Questions tagged [the-force-awakens]

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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?

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: ...
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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 was 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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Who led the Empire after Palpatine in the Disney canon?

From The Force Awakens, we see that the Empire existed for at least some time after the Battle of Endor and the death of Palpatine. Most notably, Jakku seems to have been the site of a massive ...
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Was Rian Johnson considered for Episode IX?

The original plan regarding the latest Star Wars trilogy had been widely reported as: J.J. Abrams would direct Episode VII (The Force Awakens) Rian Johnson would direct Episode VIII (The Last Jedi) ...
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Did the students who fled with Kylo Ren become the Knights of Ren?

In The Last Jedi, it is mentioned that some students followed Kylo Ren on the run from the academy. In a document, are you informed of the fate of these students?
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Where did Ben Solo get his red lighsaber and mask when attacking Luke's Jedi School?

I have re-watched The Force Awakens after going to see The Last Jedi. In TFA, Rey has a vision of Luke's Jedi school in ruins with the Knights of Ren standing in the ashes. But in TLJ Luke gives ...
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Where have all the Y-wings gone?

There is a significant battle in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi that require heavy bombardment on an enemy target. In The Force Awakens it is the attack on Star Killer base, and in The Last ...
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Do Red Squadron fighters appear on screen in The Force Awakens?

I've found numerous references on the internet that Red Squadron were an actual unit in the battle of Starkiller base (plenty of references can be found here, with further citation and references). So ...
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What comments have the producers made regarding their choice on these two backstory reveals?

The Lucasfilm Story Group has literally billions of dollars riding of decisions they make. Probably the two story elements fans have been eagerly speculating on since The Force Awakens have been and ...
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How can Maz Kanata have had this item “for ages”?

We know Maz is centuries old. So one would assume for her that an "age" is a fairly long period of time (at least on the scale of a hundred years or more). So when she says, at about the 1:11:50 ...
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Why did Poe leave his jacket?

After they crash on Jakku, somehow Poe and Finn get separated while both surviving and then the TIE Fighter gets swallowed by the Sinking Sands and explodes. (Related) There's a lot that lacks ...
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Why did Leia keep Organa as her last name?

I have been re-watching the Star Wars movies as to get ready for the Last Jedi and in the Force Awakens, Leia is introduced as Leia Organa. Is there a reason as why she chose to keep the Organa last ...
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Which of these two events happen earlier?

From The Force Awakens we know that the following events took place at some time between RTOJ and TFA. 1) Rey is abandoned on Jakku by someone. 2) Ben Solo is seduced to the dark side by Snoke, ...
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How did Kylo Ren's helmet lock up?

In The Force Awakens, prior to interrogating Rey, Kylo Ren removed his helmet. Before he took it off, a small casing in the front of the mask moved upwards. Was this some kind of a locking mechanism,...
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Did Kylo Ren read Poe Dameron's mind?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is able to successfully retrieve the information from Poe Dameron that he was looking for during interrogation. It at first appears that Kylo's using the force to ...
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How long has Rey been on Jakku?

I've been wondering about basic information about Rey, including how long she's been on Jakku. I was thinking that this might also give us her age because she looked to be about four when her parents ...
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Who is the person that says “Rey”? [duplicate]

Who is the person who says "Rey" in the background of the scene from The Force Awakens where Rey finds Luke's and Anakin's lightsaber?
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Why did Han Solo say “That's not how the force works”? [duplicate]

A certain interaction between Han Solo and Finn has really been bothering me lately. While infiltrating Star Killer Base, just before they go in to rescue Rey, Finn reveals to Han that he doesn't ...
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How does the Starkiller death beam move so quickly? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Starkiller is demonstrated. However, just as quickly as Kylo Ren and company gives the order, 3-4 planets. The Starkiller appears to defy the theory of relativity ...
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Why didn't the First Order use surveillance cameras, while Han Solo did?

It seems strange that the First Order doesn't use surveillance equipment in its Starkiller Base to prevent/react to acts of sabotage or prisoners' escape, such as Rey's one from her cell. Han Solo ...
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Who played Luke in the Forceback?

In The Force Awakens, Rey has a "Forceback" of sorts after touching the Skywalker lightsaber. One of the scenes she witnesses is Luke's metallic hand reaching out to touch R2-D2. What I'm wondering is ...
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How are Stormtroopers uniforms cleaned?

Watching The Force Awakens again, there is a scene where Finn is shown in a close-up. His Stormtrooper uniform is all bloodied and dirty: Then when he is rescuing Poe, his uniform is imaculate: ...
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Why doesn't anyone say “Lock S-Foils” in Force Awakens?

"Lock S-foils in attack position." As the phrase is among the most iconic ones from the original trilogy and is even used in the prequels, e.g by clone squadron ...