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In The Mandalorian S2 E14 “The Tragedy”, how did Boba Fett’s armor and the Beskar Spear survive

In the said episode, a turbo laser strike comes down from Moff Gideon's ship, a Arquitens-class command cruiser, and destroys the Razor Crest. However, in “The Gunslinger” (S1 E5)… THE MANDALORIAN: ...
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George Lucas on Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader duel

Has George Lucas ever commented in an interview or commentary track on the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan being the first time they met since the fall of the Jedi? While the current Disney canon ...
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Is Kenobi retconning episode IV A New Hope? (*Spoiler Alert*)

In the first Star Wars film (retroactively retitled A New Hope), Vader says to Obi-Wan Kenobi "When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master." ...
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Does Anakin “bring balance to the force” by fathering Luke and Leia? [duplicate]

Watching the Star Wars series again with my younglings and I feel like Ani and Padme brought balance to the force by making Luke and Leia… it feels like he didn’t fulfill the prophecy, but as even ...
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Who were these characters Kenobi walks by in the hallway?

In the fourth episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, Who were they?
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How would the Jedi have proven to the Galactic Senate that Chancellor Palpatine was a Sith Lord? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, if Mace Windu and the three other Jedi masters had waited until the Galactic Senate was in session and then came there and openly accused Chancellor Palpatine of ...
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Why does the Armorer nearly interrupt the fight?

In episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett, Paz Vizsla fights Din Djarin for ownership of the darksaber. Immediately after, the Armorer asks each of them if they have ever removed their helmet. The ...
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In The Mandalorian S1 E6 The Prisoner, why did the prison ship leave hyperspace?

Why would the prison ship go to sublight engines, when hyperspace is much faster? Is it just something to put under plot armor or such?
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What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine?

What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine? It seems to be a manta-ray-like creature.
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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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What is the longest lightsaber blade ever seen

The only thing I can think of is this scene from visions (non canonical to legends OR canon) What is the longest in Canon or legends?
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What's the location on Coruscant we've seen that's farthest from the Jedi Temple?

It seems like most of what we see of Coruscant in the Canon Star Wars films and TV shows takes place within the Federal District, which includes the Senate Building, the Executive Building, and the ...
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Why did Kylo Ren drag his TIE fighter on the ground?

In The Rise of Skywalker, in a scene first shown in the trailer and taking place on Pasaana in the final film, Kylo makes the strange choice to fly his TIE whisper directly at Rey on the ground: This ...
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What is the most accurate depiction of the StealthX X-Wing?

I'm creating a Lego model based off of it, and wish to know what is the most accurate depiction in art, games, or videos. I've been going off this picture so far since it's the most detailed, but I ...
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How does the lightsaber rifle work (in universe)?

From what limited things I’ve seen on the internet, the lightsaber rifle consumes lightsabers as ammunition. I don’t know exactly which comics it’s in, but I know Jocasta Nu uses it against Vader, but ...
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Did you see Luke and Biggs on Tatooine at one of the 1977 screenings of Star Wars ("A New Hope")? If so, can you please provide corroboration? [duplicate]

I saw Star Wars in the theater seven times during 1977 and know for a fact that I saw the scene of Luke and Biggs on Tatooine on the big screen during the first showing that I ever saw. I also ...
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Star Wars: R2D2 connected to mainframe

In the original (1977) Star Wars film, there was a very brief shot showing a connector being attached to R2D2 so that Rebel mainframes could retrieve and analyse his memories. Is there a still of that ...
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What is the big modified Mon Calamari cruiser in RotJ?

It looks like a standard, but seems to have fins extending out and is the first thing hit by the 2nd Death Star. It appeared to be holding a small freighter/cruiser similar to a GR-75 transport, when ...
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Why are Star Destroyers all triangle shaped?

I get that they would be aerodynamic in-atmosphere, but so would cigar shaped or pyramidal shaped ones. Is is a rule of cool thing? Preferable to cite some Star Wars reference. Legend/Cannon doesn’t ...
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What happens to lightsabers after large battles?

Do the hilts just sit there? I'm specifically refering to huge battles like Geonosis or the 7th Battle of Ruusan. Is there someone who scavenges the sabers, or do the Jedi/Sith send people to recover ...
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Why were the A-wings painted red at the Battle of Endor?

We all know Alliance fighter squadron design: Red Squadron Blue Squadron Gold Squadron (although a little hard to see) So why was "Green Squadron" colored like this in the movie? I will ...
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Is Kenobi a common Star Wars surname? [duplicate]

It's widely joked about how Obi-Wan, in trying to hide from Vader, changed his first name but not his last. A theory that's gone around is that Kenobi is a common surname in Star Wars, since Luke ...
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What's the meaning of "I think dead, too"?

C-3PO and Poe finds a speeder in the caves: C-3PO: Perhaps we will find the driver. (BB-8 Chirps alien language) Poe: Yep, BB-8, I think dead, too. What's the meaning of "I think dead, too"...
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What makes Palpatine say that Kylo Ren betrayed him?

Palpatine speaks to Kylo Ren: PALPATINE: The Jedi apprentice still lives. Perhaps you have betrayed me. Do not make me turn my fleet against you. I know Palpatine is stronger than Kylo Ren. What ...
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What characters can be identified in the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer?

