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How was Poe Dameron tortured for information?

I read the wiki and it said a droid used methods 2265, 6304, 3333, and K8-A4, but what did the droid do? In The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron is captured and tortured for information on the map to Luke ...
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Why did the destroyers on Exegol rely on a navigational tower to know which way is up?

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Poe and the others are discussing their plan to get to Exegol, Poe says: FINN: As long as those Star Destroyers are on Exegol we can hit them. BEAUMONT: Hit ...
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch, where does it go in the timeline?

I'm trying to figure out where the Bad Batch goes in the (Disney) Star Wars timeline. It happens at the very end of the Clone Wars (or just after the wars) as far as I can tell, so my guess is that it ...
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Does the Star Wars original trilogy imply that Darth Vader aimed at deposing the Emperor with a converted Luke's help?

I am slightly rusty when it comes to all the details, but let me summarize my doubt and mention a few relevant evidences. Throughout episodes V and VI, it seems as though Vader is seeking to recruit ...
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In Rogue One, why was Bail Organa's appearance made to seem so dramatic?

In the scene in Rogue One where General Draven, Mon Mothma, and Cassian Andor are questioning Jyn Erso, at one point Bail Organa steps out from the shadows. The pace of the movie seems to take a pause,...
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What is the origin of the Rebellion symbol? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, this design is the symbol of the Rebellion: In Rebels, Sabine Wren has a signature Rebellion design she leaves graffitied. It looks like a phoenix, as a tribute to her Phoenix Squadron....
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What is the timeline of the rescue of Han Solo?

After Han Solo was frozen in carbonite on Bespin, as shown in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, his friends succeed in thawing and rescuing him in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the ...
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Why did Sidious never seek to turn Rey toward the dark side of the Force?

We learned from the film Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) that Darth Sidious or Palpatine offered to Kylo Ren a new Sith Empire along with the title of Emperor but only if he ...
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Whose idea was it originally to capture Solo and use him as a bait to trap Luke?

We know from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) that Darth Vader, after arriving on Hoth just before the Millennium Falcon escaped from Echo Base, decided to capture Han Solo and ...
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Why does Luke draw his blaster instead of his lightsaber to deal with an apparent threat?

For almost 4 years after his training in the ways of the Force with Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker had kept with him the lightsaber that once belonged to his father; then, Luke first meets Yoda ...
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Why was only the United Kingdom referred to in the closing credits of The Force Awakens?

At the very end of the closing credits of Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015): For the purpose of United Kingdom copyright, Lucasfilm Ltd was the owner of copyright in this film ...
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What does "runs" mean?

Pilot Poe commands: Poe: Hit the target dead center. As many runs as we can get. What does "runs" mean?
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Question about Obi Wan and Dooku in Attack of the Clones

I just saw Episode II and loved it but I’m curious about one thing. I might be looking into it too much but here goes: A lot of synopses about the movie's plot, including on the Wikipedia page, talk ...
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What's the correct Imperial Military Salute?

I learned from Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, that the position of 'at attention' (Canon?) was the first imperial gesture or salute used to display respect, but later on I discovered that there ...
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Did Vader's actions during the Battle of Yavin get him sent to The Empire's Court martial?

In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, after realizing that the Rebels were focused on a particular objective, Darth Vader, apparently without consulting his superior Grand Moff Tarkin - who incidentally kept ...
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How did Palpatine manage to enter the world between worlds?

Just rewatched a few scenes from the episodes featuring the world between worlds. After seeing it I'm wondering: How did Palpatine enter the world between worlds to almost capture Ezra and Ashoka? OR ...
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Was Luke able to see the face of living young Anakin?

Given the scarcity or rareness of paper in the Star Wars Universe and subsequently, of family photos and portraits, and also knowing about the existence of recorded holograms, I ask if, aside from the ...
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Who exactly is that creature is Rey referring to?

Kylo Ren: You still want to kill me. Rey: That happens when you're being hunted...by a creature in a mask. Who exactly is that creature is Rey referring to?
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Is there a Canon/Legend explanation of the symbols on two vessels inside the Tantive IV?

All these years I've been wondering about the meaning of these two polygonal symbols painted on the vessels or tanks located in the room where Vader chokes Captain Antilles, at the beginning of Star ...
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When did C-3PO meet BB-8 first time? [duplicate]

This is the line C-3PO speaks when he meets BB-8 in The Force Awakens (2015): C-3PO: Come along, BB-8, quickly. Yes, I must get my proper arm reinstalled. That means they know each other even before....
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Timeline of events in/around 32 BBY

I would like to get the timeline of the following events - which has never been entirely clear to me - straightened out once and for all: The Phantom Menace - including the Battle of Naboo, the ...
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Which type of cannon does this housing in the remains of the Death Star II belong to?

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, during the fight between Kylo Ren and Rey on an almost-submerged wreckage of the second Death Star, visible in the background is what appears to be the sole ...
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Does the LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina Jawa shop have any official backstory?

The recent LEGO set 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina set includes a pretty sizeable side build of a Jawan junk shop. Here is a picture from the official LEGO promo photos: Does this shop make an appearance ...
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Were the Jawas hauling away smoking debris from crashed Podracers in The Phantom Menace?

Tatooine's Jawas are well known as passionate scavengers and junk collectors that were usually first on the scene of a crashed starship lurking to haul its debris but in the film Star Wars: Episode I –...
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Who's piloting the Ghost in The Rise of Skywalker?

