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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 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 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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Is there evidence to suggest that Supreme Leader Snoke is Darth Plagueis?

In Episode III, Darth Sidious explains to Anakin the power of the Dark Side to save people from death. He mentions Darth Plagueis - the Sith who discovered this. Sidious then claims he died, which ...
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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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In Star Wars: “The Force Awakens,” how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did?

In The Force Awakens: The lightsaber that Luke got from Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope was lost/destroyed when Luke fought Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In Return of the Jedi ...
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What were all those visions Rey saw?

When Rey hears the whispers from the basement in Maz's castle and goes to investigate, she ends up opening a chest and finds When she touches it, she sees a bunch of visions (or flashbacks). I've ...
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How could a raw, untrained Force user be so adept at using the Force?

Everything that I seemed to know about the Star Wars universe indicated that in order to be successful at being a force user, the user required decades of training and experience. Which is why I ...
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Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before?

I'm only familiar with the movies, so in The Force Awakens I saw some use of the Force that was new to me. Most notable were these two abilities: Have either of these happened before?
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Is Finn Force Sensitive?

In this question in the notes, we'd like to establish for or against a canon statement that Finn is a Force-wielding individual. He can seemingly use a lightsaber effectively, but I don't believe the ...
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What are the things that “The Force Awakens” borrowed/parallel from “A New Hope?”

The Internet is awash with criticisms (or is that praise) of how Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens borrows, steals, homages, references, archetype-uses or parallels from Star Wars Episode IV: A ...
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Does Kylo not know the fate of Darth Vader?

It seems Kylo has an obsession of Darth Vader and has an interest in the dark side because of it. Does he not realize that Darth Vader turned good and helped destroy the Empire (Spoilers?)? I feel ...
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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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Is Kylo Ren talented with the Force or not?

I just watched "The Force Awakens", and have been obsessively reading through all questions tagged with it for the past couple days. It seems to me like there is a little bit of a debate with whether ...
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Why was FN-2187 working in sanitation?

Question as stated. I haven’t seen anything to suggest it was punishment for an offence (he didn’t seem to have ever committed any) or that he was only useful for that particular assignment (he was ...
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What specifically does the “awakens” in “The Force Awakens” refer to?

I checked the Wikipedia article and some interviews, and haven't found any specific answer. What specifically does the "awakening" of the Force in the title refer to? Was the Force somehow asleep or ...
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Useless cross-guard on a lightsaber?

There's a lot of discussion going around about the new lightsaber in Star Wars VII. One criticism I've heard is that the cross-guard on the lightsaber doesn't look like it's going to do anything. One ...
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In Rey's vision, whose voice says “These are your first steps”?

In The Force Awakens, she has a vision, and a voice says: These are your first steps Now a number of former Jedi have become 'luminous beings' (not this crude matter). I'm trying to work out which ...
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What happened to Kylo Ren?

At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we see two related events: Also: However, there is no visual indication about what happens to Kylo Ren after the final events on the planet. We see the ...
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Where were the capital ships and bombers?

During the Mon Calamari cruisers, Star Destroyers and all the other capital ships were conspicuously absent. In fact, the only spaceships I saw in that scene were X-wings and TIE fighters. I ...
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Which planet contains the seat of the new Republic government?

In The Force Awakens, a new government, called the Republic, has come to power, and is providing support and assistance to the Resistance. At one point, we see what appears to be the Senate building ...
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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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How does BB-8 climb stairs?

BB-8 is shown going down stairs at least once in the film but there are a few scenes that cut away right before the little guy would have to go up stairs Is there a canon explanation of how he goes ...
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Why was this major Star Wars character killed off in The Force Awakens?

Towards the end of the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, This event caused a lot of grief among fans who were devastated to see this character go, and the filmmakers surely anticipated such a ...
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Is Rey's Staff Made of Lightsabers?

Looking at Rey's staff, it sure looks like it is made of lightsabers as parts. Are they actually lightsabers? Did she get them (or the whole weapon) from scavenging?
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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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What do different colors of stormtrooper pauldrons indicate?

