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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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Rey's familial ties in “The Force Awakens”

In an answer on another question about The Force Awakens, the author suggests that: I’ve missed any indicators of any such relationship while watching the movie. Is it known who Rey’s parents are?
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How many hands / arms have been cut off in Star Wars?

The Star Wars franchise is rife with dismemberments, particularly involving arms and hands. User DVK had compiled a table of arm / hand removals via lightsaber from Episodes IV-VI in an answer to ...
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Which predictions of the Force Awakens: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct?

The team of the Darths & Droids screencap webcomic have produced The Force Awakens Bingo, which contains predictions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Are you seeing The Force Awakens soon? Get ...
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Why didn’t General Hux—and others—go blind when the weapon fired on Starkiller Base?

I have seen many questions about the physics of the Starkiller base. My question is this: Why didn't General Hux and any stormtroopers who watched the beam from the surface of the Starkiller base go ...
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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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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 all X-Wings have retractable short-range anti-personnel cannons?

Poe flew an X-Wing - not his own signature fighter, probably a stock-issue to hide his identity - early in the movie that featured a retractable anti-personnel turret gun, much like the one on the ...
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How did Captain Phasma regroup with the First Order so quickly after Starkiller Base?

The Force Awakens ends with the this should have killed Captain Phasma, so we can only assume that she escaped. However, The Last Jedi takes place minutes after the end of The Force Awakens but ...
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Does "FN" stand for or mean anything?

There are several Stormtroopers with designations in the form "FN-####" in The Force Awakens, including There are also other First Order Stormtroopers whose designations start with "FN" appearing in ...
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Why is the Starkiller Base a snow planet?

In The Force Awakens, Starkiller Base is shown to be tremendously close to its host star—close than Mercury is to the Sun. So why is it a snow planet? NOTE: Part of the answer might have to do with ...
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How did the First Order become so powerful in secret when there was a ruling body in place?

How did the First Order get so powerful and the senate didn’t do anything or notice? Why did the rebel alliance know but no one else? Why didn’t they bring the matter to the senate?
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Was Constable Zuvio in The Force Awakens?

Constable Zuvio has his own page on StarWars.com and Wookieepedia and even a Black Series toy. Was Constable Zuvio even in The Force Awakens? If so, when did he show up and what did he do?
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Why does The Dark Side keep building Death Stars?

A Death Star, or its later multi-targeting equivalent the Starkiller Base, seems to have only one function, namely destroying one or more planets, and perhaps their suns too. But the Dark Lords that ...
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Why do people keep getting knocked off of steep slopes in Star Wars?

In most of the Star Wars movies, someone gets thrown off a platform on a Empire or First Order ship. Why do they have platforms/bridges like that?
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Did Kylo Ren Split the Beam from Starkiller base?

In The Force Awakens, we see the beam from Starkiller Base split at an arbitrary point in space, spreading out and Kylo Ren also happens to be on the bridge of the Star Destroyer, watching the beam ...
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Why rename the Rebel Alliance?

Per the opening scroll of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Rebel Alliance of the original trilogy have rebranded to "The Resistance". My question is, why did they rename themselves? "...
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Did The Force Awakens use any screen wipes to transition from scene to scene?

When Episode VII was announced, I remember hearing fans wonder whether Abrams would use to the screen wipes to transition from scene to scene the way other Star Wars films did. ...
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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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Why does Kylo Ren keep hitting the side of his body?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is shot in the side by Chewbacca. Later on in the forest, we see him hit himself repeatedly in the area where he was shot. Why does he do this? Wouldn't that, like... ...
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Do we know how Solo got the rathtars on board?

In the Force Awakens novel and in the movie we are told that Han got the rathtars on his freighter somehow. This is emphasized multiple times as being impossible: Probably, an increasingly ...
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Why does Rey leave her speeder unattended?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey often leaves her speeder completely unattended. Why is this? Thievery appears to be very common on Jakku.
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Is Anakin's lightsaber the only one remaining from the 'Clone Wars' era?

In discussions and info surrounding The Force Awakens, it seems that a lot of the (now ancient) Jedi knowledge has been lost to time. Luke's Green lightsaber used a synthetic crystal, a practice ...
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Why does Kylo Ren wear a mask?