During the climax of the Battle of Exegol, with Lando's reinforcements, we can clearly see the VCX-100 light freighter "Ghost" jumping in the fray just behind the Falcon. During the ...
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What does motivational quote mean?

Jyn: Saw Gerrera used to say...one fighter with a sharp stick and nothing left to lose can take the day. What does motivational quote mean?
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How is the time of day referenced in Star Wars?

I know that characters in Star Wars make use of Chronometers in computers, wristwatches, etc. Mention is made of duration in terms of days/hours/minutes, but I've not been able to find out how a day ...
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Why would Windu say the Senate would decide the fate of Palpatine?

From Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith: Mace Windu: In the name of the Senate of the Galactic Republic, you are under arrest, Chancellor. Palpatine: Are you threatening me, Master Jedi? Mace Windu: ...
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Why can't Andor talk his way around the situation on Eadu?

Captain Andor speaks to Jyn, who believed he lied about mission on planet Eadu: Andor: I've been in this fight since I was 6 years old. You're not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just ...
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What made Qui-Gon Jinn really believe that Anakin Skywalker was the chosen one?

We all know from "The Phantom Menace" that, about to die, Qui-Gon Jinn asked Obi-Wan to promise him to train Anakin because he believed the boy was the chosen one; the one who would bring ...
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Did Jyn not believe that the Rebellion existed until now?

Captain Andor speaks to Jyn: Andor: We don't all have the luxury of deciding... when and where we want to care about something. Suddenly the Rebellion is real for you. Some of us live it. I've been ...
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Why would Orson face any kind of embarrassment?

Grand Moff Tarkin : The Emperor is awaiting my report. Orson: One would hope that he and Lord Vader might've been here for such an occasion. Grand Moff Tarkin : And I thought it prudent to save you ...
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Why is Rex blond?

spoilers for the first episode of the Bad Batch A while back, I remember seeing a text post where someone was trying to make the argument that Rex was a modified clone like the Bad Batch. Some of ...
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What does Jyn mean by, "Trust goes both ways"?

Here is the clip: What does Jyn mean by, "Trust goes both ways"?
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How Do Jedi/Sith Stay In Shape?

Do Jedi/Sith use gyms or observe exercise regimens? Are there any examples in-universe (Legends or Canon) of common exercise being performed by either sect/group? Yes we know they tend to run and be ...
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Does every Star Wars episode really have at least 2 sunsets?

In the new The Simpsons short, Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap", we get a look at some jokey "Star Wars Rules", see below: STAR WARS RULES 1) Beloved characters ...
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Do we know who the Jedi in the TBB premiere was?

very minor TBB premiere spoiler In the first episode of The Bad Batch, we see the aftermath of Order 66 across the galaxy. When the Bad Batch returns to Kamino, they see a covered dead body whose ...
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Why did Andor mention his gloves here?

A stormtrooper meets Andor and Tivik in the streets: STORMTROOPER 1: What's all this? Come on, let's see some scandocs. Andor: Yeah, of course. Just... My gloves.
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Wouldn't a lightsaber melt/blind a wielder? [closed]

This question wasn't identified anywhere else on the site, so I thought I would ask it. Lightsabers are (seemingly) closely related to plasma, which would be the closest tangible thing to a lightsaber ...
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If K-2SO is alone, then who is "we" here?

On planet Eadu, Captain Andor and his team went to search Galen Erso and leaving K-2SO alone in spoiled Imperial plane: K-2SO: What are they doing? If Cassian comes back, we're leaving without them. ...
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Who’s is the chosen one? [duplicate]

I think the chosen one is Luke in episode 4-6 but it was anakin in 1-3 when he turned to the darkside he lost the title,but since Luke and Leila were born one of those two would get the title and one ...
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What does "65" mean?

K-2SO beats up the troopers easily. Up in the sky, the bombers are preparing to attack. Just as they start the attack run, TIE fighters come in from the shield and swarm the rebel fleet. JON VANDER (...
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How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?

The corvette crashes into the side of the disabled ISD, bringing it towards the second destroyer: How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?
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Can anyone remove a clone's inhibitor chip?

spoilers for TCW season 7 In season 7 of TCW, Ahsoka is able to remove the inhibitor chip from Rex using the medical chamber. Is this something that anyone could do? I heard a rumor that only ...
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Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?

In Rogue One, Chirrut was obsessed with Force chants. He was always babbling about the Force. Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?
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How old is Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian?

We see Bo-Katan multiple times in TCW, especially season 7. She appears in Rebels several years later, and then in The Mandalorian. And she looks very young for her age, almost as if she's hardly ...
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Why is Shaak Ti considered the "clone mom?"

This is a bit of a looser question, but I'm fairly certain it has a solid answer. It's well known in Star Wars that Plo Koon is the "clone dad" of the Jedi, as he has a couple episodes in ...
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What does the -Odo suffix in Thrawn's name mean?

While reading Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising I noticed that sometimes Thrawn is referred to as Mitth'raw'nuru and sometimes as Mitth'raw'nuruodo the latter of which is also the traditional name he ...
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Why does Padme still have a belly even after child birth? [duplicate]

Why does Padme still have a belly even after child birth? Here is the picture of Padme's dead body. I believe she gave birth before death. Is she died with baby in her body?
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Is there a deleted scene with a Jyn and Cassian kiss?

This is probably a rumor, but I can't get it out of my head now that I've heard it. What I heard was that Rogue One initially made Jyn and Cassian's relationship romantic in nature, having them share ...
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