksaber is that it was passed down through Clan Vizsla for years until Maul won it from Pre Vizsla in a duel. ...
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Why did the insignia of the Republic change from eight to six spikes from Star Wars Episode 2 to Episode 3?

In Star Wars Episode II, the roundels on the ships of the Galactic Republic have eight spikes. In Star Wars Episode 3, they have only six spikes. Why did the logo change? We can guess that cannot be ...
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What is the average lifespan of a Gree?

While researching the old races of the Star Wars galaxy, I did not find any information on the longevity of the vast majority of these. Certainly, we see vestiges of their past exploits in the LORE ...
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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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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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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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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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Where is this source for Kinetite powers?

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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What does "Jedi Rocks" mean?

In the 1997 Special Edition of Return of the Jedi, a musical number replaces Lapti Nek, known as "Jedi Rocks": This is apparently its name both out of ...
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What do the statues adorning the streets of Jedha represent?

In the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), during the Jedha scenes, sculptures of human figures, wearing hoods and robes like monks, can be seen free-standing side by side in front of buildings ...
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Has Han Solo ever been Force-Sensitive/a Jedi?

In the Star Wars comic Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker dies on Hoth, but not before telling Han to go to Dagobah and become a Jedi. Han takes his dead friend's word to heart and ...
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Is the Millennium Falcon hyperdrive from The LEGO Movie based on a previous Star Wars design?

In The LEGO Movie, Batman steals the hyperdrive (which the heroes need) from the Millennium Falcon. Here is a still of how the hyperdrive appears. Is the design for ...
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