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What life forms were Luke and Han trying to detect in Hoth?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Luke Skywalker (Echo Three) and Han Solo (Echo Seven) have a talk via comlink about scouting the Hoth ice wastes, picking ...
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Why did the Sith want to build the Death Star if "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."?

I've heard explanations like Tarkin wanted it and presented his plans to the emperor. And I've heard the comment by Vader was more for the audience, since Luke does destroy the Death Star using the ...
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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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Was the victory mentioned in the Star Wars title crawl mentioned before Rogue One? [duplicate]

The title crawl of the original 1977 Star Wars film mentions that the rebel alliance have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. The 2016 film Rogue One identifies this victory as ...
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Was Professor Huyang transported in The TARDIS?

On page 68 of Star Wars canon adult novel Brotherhood by Mike Chen (2022), Professor Huyang is referenced as being so old that the ancient droid purportedly arrived at the Jedi Temple in a big blue ...
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Looking for a picture of Fixer's sandsurfer hover device

According to Star Wars Legends, in Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, Second Edition 1995, Luke Skywalker tells to Voren Na'al a tale about his friend Laze "Fixer" Loneozner, a skilled ...
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Why are there only human males at the Battle of Yavin?

I was watching A New Hope and I just realized something; when General Jan Dodonna was briefing everyone for the Death Star assault, the only pilots assembled are male humans. No female humans or ...
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Why are midichlorians not mentioned when talking about Sabine in Ahsoka?

Ahsoka mentions talent is a part of becoming a Jedi, but isn't a minimum amount of midichlorians needed to become a Jedi? I could be mistaken, but this is the impression I got from Star Wars I, so I ...
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Why Isn't "Balance to the Force" Everlasting?

A common defense for the Star Wars sequels (episodes 7-9) is that the balance that Anakin Skywalker brought to the force would not last forever, which would explain why the First Order was able to ...
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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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How do Midi-chlorians communicate with the Jedi?

In wookiepedia it states that Midi-chlorians communicate the will of the force to the Jedi, so how do they get the information that the Midi-chlorians send to them?
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Can you kill Midi-chlorians?

Could you kill the Midi-chlorians in someone to make them lose their Force sensitivity?
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What happens to the Midi-chlorians when a Jedi or person dies?

What happens to the Midi-chlorians when a person dies? In Star Wars the Midi-chlorians are alive, but do they need a host or do they die with the being?
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How did the First Order become so powerful in secret when there was a ruling body in place?

How did the First Order get so powerful and the senate didn’t do anything or notice? Why did the rebel alliance know but no one else? Why didn’t they bring the matter to the senate?
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What would kill you first if you fell into a sarlacc's mouth?

Would you suffocate, drown, starve, or die from lack of water first in a sarlacc, if you made it past the mouth alive?
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How could Rey be Palpatine's grandchild if her father was not Force-sensitive?

Kylo says to Rey, "My mother was the daughter of Vader, your father was the son of the Emperor." But Leia was Force-sensitive, and therefore the Force lineage Vader → Leia → Kylo makes sense....
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What is the ship called that transports Yoda and the clones into the arena in Episode II?

It is open on the sides and Yoda looks out of it and stands in front of clones. They are coming to rescue Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé.
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Where did the idea of Coruscant being in the center of the galaxy first appear?

I'm re-reading Heir to the Empire (1991) in its 2011 annotated edition, which has footnotes from author Timothy Zahn about ideas he'd come up with for the book, and whether or not they fit with later ...
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Are there any known Pre-Shmi Skywalkers? [duplicate]

It’s a common complaint to say that Star Wars as a franchise is all about a single family, but as far as I am aware the Skywalker family “starts” with Shmi Skywalker, who has no known siblings or ...
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Border dispute on Ansion

In Attack of the clones, Jedi Master Mace Windu said that Obi-Wan Kenobi returned from a border dispute on Ansion. The said event references what happens in the novel The Approaching Storm, but since ...
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Have any of the Star Wars aliens been referred to by their action figure names in-universe?

When the original Kenner line of Star Wars action figures was released in the late 1970s/early 1980s, not every character and/or alien had a proper name yet. Because of this, the manufacturers had to ...
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Why does Luke have a blue lightsaber post-ROTJ in some early Legends works?

In several different early Expanded Universe works set after Return of the Jedi, Luke is shown or said to use a blue-bladed lightsaber: Luke whipped out his lightsaber, and its brilliant blue glow ...
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Are porgs deadly?

Are porgs from Star Wars capable of causing fatal harm to a human or humanoid alien? This is a highly-debated topic in one of my circles and we cannot reach a conclusive answer.
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Is there a canon meaning to the Jawa expression "Utinni!"?

"Utinni!" The expostulation (?) is almost campy at this point in the franchise. Is there a canon translation? I am always reading it as "Hot damn!" or "Hey, Raul!" but ...
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Did a Hutt Jedi exist in canon?

