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What is the Battle of Chyron Belt?

After Leia is recovered from space and left to recover in what looks to be a glass MRI machine, command of the fleet is given to Vice Admiral Holdo. Poe asks Ello Asty if this is the "Battle of Chyron ...
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Is Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal's title a deliberate reference?

Disclaimer: Please keep this as apolitical as possible while still answering the question. The Dark Horse graphic novel Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal was released 11 years after the more well ...
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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 happens to a Jedi's ashes?

What is done with a Jedi's ashes after they are cremated? After Qui-Gon Jinn was killed by Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, his physical body was burned in a funeral pyre, ...
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Is there a canon interpretation of who the five are in the Prophecy of the Five from the KOTOR Comics?

In the Knights of the Old Republic comics series, one of the central themes is a Jedi prophecy known as the Prophecy of the Five, which describes five people who are to bring on the return of the Sith ...
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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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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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Have we ever seen a shaved or a bald Wookiee?

This (disturbing?) image was posted to Reddit with the title "What Chewbacca would look like as a shaved man.": This comment claims: this was made by texturing his base model in Battlefront II(...
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How many “Mos Eisley-like” settlements are there on Tatooine?

I know that Mos Eisley and Mos Espa were the first and most important cities on the planet Tatooine, but in the game Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of other "Mos-like" settlements appeared(Mos Ila, ...
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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 is the significance of Chewie's white patch?

In the novel Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre, Leia and Chewbacca stumble upon a fleet of Imperial slave ships. At that moment, the following exchange occurs: Chewbacca touched the thick chestnut fur ...
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Does “Vader” carry connotations of “father” to a speaker of Galactic Basic Standard?

An English speaker on Earth could be reasonably expected to be familiar with either the Dutch "vader" meaning father or the very similar German "vater", also meaning father. Obviously German and ...
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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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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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Was the ship Supremacy completely destroyed?

Was the First Order's flagship Supremacy utterly beyond repair after hyperspace ramming or it's still can be used/jump/have it's "wing" rebuilt? It didn't look like larger part was burning, Ren and ...
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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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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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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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Is there a significance to the unit number 366117891 in the Marvel A New Hope comic adaptation?

In the 1977 Marvel Star Wars #4 comic, which was part of an adaptation of A New Hope, there is an additional scene after the trash compactor stops where Luke tells C-3PO the unit number so that he can ...
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Are some lightsabers “stronger”?

Kylo Ren has a seemingly "crude" lightsaber. This is due to a lot of things, but it seems to hold up pretty well, even against a lightsaber made by a Jedi (almost) Master. But throughout the movies, ...
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Did Starkiller base have a hyperdrive, if so what class?

It has been mentioned that the first Death Star had a class 4 Hyperdrive and a class 20 backup, so it could move from system to system (so it could destroy targets.) As the weapons system of the First ...
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In the current canon, who took over after Padmé as senator of the Naboo system?

I have been trying to find who took over the Naboo seat after Padmé died during RoTS. I have found information on who was there before her from the Queen's Shadow book. And I know in Legends it was ...
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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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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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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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What was Mace Windu's connection to the Whills supposed to be in early drafts of the script for Star Wars?

George Lucas' first draft of the synopsis of the script for Star Wars - written in 1973 and titled "Journal of the Whills" - is said to begin as follows: This is the story of Mace Windu, a ...
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How do communications work in Star Wars?

My previous question Why does Binary exist? started a conversation which led me to this new question: How do long-range communications work in the first place? (I was wondering why droids had to speak ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed?

I ask this question from comment of this answer by @MooS on Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant? Palpatine uses the force to make Obi-Wan unable to defend himself, ...
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What are the planets that appear in “The Mandalorian” Episodes 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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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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Does Maz briefly speak Huttese to Han on Takodana?

Right after saying "Han, you've been running away from this fight for too long," Maz switches to something that sounds a lot like Huttese. I hear it as: ya kee naga wanta Which translating ...
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What is the meaning of six-five?

At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out More fighters! Form up at six-five! as imperial fighters are dispatched. What is 65? Is that a formation or some ...
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Where was Admiral Ackbar when the Battle of Scarif happened?

I was thinking that when watching Rogue One I did not hear or see any mention of Admiral Ackbar during the film. On further investigation I found no mention of Scarif on his Wookieepedia page or of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why did George Lucas change his stance on Jacen?

This question and answer, discussing the role of George Lucas in the New Jedi Order books, has the following interview extract: DR: How much of a role did George Lucas play in shaping the series?...
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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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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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How were the wounded in the Imperial army treated?

The Imperial army of the Star Wars universe comprises thousands, millions (or even billions) of personnel. Let's assume one of the many Stormtroopers are injured in combat, what is available to them ...
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Did Sidious know that Tyranus fought Yoda?

I saw one of the answers that says; So that basically answers the question. But here is my question now, Is/Are there any evidence that Dooku/Tyranus told it to his master Sidious? Such as the ...
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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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How effective is the First Order military compared to the Imperial military and the GAR?

The Grand Army of the Republic was succeeded by the military of the Galactic Empire and subsequently the First Order. Assuming these three military forces to be different incarnations of the same ...
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How did the creators of the Big Bang Theory know how well-received The Force Awakens would be?

I have a question similar to this one. The Big Bang Theory episode "The Opening Night Excitation" deals with the opening night of The Force Awakens. In the episode, the Force Awakens is shown to be ...