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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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What did the Yuuzhan Vong feed and harvest from prisoners?

From the TV Tropes entry for Solid Gold Poop: In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, glitterstim spice, the Fantastic Drug on which many a vast criminal fortune (including Jabba the Hutt's) has been ...
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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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Did Sidious and Vader's wayfinders originate as twin artifacts from the Rule of Two? [closed]

Sith wayfinders were a pyramid-shaped artifacts created by the ancient Sith as a means of navigating challenging stretches of space. Wayfinders were created through the study of the brains of purrgil, ...
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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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How long before Order 66 does Dark Disciple take place?

It is established that the book Dark Disciple takes place in 19 BBY, the same year as Revenge of the Sith and Order 66. Is there any evidence as to just how much time there is between Dark Disciple ...
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What exactly is Yoda? A primate?

I realize we cannnot necessarily apply our Terran classifications to all Star Wars aliens, but it is clear that many aliens are intended to be obviously primate, feline, reptilian, insectoid, etc. In ...
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Do we know anything about Hera's brother?

spoilers for The Bad Batch In Jedi Night in season 4 of Rebels, Thrawn reveals to Hera that he knows, from her kalikori, that she had a brother who died when he was young. This is a minor detail, but ...
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What caused Tup's chip to malfunction?

In the "Order 66" arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Tup's inhibitor chip malfunctions, causing him to begin executing Order 66 prematurely and murder a Jedi General. The malfunctioning chip ...
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Who is the most powerful Jedi in canon? [closed]

Ignoring the Mortis arc, I would like to know from canon, who is the most powerful Jedi based on strengths, weaknesses, how long it took to become a Jedi Master, how many fights they got into and won, ...
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Why did Palpatine say: "I am all the Sith"?

In the ninth Star Wars movie, when Palpatine is fighting Rey, he says: I am all the Sith. Why did he say that? Has he done something that made him "connect" and/or obtain the power of all ...
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How many beings has Boba Fett killed since escaping from the Sarlacc?

Critics of The Book of Boba Fett keep calling Boba soft, but since escaping from the Sarlacc, he's killed quite a few beings. He killed the 4-armed sand monster, and at least 20 Pykes. In addition, in ...
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I can't find an Ezra Bridger opening vid scene from Star Wars: Rebels

I vividly recall a scene from Star Wars: Rebels that I can't find any more. Was it removed? It is a holovid of Ezra Bridger saying something along the lines if "I'm Ezra Bridger..." It was a ...
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Why were the Bad Batch created, and by whose order?

One is often led to think that The Bad Batch were created in error, but that view is clearly in error. In the first episode of The Bad Batch, Tech says their genetics have been manipulated so as to ...
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Did Kylo Ren take students from the academy or not?

In The Last Jedi in 2017, it is stated that Kylo Ren took students from the academy with him when he destroyed it and fled. In the 2019-2020 comic The Rise of Kylo Ren, however, his destruction of ...
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How did one Star Wars character end up in possession of the lightsaber of another character?

So, here goes: In Episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett. We find out that [character A]: Is in possession of a lightsaber that formerly belonged to [character B]: How did he come in to possession of ...
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Is C.S. Lewis' notion of "The Force" in Perelandra the same as George Lucas's?

I'm about half way through Perelandra, so please don't spoil the end for me, but I've read the entire conversation between Ransom and Weston were talking " Why did I do physics? Why did I ...
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Why was firing the superlaser put on standby shortly before the DS-1 explodes?

Early in the film Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), in the blast chamber of the Death Star, we learn how, after Vader orders "Commence primary Ignition" to destroy Leia's homeworld Alderaan, the ...
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How does the N-1 compare to the X-Wing?

In Chapter 5 of the Book of Boba Fett: Dialogue during the episode suggests that this is due to the heavy customisation done to the N-1. My question is, how much of a difference did those ...
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Did New Republic leaders ask Luke to create a New Jedi Order?

We know that: "For over a thousand generations, the Jedi knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic". My question is, did the New Republic's leadership (besides Leia ...
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Why does the amount of time required to train Jedi decrease?

Many Younglings are as young as 4, which gives them decades to master the Force. In The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Obi-Wan's Force ghost that Luke is "too old" to begin training. Luke ...
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Why didn't Luke require Leia to "give up all worldly attachments" to receive Jedi training

In the Book of Boba Fett: Episode 6, Luke requires Grogu to give up all of his worldly attachments, mainly his attachment to Din Djarin, as a condition of receiving Jedi training. Yet, we know that ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi know how to destroy the Death Star without the help of the stolen plans?

At the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance, with the help of the stolen plans of the Death Star and an accurate proton torpedo shot from Luke Skywalker's X-wing guided by the Force, ...
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How would killing the Emperor turn Luke/Rey to the Dark Side?

In both Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, the Emperor uses the logic of, "kill me and you'll be turned to the Dark Side." Well, how does that work exactly? Just because you kill ...
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How did Jyn manage to keep her necklace from the Empire?

In Rogue One, we see Jyn's mother kneeling next to her and giving her a necklace and saying "trust the force." We later find that Jyn has been imprisoned by the Empire for years and then ...
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What Star Wars characters has had the most toys/action figures?

I was watching again the American science fiction film The Planet of the Apes (1968) and the scene at the place where Dr. Cornelius has been doing archeological excavations, near the Forbidden Zone, ...
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Did humans and Jawas ever live together?

When I say live together, I am not referring to humans coexisting in the same area or much less mating with Jawas but living close together as in a family, sharing shelter, food and working together ...
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What happened to Boba in between Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars?

In Attack of the Clones, after Jango is killed, Boba goes down to the battlefield to find his father's helmet. In season 2 of The Clone Wars, which takes place about a year after AotC, Boba is ...
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How does Boba Fett's ship fly backwards?

In The Book of Boba Fett chapter 4, we see: I've always assumed that the big, glowing things at the aft side of Star Wars ships are thrusters, yet Boba Fett's ship moves in the opposite direction ...
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How big exactly is the Millennium Falcon?

The Millennium Falcon is a pretty big ship. But what are its exact dimensions and mass?