Around 2010-2012, I read on an online forum that there was at least one Hutt in the Jedi order at one point. However, looking up 'Hutt Jedi' on google more recently, I've read people saying the idea ...
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Is the Ahsoka novel still canon?

In the final episode of Tales of the Jedi, the story is very similar to the plotline of the 2016 Ahsoka novel. I think Filoni did confirm that the episode is based on his original ideas for the novel....
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What color is the button bezel on Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber?

I've recently purchased a replica hilt for Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber and it comes with both a black and a silver button bezel. Looking at various stills from The Phantom Menace it appears that the ...
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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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Secondary bacta production centers

Star Wars' miracle healing potion, bacta, was primarly produced at Thyferra. There are however other planets in which bacta was made, in far smaller volume, or maybe even for a limited period of time. ...
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What specifically made it so that a TIE fighter wouldn't be out near Alderaan by itself?

In "A New Hope", when the Falcon arrives at the ruins of Alderaan, they encounter a TIE fighter. Someone remarks that such a small ship wouldn't be out that far by itself. However, in "...
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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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Had this version of the Jedi knighting ceremony appeared before the 2D Clone Wars series?

Near the beginning of Season 3 of the 2D Clone Wars series, Anakin is knighted onscreen: YODA: Step forward, Padawan. Anakin Skywalker. By the right of the Council, ...
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Has the Thermal Imploder ever been used in Star Wars canon?

In DICE's 2015 Battlefront, one of my favorite pickups was the thermal imploder. The look and sound was so satisfying. I was curious, has it ever been used or mentioned in Star Wars canon? I think ...
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Why was going through the core the fastest route to get to Theed?

Why couldn’t Jar Jar, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan go around the planet. The core would only be the fastest if they were on the opposite side of the planet. This wouldn’t make sense, as they can’t have ...
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What are these symbols in the corridors of star destroyers?

I was watching the star destroyer flythrough and noticed these odd symbols all over the corridors. What are they?
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Bo-Katan Kryze publishing history Prior to the Mandalorian?

What is the publishing history of the version of Bo-Katan Kryze who appears in the Disney+ live action series of the Mandalorian? What was the real world date of her first appearance and where did ...
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Was cortosis-weave introduced in 2000 or 2002?

While amending my answer to Why didn't the Clones use vibroblades to fight against lightsabers?, I came upon what seemed like an inconsistency in the Wookieepedia article for cortosis-weave. Star ...
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Why did this character’s gun heat up?

Spoilers for Mando: The Spies
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What are the weapons made of that are employed by the Praetorian Guard of Moff Gideon's Imperial remnant?

In Season 3 Episode 7 of The Mandalorian, we see Wookiepedia lacks information on the weapons of these Praetorian Guards, and the reference to Snoke's guards only provides lightsaber-resistant ...
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How did Luke get back to Echo Base after crashing?

During the Battle of Hoth, Luke's speeder crashes and is then crushed by an AT-AT. Later, he is seen flying out of Hoth in an X-Wing. Is there any explanation about how he got back to Echo Base? ...
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Why did the Darksaber ignite so slowly in Mandalorian Chapter 22 “Guns for Hire”?

Major spoiler for Chapter 22 “Guns for Hire” Is there an in-universe reason why the Darksaber ignited so slowly on that occasion?
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Who is the woman next to Palpatine during his speech?

In Revenge of the Sith, when Palpatine is making his speech about transitioning the Republic to an Empire, there is a bald woman (which I think is from a non-human species) standing to his left on his ...
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Is most of the Star Wars galaxy colonized?

I watch all Star Wars TV shows and read all Star Wars literature. In these stories, characters go to tons and tons of new (relative to the audience) planets and it seems a majority of them have been ...
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Can Thrawn derive tactical information from a species' music?

Thrawn has the amazing ability to study a species' art (sculptures and paintings) and somehow figure out the intrinsic way the species waged war in conjunction with how they create. I’m not asking how ...
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What criteria make a former empire agent eligible for the amnesty program?

In The Mandalorian season 3, episode 3, a number of former empire operatives are part of the amnesty program on Coruscant. Why are these particular individuals eligible for this program while others ...
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Is "Dank Farrik" an exclamatory or a cuss word?

I have seen Dank Farrik being used only in the Mandalorian show and only in scenes where the word sayer either is in trouble or just surprised. This makes me wonder is it an exclamatory word akin to - ...
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What is the name of this droid?

In the offices where Pershing works there is a very grumpy droid. We also see the same droid in episode 5 of season 3. Is this droid in some way related to C1-10P from Rebels? They seem to have the ...
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Somehow Palpatine returned, but how, and why then?

Firstly I think I should come clean, that I have never watched the Rise of Skywalker completely, and probably never will. But, I have watched a lot of clips online, as well as a lot of reviews on ...
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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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Was Grogu under some form of suspended animation in his ball when initially being held?

I was recently rereading some of the reviews of the early episodes of the The Mandalorian, when I had a question from the first episode come back to me. When Din initially finds Grogu, and opens the ...
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