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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015, seventh movie produced). Rey, an orphan on a remote planet, takes up the cause to find Luke Skywalker and fight against The First Order, which seeks to retake what used to be the Empire. Use with the [star-wars] tag.

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What does Kylo Ren's helmet actually do? [duplicate]

In the sequel movie The Force Awakens, Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren on a narrow catwalk across a chasm, and demands: Ben, take off that mask! you don't need it! ...
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Who are 'Friend of Big Toad' and 'Lady Astronaut'?

They are listed in The Force Awakens credits.
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Why did Rey hear both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor?

It's the only Jedi voice that wavers like that. This happens in: The Force Awakens, at the end of the 'forceback': first Guinness, "Rey?" then McGregor "these are your first steps"...
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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 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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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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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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Why did "Finn" defect from the First Order?

It seems really weird that Finn was kidnapped as a baby and then groomed to become a First Order soldier, and when he goes on his first (correct me if I'm wrong) combat mission, one of his buddies ...
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Was pod racing banned by the Empire?

Was pod racing banned by the Empire? We don't see it in the Original Trilogy, although we do see pod racing flags at Maz's castle.
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Why were Jakku and Hosnian Prime invented instead of setting the action on Tatooine and Coruscant?

For Star Wars episode 7, why did they invent the planet Jakku (which looks identical to Tatooine) and Hosnian Prime (capital planet looking identical to Coruscant) instead of a setting on Tatooine and ...
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Are the languages Wookiees and droids speak rare?

One thing I see people use against Rey understanding the Wookiees' and droids' language in The Force Awakens is that both languages are heavily implied to be rare in the original six movies, notably ...
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Who manipulated Kylo Ren to turn to the Dark Side when he was the son of Han Solo & Princes Leia?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can see that Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Princes Leia. Even though his parents are part of the good side Kylo turned to the Dark Side & wanted to be the ...
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Why do Imperial TIE Fighter pilots wear space suits? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens, we see Poe Dameron and Finn use a TIE fighter to escape the First Order. Later, when Rey and Finn try to escape Jakku, we see that the stormtroopers chasing them in TIE fighters ...
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Who did Kylo Ren think Rey was in "The Force Awakens"?

contains spoilers for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker I know there have been questions such as "Why was Kylo wrong about Rey's parentage," but I'm not asking about that. ...
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How can Rey Pilot the Millenium Falcon? [duplicate]

Rey might know how to pilot, due to her years a junk trader, but one scene from The Force Awakens bothers me. The scene where she flies in the Salt mines on Crait and in the Star Destroyer wreckage on ...
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How close was Starkiller Base to the New Republic capital?

The sequence in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens seems to imply that it took only seconds for the energy beam to reach the New Republic capital from Starkiller Base. ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca?

According to Wookieepedia, the mobile game Star Wars: Commander refers to Chewbacca as Maz Kanata's boyfriend. Also, in the (canon) novel Star Wars: Force Collector, Maz Kanata says this about Chewie:...
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How does Rey removing the Falcon's compressor hurt Poe later?

I read an article from ScreenRant that was about this subtle connection between ep7 and ep9. The author says that because Rey removed the compressor in ep7 the Millennium Falcon is then badly damaged ...
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How did the First Order manage to build a weapon inside of a planet that big?

Planets have important things inside them, and a lot of it. I don't know if that planet has the same things as ours does but if it does have layers, how could people displace tons and tons of lava and ...
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Why was Poe Dameron re-written to survive in The Force Awakens?

The Episode VII crawl sets up POE DAMERON as a key character: Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Luke’s whereabouts…. But ...
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How does Tekka know Kylo Ren?

At the beginning of The Force Awakens, when the Stormtroopers grab Lor San Tekka and bring him to Kylo Ren, Ren says "Look how old you've become". To me this suggests they were acquainted in the past- ...
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Did Starkiller base have a hyperdrive? If so, what class? [duplicate]

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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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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Do First Order blasters maintain a record of when they were fired?

Shortly after Finn fails to follow Ren's instructions to "kill them all" (the villagers at Tuanul on Jakku), we see Phasma tell him to "submit his blaster for inspection" and "report to [her] division ...
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Did the First Order follow Poe to Jakku, or did they independently discover that the map fragment was there?

In The Force Awakens we see Poe talking to Lor San Tekka and receiving the map fragment, and then the First Order suddenly shows up. Is there anything in canon to indicate whether Poe was followed to ...
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Does Darth Vader have a Force ghost? [duplicate]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi we see Anakin Skywalker's Force ghost join Obi-wan and Yoda. Given the comments made by Kylo Ren in Episode VII: The Force Awakens when he asks ...
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Did Poe Dameron make custom modifications to his black X-Wing?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it is obvious that Poe Dameron is the coolest X-Wing pilot to have ever existed. He an extremely skilled pilot, but I have a head canon that he has ...
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How can Finn pilot this vessel?