In The Force Awakens, some of the stormtroopers have a colored pauldron on their right shoulder. Some of them were white. Other ones were black. And yet other ones were red. What do the pauldron ...
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What made R2-D2 reactivate in “The Force Awakens?”

During The Force Awakens, BB-8 tries to wake up R2-D2, but is unsuccessful. At the end of the movie, R2-D2 wakes up. I didn't catch anything really explaining why he would activate just at that time....
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When does Luke's lightsaber first appear in the Star Wars saga?

After having seen The Force Awakens, I am having a bit of trouble trying to figure out when the blue lightsaber that Finn uses to fight Kylo Ren first appears in the saga. We know that its last user ...
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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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Did the Resistance know about Starkiller Base and if not, how was it hidden so well?

I don't recall this being explained in the movie, but did the Republic/Resistance have any idea the Starkiller base existed before it Did no one notice the fact that something way bigger than the ...
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Why would Kylo Ren even want the Skywalker lightsaber?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren makes it very clear that he wants the Skywalker lightsaber. That lightsaber belongs to me! My question is, why did he want it? It belonged to two people, Luke, who ...
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Is there any canon evidence that FN-2187 actually worked in sanitation?

Finn tells Han that he worked in "Sanitation" on Starkiller. FINN The flooding tunnels are over that ridge. We'll get in that way. HAN What was your job when you were based here? FINN Sanitation. HAN ...
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In terms of midichlorians, does Episode VII's main protagonist have the highest count in the SW 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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How could the trained, physically stronger person lose this lightsaber fight? [duplicate]

How could lose the fight against I find the outcome totally illogical even though the Force may be strong in the woman. Furthermore, I would expect a man to be physically stronger than a woman. It ...
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What is this First Order weapon that can block a lightsaber?

A Russian "The Force Awakens" trailer apparently had tons of stuff not shown in English ones. One of the most intriguing pieces for me was a scene where armed with a lightsaber fights a stormtrooper ...
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How old are Kylo Ren and Rey?

The actor for Kylo is in his early thirties, so I assumed his character is as well (which would also fit with the age of his parents), but I keep seeing people refer to him as a moody teenager (which ...
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How loyal is Captain Phasma, really?

In The Force Awakens, Captain Phasma first chews out FN-2187 for disobeying orders and being disloyal. Loyalty to the First Order seems like a big deal to the Captain. Then later, Captain Phasma I ...
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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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Is Boba Fett alive in the new canon?

In the EU/Legends material Boba Fett fought his way out of the Sarlacc's guts- Has there been any announcements or anything to suggest he survived getting swallowed by it in the new films (from TFA ...
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Are there organized groups of Force users other than the Jedi and Sith?

In The Force Awakens Maz Kanata says I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. Are there any other groups who have learned to use the Force, or is every non Jedi/Sith force sensitive completely ...
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If Luke Skywalker didn’t want to be found, why did he leave a map?

We know that Luke Skywalker vanished after But, for some reason, there’s a map to his location. That seems odd for someone who doesn’t want to be found, at least not by the wrong people.
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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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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from normal lightsabers?

Kylo Ren's lightsaber is very confusing. It has a cross-guard, which was discussed in another question, but I don't think this was: Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from a normal ...
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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? ...
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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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How is Kylo Ren's lightsaber able to have a cross at the hilt?

From Wookieepedia how a lightsaber works: The weapon consisted of a blade of pure plasma emitted from the hilt and suspended in a force containment field. The field contained the immense heat ...
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Is there any in-universe reason for a stormtrooper to use a melee weapon against Finn?

It's a well-worn cliché of film and TV that, when facing off against a main character, villainous goons will use whatever strategy and weaponry makes for the most visually impressive fight scene that ...
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How can Rey and others understand BB-8 in the Force Awakens?

Spoilers regarding Rey and BB-8 from The Force Awakens below: It seems like everyone can suddenly understand droid speak (from at least BB-8) in The Force Awakens. If I remember correctly, from the ...
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What are the rations Rey eats?

In The Force Awakens, we see Rey pouring some flour-like polystarch rations into water so that the flour amazingly transforms into something that looks like bread. What are these rations? Is there any ...