Questions tagged [the-force-awakens]

For questions about the "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" movie. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag.

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Is BB-8's name inspired by BB ammunition?

The distinguishing feature of BB-8's design compared to other astromechs is his spherical body, whereas previously seen astromechs generally have a cylindrical body. Was the name inspired by BB ...
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How is D'Qar supposed to be pronounced?

In The Force Awakens, the Resistance's base is located on a planet called D'Qar. Like Kashyyyk, this is another instance of writers choosing weird spellings for names in a SciFi universe. However, ...
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Is Snoke associated with the Sith?

Are there any existing in/out-of-universe evidence that suggests whether Snoke is a Sith or not? It seems that it is generally agreed he is not a Sith Lord from the Banite order of the Rule of Two, ...
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Why is Kylo Ren fixated on just one of his parents?

Kylo Ren mentions or alludes to his father multiple times in the movie, and in the end, as some sort of "proving his worth" or I dunno what. He never once mentions his mother, Why the daddy-...
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Was Kylo Ren's lightsaber destroyed?

I read that Kylo Ren's trademark crossguard lightsaber was destroyed during his encounter with Rey. I don't know if him nearly having his hand cut off created this belief in somebody's mind but I ...
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Why did Captain Phasma play such a small part in The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Prior to The Force Awakens' release, Captain Phasma was really hyped, and many of the creators seemed to really like the character. I can only say that Gwendoline Christie is my favorite. She just ...
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What is Kylo Ren's relationship with Darth Vader?

If is Kylo Ren's father, then how is
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Is Mace Windu Finn's father? [closed]

Finn knows nothing about his family because he was taken while he was very little. But a black main character makes me think (not being racist guys). And when he used the lightsaber I thought that ...
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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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Why hasn't Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost advised Kylo Ren?

We know that Anakin Skywalker has become a Force Ghost — at the end of Episode VI, Anakin's Ghost is a wallflower at the ewok party on the Forest Moon of Endor. We also know that it doesn't ...
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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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Is there any hard evidence that Supreme Leader Snoke could be the same species as Maz Kanata?

Below this post I attached the pictures of Snoke and Maz Kanata. I noticed there are striking physical similarities between these two characters: Small, similarly shaped eyes and large eyesockets ...
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What happened to Finn's blaster at Maz Kanata's?

When entering, we see that Finn has the blaster that was given to him earlier: However, when the fighting begins, Finn tells Maz that he needs a weapon and no longer has his blaster with him. It ...
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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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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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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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Is the Erevana the ship flying away from Jakku as Rey is left behind?

Seems like they make sure we do not see who is dragging Rey along but still provide a clue with a long shot of the spaceship in the distance. I don't think we ever get an external view of the Erevana, ...
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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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Are there other female stormtroopers?

In The Force Awakens, we see that FN-2187's superior, Captain Phasma, is a woman. Are there other female stormtroopers in any of the other Star Wars movies? What do we know about them? Do they have ...
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Are the Empire (or First Order) not using clones any more? If not, why?

In The Force Awakens, we see a rogue stormtrooper. This could be explained as a "glitch in the code" and many may have passed it by, but then he says something about being taken away from his family - ...
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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 are the parallels between The Force Awakens and previous Lucas films (excluding Episode IV)? [closed]

Everyone has their own opinions but to me Star Wars: The Force Awakens felt like it was previous movies stitched together. How many scenes are essential copy cat ideas of previous films (excluding A ...
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Kylo Ren vs. Kybo Ren

Star Wars has two characters with almost the same name: Kybo Ren the space pirate, and Kylo Ren the villain of the upcoming episode The Force Awakens. Are these characters linked in some way? Even ...
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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 is J.J. Abrams opinion of fan theory of Jar Jar as the ultimate Sith Lord?

There is a popular fan theory originating on Reddit thread covering this topic. I have always thought Jar Jar held a more substantial role in the Star Wars universe. His action to give Palpatine ...
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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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How does Han Solo call Kylo Ren?

There is one thing that is bugging me about The Force Awakens. In the scene where Han confronts Kylo Ren: to get his attention, does Han shout I couldn't tell and it has been bugging me since I saw ...
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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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Is there any actual written dialog for the astromech droids?

When R2-D2 and BB-8 converse in The Force Awakens for example, is there any written record of what the two characters were saying to each other? I mean actual dialog, if it exists, and not something ...
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Is BB-8 based on xkcd 413, “New Pet”?

OK, OK, so that title's a bit provocative, but take a look at xkcd #413, and tell me you don't immediately think "Randall Munroe invented BB-8 before BB-8 was invented!" (Note that this comic is from ...
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Who's that big scary guy talking to Kylo Ren and Hux?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren and General Hux go talk to someone who is shown as the hologram of a big, weird, and scary guy. They call him “Supreme Leader,” and he seems to be the power behind the ...
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Who is the giant hologram in a chair? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens who is the hologram lord guy whom the Dark Side soldiers and captains consult? He’s in a chair like that US president, and is a hologram, and is gigantic as well as old and alien ...
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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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How tall is Supreme Leader Snoke?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we see Supreme Leader Snoke a few times dispensing orders to his subordinates. So how tall is he really? I don't think we ever got a good shot of him with something ...
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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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How big is the Star Wars Resistance's fleet?

In Star Wars original trilogy we saw a huge number of Rebellion ships controlled by Admiral Ackbar, etc... Furthermore, the Empire's fleet looked quite bigger. In The Force Awakens, the First Order ...
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What is Finn's birth name?

In The Force Awakens, Finn indicates that stormtroopers are kidnapped and indoctrinated at a young age. This would imply that they have family-assigned names before joining the First Order. Do any ...
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What is the meaning behind Kylo Ren's name?

The main antagonist in The Force Awakens is called Kylo Ren, but that's not his real name. The "Ren" part is a title, from the Knights of Ren, but we also learn that his birth name was Am I being a ...
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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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What exactly did Darth Vader leave unfinished that Kylo Ren intended to finish?

In a Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot there is a scene of Kylo Ren saying "I will finish what you've started" to Darth Vader's mask. Do we know what exactly Kylo Ren means? What does he want to ...
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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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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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Understanding the map in The Force Awakens

I'm trying to understand some details related to the map in featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When we first see the map in the beginning of the movie, it is a region of space with a line ...
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Which 'finger' was BB-8 sticking up?

At one point in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn and BB-8 are talking. Finn gives BB-8 a thumbs-up. In return, BB-8 extends a little lit welding torch. I've heard two different understandings of BB-...
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When do we see any white-colored First Order shuttles?

Kylo Ren's shuttle is black: I don't remember seeing any white shuttles in the film, yet we have these: This toy: This poster: Do we ever see any white shuttles in TFA and if so, when?
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Who is Luke speaking to in the Force Awakens teaser?

In a teaser trailer released several months ago for The Force Awakens, we hear the following monologue in Luke’s voice: "The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister ...
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How is the Starkiller Base supposed to work more than one time, given how it draws its power?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once the Starkiller Base has depleted the star it is drawing power from, is it supposed to travel to another star where it can draw more power? Or is it non-mobile and ...
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How did the First Order build Starkiller base so quickly?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we see that the First Order has constructed a massive superweapon called the Starkiller, very similar to the two previous Death Stars, though much more powerful, and ...
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What is known of the status of the New Republic fleet at the end of The Force Awakens?

So after the capital of the New Republic was What happened to the fleet? This answer simply mentions it was destroyed, but doesn't elaborate if its 100%, partial, or we just don't know. In the past ...