The official teaser trailer for upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ has been released and we are treated to some familiar faces and some new ones. However, I ...
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Why can’t Jedi/Sith destroy their opponent's lightsaber by sliding down it and cutting the tip of its hilt? [closed]

I've seen a lot of questions regarding why isn't there a guard on lightsabers, but none of them (nor the answers) I've seen tackle the subject of the lightsabers' weak spot (at least in my mind, I may ...
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How much was Luke's speeder worth? [duplicate]

In the film "A New Hope", Ben Kenobi promises to pay Han Solo "2,000 now" for passage to Alderaan. In order to pay this, he tells Luke to sell his speeder. I assume both Luke and ...
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When was Gregor's inhibitor chip removed?

Clone Commando Gregor (CC-5576-39) was shown in Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season One episode 14, "War-Mantle": This suggests that he was not under the influence of the inhibitor chip at this ...
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Why would the fleet hit each other?

Poe says to his team, who are attacking the fleet: Poe: Get to their altitude. They can't fire on us without hitting each other. Don't give up. Why would the fleet hit each other ?
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What does Rey mean by this statement?

Rey says to Kylo Ren, after healing him: Rey: I did want to take your hand, Ben's Hand. What does Rey mean by this statement?
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Can Beskar Rust?

In The Mandalorian Chapter 10: "The Passenger," Peli Motto tells Din Djarin, Quit your cryin' you'll rust. While it would be entirely in character for that to simply be a joke, do we have ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

I wonder why they needed the Death Star as I’ve seen in comics and YouTube videos that a few Star Destroyers can basically destroy a planet, though not to the extent of what the Death Star did to ...
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Who opens Jabba's gate?

When the droids approach Jabba's Palace, they're interrogated by a droid eye on a stalk, known canonically as a TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid. Is the TT-8L the one controlling the gate or does it report ...
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Did Luke use the Force to forcefully lift up the large gate of Jabba's palace?

I have always wondered if Luke Skywalker had used the Force to forcefully lift up the large gate of Jabba's palace, or if he had used the Force to access the gate's control unit and manipulated it so ...
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Was Leia originally raised by her and Luke's mother? [duplicate]

This is a question that's sort of looking for an out-of-universe answer. In Return of the Jedi, Luke asks Leia if she remembers her mother. Leia responds that she has faint memories of her being kind ...
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What did Obi-Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca talk to each other about at the Cantina?

Early in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), at the Mos Eisley Spaceport cantina, while looking to hire a charter for Alderaan, Obi-Wan Kenobi is introduced to Chewbacca by BoShek. Near the bar, ...
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Who is Ciena Ree in The Empire Strikes Back?

Ciena Ree is a character from the Star Wars book Lost Stars who joins the Empire and is present for some of the more significant events of the movies. It's been a bit since I read the book, but I ...
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Why didn't Anakin keep Count Dooku's lightsaber?

I got this question after watching some cutscenes from Lego Star Wars: The Skywalkers Saga Anakin just killed Dooku, and Grievous walked in, (unlike the movie) and the duo of Kenobi & Skywalker ...
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Was destroying BOTH Lando's and Wedge's targets necessary to blow up the second Death Star?

At the climax of Return of the Jedi, Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles each strike a different target when they reach the core of the second Death Star: Rebel pilots Wedge Antilles and Lando ...
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Is this is the only instance in Star Wars of two craft docking while in hyperspace?

In the season 1 finale of Rebels, Fire Across the Galaxy, the Imperial Gozanti-class cruiser stolen by the Spectres is seen docked with the Ghost in hyperspace, while in formation with the Rebel ...
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Who impersonated Luke Skywalker?

I remember this video about one of the comics, where Imperial intelligence finds word of a "Luke Skywalker" on a planet. It then shows "Luke" wearing sunglasses, trying to get a ...
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How do Imperial prison cells work?

In the cell 2187, there was a bunk and nothing else, despite the fact that Leia was a VIP prisoner. No food. Nothing for entertainment or changing clothes. Why? What about the essentials like toilet? ...
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Looking for a Star Wars comic where a Jedi in hiding encounters Vader who coerces him to join the Dark Side by threatening civilians

This was a Star Wars comic where a Jedi in hiding encounters Vader. One scene I remember is where a ship full of civilians is trying to escape from the Empire. Vader encounters the Jedi and tells him ...
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How would the Darksaber deflect blaster fire?

Although briefly possessed on screen by two Force wielders (Maul and Kanan Jarrus), I don't recall ever seeing the Darksaber being used in the way we've often seen lightsabers used in Star Wars, to ...
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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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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi patterned after Castañeda's Don Juan?

Brian Jay Jones in his biography of George Lucas, George Lucas: A Life (2016), tells that in May 1975, while writing an early six-page synopsis of Star Wars, George Lucas read The Teachings of Don ...
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Why wasn't Daniel Logan brought back for Boba Fett?

In the final episode of The Mandalorian and now The Book of Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison - who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - was brought back to play Boba Fett. ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi keep and wear Qui-Gon Jinn's poncho?

During his time on Tatooine with his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was seen wearing a poncho. After the death of Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan kept his Master's lightsaber while building a new ...
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Could C-3PO have sat in one of the Millenium Falcon's quad laser cannons and shot down pursuing TIE Fighters?

Could C-3PO have sat in one of the Millenium Falcon's quad laser cannons and shot down pursuing TIE Fighters? This assumes of course that he could climb up/down a ladder.
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How is this TIE fighter landed in the Death Star?

In the film Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), in the background of a scene where dozens of stormtroopers face Han Solo and Chewbacca in the DS1, we can see a TIE fighter that appears to be, from the ...
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