In The Force Awakens, it's mentioned at least twice that Finn is not a pilot. First, when Finn rescues Poe: Poe: Why are you helping me? Finn: Because it's the right thing to do. Poe: You need a ...
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What type of stormtrooper is this one wearing a cape?

In this image taken from the Databank page for Tuanul we can see a stormtrooper with a cape in the background. Do we know what type of stormtrooper this is? It would not appear to be a snowtrooper ...
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What is the technical name of the conical totem lanterns scattered in the Tuanul village field?

I am building a Tuanul raid diorama based on the opening scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). . I have built some conical totem lanterns like the one marked in the picture. I need to know (...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Did Luke know about Kylo Ren's obsession with Darth Vader?

One of the most notable aspects of Kylo Ren's character is his obsession with Darth Vader, evident in how he prays to Vader's charred helmet, how he tries to emulate him by wearing a mask, and even ...
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Were Kanjiklub always intended to be a human group?

In The Force Awakens, Han refers to the members of Kanjiclub as "little freaks." This insult doesn't really make sense, given how they ultimately appear in the film. Were they at one point in the ...
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Who told Rey about Han Solo on Jakku?

When Rey meets Han on the Millennium Falcon, she knows plenty about his smuggling days. She seems in awe of him when he reveals himself, like she has grown up hearing about him. Do we know who told ...
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Why are Kylo Ren and Rey evenly matched in Force pulling in TLJ? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens, Kylo tries to take Luke's lightsaber from the ground but Rey is able to pull it away from him with the Force. In The Last Jedi, By all logic, Kylo should've been stronger in ...
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In Episode VII, did the Starkiller base have any fauna?

As we know from Episode VII, the First Order's Starkiller base was a very snowy and cold planet. Obviously though, it could sustain life as the First Order troops didn't wear suits while outside and ...
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Where did the weapons on the Millennium Falcon come from?

In The Force Awakens, Han and Chewie recover the Millennium Falcon and fly to Takodana with Finn and Rey. Before going to Maz's castle, however, Han hands out blasters to everyone. Given that the ...
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Who was the old human woman in Niima Outpost?

In The Force Awakens, while Rey was scrubbing her salvage in Niima Outpost, she took a serious glance at an old human lady next to her. Rey suddenly became deeply thoughtful and it looked like she was ...
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How are the First orders white solar panels supposed to work exactly?

The TIE fighter has long supposed to have had solar panels on it (even though it makes little sense given most of the time they wouldn't be able to provide the power required). However the new First ...
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How Kylo Ren knew Rey before Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in the scene where a First Order officer informs Kylo Ren that they couldn't retrive BB8 from Jakku, Kylo Ren force grips him and asks him angrily "What girl?". ...
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What's Lando been up to during the new trilogy?

Are there any canon works that tell what Lando Calrissian has been doing during the events of TFA and TLJ? Is he involved in New Republic politics or in the New Republic fleet? Or has he gone back to ...
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What does 'the Harry Potterization of pop-culture' [in Star Wars] refer to?

The following commentator writes: Suffice it to say, it’s also the rebuke of the Harry Potterization of pop culture I’ve been looking for. Now there is a book called Harry Potterization - which ...
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Is Snoke human?

Do we have any canon description of whether Snoke is human or not? He certainly appears to be simply a disfigured human, tall in stature. Yet Wookieepedia describes him as "Force-sensitive humanoid ...
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Do the stormtroopers wear their stormtrooper armor when they mop the floors?

Finn mentions that he was in sanitation, and his knowledge of First Order bases and ships seems predicated on the fact that he cleans up around those bases/ships (which seems like it should be beneath ...
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When were the "Knights of Ren" founded as an organization?

We know that the Knights of Ren first appear in The Force Awakens movie, and that Kylo Ren is a member of this group. Is there any reference to when they were created in-universe?
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Is Rey's vision accurate?

In episode 7, Rey has a vision when she encounters Luke's lightsaber. I didn't watch it frame by frame, but I thought part of it included Kylo Ren in a mask, forcing someone to kneel. I interpreted it ...
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Why did Luke leave a map? [duplicate]

In the Force Awakens, Han says that Luke disappeared to find the first temple. I assume that's what he and Leia were told, or assumed themselves. However in the Last Jedi, Luke says he went there to ...
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Do we know how these two characters met?

Has it been explained yet (perhaps in The Force Awakens novelization, or even out-of-world)… In The Force Awakens… However, in The Last Jedi… And of course, since… …we might not learn much more ...
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Did Snoke have any other apprentices before Kylo Ren?

We know that Kylo Ren is Supreme Leader Snoke's apprentice, but recently I was wondering: Did Snoke have any other apprentices before Kylo Ren?
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