Is there an explanation on why Kylo Ren wears that mask in The Force Awakens? It even has a voice synthesizer and everything. It makes him look like a Darth Vader fanboy and really tries to be/look/...
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In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?

In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?
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Why did the Resistance use the Rebel symbol while the First Order didn't use the Empire's?

From Wookieepedia: The Rebel Alliance starbird was a symbol of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. The flight helmets of the Rebel X-wing pilots were adorned with the starbird logo. Nearly thirty ...
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In Legends, was there ever a third Death Star?

Of course, there are a lot of similarities and echos between The Force Awakens and previous (movie) canon. What are the things that “The Force Awakens” borrowed/parallel from “A New Hope?” In ...
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Why was Finn advertised as the Force wielder in the trailers and posters?

In the trailers and posters, it was Finn who was about to fight Kylo Ren and it was Finn who was holding the Lightsaber. I was so confused when I saw Rey be the Force wielder. I know they probably ...
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Does Luke still have his green lightsaber?

I'm referring to his second lightsaber, which he built himself after Episode V, and then used in Return of the Jedi. Does he still have it?
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How did Darth Vader's helmet survive Return of the Jedi?

During The Force Awakens we see Kylo Ren "talking" (almost "praying") to the half-melted helmet of Darth Vader. How did he come by this item? Was it not destroyed with the rest of the Death Star at ...
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Was Roodown in Ferrix?

While watching "Kassa", the first episode of the Star Wars TV series Andor (2022), I noticed, at least, two familiar species from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). There are two ...
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What did Rey tell Teedo that caused him to release BB-8?

In this scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can see that Rey is freeing BB-8 which was captured by a Teedo. That Teedo was a scavenger and he captured a droid which could make him wealthy. Why ...
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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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Wouldn't a blaster rifle shot immediately cauterize the wound?

Just got back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it occurred to me at the start and about 3/4 of the way through that a blaster rifle is essentially a super hot bullet somewhat similar to ...
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Why is Kylo Ren separated from the other Knights Of Ren?

In the movie you just see a glimpse of the Knights Of Ren. The question Where were the Knights of Ren during the events of The Force Awakens? sort of answers where they are in The Force Awakens. ...
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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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Why didn't Kylo Ren detect Han Solo on Takodana?

Shortly after Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Finn arrive on Starkiller base to disable the shield, we see Kylo Ren, from an unspecified distance away, pause mid-sentence and mumble to himself, "Han Solo." I ...
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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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Was Rey's memory wiped?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey can't remember why and by whom she was left on Jakku, but she was also very young. Was her memory wiped? or was she just too young to remember? She seems to have ...
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Why couldn't the shield protecting the Death Star be penetrated at the Battle of Endor?

In The Force Awakens... However, in the Battle of Endor there is an elaborate plan to eliminate the Death Star II's shields by attacking the shield generator on Endor before Lando can fly the Falcon ...
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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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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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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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Is Kylo Ren a Sith?

Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader and vows to finish what he started. He wields a red lightsaber. He opposes the Jedi. He fights for the Empire... err First Order Does that mean he is a Sith?
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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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What does the writing on Poe Dameron's flight vest say?

Not the most vital fact, I know, but what does the writing on Poe's vest-thingy say?
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How could Leia sense a specific death among so many?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when Leia became aware of it instantly. Yes, Leia is force sensitive, but when Alderaan was destroyed, Obi-Wan heard billions of voices crying and going out of ...
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Where were the Knights of Ren during the events of The Force Awakens?

As far as I know, we only see them in one brief flashback. Did they play any significant role off camera, or in a deleted scene perhaps? Are they even still alive?
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Does Rey have the highest midi-chlorian count in the Star Wars universe?

Is the force stronger with Rey than with any other Star Wars character to date, including Yoda and young Anakin? Despite the fact Rey was completely unaware of the existence of the force, she was ...
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Why wasn't what happened to Coruscant a big deal to people?

The estimated population of the planet Coruscant was well over 1 trillion, and the planet itself acted as the 'capital city' of the galaxy. Why was there not more of a big deal made about the
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Who are the red masked guards in the rathtar scene of TFA

Near the beginning of the rathtar scene in The Force Awakens, there are several guards or companions in the background. They never say anything that I can recall. Do we know who/what these are?

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